• Explore the delightful medieval town of Bruges, characterised by its fine churches, canals and cobbled streets, on this brand new tour based in the heart of the city
• Discover the works of the Flemish Primitives, including Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling, with visits to the Groeningemuseum and Hospital of St John
• Enjoy a private reception at the fascinating historical Adornes Domain and Jerusalem Chapel
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Depart London St Pancras 1058 on Eurostar via Brussels, arriving Bruges 1549. Transfer to Hotel De Tuilerieën and check in for four nights. Short walking tour: Vismarkt, Burg, Markt, Belfort, Wollestraat.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Groeningemuseum (Flemish Primitives and later Bruges artists). Afternoon: St Saviour’s Cathedral (Bruges’s oldest parish church with Treasury).
Morning lecture followed by visit to St John’s Hospital and Memling Museum. Afternoon: Church of Our Lady followed by gentle walk to Beguinage (founded in 1245). Free evening.
Morning visit to Gruuthusemuseum (due to reopen in May 2019 – subject to restoration works). Afternoon: gentle walk to St Anne’s Church followed by visit to Adornes Domain and Jerusalem Chapel (tour with private visit to family house).
Depart Bruges 1010 via Brussels, arriving London St Pancras 1405.
30 Sep — 4 Oct 2019
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ACE GENTLER TOURS
Bruges is one in a new series of more gently paced tours, created specially by ACE for those who prefer a more laid-back, less physically demanding itinerary while retaining the same high level of academic content. Walking distances are typically shorter, visits are more relaxed, and time is dedicated to the gradual appreciation of, and explorations within, our immediate surroundings. Hotels will usually be situated in central locations to allow for ease of access to major amenities; while group members are regularly encouraged to enjoy each location in their own way and at their own pace.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a reduction of:
return travel, accommodation based on sharing a comfort twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, three dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, comfort double room for single use supplement £185.
Executive rooms with a canal view are available at a supplement - please contact the ACE office for more details.