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World War I Battlefield Tours from Ghent

World War I Battlefield Tours from Ghent

Some of the fiercest fighting of World War I took place in the trenches of Flanders, Belgium. With other WWI sites such as Passchendaele and Tyne Cot Cemetery nearby, Ghent is an ideal base from which to explore the region. Here are some key WWI landmarks to visit from Ghent.

 

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  • Visit Gravenstafel, Passchendaele, and Ypres; stop at the Messines (New Zealand) Ridge Memorial; and see where soldiers served on the Western Front in Belgium during the Great War.

  • Take a battlefield tour of the Trench of Death at Diksmuide and gain insight into the horrors of trench warfare.

  • Stand in honor of the fallen soldiers of the Ypres Salient during the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres.

  • Pay your respects at the war graves of Passchendaele, Polygon Wood, or Tyne Cot.

  • Discover open craters and reinforced bunkers on the preserved battlefield of Hill 60.

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Private "Off The Beaten Path Tour", with a local guide!

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Discover the highlights of Ghent—as well as the city’s lesser-known attractions—on this private walking tour. Pick between multiple convenient start times and meet your guide in the city center. You’ll discover top Ghent attractions, from castles to riverside guildhalls, and will learn all about its history along the way. You’ll also stop for sweet treats, and will explore areas only locals know.
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  • 3 hours
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$108.88
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$108.88
Price varies by group size

Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

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See Ghent from a new perspective on a 40-minute boat tour down the Leie, offered in 5 languages to suit your preference. In addition to navigating, your guide provides historical anecdotes about a range of medieval landmarks passed along the way, from St. Bavo’s Cathedral to 13th-century monasteries. Don’t forget your camera: Panoramic views of the riverbanks are frame-worthy.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$10.31
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$10.31
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Skip the Line: Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

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Plan your time in Ghent ahead of time by purchasing your entrance ticket to the popular Ghent Belfry. Avoid sold-out days to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the must-see attractions in the Belgian city. Arrive with ticket in hand and save time you would otherwise spend in line to purchase tickets; travel directly to the top of the 14th-century tower for panoramic views and photo ops.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.96
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$9.96

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

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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.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.31
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$10.31

Walking food tour: Introduction to Ghent through food

Walking food tour: Introduction to Ghent through food

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Keen to discover Ghent in a unique way? Want to do something a little bit different? Curious about some history and the diverse tastes Ghent offers? Welcome on our 2 hour exploring tour in our favourite city to hear the tales and tickle your taste buds. Examples of our tasters are cheese, chocolate, charcuterie, beer, traditional Ghent sweets and bread to name a few. These are EXAMPLES ONLY as we change the tasters regularly so that they are never the same. We team you up with a local guide who will look after you and give the best Ghent has to offer. ***IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BOOK*** -Our standard tour is in English. -Please inform us about any allergies/intolerances/special diet. -Bookings shall be made at least 48 hours in advance so our partners can be prepared for your visit. We cannot guarantee acceptance for last minute bookings. -Min. 2 people -Private bookings possible (1 person or groups >15) -Please get in touch if you want to bring children.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.05
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$83.05
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Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Gent

Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Gent

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Join our daily Free Historical Tour of Ghent and discover the highlights of our gorgeous city in the company of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We take you on a journey through the legendary past of Ghent and give you lots of tips on where to go and what to do in the city today. History and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — this tour has got everything to make your experience of Ghent authentic and exciting! IMPORTANT NOTE: Our guides are volunteers who offer tours for tips. The charged fee only covers the cost of booking via this platform.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$3.63
per group
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$3.63
per group
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Bicycle tour in historic Ghent

Bicycle tour in historic Ghent

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Ghent viewed differently! Cycling through Ghent. It is the way to discover the lively city. A nice extra for your day in Ghent or to make a weekend away even more fun. Our bike tours take you to surprising places and parks in the city. You will experience a very nice mix of history, culture, flashy street art and impressive architecture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.10
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$46.10
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Ghent Walking City Tour

Ghent Walking City Tour

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Forget about unprepared guides, huge groups, last minute cancellations ... Hire the professionalism of Niceday tours for a minimum price, FROM € 10 PERSON. Our guides explain the interiors of the churches, talk about art and history and discover the culture and secrets of the "Jewel of Flanders”. You will also get some incredible city tips about where to taste the typical Flemish food or have a Kwak beer in the "shoe bar" Dulle Griet.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.28
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$7.28

