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Indagare Global Classroom Private Class and Small Group Options

In addition to the current list of live Indagare Global Classroom and Global Conversation sessions, Indagare can help arrange private virtual tours and classes or small group experiences, special celebrations, birthday parties or gatherings with family and friends, as well as corporate programs for engaging your employees or clients. Contact us for more information.

Below, you will find some of our most popular programs. Our top experiences range from cooking and baking classes and wine and spirits tastings to art and history lectures and virtual museum tours, as well as talks on wildlife and conservation. Please note that class fees are primarily to support our partners and expert guides on the ground, many of whom are not currently working at this time, as well as their non-profit organizations around the globe. The duration of all programs tends to be one hour, unless otherwise noted.

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Private classes can also be given as a gift! Purchase a gift card here.

Plus—all of our favorite sessions from both the first and second editions of Camp Indagare can be privatized for kids. Click here to learn more and book your custom session today.

CULINARY: COOKING & BAKING

 

In advance of these classes, our team will send a list of recommended ingredients, kitchenware and recipes with your confirmation, if you wish to participate during this session.

Piedmont Truffle Experience (Limited Time Only, Through January 2021!)

On Location in Alba, Italy

Alba, in northern Italy’s Piedmont region, is renowned for producing the white truffle, which is one of the rarest and most expensive gourmet ingredients in the world. In this class, you’ll join Piedmont native, Daniel Eggener, alongside chef and culinary expert, Fernanda Giamella, to learn about Italy’s truffle hunting history and culture; then, you’ll participate in a unique, educational and interactive cooking class focusing on the delicacy of the truffle. 

Piedmont truffles are available for purchase, at an additional cost.

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Irish Baking with Rachel Gaffney

On Location in Ireland (by way of Texas)

Join Ireland-born Rachel Gaffney, television personality and founder of a successful Irish travel, lifestyle and home brand—and the host of our fall Insider Journey to Cork, Limerick and Dublin—to learn a bit about the history of baking in Ireland. For three different sessions, you can choose among the following classic treats:

  • Irish Soda Bread is a simple and easy bread to make. It requires just three ingredients: flour, buttermilk and baking soda. Irish people have been baking it since the early 1800s, and the hearty and humble recipe can be transformed in many ways.
  • Lemon Drizzle Cake is a delicious and quintessential Irish treat—and the perfect recipe to conjure up warmer months.
  • Irish Butter Shortbread is Rachel’s signature recipe: melt-in-your-mouth biscuits like the ones her Mum used to make for her birthday parties when she was  growing up in Ireland. They are so good that Martha Stewart once invited her on her show to share her recipe and method—and now you can find out, too.

If there is a favorite Irish recipe you don’t see here, we can customize a class to your interests!

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Ceviche 101 & Culinary Cartagena

On Location in Cartagena

Alongside Chef Alejandro Ramirez, of the popular restaurants Maria and Don Juan in Cartagena, learn how to make the perfect ceviche and a refreshing tartar, with easy-to-find ingredients. Alejandro will offer his own unique insight into the different ingredients that can be used to create these delicious and fresh dishes at home for friends and family. For an additional session, Alejandro will also teach you how to prepare white fish with chorizo and apple sauce accompanied by braised leeks, a house specialty. His laid-back manner and precise techniques, learned under the tutelage of Gordon Ramsay, make him the perfect guide for even a novice cook looking to spice up the quarantine menu. 

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Entertaining at Home with Eleven Madison Park

On Location in New York

Join Josh Harnden, the Creative Culinary Director of New York’s three-Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park (2017 World’s Best Restaurant), to round out your skills and become the ultimate host. Josh is passionate about cooking with ingredients, flavors and techniques from many different cultures. Take a class to learn how to make a curry from scratch—whether it’s an Indian, Thai or Japanese recipe. Learn how to cook with Mediterranean herbs and spices to create dishes like seared branzino with romesco. Take a Peruvian class to learn how to create a classic Peruvian-style roasted chicken with ahi verde sauce or how to make a Peruvian-style ceviche with leche de tigre and yuca. Learn to cook rice in new and fun ways or how to make stir-fried noodles, Indonesian-style. You can also take a class to learn how to make the best Thai-style salad, for a lighter dish or the perfect lunch. Along with cooking meat- and fish-focused dishes, Josh also has great love for vegetables and vegetarian-centric dishes.

Should you be interested in further customization, Josh can also take a request on a specific type of food that you would like to learn, as long as it fits within the given time frame and availability of ingredients, and create a class for your specific palate. 

Please note: This class must be confirmed at least five days prior to booking to give time for menu customization. 

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Cooking at Home with Ashton Keefe

On Location in New Jersey

Join chef, culinary stylist and Today Show regular Ashton Keefe for a series of cooking classes that highlight the cuisines of top foodie destinations around the world. For your private experience, Ashton can create a menu concept suited to your interests, but some of our most popular past sessions include: how to make two classic dishes from Mallorca, the Balearic island off Spain’s east coast: Spanish paella and pan con tomate; the art of the French bistro (you will learn the building blocks and knife skills essential to all French cooking, such as searing, braising, roasting and pastry 101, and recipes will include steak frites and apple tarte tatin); and Brunch Basics (make a kale and mushroom frittata, citrus salad and spicy rosé paloma). If you’d like to customize your cooking class with Ashton, she can cater a class to your palate, from pizza-making and Roman pastas to lobster rolls.

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Zero~Waste California Cuisine with Camilla Marcus of SoHo’s west~bourne

On Location in New York City

Join Camilla Marcus—the chef and founder of west~bourne, a California-inspired, Manhattan-based restaurant that is vegetable-forward and sustainably- and philanthropically-minded—to learn how to cook creatively, resourcefully and thoughtfully. In a series of classes, Camilla will share her seasonal approach and zero-waste philosophy as you prepare delicious vegetarian dishes that are environmentally-conscious. Camilla will demonstrate such skills as root-to-stem cooking, pickling to preserve extra produce, key knife techniques to get the most out of your ingredients and more—highlighting the many quick (and easy) ways that you can honor Mother Nature in your kitchen, every day! Sessions can be customized to your interests and tastes, but some of our most popular options include the “Sullivan Chopped: Our Favorite Napa Cabbage Salad,” “Chocolate Cashew Popsicles” and the “Seasonal Greenmarket Masterclass: Using the Best of the Season’s Bounty.”

