France and Spain, small group tour featuring
art, gardens and culture. Visit art
galleries and museums with art by El Greco, Goya, Velasquez and
Monet, architectural works by Moneo and Gaudi and
Leonardo da Vinci`s last residence.
September 6 th -
October 1 st , 2003
Price: Land Only AUD $ 9285 ( about US$ 5200
Including Air AUD $11,235 ex Eastern
Bordeaux, Poitiers, Tours,
Chartres and Paris will all be included in your tour through
Wander at leisure around
Giverny the home and gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet,
visit the Chateau and Gardens of Villandry, stop in Chartres to see
it`s world heritage listed cathedral and visit Amboise, the final
residence of Leonardo da Vinci.
Enjoy a French wine tasting in Vouvray and in
Saint Emilion, take a leisurely full day to explore the Louvre and at
the fashionable resort town of Biarritz we visit the Museum and Atelier
Visit Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and San
Sebastian. See some of the work by great Spanish
masters at the Prado and other art galleries, private gardens
Here we find architectural
remnants pointing to a great history and works of art from
illustrious artists Goya, El Greco, Moneo, Antoni Gaudi and
Velasquez and the writer Cervantes from whose pen came Don Quixote
exclusive specially arranged meetings with artists, galleries,
museums and in gardens where you will see the various ethnic and
cultural styles that make Spain the crossroads of art in
Art, Culture and History
Spain and France are
lands of art, ancient history, culture and religion. Picturesque cities with their
castles, cathedrals and monasteries and their typical old
city quarters are rich in history. They bear traces of different
civilizations and preserve the tradition and heritage of centuries.
No visit to Spain would
be complete without an evening of flamenco music and dance, and no visit
to France would be satisfying without the opportunity to indulge in
coffee and croissants along the Champs Elysee or a wine tasting. Provision is made for both of
these experiences ?and many more ?in this fascinating art and culture
tour to France and Spain.
Islamic influence on
the Iberian Peninsula shows a significant Islamic influence .
Colourful accents by flowering plants and surrounding architecture, the
natural sounds of splashing water jets, caged birds, wind chimes, shade
from trees and pavilions all contribute to a charming, summer style of
Accommodation has been selected to reflect the styles and
tastes of the region where they are situated.
Touring will be by private luxury charter coach with ample
spare seats for better viewing and comfort. Breakfasts are
included daily with dinners provided on various nights, in
selected restaurants which highlight local flavour, culinary
delights and entertainment.
flights within Spain are included in your Land Only Price for this
This tour will be led by
John Massy, Audience Development Manager at the Queensland Art
Gallery. John has long
experience in art education and public gallery involvement. John is well travelled and is a
very popular leader of our overseas tours. His affable nature, knowledge of
the arts and love of travelling will add to your travelling
Guests from all
countries are welcome to join us . Though many of our guests are from
Australia and USA , we are often joined by people from New Zealand,
UK, South Africa and New Guinea. All our tours are in English only
and our Guides are all local in the country in which we are touring .
If you would like to join us,
we can either include your air ticket from Australia or you can just ask
for a Land Only Price so that you can arrange your own flights through
your local travel agent .
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