Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Frequently Asked Questions - Cuba Tourist Card / Visa information

If you are joining one of our exciting new holidays to Cuba in late 2011 or 2012, make sure that you have the correct documentation to travel.

All you need to have to participate in this amazing holiday is:

1) A passport which is valid for at least two months after your return from Cuba
2) A Tourist card  (this must be obtained, completed and validated before travelling).

Tourist cards can be obtained for £15 from the Cuban Embassy in London or for just £25 (including P&P) we can arrange these for you.

You must make sure that you have adequate health insurance, so please make sure that your insurance company specifically covers Cuba. Hospital stays can cost up to £200 a day for basic treatment !

As for vaccinations, the FCO currently recommends that travellers should be up to date with Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus and Polio inoculations before travelling, however, please consult your GP, who knows your medical history best so will be best placed to advise you.

If you would like any more information, please do let us know.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Roger Jones' Exhibitions this Spring / Summer - why not see one of our tutors work for yourself !

Our Senior tutor, Roger Jones is exhibiting as part of three wonderful shows over the next three months – so if you are in the area, why not take a minute to pop by and have a look at some of Roger’s wonderful work.

The first exhibition will be taking place at the Dolphin Hall, Tetbury, Gloucestershire over the bank holiday weekend (Saturday 28th May – Monday 30th May)

The exhibition will be open from 10am – 5pm

The second exhibition will be taking place at the Old Passage Inn, in Arlingham, Gloucestershire, between 14th June and 31st July. Whilst the exhibition will be closed on Mondays, it will be open from 11am – 11pm from Tuesday to Friday, 11.30am – 11pm on Saturdays and 12 noon – 3pm on Sundays.

If you are a resident of Gloucestershire or planning a visit over these dates, Roger's work can also be seen from Friday 20th May until Christmas at a permanent exhibition at the Davina Phillips Gallery, Whitchurch Hants.

For more details contact Roger at info@roger-jones.co.uk  or the Gallery directly at davina@wellsinthefield.co.uk

Friday, 6 May 2011

New AA Location - Cuba - Dates just released !

We are very pleased to announce that Cuba, is our newest long haul destination !

After John's recent trip to this stunning island back in March, we have been working to select all the best Painting, Photography, Walking and Singing locations and the new trips are now open for sale.

The first trips (Photography and Walking) will take place in November this year, and as a special introductory offer (thanks' to the generosity of the hotels that we will be using), we are delighted to be able to announce that on this departure date there will be NO single supplement charge - saving each single traveller £285 on the January 2012 price !

Places are expected to sell quickly so if you want to secure a place (a non refundable deposit of £600 per person will be required within 7 days), please call the office on 01453 823328 or email us

The Photography holidays will be led by Keith Cardwell, Our newest Photography tutor, who has visited Cuba over 40 times whilst our walkers will be led by either Clive Jarman or John Brough. So as always you will be in the very best of hands. 

If you are a Painter or singer, dont worry you wont be missing out, we have dates planned for you too, however these will be in 2012. See below for all dates and prices. 

To make sure that couples or friends with different interests are also catered for we have arranged for Photography and Walking to run together in November this year and Painting and Walking in both January and November 2012.


No single supplements payable on these dates

Single supplement for all 2012 dates is £285

  • 15th January 2012            £2,945   Photography with Keith Cardwell                      
  • 29th January 2012            £2,945   Painting with Christine Russell    
  • 29th January 2012            £2,785   Walking with Clive Jarman / John Brough                   
  • 11th November 2012       £3,145   Photography with Keith Cardwell                             
  • 18th November 2012       £2,775   Singing with Faith Watson                                        
  • 25th November 2012       £3,145   Painting with Christine Russell            
  • 25th November 2012       £2,985   Walking with Clive Jarman / John Brough