Formerly the Director of Business Development for Union Square Hospitality Group, Camilla holds a culinary degree from the International Culinary Center and has worked at some of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants, including dell’anima, Riverpark and Union Square Café. She has also been a leading figure in the fight to save independent restaurants and provide financial aid for New York City restaurant workers during COVID-19.

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Edible Cookie Dough 101: Mix It, Eat It & Bake it with DŌ Founder, Kristen Tomlan

On Location in New York

Kristen Tomlan, creator of nationwide edible cookie dough sensation, DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections takes her Cookie AcaDŌmy virtual—and, no surprise, it is ideal for kids! Just like in classes hosted at the NYC flagship, Kristen will teach the technique behind her signature safe-to-eat cookie dough, disclose her secret baking tips and tricks and provide recipes from her new cookbook. 

Please note: Children will be using a stand mixer or hand mixer, so adult supervision is recommended. Children under eight years old should be accompanied by a participating adult.

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The Chocolate Traveler: Tales and Tastings

On Location in Vancouver, British Columbia

Yes it’s true! Indagare member Pam Williams’ job at Ecole Chocolat is to travel around the globe for chocolate every year, learning, tasting, teaching, sharing. Pam introduces you to the world of fine chocolate and leads you through a fine chocolate tasting. Through live discussion, she helps you to understand how fine chocolate flavor is developed, from tree to bar and bonbon. Your homework in preparation for the class: arrive at the class with a bar of fine chocolate to taste! 

Please note: Our team will send a list of recommended chocolates with your confirmation, if you wish to participate during this session’s tasting.

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The Art of Roman Pasta

On Location in Rome

Try your hand at La Cucina Romana using centuries-old techniques—and the simplest ingredients—to create iconic pasta dishes such as carbonara and amatriciana. By the end of this class, which will be hosted by an Italian journalist and chef, you will have mastered the art of preparing fresh pasta, as well as these two delectable sauces. 

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Florentine Gnocchi Cooking Class

On Location in Florence

Like all good comfort food, gnocchi is simple in flavor and easy to make. One of Italy’s most popular exported pastas, the little potato balls have become one of the rare dishes prepared throughout the country. Under the guidance of an experienced Florence-based chef, enjoy preparing this classic pasta with a sausage-based or pesto sauce in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Italian Cuisine with Hotel Eden’s Michelin-starred Chef, Fabio Ciervo

On Location in Rome

Join chef Fabio Ciervo of the Il Giardino Restaurant at Hotel Eden—one of Indagare’s most-booked properties in Rome—and learn to make his signature Cacio e Pepe spaghetti. Fabio will give you tips and best practices on how to cook as a native Italian and will share the dietary benefits of the ingredients used in this lively session. Should pizza be more of your thing, Chef Fabio can customize a class around creating your own, personalized pizza. In this session, you’ll learn secret techniques for the perfect crust and how to use a special blend of various flours to make a lighter and healthier pizza. These classes are an especially great option for kids and families!

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Tales of Brazilian Cuisine

On Location in Brazil  

Brazil is a multicultural country—a complex mix of Natives, Tupis and Guaranis, Africans and Europeans—and this fusion is the heart of its delicious cuisine. In two separate classes, you can learn the two recipes that perfectly represents Brazil’s five centuries of cultural immersion: the Fish Moqueca and the Black Bean Feijoada. In these classes, you will prepare these delicious dishes with Fabio Taveira, a trained chef and musician from São Paulo, and understand the country’s rich history through this gastronomical adventure.

In a third session, you can also learn a brief history of three of Brazil’s favorite desserts, and how to make them: the Brigadeiro (fudge balls—a popular sweet, the story goes, that was named for a Brigadier, after World War II), the Quindim (a coconut custard), and the Peanut Paçoca (a candy treat made from ground peanuts, sugar and salt).

Please note: This class requires some light pre-class prep work (our team will send instructions with your confirmation).

Additionally – don’t miss our Brazilian Wine Pairing session with Chef Fabio, detailed below under WINE & SPIRITS.

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Moroccan Tagine

On Location in Fez  

Curious to learn the secrets to achieving the perfect tagine, the traditional North African stew made with spiced meat and vegetables and fruit? (Hint: The fruit gives it a savory flavor with a hint of sweetness, and the conical-shaped ceramic vessel it’s typically cooked in provides just the right amount of moist heat to ensure the meat is tender and aromatic). Join us and discover the recipe as we travel (virtually) to Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco and the birthplace of this refined and diverse cuisine, to experience a hands-on cooking workshop at the Fez Cooking School of Palais Amani, a meticulously restored palace in the medina.

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Sicilian Gelo

On Location in Sicily

Join our Sicilian-based chef, a proponent of Slow Food in Italy and a member of one of Italy’s top cooking shows, to learn how to make Gelo, also known as Biancomangiare, a delicious traditional Sicilian pudding-type spoon dessert, served cold and infused with spices. Gelo pairs especially well with just about any meal in the summer months, as it has a very fresh, delicate yet refined taste.

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Take a Coffee Break with Joe Coffee

On Location in New York City

Join Christopher Malarick, the Director of Training & Education for the New York-based specialty coffee company Joe Coffee, for a fun and engaging “coffee break” with your clients or colleagues. Sessions can be tailored to your interests, with top options including interactive tastings employing cupping—the coffee industry’s standard tasting protocol—to compare coffees and determine how origin, variety, and processing contribute to flavor, as well as deep dives into how coffee makes its way from bean to brew in top production regions around the world and demos of popular coffee-brewing methods that you can try at home.

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WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

 

Sinegal Estate Wine Tasting, Napa Valley

On Location in Napa Valley, California

Join our popular Global Classroom wine expert and Napa Valley local Doug White at Sinegal Estate, one of the top wineries in St. Helena. As you taste three different bottles from the comfort of your home, Doug will teach you about the unique elements and stories behind each of the wines—and how the terroir of Sinegal makes itself apparent in them. This session’s featured wines include: the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, the 2018 Pinot Noir and the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. With your wine purchase, you will also receive a special tasting notes package!

Please note: Should you wish to taste alongside our expert guide, upon confirmation, we will send along recommended wine bottles to purchase in advance of the class. 

