Elegant Journeys


Cultural Journeys

Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in another culture to explore its history, understand your ancestors, admire its art, or hone a hobby—or you are just looking to understand its beliefs and values and connect with different people—we can help you organize an authentic cultural experience that you will never forget. Here are a handful of our favorites!

India

India has long captured the imagination of Western travelers with its 4000-year-old history, impressive forts, opulent palaces that bear testimony to the Mughal Empire, the juxtaposition of Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist faiths, and centuries-old temples and tombs—not to mention its exquisite crafts, fiery cuisine, and a dizzying array of languages, cultures, and beliefs. It has been described as chaotic and frenetic but equally as a place of great spirituality, tranquility, and sublime beauty. Here the past collides with the present, where cutting-edge advances in IT and medicine and trendy urban sophistication contrast with arranged marriages, rickshaws, and saris of every color of the rainbow—all of which are alive and well today. Yoga, curries, and Bollywood films have infiltrated our western society, and although many of us dream of visiting India, few of us do given how intimidating it may seem. Allow Frontiers to extend our expertise to your journey to this diverse but fascinating country. But be forewarned: our passion for India is contagious!


Japan

Japan, known as the land of the rising sun, is a country of contrast that lures visitors with poetic natural beauty as well as bustling, cosmopolitan cities. The Japanese deeply revere their cultural traditions—well preserved due to the country's isolation—and can appear quite conservative. Yet they also display a flair for trendy innovations, with Tokyo's young people often defining "hip" for legions of international followers of haute cuisine, fashion, and technology. Harmonious and nearly seamless, it is the juxtaposition of the two faces of Japan that visitors find captivating. Visit one of Japan’s many shrines for a blessing, see the renowned Cherry Blossom festival in Kyoto, flock to Tokyo’s early morning Toyosu Market to enjoy fresh seafood, or visit the Sogetsu Kaikan, the famous school where visitors can learn the art of ikebana. Regardless of your reason to visit Japan, the unique culture is sure to captivate you.


Peru

Discover the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu, uncover the beauty of Cusco and the majestic Andes, see the formidable Amazon, and experience the “City of Kings” discovering the former colonial capital of the Spanish “New World.” Make the trek to Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, home to the floating reed islands and an isolated native population. Don’t forget to add Arequipa to your list, known as the White City and the gateway to the Colca Canyon. For history lovers, journey pre-Inca to the arid northern coast of Peru to explore the Lambayeque pyramids and the tomb of the Lord of Sipan, or water raft along the Urubamba River Valley. And no visit to Peru is complete without an overflight of the mysterious Nazca Lines. These regions of Peru combine history, wildlife, spectacular scenery, and essentially something of interest for everyone. 


Egypt

Egypt captures the imagination of every traveler, from the very first time they see images of the Pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx, and the blue and gilded coffins of ancient Pharaohs in a world history book. These wonders are just the tip of the iceberg of a civilization that flourished from 3000 B.C. to 30 B.C., ruled by approximately 30 dynasties. Over the millennium, waves of conquerors passed through Egypt—Persians, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Arabs, and Turks—all leaving their footprints on the country. Frontiers is well-connected throughout the country, and we can custom-design your itinerary to go beyond the surface—including visits to remote oases, after-hours tours of certain temples and museums, and even private audiences with prominent Egyptologists, such as Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director General of Giza Antiquities.


Italy

From the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside to the historic city of Rome, the waterways of Venice to the Renaissance-era art of Florence, the fashion capital of Milan to the azure blue waters among the stunning scenery of the Amalfi Coast, and the snow-covered peaks of the Dolomites—Italy is as diverse as countries come. With a rich culture steeped in religion and art, Italy is home to some of the world’s most alluring historical landmarks and also some of the world’s finest cuisine. Savor a variety of fine dining experiences, enjoy a cooking class and learn how to make gelatos, or discover the beauty of Tuscany’s wine lands. With so many alluring cities and charming villages, it’s easy to get swept away in Italy’s tapestry of options.


France

It’s no secret that Parisian culture and French lifestyle has long captured the attention of the world. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the charming countryside, and its enchanting chateaux and palaces, exquisite gastronomy and wines, fascinating couture, dynamic art, and intriguing history—La Belle France has a lot to offer. Explore the Royal Palace of Versailles, lounge on the glamorous beaches of the French Riviera, sip champagne at the Moët & Chandon wine cellars, or savor the plat du jour at a local bistro. Our in-house destination specialists and well-connected contacts can create your dream itinerary featuring all the not-to-miss highlights!

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