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20 Insider Journeys to Book for 2022

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As we continue to seek meaningful, responsible and transformative experiences in this new era of what Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley has named “Renaissance Travel,” our Insider Journeys team has been hard at work planning small-group itineraries and unique packages that promote connection, discovery, rejuvenation, reflection and joy. From the remote peaks of Bhutan and the Italian Dolomites, the seas of the Galápagos and Antarctica and the vast plains of Mongolia and Kenya to the winding streets of Marrakech, Florence, Berlin, Paris, Milan and Stockholm, these trips are crafted around your passion points (including art, design, food, wellness, adventure and history), with unforgettable, immersive experiences like curator-led tours of private homes and galleries, after-hours access to top museums and monuments, conservation-focused excursions into off-limits reserves with naturalists, private meals with Michelin-starred chefs and more. As you fill out your travel calendar for the year ahead, these are the journeys that you won’t want to miss.

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Italian Dolomites

Tucked away in northern Italy, the lovely Rosa Alpina resort offers access to hundreds of miles of trails—and one of the world’s largest and most reliable ski areas—in the pristine Italian Dolomites. In this extraordinary landscape—with breathtaking views, snow- blanketed slopes and jagged mountain peaks—go at your own pace or test your limits on daily runs led by expert local ski and snowboard guides. Active mornings will be followed by delicious meals at the area’s best restaurants, including the three-Michelin-starred Restaurant St. Hubertus and time to enjoy the luxuries of Rosa Alpina, an Aman Resort—including massages, beauty treatments and the opportunity to participate in cooking and yoga classes.

When: January 23 – 29, 2022
Best For: TrailblazersUltimate IndulgersAdventurersFoodies
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Plus: Explore our annual Italian Dolomites September Hiking Itinerary!

Galápagos with Penta

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An Edenic wonderland seemingly forgotten by time, the islands of the Galápagos have fascinated nature lovers and adventurers ever since their pristine ecosystems inspired Charles Darwin to publish On the Origin of Species, in 1859. This inaugural Indagare x Penta Journey has been carefully created with an eye toward promoting conservation awareness and traveling in a sustainable manner. In the company of esteemed naturalists and expert guides, guests will experience an idyllic wildlife escape that can be found nowhere else on Earth, while exploring the highlights of these remote islands aboard a private charter of the M/Y Grace, the most historic and luxurious boat in the archipelago.

When: January 23 or 25 – February 1, 2022
Best For: AdventurersTrailblazersSoul Searchers
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India

Few countries in the world stimulate the five senses with as much intensity as India. From the buzzing energy of Delhi and the abundance of crafts in Jaipur to the solemn beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India’s many regions offer larger-than-life experiences that are spectacular in very different ways. This itinerary makes an approachable trip out of a complex and layered destination that can otherwise become overwhelming. It offers ample time to explore lavish palaces, immerse yourself in Hindu culture and see all the highlights of India’s major cities—Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra—with an insider’s perspective.

When: February 27 – March 9, 2022 and October 9 – 19, 2022
Best For: Ultimate IndulgersStyle MavensArt Lovers
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Bhutan

Considered the last Buddhist Kingdom, Bhutan sits at the foot of the Himalayas and has remained isolated from the modern world for centuries. It is home to one of the world’s most fascinating cultures (it claims to be the happiest country on earth) and beautiful landscapes that are truly wild (it is the only country that is carbon-negative). You can explore this captivating place with daily hikes through rural towns and lush forests, as you make your way to the legendary Tiger’s Nest and relax at incredible Six Senses lodges. Along the way, discover ancient monasteries and rustic farmhouses, where you will be welcomed for meals and meditations—plus, experience an unforgettable farewell dinner under the stars in the ruins of a 15th-century dzong fortress, complete with live music, folk dancing and a traditional Bhutanese tasting menu.

When: March 11 – 19, 2022 (to be confirmed)
Best For: Soul Searchers, Trailblazers, Intellectuals
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Paris with Vogue

Curated and hosted by Vogue editors and Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, this trip will unveil the style secrets of the world’s fashion capital and connect you with designers and influencers during private receptions at insider addresses and the flagship ateliers of legendary French fashion houses—along with group dinners at the chicest establishments, history-focused tours and cultural activities. As Coco Chanel said: “Fashion changes, but style endures.” The same is true of Paris—trending metropolises may flash across the travel sphere, but the City of Light remains the brightest star in the fashion universe.

