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Art is the Signature of Civilization.

It has shaped our culture and made us who we are from the moment man painted his world in a cave 70,000 years ago. History and those who shaped it, tell the most fascinating tales of all, enriching our lives and opening our eyes to the advancement of Society.

 

 

A journey through the arts to rediscover the treasures of our past guided by luminaries, crafted exclusively for you and your loved ones. 

Luxury Art Travel at its best.

 

Here are a few of the travel experiences and tours we have created to inspire you.

See Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces like the Lady with an Ermine and many secret artwork never shown to the public like his Codex

EXPERIENCE 12

Leonardo Da Vinci

A two-week trip exploring the life and work of one of the greatest minds of all time

A private visit to Ramses' tomb and all the secrets of the Vally of the Kings in Egypt

EXPERIENCE 07

Tutankhamun and the Kings of Egypt

Follow in the footsteps of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and explore the Vally of the Kings

A luxurious journey to discover the French Revolution and see the original of the Declaration of Human Rights in Paris

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The French Revolution and the Declaration of Human Rights

Relive one of the most important events in history by accessing extraordinary documents never before shown to the public.

Get access to the Backstage of the Cannes Film Festival with Ariodante Luxury Travel

EXPERIENCE 18

Backstage of the Cannes Film Festival

A chance to explore the Cannes Film Festival from the inside

An ultra-luxury tour in France to discover the life and work of Marcel Proust with private access to his manuscripts

EXPERIENCE 06

In Search of Proust

Unveiling the genius of Marcel Proust genius. Immerse yourself in his original manuscripts and the society he painted through his superb writings.

Henry Matisse's masterpieces in Paris and Nice

EXPERIENCE 19

The Colours of Matisse

A poetic tour to rediscover the extraordinary work of Henri Matisse through the places and colours that inspired him.

Backstage of an Opera House with an ultra-luxury unique travel experience

EXPERIENCE 27

The Birth of an Opera Production

Have you ever wondered how an opera production comes together? 

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the things you did

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Visit the Houses of Parliament in London and get to see Big Ben like never before

EXPERIENCE 12

|   ROME, FLORENCE, MILAN, PARIS & LOIRE VALLEY

LEONARDO DA VINCI

He was perhaps the greatest polymath we know. Artist, scientist, architect, mathematician, inventor, musician, botanist and so much more. 

He once said, "Learning never exhausts the mind." This was our inspiration when creating this magnificent tour: to rediscover the great genius of the Italian Rennaissance.

 

We follow in his footsteps, from his birthplace in Achiano, Tuscany through Florence, Rome, Milan and Venice and then the Loire Valley, to discover his intimate life and incredible work that finally takes us to Paris.

 

A carefully crafted, extraordinary tour that privately opens the doors to some of the greatest museums in the World. Combine this with elegant dining experiences in front of the Master's greatest works and leisure activities in both Italy and France.

 

EXPERIENCE 07

|   BERKSHIRE, LONDON TURIN & EGYPT

TUTANKHAMUN AND THE KINGS OF EGYPT

An expedition in the footsteps of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of Kings, is a tale full of the Legends and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt.

 

A quest to rediscover the Egyptian Civilization like never before. With private access to some of the most incredible monuments still standing and discovering many other sites that most tourists have no idea exist.

 

A fantastic 10-day tour to unlock the secrets of Ancient Egypt, with all the luxury previously reserved for the ancient Pharaohs.

 

EXPERIENCE 41

|   PARIS

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

King Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Voltaire, Beaumarchais, The Cardinal of Rohan, Lafayette, Robespierre... the list goes on of all the illustrious names behind the historical events of 1789. This experience will explain the links between them all.

 

From the beginnings of the Revolution to the bloody days of July 1789 and the accession of Napoleon Bonaparte. This is a unique experience in Paris from The Palais de Versailles, to The French National Archives, where we discover an original document never on public display; the Declaration of The Rights of Man and Citizen. An emblematic document of the Revolution and a pillar of our Modern Society.

 

An incredible journey into one of the most important periods of French history. Combine this with the chance to visit some unique places of historical importance that are inaccessible to most, to meet renowned historians and dine privately in one of the most sumptuous places in France.

 

EXPERIENCE 18

|   CANNES & NICE

BACKSTAGE OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Branded as the most glamourous film festival in the World, Cannes is certainly unique and magical. But what if you could have the chance to go backstage and discover the secrets behind the Festival?

 

This is precisely what we did with this experience. From meeting a former director of the Festival for lunch in the villa where the jury gathers, to a full film making experience at the famous movie studios of La Victorine, near Nice, and of course a walk on the red carpet and access to the finest parties of the Film Festival.

 
Sunsent over Paris and the Pont Neuf by geoffroy-hauwen

EXPERIENCE 06

|   CHARTRES, NORMANDY & PARIS

IN SEARCH OF MARCEL PROUST

This exceptional experience tells the story of Marcel Proust and explores the many historical links between his work and the historical events that can be found in his masterpiece, 'In Search of Lost Time'

 

In Paris, we discover the places where he lived, those he loved and those that inspired him.

 

From taking tea with 'Madeleine' at The Ritz Hotel, to viewing his original manuscripts and the secret places inhabited by his genius. This experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity to push the doors of some incredible places never open to the public while discovering several historical figures such as Clemenceau, Dreyfus, Zola and most of all, his lover and close friend: Reynaldo Hahn.

 

EXPERIENCE 19

|   PARIS, NICE, SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE

THE COLOURS OF HENRI MATISSE

Matisse was one of the most important artists of his generation and the French Riviera was his home. The light, the Mediterranean and everything around him provided him with the inspiration of his countless masterpieces.

 

We have designed an exquisite experience to discover the man behind the legend and what is was that inspired him.

 

Starting in Nice, at the house in which he lived, an unusual and colourful guide will unlock all the secrets of the Master while he was living there. We will then open for you the doors to The Matisse Museum for an incredible private viewing to see some of Matisse's greatest masterpieces.

 

For those who want to go even further, we will take you by private helicopter to fly above the region to access one of the most charming villages of the Riviera. This is where Matisse created some of his most famous masterpieces. There, you will be able to enjoy a private visit to the chapel he created and, most important of all, his private villa. 

 

EXPERIENCE 27

|   PARIS, LONDON, NEW YORK, BERLIN & MUNICH

THE BIRTH OF AN OPERA PRODUCTION

It can sometimes take over a year to create an Opera Production. Hundreds of people working together for months to make the magic happen. We followed a production through each step of the creative process from behind the scenes, guided by the conductor. 

 

We witnessed the moment the first maquette of the production was unveiled. We met the artists and attended their rehearsals, we watched the set as it was being built and watched the dress rehearsals before finally attending the Premiere.

 

This incredibly unique and gigantic tour was created with the co-operation of two of the most renowned opera houses in the World. It was an unforgettable experience for a family of 3. 

 

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