Out and about in a rebellious town!
Once the capital of the County of Flanders, the dream of the city-state held by Jacob Van Artevelde, a key lynchpin in the Anglo-French economic conflict of the 14th century, larger than London or Cologne at the height of the Middle Ages, the place of birth of Charles Quint in Prinsenhof, home to one of the largest art treasures anywhere in the world, including the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb altarpiece by the van Eyck brothers, a centre of wealth accumulated by the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution as well as Belgium’s biggest university town.
During our saunter across Ghent city centre, we will be discovering the traces of these epoch-making periods in history as we take in medieval Gravensteen Castle, the Town Hall, the Belfry, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Graslei canal, the ancient Patershol quarter, Prinsenhof, etc.
Fortunately, Ghent did not suffer too much under shellings and bombardments during either of the two World Wars, which left the historical buildings well preserved in every splendour. Today, more trendy than it ever was, Ghent continues to remain a thriving city with a modern-day population that enjoys the town it calls home to the full.
We are invited to enjoy an aperitif and tuck into 4 different courses in no less than 3 different restaurants where we will be served ‘quint’essentially Ghent dishes.
By all means allow yourself to be swept off your feet by our guide but make sure you do not lose your way in this maze of cobble stone streets and olde-worlde alleys that simply ooze history.
- Duration of the guided culinary tour: 3-4 hours
- Groups of minimum 15. Large groups will be split up into smaller groups of ±25 persons
- Meeting point: Place Sainte-Baafs, in front of the entrance of the Cathedral
- Price: €70 per person (from 20 peoples) + a single administration cost of €25
- Extra cost of €35 per guide if you want another language than Dutch, French or English
- These prices are 21% VAT exclusive
Included: guided tour through Ghent by an experienced guide, an aperitif, starter, main course, 3 glasses of wine or beer or soft drinks and coffee or tea with a dessert to end the evening.