Travelhoppers and Visit Flanders Promote Art History in Brussels

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Exciting experiences featured on the Travelhoppers.com travel planning and inspiration website showcase art history in Flanders from where to stay, to a unique Brussels Art Walking Tour, discount access to museums and more -- ideal for helping travelers plan their art-focused adventures in Flanders.

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These unique experiences invite and entice travelers to discover the artistic side of Flanders in Brussels and help them plan their ideal vacations throughout this alluring area

Travelhoppers – a site featuring exclusive travel offers from well-known travel brands and smaller niche suppliers around the world – has teamed up with Visit Flanders to promote three exclusive art history-focused experiences inviting US travelers to discover the artistic side of Flanders in Brussels.

1. Crown Plaza – Le Palace: “Time for Art Nouveau Package” – From $105 pp
Often referred to as The Capital of Europe, Brussels is a mosaic of languages, cultures, art and traditions boasting over 80 museums, numerous tourist attractions, restaurants and much more. The Time for Art Nouveau Package includes:
-- 1 Night Stay in a Century Room
-- Full buffet breakfast
-- 3 course dinner in the hotel’s Nouveau Taste restaurant
-- Art Nouveau walking track
-- An Art Nouveau souvenir
-- Travel window: Now through December 31st, 2012

2. Brussels Art Walk – Brussels features works spanning all disciplines, which you can discover tucked away around just about every corner. This exciting experience takes travelers on a journey through the streets of central Brussels to enjoy some of the most striking examples of art. Start your walk at Mont des Arts and venture along to 17 fascinating stops throughout Brussels including Alexandre Calder's Whirling Ear, Marin Kasimir's panoramic photography display, a fountain in the image of Magritte by Luca Patella, Enzo Catellani's luminous artistic vegetation made from corten steel, Boulevard Albert II -- dotted with a dozen remarkable works of modern art, The Sequence Bridges connecting the two buildings that form the Flemish Parliament, and much more.

The route back can be taken by Metro where travelers can explore the vast works of “Art in the Metro.” Over thirty years after the opening of the first underground section, the Brussels metro has become a bona fide museum, with over sixty works of art adorning its platforms and corridors. All genres are represented here, courtesy of paintings, sculptures, photos, trellises, stained glass, etc., and all materials, from canvass to bronze and from wood to glass, not forgetting stainless steel.

3. Discover Brussels with one key --The Brussels Card is the best way to see this fascinating capital of Europe. It provides travelers a passport to seeing more of the city for less of your money with three Brussels Card options -- 24, 48 or 72 hours. The card provides access to over 30 museums, use of public transports and exclusive offers in designer boutiques, shops, exhibitions, restaurants & attractions for the selected number of days, based on the card purchased.

Here's a look at what the pass offers:
-- Free access to many of the museums of Brussels
-- Unlimited travel on the STIB/MIVB trams, buses and underground lines
-- Complimentary city map
-- Discounts off admissions to tourist attractions and tours
-- Discounts (or free drink / dessert) in restaurants and bars
-- A discount of between 5 and 25 percent in several Brussels shops and designer boutiques.

*Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices are also subject to currency fluctuation.

For more information or to book these summer deals, explore the Visit Flanders specials at Travelhoppers.com.

About Travelhoppers.com
Travelhoppers.com is a travel website dedicated to the proposition that it’s all about value. The company provides consumers with free access to the largest, frequently updated repository of travel companies brochures, and travel specialists on the Internet. All via one site, Travelhoppers.com brings travelers unabridged information directly from 3000+ tour operators, packagers, cruise lines, destinations and other travel suppliers; as well as insight from travel industry veterans, first-hand knowledge from travel writers and feedback from other consumers; and a means to connect with travel specialists for assistance with travel planning.

About Visit Flanders
Visit Flanders promotes tourism to Flanders, which covers the Northern part of Belgium. It includes the art cities of Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Mechelen. Whether you're interested in Art & Architecture, Biking, Gastronomy or are looking for a romantic stay, Flanders is the perfect bite size region to explore in 3 to 4 days.

For more information, visit the them on the web at visitflanders.us.

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