The Great Flemish Artists Belgium

4 days/ 3 nights

From only £189pp

Overview

4 days/ 3 nights From only £189pp

Our study tour provides a unique insight into the Golden Age of Flemish painting.  Observe the works of the van Eyck brothers, Bosch, Bruegel and Rubens in their magnificent settings and explore the historic cities of Brussels, Bruges and Ghent. 

Travel in December and visit the magical Christmas Markets too! Contact us for packages.  

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from UK.  Transfer to accommodation.  Brussels Fine Arts Museum

  • Day 2

    Ghent and Bruges excursion.  Fine arts Museum and Cathedral.  

  • Day 3

    All day Antwerp excursion. Mayer van der Bergh Museum. 

  • Day 4

    Free time. Departure to UK.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • This large church, the burial place of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, boasts a variety of styles: part of the chapel is twelfth-century; the transepts are seventeenth-century Romanesque; and the nave is fifteenth-century Gothic.
  • Visitors can discover a range of permanent exhibitions, illustrated with original comic strip drawings and unique objects. Simultaneously, there are also several temporary exhibitions on display.
  • Each year, millions of people from around the world witness the spectacle that is the Belgium Grand Prix. Why not head to Spa and take a look at the famous track at a time when it’s perhaps a little less hectic? The atmosphere is one of constant excitement!
  • The Atomium is an iconic building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo ’58, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. CNN named it Europe’s most bizarre building.
  • Mini-Europe is a miniature park located near Brussels. Mini-Europe has approximately 80 cities and 350 buildings. The park is renowned for the quality of its models, some of which cost as much as €350,000 to make (the Brussels Grand-Place). The park contains numerous live action models (train, mills, eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Airbus, cable cars, etc.
  • Brussels hosts the official seat of the European Commission and is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions upholding the Unions treaties and the day to day running of the UK. Students can take a guided tour- maximum numbers apply.
  • Many people refer to Belgium as the ‘beer capital of the world’ and Brussels certainly lives up to this name. There is an abundance of breweries to choose from – each one more interesting and alluring than the last.
  • Grand Place is in the central square of Brussels. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Students will have an opportunity to learn about the origins of chocolate making, the making of it and the possibility of adding a practical chocolate workshop at the end of the session.
  • Bruparck is a large recreational area that includes many attractions including the very popular Mini-Europe; Oceade Water Park, Kinepolis 24 screen cinema, and ‘the Village’ for food and drinks and children playground.