Luxury Experiences in Europe

  1. 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 £160


    Why you should go

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

     

  2. Food and drink

    Marylebone, London

    A tasting tour of Marylebone

    Gastronomic gallivanting in London’s gourmet quarter

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £350


    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Photography

    Shoreditch, London

    An eye for East London

    A walking photography workshop in the East End

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Architecture and design

    Kensington, London

    Being brutalist

    The evolution of brutalist architecture at Trellick Tower

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    Architecture insider Charlie Warde will be your guide to Erno Goldfinger’s brutalist designs on this tour of London’s iconic Trellick Tower.

  13. 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.

  14. Food and drink

    Bermondsey, London

    New British foods

    Savouring South London's cuisine

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £305


    Why you should go

    Prepare yourself for a south-of-the-river taste sensation as food writer Victoria Stewart escapes the bustling Borough Market crowds to showcase Bermondsey’s blooming food scene.

  15. Mayfair, London

    By royal appointment

    Fit for a king or queen

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    London’s glittering Mayfair is home to numerous stores that have been issued the prestigious royal warrant.

  16. Mayfair, London

    Best-of-British makers

    A artfully tailored tour of London’s heritage brands

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people £265


    Why you should go

    Knowledgeable style-setter Hannah Teare guides you through some of London’s most dressed-to-impress locations in two of the city’s most well-heeled neighbourhoods…

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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…

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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?

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. San Marco, Florence

    Florentine plants and prints

    A hands-on dip into the world of painted textile art and nature-inspired design

    Duration
    3 hours

    Price for 2 people €500


    Why you should go

    Follow Margherita Pandolfini and Karl Jorns through Florence’s historic, Medici-founded botanical gardens and into the world of handmade, botanical-inspired textiles.

  35. 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. 

  36. 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.

  37. 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.