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Art Pursuits Abroad Limited has been organising cultural holidays and art history courses since 2003. Our Study Tours (cultural holidays) combine the art of travelling with the pleasure of looking at and learning about art and history in beautiful places. We are highly rated by our clients with 88% describing us as excellent (and 11% as good) as a tour operator which probably explains why 50% book again with us and many become regulars. Our popular London based Study Days and Short Courses explore a wide spectrum of art and cultural historical themes with lectures given by experts.

We hope that you enjoy looking at our website and find one or more of our Study Tours, Study Days and / or Short Courses which interest you.

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  1. Jutland - Art & architecture in ‘continental’ Denmark

    Jutland - Art & architecture in ‘continental’ Denmark

    24 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    With: Dr Jeffrey Miller
    Reputedly the happiest people in Europe, the Danes have built an envious reputation for prosperity and equality, without losing sight of the importance of family and community values, encapsulated in the concept of ‘hygge’.
    5 nights from £2,490
    Ref: 19JUTL
  2. Sacred art of Russia - Yaroslavl and the cities of Russia’s Golden Ring

    Sacred art of Russia - Yaroslavl and the cities of Russia’s Golden Ring

    16 Jun 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
    With: Dr Natalia Murray
    The adoption of Christianity in Russia in 988 marked the beginning of the ancient Russian art. Throughout the 10th–17th centuries, this ancient Russian art sought to embody in itself the Christian faith and create ‘theology in colour’ by making images and the words inseparable from each other.
    6 nights from £2,590
    Ref: 19YARO
  3. Shropshire - Mediaeval art and architecture in the Marches

    Shropshire - Mediaeval art and architecture in the Marches

    15 Jun 2019 - 18 Jun 2019
    With: Dr Sally Dormer
    The counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire boast some of the most exciting mediaeval remains in England, set amidst breath-taking scenery in the area known as the Marches that separates England from Wales.
    3 nights from £1,290
    Ref: 19SHRO
  4. Georgian Arcadia - Classical Houses and Landscape Parks of North Yorkshire

    Georgian Arcadia - Classical Houses and Landscape Parks of North Yorkshire

    9 Jun 2019 - 12 Jun 2019
    With: Barbara Peacock
    Yorkshire is architecturally the richest of England’s counties and remains the most Georgian part of England with magnificent estates, country houses and landscape parks.
    3 nights from £1,190
    Ref: 19YORK
  5. Merano and the Val Venosta - South Tyrol’s most beautiful valley

    Merano and the Val Venosta - South Tyrol’s most beautiful valley

    2 Jun 2019 - 8 Jun 2019
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    Situated at the borders of Italy, Austria and Switzerland, the Venosta Valley has been a major thoroughfare of the Central Alps since Ancient times.
    6 nights from £2,790
    Ref: 19MOST
  6. Northern Lazio and Southern Tuscany

    Northern Lazio and Southern Tuscany

    29 May 2019 - 4 Jun 2019
    With: Nigel McGilchrist
    This new Art Pursuits Abroad tour is a varied and unusual journey into a part of Italy that is little known and visited — the beautiful territory which was once the heart-land of the Etruscan peoples and which lies in the volcanic landscape between Rome and Siena.
    6 nights from £2,390
    Ref: 19NLST
  7. Rome - Off the beaten track

    Rome - Off the beaten track

    22 May 2019 - 28 May 2019
    With: Nigel McGilchrist
    This new Art Pursuits Abroad tour will appeal most, perhaps, to those who already know the classic sites of Rome but who would like to deepen their knowledge of the city and to see some uncommon and unfamiliar beauties.
    6 nights from £2,790
    Ref: 19ROME
  8. Stockholm - Royalty, Empire and Enlightenment

    Stockholm - Royalty, Empire and Enlightenment

    19 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
    With: Dr Jeffrey Miller
    This new Art Pursuits Abroad tour follows Sweden’s emergence from its mediaeval past into a European power and centre of learning in the early modern age.
    5 nights from £2,590
    Ref: 19STOC
  9. Lago di Como - Around Italy’s most beautiful lake

    Lago di Como - Around Italy’s most beautiful lake

    7 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
    With: Anthony Majanlahti
    Sparkling enigmatically like a dark Sapphire, Lake Como is arguably Europe’s most beautiful lake — and certainly its deepest.
    5 nights from £2,290
    Ref: 19COMO
  10. Spring in Barcelona - From Mediaeval to Modernisme

    Spring in Barcelona - From Mediaeval to Modernisme

    25 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019
    With: Dr Jacqueline Cockburn
    With its roman walls and cobbled narrow streets of a thriving Gothic quarter which open out onto small squares with stunning churches, Barcelona is a city of many different identities.
    4 nights from £2,390
    Ref: 19BARC
  11. Dorset - Hidden Country Houses & Gardens

    Dorset - Hidden Country Houses & Gardens

    7 Apr 2019 - 10 Apr 2019
    With: Barbara Peacock
    Dorset is one of the most unspoilt and rural of England’s counties, a land of downs and moor, secluded valleys, woodlands and beech groves
    3 nights from £1,290
    Ref: 19DORS
  12. Franconia - Artistic and architectural treasures of Northern Bavaria

    Franconia - Artistic and architectural treasures of Northern Bavaria

    4 Apr 2019 - 9 Apr 2019
    With: Thomas Abbott
    Franconia — modern Bavaria’s northern half — is home to many of Germany’s greatest mediaeval and Renaissance treasures.
    5 nights from £1,990
    Ref: 19FRAN
  13. Turin - Antiquity, art & architecture in the City of Four Rivers

