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7 Days / 6 Nights

October 7 - 13, 2018


Dubrovnik's Old Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Dubrovnik's Old Port

Spectacular Adriatic Coastline

With Croatia on many travelers' bucket lists we've designed a very special Paint Europe Trip to historic and majestic Dubrovnik, Croatia... plus daytrips to neighboring Montenegro and Bosnia. 


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!

Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be plein air painting sessions in beautiful locations... Laurie will provide demonstrations and offer individual personal instruction to all those who desire, 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 Croatian creative adventure.


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


We'll be based in Dubrovnik, Croatia, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Dubrovnik's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with stunning Gothic and Baroque architecture, a massive stone wall that encircles the old town, and a spectacular old harbor and coastline. The ancient city provides beautiful settings for joyous plein air painting!


We'll take daytrips from Dubrovnik to visit and paint in neighboring countries and villages, to include:

  • Montenegro - visiting Kotor, the medieval old town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Bosnia - visiting Mostar, the medieval village on the Neretva River, with its UNESCO preserved arched bridge

  • Cavtat - traveling along the Adriatic Coast we'll take a 45-minute boat ride from Dubrovnik's old port to Cavtat, a coastal village with a picturesque tree-lined harbor and Baroque church, an ideal setting for plein air painting.


The trip includes many extras -- a welcome reception with Croatian wines and cheeses, wine tasting session with a local expert, and a farewell dinner with traditional Croatian cuisine and wines

There will be personal free time for added individual painting sessions... shopping in Dubrovnik's markets and boutiques... enjoying delicious Croatian cuisine... relaxing at outdoor cafes or poolside.

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


The Croatia Paint Europe Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation and painting experience in the beautiful Croatia... 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 new friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Free personal time for added painting... shopping... relaxing.

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

  • Recommended restaurants provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join 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 a personally-selected premiere/signature hotel.

  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.

  • Welcome Reception – with Croatian wines and cheeses hosted by Laurie Hendricks and WalkEurope.

  • Wine Tasting Session - with regional expert 

  • Farewell Dinner - with Croatian cuisine and wines

  • Daytrips to:

    • Kotor, Montenegro

    • Mostar, Bosnia

    • Cavtat, Croatia

  • Castle/fort/palace and villa/garden entrance fees for all group activities and day trips 

  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including private vans/buses for day trips.


Arrival & Departure City:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Trip Hosts: 

Laurie Hendricks, Artist & Instructor - More About Laurie

Tom Harter, WalkEurope President - More About Tom


Trip Cost:

Premiere/Signature Hotel:

  • $4,550 – 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.

  • Added cost for private single room accommodation -- $1,525


Space Is Limited... Reserve Early!

Small Group - Limited to 15 persons.

Recommended WalkEurope Trip Combinations:

Travel for 2 or 3 weeks combining your Croatia Paint Europe Trip with:


Greece Paint Europe Trip

October 14 - 20, 2018

Click here for trip description.

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