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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Free Tours Ghent

Essential Free Tour Ghent
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Duration: 2 Hours
Next Tour: Today, 10:30
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Next Tour: Today, 18:00
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Next Tour: Friday, 11:30

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Best Free Tours in Ghent

Whether you come to Ghent to see castles, monuments, and breathtaking historic buildings or to shop, go museum hopping, or go beer tasting, you will undoubtedly love the magical atmosphere Ghent is renowned for around the world! On the Free Tours of Ghent, you’ll navigate through the city’s most representative areas and feel like you’re walking back to the Middle Ages next to a knowledgeable local guide! Join the Essential Ghent City Tour and hear facts and quirks about the city’s period of prosperity as a cloth manufacturer, its political power, rebellions, resistance, economic decline, and many notable milestones that helped shape this reputable city. You’ll enjoy discovering flamboyant Gothic facades, Renaissance architectural styles, and impressive contemporary designs for free. By night, there are some incredibly entertaining Free Ghost Tours where you will hear many spooky stories.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Ghent

Free Walking Tours in Ghent will take you through a gothic and medieval wonderland. Navigate your way through the atmospheric Old Town and idyllic waterways. At the top of the list of highlights is the impressive Gravensteen Castle, which looks as though it wandered out of a Gothic novel. Continue on to the Ghent Belfry, the Old Post Office, and Rabot Gate. Stop off at St Michael’s Bridge and take a moment to soak up the incredible architecture that you can see from this vantage point. From here, you can see all of the medieval towers of Ghent. A visit to St. Bavo’s Cathedral is a must for all visitors. It is worth paying to go inside as it is here that you’ll find the wonderfully titled altarpiece, ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’, painted by the great masters Hubert and Jan Van Eyck. Here you can learn about the Van Eyck brothers, as well as other Flemish masters who marked Ghent’s history.

Things to Do in Ghent

Ghent Free Walking Tours are perfect to enjoy medieval architecture and gorgeous waterways. Ghent also offers some charming shopping areas. So, if shopping is on your to-do list, head to Patershol — a lovely cobblestoned area with restaurants and boutique shops. Or you can head to Vrijdagmarkt (Friday market) for a buzzing and lively atmosphere. Additionally, if you come to Ghent in December, you can visit the famous Christmas Market. While you are here, try the local delicacy, ‘Waterzooi’, a classic (and delicious) Flanders stew. When in Belgium, you must experience some of the hundreds of Belgian beers available to try. They come in all flavors, so hopefully you will find one to suit your taste. Tavern Dulle Griet has one of the largest selections of beers in Ghent, so this is a good place to start! Round your day off with one of the many canal cruises on offer. They are a fantastic way to see all the main sights.

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