Boutique small group tours with a unique program, immersive cultural adventures, and personal signature guiding.

Our Invitation
Through Elegance and Beauty, we want to allow your emotions and creativity to develop. The tours aim at inspiring you for a deeper understanding of the visited places, cultures, and art, and offer good quality and meaningful content that will enrich your experience on the tour, as well as, maybe also your life at home.
We prepare, organize, and lead our own signature tours, and don't sell other agencies' programs.

No early mornings exhausting programs, but an easy pace travel, good quality content, inspiration, creativity and beauty.
HOW WE TRAVEL
SMALL GROUPS
10-18 guests (we organize and lead private group tours)
LANGUAGE
all tours and activities are held in English
BOUTIQUE FEEL AND ELEGANCE
special and elegant places, beautiful hotels, excellent cuisine, charming cafés, and luxury transportation.
RELIABLE ORGANISING
comes from more than 17 years of experience in organizing and 
leading trips for different groups, 
and in different countries of the world.
BIG LOVE
we prepare, organize, and lead our tours with much love for the guests we lead, the experiences we prepare, the places we visit, and the people with whom we work.
OUR OFFER IS LAND ONLY
and does not include a flight arrangements. We believe you have  different needs when traveling with planes, so we don't arrange the flights, but we can advise on arrival and departure airports and help with ideas about the most suitable flights.
TOUR DIRECTOR

Alja is a professional tour guide and the owner of ECT. In certain countries, she is joined by local guides. In order to fully understand the essence of our travel, please keep reading and visit our Blog.

What makes Elegant Cultural Tours unique
AUTHENTIC PROGRAMS
• Culture topics - European or Europe-influenced high culture and art
• Spending time in (cultural) capitals
• Visiting only relevant and beautiful places
• Traveling at an easy pace with a good quality program
IMMERSIVE CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
- Creative hands-on workshops in authentic places (Why we add them? Read more about creative workshops here)
- Full-hearted expert talks in elegant settings
- Attending best cultural events

WORKSHOP TOURS that are enfolding around your passion such as photography, or dance. We write more about it here.

Read more in our Blog Our Specialities
SIGNATURE GUIDING
Our tours are led by the owner of Elegant Cultural Tours, Alja.
She is a natural-born tour leader. Her guiding is:
• Professional, in-depth and informative
• Gives a warm and homey feel
• Never impersonal and academically cold
• Introducing high art in a simple,
engaging, and interesting manner and making it feel alive and present. Bringing contents of high culture to you, so you can not only understand the art, but also feel it and enjoy in it greatly
Read more in our Blog Our Specialities
ELEGANT (LUXURY) ACCOMODATIONS
• 4 or 5-star authentic and elegant hotels
• Bed and breakfast basis
• In the center of the cities
• All rooms have air conditioning or heating
At some destinations (Cuba) - you can stay in elegant boutique colonial private accommodations (Casa Particulares) on a Bed and Breakfast basis
Read more in our Blog Our Specialities
TOURS

On our tours, you stay in vibrant, elegant, and culturally inspiring (capital) cities . . . and to get away from it all, on the longer tours, for a day or so, you retreat to a remote, quiet place where you can relax, take time to walk in the park, or simply enjoy resting.

We also organize and lead WORKSHOP TOURS that are entirely dedicated to your passions such as Dance or Art Photography.

It is possible to variate the programs, so you will also find tips on EXTENSIONS OR VARIATIONS in the description of each tour.

Morocco
ELEGANT GRAND TOUR
CASABLANCA, RABAT, FES, MARRAKECH, AND THE SAHARA DESERT DUNES. AN EXOTIC ORIENTAL WORLD WITH OPULENCE OF BEAUTY, COLOURS, AND TRADITIONS
  • Accomodations in Riads and Luxury hotels
  • Yves Saint Laurent experience and Majorelle garden
  • A professional photo shooting in magical Sahara dunes
    (with Moroccan costumes and camels)
  • A Moroccan afternoon »Ladies time together«
    and »Gentlemen's time out« and still more...
Morocco Grand Tour
Cuba
Vintage grand tour
Havana, Trinidad, and ViÑales. Eclectic, Vintage, Old Style heaven
  • Elegant authentic accommodations in colonial style private houses
    or beautiful 4- or 5- star hotels
  • An elegant ride in old American convertible cars
  • A magnificent gala in Gran Teatro de la Habana
  • Immersive expert talks on Cuban music, life, and Cuban art and culture
  • A dinner in a small museum and still more...
Cuba grand tour
Vienna to Venice
Charming grand tour
Vienna (Austria), Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Venice (Italy). Viennese elegance, Ljubljana's homey feel, and venetian opulence... The charming feel of the old europe
  • Design and luxury hotels with the feel of the past
  • An optional Grand evening Gala in The Vienna Philharmonic (or the Opera)
    or La Fenice Opera in Venice
  • An elegant private Viennese waltz lesson with a live concert
  • An inspiring talk on Controversial Vienna at the turn of the century
  • Many charming secrets of the noble families, living in palaces
    on the Grand Canal in Venice, and still more...
Vienna to Venice grand tour
Topics we cover
On our tours, you can enjoy in many different topics. We love crossing the lines between disciplines and combine the most interesting of each of them. Some of the topics we cover in-depth, and some we take in as we go along.
The topics that you can enjoy in our tours:
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ART AND HISTORY
(pictorial) arts, magnificent
architecture, royal histories,
photography via a photoshooting,
or attending a workshop on
photography
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MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
prime art collections, interesting
(creative and engaging)
museums, and beautiful galleries
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MUSIC AND DANCE
classical music and concerts,
dance: classical dance (ballet),
tango, Vienesse waltz, salsa,
and others
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CREATIVE PEOPLE and
ARTISTS
talking and socializing with local
interesting and creative people
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THEATRES
the best of opera, magical theatre buildings (we are in love with old theatre stages, the smell of the house), and enchanting plays
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SOULFUL BUILDINGS
old and new libraries, town halls,
elegant palaces, proud castles
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TRADITIONS
of different religions and cultures
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BOOKS
classical literature (poetry)
and its creative word play
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EXPLANATORY GEOGRAPHY
as an expalanation on why the
surroundings, country, city,
environment is as it is; looking
at the spaces and understanding
how they function, learning about
the social and cultural forces that
shape the life of a person
(or a nation)
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TASTES
apart from the excellent cuisine
and wines, we also find a lot of
pleasure in exploring new (and
old) teas, and adding cakes,
cookies, or other deserts.
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IMPORTANT 
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSPIRATIONS
museum pedagogy and
cultural tourism.
TOPICS YOU WILL NOT HEAR ABOUT
sports, popular politics,* or popular culture. Academism as only dry lectures and the extensive accumulation of information. Instead,
we prefer useful knowledge, interesting insights, and lovingly brought presentations.

*We include politics as much as needed to understand the environment and the visited culture and no more.
Any Questions?
Don't hesitate to contact us.
If you find our philosophy resonates within, we invite you to contact us.
We will be happy to hear from you.
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ABOUT ETC
Elegant Cultural Tours Ltd.
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1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU
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