Our Art Vacations

Guided Travel Journal Tours in France, Italy, Greece, Spain, and California, USA
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Mary Beth Shaw with illustration from Greece art vacation workshop

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!

Kat Kirby

Prescott, AZ

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. 

Danny Gregory

The Art of Keeping a Travel Sketchbook

Explore Our Art Workshops & Retreats

ArtWalk Santa Barbara with Jane LaFazio

ArtWalk Santa Barbara with Jane LaFazio

Paint the American Riviera with Jane LaFazio in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA Mar 21-27, 2021. An ArtWalk workshop filled with laughter, fun, and good company.

Watercolor Sketchbook Vacation in Italy with Angela Fehr

Watercolor Sketchbook Vacation in Italy with Angela Fehr

Experience the immersive beauty of Northern Italy with teaching artist Angela Fehr. Join us on her watercolor sketchbook vacation in northern Italy October 18-25, 2021. Starting in Milan travel to the Italian Riviera and Lake Como.

ArtWalk Art Journal Workshop in Italy with Mary Beth Shaw

ArtWalk Art Journal Workshop in Italy with Mary Beth Shaw

Mary Beth Shaw invites you to this very special art journal workshop in Italy September 20-30, 2021. Create a multi media travel journal. Visit Lake Como, Venice, Verona, Padua, Parma. Still not enough? Extend your ArtWalk for 3 nights on the Italian Riviera visiting Rapallo, Portofino, and Cinque Terre.

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. 





Book a Private Walking 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.


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