Luxury Experiences in Europe

  1. Photography

    Central London, London

    London street photography

    Capturing London scenes

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £305


    Why you should go

    Join a celebrated street photographer to capture the rare beauty of the everyday in this revelatory, hands-on tour of the city of London.

  2. History and culture

    East London, London

    Night vision: an after-dark London tour

    Thameside landmarks and drinking dens

    Duration
    2 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    An illuminating night walk past London’s landmarks and less-obvious drinking dens with Telegraph travel journalist, Sophie Campbell.

  3. History and culture

    Central London, London

    On the case: legal London

    Get your day in court on this lawfully good tour of London

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £320


    Why you should go

    Get court up in London’s intriguing legal history with former barrister Emma Matthews, and witness the City of London’s most legit landmarks.

  4. History and culture

    Camden, London

    The Camden beat: poets and punks

    150 years of poetry and music in north London

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    Weave through 150 years of counter-culture history and contrarian characters on this musically-scored tour of Camden.

  5. Peckham, London

    South London’s art stars

    Rogue galleries and scene-stealing studios: meet creatives in Peckham and Camberwell

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people £255


    Why you should go

    Arts insider India Dickinson trails the zeitgeist to London’s lesser-sung painterly parts in Peckham and Camberwell. You’ll see inside studios, get private views with artists and move in offbeat creative circles…

  6. Central Rome, Rome

    Musing on Rome’s modern art

    Leave the past behind and discover Rome’s vibrant contemporary art scene

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people $310


    Why you should go

    Take a detour from Rome’s alabaster statues, Caravaggios and colonnaded monuments with modern art expert Valentina di Pietro on a cutting-edge tour of the Eternal City.

  7. Architecture and design

    El Poblenou, Barcelona

    Contemporary architecture in Poblenou

    An in-depth modern architecture experience

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €185


    Why you should go

    Get away from Gaudí with a meander through the modern architecture of Barcelona with in-the-know insiders Brian and Suzanne.

  8. Eixample, Barcelona

    Barcelona boutiques and antiques

    A private shopping tour

    Duration
    4 hours

    Price for 2 people €340


    Why you should go

    This design-led personal-shopping tour focuses on local designers and private galleries and can be tailored to your interests.

  9. History and culture

    West End, London

    Treading the boards

    Right-on cue: a tour that shines the spotlight on London’s theatre scene

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £305


    Why you should go

    All the world’s a stage, but London more so than most cities, as you’ll learn on this tour of historic and hip theatres and air-kissing actors’ hangouts with in-the-know board-treader Michelle Butterly.

  10. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

    Beaux-Arts and bonne histoire in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

    Step inside Saint-Germain’s modern galleries

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €350


    Why you should go

    Art insider Caroline Etter paints a picture of the history of modern art in Paris with this exclusive experience.

  11. Kensington, London

    In the frame: a Serpentine art tour

    See Hyde Park’s museums through a working artist’s eyes

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people £305


    Why you should go

    Get under the canvas of London’s modern-art scene with an insider who’s intimately acquainted with world-renowned institutions the Serpentine Gallery and Serpentine Sackler.

  12. Shoreditch, London

    Shoreditch street art

    An East End tour of paste-ups and tags

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £150


    Why you should go

    The Instagrammable murals of Shoreditch await on this expert-led tour through east London with an active street artist.

  13. Architecture and design

    Marylebone, London

    Antique treasure trove

    Immerse yourself in London’s best modernist market

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £305


    Why you should go

    Join Mark Hill, expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, on a journey into the warren-like world of Alfies Antiques Market, London’s treasure trove of 20th-century design.

  14. Food and drink

    Soho, London

    London’s retail riches

    Lift the lid on the capital’s most enticing shops

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    Have your appetite – and your wallet – at the ready as you uncover London’s best independent shops with retail expert Ben Leask.

  15. Architecture and design

    Mayfair, London

    Majesty and Monopoly: a history of Mayfair

    Get beneath the surface of London’s most illustrious address

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    Appetites for opulent architecture and aristocratic escapades will be sated on this tour of Mayfair, one of central London’s most prestigious enclaves.

  16. History and culture

    Central London, London

    Secret city

    Dive into London's history-packed Square Mile with insider Sophie Campbell

    Duration
    2 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    Join an expert Londoner to uncover the history of the capital’s most storied district: journalist Sophie Campbell will guide you through the intrigue-packed square mile.

