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1. How do I book a painting holiday

You can book online by finding the holiday that you wish to book on the programme page and click on the title of the holiday. You are then directed to the details of the holiday and on the right hand side of the page there is a "Book Now" box. Enter the number of participants and click the "Pay Deposit" button and follow the instructions.

For more information click on our “How to Book” page on the menu bar.

2. What payment methods do you accept

You can pay by cheque in the post, BACS or online using either credit/debit card or via Paypal. For more information click on our “How to Book” page on the menu bar.

3. How much deposit do I pay

All UK holidays require a £100 deposit per person.

All holidays in Jersey & Europe require £350 deposit per person.

The deposits apply to painters and non painting partners. All deposits are non-refundable.

4. When do I pay the Final Balance

Your final balance is due 60 days before the holiday for UK holidays and 90 days before the holiday for Jersey/Europe. The final balance due date will be on your Booking Confirmation Form.

5. When do I arrive

You need to arrive on the arrival date for all holiday types and destinations. All hotels allow check in from 2 or 3pm onwards.

We meet at 6pm for a meeting with a representative from Alpha Painting Holidays and the tutor in the UK.

For holidays in Jersey & Europe the course introduction time may vary according to flight times.

6. What if I am going to be late on the arrival date for a UK holiday

That’s not a problem but please let us know if you don’t think you will be there by 6pm and we will make whatever arrangements we can for you.

7. When booking flights for holidays in Europe do I need to check with you first

Yes, you need to check with us to ensure that firstly the holiday is viable and secondly, we need to co-ordinate airport transfers so that you are not left waiting at the airport.

8. Can you book my flights for me

Unfortunately, we are unable to book flights for you as we are not ATOL registered but we are able to assist you in the booking of your flights.

9. How long will I have to wait for an airport transfer

We pick people up from airports ASAP so you don’t have to wait any longer than necessary. We are often there waiting at the airport when you arrive. We endeavour to ensure that you don’t need to wait any longer than an hour from when you are due to land. This is why it is important for you to check available transfer times and this is especially the case at Malaga airport.

10. When do I leave

All UK holidays finish at 4pm on the last day of the course. Guests will have already checked out of their hotel room and we will have travelled to the painting location for the day and we all depart from that location.

On all holidays in Jersey & Europe all guests will be taken to the airport specified in the transport details at set times on the departure date to suit the relevant flights.

11. If I am coming by public transport in the UK can you offer lifts

We are now no longer able to pick guests up from railway/coach/bus stations or airports. We can provide details of taxi companies that can pick you up and on occasions we can group travellers together in order to share and save costs. Please see our Transport Page for more details.

12. What is included in the price on the UK holidays

All food, accommodation and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day are included in the price.

Prices also include tuition and use of easels, chairs, boards if requested.

13. What is included in the price on holidays in Europe

For holidays in Europe prices are inclusive of airport transfers, transport whilst out painting, 7 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunches, soft drinks, 3 course evening meals and wine with the evening meals. Prices also include 5 days tuition and use of easels, chairs, boards. Please note we no longer provide art materials but can provide these for an extra charge for use during the holiday.

14. What is included in the price on holidays in Jersey

For holidays in Jersey prices are inclusive of airport transfers, transport whilst out painting, 7 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunches, soft drinks, 3 course evening meals. Alcoholic drinks are not included nor drinks during the evening. Prices also include 5 days tuition and use of easels, chairs, boards. Please note we no longer provide art materials but can provide these for an extra charge for use during the holiday.

15. Can you deal with special dietary requirements

All our hotels can deal with special dietary requirements. Please advise us of this on your Booking Form.

16. I have limited mobility will I still be able to take part

All our painting locations have been chosen by us to be accessible for people with any mobility issues. All the locations have or are near facilities. Please check with us about the facilities available at each hotel before booking and please advise of your requirements on your booking form once you book. If you are in a wheelchair please check suitable hotels/destinations before booking. Wheelchair users need to be self sufficient or bring a carer or partner with them.

17. What do I do if I need to cancel my holiday

Please advise us in writing as soon as you can that you need to cancel your holiday. Where possible and if we have plenty of notice (more than 90/120 days) we will transfer you to another holiday, if we can. You need to ensure that you have sufficient travel insurance for ALL holidays with us including the UK, Jersey & the EU. We cannot be held responsible for any guest not having sufficient travel insurance for their requirements. We will provide you with information for you to make a claim should you need to.

18. How do we get to each painting location in the UK

In the UK most people will arrive by car and we normally car share each day. For guests who come by public transport we and/or the tutor will be able to fit you in our cars.

19. How do we get to each painting location in Europe

All transport is provided.

20. How do we get to each painting location in Jersey

All transport is provided unless you have chosen to make use of Self Drive Discount.

21. What is the Self Drive Discount in Jersey and how does this benefit me

If you drive over on the ferry and are happy to drive around the island you can save money on the price of the holiday. Please check current rates.

22. Can I bring my non-painting partner

Non-painters are very welcome to attend the holidays. Non-painters are welcome to come to the painting locations with us or they may choose to do different activities during the day. If you have any special requests then please call us to discuss this.

23. Can I bring my dog

Some of our hotels do have rooms designated for dog owners. If you wish to bring a dog please call us to check on hotels available.

24. Can I stay extra nights

If you wish to stay extra nights either before or after the holiday please get in touch with us and we will check if the hotel can accommodate you.

25. How do I book an extra night

All bookings for extra nights must be booked through us and not the hotel.

26. When do you send me directions to the hotel

These are sent out with the final balance payment confirmations.

27. What Art Materials should I bring on holidays in the UK

All guests are advised on final balance payment confirmations what art materials are recommended specifically by the tutor together with a general items list.

28. Do you provide easels, boards and chairs on holidays in the UK

Yes, these can be requested by guests on their booking forms if you do not wish to bring these items with you.

29. Can you supply art materials on all holidays

If you are coming by plane and would like us to supply the art materials for you this can be done by prior arrangement for a small fee. Please let us know in good time before coming if you require this service.

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