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Natural Wine Tasting with Verjus

On Location in San Francisco, California

A nominee for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant, Verjus is a wine bar built in the image of Déviant in Paris, Vin Papillon in Montréal, and Noble Rot in London. In other words, it’s the restaurant that we would build if we could. In this session, you’ll join Verjus’ wine director and managing partner, Matt Cirne, for a private virtual tasting of a series of Verjus-approved natural wines, selected by Matt himself (Matt will choose two or three bottles based on a single theme—for example, Old World versus New World; multiple expressions of a single varietal—and mail them to your group in advance of the class). With Matt, you’ll discuss the wines and get to ask questions about winemaking and pairings. Savory add-ons of cheese, bread and pâté are also available.

Please note: Should you wish to taste alongside our expert guide, upon confirmation, we will send along recommended wine bottles to purchase in advance of the class. 

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La Vie en Rose Champagne Tasting with Ms. Bond

On Location in New York

In this class, you will be transported to a rosier reality and join long-time Champagne consultant, Ms. Bond, to travel within the world of Rosé Champagne. She will lead you through the nuances of this category of wine, starting from the pale and delicate and moving to the deep and powerful, at the other end of the flavor spectrum. Along this trip, she will point out tips to help you discover your own favorite style of Rosé Champagne, and she’ll share her philosophy for food pairing.

Please note: Should you wish to taste alongside our expert guide, upon confirmation, we will send along recommended wines to purchase in advance of the class. 

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The Vines of Bordeaux: Right Bank vs. Left Bank Wines with a Master Sommelier

On Location in Bordeaux, France

The wines of the left and right banks in Bordeaux may use the same set of varieties—and both share a long history of complex and high-quality craftsmanship—but differences in the two banks’ cultures, climates and geologies inform their unique expressions of terroir. During this dynamic tasting, you will join a master sommelier for a virtual tour through the history of winemaking in one of the world’s most lauded regions—Bordeaux—as you learn to taste the top wines from both banks, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Please note: Should you wish to taste alongside our expert guide, upon confirmation, we will send along recommended wine bottles to purchase in advance of the class. 

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Wine Tasting: Bodegas Weinert, Argentina’s Most Iconic Winery

On Location in Argentina

The 1977 Weinert Malbec was described by Robert Parker as “the best wine from South America, as good as any great wine in the world,” which not only propelled Bodegas Weinert to stardom, but also introduced Argentine wine to the outside world. Weinert became the first Argentine winery to export to the U.S. and developed an iconic reputation. Today, the small, family-owned winery in Mendoza isn’t as well-known publicly as the more massive commercial producers, but among wine intelligentsia, it is still the most sought after wine for the cellar. Weinert’s red wines are aged extensively, sometimes for decades, in massive 4,000-plus liter barrels in underground vaulted cellars, built in 1890. Learn more about Bodegas Weinert, Mendoza and the Andes with the very charming and charismatic Iduna Weinert, who currently runs her family’s business. In this class you will taste three bottles: Weinert Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cavas de Weinert.  

Please note: Upon confirmation, we will send along the list of wine bottles to purchase in advance of the class.

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The Vines of Chile

On Location in the Casablanca Valley

Take a sensory journey through one of the most exciting and diverse wine-making countries in the world—Chile—with a local wine specialist, as well as the founder of Kingston Family Vineyards in Chile’s Casablanca Valley. As our experts guide you through a tasting experience, participants will also learn about Chile’s most iconic wine-producing regions, the country’s cultural and natural treasures and the stories behind the Kingston Family’s wine production.

Please note: Should you wish to taste alongside our expert guide, upon confirmation, we will send along recommended Chilean wines to purchase in advance of the class.  Shipping can take up to 10 days, so if you wish to purchase wine for this tasting, we recommend doing so upon sign up. Should those who sign up not be able to purchase wine in time for the tasting, we recommend tasting along with any wine from Chile.

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Brazilian Wine Pairing with Chef Fabio

On Location in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

In this wine tasting class, Brazilian chef Fabio Teveira returns once more to the Global Classroom to examine the subtle art of wine pairing. What is the best way to match certain foods with the right wine to enhance and bring out their essential flavors—and why? You’ll learn that and more as Chef Fabio offers his suggestions on how to identify and combine the aromas and flavors you enjoy with just the right wine—and answers all your questions.

Please note: Should you wish to taste alongside our expert guide, upon confirmation, we will send along recommended wines to purchase in advance of the class.

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Beers Around the World at Top Hops

On Location in New York City

Oktoberfest may be cancelled this year, but beer-lovers can still celebrate this fall with our curated virtual pub crawl experience, highlighting some of our favorite beers around the globe—from Germany and Belgium to Italy, South Africa and beyond. With our expert guide, you’ll move through a guided tasting of four award-winning, distinct styles of beer—and as you sip, you’ll get a deeper look at brewing history, discover what makes each beer different and examine how their unique flavor profiles and processes have influenced the evolution of the ever-growing craft beer movement.

Please note: Should you wish to taste alongside our expert guide, upon confirmation, we will send along recommended beers to purchase in advance of the class.

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Talk & Tasting: Tequila Edition

On Location in Puerta Vallarta

In this unique tequila tasting experience, our lead expert from Mexico will walk you through the origins, history and process of making and distilling tequila from agave—followed by a tasting of the three tequila varieties to know. We will also share a secret guacamole recipe that you can prepare in advance for a festive pairing.

Please note: Our team will send a list of tequilas to purchase in advance of the tasting with your confirmation, if you wish to participate during this session. A recipe for guacamole will also be provided to accompany your tasting.

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Colombian Rum Distillation & Tasting

On Location in Cartagena

Enjoy a unique learning session, in which an expert will talk about the history of rum and how it became a popular Caribbean drink. Be guided through how different rums are processed and aged, in order to recognize its original characteristics. 

Please note: Our team will send a list of recommended rums and cocktail ingredients with your confirmation, should you wish to mix and taste alongside our expert mixologist during this session.

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Port in the Douro Valley

On Location in the Douro Valley

Virtually travel with us to the world’s oldest operating wine region—Portugal’s Douro Valley—for an exclusive Port wine tasting with the Six Senses Douro Valley’s Nick Yarnell and Port Knox owner Miguel Braga. Miguel will discuss the history of Port and its significance in the Douro Valley as he guides participants through an impressive sampling of Ports, including a white port and a tawny port. 

