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Andalucia, Bretagne, Groenland, Florence & Siena, Tunisia,

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  • EUROPA NOSTRA

    Heritage ToursVoyages culturelsAndaluca 29.03 - 05.04Bretagne 10.05 - 16.05Greenland 30.06 - 08.07Florence & Siena 26.10 - 01.11Tunisie 12.11 - 21.11

    2009

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    EuropA NoSTrABarbara ZanderHeritage Tours CoordinatorLange Voorhout 35NL-2514 EC Den HaagThe NetherlandsT +31 70 302 40 54F + 31 70 361 78 65E bz@europanostra.org

    Heritage Tours Committee Mr Tom Henkemans, ChairmanDr reinildis van DitzhuyzenMrs Dineke de KosterLe marquis de Lotoing dAnjonyMrs Jeanette ScholzLe marquis de TrazegniesMs Jane Wade

    LayoutSander van der Ven

    printingplantijnCasparie, Den Haag

    Cover photoIlulissat iceberg, Greenland Gerald Zinnecker, all rights reserved

    Arch in Siena DS

  • Chairman of the Heritage Tours Committee Prsident du Comit des voyages culturels

    Dear Members, Chers membres,

    It gives me great pleasure to present to you our tours brochure for 2009, offering a variety of interesting tours to some fascinating destinations.

    Our travels will start in March with a superb tour, organised by our expert Member, Sofia Barroso, to Andaluca, that resplendent part of Spain with its mixture of extraordinary Christian and Moorish heritage. Her tour to Mallorca in 2007 was a sellout because of its singular quality and numerous original features, and therefore expectations may be set equally highly for the tour to Andaluca.

    The following tour in May has been organised by Members, viz. the marquis and marquise de Lotoing, who will lead us to a charming but rugged part of France: Bretagne. This impressive region may be well known to many, but this splendid tour promises to show us places that can be visited upon special introduction only.

    It is with quite some pride that I introduce our July tour to the relatively unexplored or even unknown destination of Greenland, the dramatically magnificent far-away island province of Denmark. This highly original tour will surely be one of the most unique ones ever organised within the Europa Nostra tours framework.

    Our October tour needs little introduction. As Florence and surroundings are well known, our exclusive tour will concentrate on seeing many private places, and the iconic highlights visited will be done so privately and under expert guidance. This tour will offer you a chance to renew your acquaintance with this marvelous area in an exceptional way.

    The final tour in November will take us to the magic country of Tunisia. This (French-speaking) tour will give you a rare introduction into the culture and heritage of one of the most attractive and fascinating North African countries. Dazzling cities will alternate with breathtaking countryside a genuine eye-opening visit to a relatively unknown country.

    Again this year, I am most grateful to all Members who have so enthusiastically given support, enabling us to offer the exciting and highly varied 2009 Heritage Tours programme. I am sure you will appreciate the effort that has gone into creating these tours some of which are organised in-house so as to boost the much needed financial contribution the tours make to Europa Nostras Hans de Koster Mobility Fund for Central and Eastern Europe. We hope that this will be an extra stimulant for you to join one or more of these tours.

    On a practical note: most tours tend to be very popular and sell out quickly. Therefore, to not disappoint prospective travelers I recommend that you send us your registrations and deposit payments for the tour(s) of your liking as early as possible. Please also carefully read the Booking Details and Conditions, which of necessity have to be adhered to strictly.

    My colleagues on the Heritage Tours Committee and I wish you a very enjoyable travelling season with Europa Nostra, and are grateful for your much valued patronage.

    Yours sincerely,

    Cest avec grand plaisir que je vous prsente la brochure de nos voyages culturels pour 2009, celle-ci offre un ventail de voyages captivants vers quelques destinations fascinantes.

    Nos voyages commenceront en mars par une superbe excursion, organise par notre membre avertie, Sofia Barroso, en Andalousie, cette splendide rgion dEspagne dote dun mlange de patrimoine chrtien et mauresque extraordinaire. Son voyage Majorque en 2007 a affich complet en raison de sa qualit singulire et de ses nombreux aspects indits, il est donc lgitime de sattendre un succs similaire pour le voyage en Andalousie.

    Le voyage suivant en mai a t labor par nos membres, le marquis et la marquise de Lotoing, qui nous guideront dans une charmante et nanmoins sauvage rgion de France, la Bretagne. Cette rgion impressionnante est sans doute bien connue de beaucoup dentre vous, mais ce splendide priple promet de nous montrer des endroits qui ne peuvent tre visits que sur introduction spciale .

