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

• 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

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

• 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...
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...

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:

 

 

ART AND HISTORY


(pictorial) arts, magnificent 
architecture, royal histories, 
photography via a photoshooting, 
or attending a workshop on 
photography

MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES


prime art collections, interesting 
(creative and engaging) 
museums, and beautiful galleries

MUSIC AND DANCE


classical music and concerts, 
dance: classical dance (ballet), 
tango, Vienesse waltz, salsa, 
and others

CREATIVE PEOPLE and ARTISTS


talking and socializing with local 
interesting and creative people

THEATRES


the best of opera, magical theatre 
buildings (we are in love with old 
theatre stages, the smell of the 
house), and enchanting plays

SOULFUL BUILDINGS


old and new libraries, town halls, 
elegant palaces, proud castles

TRADITIONS


of different religions and cultures

BOOKS


classical literature (poetry) 
and its creative word play

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)

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.

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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