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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent provided by Gent-Watertoerist BVBA

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch
Highlights
  • Cruise past the Butcher’s Hall and the Castle of Counts
  • Enjoy panoramic views from an open or covered boat
  • Multiple tour departure times available throughout the day
  • Learn more about Ghent with live commentary on-board
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise past the Butcher’s Hall and the Castle of Counts
  • Enjoy panoramic views from an open or covered boat
  • Multiple tour departure times available throughout the day
  • Learn more about Ghent with live commentary on-board
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31605P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
40m
Departure details
  • Graslei 2a, 9000 Gent, Belgium GRASLEI near number 7 - ticket house with green/white stripes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • No time slot needed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Graslei 2a, 9000 Gent, Belgium GRASLEI near number 7 - ticket house with green/white stripes
Duration
40m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • No time slot needed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Graslei 2a
    Graslei 2a, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    GRASLEI near number 7 - ticket house with green/white stripes
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Graslei and Korenlei
    Het Groot Vleeshuis
    Gravensteen
    Gent-Watertoerist BVBA
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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nvgtemp
Rijmenam, Belgium3 contributions
Nice boat trip for a good price
Sep. 2020
Nice boat trip for the entire family. Good explanation in different languages. Not too long and not too short.
Written September 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nessie
Oxford, UK73 contributions
Nice boat tour
Aug. 2019
Nice little boat tour! Our tour guide was informative and it was most impressive to hear him give the information in 3 different languages.
Written July 13, 2020
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Alexa El
Jacksonville, FL6 contributions
Meh...
Nov. 2019
We took a day trip from Bruges to Ghent. For a variety of reasons, we were exhausted by the time we got to this tour, so I realize that may color how we felt about the tour. When we approached, no one asked us for a ticket (we had prepaid) - just whether we wanted the covered tour or uncovered boat tour. They leave at regular intervals so it was either the first one now or wait like 10-15 minutes. We wanted to get off our feet, so we chose the covered boat. I would not recommend this option unless its bad weather or you don't care about pictures, as all my pictures had interference with the plastic covering. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and spoke in several languages, however it was hard to tell when he switched to a new language and if you needed to pay attention. I think also that made the tour commentary feel a bit rushed, as he was trying to say the same thing in 3 languages before the boat passed the building. The speakers were also difficult to hear with. I personally felt like the tour could have lasted a bit longer or shown us more, but for the price, I guess 40 minutes wasn't bad. The guide did ask for tips afterwards, which felt a bit contrived and wasn't what we had experienced in our other tours across Europe, so I felt a little awkward. We didn't feel like Ghent had much more to offer, so we had a beer/light lunch after and left shortly thereafter. I think if you are Ghent, it's a good idea to see the canal in the city center, but perhaps there are better boat and/or walking tours.
Written December 27, 2019
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Emma B
8 contributions
A lovely way to see the city
Dec. 2019
A lovely way to see the city from a different view point. Great length of time - with options for covered or uncovered depending on the weather.
Interesting information, though not in depth history - just explaining what each building was.
An excellent feature is that it is a multilingual tour - so caters for many nationalities, not just English speakers.
Written December 13, 2019
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B Rose
3 contributions
A must
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Excellent value. Gives a different perspective on the city The pilot/guide gave a brilliant commentary in English on the sights and history. We went on the open boat with parasols which were lowered each time we went under a low bridge which gave us a good view but kept us dry on a drizzly day.
Written November 6, 2019
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Mohamed B
10 contributions
Amazing trip
What makes this Boat trip even better is the place and the weather
The start point is easy to find
The boat captain speaks several languages and well educated and can answer your questions
It will show you the place so better to start with it then go around walking
Written October 22, 2019
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Caroline Sophie
Aachen, Germany23 contributions
Nice tourguide, bad speakers
Our tourguide was very nice and caring. She taught us a lot on the way around Ghent. Unfortunately it was hard listening to her, as the boat seemed to be old and the speakers were really bad. Apart from that, it was a great tour!