Please note: Our team will send a list of wines to purchase in advance of the tasting with your confirmation, if you wish to participate during this session. A recipe for guacamole will also be provided to accompany your tasting.

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Sake Tasting with a Former Shinto Priestess

On Location in Kyoto

Just as wine is a symbol of Christianity, sake represents the Japanese religion Shinto, the polytheistic belief involving the veneration of deities existing in nature. Explore the roots of sake, with a former Shinto priestess as your guide, and taste a recommended seasonal bottle as she shares her story and the rich traditions of her culture. Born in Kyoto, our expert became a Shinto priestess for a shrine that housed the spirit of sake and fermentation. She later became an illustrator to portray the diverse sake breweries all over Japan. She is the author of Sake Girl’s Brewery Walk, and an iconic figure in the world of sake. 

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Mixology for the Home Bartender with Matthew Hunter, Head Bartender of Eleven Madison Park in New York City

On Location in New York

Mise en place is a term used in professional kitchens that translates to “everything in its place.” Before you can start to prepare a meal or a cocktail, you need to have your ingredients organized and your mind focused. This philosophy can easily be applied to how you make drinks at home. In this class, Matthew Hunter, the Head Bartender of Eleven Madison Park (2017 World’s Best Restaurant), will teach you how to make four delicious, simple, balanced cocktails with spirits that will become staples on your back bar. He offers classes on the Spritz, cocktails to pair with the American BBQ, London Dry Gin (the art of the Martini), and he has also done a summer-centric tequila class. We can send all menus through to you for your perusal should you wish. If you’d like to have a class fully customized (perhaps it involves non alcoholic drinks, or you want the focus on Whiskey or Vodka), we can do that as well, though it might affect the price per person.

Please note: Our team will send a list of bar tools and essential ingredients you may like to purchase or prepare in advance, with your confirmation, if you wish to participate during this session. 

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ART & HISTORY

 

FRANCE

Art in Response to Nature – Art and Architecture at Château La Coste

On Location in Provence

Experience the art and architecture of Château La Coste (of Villa La Coste in Provence, one of our favorite properties in the region) with the project’s curator, who will take you on a virtual visit through the parcour of this unique property overlooking Luberon National Park. Some of the world’s leading contemporary artists and architects have visited Château La Coste to explore the wooded hilltops and vineyards of Provence and created work in response to the natural beauty and rich history of this landscape. Learn the stories behind the art of one of Indagare’s favorite properties in the region, including such artists as Tadao Ando, Louise Bourgeois, Frank Gehry, Andy Goldsworthy, Ai Weiwei, Paul Matisse and Renzo Piano. 

This class can also be booked as a two part series where, in the second class, the curator will explore the ways in which many of the creative projects by major contemporary artists on-site blur the traditional distinction between the disciplines of art and architecture. Works by Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Richard Rogers, Lee Ufan, Frank Gehry—and others—will be highlighted in this session. These two sessions are standalone, and you do not have to have experienced the first one in order to enjoy the second.

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A Tour of Royal Versailles and its Gardens

On Location in Paris 

Enjoy a virtual, behind-the-scenes tour and interactive experience of Versailles with one of our favorite Paris experts. Understand the key players behind the grand architecture and discover what life was like at the court of the Sun King. Explore the King’s Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors and even the newly restored Queen’s chambers. You may also choose to join our Paris expert, in a second session, for a meandering virtual tour through Versailles gardens. You will be taken through storied groves, manicured lawns and flowering gardens, which once buzzed with political intrigue during the reign of King Louis XIV. Behind-the-scenes access will take you up the steps of Queen Marie-Antoinette’s private domaine, through the dreamy landscapes of Trianon and into the quaint hamlet, as you explore the world of the Sun King.

These two programs also build perfectly off one another and provide a royal treat before your next trip to Paris and Versailles!

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The Secrets of Notre Dame’s Construction

On Location in Paris 

Learn the secrets of the architects, masons, sculptors and alchemists who created this iconic medieval megastructure full of innovation and hidden messages. You’ll also hear about the essential elements that define Gothic architecture and how the cathedral became a symbol of the city’s success and a religious center in the heart of the Dark Ages, plus gain an understanding of the current restoration efforts after the devastating fire in 2019.

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ITALY & SPAIN

St. Peter’s Basilica: Then & Now

On Location in Rome

The imposing presence of St. Peter’s Basilica has marked the Roman skyline for centuries, yet it is quite a new architectural gem compared to the ancient city. The oddly out-of-the-way location of the Basilica begs the question of its relationship with city and urban planning. Why was the Basilica built there? How did the architects plan for such a large project? What did the Basilica take the place of? Through a narrative exploration of St. Peter’s Basilica, this presentation will inform participants of the complexities of the construction of the Basilica and its place in the urban fabric of Rome.  

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The Sistine Chapel, Revisited

On Location in Rome

A unique look into the lesser-known curiosities of the world’s most famous chapel. Few know about the birth of the Sistine chapel as a “military” chapel, or its decoration before (and after) Michelangelo or the papal machinations that led to the creation of an absolute masterpiece. This lecture will give an immersive understanding of the Sistine Chapel for both novices and experts.

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Florence: From the Dawn of the Renaissance to the Medici Dukes

On Location in Florence

Florence, the most important city in Tuscany, is the birthplace of the Renaissance, and for hundreds of years, it nurtured an unceasing succession of great artists and thinkers. No other place in Italy can rival Florence for the quantity and quality of art and architecture. Works by Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci are all concentrated and easily accessible within the city’s churches, museums and piazzas, which explains why it is known as “the cradle of the Renaissance.” Florence is, moreover, one of the loveliest cities in the world, ringed by the foothills of the Apennines and sliced in two by the River Arno. Narrow alleys lead between its graceful piazze, while the massive scale of the buildings impressively demonstrates the wealth once generated by its thriving economy. Join our expert art historian for a virtual examination of the art and history of Florence, beginning at the dawn of the Renaissance and ending with the Medici Dukes. 

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Timeless Maria: The Image of the Virgin and Caravaggio’s Artistic Revolution

On Location in Rome

This lecture by one of our top guides in Rome will reveal the familial history of Mary and examine the ways the image of the Virgin Mary has been depicted throughout history. Our expert will explore the symbolism and tropes associated with Mary, and look at Caravaggio’s revolutionary painting techniques, compositions and subject portrayals and his influence.

