Art Pursuits Abroad

Reviews of Art Pursuits Abroad

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a totally delight-full week of wonderful scenery and historic churches accompanied by an excellen lecturer and equally excellent tour manager

By bossybiddy on 7 Oct 2013

Rating for this holiday Excellent

This was a small group package holiday centred in Beaune during which we managed to see a great many wonderful churches and their contents, including sculpture, frescoes, stained glass, a couple of museums as well as the Puits de Moise in Dijon

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Art Pursuits Abroad provide excellent detailed advance information, are extremely efficient with ticketing and all travelling, use very comfortable hotels and have delightful tour managers who are never fazed and always in a good humour. The lecturer was excellent

Beautiful Bodensee with Art Pursuits Abroad - historic and artistic exploring with great food, wine and company.

By osprey on 7 Oct 2013

Rating for this holiday Excellent

A superbly-organised visit, with in-depth lectures on the historic sites of the area from an outstanding lecturer who combines erudition with humour and enjoyment. The 5-star lakeside hotel in Konstanz makes a perfect base for exploring, by boat and road.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

You can expect stimulation and satisfying attention to detail with an Art Pursuits Abroad study tour. Planning, client - care and follow-up are all well-handled.Value for money excellent.

Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness all around Bodensee

By Paddy on 4 Oct 2013

Rating for this holiday Excellent

Although sunshine was sometimes in short supply there was nothing but abundance where the beauty of nature - as well as the beauty of art - are concerned. The lake itself was full of birds as well as fish. The nearby orchards were overladden with fruit, the fields with vegetables & the gardens with flowers. To complement this abundance was a daily overdose of visual pleasures produced by artists from the time of Charlemagne to the 21st Century. The World Heritage sites of Reichenau Island and St Gallen's abbey church and library were the bookends for a treasure trove including Stein am Rhein in Switzerland, Bregenz in Austria and Konstanz in Germany. Three abiding images of this holiday we will
always remember: Looking down on the wonderful array of roofs as well as Bodensee itself from Uberlingen's Stadtisches Museum - built in the 1460s in the Italian Renaissance style by Pope Pius II's physician, coming out of the wonderful Rococo gem that is Birnau Abbey church to be met with row upon row of bunches of grapes as well as Bodensee itself and enjoying the most drinkable of
roses - produced by those very same vineyards beside Birnau - as well as quiches and croissants while smoothly sailing under Bavaria's lion as our private launch
arrived in Lindau's harbour along with a 100-year old paddle steamer whose band played as only a Bavarian one can. The interpretation of the lake's art treasures was brilliantly given by our lecturer, Joachim Strupp, whose input into every detail of the tour - including the dinner menus - was greatly appreciated by all participants on this inaugural visit to a wonderful destination for those who love nature as well as art.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Joachim Strupp of Art Pursuits Abroad is a wonderful travelling companion because he has tremendous knowledge of Europe's art from the ancient to the modern which he shares in an always entertaining way because he also has a great sense of humour. He meticulously organises his tours so that on the day almost everything runs smoothly. The Bodensee tour was no exception to this which we have come to expect of Joachim.

Special Interest escorted tour - history and architecture of Saxony Anhalt in medieval times

By Veterans on 11 Sep 2013

Rating for tour operator Excellent

We had travelled with Art Pursuits Abroad before and had been very happy with the experience. The lecturers are top class, extremely knowledgeable and excellent communicators and the arrangements and programme were well thought out. The hotel was very good with pleasant helpful service and good food. The travel arrangements worked well. We are very satisfied with the company and will look to travel with them again.

Tour of Saxony-Anhalt , ref QUED13

By Gastro on 4 Sep 2013

Rating for this holiday Excellent

An excellent 6 day tour visiting eight towns and their romanesque cathedrals with guided tour of each. First class commentary from the two lecturers who had extensive and deep knowledge of their subject, with plenty of opportunity for discussion.
Logistics, hotel, catering and travel arrangements were all very good and the whole tour was most enjoyable and instructive.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

I have been on several trips with Art Pursuits Abroad and they have all been excellent. All details are attended to and the company takes care of their customers in an exemplary way. Highly recommended.