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The Great Spanish Masters: From El Greco to Sorolla

24 Sep — 1 Oct 2018 | Tour Director: Colin Bailey

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Tour Director

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Colin Bailey, BA, PhD, FSA, FSAScot, FRSA

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0915 on Iberia, arriving Madrid 1240. Transfer to Toledo, via the location from which El Greco painted his Views of Toledo, for two nights at Hotel Alfonso VI. Introduction and evening lecture: El Greco: A Candiote in Spain.

Day

2

Walking tour followed by Santo Tomé, Toledo Cathedral and the El Greco House and Museum. Afternoon: Hospital of Santa Cruz, Convent of Santo Domingo El Antiguo. Free evening.

Day

3

Morning: Tavera Hospital. Afternoon: transfer to Madrid via Illescas (Hospital de la Caridad). Transfer to Mercure Madrid Centro, Madrid, for five nights.

Day

4

Morning lecture: Spanish Painting of the Golden Age followed by visit to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Afternoon: first visit to the Museo del Prado. Free evening.

Day

5

Morning lecture: Joaquín Sorolla: Spain’s Greatest Impressionist. Visit to the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida followed by Museo Sorolla. Afternoon: second visit to the Museo del Prado.

Day

6

Morning visit to Lázaro Galdiano Museum. Afternoon: excursion to El Escorial.

Day

7

Morning: Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Afternoon: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Day

8

Depart Madrid 1545 on Iberia, arriving Heathrow 1705.

Tour Dates

24 Sep — 1 Oct 2018

Days

8

Cost

Tour Code

GSPM-18

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Cost 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 £425.

 
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