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Art Treasures of Bavaria

5 Nov — 12 Nov 2018 | Tour Director: Andrew Spira

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0820 on British Airways, arriving Frankfurt 1100. Transfer to Würzburg for three nights at Hotel Greifenstein. Orientation walking tour of Würzburg followed by lecture: Dürer and the Art of the Reformation.

Day

2

Morning: Baroque Residenz (Tiepolo frescoes). Afternoon excursion to Aschaffenburg: 17th century Schloss Johannisburg (important collection of German Old Masters).

Day

3

Whole day excursion to Nuremberg: walking tour including Frauentor, Renaissance Mauthalle, Dürer’s house (half-timbered burgher house containing original etchings and woodcuts), St Lorenzkirche (masterpieces by Stoss), 14th century Hospital of the Holy Spirit. Afternoon: Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Dürer, Cranach, Stoss carvings).

Day

4

Along Romantische Strasse (Via Claudia Augusta) via medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber (town hall, Franziskanerkirche, Jakobskirche) and Dinkelsbühl to Munich for four nights at Hotel Torbräu.

Day

5

Morning: Lenbachhaus. Afternoon: Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (decorative arts).

Day

6

Morning lecture: The Rococo Style in Bavaria followed by Alte Pinakothek (14th-18th century European art). Afternoon: walking tour of old Munich including Ludwigskirche (frescoes by Peter Cornelius) and English Garden.

Day

7

Morning lecture: Visionary Idealism and the Sublime in German Art followed by Neue Pinakothek (German collection plus Gainsborough, Goya, van Gogh, Monet). Afternoon: Villa Stuck (Jugendstil villa with Italian influence, magnificent interior), Schack Galerie (distinguished 19th century German collection).

Day

8

Morning: Nymphenburg Palace. Depart Munich 1800, arriving Heathrow 1905.

Tour Dates

5 Nov — 12 Nov 2018

Days

8

Cost

£2595

Tour Code

ABAV-18

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Cost includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £255.

 
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