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Virtual Tour: After Hours at the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

On Location in Rome

Situated on Via del Corso in the heart of Rome’s Centro Storico, the majestic Palazzo Doria Pamphilj has been the home of a noble family since the 17th century. Today, the family is one of the few that still reside within their Roman palace’s exquisite walls. The palazzo’s lauded gallery houses one of the city’s most important patrician collections, which has been protected by the state since 1816 and contains masterpieces by such artists as Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Jan Brueghel, Titian, Raphael, Velázquez and other icons. After the palazzo closes to visitors, you will be virtually led by our expert through the opulent red, white and gold rooms of the art gallery and into exclusive sections not usually open to the public. The Doria Pamphilj Gallery, like the rest of the palace, is the result of 500 years’ worth of additions, annexes and expansions, which form the centuries-old splendor seen today.

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The Heart of Venice: Symbols, Art and Architecture in St. Mark’s Square

On Location in Venice

Join our expert local guide for a virtual tour of St. Mark’s Square. This behind-the-scenes look at Venetian history will focus on the art, architecture and symbols found in this iconic place, which has served as the political and religious heart of Venice for over 1,000 years. With its ornate decoration and striking geometric patterns of Istrian stone, St. Mark’s Square is known as one of the world’s most storied and most beautiful. Stops on the tour will include the Doge’s Palace, an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, and the gilded Basilica of San Marco, which is dedicated to Venice’s patron saint.

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The Unification of Italy

On Location in Italy

Italy, though famous for its abundance of history, is a young modern state. This entertaining lecture, with one of our favorite Italian guides, will highlight the multitude of key figures and events that make up the country’s tumultuous past and dive into the battle for the Italian state.

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Inside Barcelona’s Modernist Architecture

On Location in Barcelona 

Enjoy a virtual visit to the interior of the astonishing Sagrada Familia, by the hand of our top guide in Barcelona. You will be introduced to Gaudí and the story behind his most famous work, La Sagrada Familia, on a virtual tour.

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CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

Art Nouveau and Cubist Architecture: Prague after 1900

On Location in Prague

Put simply, Art Nouveau isn’t only a radical new design aesthetic. It represents a pre-war social elite with new standards for modern comforts and luxury, a clubby upper class that drank absinthe and the first mixed cocktails, booked voyages on ocean liners and read fashion magazines. It isn’t an accident that most Art Nouveau buildings are hotels, elegant bars, restaurants and train stations. These were the watering holes of the first globetrotters, those enjoying the fruits of 19th-century industrialization in the first decade of the 20th century, before global war swallowed up their world. During this talk, you’ll learn to identify the ginkgo biloba leaves and lighting fixtures that mark the style, even as you discover the dramatic social and political history of Prague in the 20th century.  

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Constructing Prague: Europe’s Major Architectural Styles in the Golden City

On Location in Prague

Discover Europe’s major architectural styles with Prague as your blueprint. Moving through the city’s legendary array of Gothic, Baroque, Art Nouveau, Neo-Classical, Communist-era architecture, you’ll gain a new understanding of the nationalist and religious pressures that produced new building styles across Europe—from medieval to modern. Along the way, you will learn to identify the features and philosophy of Europe’s major architectural movements and the ways in which the Czech national story has (literally) been built and rebuilt.

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Special-Access Live Virtual Tour of Prague’s Strahov Monastery Library

On Location in Prague

Join our expert guide on a live-streamed tour through one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. The Strahov Monastery book collection near Prague Castle was founded almost 900 years ago and is housed in the magnificent Theological and Philosophical Halls, which you may recognize from films and TV shows, including Amadeus and Outlander. By special arrangement with the library, we will be able to walk behind the ropes and move through the 17th- and 18th-century halls, which are filled with Baroque ornamentation and Rococo décor, exploring the allegorical frescoes designed to reconcile religion with a new era of scientific investigation in the Age of Enlightenment. Along the way, we will learn fascinating details about the monks’ dedication to books, natural sciences and to their legendary beer, first brewed in 1142. 

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Live from Prague’s Wallenstein Garden

On Location in Prague 

Explore the first Baroque garden north of the Alps—with its flowing fountains, dramatic sculptures, topiary mazes, white peacocks and imposing architecture—live with our guide. Built by the supreme commander of the Hapsburg’s armies during the Thirty Years’ War and used today as the garden of the Czech Senate, this masterpiece of the Baroque era is also a fascinating reflection of the tragic life of its commissioner, Albrecht von Wallenstein. Our historian guide will reveal the secrets of the garden’s creation and design principles and decode the mythology of the statues and frescoes in the context of Renaissance-era Prague’s cataclysmic battles over true religion.

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Live Virtual Tour of Prague’s Ancient Jewish Quarter, Synagogues and Cemetery

On Location in Prague

With our top guides—and by special arrangement with Prague’s Jewish Museum—you will travel to Prague’s ancient Jewish Quarter to see the interior of the oldest functioning synagogue in all of Europe, the 13th-century Old-New Synagogue, and learn its legends. You’ll also take in the 600-year-old Jewish Cemetery and the haunting interior of the Baroque Pinkas synagogue, painted with the names of the thousands of Czech Jews lost to the Holocaust. Next, exploring the Klausen synagogue, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of Judaica, you’ll hear stories of the unique culture and essential contributions of Czech Jewish figures—from Renaissance luminaries through Franz Kafka and Madeleine Albright—and gain an understanding of the enduring persecution the community faced during the genocide and the Cold War suppression. In the spirit of Rosh Hashanah, you will end in discussion about the revitalization of Prague’s Jewish community today.

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A Tour of The Old Town of Kraków

On Location in Kraków

Take a journey through Polish history, as we virtually visit the most beautiful places in Kraków’s Old Town. Places of interest include the largest main square in Europe, the second oldest university in Central Europe and Wawel Hill, home to the Royal Castle and Cathedral, where the Polish kings once lived. You will learn stories of the Polish royal families and of Pope John Paul II—and even discover the secrets of the Kraków dragon. This is a wonderful introduction to the city and its rich history and culture.