  17. Architecture and design

    Eixample, Barcelona

    Art Nouveau Architecture and Catalan Design in Eixample

    Modernisme to modern design

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €185


    Why you should go

    Walk through the history of Barcelona’s architecture and interior design from the mid-1800s onwards with this design-focused experience.

  18. Food and drink

    Trastevere, Rome

    A Trastevere tasting tour

    From gelato to pizza ebraica, and everything in between

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €450


    Why you should go

    Navigate the traditional Roman cuisine scene like a local on this twin-neighbourhood tasting tour with a food-loving insider.

  19. Food and drink

    Haut-Marais, Paris

    A taste of ‘The New Paris’

    Exploring the city’s pastry, chocolate and coffee trends

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €400


    Why you should go

    Follow insider Lindsey Tramuta through the streets of North Marais on this treat of a tour.

  20. Food and drink

    Bermondsey, London

    Beer me, Bermondsey

    A heady tour of London brews, from cask ales to craft beers

    Duration
    3 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people £280


    Why you should go

    Follow beer sommelier James Kellow through the history of brewing in south London, from hops and malt to British ales and craft beers.

  21. 6eme arrondissement, Paris

    Paris undressed

    Behind the seams of French lingerie

    Duration
    2 hours

    Price for 2 people €300


    Why you should go

    Ooh la la! Follow insider Kathryn Kemp-Griffin to learn about the underpinnings of French style.

  22. Centro Storico, Rome

    A peek into private collections

    An exclusive modern art experience

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €650


    Why you should go

    Ever wonder what’s on the walls of Rome’s modern art collectors and aficionados?

  23. San Lorenzo , Rome

    Meet the Roman artists

    A behind-the-scenes studio tour

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people $240


    Why you should go

    Follow art historian Valentina di Pietro and meet Rome’s modern artists at work.

  24. History and culture

    Oltrarno, Florence

    Perfumed words

    A walk through the fragranced history of the city, from Caterina de Medici to the present day

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €500


    Why you should go

    Forget following your nose – perfume pro Caitlin Swanson and calligraphy artist Betty Soldi will be your guides through this fragrant tour. 

  25. Santa Croce, Florence

    Meet the makers

    Discover a new renaissance in Florentine craftsmanship

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €320


    Why you should go

    Join fashion insider Barbara Chiucini as she lifts the curtain on Florence’s artisan community, introducing you to expert craftsmen, gaining access to their ateliers and delving into the city’s creative past.

  26. Florence

    Flourishing Florence

    Trace the development of Florentine art and artistry – then produce some of your own

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €500


    Why you should go

    Discover the fruits of Medici-era Florence with art historian Alexandra Lawrence and calligrapher Betty Soldi, learning about the family’s humanist legacy and applying its principles in a calligraphy class.

  27. Kensington, London

    Inside an artists’ studio

    Go behind the scenes in a working artists’ studio in West London

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £250


    Why you should go

    Follow artist Stacie McCormick on this insider experience into London’s contemporary art scene.

  28. Mayfair, London

    Cool and collected: an expert’s guide to Mayfair’s modern art

    Get the inside scoop on collecting contemporary art, via Mayfair’s most exclusive galleries

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    Put your collecting cap on and make space on your walls, as art consultant Claire McCaslin-Brown opens up London’s contemporary gallery scene beyond the big-name exhibitions.

  29. Food and drink

    Douro Valley

    Vines and valleys wine-tasting tour

    Make multiple ports of call in the world’s most spectacular wine region

    Duration
    8 hours

    Price for 2 people €460


    Why you should go

    Explore the rugged riverine landscape and taste the bounty of the Douro Valley’s quintas on this tour with wine-world insider João Koehler.

  30. Photography

    Shoreditch, London

    An eye for East London

    A walking photography workshop in the East End

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £312.5


    Why you should go

    Take your photography skills to the next level on this eye-opening walk with war correspondent and photojournalist Stuart Freedman through the streets of London’s rapidly evolving East End.

  31. Food and drink

    Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

    Sweet Saint-Germain

    Let them eat sweets: a sugar-plum-fairy-approved tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €300


    Why you should go

    Follow cake connoisseur Frank Adrian Barron through the history and tastes of French chocolates, delicate pastries and cream-filled cakes. 

