"Hello Friends!  I am so excited to share this travel adventure with you! Art and travel make life so much richer, don't you think? And Craftours combines the best of both! I hope you will join me as we see new landscapes through the artist's eyes and learn how to translate our travel visions into creative drawings and paintings. I have been exploring the world with art students for over 20 years and every time, each group and each destination brings new and amazing experiences. I can't wait for my next adventure and I hope you will join me!" - Nina Weiss

  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Spain. (Airfare available from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business class upgrades available)
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Madrid and Barcelona. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Transfers to/from the airport/hotel Spain for full package guests.
  • Traveling with celebrated painter and Craftsy instructor, Nina Weiss.
  • Three hands-on painting workshops in a private setting with Nina.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily and a special farewell dinner.
  • Viewing painted masterpieces at the extraordinary Prado Museum.
  • Panoramic City tour of Madrid with a professional local guide.
  • Private deluxe motor coach & professional driver the entire time.
  • "Travel sketching" workshop and informative talk with Nina.
  • Visiting the Spanish craft village of Poble Espanhol.
  • Participating in a Marzipan-making workshop with a local food expert.
  • A delicious welcome dinner, introductions, and orientation meeting.
  • Touring the iconic Sagrada Família, Gaudi’s famous church in Barcelona.
  • Panoramic city tour of Barcelona with a local professional guide.
  • Domestic flight from Madrid to Barcelona.
  • A hands-on mosaic workshop in Barcelona with a local artist.
  • Sightseeing tour and free time in the beautiful city of Toledo.
  • Touring the famous Picasso Museum for inspiration.
  • A special lecture and demonstration by Nina about "color combinations." 
  • An exclusive tour of a century-old Spanish sword-making factory.
  • Professional Craftours escort throughout the entire journey.
  • Celebrating New Year's Eve 2023 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Special Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and commemorative gift.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.

Total cost of this Painting & Sketching Journey is:


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Space is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.


Nina Weiss is a nationally renowned artist who has been painting and drawing the landscape for over 40 years. She holds a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and graduate study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Further study includes pre-college instruction the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Art Students’ League of New York.

Her work is held in private and corporate collections throughout the United States including United Airlines, Aetna Insurance, McDonalds, Eli Lilly, Avon, and United States Customs.

Artist’s Residencies include the Ragdale Foundation, Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park, and the Vermont Studio Center.

Her paintings and drawings can be seen in two Hollywood films: John Hugh’s “Just Visiting” and Harold Ramis’s “Ice Harvest” and in the T.V. series “Chicago Fire”. Solo shows include the Mary Bell Gallery, Great River Road Museum of contemporary Art, Union League Club and Union Street Gallery. Television and radio appearances include WBBM News radio 780 “Made in Chicago”, HGTV’s Artist’s Loft Segment; “Artist to Artist” with Enid Silverman, and “Inner Quest”; Infinity Foundation. Videos include an instructional Landscape Drawing DVD for Prismacolor Colored Pencils; and two videos for Bluprint.com.

She taught a combined thirty six years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. Nina currently teaches at the Evanston Art Center, the North Shore Art League, and the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Nina frequently teaches workshops throughout the Midwest and in her Evanston Art Endeavors Studio. She travels with students every summer to teach her European Landscape Painting & Drawing Workshops.


Shelly Waite, Las Vegas, NV - “It was an amazing time with a great size group of about 22 of us. This allowed us to get to know each and everyone. We had 2 different tour guides, and both went above and beyond to make our experience awesome. The care and love both Holly and Rosie (and Vic her so helpful husband) made the experience so much more. They all did the company proud.”
Bodil Hall, Edmondton, Alberta - “My Granddaughter and I could not have had a better time, age difference was not even mentioned. We are constantly looking at our pictures and the ones that are shared by the rest of the group. The variety of things to see and do are too many to describe. I am so glad that we were able to take part. Thank you Bodil and Lisa.”
Sheri Knox, San Diego, CA - “I've never traveled alone on a group trip like this but found the other travelers to be wonderful and Rosie and Victor as hosts to be delightful. Our city-specific tour guides were outstanding! There was a perfect balance of craft-related, tourist and on-your-own time. I will definitely go on another Craftours trip with Rosie and Victor!”
Deborah Dyar, La Mesa, CA - “A wonderful time and a great group of ladies.”
Babs Behling, San Diego, CA - “The Barcelona part of the tour was my favorite. I could spend another week there at least.”

Full Package Price: $4,715.00 | Air from New York City

Land Only Price: $3,865.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

(per person, based on double occupancy)


To make your reservations call us at +1-815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at: +1-877-887-1188 - USA, Canada or Spain, 001-882-887-1188 - Mexico, 0808 134 9500 - UK, 18 0010 6424 - Australia, or submit your reservations online.

For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.