Flemish Arts

City of Ghent
City of Ghent
Triumphal Arch, Brussels
Triumphal Arch, Brussels
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Sunrise over Brussels
Sunrise over Brussels
Ancient Houses in Bruges
Ancient Houses in Bruges

Mostly masters of the oil medium, Flemish artists had a striking creative style that employed realism and detail to capture the world around them. On this tour, we visit a number of museums and galleries where we can see some of the masterworks in question. From the Mad Art Collection of Mechelen and the dramatic artworks of Rubens, to the remarkable Old Masters exhibit in Brussels, stand before iconic pieces that will take your breath away.

Along with taking time to indulge in regional cuisine, we also experience life and culture in this picturesque part of the world. Enjoy a glorious canal cruise in Bruges, wander the vibrant Belgian capital Brussels at leisure, and take a memorable guided tour of the Grand Place, with its architectural wonders and rich history. This sixday
discovery of the vivid world of Flemish Artists will offer a privileged view of historic cities, vibrant culture and the heritage that inspired the artists who lived here.

  • Pay a visit to a great brewery, where you’ll also enjoy lunch
  • An exclusive presentation at the Oldmasters Museum in Brussels
  • A special private tour to see the fantastic restoration of the Van Eyck Altarpiece
  • Take a scenic trip along the canals in beautiful Bruges

Themes

  • Cultural Excursion

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • All Inclusive

Itinerary 2019

Day 1

Travel to Brussels from London St. Pancras and transfer to our hotel. We enjoy a brief early evening walk around the city before dinner.

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2

After a lecture from our expert, we visit the Oldmasters Museum, where a presentation on the Unseen Works of Bruegel awaits. After lunch, we explore the Grand Place and enjoy an evening meal.

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels
Meals: All meals included

Day 3

In Antwerp, we tour its cathedral and the Mayer Van den Bergh museum, with its Bruegel paintings. After lunch, we head to Rubens House, home to the artist’s former studio and private quarters. Later, we tour the Mad Art Museum in Mechelen and return to Brussels for a group dinner.

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels
Meals: All meals included

Day 4

Journey to the charming city of Bruges, home to cobbled streets with shops selling lace and chocolate. Here, we visit the Groeningemuseum and have lunch at the Halve Maan Brewery. A boat trip on Bruges’ canals and dinner in Brussels follow.

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels
Meals: All meals included

Day 5

Today, we travel to Ghent, where we are treated to a private tour of the restoration of Van Eyck’s masterpiece, displayed in Ghent Museum. After lunch, we visit St. Peter’s in Leuven to see paintings by Dieric Bouts. We return to Brussels later on and enjoy a final evening meal together as a group.

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels
Meals: All meals included

Day 6

There is time to explore at leisure this morning before lunch and then we return to the railway station to travel back home to London.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch included

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - Most meals included with wine at dinner
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  6. Hotels
  7. Trains

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