Trips & outings

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TENERIFE BETWEEN ART AND NATURE – from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 March – 2024

An endless spring illuminates the island’s grandiose landscapes, sometimes volcanic with strange lava flows in the Teide Park listed as a Unesco World Heritage site, sometimes tropical with exuberant vegetation and golden dunes. Superb colonial towns like La Laguna offer palaces and historic homes with Baroque facades. Contemporary art is highlighted in Santa Cruz, with the TEA, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, featuring surrealism, and the Auditorio, a large white sail designed by Calatrava. The Musée des Beaux-Arts, with its 16th-century Flemish paintings, recalls the golden age of trade between Antwerp and Tenerife.

Ref.3735 – Price from 1.975 €/pers, plane, coach, half-board accomodation, entrance fees and guidance.

Consult the program => PROGRAM TENERIFE 2024

THE NEW MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN CHARLEROI – Thursday 4 April 2024

After three years of renovation, the Museum of Fine Arts is moving into a brand new setting: the former Defeld stables in the Ville-Haute, next to the Jean Nouvel-designed Tour Bleue. With a vast  array of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and ceramics, the collection bears witness not only to the great movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, but also to the artistic present of the region, with works by René Magritte and Pierre Paulus, both having a connection with the area. In the exhibition “Le sport tout un art!”, Jef Lambeaux, Anto Carte, Van Rysselbergh, Arman, Pol Bury and others take up the challenge of representing the subject of sport. A visit to the Industry Museum and the Glass Museum, located in the Bois du Cazier, a Unesco World Heritage site, will complete the day.

Ref. 3781 – Price 135€/pers – coach, lunch, entrance fees and guidance.

NAPLES AND CAMPANIA (2nd trip) – from Monday 29 April to Saturday 4 May 2024 

With many Renaissance and Baroque palaces and churches, and a maze of picturesque alleyways, the old Naples and its beautiful bay will not fail to seduce you. The Archaeological Museum recounts the ancient history of Campania through mosaics, statues and frescoes, while the Capodimonte Gallery devotes entire rooms to the Neapolitan masters and the Caravaggesque school. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Anacapri, Villa Poppea in Oplontis and the temples of Paestum, are all opportunities to marvel at the luxuriance of Greco-Roman civilization in an idyllic setting.

Ref. 3737 – Price from 2.995 €/pers, plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

Consult the program => PROGRAM NAPLES & CAMPANIA 2024

AUGUSTE RODIN IN MONS – A MODERN RENAISSANCE – Thursday 16 May

The “Musée des Beaux-Arts” in Mons is devoting a brand new exhibition to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Two hundred works will offer a rereading of his artistic career, of which Belgium is the high point. The exceptional collaboration with Berlinde De Bruyckere will present Rodin as an essential milestone on the road to contemporary art. A guided tour of Mons will reveal the new railway station designed by Calatrava.

Ref. 3776 – Price 135€/pers – coach, lunch, entrance fees and guidance.

MUNICH AND THE BLUE COUNTRY (with guide Laurence Dehlinger) from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May 2024

The reopening of the Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter House in Murnau invites us to discover the magical landscapes of Bavaria, with museums dedicated to the artists of the Blaue Reiter and castles built by Ludwig II, such as Herrenchiemsee and Linderhof. In Munich, we will visit the Residence museum, the Marienkirche, the Town Hall Square, the marvellous rococo chapel of the Asam brothers and superb museums: the Lenbachhaus, the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Nymphenburg Palace with its delightful park.

Ref. 3738 – Price from 2.520 €/pers, plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and
guidance.

Consult the program => PROGRAM MUNICH 2024

THE LITTLE-KNOWN TREASURES OF BASILICATA – from Friday 7 to Wednesday 12 June 2024

Nestled in southern Italy, Basilicata remains a peaceful region with majestic mountains, dense forests and jagged cliffs. There are charming villages clinging to rock faces, home to a historical heritage that is all too often overlooked. Ancient Lucania, which was in turn in the hands of the Greeks, the Romans, Byzantines and Normans, offers a fascinating glimpse of the country’s history in its archaeological vestiges, castles, churches and museums. The major troglodyte site of Matera, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, is particularly impressive.

Ref. 3739 – Price from 2.695 €/pers until 9th February (later 2.845 €) plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

Consult the program => PROGRAM BASILICATA 2024

DUBLIN AND SOUTH-EAST IRELAND – from Monday 17 to Friday 21 June 2024

Celtic under a classical exterior, Dublin is brimming with treasures: the Book of Kells at Trinity College, Celtic jewels at the National Museum of Archaeology, the great masters at the National Gallery, the exceptional collections of the Chester Beatty Library, and the Impressionists at the Dublin City Gallery. The surrounding area boasts superb examples of Palladian architecture such as Castletown House and Russborough House, castles with sumptuous gardens such as Malahide Castle and Powerscourt Estate, monastic ensembles in enchanting settings such as Glendalough at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, and spectacular megalithic tombs in the Boyne Valley.

