Join artist Sue MacDougall in Aegina, Greece for a painting course with a difference.

Sue’s courses are carefully designed for all, from complete beginners with no previous experience, intermediate artists who would like to improve their skills/techniques plus practicing artists looking for a new challenge. Set on an amazing Greek island just off Athens, these unique courses also reflect the culture and history around the area which provides inspiration and interest throughout the 5 days course.

Above all this is a real opportunity to work in small groups alongside Sue, a practicing artist who has lived in Greece for over 20 years.

“What attracted me to Aegina is that it’s close to Athens but far enough away, the swimming beaches, fresh fish and products from the island, the Temple of Aphia, The Ancient Olive Tree Valley, the Archaeological Museum of Aegina and of course the easy lifestyle.”

Your itinerary is based on arriving in Athens on either Saturday 7 2019. Once the first date is full we will add a second date.

Day 1.

Arrive in Athens today and enjoy a transfer from the airport to your centrally located hotel.

Overnight Athens

Day 2.

This morning Sue will meet you early to catch a taxi to Piraeus and on to Aegina, a short ride away by hydrofoil. Although only a short walk to the hotel, we will taxi there so you do not have to carry your suitcase.

Enjoy a welcome lunch at a local taverna and introductions.

Welcome to Aegina packs which will lots of information/map of the island and surrounding islands provided plus an overview of your next few days.

Overnight Rastoni Hotel, Aegina

Day 3, 4 and 5

You will spend these days the same way, making art in the morning, taking a break for lunch at a local taverna, before back to the studio for the afternoon until early evening. While in studio enjoy an endless supply of Greek coffee and cookies.

Overnight Rastoni Hotel, Aegina

Day 6.

Enjoy your last full morning in the studio, enjoy an afternoon either discussing your work and your last few days activity, take a swim, explore or just relax. Say goodbye to your fellow artists over a farewell dinner.

Overnight Rastoni Hotel, Aegina

Day 7.

*If you are heading off back to Athens Sue will escort you back to your Athens hotel for the night.

Overnight Athens

Day 8.

Depart by transfer to your hotel.

*Feel free to stay on in Aegina, or explore other local islands – Sue has plenty of tips.

Meet Sue here

INCLUSIONS: Based on 7 September 2019 arrival into Athens

*Arrival transfer from Athens Airport to Athens

*1 night accommodation in Athens in each direction

*Taxi transfer, ferry to and from Aegina

*5 nights in Aegina at the Rastoni Hotel including breakfast

*Your full painting course with Sue MacDougall, including 1 main meal daily, all painting equipment

This is 2 half days on arrival and 3 full days

*Return transfer to Athens, one night accommodation and airport transfer on departure

 EXCLUSIONS:

*International airfares

*Travel Insurance

*Any meals not in the final itinerary

*City Tax if payable in person at your hotel is collectable in cash at an average rate of 1 Euro per day

Your Aegina painting course is run by artist Sue MacDougall. House of Travel Ellerslie is the agent for Sue MacDougall Art Tours. We collect funds on Sues behalf, as such you should know House of Travel is a TAANZ Bonded travel agency based in Auckland, New Zealand.

 GROUP SIZE

Minimum 5 – maximum 8 people

 PAYMENTS

1st Deposit Due – $500 pp, payable with booking

2nd Deposit Due – $1,500 pp, payable March 1, 2019

Final Payment Due – 30 June, 2019

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS

Tour Arrangements:

If you find it necessary to cancel your Art Program, monies will be refunded less a cancellation fee per person as follows:

  • If you cancel after 1st deposit paid, but before 2nd deposit (generally up to 180 days prior to departure) – less cancellation fee of $300.
  • If you cancel between 2nd deposit and full payment (generally from 180 to 100 days) – less cancellation fee of 50% (or as advised, due to commitments made to suppliers).
  • If you cancel after full payment has been made (generally 90 to 105 days prior to departure) – no refund, sorry.

Note: i. We commit to offering you as much of a refund as possible whenever possible.

We will retain a minimum of $300, plus any cancellation fees levied by suppliers, where your cancellation affects the cost to the group, or affects the size or viability of the group.

iii. Cancellation conditions may vary by supplier.

No refund is available for cancellation after commencement of tour arrangements or on any services not used.

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