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Walking Food Tour Ghent

This tour starts at the Artevelde statue Vrijdagmarkt (0)
from/per person £58
  • Food & Drink 
  • Groups allowed
  • Private Tour Optional
  • Tour guide

Description

Walking Food Tour Ghent

A visit to Belgium is not complete without a visit to the medieval city of Ghent. Therefore, exploring the place is an absolute must! It is an easy day trip from Brussels, Antwerp or Bruges by train and equally – if not more – stunning. With this in mind, this walking food tour of Ghent gives a good insight into the history as well as the food culture of this charming East Flanders capital.

Old houses at Graslei in Ghent are one of the city's must-sees

Old houses at Graslei in Ghent are one of the city’s must-sees

History

You can choose to do this city tour in the morning or afternoon and it starts at Vrijdagmarkt (Friday Market) at the monument of Jacob van Artevelde, which is situated is in the middle of the square. Without a doubt, Jacob is one of the city’s most famous historical figures. First, your guide will give you a brief introduction about this tour and what to expect. Second, from Vrijdagmarkt you explore Ghent top attractions, for example, GrasleiKorenlei, Saint Bavo Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal) and the Ghent Belfry to name a few popular ones. Equally worth a visit are must-sees  Patershol, the Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen) and Portus Ganda. Also, your guide will share some stories that only locals know. Moreover, they will lead you through different areas, ranging from cobbled streets to arty roads, painted by local Ghent graffiti artists.

Food

On this culinary tour of Ghent, your taste buds get pampered with traditional Belgian and especially Ghent tasters. Thinking of Belgium, you might first and foremost associate this country with beer, French fries, chocolate and waffles. However, there is much more than that! On this tour, we also take you to places that we love ourselves and places where the locals like to hang out. In general, we aim to support local, small Ghent businesses where the owners are happy to share their own, unique story, so you get an in-depth experience.

If you are looking for things to do in Ghent, this walking tour combines Ghent must-sees with traditional local tasters and is ideal if you want to have a good overview of the city, whether you are here for a day or want to have an introduction before exploring further. Welcome to Ghent, Belgium!

Ghent Culinary Experience – What to expect

Chocolate tasting in Ghent on our walking food tour

Chocolate tasting in Ghent on our walking food tour

Practicalities

  • Time: Daily at 10 am and 1.30 pm (except Mo 1.30 pm and Sun 10 am only)
  • Meeting Point: Jacob van Artevelde monument (Vrijdagmarkt)
  • Duration: 2-3 hours (therefore, make sure you have comfy shoes)
  • Distance: 2-5 km
  • Book latest 48 hours in advance (so we can  inform our suppliers)
  • Dietary needs: We cater for almost any diet
  • Min. 4 participants
  • Max. 15 participants
  • Adults only (18+)

Included

  • Guide
  • Ghent Landmarks
  • Hidden Gems
  • Min. 4 tasters (therefore, do not eat a full meal right before your tour)
  • Happy Memories
  • 10% discount on purchases with some of our partners

Private Bookings

Private bookings of this walking food tour in Ghent are possible. Therefore, if you wish to be more flexible with time, prefer another language than English or simply want to have a tour that is tailored to your needs without any other participants, please contact us get in touch to check your options. Select ‘Book a Private Tour’ upon checkout. We charge an additional fee per person.

Enjoying some good Belgian beer - a must on any food tour

Enjoying some good Belgian beer – a must on any food tour

Enquiries and Contact Details

If you are an individual or a family with children wanting to participate, if you have special dietary requirements or want to ask any questions related to this tour, call us on +44 (0) 7783 152151 or fill out a contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


Schedule

All year round
Monday 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am or 1:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am or 1:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am or 1:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am or 1:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am or 1:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am
Last Admission 1:30 pm