When: March 14 – 19, 2022 and October 15 – 20, 2022
Best For: Style Mavens, Art/Design Lovers, Foodies
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Plus: Sign up for first access to our art- and design-focused Insider Journey to Paris with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Milan with Vogue

Curated and hosted by Vogue editors and Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, this trip will dive into the pioneering style and Old-World glamour of Italy’s most fashionable city. You’ll be invited behind the scenes to meet the city’s most influential designers and fashion editors, as you tour cutting-edge ateliers, visit private studios and contemporary art galleries and explore some of the area’s most magnificent and historic villas.

When: March 19 – 24, 2022 and October 10 – 15, 2022
Best For: Style Mavens, Art/Design Lovers, Foodies
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Morocco

From the windswept Desert d’Agafay and mysterious Atlas Mountains to the sparkling city of Marrakech, Morocco is a seductive destination that truly has it all: glamour, romance, history, adventure and eternal allure. Next spring or fall, join Indagare for an in-depth exploration of the country’s many delights, from its enchanting gardens and architecture to its ancient cultures and cuisine. In Marrakech, you will also visit extraordinary landmarks—including the famous medina and its souks—and meet with local creatives; outside the city, you’ll experience one of North Africa’s most exquisite retreats: Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot.

When: March 20 – 26 and October 16 – 22, 2022
Best For: Style MavensArt LoversSoul SearchersUltimate Indulgers
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Mexico City

From its colorful buildings and breathtaking Modernist murals to the cuisine served at its most innovative restaurants, many elements of Mexico City are works of art—so it’s no surprise that it was named 2018’s World Design Capital (and it continues to be one of the hottest travel destinations). On this journey, you can experience the icons and highlights of this culture capital in the company of local tastemakers and curators, with expert-guided tours of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods and visits focused on the groundbreaking work of Luis Barragán, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo; the nuances of artisanal mezcal; up-and-coming contemporary artists and so much more. Plus, add on time in the charming colonial town (and artisan studio paradise) San Miguel de Allende.

When: March 2022
Best For: Art Lovers, Foodies, Intellectuals
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Florence with Elaine Ruffolo

The cradle and muse of mythical masters of art, architecture and culture (Dante, Da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo—to name a few), Florence reverberates with a beauty and depth of feeling that is centuries-deep, and beyond compare. Often referred to as a “living museum,” the City of Lilies enchants visitors with its timelessness: Frescoed Medici palazzos and glittering Gucci storefronts share the same ancient Roman streets, which are dotted by family-owned workshops as well as contemporary artworks. On this journey, led by expert art historian and local Elaine Ruffolo, travelers will study these many features of Florence’s noble beauty, with unparalleled private access to iconic monuments like the Duomo Cathedral and the Uffizi, invitations into magnificent private homes and estates, exploration in the trendy Oltrarno and a day trip to nearby UNESCO World Heritage site Siena. And with plenty of time for savoring culinary and viticultural pursuits, this is a journey that the aesthete and epicure should not miss.

Plus: Connect with your host and fellow travelers—and gain a deeper understanding of the itinerary—before the trip with complimentary enrollment in Elaine’s new Indagare Art Club: The Medici, Power and Patronage (four virtual sessions, $650 value).

When: April 3 – 9, 2022
Best For: Art LoversFoodiesIntellectuals
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Loire Valley with Page Knox

Join beloved Indagare Art History Club host Page Knox for a journey through the Loire Valley, lower Normandy and Giverny in the region’s most inspired season: Spring. While staying at romantic and pampering retreats like Les Sources de Cheverny and Domaine de Primard, you’ll have special access to historic locales and galleries for private tours with Page, as you learn about the landscapes that inspired such masters as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Rodin, Vincent Van Gogh and many others.

Plus: Connect with your host and fellow travelers—and gain a deeper understanding of the itinerary—before the trip with complimentary enrollment in Page’s new Indagare Art Club: The Rise of the Avant Garde – The Painters of Modern Life (13 virtual sessions, $1,300 value).

