The Great Spanish Masters: From El Greco to Sorolla & Picasso
1 Oct — 8 Oct 2019 | Tour Director: Peter Higginson
• Visit Tavera Hospital to see El Greco’s wooden tabernacle, alongside paintings including St Francis of Assisi and The Tears of St Peter
• Enjoy two visits taking in the collections at the Museo del Prado
• See the beautiful house, garden and studio belonging to Joaquín Sorolla, containing portraits, landscapes and beach scenes
expert in art history and consultant lecturer at Christie's, London
Depart London Heathrow 0915 on Iberia, arriving Madrid 1240. Transfer to Toledo via a location that inspired El Greco to paint his Views of Toledo for two nights at the Hotel San Juan de los Reyes.
Morning walking tour and visits to Santo Tomé, Toledo Cathedral and El Greco House and Museum. Afternoon: Hospital of Santa Cruz and Convent of Santo Domingo El Antiguo. Free evening.
Morning: Tavera Hospital (works by El Greco). Afternoon: transfer to Madrid via Illescas (Hospital de la Caridad) for five nights at Mercure Madrid Centro.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Afternoon: first visit to the Museo del Prado (Velázquez, Zurbarán, Murillo). Free evening.
Morning lecture followed by visits to the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida and Museo Sorolla (house, garden and studio containing works of art). Afternoon: second visit to the Museo del Prado (later Spanish paintings).
Morning: Lázaro Galdiano Museum (Goya, Rembrandt, El Greco). Afternoon: El Escorial (16th century palace with works by Velázquez and El Greco).
Morning: Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (El Greco, Goya, Sorolla). Afternoon: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Picasso’s Guernica).
Some free time. Depart Madrid 1545 on Iberia, arriving Heathrow 1705.
1 Oct — 8 Oct 2019
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Cost of £2175 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £415.