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Highlights & hidden corners tour - 2h - corona proof!

Stadhuis
Graslei/Korenlei
Sint-Baafs kathedraal
De Lieve
Graslei
Gent, het Middeleeuwse Manhattan

Perfect for a first time visit of Ghent if you:

- love to submerge yourself in the city's rich variety of stunning historic highlights and hidden corners

Highlights:

- Graslei/Korenlei, Castle of the Counts, St-Michaelsbridge, Friday market, medieval meat market, Unesco Belfry/Clothhall

Hidden corners:

Achtersikkel/School of Arts, Patershol area, Grafittistreet, St- Jacobs area

Included:

- We pick you up at the hotel or at an for you easy to reach spot in the historic city center. 

- A private tour, a tour just for you by a fluently English speaking, licensed, local, high profile Ghent-Authentic guide

- Tips & tricks to make the most out of your stay in Ghent

Price per guide:

€ 250,00 (taxes/vat included)

TO BOOK: send an email to info@ghent-authentic.com or give us a call at +32(0)9/ 269 52 18.

How we organise in corona times: read the following

 

 

Private boat & walking tour In the historic city center - 2h - Relaxing, fun and corona proof!

De Lieve
Private boat trip with Ghent-Authentic
Sint-Michielsbrug
De Lieve

 This is perfect for a first time visit of Ghent if you:

- look forward to a relaxing, guided private boat tour through the canals of Ghent

- love to combine the boat trip with a short private, guided walking tour into the historic city center and enjoy the best of both worlds!

Highlights:

- 45 min private, guided boat trip by Ghent-Authentic with private captain

- 1h15 guided walking tour by the highlights in the historic city center

Included:

- We pick you up at the hotel or at an for you easy to reach spot in the historic city center. 

- A private tour/boat/guide, guided by a fluently English speaking, licensed, local, high profile Ghent-Authentic guide

- Tips & tricks to make the most out of your stay in Ghent

Price per guide/boat:

€ 665,00 (taxes/vat included) - max. 20p/boat

TO BOOK: send an email to info@ghent-authentic.com, we confirm, you pay and you are all set.

Important notice: read our corona safety measures here.

 

PRIVATE, RELAXED BIKE TOUR AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY CENTER - 2h - RELAXING, QUIET EN 100% corona proof!

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Apart from its stunning historic city center, Ghent has so much more to offer. In this relaxed bike tour we take you to the more quiet, iddylic sights and gardens surrounding the historic city center. On your pace we bike along the Lyss and Scheldt river. Along the way we make several stops for you to enjoy the beauty of it to the fullest.

Distance: max. 5 km

Highlights: 

-Bijloke site 

-The medieval St Bavo's Abbey 

-Unesco World Heritage OLV Ter Hoye beguinage 

-The Krook contemporary landmark along the Scheldt river

-Street-art 

Timing: 2h

Price per tour (private tour!)

€250,00 (taxes/vat included) - max. 15p/guide

Note: the bike rental is not included. You can either bring your own bike or easily rent a bike in the city center (prices start from €9,00/bike).

TO BOOK: send an email to info@ghent-authentic.com, we confirm, you pay and you are all set.

Important notice: check here our corona precautions

 

BEHIND THE SCENES VISIT OF OLV Ter Hoye BEGUINAGE - unesco world heritage gem in the city center - 2,5H - soulful, authentic and corona

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Tucked away on the outskirts of the medieval city center, lays the wonderful 'OLV-Ter Hoye' Unesco beguinage. Once a stronghold for the illustrious 'beguines', it is now inhabited by residents of all walks of life, all attracted by the unique character the beguinage offers. The moment you enter the gate of this enclosed village within the city, you will be overthrown by its charm, its peace and quietness, its history. No wonder the UNESCO has recognized it as world heritage! 

Ghent-Authentic offers a relaxing 'behind the scenes' visit of the beguinage. During this 2,5h program, we explore its rich history, its art and architecture as well as its little bits and pieces that makes it truly unique. On top of that we have the privilige to visit two of its current residents who are eager to share not only their passion for the beguinage but also their homes as well as a well-deserved glass of sparkling wine!

