WITH CARY LEVINE Ph.D
Studio Traveler is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Cary Levine, a renowned art historian and educator.
Cary will be our 'resident expert' for our glorious art-intensive week.
I'll be along for the ride—and for the food, logistics and fun.
We hope you'll join us!
May 15th to 21st, 2016
Single supplement $950
We regret this relatively high supplement which is necessitated by the greater expense of London hotels
Please also note that London's traffic congestion makes travel by 'Underground' often the more efficient choice
and therefore may be used during this trip for some point-to-point journeys
Trip includes 6 night's accommodation (double occupancy), 1 high tea, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and all trip-related costs such as transportation, admissions and guide fees.
Exclusive of airfare, airport transfers, fees for activities listed as ‘optional’ and alcoholic beverages.
SUNDAY, MAY 15th
Tour begins at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Kensington
The National Gallery is one of the world’s great museums, jam-packed with masterpieces:
Rembrandt, Leonardo, Vermeer, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Turner…the list goes on and on
We break for afternoon high tea in the National Gallery Cafe
You may then wish to head back to our hotel or return the galleries for more time with some of the world’s most important paintings
MONDAY, MAY 16th
How better to appreciate London as a living lesson than with this leisurely 2 hour walking tour, focusing on architecture, history and civic life
An afternoon hardly seems enough for this vast and wondrous museum, justly considered the world’s leading design museum
Another ‘not to be missed’ site. We tour this archetype of Victorian ethos, 145 years old and still fabulous!
DINNER at MEDLAR
Time Out says it best: 'World-class cooking of astounding excellence, immensely complex but always aiming at balance and harmony - artistry on a plate in the heart of Chelsea'
TUESDAY, MAY 17th
We begin our day with a stroll through the exquisite Kensington Gardens. Stops along the way include visits to both
THE SERPENTINE AND
Both galleries are among London's most popular art venues showing modern and contemporary art
Another star-studded museum featuring Manet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and a host of additional Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces
By act of Parliament, this house and its collections have been maintained precisely as they were at time of Sir John’s death in 1837. This delightful museum now stands as a testament to both the collecting genius of one of the era’s cultural leaders and to an Englishman with an eccentric style
DINNER :: THOMAS CUBITT
What happens when gastro-pub meets white tablecloth? In a word: fabulous
Wednesday, May 18th
OUR DAY AT THE 'TATES'
We visit the two London 'Tates,’ two world-class museums. First, we dive into British art and then into the global world of contemporary art
We begin here with the masters of British Art--Whistler, Turner. Hepworth and many others—followed by the…
The former Bankside Power Station is now one of the most visited museums in the world--and with good reason! Extraordinary
exhibitions and permanent collection!
While we're south of The Thames it would be a shame to miss the Hayward so if there is time we will swing by
DINNER :: BANDOL
Honestly, what could be better than this--A hip new French bistro within walking distance of our hotel?
Thursday, May 19th
STREET ART TOUR
Banksy and beyond, London has a lively and ever-changing street art scene. We'll hit some highlights in this 2 to 3 hour 'riding' tour
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY AND THE EAST END GALLERIES
Cary’s expertise continues to shine as he guides us through this afternoon of visits in and around London's most vibrant gallery district
OPTIONAL THEATER NIGHT
Friday, May 20th
Private Collection Tours
We end on a high with visits to a private collection or two this morning!
DINNER :: THE IVY
Still fabulous after all these years, The Ivy was an ‘it’ spot for celebrities in 1990’s and 2000’s--and there is still some good spotting to be done. What hasn’t changed is the superb service and extraordinary food in one of the most gracious dining rooms in London. In other words we go out with a bang!
Saturday, October 18, 2013
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