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The Jewish Quarter of Kraków

On Location in Kraków

Discover Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Kraków, with our expert guide. The Jewish history of Kraków stretches back over 800 years, and despite the tragedies of World War II and 50 years under Communism, the city is still home to the best-preserved Jewish quarter in Europe. In an area that’s just over two square miles, you can discover seven pre-war synagogues and countless other historical sites; plus, see where Steven Spielberg filmed Schindler’s List and learn about the legacy and culture of the local Jewish community, which made up 25 percent of the total population of Kraków in 1939.

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World War II and the History of the Ghetto in Kraków

On Location in Kraków

On this virtual journey through the occupied city, you will learn about the Jewish Ghetto and the tragic story of its inhabitants, from the genocide of the Holocaust through the fight for their freedom and, ultimately, liberation. Our top guides will share both a comprehensive history of Kraków during World War II along with many fascinating individual stories of the residents of this occupied city to bring its complicated history to life.

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The Jewish Revival in Poland

On Location in Kraków

Learn about the post-war history of Polish Jews from our guide, live from Kraków. What happened to the Polish Jewish community after the war? Who left the country and who stayed and decided to live hiding their Jewish identity? How has the life of Jews changed since the fall of Communism and are there any Jews in Poland now? This lecture will cover these topics and more—from the Jewish revival, anti-Semitism and the country’s efforts to preserve the memory of the Polish Jewish community. 

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Polish Food with a Splash of Vodka

On Location in Kraków

Discover the distinctive traditions of Polish cuisine, including the essential dishes, bread-making practices and food markets of Kraków. You’ll also gain an understanding of traditions around alcohol in Polish history and how it influences society today. To finish, you will learn how to make Polish pickles and share a shot of Polish vodka.

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THE NETHERLANDS

Masterworks in the Rijksmuseum

On Location in Amsterdam

Join one of our top art guides for a virtual visit inside Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, which showcases 800 years of Dutch art, including its impressive collection of Dutch masters. Learn about works by Johannes Vermeer, proudly exhibited in the Gallery of Honour, as well as early, middle and late-career Rembrandts. See the Dutch master’s brush strokes up close and get insight into his style, which, in his later years, shows wild, expressive brushwork and the ability to penetrate the human soul. The lecture will also include a discussion of work by other great masters such as Jan Steen and Frans Hals.

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Young Rembrandt

On Location in Amsterdam

In this lecture, a top Amsterdam-based art historian will tell the story of young Rembrandt. The lecture will cover from the 17th-century Dutch painter’s birth through his early Leiden years, his career in Amsterdam and culminate in one of his most famous paintings, Night Watch. The tour will be a digital museum experience with short stories about the artist’s life and art throughout.

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The Life of Vermeer

On Location in Amsterdam

In this lecture, discover how the 17th-century Dutch master Vermeer emerged as a super-specialist in interior scenes, with one of our top art historian guides and specialists in European art. Part lecture, part storytelling, this session will offer an understanding of how Vermeer became a part of the fabric of life in the town of Delft in the Netherlands.

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17th-Century Dutch Flower Still-Life Paintings

On Location in Amsterdam

Step back in time and explore Dutch flower culture on canvas with an art historian in the Netherlands. This lively lecture examines exquisite 17th-century Dutch flower still-life paintings. You’ll learn how and why the genre was born, the symbolism behind these beautiful works of art—and how to spot the differences between early and later still-life works. Once you become familiar with these hidden gems, you will never look at these paintings in the same way again.

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Vincent van Gogh, a Life in Art

On Location in Amsterdam

If we followed a timeline of Vincent van Gogh’s career, only the last three years would be riveting and worthwhile, if we measure it in works of art. Therefore, our expert art historian will first show a series of his great masterworks from 1887-1890 and then retrace events in the artist’s life to understand how his art developed after his birth in 1853 and a painful series of mishaps and failures that followed.

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Caravaggio, Early Genius

On Location in Amsterdam

Caravaggio is undoubtedly the most influential Italian painter of the 16th and 17th centuries and beyond. His dramatic original interpretation of chiaroscuro or clair-obscur (the use of light versus dark contrasts) and his raw, streetwise Realism, a rejection of Mannerism, influenced the work of countless artists (Rembrandt was one of his many followers). And while Raphael and Titian were the perfect, well-mannered courtiers, Caravaggio became the proverbial scoundrel: a melancholic artist-genius, ambivalent, masculine, full of vitality, confident, challenging, burlesque, explosive, aggressive, jealous. This session with one of our top art history guides, based in Amsterdam, will examine the defining early years of his career.

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THE U.K.

Behind the Palace Gates: An Inside Look at the British Royal Family

On Location in England

Join royal biographer Ingrid Seward and one of Indagare’s favorite British culture experts for an inside take on the British Royal Family’s most iconic moments, from the abdication of Edward VIII and the reign of Queen Elizabeth II through to the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the Queen’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Behind the Scenes at Changing of the Guard with Andrew Wallis

On Location in England

Step inside London’s Guards Museum with its longtime director Andrew Wallis to examine some of its famous and important artifacts surrounding British military and Royal family. The museum traces the history behind the five regiments of foot guards who have protected the Sovereign and Royal Palaces since 1660. Wallis, who has served in various military regiments and ceremonial bodyguards, will share his own military history as well.

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THE UNITED STATES

Art Exhibitions from NYC to L.A.

On Location in New York

Virtually visit contemporary art exhibitions in galleries from New York to L.A. and beyond with an award-winning art curator, advisor and guide. In this class, you will be able to see pieces and installations from various artists around the globe. For an additional session, you can also request a curated look at the Frieze Contemporary Art Fair or the NaDa Art Fair, which showcases some of the world’s best contemporary art, with digital presentations from over 200 international galleries. This series is ideal for art enthusiasts looking to discover the most exciting international artists working in a wide range of disciplines today. Our guide can also curate a presentation on Contemporary Black Art in America, The Art of Seduction at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or provide a virtual visit through Art Basel.

We are also happy to customize a class based on your specific interests.

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Futurism in Fashion

On Location in New York

From Utopia to Metropolis, futurist visions transformed dress in the early 20th century, from the oppressive ideal of the corseted angel of the household to the freewheeling flapper, who wore the first modern clothing. Led by fashion historian, author and Parsons School of Design professor Jessica Glasscock, this class explores the origin story of the clothes we wear today, from the radical proposals of the early twentieth century avant-garde. While considerable credit should go to Coco Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet and the other 1920s Parisian designers who made fashion modern, artists and bohemians from beyond the City of Light also played a powerful role in shaping contemporary dress. From William Morris to Joseph Hoffman and Giacomo Balla, artists theorized modern fashion before Paris embraced it. This class traces that hidden history.

