Tuesday 10th – Monday 16th October 2017
Tour leaders: Edward Towne and Charles Linfield
Travelling by coach from Victoria we shall take the Channel Tunnel to the Flemish city of Ghent for a walking tour that will include the Cathedral of St. Bavo, home of van Eyck’s “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”. We move on to Leuven (Louvain) for a three night stay at the Park Inn, our base to explore the town, the site of the Battle of Waterloo and the city of Antwerp with its fine cathedral (containing several paintings by Rubens), the Rubens House and the Plantin-Moretus Museum.
The tour then continues to Liege for the final three nights at the Ramada Plaza Liege City Centre Hotel. Visits will be paid to the Collegiate Church of St. Barthelemy and the Cathedral with its Treasury. Over the next two days excursions will be made to the historic town of Spa, the Gileppe Dam, to the Chateau de Veves and the town of Namur. The journey on the final day will be broken at the Chateau de Beloeil, residence of the Princes de Ligne and surrounded by a fine Baroque garden, before we return to the Channel Tunnel and arrival into Victoria Coach Station in the early evening.
Accommodation: We shall be staying at two 4 star hotels.
Cost: £1,100 per person sharing a twin/double room and £255 single room supplement. The price includes dinner, bed and breakfast, coach travel, entry fees and guided tours.
Organized with Heritage Group Travel of Bath, ATOL and ABTOT protected.
For full details and booking forms please contact Charles Linfield, “Southfields”, Bakers Road, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 ORP. Tel: 01793 812464. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org