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Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

Ghent is the hidden gem of Belgium; it is a real city with vivid life today. Its history is precious, and that is -obviously- reflected in the Architecture. From a stone castle in the 900s, we start a tour until we finish the right of Belgium Silicon Valley (the alternative name of Ghent). This tour is dedicated to enriching your knowledge of European architecture and history through the rise and fall of the Holy Roman Empire on the hands of Ghent’s most famous person: Emperor Charles V. He was born in the Counts of Flandre castle to rule Europe at that time.

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90 to 160 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Expenses to visit the famous Alter of Van Eyek
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vrijdagmarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The large famous Markt of Gent and the home to history and stunning architecture.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Langemunt (Shopping Street), Ghent Belgium

    We will cross this street on our way to the castle.

    Stop At: Gravensteen, Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The Counts of Flanders castle is one of the city oldest buildings and a witness of the power of the Flemish counts since the medieval time.
    We will figure out togther why there is a pillar in front of it and what building has the most beautiful baroque faced in the city.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Veerleplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The most beautiful baroque facade in Gent is hidden here together with the public entertainment of the medieval time.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Het Groot Vleeshuis, Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The velvet class food market of Ghent. A rich place of Spanish heritage since Flanders was under the monarch of Castilla, Spain. Guess what kind of food inside it?

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: 't Galgenhuis, Groentenmarkt 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    The vegetable market and the ​oldest bar in town where you can enjoy some heritage craft beers of Ghent.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kortemunt, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    We take a coffee break here in case you wish to try a premium homemade waffles.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Graslei and Korenlei, Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent Belgium

    When the city extended and swallowed the old port, two architecture styles occupied the new waterfront instead of the old port and the walls. We enjoy teamwork in a speed course of distinguishing​ Gothic and Baroque​.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St Michael's Bridge, Sint-Michielsplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    On this bridge, we will stretch the fact of widespread of Archangel st. Michael all over Belgian cities.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Korenmarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The vivid main square of the city. An enormous palace occupies the north end of it. we will visit it inside and explore it.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The historical tower of the town of 91, high where the city treasures were saved. This tower sums the architecture styles of the town together with the Roeland clock that we will explore togther. It is optional to climb the 350 steps to the top.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), Botermarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    Two different styles of two different eras with a strong presence of the influence of Charles V. We will understand further​ why his sculpture is whiter than the rest.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    we enjoy the place before we enter the 2 centuries building process church. we will discover together many facts regards architecture of Ghent inside this church. We will not leave the church before we see the Alter and the Altarpiece​: the Gods Lam of H. Van Eyeck 1432.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil), Geraard de Duivelstraat 1, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The castle was never visited by Gerard the devil but most important used for several functions through time and today it is a famous art gallery.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Stadshal, Poeljemarkt, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Gamaal El Attar

Activity ID: V-183075P6

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