All participants will be able to participate in one of the Social Activities but do bear in mind that there is a maximum of participants on some of the activities.
You will receive a notice, if your option would be fully booked.
Option A: City Brewery visit + tasting
+ 3 tasters
Option B: Kayak through the historical center of the city
Three different routes through the center will be offered.
Each route takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the amount and the experience of the participants.
WHAT TO BRING?
- a form of identification
- clothes that can get dirty or wet
- chilly weather: a raincoat and waterproof trousers
- sunny weather: sunscreen and sunglasses
- something to drink
- cell phone and/or camera
WHAT DO WE PROVIDE?
- secure storage of your belongings
- a city map and an explanation on how to kayak
- life jackets
- waterproof barrels to store valuable things
- a vending machine where you can buy beverages
- the possibility to shower and change (€5 pp)
Option C: Boat tour: The Medieval Center of Ghent
- St. Bavo’s Cathedral, the Belfry and St Nicholas’ Church
- Old guildhalls of boatmen, masons, grain measurers, fishmongers, hagbutters, etc.
- Impressive castles like the Castle of the Counts and the Princes’ Court, birthplace of Charles V of Spain
- The old Fish market facing the even older Meat Hall built many years ago
- The more than solid 13th-century Monasteries previously occupied by Augustinians and Dominicans
- The Ancient Port of Ghent with its quay walls and mercantile houses, never too far away of shady inns packed with girls of easy virtue, etc.
Highly recommended if you would like to explore and discover the city of Ghent. Guide on board. Also available on board: illustrated translations into German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese.
Option D: Guided Tour: Ghent - Authentic classic
In ‘Ghent-Authentic Classic’ we take you for a stroll through the cobblestone streets of Ghent.
During 1 ½ hour we walk and talk about all the famous highlights Ghent has to offer such as the Castle of the Counts, the Belfry, the medieval skyline of guild houses, towers and churches, the cathedral etc. We like to elaborate not only on their historical and architectural value but also on their present-day function and how things might evolve in the future.
On top of that we won’t hesitate to point out some of the small authentic local shops, bars and restaurants we pass by and are often overlooked as they tend to be hidden deep in the medieval heart of the city.
After 1 ½ hour you will have seen more, know more and have experienced more than most well-prepared tourists do in one day!