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Historical Free Tour of Ghent

Your Guru: Mundistour
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  • Ghent
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Hello! Mundistour arises from the desire to satisfy and provide the best service to travelers, whether on an educational, leisure or business trip. We are a group of guides with a lot of experience in the tourism sector, who have come together to share their knowledge, their experiences, their advice and their love for this country with all those who want to join us. Our gro... More

Hello! Mundistour arises from the desire to satisfy and provide the best service to travelers, whether on an educational, leisure or business trip. We are a group of guides with a lot of experience in the tourism sector, who have come together to share their knowledge, their experiences, their advice and their love for this country with all those who want to join us. Our group of collaborating guides follow the pillars of Mundistour, respecting its principles, which are:  RESPECT ALL OUR VISITORS.  RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT.  SEEK YOUR SATISFACTION.  GIVE HIM MOMENTS OF JOY AND FUN.  TEACH HER HISTORY, ART…  SHOW HIM THE WONDERFUL ARCHITECTURE.  TELL YOU CURIOSITIES AND, WHY NOT, EVERYDAY.  GUIDE AND GUIDE YOU ON YOUR VISIT TO BELGIUM SO THAT IT IS UNFORGETTABLE.

About the Tour

Ghent, university city, rebellious, authentic, monumental.
Nicknamed the city of "all times", where you can see a mixture of modernity with antiquity. The Ghent say that almost without one realizing it, you will tell us what you think about this ambiguity.

Ghent is also called the city of the three towers , for its majestic and medieval towers.
The tower of the Cathedral of Saint Bavo , where is the so important and internationally recognized work of the Van Eyck brothers , the ¨Adoration of the Mystic Lamb ¨.
The tower of its municipal Bell Tower, declared a World Heritage Site.
And the tower of the Church of San Nicolás , one of the oldest buildings in the city.
All these wonders are part of our tour of the old town of Ghent.
We will begin by telling its story, the importance that Emperor Carlos I of Spain, V of Germany, has had in his passage through these lands. How his reign made him mark the rhythm of history and how this experience is remembered even today by the inhabitants. You will know why the Ghent are the most rebellious in Belgium since there is a saying that Ghent bends, but never gives up.

We will walk along the banks of the river Lys , the nerve center of the life of the city, where the oldest stepped house in Europe is located.

You will be able to appreciate, or taste if you prefer, its traditional sweet : the ¨Nose of Ghent¨, or Cuberdon. You will be struck by how peculiar its shape is, but you will be amazed at the reason for which it was created.
The stalls of these sweets adorn the streets, with their colors, challenging the most sweet tooth.

And among majestic architecture, sweets, a lot of student life, history, and anecdotes, we will arrive, to culminate our spectacular visit, to the Castillo de los Condes . One of the few remaining castles and the best preserved in Belgium.

What we will see during our walk:

  • Municipal Bell Tower. Belfort.
  • Cathedral of Saint Bavo.
  • Royal Dutch Theater.
  • Municipal Pavilion.
  • Roeland bell.
  • Church of San Nicolás.
  • Guild house of the masons.
  • Korenmarkt square, the square of the grains.
  • Bridge of San Miguel.
  • San Miguel Church.
  • Het Pand.
  • Mural of the Mystic Lamb.
  • Graslei and Korenlei (old medieval port).
  • Meat market.
  • Fish market.
  • Castle of the Counts of Flanders (Gravensteen).

You're not going to miss them, are you?

We wait for you with the umbrella open.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Next to the municipal bell tower, in the Sint-Baafsplein square.

Tour Schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (2)

Marcos Sanchez 06/14/2021

Muchas gracias Mundistour y a nuestra guía Matilde por mostrar la ciudad de una forma tan atenta y clara. Gante es espectacular.

Luis Rocha 06/09/2021

Gostei bastante do tour , o guia foi super atento e prestável, muito aconselhável.

5.0(2) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(2) Ratings