Apr 29, 2024 - May 7, 2024
Trip Type
By River

Group Size: Magnifique III can accommodate up to 34 guests for this program
Price: Starting from $6,999 per person double occupancy / $7,499 single occupancy
Co-sponsored with: Harvard exclusive

Activity Level

Trip Overview

During tulip season in the Low Countries, follow meandering rivers and canals through storybook villages, idyllic green countryside, and multicolored fields of spring flowers. Witness the spellbinding art of Dutch and Flemish masters, explore stunning medieval architecture, and savor the local cuisine, all while cruising aboard the delightful, intimate riverboat Magnifique III. Begin in Amsterdam with a walking tour and see timeless works by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum. Then embark Magnifique III, stopping in towns like Kinderdijk, Holland, with its perfectly aligned, UNESCO-recognized windmills. Call at Antwerp, Belgium, to see Rubens’s Descent From the Cross and visit the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. Explore Ghent, including the magnificent Saint Bavo’s Cathedral housing the 15th-century Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (Ghent Altarpiece) by the Van Eyck brothers. Conclude in Bruges, the “Venice of the North,” where a highlight will be a behind-the-scenes look at an authentic ancestral medieval estate.

Schedule by Day

  • Apr 29: Depart U.S. for Amsterdam, Holland
  • Apr 30: Amsterdam / Embark Magnifique III
  • May 1: Vianen / Kinderdijk / Dordrecht
  • May 2: Dordrecht / Antwerp, Belgium
  • May 3: Antwerp / Sint-Amands
  • May 4: Sint-Amands / Ghent
  • May 5: Ghent / Bruges
  • May 6: Bruges
  • May 7: Bruges / Disembark / Brussels / Return


  • Single Cabins (21 & 22) - Single Occupany Only: $7,499
  • Lower Deck Cabins (5, 7-12, 14-20) - Double Occupancy: $6,999 / Single Occupancy: $10,499
  • Upper Deck Suites (1-4; 6) - Double Occupancy: $9,999 / Inquire for Single Occupancy


Seven nights cabin accommodations aboard Magnifique III



What to Expect

Activity Level 3

This active program involves extensive walking and standing during tours. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Please note that the Magnifique III does not have an elevator. The temperatures should range from the low-50s to upper 60s F, with coastal cities like Antwerp and Bruges potentially being a little cooler. We suggest you bring a lined raincoat and a folding umbrella for potential rain showers, plus layered clothing. If you choose to participate in an optional biking excursion from Sint-Amands to Ghent comfortable riding attire is suggested. Casual dress is appropriate most of the time. For welcome and farewell dinners, jacket and tie is customary for gentlemen, with comparable attire for ladies. Smart casual clothing is suggested for other onboard dinners.

Study Leader(s)

Former U.S. Ambassador

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.