Luxury Art & Design Tours

Decorative Arts & Gardens of England
(9 Days)
London, Cotswolds

Art Tour of France
(10 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d’Azur

Art & Design Tour of Berlin
(5 Days)
Berlin & Potsdam

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

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland
(13 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin, Ballymaloe, Killarney, Adare, Ashford Castle

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

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

Contemporary Art & Architecture of Japan
(14 Days)
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Miho Museum, Naoshima, Tokyo

Culture, Crafts & Gardens of Japan
(12 Days)
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Yamanaka Onsen, Kyoto, Hakone

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Yangon & Twante, Bagan & Mount Popa, Mandalay

Design, Architecture & Nature of Norway
(9 Days)
Oslo, Alesund & Atlantic Road, Norangsfjorden, Geirangerfjord, Storfjorden

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

Contemporary Art & Design in Seoul & Jeju Island
(8 Days)
Seoul, Jeju Island

Swedish Design Tour
(5 Days)
Stockholm & environs

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

Design & Gardens Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo with Monreale & Agrigento, Taormina with Mount Etna & Syracuse

Decorative Arts & Gardens Tour of Paris
(8 Days)
Paris & environs

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Art Tour of Berlin & Vienna
(7 Days)
Berlin, Vienna

Food, Design & Culture of Copenhagen & Sweden
(12 Days)
Stockholm, Kingdom of Crystal, Wanas, Malmo, Copenhagen

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

Decorative Arts & Gardens Tour of Paris

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Paris & environs

This private tour showcases the best of the decorative arts and gardens in and around Paris, one of the world's greatest cities for art, architecture, cuisine and fashion. During personalized private touring, experience the finest art collections, gardens, neighborhoods, iconic sites and lesser-known treasures.

Stay in Paris, the sophisticated capital of France, and enjoy private touring customized to your interests. We recommend the following: See iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Champs-Elysees. Walk among centuries-old mansions on exclusive Ile Saint-Louis, and stroll the banks of the Seine River (cruises can be booked upon request). See the remarkable stained-glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle. Explore the backstreets of Montmartre, and climb the steps to the Sacre Coeur Basilica for panoramic views. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Le Marais, a historic neighborhood known for its medieval buildings, fashionable boutiques, elegant homes, vibrant bistros and Jewish history. Visit the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful squares in Paris. Explore Parisian markets and gourmet food shops specializing in bread, cheese, pastries and other treats. See art treasures at Paris museums such as the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou, l'Orangerie and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Visit smaller specialty museums such as the Musee Jacquemart-Andre, Musee Nissim de Camondo, Rodin Museum, Hotel National des Invalides (tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte), Musee de Cluny, Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection and Hotel de la Marine. Perhaps explore the Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market and Parisian food markets and specialty food shops. Enjoy reservations at top restaurants. Walk through the Latin Quarter, and stroll through the Luxembourg and Tuileries gardens and other hidden gardens and parks in the city. Perhaps explore the Jardin des Plantes, the national botanical garden founded in 1626 as a medicinal herb garden for Louis XIII. Shop exclusive boutiques along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and Rue Royale, or visit the Dior complex or department stores such as Samaritaine and Le Bon Marche. Take a break at Left Bank cafes made famous by poets and philosophers, and walk among the backstreets and boutiques of the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to Versailles. Tour opulent Versailles Palace and its extensive gardens, as well as other highlights, such as Le Petit Trianon and Hameau de la Reine, the mock hamlet created for Marie-Antoinette. Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a visit to the Potager du Roi, Louis XIV's fruit and vegetable garden, and a tour of the historic covered market in the town of Versailles.

Another day, visit Giverny to tour the meticulously restored house and gardens of artist Claude Monet. Tour the house interiors, and see the famous Japanese bridge and waterlily pond that appeared in so many of Monet’s paintings. Monet lived at Giverny for decades and created (and painted) a wonderful world of flowers and greenery.

Other options for private excursions include Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a privately owned palace with ornate formal gardens that inspired Versailles, and the nearby Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of the most significant royal chateaux in France. Alternatively, spend the day touring wine estates in Champagne or chateaux in Chantilly or the Loire Valley.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange reservations at the best restaurants, tickets to operas (including a tour of the Palais Garnier opera house), private cooking classes, and personalized shopping for antiques, fashions, copperware, cooking utensils, perfume and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Paris

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 7 nights

Day 2

Paris

Full-day private city tour

Day 3

Paris

Full-day private city tour

Day 4

Paris & Versailles

Private excursion

Day 5

Paris & Giverny

Morning private excursion. Afternoon at leisure. Upon request, a Seine river cruise can be arranged this evening

Day 6

Paris & environs 

Full-day excursion to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau, Chantilly, Champagne or Loire Valley

Day 7

Paris

Half-day private city tour including option for an activity such as a pastry-making lesson, insider shopping or opera house tour

Day 8

Depart Paris

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Paris:

Ritz Paris, Le Bristol Paris, Cheval Blanc Paris or Four Seasons Hotel George V


Cost
$15,920 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Art & Design Tours

Decorative Arts & Gardens of England
(9 Days)
London, Cotswolds

Art Tour of France
(10 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d’Azur

Art & Design Tour of Berlin
(5 Days)
Berlin & Potsdam

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

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland
(13 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin, Ballymaloe, Killarney, Adare, Ashford Castle

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

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

Contemporary Art & Architecture of Japan
(14 Days)
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Miho Museum, Naoshima, Tokyo

Culture, Crafts & Gardens of Japan
(12 Days)
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Yamanaka Onsen, Kyoto, Hakone

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Yangon & Twante, Bagan & Mount Popa, Mandalay

Design, Architecture & Nature of Norway
(9 Days)
Oslo, Alesund & Atlantic Road, Norangsfjorden, Geirangerfjord, Storfjorden

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

Contemporary Art & Design in Seoul & Jeju Island
(8 Days)
Seoul, Jeju Island

Swedish Design Tour
(5 Days)
Stockholm & environs

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

Design & Gardens Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo with Monreale & Agrigento, Taormina with Mount Etna & Syracuse

Decorative Arts & Gardens Tour of Paris
(8 Days)
Paris & environs

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Art Tour of Berlin & Vienna
(7 Days)
Berlin, Vienna

Food, Design & Culture of Copenhagen & Sweden
(12 Days)
Stockholm, Kingdom of Crystal, Wanas, Malmo, Copenhagen

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

Testimonials

Our guide in Japan arranged one-on-one conversations with some amazing artisans… lots of credit to Artisans for arranging things so well, understanding our interests and making sure they were communicated to Japan.
~ J.R., Raleigh, NC

The art scene in Mexico City was even better than we could have imagined. Thank you for organizing such a great guide. We never would have been able to experience the city in the same way without him. We really appreciated all of the Artisans of Leisure touches and special connections.
~ L.S., New York, NY

Our recent Vietnam trip was excellent…Thank you for arranging for us to visit the home and studio of the renowned art dealer in Hanoi.
~ A.R., Easton, MD

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