2020 TOURS

Jean Renoux's Art & Architectural Tours/Cultural Vacations

SMALL GROUP TOURS FOR LOVERS OF ART, ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC, HISTORY AND FOOD.

Architects and Interior Designers receive

up to 36 HSW Continuing Education Credits on a tour.

If hesitant about joining me, read comments from previous travelers by clicking here

If you ever wanted to have a PRIVATE tour anywhere in the World

with family, co-workers, friends or just you and your better half, click here. 

I have taken private groups from 2 to 15 participants

on tailored tours, many times,

the last was for a couple in October 2019, in Greece.

If a tour interests you, but the dates are not convenient, and you have a small group willing to join you, I can reschedule that tour for you, and rearrange it to your preferences.

Dear Jean,

Our recent trip with you to Provence was delightful, informative and so much fun -- we will always remember it. What a treat to have you all to ourselves. You did a wonderful job of customizing our journey to suit our needs and interests. Knowing that my husband and I were celebrating milestone birthdays, you outdid yourself creating a one-of-a-kind experience. We are so grateful for your time, love and attention. I would recommend your tours to anyone looking for a deeper experience on vacation, one that includes history, education and a fuller understanding of the culture, arts and architecture. It's been a couple of weeks and we are still wandering around in a Provence-induced haze of happiness. Thank you! 

Lisa Kahn, Naples, Florida

ALL THE TOURS UP TO JULY ARE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS. 

BEING AN OPTIMIST, I AM HAPPY TO STILL PLAN TOURS FOR THE LAST PART OF THE YEAR, INCLUDING ONE, IN DECEMBER, TO THE INTERNATIONAL FAIR IN DUBAI WHICH WILL BE ALL ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED FOR ONE OF THE TOURS, REST ASSURED THAT IF I NEEDED TO CANCEL YOURS, YOU WILL BE REIMBURSED PROMPTLY OF ALL THE MONEY PAID.

KEEP YOURSELF SAFE, TAKE PRECAUTIONS. I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

Carbon offsetting is an internationally recognized way to take responsibility for unavoidable carbon emissions.

In simple terms, offsetting one ton of carbon means there will be one less ton of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there would otherwise have been. It is the fastest way to achieve emissions reductions and the only way to achieve carbon neutrality.

On every tours, if you fly, or drive to the destination and back home, we will OFFSET your trip as well as our driving while on the tour, through the help of a legitimate company having the vision of a climate neutral world, where everyone takes full responsibility for their carbon footprint.

Except for Cuba (max 12 travelers), Greece, Columbus, Charleston (10 max travelers), 

the other tours take a maximum of 7 to 8 participants.

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CHARLESTON's architecture, decor, history & food 

March 12 to 19, 2020 

A historically interesting city, with great classical architecture and decor.

One of the best American-Palladian house. A city known for its good restaurants.

SRQ-LAKELAND-TPA-ST. PETERSBURG - March 20 to 25 2020 

Sarasota Modernist Architecture (Umbrella House, Cocoon House -

- Salvador Dali Museum - World's largest concentration of  F.L. WRIGHT'S buildings - 

- Santiago Calatrava stunning Florida Polytech University's building -

- Two fascinating St. Petersburg's neighborhoods:Ybor City and Hyde Park -

 -  John Ringling Mansion restored - learning about AAC -

COLUMBUS - INDIANA - WILL DO IT AGAIN

Columbus reputation as one of the richest architectural city in the country is growing all the time.  This amazing display of good design came from the vision of  J. Irwin Miller, 2nd CEO and a nephew of a Co-Founder of Cummins Inc., the Columbus-headquartered diesel engine manufacturer. He instituted a program in which the Cummins company paid the architects' fee,  compiled a list of architects he thought could do honor to the city.  The plan was initiated with public schools and was so successful that Miller decided to defray the design costs of fire stations, public housing, and other community structures. 

PORTUGALWILL DO IT AGAIN

Porto - Guimares, Braga - CoimbraBatalha, - Évora - Estremoz, Villa Viçosa, Monsaraz - SintraLisbon - A fantastically beautiful country, with great food, superb wines and historically fascinating sites.

DORDOGNE -BORDEAUX - WILL DO IT AGAIN
Medieval castles - superb gardens - glorious landscapes - last original 18000 years cave paintings that can be visited - superb food - delicious wines   quaint villages - 18th Century Bordeaux, the wine capital of the World. 

NETHERLANDS: AMSTERDAM - UTRECHT - ROTTERDAM

WILL DO IT AGAIN

Visit the the Rietveld-Schroder house, some amazing examples of sustainable architecture and great art from Rembrandt to VanGogh.

PROVENCE WILL DO IT AGAIN - 7 people maximum

Provence evokes images of undulating hills swaying with fragrant lavender, rocky outcrops topped with ancient villages. The food and the Cotes dur Rhone wines should be an incentive to come and experience an extraordinary area.

MALTA and SOUTH EAST SICILY - WILL DO IT AGAIN 

Malta: With a history 6,000 years long, every square inch of land, temples and monuments bear witness to these past civilizations. The long relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a fascinating eclectic culture. The islands of Malta, although small in size, are unique due to their intriguing and colorful past, definitely a must to visit.

Sicily, for centuries was invaded by different civilizations and offers an amazing array of fascinating sites to enjoy.like Agrigento, one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture.

MEXICO CITY - July 16 to 26, 2020

The colorful vibrancy and bustling energy of Mexico City can only be fully experienced with a native, who knows its landmarks as well as its secret treasures.

Mexico city is the cultural capital of Mexico. Because of its high altitude, (7,350 ft), Mexico City’s weather is perfect all year round. Rainy season peaks in July and during August you can expect short rains which makes the air clean and pleasant. The food is an explosion of ancestral and contemporary fusions.

Spend 10 days exploring the art, architecture, culture and food of Mexico while learning about the architectural gems, old and new, that make this city unique. Then unwind and process the entire experience with three days to relax, cook, and paint, or just enjoy more visits of this extraordinarily vibrant city.

NORTHERN ITALIAN TOUR - September 3 to September 14, 2020

8 people maximum

Padua, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Lake Garda, Lake Como, Milan and some of the Great Palladian Villas

GREECE: PELOPONNESE and ATHENS - October 14 to 29, 2020

Athens to Delphi via the Peloponnese, through historically fascinating sites. Discover great food, delicious wines and mystical places. Learn about olive oil, while collecting olives to create the best there is.

CUBA  November 5 to 12, 2020

"Cuba is an amazing country with beautiful architecture, a rich history, and of course vintage cars! Jean Renoux is the perfect person on the journey to unlock the many wonders of Cuba. We had a wonderful time on our recent adventure to Cuba. We can't wait to plan our next trip."

Cheryl and Dan Ryan in October of 2015 went my Morocco Tour. In January of 2016, they came on the Cuba tour; in September of 2016, went on the Portugal Tour and in September 2017 went on the Peru Tour.

I promise to never to sell or share my lists of people who are, were, or will be interested by my tours. 

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