Price(2,5h):

€ 25,00/p (min. 15p, max 20p), including Ghent-Authentic private guide & a glass of sparkling wine!

It is highly recommended to book this tour well enough in advance.

Corona measures: check them out here.

 

In-depth & behind the scenes architecture tours (e.g. Krook)

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Krook - New Landmark in Ghent
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Boekentoren by Henry van de Velde

Due to corona measures, these tours will not resume before september 2020!

 

Woven in between ancient buildings of the medieval city center, contemporary 'temples' arise. Local architects with names that resonate far beyond Belgium as there are RobbrechtDaem & Van Hee (Stadshal/renovation Boekentoren), Stéphane Beel (UFO)Coessee & Goris (Krook), construct new landmarks alongside the river Scheldt. On top of that there's the iconic 'Boekentoren/Book Tower' of interbellum artist Henry van de Velde...

Several options:

2h, behind the scenes visit of new city library/landmark 'Krook' by local architects Coesee & Goris & Pritzker price winners RCR Arquitectes: € 275,00 (Vat, taxes & fees included) - max. 20p/guide

- 3h contemporary architecture walk alongside the Scheldt, including a behind the scenes visit of or 'the Krook' (Coussée & Goris & Pritzker price winners RCR Arquitectes) : € 450,00 (vat, taxes and fees included) - max. 20p/guide

- 3h contemporary architecture walk alongside the Scheldt, including a behind the scenes visit of the 'Boekentoren/Book Tower', interbellum landmark by Henry van de Velde: € 550,00 (Vat, taxes and fees included) - max. 20p/guide

- 4h, contemporary architecture walk alongside the Scheldt, including a behind the scenes visit of the 'Boekentoren/Book Tower' and the Krook: € 750,00 (Vat, taxes, fees included) - max. 20p/ guide

Included:

- Professional organization

- A private tour, a tour just for you by a fluently English speaking, licensed, local, specialized Ghent-Authentic guide

- Tips & tricks to make the most out of your stay in Ghent

TO BOOK:send an email to info@ghent-authentic.com, we confirm, you pay and you are all set.

 

Relaxing and inspiring countryside walk, combining art and nature in iconic Latem, on a stone's throw from Gent - 100% corona proof!

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Latem is a wellknown, iconic village at the river Lyss at a short drive from Ghent (12km).

It has inspired many artists from the second half of the 19th century as Constant Permeke, Albert Saverijs, George Minne whose work you will find among others in the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent (MSK). 

Besides that it is today mostly known as Flanders most wealthy village with lofty mansions, elegant art galleries and boutiques. However we love it foremost because of its stunning nature, inspiring setting next to the river Lyss and the visible traces of the many artists who used to live here.

The private, guided walk takes max. 4 km (can be shortened), starts and ends at the beautiful teahouse/restaurant Auberge du Pecheur and is guided by an experienced Ghent-Authentic guide.

Highlights:

- Small church Algondis with artist cemetery

- Villa La Butte

- House Gust De Smet

- Rode Beukendreef

Auberge du Pecheur at the Lyss river

Included:

We pick you up at the Auberge du Pecheur where you can park the car

- A private tour, a tour just for you by a fluently English speaking, licensed, local Ghent-Authentic guide

- Tips & tricks to make the most out of your stay in Ghent

Price per guide:

€ 250,00 (taxes/21% vat included) - max.20p.

TO BOOK: send an email to info@ghent-authentic.com, we confirm, you pay and you are all set.

Important notice: for the corona guidelines, check out here.

 

Ghent By Night - peaceful, quiet and 100% corona proof!

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Graslei/Korenlei
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Ghent, Manhattan of the Middle Ages !

Ghent by day might blow you away but Ghent by night will dazzle you!

When night falls, thousands of spotlights of the intricate and award winning lightning plan by French designer Roland Jéol, switch on and bring out the best of the medieval heart of the city.

For 1 ½ hour we take you on an evening walk, tracing the unique lightning plan and the buildings that are so spectacularly showcased. As the city turns quiet, we stroll alongside the canals, hold still on small bridges and enjoy the reflection of the hundreds of year old buildings into the water.

