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 23-29, 2023. Join us!
Discover the beauty of the Italian Riviera and Lake Como on our travel sketchbook workshop in Italy with teaching artist Koosje Koene
Walk along the canals of colorful Venice. Experience the heart of Italian Cuisine in Parma. Join our Parma and Venice Italy walking vacation!
Come along on our walking vacation in beautiful Paris, France. Join our small group of travelers in September 2023.
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.
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Experience the best of Switzerland on our guided, small group walking vacation through Zurich, Lucerne, and Jungfrau region.
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Visit unique destinations, enjoy amazing views, and experience everyday life on the Island of Amorgos, Greece.
Flammekeuche have the crisp crust and deliciously savory toppings that remind us of Neapolitan pizza, but with the unique flavors of Alsace.
Overall we were very impressed by the ease of touring the Alsace Wine Route. It is chock full of beautiful, interesting things to see, and great food and wine.
Having a picnic while traveling, or even near home, makes a regular meal more fun. We share our best tips to make it easy.
The focus is on flowers on this sketchbook and watercolor workshop in Santa Barbara, CA. Join teachers Pam Garrison and Courtney Cerruti of CreativeBug.com.
Teaching artist Angela Fehr invites watercolor students on a heart-led journey to become their own favorite artist.
Discover the Coulée Verte. The first urban park created on abandoned elevated railway and inspiration for New York’s High Line
Exclusively for our Art Walk alumni – a free online workshop with DANIEL SMITH brand ambassador Scott Stevenson.
June 21-27, 2021 join Jennifer Orkin Lewis for a sketchbook art vacation in France. Play on the French Riviera!
Artist and teacher Mary Beth Shaw of Stencilgirl Products will take students on mixed media journeys in Northern Italy and Santa Barbara, California
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Travel photographer Jeff Hirsch will teach a 12 night photography workshop in Greece May 17-29, 2022.
We spent a day walking the Sorrento Peninsula. We visited the Bay of Ieranto and Punta Campanella before catching sunset in Termini.
We share our adventures of walking the Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast as Italy comes out of lockdown.
Sometimes you need an easy snack to boost your walking energy. This homemade hummus recipe produces light, smooth hummus packed with healthful benefits.
Join Lorraine Bell for her travel journal sketching and watercolor workshop on the French Riviera in June 2022.
Meet teacher and artist Anne Leuck. Accomplished sketchbook and watercolor artist teaching in Italy June 2022.
The best way to get between Nice Cote d’Azur airport and central Nice, France is Tram 2. We’ll explain what, why, and how.
An interview with our ArtWalk teacher Koosje Koene about her approach and teaching style
View artist and teacher Koosje Koene’s Art Walk gallery of sketchbook travel journal images. Want to learn how to fill a travel journal? Join an Art Walk!
Essential coronavirus FAQ for 2020 tour participants regarding travel updates and policies. Revised regularly as new information becomes available.
We are proud to announce The Blue Walk has been awarded Best Walking Tour Company in Italy for 2020.
Experience authentic Italy on our walks in beautiful Umbria. Come along on our small group tour of hilltop villages, country lanes, and family farms. Discover the ancient town of Orvieto and the surrounding countryside. Highlighted by vineyard, olive oil production, and cheese farm visits. Spaces are limited. Inquire now.
SOLD OUT. Join Mary Beth Shaw’s uniquely inspired ArtWalk Greece art program on a tour of the Greek Isles. Spontaneous and fun, experience travel while cultivating your creative vision. May 19-31, 2019
Art Walk Greece Rates & Dates October 6-18, 2020 $3990 per person based on double occupancy Single Supplement: $795 Paint the Greek Islands With Us in October 2020! Join Lapin's sketchbook travel journal workshop in Greece for an unforgettable art program and...
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Our Blue Walk and ArtWalk vacations begin in Milan, Italy. You will find this the most convenient city to fly into and out of for these programs. The Milan hotels we use for our small group walking tours and art workshop vacations are always conveniently...
Getting to Parma, Italy is easy. Use an airport shuttle from Milan or Bologna, Italy airports to the main train station. Then travel by rail to Parma.
See Artists Network interview about ArtWalk workshop vacations with The Blue Walk’s Jeannette Candau and teaching artist Jane LaFazio at SketchKon 2018.
The Blue Walk attended SketchKon 2018 to share our Art Walk workshop vacations. We caught up with friends and were interviewed by Artists Network.
It was a busy 2018 for us at The Blue Walk and we enjoyed every minute! Click here to discover The Blue Walk travel and tours.
April in Paris... Dramatic architecture, sprawling parks, eclectic shops, old friends and new. Sometimes a travel experience is so vivid, sketch and color can’t capture it all. Enter Pam Garrison, and The Blue Walk's Art Walk Paris, France Art Journal Workshop. This...
