Alicante - Madrid, Spain
Art tour with Svetlana Rumak
12–19 September 2018
1400 Eu
This tour is for those who would like to - just over a week time - take a swim in the Mediterranean, sunbathe at a sand beach in Alicante, then take a train to get to one of the most stylish European capitals, Madrid, just two hours and a half! Make a daytime walk in old districts of Bourbons and Habsburgs and enjoy the lights of night time Madrid on the Sibelius Palace's rooftop sipping a cocktail. To see the paintings by Goya, Velasquez and Bosch in Prado museum, and works by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Caravaggio in the museum of Thyssen - Bornemisza. By the way there will be a unique exhibition of paintings by Eugene Boudin and Claude Monet.

And of course, this tour is for those who would like to find out the secrets of painting technique of Svetlana Rumak and practice painting under her guidance over three days.
Svetlana Rumak
Member of the Union of Russian Artists since 2002.
She has taken a part of more than 200 exhibitions in Russia and other countries, including her solo exhibitions.
She has illustrated two Lewis Carroll's books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (2009) and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (2011) at the request of the publishing house Arbor (Moscow).
She conducts the master classes and art courses during the last 5 years around the world.
Svetlana Rumak
Member of the Union of Russian Artists since 2002.
She has taken a part of more than 200 exhibitions in Russia and other countries, including her solo exhibitions.
She has illustrated two Lewis Carroll's books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (2009) and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (2011) at the request of the publishing house Arbor (Moscow).
She conducts the master classes and art courses during the last 5 years around the world.
Svetlana is the author of 10 unique acrylic painting techniques. There are many legends around her master classes. If you have been painting since you were at school it's no problem. You will paint your pictures anyway under the leadership of Svetlana Rumak. There are 4 hours master class three times in our program.
What are we going to paint
Look at our master class on February, 2018
What have we time to do?
Learn the Svetlana Rumak's techniques and draw our pictures.
Sunbathe on the beach and swim in the Mediterranean.
Explore Madrid, one of the stylish European cities.
Fill your eyes with the works of the most famous artists.
Visit the Spanish king's Palace.
Enjoy the sunset in one of the famous cafes on the roof sitting with a glass of wine in hands.
Schedule day by day
12 September, Wednesday
Check-in at NH Hotel Rambla de Alicante. This hotel is 10-minutes walk to the sea. Every morning there is a buffet breakfast in the hotel.
20:30 Dinner at the Quo Vadis restaurant. Paella, sangria and a cosy atmosphere. We discuss plans.
13 September, Thursday
In the morning – the sea and the beach.
14:00 – 18:00 Master class.
18:30 Tour to the Casa Morisca. It's an exotic tea house which is surrounded by orange gardens and fig plantations.
14 September, Friday
In the morning – the sea and the beach.
12:00 – 16:00 Master class.
18:00 The excursion to the vineyard Maserof. It is one of the most popular places and a magnet for foreigners. No electricity, no Internet. All dishes prepared on a fire. Every September after harvest, grapes are placed in huge vats and guests take a foot and press it.
15 September, Saturday
In the morning – the sea and the beach.
14:00 - 18:00 Master class of Svetlana Rumak.
20:30 Dinner at the restaurant La Nyora. This restaurant serves a house specialty. The owner cooks his own spices. By the way he has very interesting ceramics and pictures.
16 September, Sunday
8:00 Departure to Madrid.
12:00 Check-in to hotel.
Free time. Excursion to the Royal Palace - the official residence of Spanish kings. We will see the magnificent frescoes of famous masters (Caravaggio, Diego Velasquez, Francisco Goya, Vicente Lopez and others), crystal chandeliers, Flemish tapestries, neo-classical, rococo and empire furnitures, a unique collection of Stradivari violins and ancient weapons.
17 September, Monday
10:00 - 13:00 Walking tour around the old center of Madrid. We will see the most beautiful places of the capital of Spain and know the old town's secrets.
15:00 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
There is one of the best private collections in the world. Goya, Titian, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Rubens, Monet, Degas, Manet, Picasso and many others artists.
19:00 Meeting with Spanish artists in one of Madrid's cafes.
18 September, Tuesday
10:00-13:00 The Prado Museum.
We will see the works by Velasquez, Goya, El Greco, Bosch, Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian, Raphael and the famous Velasquez's "Meninas".
19 September, Wednesday
Transfer to the airport.
The weather in Alicante and in Madrid
September is a very warm month in Alicante. It isn't hot but you can swim. The temperature is about 25 degrees. There aren't too many tourists on the beach. It is sunny in Madrid but isn't stifling heat. This is the perfect time for walking and excursions and sit-dawn on the Madrid cafe's roof.
Do you want to book?
The price is 1.400 Eu per persona
What is included?
Transfer
Airport – hotel. transport to Madrid.
Hotel
Twin share room, supplement for sole use of a hotel room.
3 master classes
All materials are included.
Excursions
Tickets to the museums and Royal Palace.
Supply
A breakfast in the hotel, dinners in the restaurants according the schedule.
And our favorite "blue champagne" to each participant as a gift.
We can help
To make the best route and
to buy the cheapest tickets.
Booking – 50% payment.
The rest amount is transferred to the account of the organizers during a month.
10 seats only!
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