Day 1: We will spend the day in Ghent to see highlights, including the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK) and its tribute to the Flemish Master Jan van Eyck with the exhibition 'Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution' - "a once-in-a-lifetime experience that makes the world of Van Eyck more tangible than ever" with worldwide loans.
Day 2: In Antwerp we'll visit the Rubens House where the great master lived and painted, Snijders and Rockoxhuis, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Plantin-Moretus Museum - a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 3: Brussels may be small but it was very important to the development of Art Nouveau (there are still many examples of this style) and, of course, Surrealism. Spend the day exploring the city's finest art collections including the Magritte Museum.
The trip will be limited to 10 places
Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent: Van Eyck to Magritte
(arrive early* on or by Monday 17th February 2020)
The course runs Monday 17th February - Wednesday 19th February 2020 inclusive (3 days)
*The MSK museum will be open till 7pm that day. We will meet earlier to see other highlights but we have secured timed entry to the Van Eyck exhibition at 4p.m. so if you prefer to catch an early Monday morning train you can. We will finish the tour in Brussels on Wednesday on time for people to catch the 17.56 Eurostar if you wish.
If travelling via Eurostar, you can purchase a ticket that includes travel to any city in Belgium so where you stay is up to you: Brussels or Ghent.