    Turin - Antiquity, art & architecture in the City of Four Rivers

    1 Apr 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
    With: Dr Eireann Marshall
    Turin, one of the most overlooked gems of Italy, nestles quietly in the north-west corner of the country, hugged by the Alps which appear at the end of many of the streets in its Roman street network.
    5 nights from £1,990
    Ref: 19TURI
  14. In the footsteps of Albrecht Dürer

    In the footsteps of Albrecht Dürer

    12 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
    With: Thomas Abbott
    Master painter, printmaker, goldsmith, art theorist and humanist scholar — Albrecht Dürer embodied the idea of the Renaissance man. Like Leonardo da Vinci, he was driven by an obsession to know everything, and observed and absorbed the world like no other northern artist before him.
    5 nights from £1,990
    Ref: 19DUER
  15. Sherry and Flamenco Country - Gastronomy, culture and art in south-western Andalucia

    Sherry and Flamenco Country - Gastronomy, culture and art in south-western Andalucia

    11 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
    With: Sue Rollin
    This new Art Pursuits Abroad Study Tour takes us off the beaten tourist track as we explore the rich history and cultural traditions of south-western Andalucia.
    6 nights from £2,590
    Ref: 19CADI
  16. In the footsteps Riemenschneider - Masterpieces of German Renaissance sculpture

    In the footsteps Riemenschneider - Masterpieces of German Renaissance sculpture

    10 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    Tilman Riemenschneider was one of the greatest sculptors of the late Middle Ages.
    5 nights from £2,100
    Ref: 18RIEM
  17. Renaissance Milan - Cultural ambition and the House of Sforza

    Renaissance Milan - Cultural ambition and the House of Sforza

    28 Nov 2018 - 2 Dec 2018
    With: Dr Paula Nuttall
    In the late 14th and 15th centuries Milan’s power and prestige as a princely state ensured it a distinguished role as an artistic centre.
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    Ref: 18REMI
  18. Andalucia - Moors and more in Granada, Córdoba and Seville

    Andalucia - Moors and more in Granada, Córdoba and Seville

    22 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
    With: Sue Rollin
    Throughout thousands of years of history, Andalucia has built an exceptional cultural heritage.
    8 nights from £2,990
    Ref: 18ANDA
  19. Vienna - Bruegel 450 in The Imperial City

    Vienna - Bruegel 450 in The Imperial City

    18 Nov 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
    With: Thomas Abbott
    In 2019, lovers of Northern Renaissance art celebrate the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c. 1525/30-1569) widely regarded as the 16th century’s greatest Netherlandish painter.
    4 nights from £1,860
    Ref: 18VIEN
  20. The Genius of Venice - A journey through Venetian art

    The Genius of Venice - A journey through Venetian art

    11 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
    With: Prof. Peter Humfrey
    Venice’s artistic treasures range from priceless gold mosaics and enamelled artefacts of the city’s Byzantine beginnings to the grandiose spectacles and festive decorations of the age of the Grand Tour.
    6 nights from £2,290
    Ref: 18VENI
  21. Salzburg - Mediaeval might and Baroque splendour

    Salzburg - Mediaeval might and Baroque splendour

    21 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    Unscathed by the ravages of the Thirty Years’ War, Salzburg was unique in retaining the ability to evolve into a magnificent gem of early Baroque art and architecture, unrivalled anywhere north of the Alps.
    4 nights from £1,890
    Ref: 18SALZ
  22. Renaissance Florence - Art and history in the time of the Medici

    Renaissance Florence - Art and history in the time of the Medici

    17 Oct 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
    With: Nigel McGilchrist
    Florence has been hailed as ‘the cradle of the Renaissance’ – birthplace of a re-awakening of a Weltanschauung with man at the centre of the cosmos.
    6 nights from £2,480
    Ref: 18FLOR
  23. South Tyrol - Sublime Italian Alps between Trento and the Brenner Pass

    South Tyrol - Sublime Italian Alps between Trento and the Brenner Pass

    23 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    South Tyrol, situated between snow-clad Alpine peaks and Mediterranean sun, is Italy’s northernmost region, bordering Switzerland to the north-west, Austria to the north-east, and the rest of Italy to the south.
    6 nights from £2,380
    Ref: 18SOTY
  24. Urbino - The ideal Renaissance court

    Urbino - The ideal Renaissance court

    10 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
    With: Dr Paula Nuttall
    In its heyday during the Renaissance, the hill town of Urbino experienced a cultural flowering beyond compare.
    5 nights from £1,980
    Ref: 18URBI
  25. Lübeck - Queen of the Hanseatic League

    Lübeck - Queen of the Hanseatic League

    2 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
    With: Dr Jeffrey Miller
    A 12th-century gem boasting more than 1000 historical buildings, Lübeck’s appearance is an enduring reminder of its glorious mercantile past and its moniker of ‘Queen of the Hanse’.
    5 nights from £1,830
    Ref: APLUB18
  26. Bavarian Danube - Regensburg, Passau and Neuburg

    Bavarian Danube - Regensburg, Passau and Neuburg

    27 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    On its way through Bavaria the Danube runs through narrow rocky gorges, densely forested landscapes, past spectacular monuments and busy market towns.
    7 nights from £2,180
    Ref: 18DANU

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