Our Tours include all standard hotel charges, all breakfasts, airport and hotel transfers, and entrance fees, tours and guides as outlined in our itinerary. The tour also includes instruction and administration fees.
Our Tour Costs do not include: ***Visa fees ( when required), International flights and related airport fees and taxes, medical insurance, personal bills such as telephone, laundry, room service etc, expenses arising from delays, missed connections and lost tickets, passport fee, gratuities, or meals not indicated on our itinerary and any transportation not listed in our Itinerary.
Tour or activities indicated in our itinerary as ***optional are not included, but we will help co-ordinate these for those interested.
It is a requirement for each traveler to provide proof of travel and medical insurance and the responsibility of each passenger to look after their own health needs.
Please check with your local Health Travel Clinic for up to date travel health information or check with your GP for recommended shots/vaccines or prescription drugs you may require while travelling. All serious health issues must be disclosed on registration.
In order to officially register for one of our tours, all forms and documents must be received along with the deposit outlined in our package. The payment schedule is different for each of our tours so please check the individual tour for details. 50% of the first payment/deposit is non-refundable.
Our tours are design as dual track art and cultural tours: Half of our tours focus on experiencing the unique art and culture of the location; from galleries and museums to restaurants and night life. The second portion of our tours is dedicated to the creation of personal artwork regardless of your experience level. Our tours will provide time for group instruction, one on one attention for our instructors as well as demonstrations and lectures when appropriate. We review each tour with our instructors and guest artists and try and make a commitment to providing a creation element each non-travel day of our Itinerary.
Regardless of your painting experience you and a travel partner are welcome. We will challenge your ability but never make you feel uncomfortable with your ability or lack of experience. Non-Painting travel partners are welcome and we will make every effort to make them feel comfortable sitting in on a demonstration or arranging an optional tour while the rest of the group works on their artwork. ( On many of our tours we try an incorporate a photographic element or challenge, often featuring group discussions and a review of travel photos).
Depending our our travel location and our guest artist our supply lists may change; however we try and keep our supply list light and portable and easy for travel. Upon registration we will send you a complete supply list with other important information about your tour.
Yes, many of our travellers prefer to arrive on location a day or two earlier, extend their holiday at the end of our tour or participate in our planned extensions when available. We are happy add hotel nights to your Itinerary, organize private tours and of course look after your airport transfers.