When: April 19 – 24, 2022
Best For: Art Lovers, Intellectuals, Foodies
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St. Petersburg with Architectural Digest‘s Howard Christian

St. Petersburg, or Piter as it is affectionately known to its locals, offers a wealth of history and culture. There are those grand avenues that recall Paris, the pastel-colored mansions lining the Neva like spun sugar confections; the gilded palaces in town and country, the priceless art; the ballet. Walking through St. Petersburg, it is impossible not to be awed by how the visions of great emperors and empresses have survived—and evolved—through the centuries. Today, the “window to Europe” is stronger than ever, inviting you in to discover its secrets with the people who know them best—plus, add on time to explore sister city Moscow and marvel at the treasures of the Kremlin.

When: April 29 – May 4 or 7, 2022
Best For: Art LoversIntellectualsRomantics

Slovenia

One of Europe’s greatest treasures, Slovenia has managed to remain rather under-the-radar, and it is known only to the most sophisticated travelers. This may be hard to believe, considering that the destination has helped set the gold standard for sustainable tourism, it is home to an exceptional wine-growing region, and it embraces history buffs, nature lovers and urbanites alike, thanks to its miles of pristine alpine trails and glacial lakes, fairytale-worthy castles and charming cobblestoned cities that breed game-changers in food and design. This summer, experience all of these highlights with exclusive access, in the company of Slovenia’s most plugged-in tastemakers, at a time when few other travelers will be there.

When: May 22 – 27, 202
Best For: FoodiesIntellectuals, Adventurers
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Stockholm with WSJ. Magazine‘s Sarah Medford

The Swedish capital balances past and present with Scandinavian aplomb, its historic palaces and grand hotels co-existing with cutting-edge boutiques, restaurants and hot-spot bars. And while Stockholm looks like it is perpetually camera-ready for a magazine photo shoot, its vibe remains approachable and laid-back. On this journey, explore the city’s renowned design, fashion and architecture scenes, meeting with insightful locals along the way—including leading architects, art historians and curators. Plus: tour revered galleries and museums and visit historic homes and design shops, including the world-famous Svenskt Tenn, Drottningholm Palace and the Indagare-adored hotel Ett Hem, in the company of expert hosts: WSJ. Magazine contributing editor Sarah Medford and Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley.

When: June 7 – 12, 2022
Best For: Style MavensIntellectualsArt Lovers
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Mongolia with Melissa Biggs Bradley

Mongolia is the world’s least-densely populated country, wedged between Siberia and northern China. It is one of the last remaining places on earth where the silence and emptiness of the landscapes around you truly fill your soul. Still, Mongolia’s 3.2 million people proudly keep their ancient history and rich cultural traditions alive—and protect its unique natural charms, from the oldest national park on the planet to the extremely rare Bactrian camel. On this journey, venture with Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley into the wilds of the steppes and deserts for an intimate, unforgettable discovery of a world that surpasses time.

When: August 16 – 26, 2022
Best For: AdventurersTrailblazersSoul Searchers
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South of France with WSJ. Magazine‘s Sarah Medford

An inspirational haven to some of the world’s greatest artists and architects, from Van Gogh and Cézanne to Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando, the South of France is steeped in glamour and beauty. Next fall, join WSJ. contributing editor Sarah Medford and Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley for an immersive adventure through some of the most iconic and enticing places in the region, tracing the evolution of art, style and design from the Roman to the contemporary. As you wind your way through spectacular sun-kissed landscapes and along idyllic azure coasts, you will have incredible access to iconic art foundations and fabled towns, meetings with local insiders—and an added focus on the world-famous gastronomy and viticulture of this rich destination.

