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Art Pursuits Abroad
PO Box 2198
Buckingham
MK18 9BP

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+44 (0)1280 820521

Email:
abroad@artpursuits.com

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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. Porto & Art Noveau - Arte Nova in the Douro River Valley

    Porto & Art Noveau - Arte Nova in the Douro River Valley

    31 Mar 2020 - 5 Apr 2020
    With: Dr Anne Anderson
    As is the case for so many of Europe’s greatest cities, Porto owes much to a mighty river. The Douro, which flows through the city, has ensured not just lucrative trading deals but fertile ground for the production of world-famous wines.
    5 nights from £2,150
    Ref: 20PORT
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Mediaeval Splendour in Ravenna & Venice -  Artistic Treasures of the Great Italian Cities

    Mediaeval Splendour in Ravenna & Venice - Artistic Treasures of the Great Italian Cities

    4 Mar 2020 - 9 Mar 2020
    With: Dr Sally Dormer
    In Ravenna we see the proof that even as the torch of the Roman Empire flared and guttered out, Europe was on the threshold of a period of incomparable artistic achievement. By the time Alaric sacked the Eternal City in 410, Ravenna had been the imperial capital for eight years.
    5 nights from £2,095
    Ref: 20RAVE
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  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. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

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