sketch tours
& holidays

We've been hosting our bespoke sketch holidays since 2001, for those who like to travel in comfort and immerse themselves in sketching with a fully escorted likeminded group. Nothing to think about but enjoying the experience from the moment we meet you till the day we depart.

 Sketching olive trees in Kalymnos Island, southeastern Aegean Sea, Greece

Sketching olive trees in Kalymnos Island, southeastern Aegean Sea, Greece


Upcoming holidays

 

Sri Lanka
Saturday August 11th – Thursday August 23rd 2018
From $NZ 7,995
Get up close and personal with elephants, sketch ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya with the wall of maiden frescos and delight your tastebuds with local delicacies of fresh fish and egg hoppers on this sketch and food tour around Sri Lanka.
with Tony McNeight (Tutor) and Mary Taylor (Renowned Food Guide)
12 nights (almost sold out)

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Spain & Morocco

Tuesday September 25th - Sunday October14th 2018
From € 6,350

 Our Spain and Morocco fully guided tour begins in magical Madrid. 
We'll sketch at the incredible moorish palace of Alhambra in Granada, and taste oranges in Seville.
Mysterious Morocco begins in Tangier, onto the famous blue town of Chefchaouen, to the souks of Fez and the famous night markets in Marrakech.   You will find this 8 days in Spain and 12 days in Morocco experience magic and inspirational.
with Erin Hill (Tutor) & Kate Stedman (Tour Guide)
19 nights (almost sold out)

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'Portugal Pilgrimage' - Spain & Portugal
Sunday June 2 - Thursday June 13 2019
From € 3,590

Starting in Lisbon, our guided group will journey onto Sintra, considered the Portuguese Riviera,
taking our sketching and mindfulness tour slowly up the coastline of Portugal.
In Porto, a well known sketchers paradise, and 2nd largest city, we'll sketch, dine, discover and immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Iberian peninsula.
In northern Spain, we'll become sketching pilgrims in the famous town of Santiago de Compostela.
This has been the destination of the 'Way of St James' pilgrimage route since the 9th century.
 with Erin Hill (Tutor) & Kate Stedman (Tour Guide)
11 nights

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'Life in a French Chateau' – France  
Saturday June 15 - Tuesday  June 25  2019
From € 3,890
Starting in Paris, join our fully guided sketch tour on a fascinating sketching, cultural, historical and mindfulness tour of French Chateaus and grand maisons, sketching and hearing stories of the families who lived there.
We move on down to the wine growing Languedoc region in South of France, to reside in a family Chateau (still has original remains from 11th century), and discover Cathar castles with stories and history from the 12th century, and of course try the wines of Languedoc.
 with Erin Hill (Tutor) & Kate Stedman (Tour Guide)
10 nights
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The Greek Odyssey Tour
- Athens, Meteora, Epirus, Corfu

Sunday September 1 - Friday September 13 2019
From € 3850
Taking you back to where legends began. Sketch the stories where it actually happened. We begin our odyssey in famous Athens and the Parthenon.
We'll travel onto Meteora to see one of the most precipitously built monasteries in Greece.
Epirus is our next historical destination, in a rugged region near the Pindus mountains and Ionian Sea. The Greeks, Romans, Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires have all laid claim to this area over the centuries. 
We'll journey on to the beautiful isle of Corfu, which has been bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology.
with Erin Hill (Tutor) & Kate Stedman (Tour Guide)
12 nights

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'Puglia to Pompeii' 
Bari. Matera. Maratera. Pompeii
Sunday September 15 - Wednesday September 25 2019
From € 3,200
Italy. History and the Caesars – starting the romance in Bari and ending in Pompeii.
We begin our fully guided sketch, history, food and mindfulness tour in the city of Bari, on the Adriatic Sea in Southern Italy. We'll see many historical castles and places perched atop craggy mountain tops.
with Erin Hill (Tutor) & Kate Stedman (Tour Guide)
11 nights
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'Fiji Islands' - Savusavu
Friday August 31st – Friday September 7th 2019
From AU$ 1950
A perennial favourite for us, a sketching holiday amongst the happiest people we know on our favourite island of Fiji.
Everyday day starts with a delicious fresh breakfast and into classes round the pool. Most days we go off to the township and sketch food markets and people, or a seaside sketch, picnic and swim. Visiting a local village is always a highlight.
Tutor: TBA & Tour Operator: Paradise Courses
7 nights
More info & bookings coming soon!