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Cruises to Ghent


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Top Ghent Cruises

Tulips & Windmills - Antwerp To Amsterdam

River Princess 30 Mar 2025 9 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Antwerp

Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

6★ All-Inclusive boutique river cruising*

Itinerary: Antwerp - Ghent - Veere - Rotterdam - Nijmegen - Hoorn - Enkuizen - Haarlem - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Outside from £3,509pp

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Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Antwerp

River Duchess 25 Mar 2025 9 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Amsterdam

Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

6★ All-Inclusive boutique river cruising*

Itinerary: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Haarlem - Enkuizen - Hoorn - Nijmegen - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Veere - Ghent - Antwerp
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Outside from £3,509pp

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Tulips & Windmills - Antwerp To Amsterdam

River Duchess 03 Apr 2025 9 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Antwerp

Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

6★ All-Inclusive boutique river cruising*

Itinerary: Antwerp - Ghent - Veere - Rotterdam - Nijmegen - Hoorn - Enkuizen - Haarlem - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Outside from £3,869pp

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What to see in Ghent

Ghent, a city in Belgium known for its medieval architecture and vibrant culture, offers a plethora of activities and sights for visitors, especially around its picturesque port area. This Flemish city seamlessly blends its rich history with a lively contemporary vibe, making it a fascinating destination for all types of travellers.

One of the city's most iconic landmarks is Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts, which stands as a reminder of Ghent's medieval might. Located in the heart of the city, near the port, this 12th-century fortress offers a glimpse into the past with its imposing moat, thick walls and turrets. Visitors can explore the castle's museum, which displays an array of medieval weaponry, armour and torture instruments, providing insights into the life and times of the counts who once ruled here. The panoramic view from the top of the castle is breathtaking, overlooking the city's historical centre, the intertwining canals and beyond. The castle not only offers a journey back in time but also serves as a venue for various cultural events and exhibitions.

A short walk from the port leads to the enchanting Ghent’s old town, a maze of cobblestone streets, quaint canals and historical buildings. The area is home to the famous St. Bavo's Cathedral, which houses the renowned Ghent Altarpiece, also known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, painted by the Van Eyck brothers. This masterpiece of early Northern Renaissance art is a must-see for art enthusiasts. The old town also includes other architectural gems such as the St. Nicholas' Church and the Belfry of Ghent, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Graslei and Korenlei, two streets along the canal lined with charming guild houses that reflect the city’s prosperous past. The old town’s vibrant atmosphere is accentuated by numerous shops, cafes and restaurants, where visitors can sample Belgian specialities like waffles, chocolates and an array of local beers.

Another unique experience in Ghent is a boat tour along its historic canals. These guided tours offer an alternative perspective of the city, passing by medieval buildings, under ancient bridges and through serene waterways. The tour guides share stories and facts about Ghent’s history, culture and architecture, making it an informative as well as a relaxing experience. The canal tours are particularly enchanting in the evening when the city lights reflect on the water, creating a magical atmosphere.


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