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new From the ruins of Saint Bavo's Abbey to the Patershol district

A visit to Ghent's most iconic district: Patershol and a discovery of Ghent's best-kept secret: Saint Bavo's Abbey

Enjoy the walk through the tranquil ruins of the Saint Bavo's Abbey in the Macharius district. Sail through the historic center in the direction of the Patershol, the district where the medieval soul of Ghent is still alive.

More about this tour

A boat from the shipping company Gent Watertoerist will take you together with our guide to the pier at the Baudelopark. The confluence of the rivers Scheldt and Leie and the 7th century ruins of the Saint Bavo's Abbey are reached after a short walk. Together with our enthusiastic guide, you will discover this poetic and tranquil place.
The sandwich lunch is served on the boat, followed by a visit to the Patershol with its well-preserved medieval street pattern. A great neighbourhood where culture, history, popular flair and culinary delight go hand in hand. Get lost in the picturesque streets.

Practical information

Prices based on groups of at least 15 people.

Included in the price: 

  • Visit Saint Bavo's Abbey and surroundings with a guide (2 hours)
  • 90-minute boat trip with sandwich lunch and coffee/tea/water
  • Visit Patershol with a guide (1 hour)
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Languages Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, West-Vlaams, Gents
Duration 10:00 - 16:00 h