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Castle Scotland

Music in Scotland

2024 TRIPS

All 2024 trips are subject to change due to COVID-19 developments.

A Cantata Retreat:
an Immersive Bach Experience


February 20 - 26, 2024 
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Trip Description: 
Join the exciting inaugural collaboration between Artful Journeys, Miguel Rodé and the Bachfest! Led by the field's leaders you will come away an expert in Bach's cantatas, hearing selections performed and analyzed by the greats of historical performance in Leipzig. 

Trip Status: CLOSED

Provence: Painters' Paradise
9 Days in the Footsteps of Chagall, Matisse, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh


March 20 - 29, 2024
Trip Description: 
Join Sevan Melikyan and his wife Maria Guralnik for another trip to Provence! One of our most popular trips, amazing art experts Sevan and Maria will lead this group to some of the gems of southern France, including Nice, St. Tropez, and Aix-en-Provence to get an up-close view of artists such as Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse and more! 
Trip Status: CLOSED

The Trasimeno Music Festival
Perugia, Italy

June 27 - July 3, 2024

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Trip Description:

Join us in Umbria to celebrate Angela Hewitt and friends, including Jordi Savall and Rudolf Lutz for the Trasimeno Music Festival! After Joan met Angela at the Bachfest, the two have become correspondents, and we will get to experience not only world-class music in a beautiful place, but the kindness of this stellar pianist. 

Trip Status:  closed

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Music in Scotland

Music in Scotland
with Joe & Sarah Marchio

August 7 - 17, 2024

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Trip Description:

Join Joe and Sarah on an excursion to hear lots of celtic music, romp through the green fields of Scotland and walk the beautiful, quirky streets of Edinburgh during one of the biggest and best music festivals in the world, the Fringe. 

Trip Status:  OPEN

Art in Venice

Painting with Lynn Goldstein

April 17 - 24, 2024

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Trip Description:

Join Lynn as we concentrate on creating
compelling paintings using innovative techniques,
experimenting with color, and interpreting the landscape
through shape and pattern. Learn how to simplify the vast
natural beauty of Arles, France, and find the perfect subjects to
paint or draw. This workshop is designed for beginners as well
as advanced students, and the methods can be applied to both
representational and/or abstract landscape drawings and/or

Trip Status: closed

May 27–June 4, 2021

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Bachfest 2024

June 6 - 17, 2024

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Trip Description:

Join us for our annual trip to the Bachfest in Leipzig! This year's trip will be special because of our new affiliations with Bachfest and the Cantata Trail, so we will get a behind the scenes up-close look at the festival. You will stay 10 music-filled days in Leipzig, taking in the best of Bach performance, including the 300th anniversary of the marvelous St. John Passion. 

Trip Status: closed

May 27–June 4, 2021

Art in Venice

October 6 - 15, 2024


Trip Description:

After many popular trips to France, the Netherlands and Belgium, Sevan takes us to Venice! Following our music in Venice trip, this journey will take us through the visual art history of this gorgeous city. There is a reason Venice is so popular, it has history, beauty and culture in abundance, with the calibre of art available in museums matching the scenery and architecture of its streets. Find out more about this week-long trip soon before it fills up! 

Trip Status: 1 opening

Postponed: Music in Italy
with Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu and the Ying Quartet

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Trip Description:

We're sorry to say that this wonderful trip is postponed for now. We will be sure to bring back the opportunity to travel with these amazing musicians but regretfully we have made the decision to postpone our 2024 journey. More information soon! 

Covid vaccinations and/or negative tests are required in the EU.  

Any trip cancelled due to covid is subject to a $125 fee per person.  All other paid monies will be refunded.

Most trips have limited enrollment. To reserve your spot, please register by clicking below:
For details or questions, please click here to contact Joan Hill.
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