    C est non sans fiert que je prsente notre voyage de juillet vers la destination relativement peu explore ou mme inconnue du Groenland, lle province singulirement somptueuse et recule du Danemark. Ce priple hautement original sera certainement lun des plus exceptionnels jamais organiss dans le cadre des voyages culturels dEuropa Nostra.

    Notre voyage doctobre n a gure besoin dintroduction. Dans la mesure o Florence et ses alentours sont bien connus, notre excursion exclusive se focalisera sur lexploration de nombre de demeures prives dont les hauts lieux emblmatiques feront lobjet dune visite particulire sous une guidance experte. Ce voyage vous permettra de renouer avec cette rgion merveilleuse, et ce dune manire exceptionnelle.

    Le dernier voyage en novembre nous transportera dans le pays magique de la Tunisie. Cette excursion (en langue franaise) vous donnera une introduction prcieuse la culture et au patrimoine dun des pays les plus attrayants et fascinants dAfrique du Nord. Des villes blouissantes alterneront avec des paysages couper le souffle une visite qui va littralement servir de rvlateur un pays relativement inconnu.

    Je renouvelle cette anne ma reconnaissance tous les membres qui nous ont soutenu avec tant d enthousiasme, nous permettant d offrir ce programme aussi passionnant que vari de voyages culturels pour 2009. Je ne doute pas que vous apprcierez les efforts qui ont t accomplis pour concevoir ces voyages, dont plusieurs ont t directement organiss par nous afin daugmenter la contribution financire plus que ncessaire que nos voyages apportent au Fond de Mobilit Hans de Koster dEuropa Nostra pour lEurope centrale et de lEst. Nous esprons que ceci constituera un stimulant supplmentaire pour vous inscrire lun ou plusieurs de nos voyages.

    Dun point de vue pratique : la plupart des voyages ont tendance tre trs populaires et afficher rapidement complet. Ds lors, afin de ne pas dcevoir les voyageurs potentiels je vous recommande de nous envoyer vos inscriptions et acomptes pour le(s) voyage(s) choisi(s) le plus tt possible. Veuillez galement lire attentivement les renseignements et conditions de rservation, qui doivent imprativement tre respects et ce de faon stricte.

    Mes collgues du Comit des voyages culturels et moi-mme vous souhaitons une excellente saison de voyages avec Europa Nostra et nous vous remercions pour votre appui trs prcieux.

    Veuillez agrer, Chers membres, lexpression de mes sentiments distingus.

  • Splendours of Andaluca 29.03 - 05.04.2009Mlaga, Granada, Crdoba and Sevilla

    Spectacular Andaluca is famous for its Islamic palaces, picturesque little villages and wild sierras. Despite its strong Islamic roots, Andalucas heritage is Spanish as well as Moorish, and both will be highlighted during this grand tour of one of the most dramatic regions of Spain.

    The tour begins in Mlaga, where we will visit the impressive Cathedral and the Palacio de Buenavista, which houses the important collection of works by Picasso, who was born in Mlaga. The palacio is a magnificent example of 16th century Andalusian architecture with its characteristic mixture of Renaissance and Mudjar elements. A stroll through the brilliantly restored historic quarter will be followed by a welcome tapas reception in a private historic house.

    The Sierra Nevada forms an impressive backdrop to the extraordinary city Granada, last stronghold of the Moors in Spain and next grand destination of our tour. After arrival at and lunch in our hotel the Alhambra Palace, located within the grounds of the Alhambra, we will be introduced to the expert, who will guide us through the Palace of Charles V, the Alhambra and El Generalife palaces and gardens. On the second day in Granada, we will see the Cartuja Monastery, Granadas Royal Chapel, including Queen Isabelles private art collection, as well as the Renaissance-style Cathedral. The President of the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation will show us the art collection and wonderfully landscaped garden of the painter Jos Mara Rodriguez-Acosta and host a tapas lunch. An afternoon walk through the Albaycn, the old Moorish district with its whitewashed houses and flower-filled patios, will end with drinks in the lovely garden of Carmen de San Miguel.

    On the way to Crdoba the following day, we will stop to visit the evocative ruins of the Medina Azahara, palatial Islamic town at the foot of the Sierra Morena. Lunch will be hosted at the private Monastery of San Jernimo by kind arrangement of the owner, the Marchioness of Merito and Countess du Chstel de la Howarderie, whose hospitality will grant us a unique opportunity to view this very special place, normally closed to visitors. In Crdoba, we shall see the Mezquita, the Great Mosque, the Jewish quarter and visit the private manor house of the Herruzo family, built on the ruins

    The tour is organised byLiving Around ArtMonte Esquinza 8 (1 Izq.)28010 MadridSpainT +34 91 702 6420F +34 91 702 6416E sofiabarros