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BRUSHSTROKES - Italy & France (Fully Booked - Waitlist Only)

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BRUSHSTROKES - Italy & France (Fully Booked - Waitlist Only)

Time & Location

16 Sept, 6:00 pm – 08 Oct, 10:00 pm

Rome, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

About the event

BRUSHSTROKES ITALY AND FRANCE – A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING & CULTURAL ADVENTURE WITH DI KELLY FLYING EMIRATES AIRWAYS

Autumn/Autunno/Automme – 2022

This tour is now fully booked and waitlist only. 

Please contact nicole@nicolebeasleytravel.com.au to enquire about waitlisting.

Friday 16 September

Check in Brisbane International from 6pm and by 7pm

BRISBANE TO DUBAI

Emirates flight EK 431

Departs 9.00pm

Non stop 14hrs 10 mins

Economy or Business Class available

Saturday 17 September

Arrive Dubai 5.10am

DUBAI TO ROME

Emirates flight EK 97

Departs 9.10am  Arrives 1.25pm

Non-Stop 6hrs 15 mins

On arrival collect your luggage and our driver will be there waiting for  you for the 30 minute drive into the Eternal City

Stay 3 nights HOTEL ART on the famous artists street via Margutta –  frequented by Federico Fellini and many other prominent artists & entertainers over the past 100 years…

Enjoy delicious breakfast in what was a Church Chapel – gorgeous

6pm Welcome dinner at AQUAROOF at the nearby First Art Hotel

A beautiful roof top location with superb views over the City of Rome

Sunday 18 September

 9am morning City sites tour of bella ROMA

Afternoon painting in the Campo di Fiori and Piazza Navona

OR Ancient sites tour with the wonderful Emanuele

Option for a 2 hour VESPA ride through Rome with Di 😊

Dinner suggest Bistro DILLA

Monday 19 September

Day with your Art teacher in Rome

OR Visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Pauls cathedral with Emanuele

6pm an evening food tour of the TRASTEVERE quarter with Emanuele

Tuesday 20 September 

Breakfast and 9am departure for Tuscany and UNESCO

Listed SAN GIMIGIANO

Stay 2 nights at the HOTEL BELVEDERE – just 10 minute’s walk to the Village

Wednesday 21 September

Full day painting or exploring in SAN GIMIGIANO

Thursday 22 September

10am coach transfer to the “cradle of the Italian Renaissance”

FLORENCE 3 nights stay at the historical 4* HOTEL PALAZZO DAL BORGO

Afternoon City Walking tour and “skip the line” access at the Art

Accademia to see the magnificent statue of David by Michaelangelo

Friday 23 September

Morning visit of the Florence Cathedral/Duomo and climb to

the To the top of the Cupola to see up close Brunelleschi’s work if possible

Afternoon painting in the City from Piazzale Michaelangelo perhaps?

Saturday 24 September

Free day in Florence for Market visit and cooking class, shopping,

photography or painting Plein Air

OPTIONS with Artviva or Florencetown

Sat 24 Sept cont...  Maybe a late afternoon Ferrari, bus or taxi Ride to Fiesole.

3 to 6pm painting with Di in FIESEOLE

7pm Dinner with beautiful view of Florence at ESTRUCIA Restaurant

Sunday 25 September

Walk to the station and on by train today to magical VENEZIA

FLORENCE TO VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA

Italian Train service

Departs 11.30am  Arrives 1.35pm

First Class service

2 nights stay HOTEL GORIZIA with daily breakfast

CALLE FABBRI 4696A/A, SAN MARCO PRECINCT Tel (39 041) 522 3737 A charming 3 star hotel - a 10 minute walk to St Marks Square

5pm afternoon walking tour of the City followed by a visit to a “bacari” (local bar) and “chichetta” (local snacks, like tapas) on offer

Monday 26 September

 Walking tour of the Dorsoduro art precinct – visit Peggy

Guggenheim

Gallery (her home for many years on the Grand Canal ) with her incredible collection of Modern Art – including Dali, Picasso, Mondrian & Warhol

Afternoon to paint – maybe a tour to Murano/Burano islands??

Tuesday 27 September

 Late morning train to MILAN and onto magnificent Lake Como

VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA TO MILANO CENTRALE

Italian Rail service

Departs 10.50am  Arrives 1.15pm

First Class service

MILANO CENTRALE TO COMO

Italian Rail service

Departs 1.41pm  Arrives 2.22pm

First Class service

1 hour bus transfer on arrival along the sure of the Lake

Stay 3 nights in the village of BELLAGIO @ Hotel Florence, right on the

Lake Front –  OPTIONAL Seafood dinner by the lake tonight at LA PUNTA

Wednesday 28 September

Painting in the Village of Bellagio by day….

