Ghent & Belgian Chocolatier

ZE1-155 | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium | See Special Notes

from $99.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Taste of Belgium Taste of Belgium
  • Ghent

You will see:

Strenuous

Excursion Length:
Approx. 5 hours

Max. Group Size: 45

Tour Overview

This enjoyable, half-day tour combines the best of Belgium's cultural heritage with a chance to sample some of its wonderful, internationally revered, hand-made chocolates. First, enjoy a scenic motorcoach ride from Zeebrugge port to the pretty Flemish city of Ghent, which, during the Middle Ages, became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Today, it is a busy city that boasts a lively port and popular university.

Accompanied by your friendly guide, your tour begins in the old city center where you will enjoy a superb photo opportunity from the top of St. Michael's Bridge. The sweeping views here range from the Old Port, with its gabled Guild Houses, to the thousand-year-old Castle of the Counts. You will also be able to view the 15th-century Town Hall, the famous 'three towers' of Saint Nicholas Church, and the Belfry tower.

At the midway part of the tour, you will stop to enjoy an informative and fun chocolate demonstration in which you will learn all about the history of chocolate and how it is molded into different shapes, but more importantly, you'll have the opportunity to sample some of these sweet treats. Your walking tour resumes with a stroll through the streets to St. Bavo's Cathedral. This massive cathedral took three centuries to complete.

Afterward, you will have free time to explore the city and shop for souvenirs, including fine Belgian chocolates and Flemish lace, before heading back to the ship at Zeebrugge.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Tour capacity is extremely limited - book early to reserve space.

This tour will not be offered from July 14, 2018 to July 29st, 2018 due to local festivities.

Bring Euro or credit cards for additional purchases.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and a light jacket.

Sequence of tour stops may vary.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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