Tower of Babel (Babylon) a famous painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder created in 1563
Tower of Babel (Babylon) a famous painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder created in 1563

Music and Art

Flemish Arts

6 days From £2,250

1 April 2019

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 six day 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.

What's included?

  •  Flights
  •  Local transport
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary
  •  Accommodation
  •  Expert guide
  •  Professional tour manager

Led by...

Dr Agata Chrzanowska

Dr Agata Chrzanowska

Dr Agata Chrzanowska is an art historian specialized in both Early Modern painting and in photography studies.

Call for availability £2,250

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £440

Tour highlights:

  • 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

Tour details

Dates 1 April 2019 - 6 April 2019
Duration 6 days
Cost £2,250 Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £440 Balance due by 7 January 2019
Activity Level Easy-Going
Tour code ZAB19A

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1 April 2019: Itinerary

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

Meals include: Dinner

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels

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.

All meals included

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels

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.

All meals included

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels

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.

All meals included

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels

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.

All meals included

Hotel: Le Dixseptième, Brussels

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 include: Breakfast, Lunch

1 April 2019: Additional Info

1 April 2019: Accommodation

Hotel Le Dixseptième is itself a work of art dating back to the 14th century. The hotel is a protected monument and is a stone's throw from Brussels' Grand Place within easy reach of several nearby attractions where you can discover the great painters of Belgium. 

1 April 2019: Enquiries

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