PAINT EUROPE TRIP
PLEIN AIR PAINTING TRIP
with ARTIST CATHERINE HEARDING
7 Days / 6 Nights
October 10 - 16, 2021
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 award-winning artist and instructor Catherine Hearding in autumn to capture the beauty of the magnificent English countryside and charming historic Cotswold villages... painting en plein air in your own unique style.
Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be painting sessions in scenic Cotswold locations. Catherine will provide demonstrations and offer individual personal instruction designed to improve your painting skills and expand your art experience. Along with your paintings, you'll take home many treasured memories of a wonderful & fun-filled Cotswold painting holiday and creative adventure.
We'll paint landscapes in the beautiful English countryside filled with rolling green hills... we'll paint in picturesque villages with golden limestone buildings, including Broadway, the former home of artist John Singer Sargent... we'll visit and paint in one of England's most stunning gardens, Hidcote Manor, a National Trust garden surrounded by fields, pastures, and thatched roof houses... and we'll set up our easels at additional scenic Cotswold locations personally-selected by Catherine.
Non-painter friends and spouses of artists are welcome to join as there are many non-painting activities.
We'll be based in Burford, Oxfordshire, a historic Cotswold market town filled with charm and enchanted character. We'll stay six nights in The Lamb Inn, a much-loved traditional English inn with just 17 rooms, that dates back to the 15th-century. Today the inn is part of the Cotswold Inns & Hotels luxury hotels collection.
The tour includes many traditional English extras -- including a welcome reception dinner with Oxfordshire hors d'oeuvres and French wines... a traditional Oxfordshire cuisine farewell dinner at our Burford old-world inn... happy hour sessions in the hotel garden reviewing the day's creative works.
There will be personal free time for individual painting... to take leisure walks... explore village boutiques, antique shops and art galleries... patronize classic English pubs... rub shoulders with locals... relax in the hotel garden.
Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.
Paintings by Catherine Hearding
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 villages with golden Cotswold-stone buildings.
Daily art instruction and painting with Catherine Hearding.
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 Paint Europe president, Tom Harter.
Recommended restaurants provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join Catherine for local-cuisine group meals.
Concierge service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service, for a fun and WORRY-FREE vacation!
Daily sketching and painting with Catherine Hearding.
Six nights in a personally-selected charming boutique hotel -- a quaint and romantic old-world style English inn, that was once a weaver's cottage, with antique furnishings, individually designed rooms, and a tranquil walled garden to relax; located in Burford, one of The Cotswolds' most beautiful market towns.
Daily hotel buffet English breakfasts.
Two evenings of traditional Oxfordshire cuisine dinners with French wines hosted by Catherine and Paint Europe:
Sunday Evening - Welcome Reception/Dinner
Friday Evening - Gala Farewell Dinner
Visit to Broadway, Chipping Campden and to specially-selected Cotswold gardens.
Morning pleasure walks - optional before breakfast walks through Burford and along country lanes.
Garden, castle and villa entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.
Round-trip group transfer between Central London and The Cotswolds
Ground transportation for all group activities, including private mini-buses for day trips.
Concierge service & support.
Arrival & Departure City - London, England
Meet in Central London Location - Oxford & Cambridge Club
Private Bus Transfers:
Leave Central London to The Cotswolds - Sunday, Oct 10, at 12:30PM
Leave The Cotswolds to Central London - Saturday, Oct 16, at 10:00AM to (Estimated Arrival 12:30PM)
Catherine Hearding, Artist & Instructor - More About Catherine
Tom Harter, WalkEurope President - More About Tom
Charming Boutique Hotel
$4,975 – 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 -- $1,325
Space Is Limited -- Recommend to Reserve Early!
Limited to 15 persons.
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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 & itinerary are subject to changes. Tour subject to eight person minimum participation.