Cultured adventures across Europe for those with an appetite for inspiration

Our job is to make art, history and culture come to life and create once in a lifetime experiences. We use the best guides in the business because we believe it is the guide who makes all the difference to a trip.

Art Agendas

Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale – the oldest and most important contemporary art event – is where the art world meets. Artists,

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Black Book

Private Palio

The Palio in Siena is ferociously simple. Ten horses, three times around the central square bareback, no interfering with other

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Time Out

Sanctuary on Patmos

Previous Next Step into interior designer John Stefanidis’s house on Patmos and enter a world that perfectly reflects the blue

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Time Out

Highland Adventure

The remote highlands of Scotland have all the makings of a great adventure. Spectacular mountain scenery. Deep fresh-water lochs. The

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Art Agendas

Gaudi’s Barcelona

Myth has it that Barcelona was founded by Hercules on his travels to find the Golden Fleece. Travel to Barcelona

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With our knowledge, expertise and private connections we bring cultural places and destinations to life with energy and imagination

The Art pf the Possible

Art Tours looks at the whole journey, creating itineraries with the right mix of experiences to engage and fire the  imagination of all travellers, young and old, scholars and novices.

Travelling in a new era

We are creating incredible trips around Europe right now! Albeit for departure in the future. Choose where you want to go and we will take care of the rest, advising on bespoke itineraries, navigating the regulations and working closely with our local partners to ensure maximum comfort and safety.

Explore some of our favourite countries

In the press

James McDonaugh, Art Tours
James McDonaugh

“McDonaugh takes clients behind the scenes at many of the great museums of the world, from the British Museum and Louvre, to the Vatican and The Hermitage and many more, and often knows the curators and museum directors personally. He’s closed sections of museums during opening hours for VIPs, landed clients by helicopter at classical sites before the crowds appear, and arranged private al fresco dinners in extraordinary places, from ruins in Italy to stunning English gardens. He’s even arranged for a client to go on a private diving expedition with underwater archaeologists to explore ancient shipwrecks in the Mediterranean.”

 Conde Nast Italy Specialist 2020