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You are @  Painting ToursCroatia for painters and friends 2023

Painting Croatia with Going Places Together

watercolour/ink sketch by Anne-Laure Jacquart



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May 21, 2023 - Sunday-  Arrive Zagreb

On arrival in Zagreb make your way to your accommodation. You will be 
notified where to meet the group leader for further info of the 
evening activity. 
Overnight: Your accommodation of choice
(accommodation in Zagreb is not included in the tour price


waterclour by Anne-Laure Jacquart

May 22, 2023, -Monday -  Zagreb 

9:30 AM: Join your host and local English speaking tour guide for a walking tour of Zagreb.
After lunch you are at leisure; time to sketch, or people watch from the comfort of a local cafe. Visit a museum or art gallery, Zagreb has many. 
Overnight: Your accommodation of choice. 

May 23, 2022, -Tuesday- Zagreb - Day tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park 
It is time to see more of Croatia. Join your group for a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park. 

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera, colloquially Plitvice, pronounced [plîtʋitse]) is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, due to its outstanding and picturesque series of tufa lakes, caves, connected by waterfalls. Dress prepared for the weather as you will be travelling all day. 

Overnight: Accommodation of your choice

May 24, 2023, - Wednesday - Zagreb - Day of leisure
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela, Croatia

May 25, 2023, - Thursday -  Zagreb to Brela -  TRAVEL DAY 
Join your host and head to the bus station where you board a public bus departing Zagreb at 8:00 AM arriving in  Brela at 2:00 PM.  As you travel south to the village of Brela on the Adriatic Sea, mountians rise to the east, the sea faces off to the west, and Brela with its fine pebble beach.
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela, Croatia

May 26, 2023, - Friday -  Brela - Day of Leisure  
Join Nancy for a walk around Brela to find the local grocery, harbour and sights. time for a swim in the Adriatic or hike the hills. Those who are hoping to paint, it is all here, turquoise clear waters, boats in the harbour and heritage buildings. 
Meals: not included
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela, Croatia

Watercolour by Anne-Laure Jacquart

May 27, 2023, - Saturday - Cruise to the islands of Brac and Hvar
This morning join your group for a full day cruise from Brela harbour to the island of Brac and Hvar. You will have time at each stop to wander and take in these amazing Roman cities. 
Meals: not included
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela, Croatia

May 28, 2023, - Sunday - Brela - Day of leisure 

It is important not to be on the go every day so today you are on your own. Enjoy

Meals: not included 
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela, Croatia 




May 29, 2023, - Monday - Split  

You will travel from Brela to Split by bus. On arrival in Split you will be dropped off in the harbour near the entrance to the Diocletian's Palace considered to be one of the most imposing Roman ruins and certainly the main attraction of Split, Croatia. Enjoy the rest of the day in Split, returning by bus, time to be announced.
Meals: not included
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela, Croatia

May 30, 2023, - Tuesday - Brela - Day of leisure

May 31, 2023, - Wednesday - Brela  / Baćinska jezera
“Pearls of Queen Teuta”
Baćina lakes are located just a few kilometers from Ploče. They consist of seven lakes that are home to numerous plant and animal species. In addition to biodiversity, the lakes have a rich past and it is known that in this place there was an ancient Roman settlement Praetoria. According to legends, the Illyrian kali Teuta adored lakes, which is why Baćina lakes are also called 'pearls of Queen Teuta'. Today, lakes are one of the few places on the Adriatic coast where it is possible to enjoy peace even in the heart of the tourist season.
Meals: not included 
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela

June 1, 2023, - Thursday - Brela - Day of leisure 
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela, Croatia

Watercolour 'Brela Harbour' by Anne-Laure Jacquart

June 2, 2023, - Friday - Brela - Day of leisure

Farewell Dinner  (D)
Enjoy your last day in Brela. Join your group for dinner, location to be decided
Overnight: Villa Vinka, Brela, Croatia

June 3, 2023, - Saturday - Brela to home?
Say goodbye to Brela it is time to head home or off to see more of Croatia.

This is the end of our services until we are once again










                                                                                                watercolour by Anne-Laure Jacquart


 Croatia For Painters
and Friends

May 21-June 3, 2023
Optional: Watercolour Workshop 
Anne-Laure Jacquart
7 day workshop

Charming village markets and medieval cityscapes, pristine lakes, rolling hills, densely wooded forests, Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Brac, Brela and the Adriatic Sea, unique local tours, a creative holiday for a creative world.


