One week in Ghent from 1.072 €
One week in Ghent

One week in Ghent

Its history has points in common with that of Bruges, Ghent has always managed to better preserve its economy. Its industrial role since the early nineteenth century and its fantastic University have made the city always stay alive

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27/08/2019ECONOMY

Barajas

Ghent

Spain
Barajas / 17:20
Ryanair FR 2952 Ryanair
2h 20m Nonstop
Belgium
19:40 Brussels Natl
27/08/2019 03/09/2019

Ghent

About the city

Spiritual bulwark of Flanders, second Belgian port and major industrial centre, Ghent is also a university city that has a feeling of vitality. Built at the confluence of the Leie and the Scheldt, the city is crisscrossed by numerous canals and waterways. Hometown of Charles V, Ghent is full of history and monuments, and old neighbourhoods and docks are full of poetry. The lighting makes a simple evening stroll into something extraordinary. Gravensteen, meaning castle of the counts in Flemish, is an impressive sight. Built in 1180 by Philippe d’Alsace, count of Flanders, Gravensteen Castle is a worthwhile visit for anyone who enjoys history. Featuring walls that measure two meters thick, Gravensteen includes a torture museum, showcasing various torture methods that were once used at the castle. The Gravensteen Castle is located on the eastern bank of the river Leie, right in the heat of Gent's historic city centre. The impressive gothic cathedral is one of the landmarks of the city. Saint Bavo’s Cathedral is a beautiful structure with so many things to see inside that you should think of it as a visit to a museum. The tower rising up in front is impressive, one of the three tower that dominates the city centre, the others belong to Belfort and St. Nickolas church. The cathedral houses the famous altarpiece painting, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. The Belfry Tower, Belford, was erected in 1380 as a symbol of the self-governed and independent city of Gent. It was later also used as a treasury and watch tower. The Belfry is one of the three towers, which dominate the skyline of the historic city centre. The Brabant Gothic style tower is 91 metres tall and can be climbed for panoramic views. The third tower that dominate the skyline belongs to St. Nicholas' Church. The church was constructed in the 13th century and is the best example of Scheldt Gothic in Belgium. One of the oldest churches of the city it stands right in the heart of Ghent. Beautifully classical, Ghent is a compact, authentic city where the past and present co-exist in perfect balance.

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Ghent Marriott Hotel

  • At 1.1 km from the center
  • Korenlei 10, Ghent 9000
The Ghent Marriott hotel is centrally located in Ghent, Belgium one of the most beautiful historic cities in Belgium, Europe. The Marriott hotel in Ghent is overlooking the Korenlei on the banks of the river Lys canal and brings new design to histori...
  • Guest room, 1 King (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 7 Accommodation nights

1 Activities
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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

day 2 - Ghent Guided Sightseeing Boat Trip pass the Graslei, Vleeshuis
This is a boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent. It is an informative boat trip along the River Leie which takes you through the city of Ghent to let you discover the period of the Middle Ages. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past: the beautiful fronts of houses of the Graslei (the medieval port), the big old meat-market as well as the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Admire the only traditional remaining wooden house front.There are open and covered boats available and there will be guided commentary so you can enjoy the views while also learning about the city of Ghent.
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
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Transfer from accommodation to airport

Private Premium (Station Wagon Audi A6 Allroad Business Edition 2014)
03/09/2019ECONOMY

Ghent

Barajas

Belgium
Brussels Natl / 20:05
Ryanair FR 2951 Ryanair
2h 30m Nonstop
Spain
22:35 Barajas
1 Insurances
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One week in Ghent
One week in Ghent