Art on the Gogh!
Painting & Barging in Holland
Experience plein air painting and barging through Holland with pastel artist Lisa Regopoulos. Lisa will lead art demonstrations and plein air painting sessions capturing the picturesque canals and landscapes with tulips in full bloom! We’ll tour museums, local sites and enchanting villages and country sides dotted with windmills for inspiration. A highlight of our museum visits will be to the Rijksmuseum to see the first retrospective exhibit of Johannes Vermeer’s works and the largest gathering of his works ever. Ports on the trip include Amsterdam, Haarlem, Delft, Leiden, Rotterdam and Gouda, and a tour of the incredible Keukenhof Gardens, considered one of the most beautiful spring gardens in the world. We’ll spend seven nights on a 24-passenger, well-appointed barge The Fiep. We will travel the canals of Holland departing from the mooring in Amsterdam and paint in picturesque locations such as Haarlem, the Keukenhof Garden area, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden and Gouda, taking advantage of the spectacular display of tulips in bloom for painting inspiration. We return to Amsterdam for a tour of the Vermeer exhibit and the second largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings at the Kroller Muller Museum Not a painter? Not a problem! During painting sessions, non-painters will enjoy excursions in every city with plenty of options for sightseeing, walking tours, museum exploration and shopping at local markets.
Paradores & Pousadas
Historic Lodgings Of Spain & Portugal
Discover the best of the Iberian Peninsula while traveling overland from Lisbon to Madrid. Enjoy captivating sites, excellent cuisine and the magic of Iberia's rich Roman and Moorish past. Along the way, we'll stay in historic paradores and pousadas lodgings in Portugal and Spain.
Painting & Sailing in Croatia
With Artist Robert Masla
Experience the beauty of Croatia and plein air painting on a small group sailing tour through the breathtaking islands of Croatia with artist Robert Masla. In addition to the islands, we’ll tour ancient cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites with captivating coastlines for inspiration - all from the comfort of our private, luxury 41 meter (134.5’) yacht Barbara. Robert will lead art demonstrations and plein air painting sessions capturing the natural beauty of these Adriatic islands surrounded by the sea, nature and centuries of history!
Quintessential Village Charm!
Watercolor Painting in the Cotswolds
Spend a week of plein air painting in the scenic Cotswolds with watercolor artist Robert O’Brien. From our charming country inn in Lower Slaughter, we’ll visit some of England’s most beautiful villages – Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bath and Bibury where flower covered gardens, gently meandering rivers and beautiful ancient stone cottages will provide endless artistic inspiration.