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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent provided by Gent-Watertoerist BVBA

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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

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The medieval monuments and UNESCO-listed landmarks of Ghent are even more impressive when viewed from the water. On this tour, set sail along the River Leie on a scenic 40-minute cruise. Pass the Castle of Counts and the Butcher’s Hall, cruise past the Graslei port, and learn more about Ghent’s history and cultural heritage as you listen to the live on-board commentary.
  • You'll start at
    Graslei 2a
    Graslei 2a, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    GRASLEI near number 7 - ticket house with green/white stripes
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Graslei and Korenlei
    Het Groot Vleeshuis
    Gent-Watertoerist BVBA
  • You'll end at
    Graslei 2a
    Graslei 2a, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    GRASLEI near number 7 - ticket house with green/white stripes
    See address & details
  • Cruise past the Butcher’s Hall and the Castle of Counts
  • Enjoy panoramic views from an open or covered boat
  • Multiple tour departure times available throughout the day
  • Learn more about Ghent with live commentary on-board
Important Information
Departure Point
Graslei 2a, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • No time slot needed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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nvgtemp wrote a review Sep 2020
Rijmenam, Belgium3 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice boat trip for the entire family. Good explanation in different languages. Not too long and not too short.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Vanessa R wrote a review Jul 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom70 contributions73 helpful votes
Nice little boat tour! Our tour guide was informative and it was most impressive to hear him give the information in 3 different languages.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Alexa El wrote a review Dec 2019
Jacksonville, Florida6 contributions3 helpful votes
We took a day trip from Bruges to Ghent. For a variety of reasons, we were exhausted by the time we got to this tour, so I realize that may color how we felt about the tour. When we approached, no one asked us for a ticket (we had prepaid) - just whether we wanted the covered
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Date of experience: November 2019
Emma B wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions
A lovely way to see the city from a different view point. Great length of time - with options for covered or uncovered depending on the weather. Interesting information, though not in depth history - just explaining what each building was. An excellent feature is that it is a
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Date of experience: December 2019
B Rose wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent value. Gives a different perspective on the city The pilot/guide gave a brilliant commentary in English on the sights and history. We went on the open boat with parasols which were lowered each time we went under a low bridge which gave us a good view but kept us dry
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Date of experience: November 2019
About the operator

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By: Gent-Watertoerist BVBA
miklos g
The company does not provide you a bill, or ticket after paying the fee. The presentation is alleatoric, as I was t
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History filled covered boat toir
We felt so lucky to find a covered boat tour in the winter with an excellent guide. He spoke Dutch, French and Engl
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Wonderful Tour
Very nice boat tour. You can see all the sightseeings in Gent. Old buildings and houses as well. The tour for 40 mi
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Alex S
Best way to see Ghent
I'm usually a bit skeptical of boat tours... But this was the best 7euro you can spend in the city. It was a really
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Georgiana L
Romantic boat trip
Absolutely necessary to do a boat trip while in Gent as you can see much more detail from the canal. We had an enjo
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Great value and excellent guide
At only 7 Euros each we had a lovely 40 minute trip up and down the river with an amazing guide who asked which lan
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Interesting history
Very good tour of the river and it's banks in heated covered boats. The tour is multilingual (languages by request)
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Worth it for €7 a head!
You'll hear lots of the same information from walking tours - but it is worth popping into the boat for the higher
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See it all in 40 minutes with funny tales
The tour costs 7 euros for 40 minutes. The boat goes very slow so you can enjoy everything fully. The guide gave ve
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Multilingual drifting along the waterways
The poor reviews point out this is not a round trip, rather a trip up and down three spurs. It's possible to see al
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Dianne A
Lovely Introduction to Ghent
This is a great way to get acquainted to this university city. The commentary was both entertaining and informative
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Lovely way to see part of the city and the dog could go too!
Lovely relaxing 40 minute boat tour on three parts of the gent canal. Driver asked what languages he wants us to sp
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Great Passionate Driver
We got into the last trip of the day, aprox 17:30 hrs and we hat a great driver. A guy born and raised in Gent who
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Do not bother
All this boat does is go up and down a 400 metre lenght of the river. Yes there are historic building's to see and
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Laughably bad - thought I was on Candid Camera.
A completely farcical boat tour. It travelled down the canal for 100 yards then came back - 10 minutes. It travelle
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  • Duration: 40m
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