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Ghent & Belgian Chocolates
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Ghent is a dynamic city with a center straight out of the Middle Ages. After a one-hour drive on the highway passing the typical Flemish countryside, you arrive at the medieval city of Ghent. Your guided walking tour starts at the bottom of St. Michael’s Bridge. On top of St. Michael’s Bridge you’ll have the most impressive view on the historical city center. From that point, you can see the Old Port with gabled guild houses, the 1,000-year-old Castle of the Counts and the famous 'row of the 3 towers' - St. Nicolas Church, The Belfry tower and St. Bavo's Cathedral. Your guide will lead you through the old town passing the old port, the Butchers’ Hall and City Hall on your way to St Bavo’s cathedral. You can enjoy some free time for shopping to find the perfect souvenir. Then you’ll walk to a Belgian chocolatier. You’ll see how the raw chocolate bars are made into the fine Belgian chocolates using only the finest, freshest and carefully selected ingredients. Tasting is allowed. At the end, there is time to purchase some Belgian chocolates. After this free time, your coach will bring you back to your ship.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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