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Beirut with Architectural Digest

Join Indagare and Architectural Digest on a trailblazing journey that dives into the style, history and cuisine of Lebanon, with time in Beirut, Sidon, Byblos and Tripoli.

What to Expect

Often referred to as “the Paris of the Middle East,” Beirut is a modern city layered with paradoxes and cultural complexities that are rarely unpacked by the Western traveler. On this inaugural Lebanon journey with Indagare and Architectural Digest, participants will access precious ancient ruins that span civilizations and explore multi-ethnic cuisine and modern style, as borders are crossed and doors are opened to new perspectives.

On this journey, you will be joined by Indagare’s founder and CEO, Melissa Biggs Bradley, as well as Gay GassmannAD‘s contributing editor based in Europe.

Current
  • When
    April 24 – 29, 2019
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Foodies , Intellectuals , Trailblazers

This Journey's Host

Architectural Digest is a vibrant celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel. Launched in 1920 as a California trade quarterly, the magazine evolved over the years, increasing in frequency and broadening in scope until it became the byword for living well. Today AD publishes nine international editions, as well as a website, and its brand has immeasurable influence in the world of interior design and style. On this journey, you will be joined by Gay GassmannAD’s Contributing Editor based in Europe. A trained art historian and writer, Gassmann has spent the majority of her life abroad creating a vast network across the worlds of fashion, art and publishing. She has collaborated with The J. Paul Getty Museum, Peter Marino Architect and The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to being a decorative arts historian, Gassmann works closely with contemporary artists on site-specific projects and contributes art-driven features to Architectural Digest, online and in print.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Expert-guided historical and architectural touring in Beirut and the ancient and medieval cities of Sidon, Jezzine, Tripoli and Byblos
  • Immersive cultural activities, including a cooking class with local Lebanese women, and private visits to top design houses and ateliers
  • The chance to explore the artistic and community-oriented architectural project Ouzville
  • Festive group meals at private residences and palaces, as well as Beirut’s best restaurants, with influential locals
  • Experience an emerging destination with one of Architectural Digest’s contributing editors, as well as the founder and CEO of Indagare 

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    April 24 – 29, 2019
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    Gay Gassmann and Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From
    $8,450

Includes

  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals and beverages indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions indicated in the itinerary 
  • Group airport and city transfers throughout the itinerary, as indicated
  • VIP airport assistance upon arrival and departure 
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary, including your Architectural Digest and Indagare hosts and our partners on the ground

Excludes

  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Additional meals and alcoholic beverages (not indicated in the itinerary)
  • Additional activities and transfers
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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