AMALFI COAST

PAINT EUROPE TRIP

 

AMALFI COAST
PLEIN AIR PAINTING TRIP
with ARTIST LAURIE HENDRICKS

Sorrento / Positano / Ravello

Amalfi / Capri

7 Days / 6 Nights

September 22 - 28, 2019

From $3,975

Ravello's Terrace of Infinity at Villa Cimbrone

Positano's Colorful Houses & Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Gardens of  Villa San Michele in Anacapri

Have you ever dreamed of vacationing and painting along Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast?

So much is included in this incredible & very special not-to-miss trip!

We'll travel along world-renowned Amalfi Drive to see the breathtaking views unlike anywhere in the world... we'll visit and experience all three famous Amalfi Coast villages - Ravello, Amalfi & Positano... we'll take a day trip traveling by hydrofoil to the island of Capri and to visit and paint at Villa San Michele in Anacapri... we'll stay in a choice of wonderful hotels in beautiful Sorrento along the Bay of Naples.

Whether you are a seasoned artist... or you have never painted before and have always wanted to learn... join national award-winning artist and instructor Laurie Hendricks for a fabulous week of plein air painting!

Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be painting sessions in scenic Southern Italy locations... Laurie will provide demonstrations and offer individual personal instruction designed to improve your painting skills and expand your art experience... seasoned artists are free to be on their own to paint and enjoy.

 

Artists can choose to paint en plein air in oil or watercolor. You will take home your paintings and a journal filled with treasured memories of your Amalfi Coast creative adventure.

Non-painter friends and spouses of artists are welcome to join as there are many non-painting activities.

 

Well explore the breathtaking splendor of the Amalfi Coast and take in the extraordinary coastal views ... take day trips to famous coastal towns... embrace the ambiance and engage with the people of the South of Italy... enjoy delicious Southern Italian cuisine and gelato.

We’ll be based in lovely Sorrento overlooking the Gulf of Naples where we'll stay six nights in a choice of boutique hotels. We'll paint in Sorrento's historic city centre with its narrow lanes, ancient buildings and majestic views of the Gulf of Naples... plus take day trips to:

  • Ravello & Amalfi - We'll travel by private van along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Ravello to visit Villa Cimbrone Garden and its stunning Terrace of Infinity, one of the world's most beautiful views... then travel on to Amalfi to visit the 6th century Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo.

  • Positano - We'll take a ferry (weather permitting) to the picturesque coast town of Positano where jet-setters flock from the world over.

  • Capri - We'll travel by hydrofoil to the island of Capri where we'll ride in Capri's unique open air taxis to the hilltop village of Anacapri and visit Villa San Michele and its lush garden overlooking the Gulf of Naples.

The trip includes many extras -- a welcome reception with Italian wines and cheeses... cocktail hour soirees with Italian wines... limoncello tasting... farewell dinner with traditional Southern Italian cuisine and local wines.

There will be personal free time for added individual painting sessions... to take an optional afternoon trip (added charge) to tour Pompeii, the astounding UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site which over 2,000 years ago was a striving and sophisticated Roman city, buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.... shop in the outdoor markets and the luxury boutiques... wander through Sorrento's historic city centre discovering its old world charm... soak up the Southern Italy sunshine... go for a swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea... relax poolside or at an outdoor cafe.

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Sorrento are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.

The Amalfi Coast Painting Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation and painting experience along Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast... plein air painting each day in beautiful locations.
  • Painting technique demonstrations and individual one-on-one personal guidance with Laurie Hendricks.

  • Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities for artist and non-artist travelers.

  • Free personal time for added painting... exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

  • Optional group morning pleasure walks led by WalkEurope president, Tom Harter.

  • Recommended restaurants should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Connoisseur service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service for a WORRY-FREE vacation!​ 

What's Included:

  • Daily sketching and painting with Laurie Hendricks.
  • Six nights in choice of hotels: 
    • Charming Boutique Hotel - Grand Hotel De La Ville 
    • Premiere Luxury Hotel - Grand Hotel Royal
  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.
  • Welcome Reception – with local Italian wines and cheese hosted by Laurie Hendricks and WalkEurope.
  • Day Trips Along The Amalfi Coast - travel by private van to Amalfi and Ravello to visit Villa Cimbrone and Duomo di Sant'Andres Apostolo; and travel by ferry (weather permitting) to the waterfront cliff-side village of Positano. 
  • Day Trip to Capri - travel by hydrofoil to Capri, ride in Capri's unique open air taxis from the port up the winding road to the hilltop village Anacapri. Visit Villa San Michele and its lush garden overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
  • Limoncello Tasting
  • Cocktail Hour Soirees  enjoy before dinner local wines.
  • Farewell Dinner – featuring Southern Italian cuisine and wines hosted by WalkEurope.
  • Daily Morning Walks – optional before breakfast escorted group pleasure walks
  • Cathedral, museum, garden, archaeological site entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.
  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including private van to Amalfi and Ravello, ferries to Capri and Positan.
  • Connoisseur, personal & customized service & support.
 

