We specialise in exclusive, tailor-made travel programs for arts and culture-oriented groups and institutions. Our tours are designed to explore anything from Contemporary Art to Archaeology, Architecture to Photography and everything else in between: fashion, gardens, music, library collections and more. We also regularly provide itineraries that include one or more art fairs, special exhibitions and/or vernissages.
We work closely with artists, collectors, curators, lecturers, historical home managers, conservationists and writers to make sure that we can provide patrons with unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experiences. These experiences might include after-hours visits, curator-led tours, artist’s studios, private collections and gardens, always to ensure that our groups are received in the most personal and special way possible.
Over the last 10 years we have worked all over the world.
As an example of our range, in the 12 months before the pandemic, we planned and operated trips to India, Bangladesh, South Africa, England, Morocco, Italy, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Mexico, Russia, the US, Japan and Australia; to name a few.
We work on large complex tours with 50 plus participants, as well as smaller patron and private groups of a dozen participants. We are flexible, and can adapt to specific tour needs.
Our clients currently include large institutions like the Tate, MoMA, MCA Chicago, SFMOMA, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, The Art Institute Chicago, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Whitney, The Corning Museum of Glass, The Guggenheim, MOCAD, MAD New York, as well as several smaller international and national organisations and several private groups.
Contact us and we would love to send you a more complete list, answer any questions you may have as well as put you in touch with existing clients.
Arts & Travel takes its environmental responsibility seriously. Travel is one of the big polluters and we have been working tirelessly to make it more efficient and less polluting.
We now operate a carbon-neutral office. Within it, we started by implementing modern technology to reduce our consumption (led lighting, efficient heating) and we source all our reduced energy needs only from renewable sources.
Our internal travel is efficient. All our staff travel is offset with a preference for more environmentally sound modes of transport when available (for example train over plane), our vehicles are electric and we live and work within a short distance of major transport hubs.
We work hard to support corporate responsibility locally and nationally. Part of our profits go to the maintenance and expansion of our company apiary, and we give a part of our profits to a sister not-for-profit company (Nature HQ) whose main objective is to support environmental projects both locally and nationally.
For all our trips we offer (and encourage) the option to reduce or even completely offset the carbon footprint of your trip.