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Leading Culture Destinations - Extravagant Holidays For People Who Love Culture

Reflecting their belief that cultural experience is the new luxury, Leading Culture Destinations has launched the ultimate in experiential gifting, a series of luxury cultural packages, that take guests to the heart of the world’s most inspiring destinations. Leading Culture Destinations brings together the recommendations of tastemakers and those in the know with a sophisticated algorithm to rank the world’s best in arts and culture institutions.

These tailor-made itineraries have been designed in collaboration with some of the world’s creative leaders. Whether it’s hearing from a renowned London artist about their practice in their very own studio, private access to Brazil’s leading cultural centre or entry by the back door into a hidden LA speakeasy, Leading Culture Destinations offers guests access to the most extraordinary art and culture experiences around the globe.

As well offering exclusive access and expert guidance, Leading Culture Destinations’ packages often include the opportunity to commemorate the experience with a custom-made item, such as a piece of jewellery co-designed with award-winning jewellery designer Anabela Chan, or a unique signed photographic print taken during the ultimate cultural road trip from LA to Marfa.

Leading Culture Destinations’ guides include artists, curators, museum directors and cultural commentators, all active within their city’s artistic community and uniquely connected within the international creative landscape. In hosting each carefully-curated experience, these guides will share their expert knowledge and offer access to the best, brightest, newest, most authentic and inspiring people, places and events in their chosen destination. 

The Destinations include:

Insider Track to São Paulo’s and Inhotim                      

This week long trip gives a hidden view of the Sao Paulo, home to the world’s second oldest art biennale and includes a private tour of the internationally renowned Inhotim Centre for Contemporary Art. Guests will spend three days visiting artists’ studios and São Paulo’s best galleries and another two days exploring Inhotim, under the guidance of expert art and travel consultant Arthur Duncan.

Priced from £9,999 per person as part of a group of 12 (based on couples travelling together) including flights, transfers and six nights’ luxury hotel accommodation

Objets d’Art Experience with Anabela Chan – London

This three day weekend experience in London sees guests escorted by LCD founder Florian Wupperfeld and haute jewellery designer Anabela Chan. As part of a customised itinerary, taking in major art institutes, independent galleries, artists’ studios and the best new restaurants and bars, guests will co-design and create their own bespoke objet d’art or item of jewellery worth up to £3,000, with Anabela.

Priced from £9,999 for two guests, including flights (from Europe), transfers and three nights’ luxury hotel accommodation. Price also includes one co-designed piece worth up to £3,000, subject to design, stones, and fabrication

Los Angeles and Marfa

Guests on this ultimate week-long road trip from LA to Marfa, Texas, will be accompanied by an expert guide and a fine art photographer selected by Sebastian Montabonel (former Head of Photography at Phillips), who will document the journey and present a unique, signed, fine art photography print selected from images taken throughout this six-day adventure. This customised itinerary includes three days in LA, visiting major arts institutions, independent galleries and the best restaurants and bars before spending two days on the road to reach the unexpected cultural treasure that is Marfa, a hidden cluster of arts foundations and installations in the middle of the Texan desert.

Priced from £49,999 for two guests, including flights, transfers, three nights luxury hotel accommodation and two nights in a luxury Airstream, photographic documentary and signed fine art photographic print