Written September 6, 2019
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Debbie Z
Sussex, WI75 contributions
Affordably priced 45 min boat tour
Aug. 2019
At this price, how can you pass up a relaxing, narrated, 45 min boat tour of Ghent? The boat tour is narrated and gives an overall history of Ghent and points out many important historical sights. I would advise going early in the day before throngs of tourists arrive. The only slight negative was the guide gave the commentary in 2 languages, requiring him to speak very fast, so it was hard to follow some of the narration. However, this is not a deal breaker, still recommend.
Written September 2, 2019
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lynne a
29 contributions
A Relaxing View of Ghent.
Jul. 2019
We arrived in Ghent during their July Music Festival so the city was buzzing! The boat trips are easy to find at the bridge and a great deal at £7.50 each with a complimentary ice-cream. The commentary was excellent and very appropriate with lots of laughs.
Written August 7, 2019
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Alex B
Florida55 contributions
Relaxing and Great Way to See the City From a Different Vantage Point
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Great 45-minute way to see the city from a different view. The guide gives the tour in several languages so it's a bit challenging to catch it all and the sound on the boat isn't that great. But the views and traveling around on the boat are worth the inexpensive ticket. PS - they do pack the boat so you'll be rubbing elbows with a neighbor.
Written July 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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miklos g
miklos g
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illegal
The company does not provide you a bill, or ticket after paying the fee. The presentation is alleatoric, as I was t
Shelliu
Shelliu
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History filled covered boat toir
We felt so lucky to find a covered boat tour in the winter with an excellent guide. He spoke Dutch, French and Engl
Mayada_godfather
Mayada_godfather
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Wonderful Tour
Very nice boat tour. You can see all the sightseeings in Gent. Old buildings and houses as well. The tour for 40 mi
Alex S
Alex S
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Best way to see Ghent
I'm usually a bit skeptical of boat tours... But this was the best 7euro you can spend in the city. It was a really
Georgiana L
Georgiana L
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Romantic boat trip
Absolutely necessary to do a boat trip while in Gent as you can see much more detail from the canal. We had an enjo
Yas46
Yas46
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Great value and excellent guide
At only 7 Euros each we had a lovely 40 minute trip up and down the river with an amazing guide who asked which lan
Sam3314
Sam3314
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Interesting history
Very good tour of the river and it's banks in heated covered boats. The tour is multilingual (languages by request)
Maxs_Trip_Tips
Maxs_Trip_Tips
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Worth it for €7 a head!
You'll hear lots of the same information from walking tours - but it is worth popping into the boat for the higher
MartinRook
MartinRook
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See it all in 40 minutes with funny tales
The tour costs 7 euros for 40 minutes. The boat goes very slow so you can enjoy everything fully. The guide gave ve
danglemoongroup
danglemoongroup
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Multilingual drifting along the waterways
The poor reviews point out this is not a round trip, rather a trip up and down three spurs. It's possible to see al
Dianne A
Dianne A
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Lovely Introduction to Ghent
This is a great way to get acquainted to this university city. The commentary was both entertaining and informative
eeyorelover
eeyorelover
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Lovely way to see part of the city and the dog could go too!
Lovely relaxing 40 minute boat tour on three parts of the gent canal. Driver asked what languages he wants us to sp
DamianPiza
DamianPiza
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Great Passionate Driver
We got into the last trip of the day, aprox 17:30 hrs and we hat a great driver. A guy born and raised in Gent who
waynecoles14
waynecoles14
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Do not bother
All this boat does is go up and down a 400 metre lenght of the river. Yes there are historic building's to see and
Dayne99
Dayne99
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Laughably bad - thought I was on Candid Camera.
A completely farcical boat tour. It travelled down the canal for 100 yards then came back - 10 minutes. It travelle
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