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AFRICA

The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Then and Now

On Location in Kigali

The genocide in Rwanda in 1994 was one of the most devastating events of the 20th century—100 days of incomprehensible loss that has forever shaped the country’s past and its future. Rwanda’s recovery since then is also one of the most inspiring stories of this century. In this lecture, learn more about the causes, events and ramifications of the genocide from the director of the memorial in Kigali, one of the most important tourist sites in the country.

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Inside the Ancient City of Luxor

On Location in Egypt

Join one of Indagare’s best Egyptologist guides and time-travel through the archaeological highlights of the ancient city of Luxor, one of the country’s most-visited sites. In this lecture, you will learn about the thrilling discoveries of the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings—including the treasure-filled tomb of King Tut—as well as the latest news from recent excavations.

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Inside the Great Pyramids of Egypt

On Location in Egypt

Join one of Indagare’s top Egyptologist guides on a virtual journey to the Great Pyramids of Giza—the only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Our expert will examine the great mysteries of the pyramids, including the philosophy behind the intricate burial rituals of the ancient pharaohs and the astounding architectural development of these tombs. This talk will also introduce you to the Step Pyramid of King Zoser—the first freestanding stone structure in the world—and the necropolis of Dahshur, where the famed bent Pyramid can be found.

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Virtual Journey Down the Nile

On Location in Egypt

Egypt is a land of incredible history, culture and mysteries. Join one of our top Egyptologist guides as she takes us on a journey down the River Nile. One of the best ways to visit Egypt is by boat and this virtual tour will cover the top sites visited by the best boats cruising on the Nile in Upper Egypt today. Whether you have been to Egypt already or are considering a trip in the future, don’t miss this class, as we bring some of Egypt’s most incredible temples and tombs to you.

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Inside the Temples of Ancient Egypt

On Location in Egypt

Join one of our top Egyptologist guides to explore some of the most famous temples in Egypt, including the temples in Karnak, Luxor and Abu Simbel, where the famous ancient sandstone monuments were built by Ramesses II. Our beloved expert will discuss the construction, architecture and location of these epic temples, as well as their significance in ancient Egyptian history.

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ASIA

Textiles of Bhutan

On Location in Bhutan

Virtually visit Kelzang Handicraft, a textile and crafts shop in Thimphu, Bhutan, and meet the owner, Kezang Wangmo, and her daughters, who grew up in the shop. In this intimate session, you’ll see the vibrant kiras and ghos (national dress worn by women and men in Bhutan) and other traditional woven silk textiles, and learn about the art of weaving the intricate patterns of Kishuthara that the country is known for producing, along with some new, modern practices of Bhutanese handicraft.

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WELLNESS

 

Mindful Moments from Mii Amo

On Location in Arizona

This virtual mindfulness session is led by Kim McDermott and Jim Root from Mii amo, one of our favorite destination spas and the home of our annual retreat each January. Learn how to open your mind to release and connect with your heart  and experience the benefits of a mindful practice and personal reflection within yourself. The session is designed to help give you the tools to create a quiet time and space in your day.

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Unlocking the Mystery of your Birth Chart with Indagare’s Favorite Astrologist

On Location in California

Super-astrologist Kamma Bothe is an expert in reading the sign language of the stars. In this session, Kamma, who is popular among Indagare Members who have met her on our annual trip to Mii amo offered in January, will provide insights into the aspects of astrology and an opportunity to see your own life through a fascinating and inspiring window. She believes that the moment in time when you are born is like a seed: It contains your complete potential, your capacity for and any limitation to love, to work, to be a parent, to enjoy your life and to master its challenges. Kamma will inspire you to unlock yours.

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CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

 

Japanese Tea Ceremony

On Location in Kyoto

Our expert in the Japanese Tea Ceremony began his tea practice at the age of 19, and has a background in Japanese architecture as well as in design. Over the years he has lived in multiple countries including Korea, Russia, the U.S., Syria and Ukraine, and now calls Kyoto home. During this class you will be swept away by the beautiful art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and will also learn about the relationship between the tea ceremony and Zen Buddhism. This is a truly transportive lesson that will provide an hour of tranquility and calm. 

Please note: Should you wish to make matcha alongside our expert guide, you will want to have matcha and a tea whisk (or spoon), a mug (tea bowl or tea cup); as well as access to boiling water during this experience. 

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Geisha Dance

On Location in Kyoto

During this session you will enter a customary Japanese home in Kyoto and learn the captivating, centuries-old tradition of the Geisha, as well as witness the alluring dance up close. Our exclusive expert for this program began her dance career in elementary school. Her performance style, which has a 300-year-old history, is unique to Kyoto. She is also a lacquerware artisan as well as a choreographer for younger Geisha dancers. You will have an opportunity at the end of the session to ask her questions (through a translator) about her life and her training to become a Geisha. 

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Flower Arranging with Philip Hammond, Designer Florist at The Dorchester in London

On Location in London

Join this master class, set against the backdrop of London, from one of The Dorchester’s rooftop gardens, as our expert takes you through the process of creating a quintessentially British hand-tied floral bouquet. From preparing the flowers and keeping them looking fresh, to arranging them to sit perfectly in a vase, this session is equally suitable for absolute beginners or pros who want to try their hand at a new style. Philip will also share insights into his career at The Dorchester and the world of flowers in London.

Please note: Our team will send a list of tools and supplies, with your confirmation, should you wish to participate.

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Flower Arranging & Design with FlowerSchool

On Location in New York City

Meet floral experts from Manhattan’s acclaimed FlowerSchool and learn how to craft a beautiful arrangement. For the holidays, consider focusing on garlands, where you’ll use fresh winter greens, such as evergreen, juniper and magnolia, to create a festive design.

Please note: Our team will send a list of tools and supplies, with your confirmation, should you wish to participate.

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Dutch Painting: Tulip Fields and the Sunflowers of Vincent Van Gogh

On Location in Amsterdam

With the guidance of our Dutch painting expert, learn the tricks and techniques of the Netherlands’ masters to bring a bit of beauty into your own home. With step-by-step instruction, you can focus on depicting the famous and colorful tulip fields that draw millions of tourists to this European country every year. Alternatively, you can choose to master your own take on Van Gogh’s iconic sunflowers, as you follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s most renowned artists (please note that the Van Gogh class has a duration of two hours).

