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About Us

Exquisitely unique like each one of our bespoke travel experiences


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

Ariodante exists because you want 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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Everything we do is unique and it starts by understanding our members' passions and expectations.

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


With all the information you'll give us, our team will start brainstorming and come back to you with several bespoke ideas so you can choose.

Based on your feedback we will be able to turn those ideas into something real


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

We want to know as much as possible about you and about the trip of your dreams. Your passions, your wishes. Give us the seed and we'll create everything from there.


Once we have the right ideas and you are happy for us to move forward, the real hard work begins for us.

Our team will carry on all the research and find the right contacts to create your vacation by taking care of every single detail


Once you have accepted our proposal, we will then activate your trip and proceed on your behalf to all the arrangments.

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

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From the very beginning, our passion for the arts and travel has taken us through some incredible adventures.

Through each one of the ultra-luxury travel experiences and tours we have created, we have in fact created incredible and imperishable memories for all our members and their loved ones and this is what makes us always want to surpass ourselves with each new creation.


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 de 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 or the Rotary Club.


As we believe that travelling differently gives us more, Ariodante has, from the very beginning, actively supported the arts and our common cultural and natural heritage.

When mass travel increases all over the world putting in jeopardy some of our dearest treasures; when luxury travel focus on comfort without caring about social impact, Ariodante has taken a different path - surely way more challenging - but one that makes a real difference.

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


In a world where luxury consumerism is becoming more democratic, and the erstwhile 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 are proud to work for an elite of some of the most discerning people in the world and our goal has always been to give them only the best of ourselves. This is why we carefully choose provider and partner with very few selected brands that share our values and have our same commitment to excellence.



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 to tell us about your dreamed trip so we can make it happen

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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