For those looking to explore a city off the beaten track, the historic city of Ghent in Belgium is a must-visit destination. Rich in culture, history and charm, a visit to Ghent is in many ways the closest you can come to stepping back in time.
Megabus offers a great budget option for travelling to Ghent and other European destinations. It’s easy to book online or by phone, and once you’ve chosen your route, you can relax and enjoy the journey on our modern, comfortable coaches, complete with free Wi-Fi. What’s more, our all-inclusive luggage allowance lets you bring a checked bag of up to 25kg, plus one piece of on-board luggage, without paying any more – perfect for bringing home souvenirs from your travels.
Ghent is renowned for its historic architecture and outstanding art treasures, as well as a vibrant modern festival scene. Take the time to explore the picturesque streets and visit the many churches and museums in this lively university town.
One of the top attractions is the Gravensteen, or Castle of the Count, an imposing 12th-century fortification that will transport your imagination back to the Middle Ages. Other interesting monuments include the Old Belfry and the massive St. Michael’s Bridge, from which you can view many examples of the city’s fine architecture.
Art lovers should head straight to Saint Bavo Cathedral, home of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, a world-famous altarpiece painted by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck around 1432, and which is considered a major milestone in art history. The Museum VoorVormgeving (Design Museum of Ghent), the Museum voorSchoneKunsten (Museum of Fine Arts) and the Stedelijk Museum voorActueleKunst (City Museum for Contemporary Art) are also worth a visit.
Ghent is relatively compact and walkable, so it’s easy to travel by Megabus to Ghent and then visit the main sites on foot during a relaxed weekend break or longer visit.
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not hop on another Megabus to other European destinations nearby like Rotterdam?
Book your seat now, either online or by phone, to start soaking up the culture and history in this fascinating destination.