Private luxury tours in art, architecture & design travel

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Luxury Art & Design Tours

Contemporary Art of Japan
(14 Days)
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Naoshima, Kyoto, Hakone

Arts & Crafts in England
(8 Days)
London, Cotswolds

Culinary & Art Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Madrid, San Sebastian, La Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona

Art & Temples of India
(18 Days)
Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho & Panna National Park, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Mumbai

Art, Crafts & Design of Mexico
(9 Days)
Mexico City, Oaxaca

Ceramics Tour of Japan
(10 Days)
Fukuoka, Saga, Kyoto, Yamashiro Onsen, Kanazawa, Tokyo

Art Tour of Berlin, Prague & Vienna
(9 Days)
Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, Prague, Vienna

Italy for Art Lovers
(13 Days)
Rome, Florence & Assisi, Bologna & Ravenna, Venice & Padua, Milan

Art & Design of Portugal
(8 Days)
Lisbon & Sintra, Porto & Douro Valley

Aboriginal Art & Culture of Australia
(9 Days)
Sydney, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land

Art Tour of France
(8 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Cote d'Azur

Art Tour of Switzerland
(6 Days)
Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Weil am Rhein, Zurich, St. Gallen, Winterthur

Arts & Crafts of Burma
(9 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay

Dutch & Flemish Art Tour
(10 days)
Bruges & Ghent, Brussels & Antwerp, Amsterdam with The Hague & Delft

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland
(15 days)
Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)

Arts & Crafts of Morocco
(13 Days)
Casablanca, Fez, Rabat, High Atlas Mountains, Essaouira, Marrakesh

Art & Architecture Tour of South Korea
(8 Days)
Seoul, Jeju Island

The Art of Japan
(13 Days)
Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Yamanaka Onsen, Naoshima, Kyoto

Art Tour of Switzerland

(6 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Weil am Rhein, Zurich, St. Gallen, Winterthur

This private tour of Switzerland features outstanding art and architecture, well-preserved historic districts, stunning landscapes and the finest luxury hotels in the country.

Begin in Geneva, with private touring of highlights such as the Museum of Art and History, the MAMCO (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) and the Quartier des Bains gallery district. Continue to Lausanne and the beautiful Lake Geneva region for a stay at the elegant Beau-Rivage Palace—one of the best luxury hotels in Switzerland—among lush parkland on the shore of the lake.

One day, take a private excursion in the surrounding region to visit Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland’s most interesting castle, and the Lavaux wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 800-year-old terraced vineyards that skirt the edge of Lake Geneva and offer dramatic views of the Alps. Artisans of Leisure will arrange for you to enjoy exclusive activities such as private wine tasting and a private chocolate making experience at a local confectioner.

Next, transfer to Basel, stopping en route in Weil am Rhein, Germany, to tour the Vitra Design Museum and factory, a remarkable collection of buildings by some of the world’s leading architects, including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando.

Continue to Basel, home to several excellent museums and one of the world’s most important contemporary art fairs. With your private guide, tour the highlights of the Old Town; visit the city’s best art spaces, such as the Kunstmuseum and Fondation Beyeler; and see architectural landmarks such as the Schaulager, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and the Goetheanum, by Rudolf Steiner. You might also like to opt to extend time in Basel to make a private excursion to the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, one of Le Corbusier’s most renowned designs, in nearby Ronchamp, France.

Next, visit Zurich, one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities. During private touring with your local expert guide, see highlights such as the Old Town, Kunsthaus, Landesmuseum (Swiss National Museum), the Centre Le Corbusier-Heidi Weber Museum, and churches with stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall and Sigmar Polke. One day, enjoy a private excursion to St. Gallen. Walk the atmospheric backstreets of the Old Town, and visit the Abbey District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site centered on a Baroque cathedral, abbey and abbey library with an ornate interior. Also visit the Textile Museum to learn about the local lace and embroidery industry. Time permitting, stop in Winterthur to see the highlights of the Oskar Reinhart art collection.

This tour can easily be extended to include additional days or other attractions in Switzerland, such as Lucerne, Interlaken and the Swiss Alps.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Geneva – Lausanne

Private arrival transfer to Geneva for introductory tour. Private transfer to resort for 2 nights

Day 2 Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon & Lavaux wine region

Full-day private excursion, including private castle tour and private wine tasting

Day 3 Lausanne – Weil am Rhein, Germany – Basel

Private transfer to hotel for 1 night, with art and architecture touring en route

Day 4 Basel – Zurich

Morning private city tour. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 5 Zurich, St. Gallen & Winterthur

Full-day private excursion

Day 6 Depart Zurich

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Lausanne: Beau-Rivage Palace
Basel: Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Zurich: Baur au Lac or Dolder Grand

Cost
$8,380 Per person based on four travelers/two rooms
$11,520 Per person based on two travelers/double occupancy