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Guided tours

The Guides of Ghent offer a wide range of guided tours. Select your tour and book your guide.

Enter the Saint-Nicolas church, watch a magical light spectacle projected on all walls and vaults and discover afterwards the traces of Van Eyck in Ghent with a guide.


Discover our guided tours durning the Ghent Flower Show

What did Ghent look like in the 15th century during the reign of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy? Who was alderman Joos Vijd and why did he commission such an expensive altarpiece from the brothers Van Eyck? Where did he get the money from?

You will discover the true story of one of the world’s most coveted works of art

Are you ready for a dive into Ghent’s past? An experienced guide takes you along the treasures of the historic centre. You’ll be amazed by the fascinating history, art and culture.

Walk along the nicest locations in the historic heart of the city. The Ghent guide will cheer up the atmospere with his humour and enthusiasm.

Join us for a walk through the “Patershol” (“Cavern of the Fathers”) and Prince’s Court, two beautiful districts where the medieval soul of Ghent is still alive.

Ghent, February 24, 1500. A proud town celebrates the birth of her most famous resident: the Emperor Charles V, one of the most powerful monarchs ever in European history. Forty years later love has come to an end. Find out about the love-hate relationship between the Ghent people and their emperor.

For some it is art, for others it is rubbish. What is the policy of the city with regard to graffiti? Learn everything about ‘tags’ and ‘pieces’ and leave your own signature.

Welcome in Belgium’s third largest sea port! The port of Ghent is the industrial heart of the town. On this tour you will learn all about the North Sea Port, the ‘access gate to Europe’.

The world’s oldest profession is very well known in Ghent. Our guide will take you to the famous and less known red-light quarters in this town.

Food and sexual pleasure have always been a happy match, also in Ghent: love goes through the stomach! Our guide will take gourmet travellers on a titillating walk in town.

Just outside the centre, behind Saint-Peter Station, you wil find a number of impressive country houses from the interbellum. Discover the Millionaires’ Quarter, once the location of the famous World Exhibition of 1913

Beer, the number one beverage, makes a comeback in the city. Or has the barley beer never completely disappeared? Why not discover with us the past and future of beer and breweries in Ghent?

What does the last resting place of singer Luc De Vos look like? Which other famous people lie buried in Campo Santo? Which tomb was first? Who was buried in it? You can learn all about this on our fascinating guided tour of Campo Santo.

The Ghent folk have enjoyed the beautiful landscape Citadel Park for more than a century. It was laid out on the site of the old citadel. Take a walk with our guide in more than fifteen hectares of lush green landscape.

Of all the channels in Ghent, the Coupure is one of the most sought after residential environments in the city. But that wasn't always the case ... Join us on a tour along the attractive watercourse with its many faces.

A mere few minutes away from St Bavo Cathedral lies a unique spot of Ghent’s rich past in an oasis of natural tranquillity: the ruined abbey of St Bavo.

Jump on your bike and follow our guide on a bike tour showing you many well-known and secret green spots in Ghent and around.