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Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Croatia and Slovenia

Falling Water

Art Treks announces upcoming trip to Croatia & Slovenia
May 9 – 17 or May 9 – 21 / 2018

Taught by Scott Williams and Niki Gulley

There are only three spots left, so don’t wait too long!

It’s time to venture into a new part of the world with our Art Treks destinations, Slovenia & Croatia. We will commence our adventure in the old world section of Ljubljana, move to an exploration of the waterfalls at Plitvices Lakes National Park and culminate in the storybook setting of Lake Bled. You will also have the option of extending the adventure for 4 additional days in Croatia, so read all the way to the end!

Come with us as we take in the sights on the first leg of our journey in Ljubljana. Enjoy the scenery as we glide by on a cruise through the heart of the city, before heading into the old square. Marvel at the view from the funicular as you climb towards the imposing castle situated on top of the hill overlooking the city. Add to this the cathedrals, old world architecture and dragon bridges, and it makes for one great start to an amazing adventure!

Not to be outdone by any stretch of the imagination, is the next stop on our trek, the simply stunning waterfall filled wonderland of Plitvices Lakes National Park. This natural wonder is comprised of 16 cascading lakes of one flowing into another, thereby creating hundreds of waterfalls. This awe inspiring Park just keeps getting better at every turn and is one of those places that will remain with you long after you depart.

Lastly is one of the most picturesque spots that I have ever run across in my travels, Lake Bled. This storybook location is something out of a fairytale, set along an Alpine lake with an iconic church nestled upon a tiny island in the middle of the lake and a spectacular medieval castle cliff side. This idyllic location is purely breathtaking! While there we will also traverse the wooden walkways suspended above the rushing water that carved its way through the rocks as it created Vintgar gorge. Finally, what better way to end your visit than by having an amazing dinner at Bled castle looking out over the lake while enjoying sunset.

So come join us as we take you on an inspirational exploration of Croatia & Slovenia with an emphasis on observation and perception as we help you develop your own style – or just ride along to enjoy the countryside, as artists and non-artists alike are welcome.

Space is limited to 12 participants on a first-come basis, so we encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. There will also be space open for non-participating partners at reduced rates on a limited basis.

Work Shop includes:

  • Roundtrip air fare, private van transportation to Ljubljana, Plitvices Lake National Park and Lake Bled. 
  • Lodging for 2 nights near the old town in Llubljana, 2 nights at Plitvices and 3 nights in Lake Bled.(Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee) 
  • Boat trip & funicular with entrance into the castle in Ljubljana 
  • 2 day pass to Plitvices Lake National Park 
  • Breakfast every day & dinner two nights in Plitvices 
  • Entrance to Vintgar gorge and Lake Bled Castle 
  • Wine tasting in Lake Bled
  • Emergency Medical insurance 
  • Instruction, guidance, experience and fun

Your cost for all of this is $4,195 and to reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form along with your deposit of $1,500 per person by 5/6/17, after that the price goes to $4,795.There also is a final application cut off date of 10/7/17. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare.

But wait there’s more! For those people interested in extending the Croatia part of their adventure, we will be continuing on for another 4 days of cultural experiences. This part of the journey is geared more towards the epicurean side of travel, which will include sampling some of the best food and wine that Croatia has to offer.

We will continue our trek by flying to Dubrovnik, where our 4 night stay will be in 4 star accommodations with views of the harbor and will serve as our base of operations.

Admire this pearl of the Adriatic as you stroll atop the ancient city walls gazing out across the shimmering azure sea or just wander the marble paved streets marveling at the baroque buildings. No trip here would be complete without a boat excursion around the harbor or a cable car ride to the top of the mountain for views of the city.

Last but by no means least, is the main reason for this extension, food and wine! This section of coastline produces some of the best seafood in Croatia, as well as some simply extraordinary wines. So we will venture forth to the Peljesac peninsula to stop in and sample various wines from a selection of the best wineries in the area. If you are going to be there, you have to go to Mali Ston bay for an assortment of seafood.

Work Shop includes:

  •  Hotel for 4 nights in 4 star accommodations, private van transportation. (Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee) 
  • Airfare from Zagreb 
  • Boat excursion in Dubrovnik  
  • Wine tasting 
  • Breakfast

Your cost for the extra 4 days of taste bud pleasing adventure is $1,500, for a total of $5,695 for the entire 12 day extravaganza. To reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form along with your deposit of $2,000 for the entire trip per person by 5/6/17, after that the price goes to $6,550. There also is a final application cut off date of 10/28/17. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare. 


If you are interested, let me know as soon as possible and I will put your name on the list. If you have any questions or would like a registration form, please e-mail photoguy@blind-squirrel.org or visit ArtTreks.org.

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