HELLO TRAVELER!

As the world reopens and tourists rush to book summer vacations, you may find yourself longing for something deeper. Something distinguished and more intimately connected to the finer things in life — art, food, history, and architecture. Something that can be shared with a group of likeminded travelers with common interests and desires. Something a lot like this collection of Hosted Journeys this fall.

Continue reading to find inspiration in three group itineraries to Barcelona, Rome and Japan — each expertly designed to set your experience apart with immersive tours, stylish accommodations, well-traveled hosts and fascinating guides. Get in touch today to discover more details. Space is limited and these fascinating cultural experiences should not be missed!

BARCELONA: THE CATALAN CAPITAL

8 DAYS • SEPTEMBER 7-14, 2022

There’s no better way to discover Spain’s second-largest city than through her art and wine. View Gaudí’s masterpieces at Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, and Güell Park. See more world-class art and architecture at the Picasso Museum, Miro Foundation, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, and Dalí Museum. Hungry yet? Explore La Boqueria with a private chef followed by a cooking class—tasting amazing cuisine that is both traditional and innovative. Sip as a local might during an incredible wine experience in a private cellar and vineyard tour outside of Montserrat.

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ROME: THE ETERNAL CITY

8 DAYS • OCTOBER 15-22, 2022

Tour the history of this great Italian city with visits to the Roman Forum, Domus Aurea (pictured above), Ara Pacis, Mausoleum of Augustus, and the Palazzo Colonna. Witness the spirit of art come alive at the Borghese Gallery, Contarelli Chapel, and the Piazza Navona. We will begin our Vatican-themed day with early morning access to the Vatican followed by a visit to Castel Gandolfo. When in Rome (quite literally), see the iconic Umbria region first-hand at Orvieto.

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JAPAN: THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

12 DAYS • NOVEMBER 9-20, 2022

Take in the spectacular fall colors of Japanese gardens and sites surrounding Mt. Fuji before spending two overnights in a nearby traditional ryokan (inn). Learn firsthand about ancient arts — sumo, geisha, and taiko — and meet artists keeping these traditions alive. Meet a celebrated Japanese print artist at her home along with her husband, a well-known Noh mask artist. Ride Japan’s famous bullet trains and see contemporary architecture by Pritzker Prize-winning architects. In contrast, witness the exquisite natural beauty around Lake Ashi, overlooked by many visitors to Japan, and have a private Zen meditation lesson at a temple in old Kyoto.

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