Portugal Pilgrimage Sketch Holiday June 2 in 2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019:Thursday, June 13, 2019€3,590
Learn to sketch or enhance your sketching & travel journalling skills for 12 days in a small group adventure in Portugal and northern Spain.
Starting in Lisbon we take it slowly up the coastline of Portugal staying in our favourite spots before ending in northern Spain in the famous pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela.
You may like to add the Sketching Life in a French Chateau Sketching tour which commences straight after our Portugal Pilgrimage. See details here.
Our tours are all fully-escorted and designed for affordability, fun and safety in comfortable, relaxing conditions.
Renowned travel artist Erin Hill from Sydney is your inspiration and mentor for this tour.
Even if you have never put a pen on paper to sketch anything – or if you have been sketching for a long time – you will find this 12 day sketch experience in Portugal and Northern Spain magic and inspirational. Erin's Sketch Holidays suit everyone and everyone learns every day in a supportive, caring and happy environment.
You will be amazed at what you can achieve when shown how.
The bond created within the group becomes very special as everyone learns from and encourages each other in their sketches. A skill and a present to take home with you for life.
Erin teaches us how to sketch
sketch meals, cafes and food
people and movement
scenes, vistas, landscapes
apply colour in vignettes to best effect
create fun travel journal pages, incorporating different media
11 nights from June 2 in 2019 in Lisbon to June 13 in Santiago de Compostela North Spain.
3,590 EUROS Twin Share
2,690 EUROS Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
1,140 EUROS Single supp
Tour Inclusions: all travel within Portugal and Spain, ensuite accommodation, entries, tutelage, your Tour Manager and 2 meals per day.
TRAVEL SKETCHING PORTUGAL PILGRIMAGE
- Lisbon 3 nights
- Sintra 2 nights
- Porto 3 nights
- Santiago de Compostela 3 nights
A luxury 12 day tour with Erin Hill and your Europe travel expert Kate Stedman starting in Lisbon and ending in Santiago de Compostela.
Join Erin and your guide Kate for 3 fun nights in Lisbon taking in the tram cars, the fabulous architecture, huge squares, fascinating history (like the Livreria bookshop used in Harry Potter seen to the right here) and wonderful people of Lisbon.
Then for 2 nights we head North by train to the magical perched town of SINTRA where the Portuguese royals built their Summer palaces. This is a treat and a visual feast to sketch. We avoid the crowds by spending 2 nights here and wandering around when all have departed back to Lisbon. Sintra is built on an escarpment, with breathtaking views and is not to be missed.
Pena National Palace featured on our website, represents one of the best expressions in the world of 19th-century architectural Romanticism and was selected as one of the seven wonders of Portugal.
Read more on what to see and sketch in SINTRA here.
From Sintra we travel a short trip up the superb coastline of Portugal to the famous little town of Porto. Like nowhere else in the world this creative, winding picturesque town is a wonderful blend of European architecture and English business buildings. Wander the streets full of blue and white delft tiles from the Dutch influence, some fantastical buildingsand the wild coastline. We will dine at the wonderful scenic port, eat THE BEST pulpo and pastries in the world and sketch till we drop.
Then we depart Portugal with a short drive - switch our watches forward an hour - and arrive in Spain to the ancient, mystical and beautiful town of Santiago de Compostela where for over 1200 years pilgrims have walked from across Europe into the huge Obradoiro square (pictured) to worship the bones of Saint James in the cathedral there.
We will explore the wonders of this special town, feel plunged back in time and sketch nuns selling wafers, monks ringing bells, medieval architecture, weary pilgrims and maybe even sketch one arriving with his donkey!
Sadly, after our farewell dinner and breakfast the next morning we must leave on June 13. Flights depart to Paris and other international cities from Santiago de Compostela airport.
You may want to join our Erin Hill Life in a French Chateau Sketch Holiday June 15-25 in 2019
Each day we provide two meals for you and you will LOVE the en-suite accommodation (air-con of course in every room)
Erin and Kate will teach you how to sketch, write in your journal and create a stunning book on your 12 day holiday. This is a holiday for all standards - everyone is catered for and it makes no difference if you have never held a pen except for work! Everyone gets the same enjoyment and reward out of such a lovely Sketch Holiday and all will love it.
Erin teaches a huge variety of tips, methods, shortcuts, fun ways of seeing and interpreting your travels and really gets the most out of your new-found love of sketching.
Our tour begins at our funky Lisbon hotel at 6 pm on June 2 in 2019.
After breakfast on June 13 in 2019 our tour finishes in Santiago de Compostela at our hotel and you are free organise your onward travel plans from here.
* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours.