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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

  • 40-minute boat cruise along the River Leie in Ghent
  • Travel by open or covered boat and see the sights from the water
  • Admire the Graslei, the Castle of Counts and the Groot Vleeshuis
Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
From US$8.63
Cruise the romantic waterways of medieval Ghent on a 40-minute tour and take in the sights along the River Leie waterfront. Glide past the medieval port of Graslei, the old Groot Vleeshuis Butcher’s Hall and the imposing Castle of Counts, and admire the pretty colorful houses along the riverside.
What to Expect
This is a boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent. It is an informative boat trip along the River Leie which takes you through the city of Ghent to let you discover the period of the Middle Ages. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past: the beautiful fronts of houses of the Graslei (the medieval port), the big old meat-market as well as the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Admire the only traditional remaining wooden house front.There are open and covered boats available and there will be guided commentary so you can enjoy the views while also learning about the city of Ghent.
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Reviews (43)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2018
Ok ok

The boat trip has nothing special and it’s better to walk around the water to enjoy the view better anytime

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BART G
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Your boat guide makes all the diffrence

The boat we picked had a skipper/guide from one of the old familes which give him the right to do tours without having to pay, his Knowledge of Ghent went beyond the riverside as was very good and informative. the trip was just on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank mlj2714
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Another European Highlight

We would highly recommend this tour of The Canals of Ghent. You will passby magnificent architecture, unsurprisingly similar to that of Amsterdam, seeing as Belgium use to form part of the Netherlands. Our boat tour was arranged by APT as part of their bus trip...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TedD958
Reviewed 14 July 2018
The city from a different perspective.

The only way to really appreciate the architecture of this beautiful city. Cruise along the canals past former merchants houses and warehouses. One hour trips ideal - frequent departures and excellent value. An experience not to be missed. If you visit Ghent for the day...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Bramwell N
Reviewed 7 April 2018
Fun boat tour in Gent

Very fun boat tour in Gent! Great way to see the city, and I saw many places that I don't think I would have ended up walking to otherwise. A few negatives though: Their website says they open at 9am, but they didn't open until...More

Date of experience: April 2018
9  Thank kaleighn1292
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