Flemish Painting: From Van Eyck to Rubens

DAY 1  

Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras to Brussels and onwards to Ghent and the Hotel NH Gent Belfort. This evening there will be a lecture: Art in Bruges from Jan van Eyck to Hans Memling.


A whole day excursion to Bruges which will include a canal boat trip, a visit to Groeningemuseum to view van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Memling, a visit to the Church of Our Lady and the Hospital of St John which is the Memling Museum.

The day is spent in Ghent where you will see van Eyck’s altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb at the Cathedral of St Bavo and also visit the Museum of Fine Arts. The evening lecture: Peter Paul Rubens and his Antwerp Studio.

Today you travel to Ghent where you will see Rubens altarpieces at the Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, view a major collection of Gothic sculpture at the Mayer van den Bergh Museum then visit Ruben’s house. The evening lecture: Pieter Bruegel the Elder at 450.

After breakfast we will travel back to Brussels to visit the Musee d’Art Ancien which houses 15th - 18th century Belgian artists. There is some free time before you take the late afternoon Eurostar back to St Pancras.                                                         

7th August 2019, from £1365 per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room, single rooms available at a supplement, Offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice


  • Return travel on Eurostar to Brussels and onward travel to Ghent

  • 4 nights accommodation and NH Gent Belfort including breakfast

  • Dinner with water and coffee

  • Full touring itinerary including entrance fees and transport

  • Tour manager

Not Included

  • Holiday insurance

  • Items of a personal nature e.g. telephone calls

  • Porterage and gratuities

PLEASE NOTE: As with most trains, passengers are responsible for carrying baggage onto and off the train. Baggage can be stored on overhead shelves or at the entrance to the carriages.Trollies are available at St Pancras and Lille, but bags do need to be carried on to the platform.

Tracey Strand