Ghent Free Tour Overview
This 2-hour free tour of Ghent is the ideal way to start your visit. Our guides cover the fascinating history in small groups. Through stories, while you can gaze at the beautiful architecture of the historic centre, over a thousand years of history will come by. Our passionate storytellers are local experts who will show you everything from the famous iconic Leie River, the many squares of Ghent, the Gravensteen Castle and the Church, Cathedral and Belfry Tower of Ghent
Our Free Tour of Ghent is focused on storytelling. It is, of course, historically correct. But we are not going to bore you with dates, names and years (too much). So you can stop doubting which tour to pick. One of our local guides will make it worth your while.
The tour starts at the Stadshal of Ghent on the Emile Braun Square in the heart of the historic centre and finishes right around the corner from where we start. We cover about 3 kilometers and designed our tour in such a way that everyone can join. It's even wheelchair friendly, so strollers are definitely not a problem.
Our local expert guides all have their personal touch and their own stories. That means every tour is different. There is no set route, so besides the tour highlights you might see some other places too.
- Meeting Point & Introduction: in front of Stadshal Ghent
- St. Michael's Bridge and its surroundings
- Leie River and the Guild Halls
- Gravensteen Castle
- Groentemarkt, once the vegetable market
- Friday Market
- Graffiti Street
- Town Hall
- Belfry Tower and the St. Bavo Cathedral
Why walk with us?
We love what we do and always do our very best. At the end of the tour you decide what it's worth to you
We guarantee small groups of maximum 24 people. No big crowds with radio headsets
We're very proud to say that the best independent guides in Belgium work with us
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Local English speaking storyteller
What's not included:
- Gratuities for the guide
Look for the yellow umbrella
In front of the Ghent Stadshal on the Emile Braun Square
How much distance is covered?
Around 3km (2mi). So it's not a long walk, but a lot of the interesting sites are very close to one another. Yet, we're able to talk about it for hours.
What does it mean? A free tour?*
It means that it's a Pay What You Want tour. At the end of the tour, you decide what the tour is worth to you and whether you want to reward the guide accordingly (and according to your budget). That way everyone can enjoy a tour.
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Definitely going to judge all future tours against this one. Pascal was so great and you could feel his love for the city in the tour. We had so much fun with this tour and definitely walked away feeling like we’d gotten the best of Brugge.
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