& PAINTING TRIP
ART INSTRUCTION & PAINTING TRIP
with ARTIST EVA MARGUERIETTE
7 Days / 6 Nights
September 18 - 24, 2016
Have you always wanted to try painting? If so, this is the perfect time and place to begin. Beginning and experienced artists are encouraged to join, as are non-artists, friends and spouses.
Whether you have never painted before or you're a seasoned painter, renowned Southern California artist and instructor, Eva Margueriette, will guide you individually in capturing the Italian landscape en plein air in your own unique style. You will take home a painted journal filled with treasured memories of your European creative adventure.
Join us for a week on Italy's spectacular Amalfi Coast, one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll take day trips to the island of Capri and to UNESCO World Heritage site Pompeii.
Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be daily painting sessions, individual instruction and demonstrations by Eva which will improve your skills and expand your art experience.
We’ll be based in Sorrento overlooking the Gulf of Naples where we'll stay six nights in boutique hotels. We'll paint in Sorrento's historic city centre with its narrow lanes, ancient buildings, and majestic view of the Gulf of Naples.
We'll take a drive in a private van along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Ravello to visit Villa Cimbrone Garden and its Terrace of Infinity with one of the world's most beautiful views... to Amalfi and visit the 6th century Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo... and take a ferry (weather permitting) to the picturesque coast town of Positano where jet-setters flock from the world over.
We'll take a day trip traveling 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.
We'll take a day trip to Pompeii, the vast archaeological site which was once a striving and sophisticated Roman city that was buried in ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. We'll paint and have a private tour of Pompeii with a local historian guide. Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a "must see" for all travelers!
We'll have an Italian wine tasting session with a local wine expert, and a limoncello tasting session. Limoncello was invented in Sorrento!
There will be free time for shopping, personal sightseeing, enjoying delicious Southern Italian cuisine, and relaxing at sidewalk cafes or poolside at the hotel.
Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Sorrento and along the coast 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 experience along Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast and day trips to Capri and Pompeii.
Daily art instruction and painting with Eva Margueriette.
A 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. Including structured morning group activities and tours.... day trips to Positano by ferry (weather permitting,) Amalfi, Ravello, Capri and Pompeii... Italian wine tasting and limoncello tasting sessions.
Time for personal sightseeing, relaxing at sidewalk cafes or poolside at the hotel. and shopping at Amalfi Coast's and Capri's boutiques and local markets.
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 Eva Margueriette for local-cuisine group meals.
Trip support – fully escorted tour for a fun and worry-free vacation!
Daily sketching and painting with Eva Margueriette.
Six nights in choice of boutique hotels.
Charming Boutique Hotel: Grand Hotel de la Villa, bright and colorful with large rooms, swimming pool.
Premiere Signature Hotel: Grand Hotel Royal, sea view rooms facing the Gulf of Naples, swimming pool.
Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.
Welcome Reception – with local Italian wines and cheese hosted by Eva Margueriette 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.
Day Trip to Pompeii – travel by train to Pompeii where we'll take a private tour with a local historian guide of the vast archaeological site, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Italian Wine Tasting Session – with a local expert.
Cocktail Hour Soirees – enjoy before dinner aperitifs and local wines.
Farewell Dinner – featuring Southern Italian cuisine and wines hosted by WalkEurope.
Daily Morning Walks – optional before breakfast escorted group pleasure walks through Sorrento and along the coast.
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 Positano, train to Pompeii.
Arrival & Departure City:
Eva Margueriette, Artist
Tom Harter, WalkEurope President
Charming Boutique Hotel Option:
$3,650 – 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.
$825 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).
Premiere Signature Hotel Option:
$4,825 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
$1,625 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).
Space Is LImited -- Reserve Early!
Limited to 15 persons.
Would you like a copy of the detailed itinerary? Just ask and it will be e-mailed immediately!
Combine Your Amalfi Coast Painting Trip with...
Tuscany & Florence Painting Trip...
Join us thw week before, September 11-17, on WalkEurope's Tuscany & Florence Painting Trip. The two Italy back-to-back painting trips are designed for travelers to spend two weeks painting in beautiful Italy. We'll be based in Florence and take day trips to the Tuscan countryside visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites -- Lucca, Siena and San Gimignano. We'll travel by train together from Florence to Sorrento on Saturday, September 17. Click here for trip description.
Rome Discovery Trip...
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