Sightseeing excursions in Ghent

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What you will see in Ghent during a Sightseeing tour

Ghent, a charming city in Belgium, is steeped in history and brimming with stunning architecture. When you decide to embark on a sightseeing tour in this picturesque locale, you are guaranteed a visual delight, complete with stories that breathe life into the ancient walls. The city blends its medieval past with a lively present, offering an experience that is as enriching as it is entertaining. With Happytripz, your sightseeing tour will uncover the many gems hidden in the narrow lanes and open squares of Ghent.

Historic Architectural Marvels

One of the highlights of any tour in Ghent would naturally include the city's striking architecture. The Ghent Altarpiece, a world-renowned painting housed in the Saint Bavo's Cathedral, is a shining example of the city's artistic heritage. Learn more about the Ghent Altarpiece.

  • The Gravensteen Castle, a fortress straight out of a fairy tale, tells tales of the counts of Flanders with its imposing presence and atmospheric moat.
  • The belfry of Ghent, a UNESCO World Heritage site, not only offers a historical narrative but also gifts visitors with a panoramic view of the city.

Enchanting Waterways

No visit to Ghent is complete without exploring the canals that are the lifeline of the city. The Graslei and Korenlei, two streets facing each other across the river Lys, provide a breathtaking backdrop for a leisurely boat tour. Here, you can see reflections of the centuries-old buildings mirrored in the water, an experience that perfectly encapsulates the serene beauty of Ghent.

Vibrant Street Life

Ghent’s street life adds an extra layer of charm to the sightseeing experience. Wander through the Vrijdagmarkt, a lively square where public meetings, markets, and even executions have taken place over the centuries.

The Taste of Tradition

Belgian cuisine is famous worldwide, and Ghent is no exception. During your sightseeing tour, you cannot miss the opportunity to savor some local treats. From the richly flavored Ghent mustard to the delectable cuberdon candies, your taste buds are in for as much of a journey as your eyes.

Cultural Infusion

Embrace the vibrant culture that permeates through Ghent on every street corner. The STAM Ghent City Museum provides an interactive voyage through time, while the numerous art galleries scattered around the city depict a landscape rich in creative expression.

To truly capture the spirit and beauty of Ghent, consider Happytripz for your sightseeing tour. Our experienced and personable guides will ensure that you do not just see but feel the heartbeat of this magnificent city. From the winding cobblestone streets that lead to open-air markets to the majestic presence of historical monuments, Happytripz promises an engaging and memorable experience.

With Happytripz, you are not just a spectator but an explorer delving into the soul of Ghent. Set your eyes upon the Ghent City Hall, an architectural fusion of Gothic and Renaissance styles, and let us guide you through the echoes of history at the Abbey of Saint Peter, whose storied walls have stood since the 7th century.

Discover the confluence of culture, history, and modern vibrancy that Ghent represents. Let Happytripz lead you through the heart of the city where every corner turned is a new chapter in a rich historical narrative. We invite you to join us on a journey through Ghent, a city that opens its arms to those who seek the marvels of the past, embraced by the allure of the present. So, for an unforgettable sightseeing tour in Ghent, trust Happytripz to be your companion in adventure. Check the exact location of the Gravensteen Castle on Google Maps and start planning your visit with Happytripz today!

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Nora Farrell

The sightseeing tour in Ghent was an absolute delight! Our guide had a deep knowledge of the city's history and was incredibly engaging. Each landmark had a story that made us feel truly immersed in the culture. The pace was perfect, giving us ample time to absorb the sights and take photos. A must-do when visiting Ghent!

Collins Cisneros

I can't recommend this Ghent tour enough! Our guide was personable and peppered the history with fun anecdotes, making it a lively experience. The boat trip was an unexpected pleasure, offering unique views of the city. I left feeling like I had a comprehensive understanding of this charming place.

Bowen Sexton

Taking the sightseeing tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide's passion for Ghent shone through, breathing life into the historical sights. The itinerary was well thought out and packed with interesting locations, yet it never felt rushed. I especially loved the visit to Gravensteen Castle—such a gem!

Chandler Ramsey

Fantastic tour! Not only was the guide exceptionally friendly, but their knowledge of Ghent’s architectural and cultural history was also impressive. The tour felt personal and tailored, with just the right mix of walking and breaks at cozy cafes.

Colt Ortega

A well-organized and informative sightseeing experience! The tour took us through enchanting cobblestone streets and introduced us to the city’s rich tapestry of art, history, and architecture. Plus, the tips on the best local spots for Belgian chocolates were a sweet bonus!