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This is a boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent. It is an informative boat trip along the River Leie which takes you through the city of Ghent to let you discover the period of the Middle Ages. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past: the beautiful fronts of houses of the Graslei (the medieval port), the big old meat-market as well as the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Admire the only traditional remaining wooden house front.There are open and covered boats available and there will be guided commentary so you can enjoy the views while also learning about the city of Ghent.
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Graslei and Korenlei
Het Groot Vleeshuis
Ruins of the Castle of the Counts
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Cruise the romantic waterways of medieval Ghent on a 40-minute tour and take in the sights along the River Leie waterfront. Glide past the medieval port of Graslei, the old Groot Vleeshuis Butcher’s Hall and the imposing Castle of Counts, and admire the pretty colorful houses along the riverside.
  • 40-minute boat cruise along the River Leie in Ghent
  • Travel by open or covered boat and see the sights from the water
  • Admire the Graslei, the Castle of Counts and the Groot Vleeshuis
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • On-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything!
  • Perfect introduction to Ghent for first-time visitors
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Reviewed 22 July 2018
Another European Highlight

We would highly recommend this tour of The Canals of Ghent. You will passby magnificent architecture, unsurprisingly similar to that of Amsterdam, seeing as Belgium use to form part of the Netherlands. Our boat tour was arranged by APT as part of their bus trip...More

Thank Ted D
Reviewed 14 July 2018
The city from a different perspective.

The only way to really appreciate the architecture of this beautiful city. Cruise along the canals past former merchants houses and warehouses. One hour trips ideal - frequent departures and excellent value. An experience not to be missed. If you visit Ghent for the day...More

1  Thank Bramwell N
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Fun boat tour in Gent

Very fun boat tour in Gent! Great way to see the city, and I saw many places that I don't think I would have ended up walking to otherwise. A few negatives though: Their website says they open at 9am, but they didn't open until...More

7  Thank Kaleigh N
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile
Boat tour

Travelling through open boats gives you a different perspective all together.Ghent is a beautiful city and I would highly recommend an open boat tour .No need of prior booking.Guides are well informed and friendly.Ps you can try a Belgian beer too if u like.

2  Thank kriti_kishor
Reviewed 28 February 2018
Ready, set, cruise

I love taking little boat tours. It gives you a different scenery and the drivers are very knowledgeable about the city. They tell you facts, tips and where to visit. Lets you rest your feet so when your done you are ready to explore! We...More

Thank Jennie R
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