August 31 - September 8, 2022 | From $5,999.00

Overview


Destinations:

Enjoy the gentle cruise as you meander the waterways of the Low Countries. Join us on a seven-night voyage from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam to the medieval Belgian city of Bruges. Immerse yourself in the region’s charming and storied landscapes aboard the boutique, 18-cabin riverboat Magnifique IV. In the Netherlands, begin in Amsterdam to admire the splendid masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum. Then, embark Magnifique IV for a seven-night cruise through storybook villages and idyllic countryside. In picturesque Kinderdijk, view impressive windmills at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and continue to historic Dordrecht, stopping to see the Great Church, the Dordrecht Museum, and a medieval monastery. Explore the Belgian cities of Antwerp, where you will visit the Rubens House, and Dendermonde, known for its spectacular Flemish buildings. Call at Ghent for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Be among the first to behold Jan van Eyck’s newly restored Ghent Altar piece in its original home, Saint Bavo’s Cathedral. Conclude among the canals, cobblestones, and medieval buildings of charming Bruges. There, visit the Groeninge Museum for works by Jan van Eyck and other great Flemish artists, see Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child in the Church of Our Lady, and meet a local artist. You may also join an optional prelude to a spectacular, once-in-a-decade event—the Floriade Expo, an international botanical extravaganza in Almere, Holland. Known as “the largest theater of nature in Europe,” the Floriade Expo showcases a thrilling and exotic collection of flowers, plants, and trees.