Evening Tour of the Dark Side of Gent

Evening Tour of the Dark Side of Gent

Join our evening tour of Ghent 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 we will finish the tour in the medieval quarter of Gent, very close to the city center, with a deeper understanding of Gent and perhaps some new friends!

If you cannot make it to the tour for whatever reason, please notify us, so we can open your slot to other visitors. Thank you and enjoy the tour!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our guides are volunteers who offer tours for tips. The charged fee only covers the cost of booking via this platform.

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

Pass By: 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’.

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, 9000 Gent, 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

Pass By: 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!

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

Pass By: 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.

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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duração: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Ponto de partida: Sint-Michielsbrug, St Michael's Bridge, Sint-Michielshelling, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


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