Our tours feature destinations renowned for stunning art, crafts, design and architecture. We have traveled extensively throughout each region, finding sophisticated activities and exclusive experiences that best capture a full range of local styles: traditional, vernacular, religious, aristocratic, modern and contemporary.
As art lovers and collectors ourselves, we know that tastes and interest levels vary widely. We consult closely with each of our travelers in order to customize an art tour with the perfect, personalized blend of touring, activities and experiences.
We also arrange customized tours focusing on the performing arts and music.
Experience the best local artistic traditions through:
Behind-the-scenes-tours, private tours, and skipping the lines at museums and other art sites
Private tours with local experts of the most interesting architecture, private art collections, top galleries, decorative arts museums and more
Private touring with curators and experts in local art and architectural history
Guided excursions to art districts, galleries and design shops
Exclusive access to private art collections, private gardens and unique architectural sites off the beaten track
Private meetings with artists, gallerists, museum curators, restorers, artisans and other specialists, depending on the interests and credentials of the travelers
Visits to unique stores to shop for hard-to-find materials, high-quality tools and supplies
Visits to studios and workshops to meet with artisans who can make custom furniture, textiles and other objects according to your interests or designs
Hands-on classes in local artistic traditions such as ceramics, flower arranging, gardening, paper making, weaving, lacquerware making and more
VIP tickets to music, dance, opera and theater performances, as well as major international art and design fairs
Assistance with packing and shipping art and craft purchases home
All tours are private, depart daily and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules. We also work closely with organizations, institutions and groups to create extremely specialized tour programs for their members.
Please contact us at (800) 214-8144 to begin designing your perfect international art-focused tour.
Visiting Arts & Crafts houses in England
Taking a watercolor course at Hotel Cipriani in Venice