Discover Ghent beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

Discover Ghent beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

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Pleasure your palate with the effervescent delight of Belgian beer on a beer tasting tour of Ghent. With a connoisseur guide, stroll around the city and visit ambient bars renowned for their fine selection of beers. Educate your taste buds to recognize the subtle flavors in each distinctive beer variety and learn about the history of Belgian brewing from your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy accompanying samples of cheese and other Belgian delicacies on this enticing tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.40
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$48.40
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Australian Battlefields Private Tour in Flanders from Brussels

Australian Battlefields Private Tour in Flanders from Brussels

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Pay your respects to the Australian soldiers that fought and died in Flanders during WWI on this full-day battlefield tour from Brussels. Follow the path of the ANZAC troops as you walk the battlefields, peer into mine craters and see the gravesites at Fromelles, Ploegsteert and Messines. Visit the Australian Memorial Park, the Memorial to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie and Tyne Cot Cemetery, then attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. This small-group tour includes lunch, entrance fees and round-trip transport from Brussels.
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  • 9 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$430.66
Price varies by group size
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$430.66
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Private Highlights Tour, with a local guide!

Private Highlights Tour, with a local guide!

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Exploring Old Ghent independently may mean skimming over some of its history and sights. Gain more than a cursory overview of the city on this private walking tour, which can be tailored around you. Let a local guide lead you to St. Bavo’s Cathedral and other must-sees so you don’t get lost; uncover their significance, and sample a culinary speciality—all bonuses you could easily miss out on if alone.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.10
Price varies by group size
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$87.10
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels

Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels

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Follow the path of Canada’s WWI troops on this private full-day battlefield tour from Brussels. Cross the French border and head to Vimy to walk the battlefields, trenches, and Grange subways, where the Canadian Divisions came under attack in April 1917. After lunch, return to Belgium soil to pay your respects at the Tyne Cot Cemetery; visit Essex Farm, where John McRae wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’; and attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. This private tour includes hotel pick-up, lunch and round-trip transport from Brussels.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$448.86
Price varies by group size
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$448.86
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Ghent Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Ghent Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Ghent is known for its striking medieval landmarks and picturesque canals, but many travelers only get to see the highlights. On this Lokafy walking tour, connect with a Ghent local who will show you around their city like a friend and take you to the neighborhoods, museums, shops, and restaurants that they know and love. Chat with your guide before you arrive and devise an itinerary that suits your preferences and style of travel.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.46
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$42.46
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Private Chocolate Tour, with a local guide!

Private Chocolate Tour, with a local guide!

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Unwrap Ghent’s chocolate offerings more easily than you could alone on this private walking tour. Discover the city’s chocolate hotspots—and historical sights on route— without smartphones and maps: letting a guide lead you past medieval landmarks and through cobbled lanes to deluxe chocolatiers and hidden confectionery shops. Sample luscious treats, meet the makers, and gain insight into Ghent’s chocolate-making craft that you’d likely never get if exploring alone.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.33
Price varies by group size
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$93.33
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Private tour : Treasures of flanders Ghent and Bruges From Zeebrugge Full day

Private tour : Treasures of flanders Ghent and Bruges From Zeebrugge Full day

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Visit Ghent and Bruges with a professional driver and a tour guide. Our tour is customizable. Here you can find a general programme of your visit: Starting of the tour from your location to Bruges, the famous "Venise of the north " Unesco world heritage. Discover the canals and beautiful gothic buildings with the explanations of your guide who will bring you to the most interesting places of the City center as the Basilica of the Holly blood of Jesus, the Belfrey tower, the Minnewater lake, our Lady Church, Sint Janshospital with it's beautiful Memling museum and/or the Groeninge museum. Enjoy and optional boat trip. Free time for lunch. After lunch, continuation to Ghent and it's marvelous Altarpiece in the Cathedral. Enjoy the canals and guild houses of the City center with an optional boat trip. Don't miss the Castle of Counts of Flanders! After the visit, the guide and the driver will drop you off at cuiseship or elsewhere in ZeeBrugge or Brugge or Brussels.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$568.96
Price varies by group size
From
$568.96
Price varies by group size

