Join Rev. Nancy Tinnell on Art & Faith: Vincent Van Gogh 2020! From April 13th through the 23rd see sights such as Claude Monet's Gardens in Giverny, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Pricing for this 11 day tour starts at $4,996* including flights from Louisville, KY.
* Pricing reflects a 4% cash discount
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- Learning Opportunities
- Live Audio Headsets
- International Airfare
Day 1 October 12 – Depart USA
Depart on your overnight international flight.
Day 2 October 13 – Arrive in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam where your tour conductor will greet you and escort you on a driving tour of the city. Check in to your hotel. Enjoy an early evening canal boat ride before dinner and overnight.
Day 3 October 14 – Amsterdam - Rijksmuseum / Van Gogh Museum / Anne Frank House / Flowers
Visit the Rijksmuseum housing the best collection of works by the Dutch Masters. The arts flourished in the Netherlands in the 17th century and were not reserved for the elite classes but enjoyed by everyone. The Van Gogh Museum houses the 200 paintings owned by Vincent’s younger brother Theo. Continue to the Anne Frank House, where Anne and the others went into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, entering the secret rooms on July 6, 1942. On August 4, 1944, they were removed by Dutch Nazis and sent to camps. Finish today at the Bloemenmarkt, a direct reflection of Holland’s love of flowers.
Day 4 October 15 – Kröller-Müller Museum / Otterlo, Netherlands
The Kröller-Müller Museum boasts the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world: almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. The Van Gogh Gallery displays varying selections of about 40 works by Vincent van Gogh. You will also find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan. In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you can enjoy both sculptures and nature. Distributed throughout the garden are over 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, from Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe.
Day 5 October 16 – Bus to Cologne / Cathedral / Chocolate Museum / Biergarten Dinner o/n Cologne
This morning transfer to Cologne, Germany and visit Germany’s greatest Gothic cathedral. The Gothic Dom, begun in 1248 but not completed until the 1800s, is a favorite destination of visitors to Cologne. Visit the Cologne Chocolate Museum which exhibits the entire history of chocolate, from its beginnings with the Olmecs, Maya and Aztecs to contemporary products and production methods. In the afternoon, discover the tradition-rich history of 4711 through precious and unique objects at the Eau de Cologne shop. Enjoy dinner at a nearby biergarten.
Day 6 October 16 – Bus to Paris / Driving tour of Paris / Montmartre/Sacre Coeur
Today continue to Paris and on arrival enjoy a driving tour of the city. Later in the day, visit Montmartre, long known as the city’s premier artist’s enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by other notable artists, including Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso. Afterwards visit the Basillica de Sacre Coeur.
Day 7 October 19 – Museums: Orsay, l’Orangerie, Louvre / Walk along the Seine River / Eiffel Tower
Today you will visit three of Paris’ excellent museums. The Orsay Museum (Musee d’Orsay) houses 19th century art, including Europe’s greatest impressionist collection. The Orangerie museum (Musee de l’Orangerie) is home to Monet’s Water Lilies and other modern collections. It is in a particularly beautiful setting and is considered by many to be their favorite museum. Of course, the Louvre Museum is Paris’ iconic establishment and home to one of the world’s most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Afterwards enjoy a walk along the Seine River and finally a late afternoon visit to the Eiffel Tower.
Day 8 October 18 – Monet’s Gardens
Visit Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny and you will immediately recognize images immortalized in Monet’s most beloved paintings—such as water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees. Wander around his famous gardens and home where he lived for more than four decades.
Day 9 October 19 – Train to Aix-en-Provence / Van Gogh sites in Arles and Sant Remy
This morning travel by train destined for Aix-en-Provence. Visit Arles and Sant Remy and discover the footsteps of the great artist Van Gogh and where he spent the last years of his life.
Day 10 October 20 – Free day in Aix-en-Provence
Enjoy a day on your own to explore the city of Aix-en-Provence.
Day 11 October 21 – Return Home
Monday, October 12, 2020From $4546* Register Now!