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Ghent History Tour

Old Town, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #7 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Tours
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
St Andrews/Sacramento CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After reading other reviews, I asked for the English Speaking historic boat ride.... " No problem...15 minutes,,,,,padded seats. " OK, it was in English, but only for maybe 1/4 of the trip....I know enough French to know that we did not hear all of the information, and not enough to understand it all....For example, we heard about "George Clooney and... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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434 reviews 434 reviews
77 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We enjoyed a 2 hr walk around this beautiful city . Lovely churches and buildings great history and interesting things to see. Easily done on foot in a couple of hours with time to stop for refreshments

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Loved the boat tour and great value for €6.50 and €3.50 for kids , covers a lot and the tour guide was really good and funny .. It takes around 45 minutes ..

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Kent
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were on route back to Calais from Ypres by coach and the coach organizers handed out a Ghent town centre map. Ghent has so much history so much to see. We could not do the place justice in such a short time. We followed the map/tram lines and saw much of the centre. Plenty of cafes/bars/restaurants as we walked... More

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Jakarta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was really helped by the guidance. You can download the PDF file from Ghent tourism website as well. During my sightseeing, i had many help from people in taking pictures and showing the right path. I had the trip in dec 2012.

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Marysville
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154 reviews 154 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a 45 minute trip and costs very little. You get to see a lot in the time and from a different perspective. Some of the boat captains are pretty interesting characters. This is a must do. (We were here in summer)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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126 reviews 126 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was the first time I experienced a concept like this. We were a group that started with a boat trip where champagne was served and our guide told us about the sights we could view from the canals and the river. Then we started on the walking tour with some stops for historical sights and we entered the first... More

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Southern England
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147 reviews 147 reviews
53 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Hour and a half tour within short distance but plenty of history and jokes/gibes. Chance to see interesting architecture in context.

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York, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Wonderful City full of beautiful buildings. Before you wonder about too much, get on a boat trip tour to find out what's what in Ghent. Would recommend an open air boat (if weather permits) they are not as wide and can go further. The tour last about 45 mins and is worth every cent of the €6.50.

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

it was planned to do this city trip together with my sister, so early morning she called in with her husband. It was actually a short drive to Ghent. We putted the car under the Vrijdagmarkt and we started our walk from there. Ghent has a big history and the first statue we saw was "Jacob van Artevelde" in the... More

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