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Ghent: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

1. Ghent: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Uncover the highlights in Ghent with an interactive smartphone app. Stroll through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the Gothic-style Saint Michael's Church and the medieval Gravensteen castle.  Uncover 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. Start or pause the tour whenever you want as you control the schedule. Explore the city at your own pace, and stop to snap pictures as you please. Reveal an exciting puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and learn local facts along the way. Start your tour from Sint-Michielskerk, in the center of Ghent. Visit Sint-Michielsburg with its unique architecture and explore Sint Niklaaskerkt with its magnificent architecture. Take a picture of the Belfry of Ghent that is straight out of a fairy tale. Let yourself get lost in Sint-Baaf's Cathedral with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the ornate Gothic facade of Ghent City Hall and see the Korenmarkt at the heart of the city. Admire Place de Neuve with its imposing statue and be enchanted by the Sint-Jacobskerk. Pass by Vrijdagmarkt with its lifelike statue and great history. Gaze at the medieval castle of Gravensteen and learn about knights, princesses, and stories from the past.

Ghent: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

2. Ghent: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Sint-Michielskerk, in the center of Ghent. Visit Sint-Michielsburg with its unique architecture and explore Sint Niklaaskerkt with its magnificent architecture. Take a picture of the Belfry of Ghent that is straight out of a fairy tale. Let yourself get lost in Sint-Baaf's Cathedral with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the ornate Gothic facade of Ghent City Hall and see the Korenmarkt at the heart of the city. Admire Place de Neuve with its imposing statue and be enchanted by the Sint-Jacobskerk. Pass by Vrijdagmarkt with its lifelike statue and great history. Gaze at the medieval castle of Gravensteen and learn about knights, princesses, and stories from the past. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Ghent: Escape Game and Tour

3. Ghent: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Ghent. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace.

Ghent: Small Group Tasting Tour with Local Guide

4. Ghent: Small Group Tasting Tour with Local Guide

Experience Ghent’s specialities and sights together with a local guide! On this Small Group Tasting Tour we will taste local specialties - sweet and savory - at some unique locations (min. 8 tasters). Yummie! What can you expect? Cheese croquettes with local mustard on a picturesque square, delicious Belgian chocolates at the city’s best chocolate shops, great local beer, yummie local ham and a visit to the oldest candy shop in town. Or what about jenever, a local drink based on the juniper berry & apple? Along the way we'll explore the fascinating history of Ghent, its numerous city legends & lots of fun facts.

Walking Tour - Ghent City Highlights and Beyond

5. Walking Tour - Ghent City Highlights and Beyond

We start with a brief introduction at Vrijdagmarkt and then go on an explorer journey for 1.5 to 2 hours. During this time you will find out where the name Ghent comes from and visit the very origins of our city, which is almost 1400 years old. Explore sites such as our yacht harbour (Portus Ganda), the tree medieval towers (Saint Bavo Cathedral, the Ghent Belfry and Saint Nicholas Church) and the historical harbour with Graslei and Korenlei quays, where the hustle and bustle never ceases. It is the also area where all trade took place during the late medieval times, which resulted in Ghent being the most prosperous city in Northern Europe at the time. Ghent is however so much more then this. It is the home of 3 beguinages, some exquisite museums, parks, host of the 1913 World Expo and capital of street art (and we do not just mean the popular Graffiti Street). Furthermore, it is a lively city where visitors, residents and students meet. This tour is an ideal introduction to Ghent and combines history with the the latest developments. Ghent is a continuous evolving city and we are very proud to show her to the world! Your tour comes to an end near the historic city center, the ideal spot to continue exploring on your own. 

Hidden Ghent: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Hidden Ghent: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Ghent has been described as both “a curiosity shop” and “a city of 26 slumbering islands filled with fantasies”. On this walking tour through some of its oldest neighbourhoods, you‘ll get to know one of Europe‘s most captivating cities and see the forgotten monuments that most tourists never find. Starting outside the former post office-turned-shopping centre, De Post, you‘ll wander through the city‘s historical heart, along cobbled streets and down hidden alleys. You‘ll stroll along the picturesque Korenlei waterfront, where medieval merchants used to trade, and walk around the massive stone walls of ancient Gravensteen Castle near the old fish market, Oude Vismijn. Along the way, you‘ll come across some of the city‘s unique shops including Dune Records, the quirky antique shop, the Fallen Angels, and Priem, where you’ll find vintage wallpaper. I‘ll introduce you to some of the characters who‘ve walked the city‘s streets, from Emperor Charles V to folk singer Walter De Buck. And I‘ll show you a few authentic bars where you can go for a unique Belgian beer after taking in the Gouden Zuil (Golden Column) sculpture by Ayse Erkmen at the end of the walk. Among the highlights of this 90-minute tour, you‘ll find out about: • The forgotten relics of a World Fair • Dulle Griet, the fearsome cannon that turned out to be a flop • Prinsenhof, the now vanished palace where an emperor was born • Chocolaterie Luc Van Hoorebeke, started by a passionate local chocolate maker of the same name • Dulle Griet Cafe, the bar where you hand over a shoe before you get a beer • Rozanetuin, the hidden garden named after a local actress who is also Ghent folk singer Wim De Craene’s ex-lover You‘ll also have an opportunity to: • Hear about the secret of the mysterious gold coins embedded in the city‘s paving • Cross over numerous bridges with gorgeous city vistas, including Saint Michael‘s Bridge, Lievebrug, Sint Antoniusbrug, and Zuivelbrug • Take in Patershol, one of the city‘s oldest neighbourhoods which was first settled by leather workers in the 10th century • Find out how the Bridge of the Emperor‘s Pleasures (De Keizer Karelbrug of Brug der Keizerlijke Geneugten) got its unusual name • Visit Hof van Rijhove, a 14th-century fortified house with a secret medieval-style garden • Pass by a few of the city‘s churches including St Stefanus, Saint Michael‘s Church, Sint Jorishof, Saint Bavo‘s Cathedral, and the former Augustine Monastery, now the Royal Academy for Fine Arts • Feel the atmosphere of 14th-century Ghent as you walk down Biezekapelstraat • Enjoy a refreshing beer or a tasty treat at the Alchemist bar, Café den Turk, Cafe ‘t Kanon, or Mokabon, Ghent‘s oldest coffee bar If this sounds like your sort of place, let me be your guide. You‘ll finish this walk with a better understanding of this ancient city‘s fascinating history and a greater appreciation for its quirky treasures.

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What people are saying about Saint Michael's Church, Ghent

We had a wonderful morning. Our guide Sophie led us through her city of Ghent. She has extensive knowledge of the historical and modern city. She is a wonderful storyteller and conveys the facts and stories to the listeners in a very personable way. Whether it was the cathedral or graffiti street - no question was left unanswered. We can enthusiastically recommend this tour

Our tour guide had great knowledge about Ghents history and it was obvious, that she absolutely loves her job. With her open and friendly manner, she showed us many beautiful and historically important places in Ghent. She also responded to our questions and was able to answer everything. We would definitely recommend this tour to everyone visiting Ghent for the first time!

Very nice puzzle/treasure hunt that allowed you to get to know the city well. The tour was varied, easy to do at your own pace and the questions/puzzles were fun. Not too difficult either. Very nice to explore the city this way.

It was a wonderful tour. Even though the weather did not cooperate, we could make it with Sophia. Sophia was very knowledgeable and gentle. I highly recommend this tour to all. Thank you, Sophia!

With the right app and tips you can go a long way in Ghent. It was doable and fun.