Art & Cultural Trips for Groups to London & Berlin

Art & Cultural Trips for Groups to London & Berlin

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The trip was such a wonderful way to interact with other art enthusiasts as well as artists. Rather than feeling like tourists observing the city, we felt more a part of the city. Tour leader ties it all together.

London & Berlin

Tomorrow’s trends and today’s heritage
9 days | 8 nights

Throughout priceless experiences and encounters, discover the cultural landscapes of two of the most exciting cities of our time — from chatting with accomplished gallerists and new faces in art, to getting VIP access to private art collections and spectacular venues.

Price per Person

5,390 USD

Location

London (4 nights)
Berlin (3 nights)

Group Size

12–20 guests

Dates

April 27th - May 5th
July 19th - 27th
September 7th - 15th
October 5th - 13th

Tour Leader:

Robin Resch

Access the Extraordinary

  • Mingle like a local art connoisseur as you sip champagne with a charismatic gallerist at an after hours reception
  • Learn about the countless bridges between art and architecture when you discover architectural landmarks of each city’s skyline
  • Visit an artist from our select roster in their studio and gain insight as you watch artworks come to life
  • Enjoy a unique fine dining experience, sharing a 4-course meal and great conversation with an artist in their studio
  • Explore some of London and Berlin’s most influential private art collections with the keen eye of an insider

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1

Arrive in London

Day 2

Westminster & Mayfair | Masterpieces

Day 3

East London | Cultural Entrepreneurship

Day 4

Vauxhall | Damien Hirst ́s Private Collection

Day 5

Arrive Berlin | Bunker Private Art Collection

Day 6

Museum Island | Historic Berlin & Gallery Reception

Day 7

East Berlin | Gourmet Studio Dinner

Day 8

Mitte | Symbolic Venues & Farewell Dinner

Day 9

Depart Berlin
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Highlights of London

VIP Gallery Receptions

What better way to get a taste of London’s exciting art scene than by mingling in one of its most promising galleries? Connect with the gallerists as they introduce you to the work of aspiring talents (and perhaps the stars of tomorrow) in an after hours vibe, champagne included.

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Architectural Icons

The city’s history will unravel before your eyes as you discover the major landmarks and learn about the many fascinating bridges between art and architecture. Your tour leader will take you to both time- honored sites and modern monuments so you get the full picture.

Artist Studio Visit

Meet an artist from our select roster in their studio as they explain and demonstrate their creative process as well as share personal insights on the local art scene. Seeing artworks in the rough and connecting with a promising creator will offer you new perspectives.

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Highlights of Berlin

Dinner at an Artist Studio

Engage with artist and work in a truly unique experience where art meets fine dining. While you share a 4-course meal prepared by a private chef with your fellow travelers, strike up a meaningful conversation with the artist and throw around ideas and inspirations.

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AI in Contemporary Art

We will engage with the work of renowned artists and curators working around the topic of artificial intelligence. There will be the opportunity to get a personal portrait drawing done by a group of robots. Besides that we will visit the studio of an artist that integrates intelligent machines into his paintings.

Visit Private Collections

Explore Berlin’s renowned eclectic private art collections. These off the grid spaces will amaze and inspire you. You will find yourself experiencing art in unlikely venues, as you enter the worlds of accomplished art collectors and curators. One of such places is the impressive Boros Collection, housed in a former bunker.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Once you have landed, be transferred straight to the city center to check into your hotel. Freshen up and get familiar with your hotel’s surroundings as your tour leader shows you around Mayfair - from Trafalgar Square to Westminster Abbey to the mighty Thames. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a private dinner at Spring Restaurant, an elegant dining space set in the new wing of the iconic Somerset House, with a joyful, seasonal cuisine.

  • The Hoxton Hotel London
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
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Stay at the boutique hotel The Hoxton, Holborn

Day 2

Your journey begins with a visit of the Tate Britain, the home of British art, and of a modern and contemporary art institution, the Tate Modern. Uncover both museums’ seminal artworks and best- kept secrets. End the visit with a 360° rooftop view of London, followed by lunch at Southwark market. In the afternoon, head to White Cube gallery Bermondsey and then to Newport Street Gallery, to see artworks from the private collection of Damien Hirst. Enjoy some drinks at the Shard before dinner.

  • The Hoxton Hotel London
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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A visit to the famous Tate Britain

Day 3

Today, we start with a 30-min walk in Ladbroke Square Gardens, a private square in the charming district of Notting Hill, that will lead us right to the Dot Project, a forward thinking art space. Meet its director and one of their protégés. Lunch at a neighborhood spot before spending the afternoon at leisure or taking an optional cruise on the Thames. Tonight, pre-theatre dinner will be served at the Swan Restaurant, and you will get to attend a play at the famous Globe theater.

