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Why Alpha Is “Your First & Best Choice for a Painting Holiday”

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At Alpha Painting Holidays you will be looked after extremely well as we provide a complete package experience so that you don’t need to worry about anything other than painting and enjoying your holiday!

There will be a lovely holiday atmosphere where you will have a lot of fun, relax and enjoy your holiday. You will receive excellent tuition, stay in lovely hotels, visit beautiful painting locations, be looked after extremely well and this all adds up to



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We are one of the UK’s leading painting holiday companies as we provide all-inclusive residential holidays and we pay great attention to every aspect of your holiday from the initial booking process including your special requirements to how we look after you on the holiday. We even include all your art materials on all holidays abroad, so you don’t have to worry about what materials to pack. All our tutors are amongst Britain’s top tutors and we have thoroughly researched all the holiday destinations including the hotels and the painting locations to ensure they meet the criteria that you expect from a painting holiday. We provide a complete package experience so that you don’t need to worry about anything other than enjoying your holiday. For more details on why we are your First & Best choice for a Painting Holiday, read on >>>>

We have a variety of Holiday Destinations in the West Country and further afield, PLUS The Western Algarve in Portugal and Provence, France

All our holiday destinations are individually chosen by us to ensure all the elements required in a painting holiday are included from the hotel to the painting locations.

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There are some incredibly beautiful, diverse and stunning landscapes with an abundance of painting material which includes stunning coastlines, harbour scenes, moorland scenes, gorges, quaint villages, panoramic views, hills, mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. You will be spoilt for choice!

In the Algarve & Andalucia there is some beautiful scenery, lovely Spanish & Portuguese architecture, beautiful villages plus some amazing harbour and coastal scenes.

All hotels we use have comfortable en-suite accommodation with all the necessary facilities and ground floor rooms. They are full of character, offer quality, value for money and you will find a warm, friendly welcome there.

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In addition, they have been chosen for their lovely setting within the landscape, their vicinity to painting locations and their suitability to painting groups. All hotels have studios or wet weather rooms.


We use only proven tutors, including some of Britain’s top artists, who are experienced in their field and will give you expert tuition, plenty of demonstrations and hands-on assistance.

Our tutors all give plenty of one-to-one tuition and with the small groups you will be assured of the best attention you could want from a painting holiday.

 Behind the Scenes - We thoroughly research all the holiday destinations and painting locations individually to ensure that whatever destination you choose they will meet the criteria of what you expect from a painting holiday.

We ensure that all hotels have comfortable en-suite accommodation and we ensure that at each painting location there will be plenty of choice with all the necessary facilities from options of what to paint, where to eat and are easily accessible.

We also check out all our tutors very well and look at their painting styles and teaching styles in depth before selecting a tutor. We realise that you need a tutor who is both a good artist and a good tutor and one suitable for tutoring a holiday with students at all levels of ability and expectation for what they want from a holiday.

We work very hard both behind the scenes and during the holiday to ensure that your holiday is a thoroughly enjoyable and an unforgettable experience.

During the Holiday - we are on location and at the hotel during the course to ensure everything runs smoothly.

We ensure that your accommodation and meals including special requirements are catered for.

In the UK, we can pick you up from selected stations if you are coming by public transport and also provide transport throughout the holiday. We also make sure that easels, boards and chairs are provided for those who don’t have them.

Whilst abroad, we provide for airport transfers and include all transport for the duration of your holiday.

During the day we will bring everything you need to your easel including teas and coffees, drinking water, paint water and any other painting accessories should you need them.  We then take care of all your equipment whilst you go into lunch where ever possible and so on many occasions you don’t even need to pack up when you have lunch and drinks. (This is subject to the painting location)

This means that not only can you concentrate on painting but so can the tutor, so they are not distracted by the day-to-day practicalities and those little unexpected incidences that can occasionally happen to guests on a holiday. This frees up their time and their mind to concentrate on their job…tutoring you, whilst we can concentrate on our job….looking after you, and you can concentrate on your job….having an enjoyable holiday!

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Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and as such has become synonymous with the First & the Best.

We aim to be your First choice in a holiday as we strive to offer the Best Painting Holiday you could go on.