Art Pursuits Abroad

Reviews of Art Pursuits Abroad

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Meticulously planned visit to the best art Venice has to offer

By RDH on 21 Nov 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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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.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

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.

By Maria on 12 Nov 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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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.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

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, Florence

By Proops on 3 Nov 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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Brilliant lecturer, wonderful,opportunities to see the art, very well organised

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Very efficient

Wonderful cultural and gastronomic experience

By Maruja on 26 Oct 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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Spent time in Ravenna cooking at Byzantine and Greco-Roman mosaics and frescos, accompanied by knowledgeable and friendly guides. Wonderful food to boot!

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Efficient, well planned and well researched.

Mosaics in Ravenna

By Dr W T 16 on 25 Oct 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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A very pleasant group touring some remarkable sites in Italy.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

All the arrangements were excellent, especially the tour manager.

An Art History Tour in Aquileia

By James on 6 Oct 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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This was a guided tour of the Roman and early Christian artefacts found in Aquileia and the surrounding country from antiquity to the time of the Lombards. We were a small group of six and consequently benefited from the close attention of our guide, Dr Joachim Strupp. We were able to see the mosaics of 1st C Roman houses and, at a higher level, the sometimes superimposed mosaic floors of early Chrisian buildings. Visits to associated museums gave us the opportunity to see well preserved statuary, grave-items and some some surprisingly modern-looking Roman glassware. A private boat trip from Aquileia to Grado gave us an idea of the lagoon and the chance to visit the cathedral at Grado.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Art Pursuits Abroad is well-established and friendly organisation under the cultural direction of Dr Joachim Strupp and provides guided tours based on art and art history in Europe. The guides are all well-known and established experts in their chosen field occupying academic posts in major universities and museums. The standard of scholarship is high. The organisation is efficient and the quality of accommodation provided on the tours is good.

DALM16 Pearls of the Adriatic

By George on 25 Sep 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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A very interesting and very well organised and guided tour to this interesting country. Most enjoyable and instructive.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Well established and very professional and competent operator.

Carefully planned to include the very best of 'Capability' Brown.

By 'Mémé.' on 11 Sep 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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Two nights based in Buckingham visiting Stowe, both Stowe House and the gardens, plus two other properties, Rousham and Wotton, which are not normally open to the general public.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

A small specialist company for those interested in cultural holidays both at home and abroad.

Excellent overview of Copenhagen and its arts and architecture.

By EHD on 2 Sep 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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Perhaps too much was included in the amount of time spent in Copenhagen. An extra day would have allowed some personal time for exploration.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Joachim Strupp went out of his way to ensure the best experience for everyone and was responsive to requests and needs.

carefree travelling with a knowledgeable tour leader

By Culture Vulture on 2 Jul 2016

Rating for this holiday Excellent
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An engaging mixture of medieval monasteries & churches, and 20th Century German Expressionism plus wonderful scenery. Probably sounds strange but it worked! A lovely chalet type hotel with terrific balcony views up to the Bavarian Alps.

Rating for tour operator Excellent

Very caring and conscientious, thoroughly organised - there were no problems with the hotel, meals or the transport etc.. Everything went swimmingly. It helps when you have a tour leader and a tour manager and both were perfect. The tour leader was very knowledgeable and contagiously enthusiastic whilst the tour manager was well-organised, efficient and extremely kind.