When: September 15 – 20, 2022
Best For: Style MavensIntellectualsArt Lovers
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Modena with WSJ. Magazine‘s Gabe Ulla and Chef Massimo Bottura

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Join WSJ. Magazine contributing editor Gabe Ulla and Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley for a four-day tour crafted by celebrity chef, hospitality entrepreneur and contemporary art aficionado Massimo Bottura, who invites you to experience the world-famous cuisine and heritage of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. While based in Bottura’s home province of Modena—an area revered for its namesake city, as well as balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco and Parmigiano-Reggiano—and while staying at his new boutique hotel, Casa Maria Luigia, you will gain behind-the-scenes access to Osteria Francescana, Bottura’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant long considered one of the world’s top dining establishments. Additional itinerary highlights include a meal at Cavallino—the latest addition to the Francescana group, which was first opened as a restaurant by Enzo Ferrari in 1950 and is full of memorabilia that will fascinate any Prancing Horse or Formula 1 fans—as well as tours focused on Modena’s culinary and artistic traditions, with visits to staggering contemporary collections and moments for leisurely sports like swimming and tennis. La dolce vita, indeed.

When: September 20 – 23, 2022
Best For: FoodiesUltimate IndulgersArt Lovers
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Berlin with Jamie Sewell

Berlin is one of Europe’s most vibrant and bold centers of contemporary culture—and its ever-present reminders of the past, such as the mural-clad Berlin Wall, drive the city’s creatives to envision a more beautiful future. Led by actor-turned-archaeologist and expert historian guide Jamie Sewell, this trip will return to the beginning—starting with Berlin’s Roman and medieval roots, through the Imperial period, the Third Reich and the Cold War—to pull back the curtain on the complex origins of this beguiling capital, with tours that will enlighten even the most seasoned history and architecture buffs.

Plus: Connect with your host and fellow travelers—and gain a deeper understanding of the itinerary—before the trip with complimentary enrollment in Jamie’s new Indagare History Club: History’s Darkest Days – Berlin and the Third Reich (four virtual sessions, $650 value). In an exploration of Adolf Hitler’s rise and fall between 1933 and 1945, this series includes lectures, live stream touring and more.

When: September 29 – October 4, 2022
Best For: IntellectualsArt LoversSoul Searchers
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Kenya with James Currie

Join elephant conservation expert and television host James Currie for a once-in-a-lifetime safari in Kenya to see the last of the big tusker elephants (whose tusks weigh more than 100 pounds, each!). Fewer than 20 of these elephants are believed to be left in the world—and you’ll be able to venture into off-limits reserves to find (and help protect) them, while staying at some of our favorite luxury lodges in the area, including Ol Donyo and Mara Plains Camp.

When: October 6 – 15, 2022
Best For: TrailblazersAdventurersDo Gooders
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Puglia with Ryan Hardy

Pizza Napoletana, focaccia, bombette…bright-green olive oil and earthy, tart wines: The flavors of southern Italy are some of the country’s richest, yet they are often overlooked by travelers who instead head north. And right in the heel of Italy’s boot, under-the-radar Puglia offers some of the finest opportunities to experience these dishes and more. Next fall, tour this culinary and cultural haven with Chef Ryan Hardy, founder of the acclaimed Italian restaurants Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones.

Plus: Connect with your host and fellow travelers—and gain a deeper understanding of the itinerary—before the trip with complimentary enrollment in Ryan’s new Indagare Cooking Club: Tasting Your Way Through Puglia (three virtual sessions, $725 value).

When: Fall 2022
Best For: Foodies, Intellectuals, Romantics
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Antarctica with Melissa Biggs Bradley

Travel to the ends of the earth to explore the White Continent and discover the majesty of this icy frontier on an unforgettable adventure through sea and snow aboard the state-of-the-art Ultramarine expedition yacht, all while in the company of biologists, glaciologists and environmentalists who know just how special—and vulnerable—Antarctica truly is. Highlights include zodiac sailing excursions, hiking trips and helicopter flight-seeing to catch a glimpse of giant icebergs rising out of the ocean, orca whales on the hunt, and charming penguins building their rookeries across the snow.

When: November 8 – 21, 2022
Best For: AdventurersTrailblazersSoul Searchers
Learn more and book now.

 

Our team is working on exciting new itineraries to your most-requested places as well as up-and-coming destinations. Be the first to know when they are released by joining our preview access mailing list.

For more information about our itineraries, as well as questions about traveling now and our partnership with Global Rescue (which provides each Insider Journey attendee with complimentary 24/7 access to emergency medical, security and evacuation services, while on the ground) please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

– Indagare on December 9, 2021

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