PAINT EUROPE TRIP
PLEIN AIR PAINTING TRIP
with ARTIST RICHARD SCOTT
7 Days / 6 Nights
October 17 - 23, 2021
The Alhambra Palaces & Gardens
The Albaicin - Granada's Historic UNESCO Protected District
Granada's Beautiful City Center
Painting in October in the beautiful Andalusia region of southern Spain... a painter's dream trip!
Whether you are a seasoned artist... or you have never painted before and have always wanted to learn... join renowned artist and instructor Richard Scott for a wonderful and inspirational week of plein air painting in Spain in October!
We'll follow in the footprints of Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla... painting The Alhambra's majestic Moorish palaces... Generalife's magnificent gardens and beautiful fountains... and the colorful street scenes within Granada's historic medieval Moorish quarter, The Albaicin, dating from the 13th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site protected district. One day we'll take a day-trip to paint in a nearby Andalusian village.
Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be painting sessions in spectacular scenic locations. Richard 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 along with many treasured memories of your Andalusian painting holiday and creative adventure.
We’ll be based for six-nights in enchanting Granada with its rich history, distinctive Moorish & Renaissance architecture, and natural beauty. We'll stay in the historic city center of Granada within El Albaycín, the old Moorish quarter, in a charming boutique hotel located in a sixteenth century open courtyard building, where we'll enjoy delicious Andalusian breakfasts each morning and in the afternoons gather in the courtyard for tea.
The trip includes a welcome reception with Spanish wines and hors d'oeuvres... happy hour sessions... and a farewell dinner with traditional Andalusian cuisine and local wines.
There will be personal free time... for added individual painting sessions... to visit Granada's Capilla Real (Royal Chapel)... wander through the El Albaycín neighborhood.... have a tapas meal or relax at an outdoor cafe... shop for local products & souvenirs -- from pottery & ceramics to leather goods & jewelry... visit the Sacromonte gypsy caves... attend an evening flamenco performance... soak up southern Spain's sunshine.
Non-painter friends and spouses of artists are welcome to join as there are many non-painting activities.
What fun it will be!
Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Granada are organized each morning for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.
Richard E. Scott
Watercolors by Richard E. Scott
The Andalusia Painting Trip Is Designed To Provide:
A fabulous vacation and painting experience in the South of Spain... plein air painting each day in beautiful Andalusia locations.
Painting technique demonstrations and individual one-on-one personal guidance with Richard Scott.
Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 painters. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.
Many activities for artists.
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!
Daily sketching and painting with Richard Scott.
Six nights in a personally selected Andalusian owned and operated charming boutique hotel.
Daily hotel buffet breakfasts
Welcome Reception – with Spanish wines and local cheeses hosted by Richard Scott and WalkEurope.
Cocktail Hour Soirees – enjoy before dinner local wines hosted by WalkEurope.
Farewell Dinner – featuring traditional Andalusian cuisine and local wines hosted by WalkEurope.
Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Granada.
Palace/Villa/Garden/Museum entrance fees for all group activities and day-trips
Ground transportation for all group activities, including private vans/buses for day trips
Concierge service & support.
Arrival & Departure City:
Richard Scott - Artist & Instructor - More About Richard
Tom Harter - WalkEurope President - More About Tom
Charming Boutique Hotel:
Standard Room -- Room Size Approx 15-20 Sq Meters, 1 Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds
$4,925 – 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.
$1,175 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability)
Room Upgrade Options -- Premium Rooms & Suites (limited availability)
Deluxe Premium Room with Terrace - $8,900 Per Person Tour Cost - Room Size Approx 21 Sq Meters, Queen Bed
Junior Suite - $9,075 Per Person Tour Cost - Room Size Approx 31 Sq Meters, 1 Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds
Premiere Suite with Balcony - $12,900 Per Person Tour Cost - Room Size Approx 84 Sq Meters, 1 King Bed
Space Is Limited -- Reservations On 1st-Reserve Basis -- Reserve Early!
Limited to 15 painters.
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Please Note: WalkEurope 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. Tour is subject to meeting eight person participation.