17th - 18th November 2020
2 day tour
Botticelli to Van Gogh spans a period of 450 years and this exhibition showcases over 60 paintings by some of Europe’s most revered artists including Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velazquez, Goya, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Gauguin. It comprises the largest group of works to travel outside of the United Kingdom in the history of the National Gallery, London.
The exhibition explores seven key periods in Western European art history being the Italian Renaissance, Dutch painting of the Golden Age, Van Dyck and British portraiture, the Grand Tour, Spanish art from the seventeenth century, landscape and the picturesque and the birth of modern art. Highlights of the exhibition include Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the age of 34, Vermeer’s A Young Woman seated at a Virginal and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
Our itinerary has been designed to allow ample time to appreciate this fabulous exhibition along with some flexibility to allow individual choice - with so many attractions so close together it is possible to run a shuttle between venues so as to avoid duplication from previous visits. You will be able to choose from the following excellent attractions.
* Parliament House * National Museum * High Court
* Old Parliament House * War Memorial * National Library
Canberra is a truly striking city and a delight to visit year round. Walter Burley Griffin’s vision for our capital has produced a remarkable city. Framed by the Brindabellas, Canberra’s fine public buildings, beautiful parks and gardens, wide boulevards and exceptional cultural and sporting facilities attract massive numbers of visitors each year.
Our accommodation is 4 star at the Alpha Hotel and with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, whatever your interests, tastes and experience of the city there will be new treasures to inspire you.
Other highlights include visits to:-
- The National Arboretum
- The National Portrait Gallery
- Tour of Yarralumla and the Embassy districts
The tour includes all meals (dinner, full cooked breakfast, lunches and morning tea), admissions and luxury coach transport. Cost per person is $450.00. Single Supplement is $85.00. (Alpha Hotel Ph: 02 6293 3666)