Ref. 3740 – Price from 2.520 €/pers, plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

Consult the program => PROGRAM IRELAND_DUBLIN 2024

VENICE BIENNALE – From Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th of September 2024

The Venice Biennale 2024 aims to define the art of today. Artists Denicolai and Provoost represent Belgium with their “Petticoat Government” project, which hijacks the folkloric vision, symbolic and political weight of our giants, while the entanglements of our globalised existence will be explored at the the Swiss Pavilion by Guerreiro do Divino Amor. French artist Pierre Huyghe will mount a major new exhibition on the construction of new realities at Punta della Dogana, while Ethiopian-American Julie Mehretu will take over Palazzo Grassi. The Galleria dell’Accademia will exhibit Willem De Kooning. Ocean Space reintegrates the restored historic church of San Lorenzo with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation. The Palazzi Grimani, Querini Stampalia and Fortuny also take part in what promises to be an exceptional Biennale.

Ref. 3741 – Price from 1.995€/pers until 15th May (later 2.150 €), plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

Consult the program => PROGRAM VENICE BIENNALE 2024

THE ART CITIES IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA – from Monday 7 to Friday 11 October 2024

The gentle hills of Emilia-Romagna bathe Bologna, its lively capital with a thousand arcades, the Torri pendenti and red brick churches, the Carracci at the Pinacoteca and the Morandi museum. The River Po surrounds Ferrara, a jewel of art and urban development forged by the Princes of Este. Ravenna, capital of the Western Roman Empire from 402 to 476, fascinates visitors with the exquisite Byzantine mosaics of its churches listed as Unesco World Heritage, as does Parma with its frescoes by Correggio, Stendhal’s favourite painter.

Ref. 3742 – Price from 1.995€/pers until 1st March (later 2.195€), plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

Consult the program => PROGRAM EMILIA-ROMAGNA 2024

VALENCIA AND CASTILLA-LA MANCHA – in the footsteps of Don Quixote (with guide Javier Diaz) – From Monday 14 to 19 October 2024

Futuristic with Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia has not forgotten its past. An important Roman city, ephemeral capital of the Cid, Muslim then Christian, the town’s golden age came in the 15th century with beautiful stately homes, the cathedral, the wheat warehouse, the merchant’s exchange… The Patriarch Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts house sumptuous collections featuring Bouts, El Greco, Velasquez, Goya… A tour of Castilla-La Mancha will take us to the beautiful Cuenca with its famous hanging houses and Spanish abstract art Museum, the monastery and castle of Uclés, the eleven windmills of Consuegra, the Casa de Dulcinea del Toboso, the magnificent 15th-century castle of Belmonte and the village of Alárcon.

Ref. 3743 – Price from 2.375€/pers until 1st March (later 2.500€), plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

Consult the program => PROGRAM VALENCIA AND CASTILLA 2024

ENSOR IN ANTWERP – Thursday 7 November 2024

As part of Ensor Year, the Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts presents “Ensor’s wildest dreams. Beyond Impressionism”. The exhibition confronts Ensor with his inspirers, artists of his time and international successors. No other Belgian artist played such an important role in the advent of modernism. With “Ensor’s quest for light. Experiments on paper”, the Plantin-Moretus Museum rediscovers his creativity through a unique selection of prints, copper plates and drawings.

Réf. 3782 – Price to be confirmed – coach, lunch, entrance fees and guidance.

THE NEW CAIRO MUSEUM – November 2024

The GEM is located on the edge of the Giza plateau. From the top floor, you can admire the three pyramids built in the middle of the 3rd millennium BC. The pyramid motif is omnipresent on the facades, where it is applied in alabaster panels. Nearly 22,000 m² are devoted to the presentation of the permanent collections, including Tutankhamun’s funerary furniture and its 4,500 items. This long-awaited opening will be the perfect opportunity for a city trip through Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

Ref. 3783 – Price to be confirmed – plane, coach, full-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

VAN GOGH IN LONDON – December 2024

To mark its 200th anniversary, the National Gallery will stage “Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers”, an exhibition that focuses on the two years he spent in Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, exploring the artist’s creative process and his sources of inspiration. With “Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Florence 1504”, the Royal Academy of Arts explores the influence of the great masters on the young Raphael. The British Museum presents a major exhibition on “The Silk Road between 500 and 1000 AD.”, following how the journeys of people, objects and ideas shaped cultures.

Réf. 3784 – Price to be confirmed – Eurostar, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

Please note : dates and destinations for the 2024 trips are subject to change.


For the travels and excursions, please contact Virginie Descamps

Phone : +32(0)2 639 4653 – Email : virginie@preference.be

The payment with your name and excursion reference number (BE92 7440 6349 9223) confirms the registration and is not refundable.

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