Please note: Our team will send a list of art supplies, with your confirmation, should you wish to participate.

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Musical Brazil from Colony to Bossa Nova

On Location in Brazil

Part-lecture, part-music lesson, this class with one of our favorite guides  in the region will span Brazilian musical history, stretching from the pan-African influence brought by the slave trade in the 1800s all the way to modern Bossa nova, with The Girl from Ipanema, including one of the biggest events in the world: Rio’s Carnival.

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Master the Magic Show: Learning the Art of Deception

On Location in Bali, Indonesia

Have you ever had a curiosity for sleights of hand and beguiling tricks? Now, you can learn the art of deception, directly from a professional magician! Sean Borland has over 10 years’ experience performing internationally for corporate, celebrity and leisure clients. He is currently the Director of Sales and Magic for Rascal Voyages, a luxury yacht company based in Bali, and he was formerly the resident magician at Nihi Sumba, one of Indagare’s favorite hotels in the world. Sean’s magic combines psychology and misdirection to create powerful performances that leave audiences in a state of wonder. In this private, one-hour class, he will share his secrets with you—all you need is an open mind and an interest in performing, and you’ll be able to amaze your friends and family and create a memorable impression at your next party. No prior experience is needed.

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WILDLIFE & CONSERVATION

 

Gorilla Trekking

On Location in Rwanda

Gorillas remain one of the most mythic creatures on earth, sitting up on misty mountaintops where few have ever seen them. But it’s the journey to see them that has now taken center stage in the fight to keep them alive. In this session, you’ll learn from our guide—a conservation expert who has worked to eliminate poaching in both Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park—about the gorillas of Rwanda, their history, their environment and how to see them when it’s possible to do so again.

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The History of Safari

On Location in South Africa

Join one of our top safari experts, Colin Bell, as he traces the history of safaris in Africa, with a focus on Kenya, South Africa and Botswana. South-Africa-born Bell will draw on his own personal experiences and over 40+ years in the business, as the co-founder of Wilderness Safaris, Great Plains Conservation and now Natural Selection Safaris. Many of the intriguing, behind-the-scenes images (and stories) from a range of safari companies in the three countries have rarely been shared before.

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Photographing Wildlife with Dana Allen

On Location in Zimbabwe

Join Dana Allen—naturalist, author, guide, educator, artist and professional wildlife photographer—to learn how to develop the essential best practices and skills for capturing awe-inspiring wildlife photography. Allen, who now lives in Zimbabwe and has lived and worked in Southern, Central and East Africa for the past 25 years, specializes in photographing wildlife and the environment. He will also share his own life story and how he has created his own amazing collection of work.

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Bush Skills and Campfire Cooking with one of Africa’s Renowned Wilderness Experts

On Location in South Africa

In two interactive classes, perfect for kids—but with something for all ages—one of Africa’s top wilderness guides will impart important skills for surviving in the wilderness, including how to make a shelter and build a fire; then, in a follow-up session just in time for summer grilling, he will show you the best recipes to cook when out in the wilderness—or over just about any other open fire. Our guide grew up on a ranch in rural Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. After completing a Diploma of Forestry at Saasveld College in the Southern Cape, he worked briefly as a forester, but was drawn back to the bush. At Singita Game Reserves in Kruger National Park for a decade, he guided some of the best leopard-viewing on the African continent. Since 2010, he has been a private guide, and there are few African wildlife hotspots he has not visited. When not on safari, he is involved in guide training and consulting for photographic safari companies. He is especially popular with families and children. Kids are encouraged to build a fort along with him in this session.

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The Endemic Oddities of Madagascar

On Location in South Africa

Meet one of the top guides in Africa, as he gives insight into the strange and unique plants and animals of the endangered island paradise of Madagascar. Our guide, who is especially passionate about this unique country and its wildlife, grew up on a ranch in rural Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. After completing a Diploma of Forestry at Saasveld College in the Southern Cape, he worked briefly as a forester, but was drawn back to the bush. At Singita Game Reserves in Kruger National Park for a decade, he guided some of the best leopard-viewing on the African continent. Since 2010, he has been a private guide, and there are few African wildlife hotspots he has not visited.

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The Last of The Big Tuskers

On Location in Florida

Join conservationist, author and National Geographic TV host, James Currie, as he discusses his latest documentary on the plight of the planet’s last remaining super tusker elephants—those with tusks heavier than 100 pounds per side. Learn about the devastating effects of human-wildlife conflict, poaching and hunting on these magnificent creatures. James will explain what is being done to ensure their survival and celebrate the majesty of the ones that remain.

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Human-Wildlife Conflict in Kenya

On Location in Africa

Join one of our top East Africa guides as he discusses his unique insights into the relationship between tourism, supporting local communities and conservation efforts in rural Kenya. Our expert has been guiding in the African bush since he was 15 and is the fourth generation in East Africa’s oldest family-run safari business. His knowledge and experience and his passion for wildlife is unique—this is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the ways in which fostering our connection to nature matters more than ever, and the ways in which low volume and low impact approaches to tourism, when practiced correctly, can effect positive change in conservation and human development.

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Jaguar Collaring in the Pantanal

On Location in Brazil

The jaguar is one of the largest big cats in the world, but its natural habitat in Brazil’s Pantanal, one of the world’s most expansive tropical wetlands, at more than 42 million acres, is rapidly shrinking. In this lecture, you’ll hear from two of the wildlife experts behind the most successful jaguar conservation project to date about their urgent work to preserve one of the most emblematic icons of South America.

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Insights into Aboriginal Australia

On Location in Australia

For hundreds of thousands of Aboriginal peoples, the history of Australia extends back tens of thousands of years, long before January 26, 1788 (the date that commemorates the first permanent European settlement in Australia). In this class, led by an Aboriginal guide from the Koorie Heritage Trust of Melbourne, explore the untold history of the continent’s indigenous peoples, as well as the devastating culture clashes that have occurred in the years since.

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For additional classes, explore our Indagare Global Classroom.  We invite you to share any questions or feedback by emailing us at global.classroom@indagare.com.

– Indagare on September 9, 2020

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