Wednesday, 22 December 2010
The office will also be open daily between Christmas and New Year (29th, 30th and 31st December from 10am till 3.30pm).
During this period, you can always drop us an email at email@example.com and one of the team will contact you as soon as possible when the office re-opens.
Why not join Leigh Preston whilst he explores the south Cotswolds photographing the bluebells and beech trees. The area just outside Gloucester provides a wonderful opportunity to develop your landscape photography and Leigh is simply one of the best tutors to learn from.
So why not book one of the spaces on this highly sought after course for yourself or even a friend or family member as a gift.
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
for a ESTA?
As a UK passport holder (or holder of a non UK passport whose country participates in the USA's Visa Waiver Programme) you need to have a valid ESTA before you can travel to the US.
This authorisation must be applied for in advance otherwise you will not be permitted to board your flight. The Esta is the new system that allows the Department of Homeland Security and U.S Custom and Board Protection Department to check passengers before they are able to board a flight.
The process is simple, all you have to do is log on to the following website - http://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ and complete the online form.
One form needs to be completed for each travelling person and there is a fee of £9 or $14 per application. Your authorisation will then be valid for any trips taken to the US within a two year period from the date of issue.
To complete the form you will need to have a valid email address and credit card, personal details from you passport, details of the flight that you are taking to the US, your address where you will be staying and any details of illnesses or criminal convictions that may prevent you from being allowed to enter the country.
Once you have completed the form you will need to make a note of your application number and make payment. Once your application has been processed you will need to print a copy of the authorisation and it is recommended that you take a copy of this document with you when you travel.
For more information, please look at the follow website - http://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ or call us in the office on 01453 823328
A second week of Walking in Santorini has now been opened for sale, to coincide with the extra Painting date added back in October.
Places are limited as Santorini appears to be the hot spot of the summer so if you are interested in joining this date, please contact the office.
The lovely Stefano Spinetti will be your guide on this week's walking adventure so you will of course be in the best of hands, all be it Italian ones!
Roger Jones is exhibiting at the Mall Galleries, as part of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters autumn exhibition series.
He currently has a painting on show at the Mall Galleries in London and the exhibition will run from 8th December through to 18th December. Roger's work is also being shown at:
- Until Christmas at The Davina Philips Gallery, Wells in the Field Farm, Whitchurch, Hants, RG28 7NQ (01256)892460.
- From November 26 to December 19 at the HAWKER GALLERY, Old Amersham. 01494 724850.
- From November 26 to Christmas at The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hants.
Why not escape the madness of the Christmas preparations and visit one of these galleries to see some of Roger's work?
For more details of these specific events, please contact Roger directly on 01453 763210.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
We sincerely hope that everyone has a fantastic festive season and thank you for your continued support in 2010. May 2011 bring everyone happiness and good fortune.
We can provide you with gift vouchers in any denomination that can used as part or full payment for one of our holidays or day courses.
If you would like more information or to purchase your gift vouchers, please call us on 01453 823328
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
We are pleased to confirm that we have a new member of the team. Diana (known as Di) joined us on the 16th November as Office Administrator.
Whilst Di is new to the travel industry she has lots of administration experience and we are confident that she will make a wonderful edition to our team.
Monday, 15 November 2010
This four day, Country Living Show, at the Business Design Centre, Islington gave us a great opportunity not only to meet some of our experienced travellers but also to speak to many people who had never thought about a Painting / Photography/ Walking or Singing Holiday.
Paul Sansome, also had a stand where he was exhibiting some of his fantastic photographs.
If you did stop by our stand, thank you for your time.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
A once in a lifetime chance to escape the January blues and take a Painting or Walking Trip to India!
You could save a massive £600 per person* on the painting trip or £460 per person* on the walking holiday – an amazing one time price of £1985 per person.
Due to a collection of unusual events including several provisional bookings being cancelled for health reasons and our failure to include the holidays in the 2010 brochure, we are reducing the price of the Painting and Walking trips starting on the 15th January 2011.
The holidays are 14 nights duration, visit four stunning locations in the Kerala region of India and include flights with Emirates (from London Heathrow). Also included are 13 nights full board en-suite accommodation, all transport and 8 full days and 3 half days of either painting tuition or guided walking with our local guide.
These unique offers will be on a first come first served basis. Payment for the deposit needs to be paid immediately by bank transfer or credit /debit card and final balance no later than the 20th November.
*Based on brochure price and 2 people sharing. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount
* please note that visa’s will be required to visit India and the costs of these visa’s are not included in the price of the holiday
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Places are already limited on Roger’s trip on the 27th September, so another holiday has been arranged for the week before – Tuesday 20th September for just £1289 per person.
If you would like more details, please have a look at our web page – http://www.authenticadventures.co.uk/painting-holidays/greece/santorini.aspx
or call us in the office for more details.
