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The Blue Walk offers a 12-night Chalk Walk in Greece with American chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum.
The Blue Walk offers a 12-night Chalk Walk in Greece with American chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum.

European walking tour specialist The Blue Walk has announced that it is expanding its travel agent FAM program to include any tour in its itinerary, in addition to offering a new 15 percent travel agent commission program that is applicable to all tours booked by Sept. 30, 2017.

Now, travel agents can experience The Blue Walk’s small group tours first-hand in the company of actual clients, because agents can bring up to three guests for an additional $100 pp above the agent rate.

The Blue Walk offers tours throughout Italy, France, Greece, and the UK that are suitable to all fitness levels. In addition to the classic itineraries that include walking the scenic coastal paths, historic village streets and gentle hiking trails of these countries, the company offers themed programs such as art walks led by noted artists, as well as “chalk walks” in which participants learn the techniques of street art and chalk painting.

For example on the 12-night Chalk Walk in Greece with American chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum, guests start in Athens, exploring the sheltered bays, sandy beaches, and rugged landscape of the Greek islands of Amorgos, Naxos and Santorini. Chalk art classes are given at various locations throughout the islands as well as at “home base” in the four- and five-star hotels where guests spend their nights, in rooms that overlook the Aegean. Stum, known for her realistic 3D street paintings, will also be along for the ride. The Chalk Walk Greece with Tracy Lee Stum tour is scheduled for Sept. 3-15, 2017. Rates start at $3,990 pp dbl.

There is also a 12-night Art Walk in Greece with Leslie Fehling, an artist whose vibrant watercolors reflect the sun-splashed vistas of the Greek Islands, scheduled for Oct. 3-15, 2017. Rates start at $3,795 pp dbl and include accommodations, wine tasting excursions, daily breakfast, all ferries, and transfers.

The Blue Walk also offers themed yoga and wine appreciation tours led by experts in their fields. Groups stay in luxury boutique hotels and resorts along the way. For more information, call (551) 258-3955 or visit thebluewalk.com.