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. Berlin - Germany’s capital old and new

    Berlin - Germany’s capital old and new

    1 Dec 2020 - 6 Dec 2020
    With: Thomas Abbott
    Berlin is forever evolving, a city full of excitement. Germany’s capital is in a constant state of flux, always becoming something without having ever achieved a state of simply being.
    5 nights from £2,295
    Ref: 20BERL
  2. Vienna - From the Emperor’s Clothes to Klimt’s Kiss

    Vienna - From the Emperor’s Clothes to Klimt’s Kiss

    15 Nov 2020 - 19 Nov 2020
    With: Thomas Abbott
    Vienna is the capital city of central Europe, with all the political, cultural, and strategic significance that implies.
    4 nights from £1,895
    Ref: 20VIEN
  3. Armenia - The Hidden Land

    Armenia - The Hidden Land

    5 Oct 2020 - 13 Oct 2020
    With: Dr William Taylor
    The sheer span of Armenian history is difficult to comprehend. The land called Armenia appears next to Colchis and Parthia in ancient maps, was a Hellenistic vassal state, and later a province of Rome. It was fought over by Byzantines, Arabs, Mamelukes, and the Mongol Golden Horde.
    8 nights from £2,745
    Ref: 20ARME
  4. South Tyrol - Art in the Italian Alps between the Brenner Pass and Trent

    South Tyrol - Art in the Italian Alps between the Brenner Pass and Trent

    4 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020
    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 £2,425
    Ref: 20SOTY
  5. Parma - Art, Architecture and Gastronomy in the Duchy of the Farnese Family

    Parma - Art, Architecture and Gastronomy in the Duchy of the Farnese Family

    29 Sep 2020 - 3 Oct 2020
    With: Dr Paula & Dr Geoffrey Nuttall
    From the Romans to the Romantics, the city of Parma has a rich cultural history. It is the setting for Stendhal’s novel The Charterhouse of Parma and the birthplace of Verdi and Toscanini.
    4 nights from £1,795
    Ref: 20PARM
  6. Bodensee - One lake, three countries, countless treasures

    Bodensee - One lake, three countries, countless treasures

    27 Sep 2020 - 3 Oct 2020
    With: Thomas Abbott
    This Art Pursuits Abroad study tour invites you to discover the region by coach and boat, from the millennium-old monastery island of Reichenau to the dazzling Rococo pilgrimage church of the Birnau.
    6 nights from £2,825
    Ref: 20BODE
  7. Alsace - Franco-German entente between Rhine and Vosges Mountains

    Alsace - Franco-German entente between Rhine and Vosges Mountains

    17 Sep 2020 - 23 Sep 2020
    With: Dr Cathy Oakes
    Claimed, conquered and re-conquered by kings, emperors and generals for more than five centuries, Alsace is neither entirely French nor wholly German, its distinctive culture influenced as much by its middle-Frankish past as by its larger neighbours to the east and west.
    6 nights from £2,295
    Ref: 20ALSA
  8. Durham - From Bede to Bishop Puiset

    Durham - From Bede to Bishop Puiset

    12 Sep 2020 - 14 Sep 2020
    With: Dr Sally Dormer
    Described by Sir Walter Scott as “half church of God, half castle ’against the Scot” Durham Cathedral is perched upon a rocky promontory surrounded by a meander of the River Wear.
    2 nights from £695
    Ref: 20DURH
  9. Great Houses & Gardens of Moravia - Style & Splendour in the Kingdom of Bohemia

    Great Houses & Gardens of Moravia - Style & Splendour in the Kingdom of Bohemia

    6 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
    With: Barbara Peacock
    This new Art Pursuits Abroad tour encompasses great houses of all periods, some with important gardens or designed landscapes and often set in countryside of great natural beauty, offering a fascinating introduction to this overlooked corner of the world.
    6 nights from £2,595
    Ref: 20MORA
  10. Holland’s Hidden Treasures

    Holland’s Hidden Treasures

    18 Aug 2020 - 22 Aug 2020
    With: Dr Sophie Oosterwijk
    It is often said that ‘God created the world, but the Dutch created the Netherlands’. This is particularly true of Holland, the coastal area that now comprises the provinces of North and South Holland.
    4 nights from £1,775
    Ref: 20HOLL
  11. Austria’s heartland - 1000 years of art and culture

    Austria’s heartland - 1000 years of art and culture

    1 Jul 2020 - 7 Jul 2020
    With: Dr Ulrike Ziegler
    This new Art Pursuits Abroad study tour spans a period of 1000 years and reveals a broad selection of treasures, exploring the genesis of art and culture in Austria’s heartland.
    6 nights from £2,275
    Ref: 20LOAU
  12. Flowers of Lorraine - The Genius of Art Nouveau in Nancy

    Flowers of Lorraine - The Genius of Art Nouveau in Nancy

    29 Jun 2020 - 5 Jul 2020
    With: Dr Justine Hopkins
    The historic capital of the ancient Duchy of Lorraine, Nancy has been a centre of trade, commerce and craftsmanship since the 11th century.
    6 nights from £1,650
    Ref: 20NANC
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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

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