Elegant Journeys


City Culture

As much as we love nature and the great outdoors, it is all about the yin and the yang, and paradoxically, we also find ourselves magnetically drawn to vibrant cities. Whether you’re into architecture, fine dining, theater, retail therapy, nightlife, museums, or historic monuments, there are dozens of urban metropolises well worth exploring. Here are just a handful of our favorites…and the list is by no means exhaustive!

London

From a cozy spot in a local pub to the pomp and circumstance of Buckingham Palace, cosmopolitan London has beckoned travelers for centuries. Full of whimsical surprises, consider how cutting edge fashion styles contrast with tweeds and wellies; how Gordon Ramsey’s latest gourmet delicacy pairs with Shepherd’s Pie, bangers, and mash; or how a “flight” on The London Eye compares with High Tea. Of course you’ll want to see the Crown Jewels, take in a play, see what’s on at the V&A, and walk to the nave of Westminster Abbey. And if the wizarding world sparks your imagination, see where Harry Potter was filmed with a behind-the-scenes tour of the studio. Browse the chic boutiques of Bond Street and Beauchamp Place, or peruse the food stalls at the Borough Market. But we would also love to show you another side of London with curated experiences, private entrée access, and fun ideas for all.


Paris

A city that needs no introduction, Paris evokes visions of the Eiffel Tower illuminated at night, or people enjoying café au lait at a local café by day. You can enjoy these things while also delving further into the tapestry of this sophisticated city. Enjoy a private guided treasure hunt in Paris's famed Marché aux Puces (Flea Market) finding hidden gems—like vintage Chanel jackets or the Provençal hutch you've always dreamed of—while our experts seamlessly handle all packing and shipping details. Or let us plan a family-friendly treasure hunt in the Louvre and make Da Vinci and Van Gogh come alive for your children. Indulge in macarons and palmiers from the finest patisseries in town, or sip champagne from the privacy of your balcony overlooking the city. Cruise the Seine, stroll the streets, and learn to use the metro. Timeless, romantic, stylish, historic—whether this is your first trip to Paris, you’ve experienced "la Ville des Lumières" before, or are planning your 10th visit, we can help you see the many faces of Paris.


Prague

Known as the "City of a Hundred Spires," Prague is the cultural capital of Bohemia. Home to charming landmarks—such as the Astronomical Clock, the 14th century Charles Bridge, the ornate St. Vitus Cathedral, and the medieval Prague Castle—Prague is a breathtaking mix of Baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture that is difficult to find anywhere else in Europe. Take a trip into the past and learn about the complex time period when Czechoslovakia was under Communist rule with tours of the Museum of Communism, the KGB Museum, and the Nuclear Bunker. If Art Nouveau is of interest, plan a visit to the fascinating Alphonse Mucha Museum and see the interior of the Municipal House. If you’re craving classical entertainment, visit the National Theater—one of many stunning cultural landmarks, home to the symphony, opera, and ballet performances. Rich in history, culture, and experiences, Prague caters to all tastes and is perfect for those seeking a friendly and walkable city—and all of this is complemented by the warmth of the Czech people.


Florence

The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region houses iconic masterpieces hung in the Uffizi and Accademia and hosts the spectacular architecture of the Duomo and the Pitti Palace. However, not all the beauty is inside the museums—walk along the Arno river and cross the Ponte Vecchio bridge, dine at one of the many outdoor ristorantes, or even take a class in gelato making! Experience the Florentine way of life. Smell, see, and touch the freshest products at the renowned San Lorenzo Market. If you’re craving more, savor a culinary tour with a local guide, and taste homemade pasta, truffles, and olive oil at family-owned establishments. If you’re ready to shop, roam the flea markets and antique fairs in the Piazza Indipendenza, and find everything from books to one-of-a-kind jewelry and paintings. Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence offers a myriad of cultural, historical, architectural, and culinary delights you can't miss, and it’s best explored on foot!


Hong Kong

This city of commerce is full of hustle and bustle, but also surprisingly paired with a myriad of serene scenic escapes just five short minutes from the city. Treat yourself and indulge in the local shopping scene—ranging from luxury brands to the fascinating night market—which has everything from pet birds to street food, and tailors selling custom made clothing that they will deliver to your hotel within 24 hours! Hop on board the Star Ferry and head to Hong Kong Island, then jump aboard Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak for breathtaking views. Visit Po Lin, a Buddhist Monastery, and see Tian Tan, a 112-foot tall Buddha perched on top of a 268-step staircase. Hike the scenic 40-mile Lantau trail, or even visit Hong Kong Disneyland. After a day of action-packed adventure, return to Hong Kong for a fabulous dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant. End your days with a wonderful laser light show, known as the Symphony of Lights, in the harbor using the skyscrapers as the canvas. With a bevy of five-star hotels, 63 Michelin-starred restaurants, and endless options to explore, you cannot miss a visit to Hong Kong!


Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the most attractive cities in South America, with broad tree-lined boulevards and Belle Époque architecture. With a strong Spanish influence in the city’s culture, Buenos Aires is best known for its lively atmosphere. Take a guided tour of the city’s colorful murals painted by local street artists; the vibrant street art scene has transformed this traditional and historic city into an art lover’s oasis. Visit the bright and colorful neighborhood of La Boca, known for its strong Italian influences. Enjoy the thriving culinary scene, renowned for steak, Malbec, and Bonarda. Make sure to save room for dulce de leche—a traditional Latin American dessert perfect for caramel lovers. Once you’ve eaten and drank your share, hit the town and enjoy its buzzing nightlife filled with live music venues. Don’t forget that it takes two to tango—enjoy dancing lessons at one of the local schools and plenty of opportunities to perfect your moves out on the town! With endless opportunities for exploration and adventure, Buenos Aires provides the best Argentina has to offer.

Meet Our Specialists


Specializes in South America

A native of Tanzania, lover of the outdoors, and adventure travel.


Generalist

A passionate gardener, finessing foodie, and seasoned cruiser.


Specializes in Africa

An adventurer, passionate conservationist, and off the beaten path traveler.


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A zealous cook, frequent museum visitor, and historical traveler.


Generalist

A global citizen, history buff, and an exploratory traveler.


Specializes in Barging, River Cruises, and Western Europe

A wine and food connoisseur, grandmother of two, and veteran member of the Condé Nast Traveler Specialist list.


Specializes in the South Pacific, Spain, Slovenia and Ireland

A certified scuba diver, bee keeper, and international globetrotter.


Specializes in African Travel and Air

A nature enthusiast, yogi, and wanderlust traveler.


Specializes in South America

A seasoned camper, experienced hiker, and adventure traveler.


Generalist

A certified scuba diver, crafter, avid cook, and solo traveler.


Generalist

An avid reader, gourmet cook, keen gardener, and connoisseur of culture.


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Travels with his camera, walking sticks, golf clubs, skis, and fly rods.