Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent

Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent

Join our Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent of and discover the fascinating history, myths and legends of our city with an experienced and passionate local guide.

We take you off the beaten track to show you some highlights and hidden gems of our gorgeous city. After 1.5h you will finish the tour in the medieval quarter of Ghent, very close to the city center, with a deeper understanding of our beloved city!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St Michael's Bridge, Sint-Michielsplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

We start here with an introduction to the history of Ghent and the role the city played as a trading hub in medieval times. We also introduce you to the 3 towers of the Ghent skyline, which are best visible from this spot.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), Sint-Baafsplein Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000 Belgium

We’ll tell you the gruesome story of why the beautiful cathedral is also known as the ‘Devil’s Tower’. (Entering is not part of the tour).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Graslei and Korenlei, Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent Belgium

We take you to the heart of the bustling medieval harbour of Ghent, back when the city was an economic powerhouse in Europe, to tell you about the lucrative trading activities.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Appelbrugparkje, Jan Breydelstraat 14, 9000 Gent, Belgium

On this bridge overlooking the giant Butchers’ Hall, we tell you the legend about the execution of a father and son and the miraculous event that saved them.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gravensteen, Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000 Belgium

Built by Count Baldwin in the 9th century to protect the inhabitants from the Viking raids, it was around this impressive fortification that the city started to develop. Our guide will share its fascinating history with you.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Prinsenhof, Lievekaai, Ghent Belgium

Next, we take you to what once was a gigantic palace called the Prince’s Court. Today we need some imagination to envision it, but our guide will bring its history to life! (Entering is not part of the tour).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rabot Sluice, Opgeeistenlaan 1, Ghent 9000 Belgium

Here, we will show you the only remaining tower of the 14 km long defence wall that was built around Ghent in the Middle Ages.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Keizer Karel V, Prinsenhofplein, Ghent Belgium

We take you to the Bridge of Imperial Delights, which is flanked by 4 sculptures which depict legendary scenes of the life of Charles V. Our guide will explain you some of them.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Augustijnenklooster Gent, Academiestraat 1 Open 07:00-12:30 & 14:00-18:30, Ghent 9000 Belgium

On this stop, we’ll tell you about the troublesome history of the Religious Wars and the effect the Calvinist rule has had on the history of the city. (Entering is not part of the tour).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Koninklijke Dekenij Patershol v.z.w., Haringsteeg 3, Ghent 9000 Belgium

To finish the tour, we take you to the picturesque medieval quarter of the Patershol or ‘Monk’s hole’ to tell you about the social impact of the Industrial Revolution and the role it played in the revival of the city’s economy!

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Start location: Sint-Michielsbrug, St Michael's Bridge, Sint-Michielshelling, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


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  • Professional guide
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