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Cotswolds Cottages




7 Days / 6 Nights

August 27 - September 2, 2017

From $3,950

Lovely Cotswold Countryside

Historic Cotswold Market Villages

Beautiful Cotswold Gardens

The Cotswolds is a painter's heaven!

Whether you are a seasoned artist... or you have never painted before and have always wanted to learn... join national award winning Southern California artist and instructor Laurie Hendricks for a week in August capturing the magnificent English countryside and charming Cotswold villages painting en plein air in your own unique style.

Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be daily painting sessions, individual instruction and demonstrations by Laurie which will improve your skills and expand your art experience.


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


You'll enjoy the lovely English summer in late August.

The first four nights we'll be based in Burford, Oxfordshire, an ancient market town filled with enchanted charm and character, where we'll stay in a traditional English inn. The last two nights we'll stay in Broadway in a half-timbered framed, half honey stoned, delightful boutique hotel located in the heart the village overlooking the English village green.

We'll paint landscapes in the beautiful English countryside filled with rolling green hills... we'll travel to picturesque Cotswold market villages, including Chipping Campden... and we'll visit and paint in some of England's most stunning gardens located in the Cotswold area.

The tour includes many traditional English extras -- three evenings of Oxfordshire country cuisine dinners in our Burford old-world inn, a welcome reception with French wine and English cheeses, and afternoon high tea. 

There will be personal free time for individual painting... taking leisure walks... exploring quaint village shops and galleries... patronizing classic English pubs and rubbing shoulders with locals... and relaxing in the hotel garden.

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


The Cotswold Paint Europe Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation and painting experience in the beautiful Cotswolds... painting each day in the English countryside or in one of the region's charming historic golden villages.

  • Daily art instruction and painting with Laurie Hendricks.

  • Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin 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 fun and worry-free vacation!​ 


What's Included:

  • Daily sketching and painting with Laurie Hendricks.

  • Six nights in personally-selected charming boutique hotels -- a quaint and romantic old-world style English inn with antique furnishings; and a half-timbered framed, half honey stoned, delightful Cotswold boutique hotel

  • Daily hotel buffet English breakfasts.

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

  • Traditional English Afternoon High Tea

  • Three evenings of 3-course dinners featuring traditional Oxfordshire cuisine

    • Sunday Evening Welcome Dinner

    • Mid-Week Dinner

    • Friday Evening Farewell Dinner

  • Visit to Chipping Campden; and to specially selected Cotswold gardens for painting.

  • Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Burford and Broadway villages and along Cotswold country lanes. 

  • Garden, castle and villa entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.

  • Round trip group transfer between Central London and Burford/Broadway. 

  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including private mini-buses for day trips.


Arrival & Departure City:

London, England (Central London Meeting Point)

Private Bus Transfer - Leave Central London, Sunday, August 27, at 1:30PM to Burford

Private Bus Transfer - Leave Broadway, Saturday, September 2, at 11:00AM to Central London


Trip Hosts: 

Laurie Hendricks, Artist & Instructor - More About Laurie

Tom Harter, WalkEurope President


Trip Cost:

Charming Boutique Country Hotels

  • $3,950 – 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 -- $875.

Tour cost includes roundtrip group transportation between Central London and Burford/Broadway.         


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

Limited to 15 persons.

Recommended WalkEurope Trip Combinations:

Travel for 2 Weeks Combining Your Cotswolds Paint Europe Trip with:


August 20 - 26, 2017

Normandy Paint Europe Trip

Click here for trip description.

September 3 - 9, 2017

London Discovery Trip

Click here for trip description.

Note: Trip is subject to meeting 8-10 person participation; itinerary subject to changes.

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