Friday, 22 October 2010
A small selection of pictures can be viewed on Christine's website and are available for purchase prior to the exhibition. http://www.art-christinerussell.co.uk/
For details please contact: Christine or Claire Russell. The Laurels Studio, Stone, Nr. Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9LD. Tel: 01454 269268 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Two of our new Painting Tutors, Terry Harrison and Fiona Peart will be demonstrating and exhibiting at this years' Art Materials Live, at the Birmingham NEC on 4-7th November, why not pop along and meet them. Hall 20 Stand P19.
Terry and Fiona will be running two holidays for us in 2011 -
15 May 2011 – Taroudant & 10 September 2011 - Tuscany
Both trips are 7 nights in duration and the price of the holidays includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Terry will be teaching beginners whilst Fiona will be tutoring with all levels.
If you buy a ticket for the Art Materials Live show, you automatically get free entrance to the Hobby Crafts and Crafts & Gifts for Xmas Shows that are taking place at the same time. For full details visit http://www.ichf.co.uk/artmaterials
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Some holidays like Roger Jones’ trip to Santorini on 27th September is already filling up and places are now limited, so if there is something that takes your fancy why not provisionally hold a space now to avoid disappointment
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Whether you love Mamma Mia, are mad about Phantom or think Chicago is Wicked ! this could be the holiday for you.
Based in a beautiful hotel right on the water's edge, on the stunning and quiet Island of Gozo you will be part of a group that may just have a "Jolly Holiday" (Mary Poppins)
For more details of all our singing holidays, follow the link below http://www.authenticadventures.co.uk/singing-holidays
Monday, 13 September 2010
Sadly Marielle has decided to leave AA and her last day in the office will be Friday 1st October.
We want to warmly thank her for all her hard work during her time at AA and wish her all the best for the future.
So watch this space for a new member of the team !
Saturday, 4 September 2010
As always its packed full of tempting snippets of new locations we are hoping to introduce in 2011, plus a list of dates, locations and prices to whet your appetite.
In addition, we will be introducing six new painting tutors and one new photography tutor including David Lawrence who will be taking groups to Botswana.
If you have not received a printed copy and would like one, please drop us an email at email@example.com
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
With this in mind, for all bookings for 2011 onwards the following scheme will be in place.
Any clients who have travelled with us at least once before will receive a discount of 10% off all future holidays booked.
Any clients who have travelled with us 8 times or more will receive a discount of 15% off all future holidays booked.
The discount will apply to every booking made so if you travel twice a year with us you will get 10 or 15% off each holiday.
The discount will apply on the basic holiday price, single supplements, room upgrade / supplement, room discounts, non participating partners, flight reductions and more than one week booked together.
The discount can not be used in conjunction with any other offer, unless specifically agreed prior to the booking being made and will not be applicable on extra nights booked, flights and other transport booked, credit and debit card charges, visa and other booking fees, compensation or payments for photographs used.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
The holiday was such a success that a number of clients have already secured places on Faith's trip to Kerala, India in November this year or Taroudant, Morocco in April 2011.
Monday, 19 July 2010
Another great opportunity to show people what we have to offer, where we go and with the aid of Brian Smith's wonderful demonstrations we received quite a lot of attention.
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Whilst the weather wasn't as picture perfect as the surroundings, the teaching and company were first class.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
This is a truly unique place - set in the Blue Aegean sea with an amazing Island community build on the edge of a Volcanic Caldera. With it's special light, vernacular architecture and wonderful Greek food, local culture and truly iconic photography locations, what more could you ask for.
By all accounts, with top class tuition and aided by local guide Takis, who himself was full of character and demonstrated the kind of excellent local knowledge that you have come to expect from AA staff, a memorable time was had by all, a highlight being a lunchtime barbecue with local school children at one of the beachside villages.
The holiday was so well received that we plan to do it all again in 2011 - but places will be limited, so if you are interested, please register your interest now by calling 01453 823328.
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Sadly, two of our holidays have been affected, these being Guy Edwardes' Photography trip to Tuscany (starting on the 27th April) and Mo Teeuw's painting trip to Taroudant in Morocco (due to start on the 18th April).Guy has managed to continue with his course, as two of his guests were able to make their own way to the hotel.
We hope that both of the tutors will be able to reschedule their trips for 2011.
Monday, 29 March 2010
The website, which is written by two of the UK's leading travel writers David Wickers and Mark Hodson, is a great place to research and book holidays.
Its a real honour to be included on this site, as each of the travel companies recommended appear by invitation only.
If you are interested in reading the piece, please click the link below:
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
We are pleased to announce that yesterday we finally moved into our New office at The Wheelhouse, Bonds Mill, Stonehouse - Just a stone's throw from the M5.
If you are passing Junction 13 of the M5 at any point and want to pop in and say Hello, please do as the door is always open and the tea / coffee is always flowing !
The move was also featured twice in The South West Business Magazine - to read the article follow the link below:
John and the Team