Art Pursuits Abroad
Reviews of Art Pursuits Abroad
An intensive exploration of art and culture of MadridFind more about Madrid: Museum City Masterpieces >
A five day programme exploring key elements of Madrid's art and history, led by two excellent art historians with contrasting interest and styles
Care and attention to detail, considerate of everyone in the group
EnlighteningFind more about On the Golden Road >
This was a themed tutored trip examining the life and legacy of Charles IV. It was logically planned, excellent guide with wide ranging knowledge delivered in a most engaging fashion. The accommodation was most conveniently located. The meals provided in the tour were outstanding with well chosen wines.
Excellent, efficient and personal. The tour was exactly as described, with helpful study notes.
A fully engaging study tour comfortably accomplishedFind more about In the footsteps Riemenschneider >
An art study tour focusing on one of the master sculptors of the German Renaissance, visiting both well-known and out of the way locations to see sculptures in situ, and in the company of a lecturer who imparted a wealth of information about artistic techniques and historical context with ease and good humour.
Arts Pursuits Abroad does exactly what it says. They operated seamlessly throughout, providing the ideal balance of first class intellectual interest and faultless travel and accommodation.
An exciting trip to a fascinating part of Europe the British hardly know.Find more about In the footsteps Riemenschneider >
'In the steps of Tilman Riemenschneider' was based in Wuerzburg and took us to charming towns, large museums, tiny parish churches (opened specially) and much in between. The tour leader, Joachim Strupp, is an expert scholar and shared his knowledge of German renaissance sculpture with wit and enthusiasm. Our hotel was pleasant and comfortable with lovely, friendly staff. As a bonus, Wuerzburg has the beautiful Residenz with its spectacular baroque staircase and Tiepolo ceiling.
One of the most inspiring trips I've ever been on: this company really knows how to get things right.
Excellent choice of venues and hotels - and excellent guides and tour managerFind more about Andalucia >
Excellent choice of venues and hotels - and excellent guides and tour manager + unique private entries into fascinating private properties and a charming private entry to Alcozar in Seville. A lovely hotel in Seville in enchanting labyrinth of the old Jewish quarter full of passages and patios.
Used them before - always excellent choice of venues (often private entries to unusual venues) and very knowledgeable guides. Good care taken over participants and their needs.
Meticulously planned visit to the best art Venice has to offerFind more about Footsteps of Giovanni Bellini >
Every aspect of the trip, from travel arrangements, meals, and talks was planned so carefully that I couldn't fault it. The prodigious knowledge of our guide was imparted with a real passion for the subjects, with gentle humour and without patronising his listeners. Our tour manager well anticipated our needs and together they made the holiday an enjoyable and enriching experience.
The arrangements for the holiday were efficiently and accurately dealt with in a timely manner.
Excellent organisation of stupendous study tour with just right balance between learning and having fun.Find more about Footsteps of Giovanni Bellini >
Went to Venice to see and learn more about Giovanni Bellini via well organised trips to churches, Museums and Galleries.
Managed to include a concert of Monteverdi Vespers in the church where Monteverdi is buried.
Every day was just special. The pace was good and very satisfying mix with leisure time/eating and drinking.
Imaginative and stimulating program.
Well organised and clear booking process.
Felt well cared for all the time.It easy to ask questions, never felt anything was too much trouble.
In the Footsteps of Boticelli, FlorenceFind more about In the footsteps of Botticelli >
Brilliant lecturer, wonderful,opportunities to see the art, very well organised
Wonderful cultural and gastronomic experienceFind more about Ravenna >
Spent time in Ravenna cooking at Byzantine and Greco-Roman mosaics and frescos, accompanied by knowledgeable and friendly guides. Wonderful food to boot!
Efficient, well planned and well researched.
Mosaics in RavennaFind more about Ravenna >
A very pleasant group touring some remarkable sites in Italy.
All the arrangements were excellent, especially the tour manager.