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Adventures Afloat: Belgian Cities and Waterways by Barge

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Program #20370RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
While barging the delightful canals and rivers of Flanders, discover the superb artistic heritage of Belgium, particularly in the famed "Flemish Primitives." Marvel at the works of Memling, van Eyck and Bruegel with art experts at some of Belgium's best museums. Taste sublime chocolates, Belgian brews and other local delicacies. In Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels, admire architectural grandeur that has transcended time.


Highlights

• Explore the historical heart of Bruges and enjoy a welcome dinner aboard the barge with your fellow travelers.
• Visit Rubens' home in Antwerp and go inside the Cathedral of Our Lady to view early canvases by the artist including his "Assumption."
• In the well-preserved concentration camp Breendonk, ponder the experience of the 3,500 prisoners housed there during World War II.

Program Notes

Program may operate in the reverse direction. The barge on the April 3 departure will be the Fleur.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day and standing for up to two hours a day; some uneven terrain and stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Brussels (Belgium), coach to Bruges to embark Fiep, 7 nights (ports of call include Ghent, Sint-Amands, Antwerp, Willebroek); disembark Brussels, departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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