A guided art tour inspired by Chris Gollon
Central Spain is its own magnificent world of castles, cathedrals and walled cities. The influence from the golden age, which saw in such greats as Velazquez, El Greco and Cervantes seeps from the sandstone walls and trickles down the narrow cobbled streets of Madrid, Toledo, Salamanca, Avila and Segovia. The awesome power of the Catholic Church is never forgotten as spires from these cathedral cities pierce the horizon for miles around and, stepping behind the great oak doors, you marvel at hand-painted towering ceilings, intricate stained glass windows and the gold and glittering opulence of these days gone by. Nowhere else is the sense of history so raw in Spain and it is easy to see how these beautiful landscapes influenced so many great artists.
“We have put together an enticing mix of private access, luxury accommodation and very real experiences in tapas bars.”
Having recently returned from a visit to Spain, we have been able to carefully put together a special journey to take you deep into the traditions of Spain’s past and present. Art is an important part of Spanish culture and we have arranged for well established British artist, Chris Gollon to accompany you throughout this trip to give his professional view
on the myriad great works you will see. Chris has been very influenced by the bold colours and imaginative pieces of Goya and he has a personal passion for Spain and its culture.
The journey begins in the bustling capital of Madrid and ends in the sleepy town of Segovia. Throughout we have put together an enticing mix of private access, luxury accommodation and very real experiences in tapas bars as you jostle with the locals. You will see the very best of Central Spain with scenic drives off the main highways to give you remote and distant views of the mountains, rivers and olive groves that carpet this ancient land. We have chosen early May as, in our opinion, it is one of the best times to visit just when spring is bursting out of its winter shell and the gardens, tapas bars and festivals are fresh with colour and life.
– Travel with Chris Gollon, a very experienced and well established UK artist
– Wine tasting and discovering the art and culture of Toledo
– Exploring the beautiful cities of Salamanca and Segovia
– A stay with the owner of a stylish 400 year old family home