The Ghent Experience


Private tours in Ghent

Book a private tour, together with your friends, family, colleagues, or just by jourself. Available 7/7. Choose between the Highlights Tour, the Chocolate Tour, the True or False Tour, and more!
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Chocolate Tour

Small Group Tours in Ghent

Join our "Small Group Chocolate & Tasting Tours" (ENG), with individual registration!...
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Team activity in Ghent

Teambuilding in Ghent

Want to create a fun & interactive team activity? Let us turn your wish into reality, where you're the designer!...
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The Bruges Experience

Highlights Tour in Bruges

Private Highlights Tour in Bruges

An interesting introduction to the medieval city centre, with a little twist!
Chocolate Tour Bruges

Private Chocolate Tour in Bruges

The perfect tour for foodies with a sweet tooth. Visit the best local chocolate shops and savor lots of sweet treats!

About Charlie

All of our tours are given by local guides, in a fun & interactive way, and always with a touch of rock 'n roll! Charlie offers thematic Private Tours in Ghent & Bruges, that are available 7/7, like the Off The Beaten Path Tour, Chocolate Tour and Highlights Tour. The perfect activity to do with friends, family, colleagues or just by yourself. On Fridays and during the weekends you can as well join our Small Group Tours, with individual registration.

BEST GUIDE IN GHENTBest walking tour in Ghent & Bruges, with a local guide!
Absolutely loved the tour! Our tour guide was very well spoken, passionate about the city and with a good sense of humor. Definitely will join again next time I'm there. Big thumbs up!!!!
Petra Anatolevna - Moscow, Russia
We had a great guide! Funny, knowledgeable, synthetic and pleasant to talk to. Strongly recommended
Stan Livingston - San Diego, U.S.A.
My friends and I went on a Chocolate Tour in Ghent with Charlie Tours yesterday! What an interesting and fun way to explore Ghent. Nick is for sure one of the most passionate guides I have met.
Freija W. - Ghent, Belgium
The tour was excellent. Vera our guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the city. Great historical facts and the chocolate was delicious!
Gemma - Dublin, Ireland
We found reviews of this by chance and thought it sounded good. Excellent, interesting tour. It kept our two teenagers well entertained for an afternoon (and talking about it afterwards). Nick was a great guide. And there was plenty of chocolate. Highly r
Paul M. - London, England
We went on the tour on 6/9/19. Me, my mum and sister....we all loved the tour and the chocolates were divine!! Our guide was great fun and knowledgeable,. We all would totally recommend this tour for anyone visiting Ghent. Make sure you book in advance!
Ozzy - Halifax, Canada
We were only in Ghent for half a day and Vera really made sure we were taken care of. She was knowledgeable, she is a local and from Ghent, and she provided some fantastic insights into her city. Thank you so much for a great tour!
Mike - Nashville, U.S.A.
We had an excellent tour with Nick, Very informative but laid back and friendly. It felt more like a friend showing you around than the same old text book guide book. Would highly highly recommend!
Sandra - New York, USA
Our family of 5 really enjoyed this chocolate tour with our awesome tour guide Nick! He also did a great overall history of the city that our kids really enjoyed.
Tiffani - Denver, USA
Best tour in Ghent, with a local guide!Highlights Tour GhentFOOD TOUR GHENT

Charlie was founded in 2013 as a genuine local bar - restoBAR Charlie - at the Patershol, the oldest neighborhood of Ghent. For years, Ghent-born Nick Vandecasteele served his customers with great enthusiasm and enjoyed a nightlife full of fun & rock 'n roll. He shared the passion for his city and its rich history from behind the bar with regulars and tourists on a daily basis, always in an entertaining way! A side job as a local city guide was written in the stars. And so it happened. But it didn't stop there. At the end of 2017, Nick decided to close restoBAR Charlie for good.

Charlie would from now on live on as a full-time city guide: Charlie Tours was born! As a proud local, he now considers it an absolute privilege, together with his fantastic team of local guides, to show visitors around his beautiful Ghent in a fun & interactive way!

"Never waste a good crisis". That's what they thought at Charlie Tours during the Covid-period. Because the extra - unexpected - free time was used to start up in that other stunning medieval city: Bruges!

So far the customers of Charlie Tours unanimously gave excellent ratings on Google & TripAdvisor. So don't hesitate and come and enjoy The Ghent Experience and/or The Bruges Experience together with Charlie!

Gift Card

Let's face it ... a Gift Card is never an original gift, but luckily our tours are! Would you like to surprise someone with a fun & interactive tour through Ghent, given by a true local? Order your Gift Card now and choose the amount yourself (min. € 25). Mail delivery within Belgium: for free!. All Gift Cards are valid for both our Small Group Tours and our thematic Private Tours in Ghent.

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