icon paints



         (10 days, 9 nights)


Day 1 - Sep, 4 - met on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Sergiev Posad – the center of the Russian orthodox church. Welcome dinner and overnight in the hotel “Posadsky”***

 Day 2 Sep, 5 - after breakfast in the morning we’ll go to the Trinity Sergious Monastery where we’ll visit the Trinity cathedral  where the well known Russian icon painter Andrey Roublev worked and where he got the blessing from St Sergious of Radonezh to paint his masterpiece –“Trinity”. This icon was painted for this cathedral. Afternoon - drive to Palekh, lunch en route in Kirzhach, further drive to accommodate in "Kovcheg" Guest House in Palekh, for dinner and o/n

Day 3 - Day 8 Sep, 6-11 - Icon painting classes with Andrei Petrov, daily from 10.00 to 17.00. Break for lunch: 13.00-15.00, dinners and o/n in "Kovcheg".

On day 4 - visit to a local Museum of lacquer miniatures, on day 5, afternoon -visit to Kholui - another icon-painting  center, followed by a picnic with artists on the shore of local lake as a farewell dinner

Day 9 Sep, Sep, 12 - after breakfast the group will drive to Moscow via Vladimir and Suzdal, simple lunch en route, time at leisure, overnight in the "Izmailovo" hotel in Moscow

Day 10 Sep, 13 - Breakfast, time permitting, visit to Tretyakov Gallery to see icons by Rublev and others, including Mother of God of Vladimir, transfer to the airport, departure



PRICE:  1278 £  per person  (for 6 pax)



1. The above price is for a group of 6 persons, and includes:

- accommodation in hotels

- all meals except dinner on day 9

- transportation as per itinerary (including transfers)

- full time guide's assistance during the itinerary

- all necessary materials (brushes, paints, etc)

- visa support & registration

2. The above price doesn't include:

- airfare

- medical insurance

- cost of visa (payable to Russian Embassy), although letters of visa support and vouchers are supplied

- single room supplement, if required (£ 197 )

3. Optional excursions to local places of interest

Dates: 4-13 September 2011

To book, contact VERENA WATSON



TW2  6DH  UK   

Phone: 020 8898 7536
Fax:     020 8893 8688

mobile number:  07760 461 463

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The icons painted will be small (appr.17x21cm), in egg tempera and gold leaf, on wood. For choice of patterns, see next 2 pages. It is preferable if all students can agree on the same pattern.


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