Walking food tour: Introduction to Ghent through food

Gent, Belgium
Ghent Foodie Experience

From USD 92.93

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This is a perfect pick for foodies visiting Ghent. Instead of going on a traditional sightseeing tour, enjoy this culinary adventure that helps you save time by ticking off top Ghent landmarks and trying tasty food at the same time. Sights along the way include Ghent Cathedral, Vrijdagsmarkt, and Graffiti Street. As for the bites—the tasting lineup changes regularly, but samples may include chocolate, beer, cheese, and charcuterie.
  • Combine sightseeing and food tastings on this Ghent walking tour
  • No need to pay at each stop: Tastings are included along the way
  • Enjoy commentary about Ghent’s most famous landmarks
  • No rushing: Enjoy a relaxed pace with photo stops along the way

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Private guide
  • 10% off in some of the stores we visit as part of the tour.
  • Transportation to get to the meeting point
  • Additional food and drinks that are not part of the tour.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Vrijdagmarkt
    Vrijdagmarkt, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    We will meet at the Jacob Van Artevelde statue. It is the big statue in the middle of the square. You can get there by taking tram nr. 1 and either get off at "Korenmarkt" or "Gravensteen". Ask for shopping street "Lange Munt". At the end of this street turn right and you will see the square.

End point

  • Ghent
    Ghent, Belgium

    Please note that the end point is different than the starting point. We will finish our tour at the last taster place. This will be walking distance from the old town or a short tram or bus ride.

What To Expect


2 hours Admission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Graslei and Korenlei

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Graffiti Street

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Het Belfort van Gent

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We walk 2 to 5 km at a very gentle and relaxed pace and with several taster stops. You need to be able to walk this distance. You also need to be comfortable with standing/walking whilst having your taster.
  • Please inform us about any dietary needs / intolerances and allergies.
  • If you have a special need, please get in touch prior to booking.
  • Be prepared for any weather condition (waterproof clothes are recommended).
  • If a tours needs to be canceled by us, we will offer an alternative date or give you a full refund.
  • You need to be comfortable with standing/walking whilst having your taster.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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27 reviews
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Fantastic tour
rn_E, June 2023
Fantastic guide, fantastic tour. Plenty of complementary food and drinks. Our guide spoke English and Swedish which was perfect for our group.
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Much appreciated!
Great food and experience
Leslie_M, June 2023
This was a great tour. There was so much food so come hungry. Sophie chose great restaurants to eat at. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed the food and tour! Hope you had a great journey back home.
Annette_G, June 2023
Enjoyed the easygoing pace with the eye of a local on the sights of old Ghent. Great sampling of different foods that gave us tasty dinner ideas before heading home. Sophie’s passion and love for her hometown is evident in each story she tells about Ghent, both as it was in the past and as is it today. Thanks for a lovely, delicious and educational afternoon, Sophie!
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words. It put a smile on our face that you loved the tour and food :)
Great tour, great food.
Lynette_L, May 2023
Sophie was a wonderful and very considerate guide. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. The route covered many of the major sites as well as great food options. All the food was good from croquettes, ham and cheese, chocolates, meat balls and waffles. Sophie made sure that everyone's individual tastes were catered for. It was an easy and pleasant tour. The other people in the small group were lovely.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed your time with your guide and the other people, the food and the city! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels before going home.
Amazing walking tour and delicious food
Duyen_T, Mar 2023
Fantastic tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable of the city and provided excellent service. The food was all delicious and we loved the open conversation.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much for your kind words. It is great to hear that you had a good time! :) Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.
Awesome walking food tour!
Jennye_S, Nov 2022
I got to spend time with Sophie since I was by myself and learned so much about Ghent and food! Food was great and the walk was awesome as well. Highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
It was lovely to host you and hear your stories. Glad you enjoyed the tour with Sophie.
Excellent Tour with Sophie!
Sarah_R, Oct 2022
We had a wonderful Tour with Sophie! We had already seen many of the normal areas she covers so she totally customized our Tour to show us tons of new sights…I had requested to see as much street art/murals as possible and we found some gorgeous examples. All food stops were delicious - we loved the first stop the most with the local meats, cheeses and beer - great kick off to our day! We learned so much about Ghent and felt we truly had a unique experience with Sophie as our Guide. Highly recommend this Tour!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Awww that is so kind of you to say. We are really happy that you had a great time with Sophie. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay.
Great Intro to Ghent with Good Food
Leslie_W, Sept 2022
Sophie was a fantastic guide and I learned so much about Ghent on this tour. The food was delicious. And I feel like this your really set me up to enjoy the rest oh my stay in Ghent. Highly recommended as a starting point.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words, Leslie. We really enjoyed hosting you and are glad we could show you a bit of our favourite city :) Enjoy the rest of your travels!
Gent Experience via Food!
Emily_R, June 2022
Our guide was exceptional. She listened to us, showed us Gent, and gave us a great eating experience. I wish I could remember her name to give her a shout out!
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the tour, Ghent, the food and your guide. Her name is Sophie.
Wonderful tour with great food😊
DeborahJoanne_M, Apr 2022
We had a wonderful tour with Sophie even in the rain and hail. She is very knowledgeable about Ghent and took us to great places to taste and learn about food.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Deborah, thank you very much for your lovely review. It was quite a day with the weather being so crazy!! But good on you and your friend to keep your smiles up and have this positive attitude! Hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels!
Great Tour and Lots of Food!
Samantha_K, Oct 2021
Highly recommend this tour! It was a great way to see Ghent, learn about the city, and enjoy some great food. Our tour guide was very personable and gave us some great tips about what to do in Ghent as well as other areas in Belgium. Then there was the food! Definitely do not eat before the tour as you will get so much food throughout the tour. We had 6 stops throughout the tour with food and definitely did not leave hungry.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your kind words! Much appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed Ghent ánd the food! Enjoy the rest of your stay.
Customized food experience by Sophie
Ahsan_S, May 2021
Sophie is the best! She prepared a Customized Nice route and hotspots by taking our allergies in account. She had interesting stories about the restaurants and historic buildings. We really enjoyed the foodtour and recommend everybody to try. Next trip is to Mechelen 😊
Response from Host, June 2021
Thank you very much for letting us know that you enjoyed your foodie experience :) Much appreciated. Hope to see you in Mechelen some time :)

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