The Flemish city of Ghent was considered the most powerful next to Paris in the 16th century and was an important medieval and renaissance art centre.
During your one hour journey along the highway, your guide will provide you with a map of the city, which the National Geographic Magazine listed as the most authentic historic city in the world.
Upon arrival, join your guide for a walk into the heart of the city, where it will feel as though the past is still alive. Take a stroll over St Michael’s Bridge, which overlooks the old river port and enjoy a view of the well-known ‘Row of 3 Towers’, consisting of St Nicholas Church Tower, the Belfry Tower and St Bavo’s Cathedral Tower.
Your guide will accompany you to St Bavo Square, and then the time is yours to spend in this well-preserved historic city.
You can explore the old streets, lined with independent chocolatiers, bakers, delicatessens and fashion boutiques, or enjoy the many architectural delights found in the churches, castles and cathedrals. You can also walk along the canals, stroll through the large pedestrianised squares or wander down the tiny medieval streets, the choice is yours.
This tour will operate by coack and on foot. Due to local traffic restrictions, there is a walk of approximately 20 to 30 minutes over cobblestones between the city and the coach park. This tour is non-guided and does not include any meals, refreshments or entrance fees.