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Ghent History Tour

Address: Old Town, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #7 of 58 Activities in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's an old cliché that the best way to see a city is "from the water". And it also isn't true of Ghent, which is in fact best seen by going out into the burbs on trams and doing loads of wandering about in the city centre. But the boat trip is an important element, because the waterways are integral... More 

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St Andrews/Sacramento CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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464 reviews 464 reviews
90 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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8 reviews 8 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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30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
53 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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