Jeannette and Suzy set a new high standard of travel. I joined an ArtWalk Greece with 3 girlfriends. We left Greece with a whole new appreciation of seeing the world by traveling “at the speed of you.” They are fabulous tour leaders. They have a depth of knowledge of the local towns and sites that I have never before experienced. We always felt so well taken care of. We did a lot of walking and art-making. I am looking forward to another Blue Walk in the future!
Travel Journal Art Vacations
Create an Experience to Remember
You’ve daydreamed of this: a vacation with time each day to simply create. The destinations are beautiful. The accommodations are welcoming. All the details are taken care of. In the company of like-minded travelers you savor the wonder of the present moment. And you capture it all through your art.
Our Art Walk art vacations are the perfect tours for artists of all levels. Talented and engaging teachers offer daily classes inspired by stunning locations. Equal parts journey and learning, our art vacations are based on a travel journal format. We mostly working on site. Some programs have studio time at our hotels. Sketchbook, watercolor, collage, multimedia, and photography workshops are all represented in our schedule.
Solo travelers love the easy camaraderie our tours provide. First time European travelers and budding artists love the safe, supportive, and welcoming atmosphere.
Travel at the speed of you.
Come walk with us.
Stretch your legs and expand your experience.
Return home inspired, renewed, and feeling better than ever.
Keeping an illustrated travel journal enhances your trip and opens your mind. Everything around me is fresh and beautiful because I’m drawing it, seeing it truly for the first time.
Once you return from your trip, your mind remains full of wonder. A quick flip through your journal’s pages keeps those memories alive.
Explore Our Art Workshops & Retreats
Artist Karen Stamper will teach on this collage travel journal vacation along the French Riviera. Join us Sep 2-8, 2023.
Draw your travels with teaching artist Anne Leuck on her sketchbook art journal vacation, October 2023. Beautiful walks, great food, lots of laughs. Join us!
Discover the beauty of the Italian Riviera and Lake Como on our travel sketchbook workshop in Italy with teaching artist Koosje Koene
Join Tammy Gilley for a mixed media art workshop in Paris September 9-16, 2023. Explore art museums, markets, and specialty boutiques. Oh la la!
April in Paris! Come along on this guided Paris and Amsterdam art workshop vacation. Get creative with teaching artist Mary Beth Shaw. April 19-29, 2023.
Art Vacations Schedule
This is a list of our public art vacations. The Blue Walk offers private and custom small group tours in addition to our advertised tours.
There is a separate Blue Walk schedule for our walking vacations.
2023 Art Walks
Art Vacations and Workshops
- April 19-29: Paris and Amsterdam Art Workshop Vacation from $495 (10 nights) SOLD OUT (WAITLIST AVAILABLE)
- September 02-08, Collage Travel Journal Vacation in Nice, France with Karen Stamper from $3395 (6 nights) LIMITED SPACES REMAINING
- September 09-16: Travel Journal Workshop in Paris with Tammy Gilley from $3795 (7 nights) 2 SPACES REMAINING
- September 17-24: Sketchbook Journal Workshop in Italy with Koosje Koene from $3645 (7 nights) 1 SPACE REMAINING
- October 23-29: Sketchbook Journal Workshop in France with Anne Leuck from $3295 (6 nights) Just Added!
Book a Private Walking Tour or Art Vacation
Travel with your own tribe! Friends, family or colleagues with groups from 8-20 can reserve private tours. Special pricing or tour leader rates availble. We will work with you to reserve the best itinerary and dates for your own amazing tour.