Painting Holidays with well-known artists
19th February - 2nd March 2018
A 'work alongside' oil painting holiday ideal for advanced students and experienced painters and fabulous opportunity to work alongside 'Pete The Street' – a highly respected figurative painter, in one of the most colourful and atmospheric cities in the world, before it loses its time-warped appeal.
27th April - 5th May 2018
A free-style painting holiday with up and coming artist Lachlan Goudie ROI, ideal for intermediate and advanced students working in mixed media. Paint the landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and Mount Toubkal as well as the Berber people and their villages. Stay in a real Kasbah, mountain inn and Riad.
3rd - 13th May 2018
Paint with Hazel Soan in Monemvassía - a Byzantine Kástro (fortified castle) on the easternmost tip of the Peloponnese. Winding lanes lead up to the Akropolis (citadel). It is perched on a rock in the Aegean Sea and reached by a causeway. Monemvassai and The Peloponnese offer a fantastic variety of architectural, landscape and seascape painting subjects.
8th - 16th June 2018
A free-style oil painting holiday with up and coming figurative artist Haidee-Jo Summers, ideal for intermediate and advanced students. Discover the Ile de Ré - one of France's best kept secrets and capture its special light and island life in your paintings
1st - 8th September 2018
An exclusive and final opportunity to work alongside Ken Howard - one of our most revered Royal Academicians and figurative painters in his beloved Venice. A 'work alongside' oil painting holiday ideal for advanced students and experienced painters
2nd - 13th September 2018
A tutorial watercolour painting safari in the Masai Mara with renowned wildlife artist Hazel Soan. In September the wildebeest migration is normally in full swing, so expect lots of predator action and even a crossing..
9th - 19th September 2018
A 'free-style' painting holiday ideal for intermediate and advanced students working in mixed media. Discover volcanic Isola di Ponza in the Gulf of Gaeta south of Rome - one of Italy's best kept secrets. Nine full days painting alongside Richard Pikesley.
14th - 28th November 2018
A 'work alongside' oil and pastel painting holiday with Patrick Cullen, that is ideal for advanced students and experienced painters. Spend 6 full days painting in the shimmering and glistening city of Udaipur famous for its white marbled City Palace and Lake Palace., and four full days painting the impressive Meherangarh Fort and blue houses of the desert city of Jodhpur.
Safaris with wildlife researchers, conservation biologists & naturalists
5th - 14th November 2017 and 4th - 13th November 2018
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.
6th - 18th March 2018
Join 'the urban birder' David Lindo on a Sri Lanka adventure to discover the islands rich and diverse bird life, wildlife and culture. Explore the urban spaces as well as the forests, National Parks and coasts of Sri Lanka.
17th - 27th March 2018
With excellent tiger sightings and flexible safari options Ranthambhore is a must. You can track tigers all day long without hoards of other jeeps and with your own tiger specialist on hand this is probably the best ever opportunity you'll have for seeing tigers in the wild.
4th - 9th August 2018
Discover the magic of the Masai Mara and Mara Triangle with Jackson Looseyia at a prime time to catch the wildebeest migration. The Masai Mara is one of the best places in East Africa to see a huge diversity of wildlife close up. Famed for its Big Cats you can expect to see lots of predator action. This is an intimate and exclusive safari for just 3 - 4 guests, that is far above and beyond the ordinary safari .
9th - 13th August 2018
Special Lion Conservation Safari supporting EWASO Lions in Samburu and Westgate, with the option to precede it with a Wildebeest Migration 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
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).
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.
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).
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
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
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.
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.