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GREECE: 

PAINT EUROPE TRIP 

ATHENS & GREEK ISLANDS
PLEIN AIR PAINTING TRIP
with ARTIST LAURIE HENDRICKS 

7 Days / 6 Nights

October 14 - 20, 2018

$4,475

Tour Questions?  Call: 626.616.3448

Island Architecture

Islands Paradise

A Painter's Haven

Escape in October to the magnifient and spectacular Greek Islands for a very special Paint Europe Trip!

 

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 daily plein air painting sessions in a variety of different and beautiful locations... plus Laurie will provide group demonstrations and offer individual instruction designed to improve your painting skills and expand your art experience.

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

 

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 Greece creative adventure.

 

We'll begin in Athens where we'll stay our first two nights. Then we'll board a ferry to the islands where we'll stay for four nights in Amorgos and Naxos 

 

We'll paint Athens landscapes and city scenes... and for those desiring to paint The Parthenon close up on the Athenian Arcropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a special painting session will be offerred to those desiring to walk to The Parthenon. On the islands of Amorgos and Naxos... we'll paint the striking rugged landscapes, vibrant blue and white stucco buildings, and the stunning sea and coastline scenes. Each day provides numerous beautiful settings for a week filled of joyous plein air painting!

 

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

There will be personal free time for added individual painting sessions... shopping in village markets and boutiques... and relaxing at outdoor cafes.

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

 

The Greece Paint Europe Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation and painting experience in Athens and the Greek Islands... 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 Laurie Hendricks 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 personally-selected charming boutique or signature premier/luxury hotels.

  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.

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

  • Wine Tasting Session - with regional expert 

  • Farewell Dinner - with Greek cuisine and wines

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

  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including inter-Greece ferry transporation and private vans/buses for day trips.

Post-Trip Extension to Santorini

For those desiring to extend their Greek Islands stay a few extra days, a 4-day, 3-night, post-trip to world renown Santorini is offerred. We'll take a ferry from Naxos to Santorini on Sarurday. In Santorini. Travelers will be on their own to explore the island... paint the iconic blue and white stucco buildings... shop the boutiques... relax poolside. Walking tours will be offerred each morning. We'll gather together for a welcome cocktail reception and for a farewell dinner. Two hotel options are offered: charming boutique or signature premier/luxury hotels.

  • Ferry transporation (one-way) from Naxos to Santorini

  • Transportation between Naxos and Santorini ferry terminals and hotels.

  • Three nights in personally-selected charming boutique or signature premier/luxury hotels.

  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.

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

  • Farewell Dinner - with Greek cuisine and wines

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

 

Arrival & Departure Cities:

Arrival City: Athens, Greece

Regular Tour Departure City: Naxos, Greece

Post-Tour Departure City: Santorini, Greece

Trip Hosts: 

Laurie Hendricks, Artist & Instructor - More About Laurie

Tom Harter, WalkEurope President - More About Tom

 

Regular Trip Cost - Athens / Amorgos  / Naxos

Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

  • $4,475 – 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 -- $925.

 Signature Premier/Luxury Hotel Option:

  • $6,625 – 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 -- $1,275.

Post-Trip Cost - Santerini

Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

  • $975 – 4 days / 3 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost includes one-way ferry trip from Naxos to Santorini.

  • Added cost for private single room accommodation -- $925.

 Signature Premier/Luxury Hotel Option:

  • $1,450 – 4 days / 3 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost includes one-way airfare from Naxos to Santorini. Added cost for private single room accommodation -- $1,275.

        

Space Is Limited -- Available on 1st Reserve Basis -- Reserve Early!

Limited to 15 persons.

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WALKEUROPE

Call: 626.616.3448

Email: tomharter@walkeurope.com

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