  32. History and culture

    Lisbon

    Let the games begin: local Lisbon for kids

    Gear up for a game-filled gallivant through Lisbon’s oldest quarters

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €155


    Why you should go

    Take a family-friendly leap into Lisbon’s lesser-known lore, as local guides enlist games, stories and scavenger hunts to put the fun firmly back in the facts.

  33. Food and drink

    Venice

    Prosecco and pesce: catch your lunch in the Venetian Lagoon

    Hop aboard in the crowd-free northern lagoon to combine fishing with fine-dining in Crayola-coloured

    Duration
    3 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €850


    Why you should go

    Fish for your supper (or rather, your lunch), then have your catch cooked at a traditional trattoria in Burano.

  34. History and culture

    Lisbon

    Saudade – a cultural treasure hunt through Lisbon

    Trace the development of a unique emotion in Portuguese art, literature and culture.

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €215


    Why you should go

    Join a Lisboeta man of letters on the search for saudade, the uniquely Portuguese emotion that permeates Lisbon’s art and literary scenes.

  35. Food and drink

    Lisbon

    Flour power: mastering pastel de nata

    Learn to make the celebrated Portuguese custard tart in this hands-on baking workshop in Chiado.

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €450


    Why you should go

    In this anything-but-cookie-cutter masterclass, you’ll learn from an expert baker in his Chiado kitchen and leave with a time-tested recipe that’s been handed down over generations.

  36. History and culture

    Amsterdam

    Canal plus: a vintage riverboat tour

    Amsterdam’s classic sights await on this watery (and wine-fuelled) tour aboard a vintage riverboat.

    Duration
    2 hours

    Price for 2 people €427


    Why you should go

    Cruise past historic sights, beautiful bridges and ancient churches on a vintage riverboat, equipped with squishy sofas, cosy blankets and an open bar.

  37. History and culture

    Lisbon

    Saint-spotting and scavenger hunts: Lisbon for kids

    Lisbon’s long history made fun for all the family

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €155


    Why you should go

    History tours aren't always a child’s best friend, but this interactive odyssey through Lisbon’s heart will keep the whole family entertained.

  38. Food and drink

    Amsterdam

    Peckish in De Pijp

    Taste your way through Amsterdam’s rich food heritage

    Duration
    3 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €395


    Why you should go

    Follow local insiders Zosia Konieczna and Esther-Hanna Van der Meer on a tasting tour through the melting pot of Amsterdam cuisine.

  39. Jordaan, Amsterdam

    Sculptures of the Jordaan

    From bronze busts and playful pieces to subtle memorials and outdoor installations

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €280


    Why you should go

    Follow artistic Amsterdam insider Nelson Carrilho on a tour of the city’s notable sculptures and outdoor art installations.

  40. Paris

    Musing on Musée d’Orsay

    An expertly crafted insider-led art tour tailored to your vision

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €299


    Why you should go

    The Musée d’Orsay is a trove of ‘I know that’ artworks and ‘I want that’ antiques encased in the City of Lights’ most luminous Beaux Arts building: get intimately acquainted on this bespoke tour.

  41. History and culture

    Paris

    Versailles: corridors and courtiers

    Gallivant in the glittering halls and gambol in the gardens on this private palace tour.

    Duration
    5 hours

    Price for 2 people €599


    Why you should go

    Skip the queues (let them eat cake) and see the seat of the Sun King in all its splendour.

  42. History and culture

    Florence

    Bardini to Boboli: Florence’s enchanted gardens

    Go beyond the museums on this gambol through Florence’s opulent urban gardens

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €570


    Why you should go

    Strolling through eight centuries of Florentine history is a walk in the park on this tour of the city’s emerald Edenic spaces.

  43. Food and drink

    Rome

    Wine in Rome…

    Pours for thought on this expert-led tasting tour in the Italian capital

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €500


    Why you should go

    Say saluti to Rome – sip your way through la Grande Bellezza’s wine bars with two expert insiders who are definitely trying to get you drunk.

  44. Food and drink

    Testaccio, Rome

    A taste of Testaccio

    Historic markets, food stalls and Roman cuisine

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €450


    Why you should go

    Mamma mia! Sample your way through historic Roman markets, food stalls and cafés.

  45. Food and drink

    Porto

    Beyond the barrel

    You’ll be making pitstops for petiscos, port and pudding in Porto’s historic neighbourhoods.

    Duration
    5 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people $350


    Why you should go

    More than a quick bite: join this private food tour to spend a day getting to know Porto’s lesser-known food traditions, local institutions and kitchen heroes.

