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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.
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Emma B wrote a review Aug 2
Thatcham, United Kingdom109 contributions30 helpful votes
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turned up on the day and managed to get a space on the first boat out as a group of seven. only €8.50 each which was a great price for the 40 Minute tour. our Tour Guide was incredibly friendly, and told lots of interesting stories about the history of Gent along with some funny anecdotes too! the Tour Guide swapped between three different languages throughout the tour almost seamlessly which was amazing, and made everyone feel very welcome!
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Karen S wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
View from boat awesome Boat captain very strong political opinions and shared them too many times - unprofessional and anti tourist guy - told us not to visit Ghent again they have too many tourist already 😔
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Eric W wrote a review May 2022
Wichita, United States33 contributions10 helpful votes
Even though my wife and I have traveled many places in Europe, this was our first trip to Ghent. We are a fan of boat tours when they are available, and we were glad to take the tour in Ghent. We also had our two boys with us (9 and 12 at the time). First of all, the tickets are first come, first served. So, we did have to wait in line for the next boat to finish the tour. They were busy that day, and naturally, they pack in as many people as they can. So, the seating is fairly close together when the boats are full. Take that into consideration. For us, the the tour lasted around 45 minutes or so. We saw several of sites, including the Gravenstein castle. The tour guide explained the sites in both Dutch and in English. Because my wife and I have spent many years speaking/interacting with international teams, we understood the tour guide quite well. Our boys, however, had a really hard time understanding him. I had to do some "translating" so that they could understand the tour. Also, as the pictures indicate, these tours are not in covered boats. While there seemed to be covered boats there, I don't think they are used for tours. Keep that in mind as well. Make sure to wear sunscreen or bring your umbrella with you. The weather was absolutely perfect when we were there. It was a sunny, calm spring day. So, a light jacket was perfect! Overall, we enjoyed the tour, and I would certainly recommend it. I certainly brought home several fun facts about Ghent as a result!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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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
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Nessie wrote a review Jul 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom95 contributions95 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
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