Our Art Vacations

Guided Travel Journal Tours in France, Italy, Greece, and Switzerland
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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

Sketchbook Art Journal Vacation in France

Sketchbook Art Journal Vacation in France

Feel the warmth of the French Riviera with teaching artist Koosje Koene on her sketchbook art journal vacation, September 2022. Beautiful walks, great food, lots of laughs. Join us!

Art Walk Santa Barbara with Jane LaFazio

Art Walk Santa Barbara with Jane LaFazio

Paint the American Riviera with Jane LaFazio in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA November 1-7, 2021. An Art Walk workshop filled with laughter, fun, and good company.

Art Workshop in Paris, France with Pam Garrison

Art Workshop in Paris, France with Pam Garrison

Celebrate spring blooms and spend April in Paris. April 9-16, 2022 art workshop in Paris, France. Learn sketching, water color, ephemera collecting and more with teaching artist Pam Garrison.

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. 

2022 Art Walks 

Art Vacations and Workshops





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.


Group in front of stone wall Amorgos Greece walking tour vacation art travel journal workshop

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