Historical Free Tour of Ghent ⭐UNBELIEVABLE⭐

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 28, 2021

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.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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

Ghent is also called the city of the three towers , due to its majestic and medieval towers.
The tower of the Cathedral of Saint Bavo , where the so important and internationally recognized work of the Van Eyck brothers is located , 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 history, the importance that Emperor Carlos I of Spain, V of Germany, has had in his passage through these lands. How his reign made it set the pace of history and how this experience is still remembered today by the inhabitants. You will know why the Ghents 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 Lys river , the nerve center of city life, where the oldest stepped house in Europe is located.

You will be able to appreciate, or taste if you prefer, its traditional sweet : the ¨noses of Ghent¨, or Cuberdon. The peculiarity of its shape will call your attention, 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 between majestic architecture, sweets, a lot of student life, history, and anecdotes, we will arrive, to culminate our spectacular visit, at the Castle of the Counts . One of the few remaining castles and the best preserved in Belgium.

What we will see during our walk:

  • Municipal bell tower. Belfort.
  • Saint Bavo's Cathedral.
  • Royal Dutch Theatre.
  • Municipal Pavilion.
  • Roeland bell.
  • Church of Saint Nicholas.
  • Guild house of masons.
  • Korenmarkt square, the grain square.
  • Saint Michael Bridge.
  • Saint Michael Church.
  • Het Pand.
  • Mural of the Mystic Lamb.
  • Graslei and Korenlei (old medieval port).
  • Meat auction.
  • Fish market.
  • Castle of the Counts of Flanders (Gravensteen).

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

We are waiting for you with the umbrella open.

Remember that reservations with groups (friends, family, students) of more than 6 people are not allowed. In the case of showing up to the tour groups with more than what is allowed, it will be at the discretion of the guide, to request a value in advance.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Sint-Baafsplein 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Sint-Baafsplein 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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    Next to the entrance of the municipal bell tower (Belfort). The guides will be with a Blue umbrella with the design of the world.

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    Saint Bavo's Cathedral
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    Ghent Belfry
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    Roeland Bell
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    Saint Michael's Bridge
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    Chiesa di San Michele
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How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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maribel 09 Dec 2023

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María 09 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Fantástico un gran profesional, tiene mucho conocimiento y sentido del humor. Muy recomendable
Andrea 09 Dec 2023
New Italy

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Ana fue Una gran guru, nos encantooo el recorrido con Ella y la informacion qué nos dio! Super recomendado!
Ane Ayerdi 09 Dec 2023
Donostia-San Sebastian

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Travelled in family - Dec 2023
A pesar de la lluvia, nuestra guía, Maria ha conseguido que disfrutemos un montón de este tour. Súper recomendable
ROBERTO 08 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Muy bien narrada la historia. Inmersión total en la historia de la ciudad.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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