  • The Hoxton Hotel London
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Private Art Space Reception in Notting Hill

Day 4

Learn about London street art when you explore its trendy East neighborhood and visit Howard Griffin Gallery, specialized in emerging urban and established public art. Next, get a special tour of Whitechapel Gallery and its main exhibition,that deals with topics like big data and climate change. After lunch, indulge in tea time at the The Hoxton Hotel with Diego Ferrari, a London-based artist and seasoned art and architecture lecturer, followed by an after hours tour of the Hayward Gallery. Then, unwind like a true Brit at Tenbells’, an iconic East London pub and restaurant.

  • The Hoxton Hotel London
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Learning about Visual Culture

Day 5

Transfer to Berlin and enjoy a lunch break before checking into your hotel. To get you started, discover the city’s major landmarks: the Jewish Memorial, Brandenburger Tor, the German Parliament, to name a few. Then, we will take you on a unique tour of a private collection housed in a former bunker before having an elevated dinner on the rooftop of the Reichstag.

  • Amano Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Dining on top of the German Parliament

Day 6

Kick off the day with a walk along Berlin’s monumental Unter den Linden boulevard, and discover Mitte’s rich history, from Museum Island to the Jewish District including Hackesche Höfe. Next, visit a Columbian artist’s studio - let yourself be captivated by his colorful artworks and their play on the geometry of space over lunch. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, the legendary school of design that strove to “rethink the world”, before heading to the theater and attending a concert by some of the most talented musicians in Europe.

  • Amano Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Visit the origin of Berlin ́s counterculture

Day 7

This morning, follow your tour leader to the places where art collectors hang out, from the me Collectors Room, to Kuckei + Kuckei, a leader in conceptual art to the KW, a true Berlin institution. Then, Nina Schönefeld, an installation and video artist, will share with you her views on art in an intimate lecture. After having lunch and a short afternoon break, take a walk along the famed East Side Gallery of the Wall. The day will end with a 4-course dinner with a cosmopolitan artist in their studio.

  • Amano Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Dinner at an Artist Studio

Day 8

Catch up on the latest in Artificial Intelligence Art with an exclusive gallery visit and meet-and-greet with an artist in the morning. After lunch, see what’s at the very heart of West Berlin’s allure as you visit the grandiose Memorial Church and window-shop at the iconic KaDeWe department store. Later, get ready for a farewell dinner at a former dance hall restaurant, that carries Berlin’s vibe of the Golden Twenties. Dance the night away in this time-warp of excellence.

  • Amano Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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The World of Tomorrow - Artificial Intelligence

Day 9

Say goodbye to the new friends you have made in the last 9 days around breakfast. Then, get a ride to Tegel airport with our private transportation service to board your departing flight.

  • Amano Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Travel home safely

Our Boutique Hotels:

London: The Hoxton, Holborn

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Located just a stone’s throw away from Covent Garden, and housed in a part-Victorian building, The Hoxton is known for its industrial chic and ingenious design. From its classy beauty salon to its rooms’ beautiful wallpapers, specially designed by students from the prestigious arts and design school Central St Martins, it provides a lesson in refined London style. Its lively evening program and sleek lounge area attract the toast of the town.

Berlin: Amano Hotel

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Housed in a five-storey building with a trendy rooftop bar, the Hotel Amano reflects Berlin’s cosmopolitan elegance. Its warm tones, mix of wood and velvet and clean aesthetics make for a beautifully designed lounge and bistro area. Perfectly located in the hip district of Mitte, it stands out for its international flair. Check out the photos by the late German photographer Oliver Rath, celebrated for his raw portraits and DIY attitude.

Tour Leader

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Robin Resch M.A.

Artist & Social Entrepreneur

Robin Resch is a visual artist and social entrepreneur based in Berlin. He holds a Master from the prestigious Berlin-Weißensee School of Art (2010- 2014) and a diploma in International Cultural Management from the Freiburg Business School.

He is a designated member of the Young Excellent Leaders of Berlin Institutions by Einstein Foundation.

He has led groups of visitors in China, Brazil and different European countries. He has given lectures at museums, art festivals and universities including the University of Arts Berlin, the PHD Program of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, Hamburg Hafen City University, the University of the Arts in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia (Brazil). He is a world citizen and fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

This is a conscious business, it’s not just about making money, it’s about producing a lot of beautiful things....It’s about bringing people closer to art, creating friendships, finding art that you love.

Dates & Rates

Experience true culture on a group journey!

London & Berlin

A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on the tour.

Date
April 27th - May 5th, 2019
Price per Person
5,390 USD
Date
July 19th - 27th, 2019
Price per Person
5,390 USD
Date
September 7th - 15th, 2019
Price per Person
5,390 USD
Date
October 5th - 13th, 2019
Price per Person
5,390 USD

Trip Details

  • Group size from 12 - 20 guests
  • Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy
  • Pre-trip and post-trip extensions on request

What’s included

  • Accommodation in leading design hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily, selected lunches and dinners as stated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Welcome reception
  • Entrance fees
  • Private creative guide
  • Private transportation
  • Farewell dinner

What’s not included

  • International flights
  • Trip cancellation & travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses