Trips & outings

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7- 12.09.2021> TREASURES OF DRESDEN AND WEIMAR (2ndtrip)

Dresden can best be seen from the Brühl Terrace with its splendid views of the Elbe. The famous Baroque masterpiece The Zwinger unveils its Nymphs Bath and Old Masters Picture Gallery. The Albertinum houses a remarkable collection of German Impressionists and 20thcentury European masters. The Green Vault features a collection of crown jewels in a luxurious setting. A cruise will take us to Meissen and its famous Manufacture as well as to the castle of Pillniz. In Weimar, we will visit the new museum dedicated to the Bauhaus. This charming town keeps the memory of Goethe alivewith a baroque house, museum and pavilion in the Park on the Ilm. Many works by Cranach will be exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig.

 Ref. 3496 – Price: 2 150 € (until 1 juin, after 1 795 €),  (flight, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)

16- 17.09.2021> ESCAPE TO AMIENS

The reopening of the Musée de Picardie invites us to discover, in an impressive neoclassical architecture, works ranging from prehistory to the 20thcentury, including rich collections of Flemish and French paintings. The 13thcentury cathedral, listed as UNESCO World Heritage, is famous for the quality of its sculptures, the majesty of its nave, and the splendour of its choir screen. In the evening, the show “Chroma” reproduces the polychromies of the western facade from pigments found on the stones. The discovery of the old town will be completed by a ride on ‘barques à cornets’ in the ‘hortillonnages’, an incredible network of market gardens crisscrossed by amazing canals.

Ref. 3495  – Price : 350 €, (coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)

28-09 – 03-10.2021> CASTILE AND LEÓN 

 It is in Burgos, León, Segovia and Salamanca that some of the most beautiful cathedrals of Spain were built. Ramparts, castles built during the ‘Reconquista’, churches and monasteries founded by kings ,and palaces erected by aristocrats enriched in the cloth industry are numerous testimonies of an illustrious past. Valladolid, the former capital of the kingdom, boasts a national museum housed in a 15th century former college of theology presenting a rich collection of polychrome wooden sculptures from the 13thto the 18th century.

Ref. 3441 –  Price : 1 695 € (until 28 juin, after 1 795 €),  (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)

11 – 16-10.201 > CADIZ AND THE WHITE VILLAGES

Cadiz protected behind its walls and on an island, has retained the authentic spirit of Andalusia in the alleys of its historic center and fishermen’s district. The Museum of Fine Arts brings together major works by Zurbarán and Murillo. More inland, Jerez de la Frontera seduces with its 12thcentury Almohad fortress, Royal School of Equestrian Art shows, and famous cellars, including the Bodegas Tradición which presents an impressive private collection (Velázquez, Goya). Departing from Arcos de la Frontera, the road to the ‘white villages’, topped by an Arabian castillo, leads to Ronda, which brings together, in a spectacular location, 6thcentury Gothic and Mudejar palaces, churches with remains of mosques, and a superb 18thcentury bullring.

Ref. 3498 – Price: 1 995 € (until 1 July, after 2 095 €), (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)

13-20.11.2021> THE CANARY ISLANDS BETWEEN ART AND NATURE

The Canary Islands with their Eternal Spring offer landscapes of sublime beauty, sometimes volcanic with contorted lava as in the parks of Timanfaya and Teide (Unesco Heritage), sometimes tropical with exuberant vegetation and stunning beaches with golden dunes. Superb small colonial towns, such as the Laguna (Unesco Heritage), align palaces and historic residences with Baroque facades and ornate wooden balconies. Contemporary art is in the spotlight in Santa Cruz with the TEA designed by Herzog and de Meuron, the Auditorio de Tenerife gigantic white arc designed by Calatrava, and in Lanzarotte particularly with the fascinating artistic achievements of César Manrique in architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics and his private collection with works by Tàpies, Miro, Picasso …

 Price : 2 325 € (until 1 august, after 2 450 €) (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)

8-10.12.2021 > THE MAJOR EXHIBITIONS IN PARIS

An anthology of exhibitions to end the year: Botticelli, a Renaissance laboratory at the Jacquemart-André museum, Matisse comme un roman at the Centre Pompidou, Picasso-Rodin at the Picasso and Rodin museums, Soutine-de Kooning at the Orangerie, Signac as a collector at the Musée d’Orsay…

Ref. 3499 – Price to be determined, Thalys, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

16 – 18.03.2022.  > NANCY AND ART NOUVEAU

At the end of the 19th century, the School of Nancy played a major role in the making of Art Nouveau. Artists drew inspiration from nature in creations combining Art, Industry and minor arts. We will discover the essence of this movement in an ‘Art Nouveau’ circuit, in the School of Nancy Museum and the recently renovated Villa Majorelle. Let’s not forget the 18th century royal city, with its Place Stanislas, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Carrière, and the fascinating museums of Fine Arts and Lorrain. In Pont-à-Mousson,superb frescoes from 1540 will grab your attention.

 Ref. 3537– Price to be determined, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

 25 – 30.04.2022 > UMBRIA, UNKNOWN ITALY

Starting with the ancient Etruscan citadel of Perugia, a well-preserved medieval jewel, we will explore the masterpieces of Umbria: the frescoes of Cimabue and Giotto in Assisi, the magnificent Duomo of Orvieto, the rich archaeological museum, palaces and towers of Todi, the beautiful modern art collection from Palazzo Collicola, and the frescoes by Philippo Lippi in Spoleto. In the Marches we will discover the walled town of Gubbio and the Ducal Palace of Urbino which houses the National Gallery treasures. In the province of Sienna, we will stroll through the steep streets of Montepulciano, the heart of the Vino Nobile surrounded by enchanting landscapes.

 Ref. 3538– Price to be determined, plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

16 – 21 May 2022 – CHICAGO – OPEN AIR MUSEUM

Open-air museum of modern architecture, Chicago houses in its prestigious museums some of the world’s richest collections of art, including Impressionists in the Art Institute, Rodin, Moore and Matisse in the Smart Museum of Art and Picasso, Miró, Chagall and Dubuffet in the Loop. An excursion to Oak Park gives the opportunity to admire the beautiful homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Millennium Park Gardens reveal fountains, monumental sculptures and Frank Gehry’s extraordinary Jay Pritzker Pavilion.The exceptional Glessner House on Prairie Avenue reconnects with the origins of Chicago.

Ref. 3436 – Price to be determined, (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)

13 – 19.06.2022 >CALABRIA, THE OTHER GREAT GREECE Monday 1 to Saturday 6 June 2020

With its medieval cities overlooking a crystal-clear sea, and grandiose landscapes such as those of the Silla massif, Calabria has everything to please. In the old town of Cosenza, clinging to the slopes of Mount Pancrazio and dominated by a Norman castle, coats of arms, turrets and wrought iron balconies of the noble mansions recall with nostalgia the brilliant times of the “Athens of Calabria”. Reggio Calabria has a superb Liberty district, a palm-fringed lungomare, a real “Promenade des Anglais” facing the Strait of Messina, and above all a remarkable National Archaeological Museum of Magna Graecia, recently renovated to display the famous Riace bronzes from the 5th century BC.

Ref – 3482 – Price to be determined, airfare, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

12 – 15.09.2022 > STOCKHOLM AND THE CASTLES OF LAKE MÄLAREN  

Located in the heart of a superb archipelago, Stockholm offers a captivating mix of nature and culture. We sail from island to island, from the medieval alleys of Gamla Stan to the emblematic red brick town hall of Kungsholmen, from the rich Modern Art Museum in Skeppsholmen to the green Djurgärden with the sumptuous 17thcentury warship of the Vasa Museet. Restored in 2018, the National Museum presents masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 20thcentury. The western shores of Lake Mälaren harbour wonders: Drottningholm Palace and its Unesco World Heritage Theater, the harmonious Baroque Palace of Steninge, and the superbly furnished Gripsholm Castle which houses the National Portrait Gallery.

Ref. 3483 – Price to determined, (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)


 For travels, please contact Marie-Eve Rosmant at Preference-Travel Team

Tel.: +32(0)2 647 30 00 – E-mail: marie.eve@preference.be

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