ART APPRECIATION TOURS - 2019

Art Appreciation Tours have arranged trips to Amsterdam, Florence, Paris, Glasgow, Oxford, Edinburgh, Cornwall, Liverpool and London. Jennie presents a series of talks related to the tour theme and brings to life the intricacies of, for example, The Pre-Raphaelites, The Italian Renaissance and the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

 

 

 

"The visits are so well organised that we make the most of our days often visiting three sites in one day but without feeling exhausted. The breaks we had for snacks and lunch were well balanced and using specially hired transport meant a quick and effortless transit between sites. In the evenings we had the chance for further discussion and feedback and then social time. The hotels were good with wide facilities on offer."

 

Kathie H, Southampton

RESIDENTIAL TRIP TO MANCHESTER WITH DAY TRIP TO LIVERPOOL

                                   3 Nights - 12 - 15 August 2019

NOW FULLY BOOKED

 

MANCHESTER ART GALLERY, THE WHITWORTH, LOWRY Day Trip To LIVERPOOL: WALKER ART GALLERY & SUDLEY HOUSE

 

 

Staying at The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

 

“…a much-loved part of this magnificent city's life for over 115 years. Step into its timeless elegance and experience award-winning restaurants and an idyllic urban spa.”       

 

COST: £750.00 (Please add £90.00 if you would like Valet Parking)

 

MONDAY 12 AUGUST 

14.30: The Whitworth - The collection is renowned across the world including works by C18th artists Paul Sandby, Gainsborough and Thomas Jones, and C19th Romantic landscapes by Turner, Thomas Girtin and Samuel Palmer, with Pre-Raphaelite works by Millais, Rossetti, Hunt and Burne-Jones. 

16.30:  Afternoon Tea in The Midland Hotel (Included)

18.30:  Welcome Drinks and Talk

19.30: Free Time, however, there is a group table booked in the Restaurant

 

TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 

10.00: Private Guided Tour of Manchester Art Gallery focusing on the Fine Art Collection: Best known for its world-famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings, the collection also includes British and European art from the 17th century right up to the present day.

14.00: Coach to The Quays Lowry Gallery for a guided tour of works by Lowry.

18.30: Refreshments at Evening Talk

19.30: Free Time, however, there is a group table booked in the Restaurant

 

WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 

10.00: Walker Art Gallery Liverpool:  Private Guided Tour

14.00: Sudley House:  Private Guided Tour of the collection of the Victorian merchant ship owner, George Holt. Works by Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Turner, Romney, Gainsborough and Landseer, forming the only merchant art collection in the UK still in its original setting.

18.45: Farewell drinks in bar.  Free Time, however, a group table is booked in the Restaurant

 

THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 

10.00: Depart

For a more detailed itinerary please contact Jennie.

Please note that the Manchester trip is now fully booked

TUDOR INSPIRED RESIDENTIAL AND DAY COURSE IN DORSET

                                   2 Nights - 14 - 16 October 2019

 

VISITING MONTACUTE HOUSE, BARRINGTON COURT and MAPPERTON HOUSE and their GARDENS

 

Two nights’ Accommodation with Breakfast at Summer Lodge, Country House Hotel, 9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset DT2 0JR, or at the Acorn Inn, 28 Fore St, Evershot, Dorchester DT2 0JW.

 

Staying at Summer Lodge the cost will be: £545.00 and at the Acorn Inn the cost will be: £475.00.  If you would like to join us for all the talks and tours without the residential element of the course, the cost will be £225.00.

 

 

MONDAY 14 OCTOBER

14.30:  Welcome and Introductory Talk

16.00:  Afternoon Tea

18.00:  Welcome Drinks and Talk on Tudor and Jacobean Portraits.

19.30:  Table Booked at Acorn Inn for Dinner

 

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER

10.00   Guided Tour of Montacute House, including a guided tour of the Garden

11.30:  Refreshments at Montacute House followed by garden tour

13.00:  Lunch at Montacute House Included

14.00:  Visit to Barrington Court and Gardens

16.00:  Return to Summer Lodge

18.30:  Refreshments and Concluding Talk on Tudor and Elizabethan artworks

19.30:  Table Booked at Acorn Inn for Dinner

 

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

10.00:  Travel to Mapperton House, refreshments and walk around the garden

12.00:  Guided Tour of House

13.30:  Lunch at Mapperton Included

14.30:  Back to Summer Lodge to collect luggage and departure

RESIDENTIAL COURSE IN AMSTERDAM

                                   3 Nights - 5 - 8 December 2019

 

RIJKSMUSEUM, STEDELIJK MUSEUM, THE HAGUE with VISIT to the MAURITSHUIS

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

 

Three nights' accomodation with breakfast staying at a choice of hotels:

 

The Ambassade (4* Deluxe), Amsterdam: 

Holiday price per person, staying in a classic double room: Cost: £1,330

 

Holiday price per person, staying in a classic double room for sole use: Cost: £1,709

 

NH Museum Quarter (3* Superior):

 

Holiday price per person, staying in a standard double room: Cost: £1,125

 

Holiday price per person, staying in a standard double room for sole use: Cost:          £1,350

 

Jan Luyken (4* Superior):

 

Holiday price per person, staying in a standard double room:                                       Cost: £1,099

 

Includes: Private Lounge Access at Southampton and Schipol Airports. Private transfer from airport to hotel. All entrance tickets to museums and exhibitions. First Class Train Fare to and from The Hague and all other transport to venues where necessary.

 

THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER

10.50:  Flybe Flight from Southampton Airport arriving at 13.15 Schiphol Airport Amsterdam 

18.30:  Welcome Drinks and Talk

19.30:  FREE TIME/Group Table Booked in the Hotel Restaurant

 

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

10.00:  Private Guided Tour of Rembrandt’s House

14.00:  Entrance to the Rijskmuseum for Rembrandt and Velázquez: Dutch and Spanish masters

18.30:  Evening Talk/Refreshments

19.30:  FREE TIME/Group Table Booked in the Hotel Restaurant

 

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

09.45: The Hague and Private Guided Tour of the Mauritshuis

18.45:  Farewell Drinks FREE TIME/Group Table Booked in the Hotel Restaurant

 

SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER

10.00:  Visit to the Stedelijk Museum and the Exhibition: Chagall, Picasso, Mondriaan And Others: Migrant Artists In Paris.

14.00:  Private Transfer to Schiphol Airport for the 18.40 flight to Southampton arriving at 19.05

 

For a more detailed itinerary please contact Jennie.