"We had the best of everything… the best accommodation, the best food, the best sightseeing and above all, the best tutor."
"This trip had to be designed by an artist, because it offered everything we would have planned ourselves."
"It's not often in these times that you are able to let your hair down, kick off your shoes and relax, but out International Painting Vacation was so well organized we were able to do just that. We both learned a lot from our instructor, and have come home with sketches and paintings that have become precious memories."
"We really enjoyed the informality."
"It was so well organized. We got to see all the best places, but without feeling we were being herded around like cattle, like you do on some tours. There was plenty of time to paint, and the instructor told me more about how to improve my painting style in weeks than I have learned all year back home. I really did get individual attention."
"I particularly enjoyed meeting people with similar interests and having a working reason for being in a location."
"We were amazed at how well things were run - the buses being on time and never feeling we were being pushed."
"We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour. Returned home revitalised and painting better."
"First tour I have ever taken - won't be the last. Excellent, inspiring teacher. Can't wait for the next one."
"Very happy. Nearly perfect. Well handled logistics with buses and dinners. Views in Villefranche will be remembered forever."
"Your people run a great trip. This is my third one now and I enjoyed your kind and cheerful phone conversations with my questions pre-conference."
'Very satisfied overall. Learnt a lot and enjoyed the location and people very much."
"It was a great group of people and I had a great time."
"A wonderful laid-back part of Europe. Teacher, food and lodging all top-notch."
"A great experience. Learned a lot and inspired to do more painting."
"The workshop exceeded my expectations. Both the manager and the teacher were superb. Bagno Vignoni was excellent as a base and instruction center. All other sites were chosen well."