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Free Walking Tour of Ghent
Activities in Ghent

Free Walking Tour of Ghent

9.30 / 10
31 reviews | 266 travellers
Sébastien is a very nice guide. He guided us through the city, its history, its customs, its specialties with great enthusiasm.
10 Muriel Dozier

Discover the history and hidden secrets of one of the prettiest towns in Belgium with this Free Walking Tour of Ghent accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide. 

Free Walking Tour of Ghent

Embark on this free tour of Ghent and be mesmerized by the outstanding beauty of the canals, monuments and squares. Every house hides its own story and there are myths and legends behind every façade. 

The tour will begin from the Hostel Uppelink. You’ll discover more about the city's turbulent history, its urban legends, and how the young student population is bringing life to the city.

During the tour, you’ll visit symbolic locations around Ghent, such as Saint Nicholas' Church, Saint Michael's Bridge, the Belfry and Gravensteen Castle. You'll also find out where the locals like to go for a drink and have a good meal.

Ghent has a preserved medieval centre, and several of the Gothic buildings are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. An unmissable visit when travelling to Belgium!

The tour will end two hours later at Duivelsteen.

How to get to Ghent from Brussels

There is a frequent train service to Ghent from the Belgian capital (principally Gare du Midi and Brussels Central Station). The journey to the Gent-Sint-Pieters takes only 1 hour.

If you prefer, you can also choose to reserve the trip to Ghent from Brussels.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 24 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • 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 have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Hostel Uppelink