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About Us

Exquisitely unique like each one of our bespoke travel experiences

CURATING YOUR  MASTERPIECE

Think of Ariodante as a goldsmith. We are the finest craftsmen, and the Art World is our workshop. Founded in 2014 out of a passion for the arts, our handcrafted luxury experiences have allowed countless clients to discover the cultural jewels of Europe.

 

Ariodante exists because you desire more from your travel experiences.  From our network of regional offices, our team of dream-makers use an unrivalled contacts book to develop a one-off experience they know you'll love. We never provide off-the-shelf packages. Instead, our clients trust that each one of our luxury experiences is exquisitely unique. Down to the finest detail.

 

Our only limitation is your imagination.

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HOW WE WORK

Everything we do is unique and it all starts by understanding our members' passions and expectations.

For each experience or tour, our expert team will always start from scratch to create something truly bespoke, refined and meaningful. 

RESEARCH / CREATION

From the information you provide, our team will brainstorm and suggest several bespoke ideas from which you may choose.

Based on your feedback, we will transform those ideas into reality.

MEETING / CALL

It all starts with a chat. Face to face when possible or by phone.

We will need to know as much as possible about you and about the trip of your dreams, including your passions and your wishes. 

Give us the seed and we will make it happen

BOOKINGS & SETTING UP

Once we have the right ideas and you are happy for us to move forward, our team will carry out all the necessary research to locate the ideal contacts to create your perfect vacation by taking care of the smallest detail.

GET READY

Once you have accepted our proposal, we will activate your trip and confirm all the arrangements.

All you need do is relax, be sure your passport is ready and look forward to your incredible vacation.

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MORE THAN JUST TRAVELLING

From the very beginning, our passion for the arts and travel has taken us on the most unbelievable adventures.

Through every ‘ultra-luxurious’ travel experience we devise, our members and their loved ones cherish precious memories to recall for the rest of their lives. This is the core that drives us to constantly surpass ourselves with each and every creation.

A LIFETIME IN THE ARTS

Ariodante’s founder and Colombian composer and conductor Ricardo Araujo has spent his life in the world of art and music. He brings with him the specialist contacts and knowledge that sets a luxury Ariodante experience apart.

 

Encouraged by his artistic mother, Ricardo became proficient in music at an early age and debuted as a pianist with the Brussels’ Royal Conservatoire Orchestra at just 12 years old. In 1996, he took on the role of 2nd musical director of the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra and since then, has conducted some of the best orchestras such as the Paris Opera House Orchestra, the Bamberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden’s Staatskapelle Orchestra, and was even the first Colombian conductor invited to conduct the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra in the famous Conservatoire Concert Hall in Moscow. 

 

But Ricardo has also been involved in diplomatic, cultural and humanitarian projects working among others for Jacques Chirac in 2001 and then leading several art projects with museums and also institutions such as the UNICEF and the Rotary Club.

OUR PHILOSOPHY AND COMMITMENT

We believe in travelling responsibly. Ariodante has from the outset, actively supported the arts and our common cultural and natural heritage.

 

With mass travel increasing around our delicate world, putting in jeopardy some of our dearest treasures, and luxury travel focusing on comfort without regard for the environment, Ariodante has taken a different path –certainly more challenging - but one that makes a real difference.

 

From our active support for cultural, artistic and conservation projects, to our unwavering commitment to a more responsible way of travelling, Ariodante protects as much as possible, our planet and our heritage.

THE QUINTESSENTIAL EXPRESSION OF LUXURY

In a world where luxury consumerism is becoming more democratic, and the once inaccessible is becoming increasingly accessible, our aim is to elevate ourselves and rely on what we believe has been the essence of luxury for centuries: exclusivity, rarity, flawless quality and above all else, elevation above the ordinary.

 

We acknowledge that our elite clientele, are the most discerning people in the World and our goal has always been to give only the best of ourselves. This is why we carefully appoint our providers, and partner with selected brands that share our high values and commitment to excellence.

 

LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION

Discover some of our past experiences, tours and some upcoming and future projects so you can have a better idea of what we can create for your next vacation

Your next incredible vacation starts today

Request a call with one of our travel experts and indulge us with every detail of your dream trip so we can make it happen.

 
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HANDCRAFTED EXPERIENCES

LONDON - PARIS - MONACO - CANNES - GENEVA - MADRID

Ariodante Ltd. is a limited company with a registered office at 100 Pall Mall, St James, London SW1Y 5NQ. Registered in England. Registered number: 08955276. VAT number GB 331143548