October 18, 2022 NOTE: As of this date we have space for 2 more painters or 1 painter and friend. Our numbers are limited by the number of rooms at our accommodation in Brela.
Start Date:
End Date:

May 21, 2023
June 3, 2023

Tour Pricing:






$1,400.00 USD | Shared Twin
 $  200.00 USD | Single Supplement

 $  400.00 USD | Deposit per person


All pricing in US Dollars

All pricing subject to change


Watercolour Workshop
Anne-Laure Jacquart



Watercolour Workshop

$670.00 USD 



Tour Pricing: Includes






Tour Pricing: does not include the following:


1.   Going Places Together Tour Leader throughout
2.  Workshops as per itinerary 
Accommodation as per itinerary
4.   Half day escorted 'Walking Tour of Zagreb'

5.   Bus transfer from Zagreb to Brela 

6.   Escorted Day trip to Plitice Lakes
7.   Day trip to Split
8.   Day trip to Bacinska Lakes 
9.   Cruise from Brela Harbour to the islands of Hvar and Brac
10. Farewell dinner in Brela
11. Meals as indicated on itinerary 



1. International Airfare (Available upon Request)
2. Accommodation in Zagreb 
3. Arrival and departure transfers
4. Passport and visa costs
5. Travel insurance (recommended)
6. Personal expenditure including drinks
7. Laundry, room services, meals and gratuities
8. Anne-Laure Jacquart's watercolour workshop 



                                                                   Anne-Laure Jacquart by the Seine in Paris

Anne-Laure Jacquart is a French artist, watercolor Artist, Urban sketcher and Photographer. She sees the world with a poet’s eye and reimagines every scene with vibrant colour and innovative technique.  

While celebrated for her compelling work in expressive photography - her books translated into a number of languages - Anne-Laure’s work in watercolour reveals a playful spirit and a commitment to exploration that never stops inspiring those who follow her work on line. She offers weekly on her 
YouTube channel. "Following the White Rabbit", Watercolour Demos and Tutorials, along with videos about Creativity, Inspriation and Sketchbook practice. She also shares her art on Instagram (@AnneLaureWatercolor) and Facebook

After workshops in North India, Brittany, France and Croatia with Going Places Together, Anne-Laure is excited to join us once again to take her next workshop back to Croatia. 

Greetings from Anne-Laure Jacquart

This is an invitation to loosen up and express your painterly self in a brand new way!!  What would you think about improving your watercolor technique while having more and more fun with it?!!

The trip will be for you an opportunity to grow as an artist while creating a wonderful watercolor travel journal full of evocative spontaneous sketches and colorful paintings, a perfect record for this unforgettable South Europe adventure!

During the workshop sessions, I will share with you my tips and techniques to catch a subject or scene in a quick impromptu way, demonstrating them as I go through warm up exploratory studies, watercolour sketches and more refind demos. We will work on capturing their essence through light, colors, edges and pigment playing. Here are a few techniques you will work on during the workshop: spontaneous brushwork, negative painting, alternating painting on dry paper and wet on wet, simplifying values, washes and pigment consistency, calligraphic marks and strokes, splatters, silhouettes shapes, color harmony and more! :) You will learn to apply all of these techniques to the diversity of subjects that make a great travel journal: landscapes, architecture and street scenes but also food, plants, people, objects and details of all kind.

I will be really excited to have you in the group and to spend these unforgettable moments travelling and painting with you! Art, cheerfulness, friendship and experiencing the world. What else?!! :) Looking forward to meeting you, creative bag across the shoulder, brush in hand and inspiration to the full!"



Join: Anne-Laure
An optional workshop is offered by Anne-Laure. The following is a very short itinerary. A daily itinerary will be given at the time of the workshop. 

workshop Itinerary:

The following is a very short itinerary for Anne-Laure's workshop.  Anne-Laure would like to include each workshop day a pre-dinner gathering where you may see the work of your fellow painters and participate in a very special Anne-Laure experience - 'Building your personal travel journal!' 

May 22, 2023 -  afternoon sketching with Anne-Laure
Warm up sketching in the streets of Zagreb.

May 24, 2023  - Workshop day two
9:30-12:30 Brela

May 26, 2023 - Workshop day three 
1:30 - 4:30

May 28, 2023 - Workshop day four
9:30-12:30 Brela

May 30, 2023 - Workshop day five
9:30-12:30 Brela

June 1, 2023 - Workshop day six
9:30-12:30 Brela

June 2, 2023 - Workshop day seven
9:30-12:30 Brela







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