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Ghent River Cruises

About Ghent 

As well as acting as a river cruiser’s gateway to Bruges, Ghent is the capital of East Flanders and one of Belgium’s most important and beautiful cities, offering plenty of cultural and architectural attractions as well as a quant and enjoyable riverside atmosphere. Its location in Belgium’s Flemish region ensures a French feel and as it's situated on the Leie – one of the Dutch Belgian Waterways – it is ensured of an enduring popularity as a river cruise port. Its riverside location was doubtless a contributing factor to its reputation in the Middle Ages as one of Europe’s most prosperous cities and indeed, a rich medieval heritage remains one of the city’s biggest draws. 

Exploring Ghent 

The Graslei and Korenlei area encapsulates everything that many river cruisers want out of Belgium but without many of the crowds. Historic buildings, quant cafes, restaurants, the option of a sight-seeing idle down a secluded waterway, it’s all here. In fact, the old city centre, which it is a part of, does an excellent job in that department too and there’s a wealth of beautiful architecture to be found along the canals and indeed, at every turn. One of the architectural focal points is St Michael’s Bridge, which leads to the city centre and offers what many consider to be the finest of Ghent views, with the city’s main church towers being a main focal point.   

Indeed, it is those towers which comprise a number of Ghent’s other most popular architectural attractions. St Bavo’s Cathedral is perhaps the most popular, with some stunning architecture inside and out, not to mention a number of celebrated artworks, such as Rubens’ rendering of the saint himself and the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Altarpiece, which dates back to the 15th century. The city’s Belfry is another very visible attraction, a gothic treasure full of atmosphere and offering fantastic views. There are over 250 steps to the top but thankfully a lift, too. The bells chime every 15 minutes, so you’ll be able to hear them for yourself, no matter how brief your visit is.

Ghent tips 

Ghent’s great for stout European cuisine with a touch of delicate French flair, with mussels and spare ribs being two favourites. Friday is market day and has been for hundreds of years, so if you’re in Ghent then, it’s a great opportunity to pick up a bargain.

Ghent Itineraries

Lyon

Seven River Journeys

1 sailing date April 2023
60 Nights From Avignon, France to , Giurgiu
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Kinderdijk

The Inaugural Cruise from Arnhem

1 sailing date March 2022
7 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to , Amsterdam

VIP door-todoor travel service in the UK, Travel from Folkstone via coach or Eurotunnel, up to 5 shore excursions

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Bamberg

Magnificent Europe with Paris

18 sailing dates July 2021 to November 2022
17 Nights From Paris, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Magnificent Europe - Prague to Paris

20 sailing dates July 2021 to December 2022
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Amsterdam

Europe with Paris, Transylvania & Bucharest

3 sailing dates September 2021 to May 2022
28 Nights From Paris, to Romania , Bucharest
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Miltenberg

Magnificent Europe - Paris to Prague

18 sailing dates July 2021 to November 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Ghent

Canals, Colors and Delights

1 sailing date July 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Western Front Explorer - Roundtrip Amsterdam

2 sailing dates March 2022 to November 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Canals and Capitals

1 sailing date July 2021
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Active Discovery in Holland an Belgium

6 sailing dates July 2021 to September 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Arnhem

Springtime In Holland And Belgium

1 sailing date April 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Antwerp

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

2 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Middelburg

Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

2 sailing dates April 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Kinderdijk

Tulip Time Highlights

3 sailing dates March 2022 to April 2022
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam

Includes flights and overseas transfers! No single supplement available!

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Middelburg

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date March 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Hoorn

Roundrip Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Hoorn

Roundtrip Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Roundtrip From Amsterdam

4 sailing dates July 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Antwerp

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

8 sailing dates September 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne

Receive €100pp on-board spend!

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Brussels

Best of Holland & Belgium

22 sailing dates July 2021 to December 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes FREE flights and overseas transfers

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