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Montenegro - The Bay of Kotor

Walk, paint and recharge among this incredible, historic landscape.

30th Sep - 6th Oct 2018

This is a 7 day tour

£1,895 Inc

Excluding flights: £1,695
Sgl Supp: £250
Deposit pp: £400
Please call 01453 823328 (UK)

$2,545

(Excluding flights)
Sgl Supp: $375
Deposit pp: $600
Please call 888-331-3476 (US)

Venetian buildings line stone waterfronts, remote mountain villages burst with charm and natural beauty manifests in the magnificent Lake Vardar.

Picture perfect landscapes provide an idyllic setting in which to paint, and miles of shoreline, mountainous trails and medieval streets to explore

At the foot of the Dinaric Mountains, where the Adriatic Sea meets these towering rocks above, we find the Bay of Kotor. Sometimes referred to as the southern-most fjord in Europe, this medieval town is nestled into the landscaped and is as picturesque and captivating as its surroundings.

Dating back to antiquity, this town is dotted with Venetian fortifications, Orthodox churches and the stunning Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. Whether you’re painting or walking this tour is truly inspiring.

Highlights

 

  • Travel the Vrmac Peninsula from Kotor to Stoliv
  • Connect with the stunning scenery as we explore and paint the Mountains and Lake Vardar
  • Enjoy a day excursion to the Island of Gospa od Skrpjela

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival day

Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, we then depart for Kotor where we have dinner.

Day 2 - Coastal Kotor

We capture the beautiful churches, charming lanes and stunning waterfront scenes today in the walled Venetian town of Kotor. This town bridges the gap between dramatically historic and vibrantly modern, and is simply glorious.

Day 3 - Village beauty

 Today we follow the Vrmac peninsula to the pretty village of Stoliv. After a stop here, we continue inland to the peaceful area of Gornja Lastva with its small church and quaint lanes shaded by mulberry trees.

Day 4 - Lovely Lake Vardar

Climbing high into the mountains, we reach the unique Lake Vardar with its ancient fishing customs. The waterfronts and boats here make for marvellous subjects and we are treated to a relaxing trip on the water.

Day 5 - Free day

Explore this area at leisure today. Walk around ancient Kotor, go for a swim or do a little shopping. Perhaps you might like to take an excursion to nearby Budva, a town in Montenegro known for its idyllic beaches and atmospheric Old Town.

Day 6 - Picture perfect Perast

Our excursion today is by boat to the picturesque Gospa od Skrpjela, which is also known as Our Lady of the Rocks. An artificial island with a small church, which boasts an impressive interior. We paint the church, the lovely jetty and views back across the shimmering seas to Perast.

Day 7 - Departure day

We have an early departure this morning, where we depart for our flights home.

Underfoot

 

  • Pavements paths and stony tracks. All subjects within 400 yards of our transport.

 

Options for partners

 

  • Walking

Travel Tip

 

  • Text

Tutor

David has followed careers in both the musical and visual arts since leaving art college, working as a professional painter for the last 30 years. A past President of the Royal Watercolour Society and an inveterate traveller and author, he constantly tries new approaches to keep his painting fresh. Generous with his knowledge, David believes that it’s never too late to start painting and drawing and encourages people to have a go – ‘when you create, you have to risk being bad’. For David, the act of looking and seeing is more important than the accumulation of ‘painters’ tricks’.

David Paskett

Tutor

5 full days of painting tuition

6 nights in en-suite accommodation

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches

6 dinners with wine

Welcome at Dubrovnik airport & transfers

Services of full-time tour manager

Boat trip on Lake Vardar

Boat trip to Gospa od Skrpjela

Chairs and boards provided

Our hotel is located in the charming walled town of Kotor, perfectly situated between imposing mountains and the corner of Kotor Bay. This is a truly fantastic location to walk around and explore and it will also provide us with a myriad of breathtaking backdrops for our painting sessions.

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Contact Details

The Clock Tower,
Unit 4
Oakridge Office Park,
Southampton Road, Whaddon,
Salisbury, England, UK
SP5 3HT
01453 823328 (UK)
888-331-3476 (US)

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