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Ghent Day Trip
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  • English English
  • 9 hours 30 minutes

On this Ghent day trip from Brussels you'll see this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the best-preserved European medieval cities, and its beautiful historic centre accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide.

Ghent Day Trip

Begin the full day-tour to Ghent by boarding a bus at Brussels Central Station at 8:30 am. Ghent is Bruges’ biggest rival as the most fascinating destination in Belgium.

Upon arrival, follow your guide through the city center and marvel at the enormous Castle of Gerald the Devil (Geeraard de Duivelsteen), admire the world-famous painting “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers housed in the Gothic-style St Bavo’s Cathedral and check out the 91-meter belfry (Belfort) and the Town Hall.

Afterwards, head to the oldest-standing buildings in Ghent: Saint Nicholas’ Church, the sixteenth century Masons’ Guild House, the small medieval Graslei port, the imposing Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the picturesque Patershol district and explore one of the city’s largest squares, the Friday Market Square.

Once you have a good idea of Ghent’s main landmarks, you will have approximately four hours to enjoy the city at your own leisure. You can enjoy a delicious traditional Belgian lunch by any of the city’s waterways and purchase souvenirs like Belgian chocolates.

Hop back on the bus to Brussels. You will get to the city centre at around 6 pm.

Important information

This full-day trip from Brussels is the best and most economic way to discover Ghent is to book, as a return train ticket alone is €17.

To make the most of your day, why not combine your visit to Ghent with a trip to another city too? Take a look at our Ghent and Bruges Day Trip and our Day Trip to Antwerp and Ghent from Brussels.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children 2-7 years old Children under 2
English-speaking tour
US$ 34.40
US$ 17.20
Free

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    US$ 34.40
  • Children 2-7 years old

    US$ 17.20
  • Children under 2

    Free

More Information

Duration

9 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Return transportation by coach.

English speaking guide.

Map of Ghent with local recommendations.

Not included

Meals.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Brussels).

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is it possible to take a suitcase during the excursion and stay in Ghent?

    A - Yes, but you should indicate so in the comments when making your reservation and remind the guide on the day of the tour.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 34.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel 24 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Tour departs from Brussels Central Station.