ART PURSUITS ABROAD

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Art Pursuits Abroad 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.

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

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  1. Mediaeval Treasuries - Carolingian and Ottonian Rhineland

    Mediaeval Treasuries - Carolingian and Ottonian Rhineland

    1 Jul 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    As King of the Franks and the Lombards, and from 800 also as Emperor, Charlemagne reigned over lands from the Pyrénées to the River Elbe and from the North Sea to Central Italy.
    4 nights from £1,695
    Ref: 19ACES
  2. Land of the Blue Rider - Mediaeval to modern in southern Bavaria

    Land of the Blue Rider - Mediaeval to modern in southern Bavaria

    10 Jul 2019 - 16 Jul 2019
    With: Thomas Abbott
    The symbiosis of art and nature in the land between Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen evokes an intense experience.
    6 nights from £2,725
    Ref: 19BLUE
  3. Istria - Pearls of the Adriatic

    Istria - Pearls of the Adriatic

    14 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
    With: Dr Vedran Barbaric
    Stretching along the Croatian coastline facing Venice across the Adriatic Sea, the ancient region of Istria retains the remnants of civilizations dating from prehistoric times.
    7 nights from £2,760
    Ref: 19ISTR
  4. Bauhaus - Design for Living

    Bauhaus - Design for Living

    17 Sep 2019 - 23 Sep 2019
    With: Thomas Abbott
    Architect Walter Gropius launched the radical Bauhaus arts movement in 1919 in Weimar, Germany after the devastation of the First World War. Bauhaus brought together fine arts and crafts to create buildings and interiors for the modern age.
    6 nights from £2,195
    Ref: BAUH19
  5. Romanesque Rhineland - Cathedrals of Speyer, Worms and Mainz

    Romanesque Rhineland - Cathedrals of Speyer, Worms and Mainz

    23 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    Three fine Romanesque cathedrals – Worms, Speyer and Mainz – are an architectural focus of this tour through the Middle Rhine.
    5 nights from £2,195
    Ref: 19RHIN
  6. The Golden Age of Dutch Painting - Treasures of Rijksmuseum and Holland’s historic cities

    The Golden Age of Dutch Painting - Treasures of Rijksmuseum and Holland’s historic cities

    1 Oct 2019 - 6 Oct 2019
    With: Dr Sophie Oosterwijk
    The vivid paintings by 17th-century Dutch artists capture the confidence of an enterprising, ambitious, newly created republic.
    5 nights from £2,155
    Ref: 19HOLL
  7. Trier & the Moselle - Roman ruins and mediaeval monuments

    Trier & the Moselle - Roman ruins and mediaeval monuments

    9 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    Trier’s ancient Roman imperial status is reflected in its impressive architecture; vast, intricate mosaic floors; large-scale sculpted monuments and delicate glassware.
    4 nights from £1,650
    Ref: 19TRIE
  8. Budapest - Masterpiece of Art Nouveau

    Budapest - Masterpiece of Art Nouveau

    16 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
    With: Dr Anne Anderson
    Budapest, the Paris of the East or the Pearl of the Danube, enjoyed a renaissance at the close of the 19th century.
    4 nights from £1,690
    Ref: 19BUDA
  9. Renaissance Milan - Cultural ambition and the House of Sforza

    Renaissance Milan - Cultural ambition and the House of Sforza

    17 Oct 2019 - 21 Oct 2019
    With: Dr Paula & Dr Geoffrey 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.
    4 nights from £1,880
    Ref: 19REMI
  10. Naples - Classical to contemporary around the Campi Flegrei

    Naples - Classical to contemporary around the Campi Flegrei

    23 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
    With: Nigel McGilchrist
    This tour is an exploration of two thousand years of Neapolitan history.
    7 nights from £2,595
    Ref: 19NAPL
  11. Sorolla's Valencia - Spanish Master of Light

    Sorolla's Valencia - Spanish Master of Light

    29 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
    With: Dr Anne Anderson
    Spain’s third city, Valencia is awash with some of the most striking architecture in the country.
    3 nights from £1,495
    Ref: 19SORO
  12. Colours of the Cote d’Azur

    Colours of the Cote d’Azur

    5 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019
    With: Dr Kathy McLauchlan
    In 1887 the poet Stéphen Liégeard invented the term Côte d’Azur, referring to the stretch of coastline between Toulon and San Remo.
    6 nights from £1,995
    Ref: 19NICE
  13. Joachim Strupp’s Venice - A personal journey through Venetian art

    Joachim Strupp’s Venice - A personal journey through Venetian art

    10 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
    With: Thomas Abbott
    We are pleased to announce the first of an annual series of tours in memory of Joachim Strupp, founder of Art Pursuits. These tours will be to places Joachim visited and will include several special visits to mark his skill and accomplishment in designing the very best cultural tours.
    6 nights from £2,290
    Ref: 19GENI
  14. Renaissance Florence - Art and history in the time of the Medici

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

    13 Nov 2019 - 18 Nov 2019
    With: Dr Paula Nuttall
    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.
    5 nights from £1,895
    Ref: 19FLOR
  15. Dresden - The Heart of Saxony

    Dresden - The Heart of Saxony

    5 Dec 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
    With: Thomas Abbott
    Elegantly set in a curve of the River Elbe, the city of Dresden was one of the greatest political and cultural centres in the German Empire.
    5 nights from £2,490
    Ref: 19DRES
  16. Augsburg - Cradle of the German Renaissance

