Art Pursuits Abroad

Reviews of Art Pursuits Abroad

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A varied and thrilling week in a little-known part of Germany - a revelation and a lot of fun.

By Helen on 29 Jun 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent

The tour was to Swabia, taking in churches, museums, small towns, cities and lush landscapes. The expert lecturer was exceptional in her knowledge, passion and ability to communicate on a wide range of subjects, from medieval sculpture to baroque architecture, taking in the complexities of German history on the way. Hotel, meals and tour management were exemplary.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

APA are specialists in art and architectural history and employ expert scholars as lecturers. They are also committed to finding good hotels and restaurants - every trip I've been on has been thrilling. They're as good as their competitors in this specialist field and often better. Theirs is the brochure I look at first!

Art appreciation at its most interesting and informative

By Jim on 30 May 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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This was a 5 day visit to Urbino and surrounding towns to look at the art works promoted by the Montefeltro and Malatesta families. It was led by a well-known expert in the subject who was able to impart information with a light touch throughout the duration of the tour.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Art Pursuits Abroad is a well establishe organisation specialising in expert guided tours to mostly European centres of visual arts. The guides used have an international reputation in their field and usually hold academic appointments in recognised centres of excellence.

Fras17 a week exploring art and gardens in the hills around Frascati and Rome.

By Swahili on 3 May 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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Fras17 an excellent itinerary exploring art in the medieval towns, villas and gardens in the hills around Frascati and Rome. Not on the main tourist trail so the venues were all quiet and we were the only people in the gardens. The tour and visits are led by experts both from Art Pursuits and local, giving access on occasion to areas not open to the public. And inspirational holiday full of wonderful sites and sights.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Art Pursuits Abroad specialises in small group holidays usually made up of those with a love of art, history or location. There is so much experience and wide interest in the group that you can learn a lot just from meeting them. The lecturers are always first class.

Bruges and Ghent Study Tour

By Geoff. on 27 Apr 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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Excellent organisation, leaders and tour

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Excellent organisation, leaders and tour

Stimulating and informative trip encompassing a range of visits bringing medieval Bruges and it's culture to life.

By Nell on 27 Apr 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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Range of visits in Bruges and Ghent encompassing a variety of buildings and museums. Good hotel, very well situated with friendly helpful staff. Timings of the visits worked well and the tour manager and tour leader did their utmost to ensure we had good access to the piece of art being studied. Background detail in terms of historical information provided a sense of continuity to the tour.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Highly professional in all respects. The UK based staff were friendly and helpful, the tour leader and tour manager were excellent, both in terms of conveying information but also in ensuring that all members of the group were looked after. Travel arrangements were well planned and everyone was well informed on the day's itinerary and timings in advance.

The Golden Age of Dutch Painting

By Griff on 23 Apr 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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A brilliant tour of Dutch galleries, cities and museums with exceptional lecturer and guide. Well placed hotel in Haarlem and delicious group meals in interesting restaurants.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

The Art Pursuits Abroad holiday was well organised with helpful and friendly office staff. Our tour lecturer, Dr Sophie Oosterwijk and tour guide, Mrs Marion Van Hoecke together made the trip relaxed and interesting and we came back having learned more than expected about the wonderful Dutch painters.

Bravissimo!

By TravelMaddy on 23 Apr 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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A wonderfully varied programme taking in the sights, art and gastronomy in Parma and neighbouring Modena. We had a lot of good food and were very lucky with the weather - bright, sunny days all week. The hotel was mediocre but as we didn't spend a lot of time in the room in didn't really matter that much. It would have been nice to have seen Ricotta cheese being made (fresh ricotta is my favourite!) but it gives me a reason to want to go back!

Rating for tour operator Excellent

This was my first trip with Art Pursuits Abroad and it was a very well structured programme with an excellent tour leader in Roberto. We had an amazing holiday, thank you APA.

great itinerary, excellent guide and local tour leader

By traveller on 18 Apr 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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study tour of Frascati and the Roman hills

Rating for tour operator Excellent

long established company, founded and led by a dedicated art and architecture scholar, offering a wide range of cultural tours abroad, plus UK lecture days.

looking at art in Venice

By Mrs p k 17 on 6 Apr 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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It was a wonderful experience

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Art Pursuits is very professional and takes enormous care to ensure that its clients have a stressfree and completely stimulated tour and

A very enjoyable art history tour of Renaissance Rome

By Antoinette on 6 Apr 2017

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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A five day in depth art Tour with an expert Lecturer and Tour Manager and a small group of enthusiastic participants. We stayed in a very conveniently situated and comfortable hotel for visiting the major sites. Also included was a delightful trip to Tivoli.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

This company specialises in Art History Tours, using first class Experts to guide throughout the Historical Sites Holidays are well researched and the administration provides ample information to allow a clear timetable for travel and for each day of the tour. A Tour Manager facilitates logistic matters , so participants concentrate on enjoying the visits.
I have travelled with this company on a number of Tours now and all have proceeded seamlessly and been delightful experiences