While the tour takes it course, the magic of Ghent sips through and will make you want to stay up all night! 

Included:

We pick you up at the hotel or at an for you easy to reach spot in the historic city center. 

- A private tour, a tour just for you by a fluently English speaking, licensed, local, high profile Ghent-Authentic guide

Tips & tricks to make the most out of your stay in Ghent

Price per guide:

€ 250,00 (taxes/vat included)

TO BOOK:send an email to info@ghent-authentic.com, we confirm, you pay and you are all set.

Important notice:check out the corona measures here.

 

Ghent-Authentic's Sacred Places - towards the ancient Sint-Baafs abbey - 2 h - 100% coronoproof!

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In ‘Ghent-Authentic's sacred places it’s all about experiencing the serene, often spiritual, vibes of ancient places such as the wonderful medieval St-Baafsabbey. This abbey is a truly inspiring place. Partly intact, partly in ruins surrounding with a 'green church of trees' it hosts the oldest medieval wall of Ghent.

During our visit, we mix moments of pointing out the (art) historical and architectural background with moments of silence so that you can experience these sacred and often secret places to the fullest. 

The abbey is a non-functioning, 'empty' place with a lot of soul and has variable opening times. In case the abbey would be closed at the time you visit, we can organize a private visit, with no extra charge.

Included:

We pick you up at the hotel or at an for you easy to reach spot in the historic city center. 

- A private tour, a tour just for you by a fluently English speaking, licensed, local, high profile Ghent-Authentic guide

Tips & tricks to make the most out of your stay in Ghent

Price per tour:

€ 250,00 (taxes/vat included) 

TO BOOK:send an email to info@ghent-authentic.com, we confirm, you pay and you are all set.

Important notice: for the corona measures, check here.

 

Ghent-Authentic City Museum STAM & BIJLOKE site - FROM OCTOBER 2020 ONWARDS

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Graslei/Korenlei
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Since its opening in October 2010, the Ghent City Museum received nothing but praise. Located at the exquisite historic site 'Bijloke' next to the river Lys, the museum offers a perfect mix of ancient objects, mind blowing miniatures and multimedia. It's without any doubt the perfect gateway to the city!

Besides guiding you through the museum (1,5h), we can organize a boat for you that takes you right from the museum into the city center. During the half an hour boat trip you will be smitten by the 19th century teahouses, the grand Palace of Justice, small bridges and old canals to finally moor at the impressive medieval harbor of Ghent. Talking about making an entrance !

Notice: this tour should be booked well enough in advance. For the corona measures, click here. It is compulsory to wear a mask in the museum. 

 

PRIVATE YACHT TRIP FROM GHENT TO ST-MARTENS-LATEM - 3H - 100% corona proof!

Cruise4Two Sint-Martens-Latem - Met een privé cruise en GA-gids op weg van Latem naar Gent
Cruise4Two op de Leie mét Ghent-Authentic gids aan boord.

Now that summer is around the corner, it's the perfect time to discover the beautiful Lyss river during a 3h private boat trip, guided by Ghent-Authentic. In a splendid yacht from Cruise4Two you get to enjoy stunning scenes from Ghent to Sint-Martens-Latem. We pass by highlights in Ghent such as the 'Ketelvaart, Ghent's oldest canal, as well as the impressive new city library Krook. Once we leave Ghent, you will be blown away by the beautiful nature in the surrounding villages such as Afsnee and Sint-Martens-Latem. We pass by lofty mansions, majestic gardens and villages that inspired multiple artists. A private Ghent-Authentic guide makes your trip complete. 

Specifics 

Timing: 3h 

Maximum number of persons: 10 

Price:

-Mo-Fr: €950,00 (taxes/ VAT included) 

-weekends/public holidays: €1050,00 (taxes/ VAT included) 

Included: splendid yacht for 3h, private captain from Cruise4Two and private Ghent-Authentic guide 

Optional: drinks and catering on board 

To book/more information: please contact Cruise4Two by phone +32(0)475 49 63 38 or by e-mail bart@c42.be

This yacht is private, 100% corona proof and should be booked well enough in advance