Afternoon sailing excursion on offer from the fishing village of Pescari

Casual wine bar dinner tonight in the Village

Thursday 29 September

Suggest 11am Ferry to the ISOLA COMACINA for painting

followed by a lovely long lunch

Come back in the afternoon via the Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Dinner at the hotel or in the Village

Friday 30 September 

A big day of travelling today, leave Bellagio 9am

COMO TO MILANO CENTRALE

Train service 313

Departs 10.10am  Arrives 10.50am

First Class service

Change trains in Milano – please take care of your belongings here!

MILANO CENTRALE TO MARSEILLE ST CHARLES

Thello Train service 143

Departs 11.10am  Arrives 6.31pm

First Class service

Friday 30 Sept cont..  MARSEILLE ST CHARLES TO ARLES

French Regional rail service 86170

Departs 6.54pm  Arrives 7.51pm

Second Class service – no seat reservations

A short walk from the station to your very central Provence Hotel base

3 nights based at 3* HOTEL FORUM, situated on the Place du Forum

Made famous by Van Gogh and his painting “Café de la Nuit”

Casual optional dinner in Arles tonight…

Saturday 1 October

Market Day in Arles…from 8am to 1pm…opportunities galore to paint!

The food and stalls are just amazing 😊

Afternoon at leisure to paint with Di or take a local tour

Optional dinner in the Village

Sunday 2 October  

Sunday in Provence – today a Van Gogh themed tour will be

offered…

Return to Arles late afternoon

Dinner of your own choice tonight

Monday 3 October

Breakfast in Arles, check out and onto Paris (like Napoleon!)

ARLES TO LYON PART DIEU

French Regional train service 17704

Departs 9.53am  Arrives 12.40pm

First class seats – not pre-allocated

LYON PART DIEU TO PARIS GARE DE LYON

French TGV service 6618

Departs 1.04pm  Arrives 3.04pm

First Class Coach 2 – pre-allocated seats

On arrival mini bus transfer to your hotel for 4 wonderful nights

Mon 3 Oct cont...  HOTEL ST PAUL ST GERMAIN

43, RUE MONSIEUR LE PRINCE

75006 PARIS  Tel (+33 1) 43 26 98 64

You are minute’s walk to the Louvre, the d’Orsay (full of beautiful impressionist works), the Seine River and the Notre Dame cathedral…visit the colourful and lovely street markets of Rue de Buci,, Saint-Andre des Arts and the cafes Book stores & boutiques of Blvd St Germain and St Germain des Pres

7PM Welcome to Paris dinner… to pay direct

Suggest Restaurant Seraphin, facing the St Germain Market and 100m from Place St Suplice – a subtle mix of past and future in the setting of an old-fashioned Deli

Tuesday 4 October 

11am meet your PERSONAL GUIDE ELODIE for a walking tour.

of the Left Bank and then onto Montmarte – guide booked for 7 hours today for

A wonderful and personalized experience with some behind the scenes

Artists can stop to paint ad hoc in Rive Guache and Montmarte at they wish

Stay on in Montmarte for café dinner or dinner at the MOULIN ROUGE

9pm MOULIN ROUGE CABERET – the most famous show in the World!

Wednesday 5 October   

Morning departure by train to GIVERNY & Monets Garden

Full day of painting with Di 😊

Return to your hotel around 6pm this afternoon

Thursday 6 October

 Today can be Museum day – OPTIONAL visits to the Louvre

10am

Skip the line with guide will be booked. Then maybe the and it’s treasure trove of Impressionist art and it’s sister the l’Orangerie

3pm painting/visit to the Trocadero and a visit to the Musee Rodin

Thu 6 Oct cont...  Tonight we will look out for an Opera or Theatre performance

Friday 7 October 

Time for a last croissant and café au lait…

11.30am transfer to the Airport, check in from 12.35pm

PARIS TO DUBAI

Emirates flight EK 74

Departs 3.35pm

Non-Stop 6 hours 45 minutes

Saturday 8 October

Arrive Dubai 12.20am in transit

Time for a shower or massage perhaps?

RE-board around 1.30am

DUBAI TO BRISBANE

Emirates flight EK 430

Departs 2.30am  Arrive Brisbane 10.20pm

Non-Stop 13 hours 50 minutes

END OF YOUR WONDERFUL EUROPEAN PAINTING ADVENTURE

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