Small Group Escorted Specialty Tours with Concierge Service
PAINT EUROPE TRIP
PLEIN AIR PAINTING TRIP
with ARTIST CATHERINE HEARDING
7 Days / 6 Nights
May 15 - 21, 2022
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 May 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 Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, a historic Cotswold market town filled with charm and enchanted character. We'll stay five nights in The Manor House Inn, a much-loved 16th century Cotswold inn with just 36 rooms. Today the inn is part of the Cotswold Inns & Hotels luxury hotels collection.
We'll end the tour in central London, staying Friday night in the elegant and charming Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, a
quintessentially British luxury hotel.
The tour includes many traditional English extras -- including a welcome reception dinner with Oxfordshire hors d'oeuvres and French wines... a traditional English cuisine farewell dinner... 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 and elegant hotels:
The Manor House Inn in Moreton-in-Marsh: A quaint and romantic old-world style English inn, that was once a coaching inn, with individually designed rooms, and a tranquil walled garden to relax.
Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel in London: A quintessentially British luxury hotel located in the elegant Mayfair district of central London.
Daily hotel buffet English breakfasts.
Two evenings of traditional English cuisine dinners with French wines hosted by Catherine and Paint Europe:
Sunday Evening in Moreton-in-Marsh - Welcome Reception/Dinner
Friday Evening in London - Gala Farewell Dinner
Visit to Broadway, Chipping Campden and to specially-selected Cotswold gardens.
Morning pleasure walks - optional before breakfast walks through Moreton-in-Marsh 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: At Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
Private Bus Transfer: Leave Central London to The Cotswolds - Sunday, May 15, at 12:30PM
Tour Ends Saturday Morning, May 21: We'll be staying Friday night, May 20, in Central London
Catherine Hearding, Artist & Instructor - More About Catherine
Tom Harter, WalkEurope President - More About Tom
$5,650 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
Added cost for private single room accommodation -- $1,735
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.