  46. Food and drink

    Lisbon

    Culinary crossroads

    Taste your way through Lisbon’s colonial history, via the city’s cross-continental cuisine

    Duration
    5 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people $360


    Why you should go

    Trace – and taste – your way through Lisbon’s history as a cultural crossroads from its Age of Exploration heyday to the present, trying globe-trotting Portuguese cuisine from Campo de Ourique’s most historic spots.

  47. Food and drink

    Marylebone, London

    A tasting tour of Marylebone

    Gastronomic gallivanting in London’s gourmet quarter

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £385


    Why you should go

    Get your teeth into artisanal cheeses, portly sausage rolls, Great British baked goods and more with chef and gourmand Celia Brooks, on a journey through epicurean enclave Marylebone’s niche eats.

  48. Food and drink

    Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona

    Catalan cuisine

    Tasty treats and hidden culinary highlights

    Duration
    5 hours

    Price for 2 people $370


    Why you should go

    Come hungry to this private culinary tour of the Catalan capital – you’ll sample your way through off-the-beaten-path neighbourhoods, hitting hidden foodie highlights you’d otherwise saunter right past.

  49. History and culture

    Central London, London

    Magical London

    Abracadabra – prepare to be amazed as enchanting insider James unlocks London’s magical secrets

    Duration
    2 hours

    Price for 2 people £190


    Why you should go

    Magic fans, ready your wands: the ancient streets of London are full of secrets and surprises.

     

  50. 1er arrondissement, Paris

    Looking through the glass pyramid

    Experience the Louvre like a true Parisian

    Duration
    2 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €299


    Why you should go

    Take a themed in-depth tour through the Louvre with an art-loving Parisian insider.

  51. Madrid

    Murals of Madrid

    A colourful street-art tour of the city’s Lavapiés borough

    Duration
    2 hours

    Price for 2 people €187.5


    Why you should go

    Follow our street-art enthusiasts through an up-and-coming neighbourhood of Spain’s capital city to spot tiny paste-ups, sprawling murals and everything in between.

  52. Architecture and design

    Madrid

    Secret storeys: Madrid’s architectural treasures

    An architect-led tour through Madrid’s most artistic barrio

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €295


    Why you should go

    Learn the history of Lavapiés through its century-spanning buildings and future-focused design, with local architect Emilio Orduña as your expert guide.

  53. History and culture

    Seville

    Ruffle hunting

    Immerse yourself in the frills, flowers and folklore of Seville’s flamenco scene

    Duration
    4 hours

    Price for 2 people €280


    Why you should go

    Fire up for an all-night exploration of Seville’s historic flamenco scene, with the help of master dressmaker Carmen Garrido and interpreter Aurora.

  54. Alfama, Lisbon

    Clay date: a ceramics tour of Lisbon

    Tick off azulejo tiles, visit an artist’s studio, then try your hand at a pottery workshop

    Duration
    4 hours

    Price for 2 people €400


    Why you should go

    Many a social-media feed has been filled with Lisbon’s azulejo (tiles). But on this expert-led tour you’ll get to visit artist’s ateliers, tile workshops and even a ceramics studio to try making them yourself.

  55. History and culture

    Noord, Amsterdam

    A two-wheeled neighbourhood tour

    Get off the beaten track on a bespoke bike tour of Amsterdam-Noord

    Duration
    3 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €250


    Why you should go

    Join an expert-led bike tour of Amsterdam-Noord, famous for its shipyards, cutting-edge architecture and artist colony. Leave the tourist trail behind as you explore a transfigured wharf, modernist masterpieces and a half-sunk Soviet submarine.

  56. Food and drink

    Seville

    A glass act: sherry sampling in Seville

    Say salud to Seville on this indulgent sherry and tapas tasting tour.

    Duration
    3 hours and 30 minutes

    Price for 2 people €375


    Why you should go

    Sip and sup your way around Seville’s finest sherry and tapas bars, with a seasoned Sevillana as your guide.

  57. History and culture

    Seville

    Secrets of Seville

    From centuries-old artwork to modern artisans, traditional treats and Spanish sherries

    Duration
    4 hours

    Price for 2 people €300


    Why you should go

    Tour cloistered convents, visit artisans in their cosy studios and sample tasty treats at a local market in this behind-the-scenes tour of Seville.