Would I do this again? Absolutely! In a heart beat. My husband and I are looking at their schedule for Greece next year. Maybe we’ll see you on our next Blue Walk tour!
Backpack suitcases are very popular these days and Red Oxx makes some of the best out there.
We recently took our first trip to Spain's Barcelona and Costa Brava. Barcelona, known for it's great food and arts scene, beautiful weather, and welcoming culture, this walk-able city seemed ready for Blue Walk exploration. We absolutely loved it. Our friends have...
Recommend Magazine Features The Blue Walk’s Art Walk Programs for Solo Travelers. Our unique vacations through France, Italy, Greece, Spain, and England blend artist/teacher travel courses with leisurely European walking vacations.
Our Blue Walk Greece, featured in the Los Angeles Times Travel section, features 1 night in cosmopolitan Athens, 6 nights on undiscovered Amorgos, and 2 nights on charming Naxos. Not enough? Extend your vacation with 3 nights on Santorini.
Tracy and Sharyn have taken their chalk painting talent all over the world. Teaching kids, teens and adults this ancient art at festivals, media events and celebrations. Now is your chance to learn from these two amazing chalk paint artists on our Chalk Painting in...
The beauty of Greece The history of the Acropolis and Athens. The magnificence of the caldera and the ruins of Akrotiri in Santorini. The extraordinary Byzantine monastery of Panaghia Hozoviotissa in Amorgos. The medieval Venetian mansions and beautiful...
Walking notes from our recent visit to Padua during our European Walking Tour research of Northern Italy in November 2017.
We want to thank everyone who traveled with us this year. We enjoyed making new friends and seeing lots of familiar faces. It was a great 2017!
European walking tour company The Blue Walk, and owners Suzy Schutz and Jeannette Candau, are featured in Curve Magazine.
As posted on Travel and Tour World on September 15, 2017 European walking tour specialist The Blue Walk has announced the 2018 tour dates for the first of the company’s numerous Greece walking tours. The 9-nights Blue Walk Greece, which explores Athens and the islands...
Check out this blog posted by Jetsetters on September 17, 2017 for an in-depth gear review and a shout out to The Blue Walk in the Hiking Tours and Adventures section near the bottom!
As posted by Lisa Iannucci for Travel Pulse | September 14, 2017 It’s mid-September and a lot has happened this year that’s directly affected the travel industry. There has already been a new administration and travel bans, an increase in in-flight...
Co-owner Jeannette Candau was able to spend a few minutes chatting with Santa Barbara radio show host Elizabeth Stewart and Chalk Walk artists Tracy Lee Stum and Sharyn Chan about our upcoming street art vacation. Click here to listen.
Minimalist travel isn’t for everyone but if you are going to be moving around a lot, going from one location to another, you may find it to be a life saver.
The growing demand for soft adventure vacations from active professionals and aging baby boomers who still feel the “spring” in their steps has created exceptional opportunities for companies like “The Blue Walk,” a Florida-based guided walking tour specialist who specialise in walking vacations.
As posted on Travel Pulse | Thu July 06 2017 | What's Trending in LGBTQ Travel? Planning a trip can be a daunting task, but for a gay traveler, Jerry Desmarais said that it can be even more difficult. “There are limited resources for the gay community,” said...
As posted on Travel Pulse | June 23, 2017 When planning a trip, travelers want everything to go perfectly. Unfortunately, travel agents see several mistakes that travelers make over and over again. When you’re planning your next journey, here are a few things you...
Book a leisurely walking tour vacation in Italy with The Blue Walk.
Oct 15-21, 2018 Practice the art of chalk painting on the streets Florence alongside modern street artists. A totally unique way to experience Italy.
Leave the crowds and cruise ships behind! Spend 12 nights exploring Athens, Naxos, the undiscovered gem of an Island – Amorgos and iconic Santorini on our Blue Walk Greece Walking Tour Vacation.
Walking on the coastal paths and strolling along scenic promenades is a great way to experience the authentic beauty of the Riviera. Discover Blue Walk France walking tours.
You never know what a day will bring. Sometimes you’re plodding through your day when suddenly you look up and see a rainbow, or you get a call from a long lost friend, or you find a $20 bill in your coat pocket. And sometimes you get an even bigger surprise…a super surprise….like someone inviting you to teach a workshop in the Greek Isles!
This Italy walking tour vacation is an idyllic combination for those who have seen the big cities of Italy, and/or want to do something a bit unique and very special.
Often described as a “teacher’s teacher,” Denise guides students inward to foster a deeper connection with their inner master.