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7 Days / 6 Nights

June 19 - 25, 2016

From $3,650

Two spectacular trips in one!


Have you always wanted to try painting? If so, this is the perfect time and place to begin. Beginning and experienced artists are encouraged to join, as are non-artists, friends and spouses. Whether you have never painted before or you're a seasoned painter, renowned Southern California artist and instructor, Eva Margueriette, will guide you individually in capturing beautiful Spain en plein air in your own unique style. You will take home a painted journal filled with treasured memories of your European creative adventure.


Discover the extraordinary splendor of Spain's two prominent cities - Barcelona and Madrid - plus a day trip to historic Toledo. 


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

The first three nights we’ll be staying in majestic, sophisticated Madrid. We’ll take a day trip to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll journey on an evening tapas safari sampling an assortment of tasty Spanish appetizers and we'll have an evening Spanish wine tasting session with a regional expert. There will be lots of free time for shopping, personal sightseeing, and visiting Madrid's world famous art museums - the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Midweek we’ll travel by high-speed train from Madrid to vibrant Barcelona. We'll have a private tour of Antoni Gaudi's modernisme buildings with a local art/architecture historian guide. We'll meander and paint in the Gothic Quarter, along the Mediterranean, and stroll La Rambla to visit Boqueria Market, Europe's largest food market. There will be lots of free time for shopping, personal sightseeing, visiting Museu Picasso, and soaking in Barcelona's sunshine and ambiance.

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Barcelona's and Madrid's city centres, along the Mediterranean, and the Menzanarez are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.
The Spain Painting Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation experience in two of Spain's most beautiful cities -- cosmopolitan Madrid and bustling Barcelona on the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Daily art instruction and painting with Eva Margueriette.

  • A friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities for artists and non-artist travelers, including structured morning group activities and escorted walks... private tours of Toledo Cathedral (Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo) and Antoni Gaudi's art nouveau Barcelona modernisme architecture works with local art/architecture historian guides... an evening tapas safari... and Spanish wine tasting session.

  • Free time to explore and enjoy Madrid and Barcelona on your own for personal sightseeing to visit Madrid's world famous art museums  Museu Nacional del Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza... visit the Royal Palace of Madrid and Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid... and see Barcelona's Museu Picasso. Time for enjoying Spanish cuisine, visting markets, relaxation, and shopping.

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

  • Recommended restaurants will be provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join Eva Margueriette for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Trip support – fully escorted tour for a fun and worry-free vacation!​ 


What's Included?

  • Daily sketching and painting with Eva Margueriette.

  • Six nights in choice of boutique hotels.

    • Charming Boutique Hotels:

      • Madrid: Villa de la Reina, colorful and warm furnishings in restored early 1900s building located in the Madrid's city centre.

      • Barcelona: Montcada Boutique Hotel, stylish interior design with colorful furnishings in neo-classical building with roof-top garden overlooking the city.

    • Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotels:

      • Madrid: Hotel Orfila, a Relais & Chateaux luxury group hotel. 

      • Barcelona: Hotel Neri, a Relais & Chateaux luxury group hotel.

  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.

  • First Class Seat Rail Ticket From Madrid To Barcelona  traveling on AVE high-speed train.

  • Welcome Reception – with local Spanish wines and cheeses hosted by Eva Margueriette and WalkEurope.

  • Day Trip to Toledo  a UNESCO World Heritage site  private tour of Toledo Museum (Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo) and visit to the El Greco Museum.Antoni Gaudi Architecture Tour  private tour of Gaudi's prominent Barcelona art nouveau works with local art/architecture guide.Tapas Safari – evening stroll visiting tapas bars in Madrid sampling an assortment of Spanish appetizers, wines and cavas.

  • Spanish Wine Tasting Session – with a regional expert.

  • Cocktail Hour Soirees  enjoy before dinner aperitifs and local wines hosted by WalkEurope.

  • Farewell Dinner – featuring Catalonian cuisine and Spanish wines in Barcelona hosted by WalkEurope.

  • Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast daily escorted group pleasure walks through Barcelona's and Madrid's city centres, along the Mediterranean, and along the Menzanarez.

  • Cathedral, palaces & museum entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.

  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including day trip to Toledo and Antoni Gaudi architecture tour in Barcelona.


Arrival & Departure Cities:

Arrival City: Madrid, Spain

Departure City: Barcelona, Spain


Trip Hosts:

Eva Margueriette, Artist

Tom Harter, WalkEurope President


Trip Cost: 

Charming Boutique Hotels Option:

  • $3,650 – 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.

  • $825 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).      

Premiere Signature/Luxury - Relais & Chateaux Group Hotels Option:

  • $4,975 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • $1,625 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).


Sign Up Early -- Space Is Limited!

Limited to 15 persons.


Would you like a copy of the detailed itinerary? Just ask and it will be e-mailed immediately.




Combine Your Barcelona & Madrid Painting Trip with...


Provence, France Painting Trip!
The week after, June 26 - July 2, Eva Margueriette will also be hosting a painting trip to Provence in the South of France. The back-to-back Spain and Provence painting trips are designed for travelers to combine trips to spend two wonderful weeks painting in Europe. Join us on both trips!
Click here for trip description.

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