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
MADRID RESIDENTIAL TRIP
3 Nights - 12 - 15 March 2019
VISITING THE PRADO, THYSSEN, REINA SOFIA & THE SOROLLA MUSEUMS
Staying at the 4* Hotel Emperador, within easy walking distance of The Golden Triangle of Art - The Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Museums.
Includes: return BA flights to Madrid from Heathrow, private transport to hotel; 3 nights’ B&B; all entrance fees with a ‘fast-track’ “Paseo del Arte” card; guided tours of the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza entrance fee to the Sorolla Museum and refreshments in the evening with talks, handouts on artists and museums.
TUESDAY 12 MARCH
10.40: Flight from London Heathrow Arriving Madrid at 14.05 Private Transfer to Hotel
18.00: Welcome drinks, handouts and talk on the Prado Museum
19.30: FREE TIME
WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH
10.00: Guided Tour of the Prado Museum, widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art and the single best collection of Spanish art.
13.00 FREE TIME for lunch and self-guided tour of the Prado/Madrid/El Escorial option
18.30: Refreshments, handouts and talk on the Thyssen and Reina Sofía Museum
THURSDAY 14 MARCH
10.00: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: The museum holds roughly 1,000 works from the Renaissance to modern art and ‘fills the gaps’ in the collections of the Prado and Reina Sofia.
14.00: Reina Sofía National Art Centre Museum, mainly dedicated to Spanish art, housing works by artists such as Picasso, including his famous painting Guernica, Dalí, Miró, Gris and Picabia
18.45: Refreshments, handouts and talk on Joaquín Sorolla
FRIDAY 15 MARCH
10.15: Taxis to the Sorolla Museum.
12.00: Return by taxi to Hotel for Free Time/Lunch and await arrival of our private transport to Madrid Airport for our return flight at 16:35 arriving Heathrow at 18:05
The total cost of the residential stay is £1,309.00 for a single room, or £1,075.00 per person sharing a room.
For a more detailed itinerary please contact Jennie directly.