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent

See where the ANZAC Corps, made up of the Australian and New Zealand army corps, served in Flanders during World War I. This private day trip takes you to the memorial on Messines Ridge and the Pool of Peace (Spanbroekmolen) formed by one of 19 mine explosions. Visit several cemeteries from the Great War, including Tyne Cot. You’ll also see Passendale, Gravenstafel and the sights of Ypres. Your personal guide meets you at the Kortrijk railway station and drops you off at your hotel in Ghent. Lunch included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$412.46
Price varies by group size
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$412.46
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Bike Ghent tour

Bike Ghent tour

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Go beyond the classic sightseeing and discover what Ghent is all about. Depart from the meeting point with a small group of no more than 10 people and your enthusiastic tour guide. A helmet is there for you to use during the tour and the drinking bottle provided is yours to keep. During the tour, your guide will surprise you with fun facts, street art and hidden spots the city has to offer. The course is off the beaten path and takes you from the city centre all the way to the dynamic suburbs. The semi-pro mountain bikes make this urban adventure very comfortable! To remember the tour, take a polaroid picture to take home with you, while the other pictures taken with a Go Pro are sent to your email.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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$56.00

BeerWalk Ghent (English guide)

BeerWalk Ghent (English guide)

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Spend a few hours sipping brews and learning about Ghent's beer history on this half-day walking tour. With a beer-loving guide in the lead, you'll follow a curated itinerary focused on the history of brewing and beer in Ghent, which was intertwined with the city's religious life. Five tastings sessions are included at different locations.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.59
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$54.59
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Discover historical + authentic Ghent & taste world-famous Belgian chocolate

Discover historical + authentic Ghent & taste world-famous Belgian chocolate

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Come with me for a walk through the city center of Ghent and discover some interesting places. We stroll through interesting buildings - young and old - such as St. Bavo's Cathedral where the world famous Lamb of God is kept, the belfry with its dragon, the old port that was built in the Middle Ages, and so much more ... We discover the enormous tradition of 'the Burgundian way of life' with a large number of Flemish specialties such as the enormous range of beers, chocolate and of course the Belgian waffles!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.33
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$30.33
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Unieke skyline vaart

Unieke skyline vaart

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We varen gedurende 35 minuten vanuit Blankenberge tot De Haan/Wenduine. Dan maken we rechtsomkeer en varen langs de kust tot de Blankenbergse Pier. Daarna keren we terug naar de haven van Blankenberge. Tijdens deze prachtige boottocht kunt u genieten van een mooi zicht op de spectaculaire duinen en de skyline van dit stukje Belgische kust.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.33
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$30.33
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Experience Authentic Belgian Cuisine: Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Ghent Local

Experience Authentic Belgian Cuisine: Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Ghent Local

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They say one of the best ways to explore a country is through its food, and Belgium is no exception. During this culinary experience, step into a Belgian kitchen and garden in Ghent, and enjoy an immersion in local cuisine and culture. With helpful tips from your host and instructor, prepare and enjoy three dishes such as stoverij (beef stewed in beer) or witloof (Belgian endives with cheese and ham).
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.38
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$90.38
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Discover our Ghent craft beer & breweries with young, local, passionate guide

Discover our Ghent craft beer & breweries with young, local, passionate guide

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- Meet the brewer - Learn more details about the brewing process in between the kettles - Found out how hops & malts taste - Discover projects of future breweries - Explore the secret varieties of every local craft brewery - Receive tailor-made food & drink recommendations for every age
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.85
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$78.85
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Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

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Ghent is the hidden gem of Belgium; it is a real city with vivid life today. Its history is precious, and that is -obviously- reflected in the Architecture. From a stone castle in the 900s, we start a tour until we finish the right of Belgium Silicon Valley (the alternative name of Ghent). This tour is dedicated to enriching your knowledge of European architecture and history through the rise and fall of the Holy Roman Empire on the hands of Ghent’s most famous person: Emperor Charles V. He was born in the Counts of Flandre castle to rule Europe at that time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes
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$347.15
per group
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$347.15
per group

Sunset cruise

Sunset cruise

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Hop aboard our luxury motor yacht and sail away on a magical sunset cruise. The shades and colours of the sky at dusk are legendary and can be best appreciated from a short distance out to sea with the whole dome of the heavens above you. A moonlit night or a sky full of stars, some dolphins returning to shallower water to pass the night, all these natural spectacles are possible on a sunset cruise with us.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.93
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$70.93
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