Paint Plein Air in Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

5 reviews
May 4 - 11, 2023
Group size: 8 - 12
Paint Plein Air in Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal

5 reviews

May 4 - 11, 2023
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

Join Mary Giammarino in Porto, Portugal - May 4 - 11, 2023

There is no city more welcoming than Porto and no better place to paint. And for that matter, there is no better art instructor than Mary Giammarino to help you capture the essence of Portugal. This will be the fourth workshop Mary had led for us and in addition to being a great artist, she has a knack of making it all fun.

The historic structures in Porto stand shoulder to shoulder, with its colorful facades and roofs flowing down to the edge of the Douro River. 

In the evening the city comes alive, with lights shimmering across the water and cafes and restaurants that line the banks of the river.

In addition to ample time to paint, we’ll visit the beach, take a train trip to Braga, another historic Portuguese town, and get to know Porto inside and out.

What you will do:

Each morning we’ll rise to a delicious Portuguese breakfast at our hotel. Once we’re ready to face the day, we’ll pack up our painting supplies and head out to different areas of this small, charming city along the banks of the River Douro. 

There will be historic buildings to paint, as well as lovely churches and other structures. Or you can paint the striking view across the river.  

We’ll paint until lunch. The afternoon will be your time to relax or to explore the city on your own. For dinner we’ll sample the fine Portuguese cuisine

Since we are so close to the Atlantic beach, we’ll visit the ocean one afternoon. And one of the days we’ll take a train to the historic town of Braga where we’ll shop at the open-air market and soak in the sights and sounds of a different part of Portugal.

We will also book a boat trip up the Douro River to see where the grapes are grown on the banks of the river that are made into Port and sold all around the world.

Non-artist partners and others are very welcome on this tour and will enjoy the alternative activities we have planned for you for when the artists are painting.

What’s included

  • Included
    All costs of the trip are included except airfare, lunches and misc. entrance fees..
  • Airfare
    Cost of airfare
  • Meals
    Lunch not included
  • Entrance fees
    Misc entry to museums and churches.

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Your Organizer

Travel Fever Tours LLC
5 reviews
Traveling can be stressful, but we take the worry out of travel by handling all the hard bits for you. We do the planning, book the hotels, and reserve your restaurant. We know the villages to visit, the vineyards to tour, and the cooking classes to attend. We set all this up for you. Then we make your trip easy. First we pick you up at the airport in a small van and whisk you to your hotel. We travel with you from place to place, from activity to activity, and finally deliver you back to the airport for your flight home.


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