Historical Ghent Free Tour

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 time", where you can see a mixture of modernity with antiquity. The Ganteses say that almost without realizing it, you will tell us what you think of 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 the important and internationally recognized work of the Van Eyck brothers , the ¨Adoration of the Mystic Lamb¨ , is located .
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 Charles I of Spain, V of Germany, has had in his passage through these lands. How his reign made him set the pace of history and how this experience is remembered even today by the inhabitants. You will know why the Ghent people 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 the city's 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. You will be struck by the peculiarity of its shape, 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 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.
  • Masons guild house.
  • Korenmarkt square, the grain square.
  • San Miguel Bridge.
  • Saint Michael 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 are waiting for you with an open umbrella.

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 allowed, it will be at the discretion of the guide, to request a value in advance.

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  • 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.

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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Pako 06 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
La guru muy bien, todo muy bien explicado merece la pena hacer tours kon ella
pilar 04 Dec 2022
Corbera de Llobregat
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Muy amable , explica muy bien ..muy contento
Carmen 03 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Muy buen tour, Mario un guía estupendo explicó todo muy bien
María 03 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Fantástico Mario. Información interesante sin ser pesado o aburrido. Se agradece mucho cuando alguien es verdaderamente un profesional y no se ha leído 4 datos de la wikipedia. Para la gente: no seáis cutres. Dejad un precio decente por la labor que hace el guía. No estamos en España, hay que adecuar el precio a la ciudad en la que estáis y 5€ por persona es cutre a no ser que el guía sea flojo, en este caso Mario merece mucho más.
Carles 03 Dec 2022
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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
Muy recomendable
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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 4 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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