Follow meandering rivers and canals through storybook villages and idyllic countryside aboard Magnifique IV, a delightful and intimate new canal boat, with an optional postlude to the 2022 Floriade Expo. Begin in Bruges with a look at some of the city's hidden artistic gems. Stop to marvel at the legendary, partially restored Adoration of the Mystic Lamb in enchanting Ghent. Visit Dendermonde, and tour the Church of Our Lady, home to two van Dyck paintings. Step ashore in Antwerp to explore the 17th-century Rubens House. In Holland, discover the trading port of Dordrecht and the UNESCO-listed windmills of picturesque Kinderdijk. In Amsterdam, see the splendid masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum. Along the way, take guided walking tours to enjoy a variety of fascinating historic and cultural sites.
In an optional postlude, you may experience 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 showcases a thrilling and exotic collection of flowers, plants, and trees. In 2022, the theme of the Floriade is "Growing Green Cities," highlighting creative green and sustainable solutions in developing the city of the future.