Musee National Marc Chagnall

Events, Tours and Visits

Previous destinations have included, Prague, Amsterdam, Avignon, Turkey, Kracow, Venice, Cote d'Azur and Sicily as well as Northumberland, Derbyshire, Cornwall, London, Glasgow and Norfolk, closer to home. Our tours are individually tailored for us by reputable specialised travel agents. We are accompanied by an expert guide/lecturer as well as a local guide where necessary.

The tours which are both great fun and informative have so far proved very popular and successful.


2019-2020 Calendar


Study Day

Thursday 24th October 2019

Brian Healey

New York – Sail, Sweat, Sparkle

Going to America, Working in America, Spending in America

The Golden Age of the Transatlantic Liner

How the Blue Riband Atlantic liners adapted to match changing tastes becoming floating works of art.

TheNew York! New York! The Ashcan Experiment

The ‘Ashcan School’ of artists painted the booming late 19th century city of New York and the daily lives of the labourers who built it.

TheTiffany & Co : Of Diamonds and Decadence

A fascinating tale of how art and luxury came together as Tiffany and Company, New York, grew to become the iconic purveyors of diamonds and other luxury goods.

Brian taught modern languages for many years as well as enjoying a successful parallel career as a professional artist and interior designer. Since 2006, Brian has had regular appointments on ocean and river cruise lines, either as resident artist, guest lecturer on art history or as destination speaker for more than forty countries, as well as being a guide on art tours.




Private Houses and Gardens of Northern Ireland

Monday 11- Friday 15 May 2020

Join us on our tour of Northern Ireland from our comfortable base in Belfast. The city’s architecture reflects the affluence and wealth enjoyed from the linen trade and its status as a major urban centre. These commercial links continue to prosper and following a protracted period of conflict the city is peaceful once again, and undergoing a radical programme of redevelopment and renovation.

The city’s history is inextricably bound with the fortunes of the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the tragic loss of the SS Titanic. The Titanic Experience, which we will visit, charts the history of the ship from its inception to its demise in the icy waters of the North Atlantic on 15 April 1912. While visits outside of the city will include the wonderful gardens of Castle Coole and a journey up the north Antrim Coastline to the breath-taking Giant’s Causeway, a unique configuration of naturally created stone columns.

Tour Price

£745 per person sharing a twin/double room (Please note that flights are NOT included)
£200 single room supplement

Price Includes

  • Executive coach travel in and around Belfast as per itinerary
  • 4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Dinner in the hotel restaurant on the first evening
  • Afternoon tea at Grey Abbey House
  • Tea/coffee and cake at Glenarm Castle
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits on the final morning
  • Services of a local blue badge guide on the day of arrival
  • Services of a driver guide for 1 day
  • Guided visit of Stormont Parliament Buildings
  • (subject to availability)
  • Guided visit of Old Bushmills Distillery
  • Private guided visit of Glenarm Castle
  • Private visit of Grey Abbey House
  • Guided visit of Mount Stewart House and Gardens
  • Guided visit of Belfast Cathedral
  • All entrance fees and charges (excluding National Trust properties)

Please note that entrance charges to National Trust properties are not included as these are free of charge to National Trust members upon production of a valid membership card.

Hotel Details

4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at:
Europa Hotel
Great Victoria Street, BT2 7AP

Click here to download a full itinerary, booking form and booking conditions.

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Private Houses and Gardens of Northern Ireland

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