Arrival & Departure City:

Sorrento, Italy

 

Trip Hosts:

Laurie Hendricks - Artist & Instructor - More About Laurie

Tom Harter - WalkEurope President - More About Tom

Trip Cost:

Grand Hotel De La Ville - Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

Four-star superior hotel with warm, welcoming & bright atmosphere, relaxed ambience, and friendly staff.

  • $3,975 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • $1,325 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).           

Grand Hotel Royal - Premiere Luxury Hotel Option:

Premiere sea view room in elegant five-star estate hotel perched over the sea overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, surrounded by a large park with exotic plants, camellias, orange and lemon trees. 

  • $6,275 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • $2,925 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability). 
 

Space Is Limited to 15 Persons -- Reserve Early!

Paintings of Laurie Hendricks

The Amalfi Coast Painting Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation and painting experience along Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast... plein air painting each day in beautiful locations.
  • Painting technique demonstrations and individual one-on-one personal guidance with Laurie Hendricks.

  • Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities for artist and non-artist travelers.

  • Free personal time for added painting... exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

  • Optional group morning pleasure walks led by WalkEurope president, Tom Harter.

  • Recommended restaurants should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Concierge service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service for a WORRY-FREE vacation!​ 

What's Included:

  • Daily sketching and painting with Laurie Hendricks.
  • Six nights in choice of hotels: 
    • Charming Boutique Hotel - Grand Hotel De La Ville 
    • Premiere Luxury Hotel - Grand Hotel Royal
  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.
  • Welcome Reception – with local Italian wines and cheese hosted by Laurie Hendricks and WalkEurope.
  • Day Trips Along The Amalfi Coast - travel by private van to Amalfi and Ravello to visit Villa Cimbrone and Duomo di Sant'Andres Apostolo; and travel by ferry (weather permitting) to the waterfront cliff-side village of Positano. 
  • Day Trip to Capri - travel by hydrofoil to Capri, ride in Capri's unique open air taxis from the port up the winding road to the hilltop village Anacapri. Visit Villa San Michele and its lush garden overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
  • Limoncello Tasting
  • Cocktail Hour Soirees – enjoy before dinner local wines.
  • Farewell Dinner – featuring Southern Italian cuisine and wines hosted by WalkEurope.
  • Daily Morning Walks – optional before breakfast escorted group pleasure walks
  • Cathedral, museum, garden, archaeological site entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.
  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including private van to Amalfi and Ravello, ferries to Capri and Positan.
  • Connoisseur, personal & customized service & support.
 

Arrival & Departure City:

Sorrento, Italy

 

Trip Hosts:

Laurie Hendricks - Artist & Instructor - More About Laurie

Tom Harter - WalkEurope President - More About Tom

Trip Cost:

Grand Hotel De La Ville - Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

Four-star superior hotel with warm, welcoming & bright atmosphere, relaxed ambience, and friendly staff.

  • $3,975 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • $1,325 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).           

Grand Hotel Royal - Premiere Luxury Hotel Option:

Premiere sea view room in elegant five-star estate hotel perched over the sea overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, surrounded by a large park with exotic plants, camellias, orange and lemon trees. 

  • $6,275 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • $2,925 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability). 
 

Space Is Limited to 15 Persons -- Reserve Early!

Tour Combinations:

Travel for 2 or 3 weeks combining your Amalfi Coast Painting Trip with... 

Pre-Tour

Italy: Venice Painting Trip

September 15 - 21, 2019

Click here for trip description.

Post-Tour

Heart of Italy Grand Tour

September 29 - October 5, 2019

Click here for trip description.

Please Note: Walk Europe strives to operate according to our published itinerary. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or opportunities that would enhance the itinerary, adjustments may be necessary. Hotels and itinerary are subject to changes. Trip subject to 8 person minimum.

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