    Augsburg - Cradle of the German Renaissance

    12 Dec 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    It is not by surprise that the German Renaissance is dawning in Augsburg.
    4 nights from £1,595
    Ref: 19AUGS
  17. Renaissance Rome - The Eternal City in the age of Michelangelo and Raphael

    Renaissance Rome - The Eternal City in the age of Michelangelo and Raphael

    19 Feb 2020 - 24 Feb 2020
    With: Dr Paula Nuttall
    Michelangelo buon Arroti and Raffaello Sanzio were the first true superstars of western art. This Art Pursuits Abroad Study Tour will take you through the Eternal City in the footsteps of these two artistic giants and their contemporaries.
    5 nights from £2,195
    Ref: 20ROME
  18. Jordan - Ancient cities, Biblical sites and desert castles

    Jordan - Ancient cities, Biblical sites and desert castles

    8 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
    With: Sue Rollin
    Our tour includes spectacular sites created by Romans, Christians and Muslims: flourishing cities of the Decapolis, Byzantine basilicas with resplendent mosaics, a fascinating Umayyad desert baths complex and a crusader stronghold towering high above the valley of the Dead Sea.
    7 nights from £3,750
    Ref: 20JORD
  19. Bruges, Ghent and Brussels - Jan van Eyck and Netherlandish Painting

    Bruges, Ghent and Brussels - Jan van Eyck and Netherlandish Painting

    11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
    With: Dr Sophie Oosterwijk
    Explore with us the history, art and architecture of the two great cities of Ghent and Bruges, the earliest showcases of commercial success, where Hubert and Jan van Eyck ‘invented’ a realistic style of painting.
    4 nights from £1,550
    Ref: 20FLAN
  20. Villas of the Veneto - Architecture and lifestyle in the age of Palladio

    Villas of the Veneto - Architecture and lifestyle in the age of Palladio

    21 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
    With: Dr Marie-Louise Lillywhite
    Andrea Palladio is one of the most influential architects of all time. To a large extent, his enduring fame was the result of his publication in 1570 of the Quattro Libri dell’Architettura which made his designs available to architects all over the world.
    5 nights from £2,240
    Ref: 20VIVE
  21. Heidelberg and the Romantic Neckar valley

    Heidelberg and the Romantic Neckar valley

    22 Apr 2020 - 27 Apr 2020
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    This new Art Pursuits Abroad study tour invites you to explore one of Germany’s best loved cities and to uncover its Romantic past.
    5 nights from £2,450
    Ref: 20HEID
  22. On The Golden Road - From Prague to Nuremburg

    On The Golden Road - From Prague to Nuremburg

    28 Apr 2020 - 3 May 2020
    With: Thomas Abbott
    This Art Pursuits Abroad study tour will give you the opportunity to study the life of Charles IV and the art of his time, while highlights of our Prague visit will be Charles’s architectural legacy.
    5 nights from £1,995
    Ref: 20TALE
  23. Liguria and Le Cinque Terre

    Liguria and Le Cinque Terre

    3 May 2020 - 9 May 2020
    With: Anthony Majanlahti
    Liguria has the shape of an arch placed between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea and it is known as “la Riviera dei Fiori”, for its variety of flowers and numerous natural parks.
    6 nights from £2,965
    Ref: 20LIGU
  24. le Marche - Venetian painters abroad

    le Marche - Venetian painters abroad

    14 May 2020 - 21 May 2020
    With: Nigel McGilchrist
    The tranquillity of the long maritime valleys of the Marche is distilled in the exquisite paintings of Lotto and Crivelli, found in its churches and palaces, and reflected in the understated music of Pergolesi and Rossini.
    7 nights from £2,950
    Ref: 20MARC
  25. Swabia - Art and history between Augsburg and Stuttgart

    Swabia - Art and history between Augsburg and Stuttgart

    17 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    Present-day ‘Schwaben’ encompasses parts of the German federal states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.
    7 nights from £2,370
    Ref: 20SWAB
  26. The Golden Road to Samarkand - Art and architecture of Central Asia

    The Golden Road to Samarkand - Art and architecture of Central Asia

    26 May 2020 - 5 Jun 2020
    With: Sue Rollin
    Tales of the Silk Road have enticed and beguiled the west for centuries, and images of the ‘mysterious east’, lingered on in the western imagination long after the overland trade route had disintegrated.
    10 nights from £3,565
    Ref: 20UZBE
  27. Royal Krakow - Poland’s Cultural Capital

    Royal Krakow - Poland’s Cultural Capital

    8 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
    With: Thomas Abbott
    With the exception of Prague, Krakow is the only metropolis in eastern Middle Europe to have survived wars and regime changes unscathed.
    4 nights from £1,690
    Ref: 20KRAK
  28. Provence - School of the South

    Provence - School of the South

    8 Jun 2020 - 13 Jun 2020
    With: Dr Kathy McLauchlan
    “When you’re born there, it’s hopeless, nothing else is good enough.” So beguiled was Cézanne by his home region of Provence, he is reputed to have spoken these words, and certainly he never tired of painting the area in his lifetime.
    5 nights from £2,545
    Ref: 20PROV
  29. Georgian Arcadia - Great Country Houses and Landscape Parks of North Yorkshire 1700-1800

    Georgian Arcadia - Great Country Houses and Landscape Parks of North Yorkshire 1700-1800

    18 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
    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 £1,195
    Ref: 20YORK
  30. 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

    21 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020
    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 £2,595
    Ref: 20YARO

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