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Forthcoming Trips

Painting Holidays with Famous Artists

Paint on the Greek Island of Symi with Hazel Soan

3rd - 13th May 2017 Join talented artist Hazel Soan on the sun-drenched Greek Island of Symi. The island can only be reached by boat, which means it is not a big 'tourist' destination. Capture the wonderful natural harbour of Gialos with its pastel coloured neo-classical villas clinging to the hillsides. Stay in the hotel where Rick Stein based himself in for his last TV series.

Painting in Hoi An, Vietnam with Peter Brown NEAC ROI

8th - 20th May 2017 Paint the kaleidoscope of street life and architecture in Hoi An with leading figurative artist, Peter Brown. Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Vietnam's most atmospheric, exotic and compelling location.

Secret gardens and villages in Belgium and Holland with Pamela Kay NEAC RBA RWS

11th - 21st June 2017 A unique off the beaten track painting tour of private gardens in Belgium & Holland during their special 'open gardens scheme' in June. Leading botanical artist Pamela Kay will help you capture the essence of the gardens.

Paint in Amsterdam with Ken Howard OBE RA

25th June - 5th July 2017 Join leading figurative artist Ken Howard on this exclusive opportunity to work alongside him for a week or 10-days in Amsterdam. Travel is by luxury coach from London with no luggage restrictions. Stay in a characterful canal house hotel in central Amsterdam.

Paint in Southern Italy with Richard Pikesley PNEAC RWS

5th - 14th September 2017 Puglia in Southern Italy has much to offer artists - a coastline that alternates between glistening limestone precipices and long stretches of sandy beaches, amazing white towns clinging to dramtic cliffs, conical bee-hive trulli and troglodyte dwellings, pretty hill top villages and beautiful baroque towns.

Paint in the South of France with Lachlan Goudie ROI

16th - 23rd September 2017 The special light and the wonderful warm Mediterranean colours, as well as the old town of Antibes are what have appealed to artists over the years. Also paint in St Paul de Vence and see the Chapelle du Rosarie, which Matisse considered his masterpiece.

Paint in Rajasthan, India with Hazel Soan

16th - 31st October 2017 The ultimate Indian painting holiday in the white-marbled lakeside Royal city of Udaipur and at the Pushkar Camel Fair in the Rajasthan desert. Also experience 'Diwali' the Festival of Lights & a special Brahma Temple Pilgrimage. Stay on and paint the Taj Mahal under a full moon.

Safaris with wildlife researchers, conservation biologists & naturalists

Watch Brown Bears in Finland

Brown Bears & Golden Eagles in Finland with Stephen Mills

28th - 31st May 2017 Observe Brown bears on the Finnish/Russian border in the Arctic Circle and under the midnight sun. Search for nesting Golden Eagles and other Arctic wildlife during the day. Experience the peace of a true wilderness environment.

Polar Bear and Arctic Wildlife, Svalbard with private naturalist Stephen Mills MA (Oxon) MFA IAWF

12th - 21st June 2017 Polar Bear and Arctic Wildlife 7-night cruise, Svalbard. Stay on board a 53-cabin icebreaker - one of the smallest boats in the Arctic. Professional naturalist Stephen Mills will join 5 - 8 guests as their private naturalist. Observe polar bears in the wilderness far from human habitation. Walk on the tundra, navigate ice floes in zodiacs, explore Svalbard dog-sledding & experience the midnight sun.

The Secrets of the Masai Mara with Jackson Looseyia of 'Big Cat Diary' fame

26th June - 3rd July 2017 New Big Cat Safari Departure with Jackson Looseyia in the Masai Mara and Mara Triangle. Discover the secrets of The Mara's Big Cats and other wildlife with one the very best Maasai guides in Africa and at one of the best times of the year to be in The Mara.

Wolf Conservation Expedition helping to save Wolves in Ethiopia with Prof Claudio Sillero

7th - 15th November 2017 A special expedition that helps play a key role in sustainable conservation of Ethiopian wolves and financially supports the on-going work of Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme. See wolves up close and live with wolves in the Bale Mountains. Uniquely hosted by Prof Claudio Sillero, Director of EWCP.

Lion Conservation Safari supporting the work of Ewaso Lions in Samburu, Kenya

20th June - 2nd July 2018 Special Lion Conservation Safari supporting EWASO Lions in Samburu and Westgate, with the option to go on and do a private Big Cat Safari in the Masai Mara with Jackson Looseyia from 'Big Cat Diary'. Experience lion conservation in the bush and make a difference to the long term survival of lions in Kenya.

International Music Festivals & Cultural Events

Walks, Hikes & Treks with Mountain Leaders

Mountain Expeditions

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc (4,804m)

Prepare for the technical skills and acclimatisation needed to summit Western Europe’s highest mountain by first completing the Classic Haute Route and summiting the Breithorn (4,163m).

Kilimanjaro (5,896m)

A quality trek in association with TGO and led by an IFMGA instructor. Fully portered and catered expedition of the highest standards with appropriate preparation and acclimatisation providing you with the best chances for summiting Kili.

Everest Basecamp (5,456m)

A non-technical trek through the Khumbu Himal to the world’s highest mountain. Before crossing the Khumbu glacier and setting foot on Everest itself you’ll summit Kala Pattar (5,545m).

Himalayan Trek in Upper Mustang

26th April - 14th May 2014 Teahouse trek along the ancient trade route from Jomsom to Lomanthang in Upper Mustang. Lomanthang is one of the last remaining hidden Tibetan cities in the Himalayas, formerly the Kingdom of Lo, now an autonomous region in Nepal.

Trail Riding Adventures

The Rockies

The Rockies

Head to the heart of cowboy and rodeo country and experience the Wild West at its best. Enjoy riding high and fast in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming from our camp, which is 22 miles from civilization
South Africa

South Africa

Explore two contrasting areas of South Africa on horseback - the beautiful Western Cape and the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains. You’ll be travelling through remote areas and staying in cottages, tents and caves.
New Zealand

New Zealand

Your Kiwi adventure starts on the north island riding amongst the Maori and staying in traditional meeting houses and tents and ends on the south island when you’ll be riding down from the mountains to the sea.


Explore the largest sand island in the world with its rainforests, open beaches, sand dunes and lakes, and the rugged mountains of Australia’s Alpine National Park on horseback Ozzie style.
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