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South Africa By Art In Voyage
Unsurpassed quality of guides, accommodation, details
"Taste of South Africa/Feb 2024 was my first trip with Art in Voyage. I'm in the luxury leisure travel business so know a quality product when I experience it and THIS is THAT in spades! The destination speaks for itself, but the secret sauce are the guides that Mikael brings to the experience - Chef Kevin Fonzo & the Wine Fairy Katie Barratt elevate the experience with their engaging personalities and depth of knowledge..."
South Africa By Art In Voyage
Unique, yet effortless
"Traveling with the Art In Voyage team makes everything effortless and amazing. I was a bit concerned about the long flight to S. Africa, but I’m so happy I decided to go. It was awe inspiring and life-changing. It actually felt like we had three mini trips… Cape Town, the winelands, and then a safari..."
South Africa By Art In Voyage
If you want to take an effortless 5…
" you want to take an effortless 5 star trip at reasonable prices, the Art In Voyage team is the choice. They don’t offer vacations just life changing experiences. South Africa was our third trip with them and the only company we will ever travel with again! Many thanks to Mikael and team and we will see you again soon! Cheryl and Danielle"
Art in Voyage
Pampered in Provence
"After meeting Mikael in 2019 during our AIV trip to Umbria, I knew I wanted to go to his homeland via the Taste of Provence journey. The trip was a perfect mix of wineries, Michelin restaurants, cooking with a chef on his farm, boating in a canyon lake, smelling the lavender, seeing the gorgeous countryside that inspired Van Gogh and Cezanne, and resting in the prettiest villa I've ever seen. We were pampered 24/7 - Mikael anticipated every need and took care of us while Kevin cooked the best French dishes every night. What I especially appreciate about AIV journeys is I don't have to think, plan or worry - all I do is have fun and relax and enjoy the people I'm with (including Mikael and Kevin). Thank you to the entire AIV team for exceeding my expectations again - it was truly a trip of a lifetime. You're the best!"
Japan By Art In Voyage
12 days in Japan
"This was my second trip with Art in Voyage. My college-aged daughter and I just returned from twelve days in Japan. Every detail of our trip was covered by Mikael and his knowledgeable team. We would have been a little hesitant to book a trip without them but, after our first experience, we knew we would have nothing to worry about and, instead, were able to concentrate on enjoying the rich culture and history of Japan. Thank you, Art in Voyage. We will be excited to plan our next adventure with you!"
Paris By Art In Voyage
On the footsteps of CoCo
"On the footsteps of CoCo. I recently returned from the most amazing travel experience of my life with Art in Voyage. My 27 yr old daughter and I went on a whirlwind journey curated by Mikael and his amazing team. From the moment we landed in Paris and were picked up by a gentleman holding a sign with our name (so swanky!) to the drop off at the Rome airport from our private transfer, the trip was flawless. I look back on the detailed Travel Journal the team provided and cherish every memory we created. Paris, Florence, Rome. Each city won my heart. The concierge service provided during the trip was priceless. We literally walked past a restaurant in Rome at noon, sent a text, and in 5 minutes had a reservation for that evening..."
Portugal - Art In Voyage
Porto and Douro river valley wine delight
"What an amazing trip! Thank you to Mikael, Nadine, Philip, Kevin, and all of the AIV staff that made it possible for us. My wife and I wanted to take her parents, both of them in their early 80's, for a fantastic and memorable trip to Portugal, and that's exactly what we did! None of us have been to Portugal before, but have traveled independently through many countries in Europe. From start to finish, the planning was exceptional including the transportation (we loved our driver for the week!), day excursions, cooking classes, port & regional wine tastings, vineyard & city tours, river cruises, classic car ride, world class meals, and amazing accommodations. Every vendor that AIV had for us to round out the experience were fun, professional, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. Each day that we had was a great mix of an assortment of events, plus a little time to wind down and then..."
Umbria - Art In Voyage
Umbria!!
"We’ve just returned home from an amazing trip to Umbria, Italy!! We had a fantastic time, the villa and its grounds were breathtaking!! Mikael & Kevin went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable vacation… and they succeeded!! Already booked our next trip with Art In Voyage!!"
Umbria - Art In Voyage
Under the Umbrian spell
"Our trip to the Umbria region in Italy was our first experience utilizing Art in Voyage as our travel planners and host. Our villa for the week was truly impressive as our group of 12 had plenty of space to relax on our own as well as places to gather together and get to know one another. All of the guests each had their own bedroom with full bathroom. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the 7 days exploring the nearby towns of Orvietto, Assisi, Spello, Montefalco, Perugia and Siena. The restaurants selected for our lunches were excellent ... great food and wine. And our daily breakfasts and dinners prepared by our chef, Kevin Fonzo and local host Giovanna, were wonderfully prepared using mostly fresh local products. No one in our group ever left the dinner table hungry. :) With our hosts Mikael Audebert and Kevin Fonzo...
Luxury Burgundy, France by Art In Voyage
Decanting Beaujolais and Burgundy was our first trip with Art in…
"This was our first trip with Art in Voyage, and hopefully it won’t be the last! Our guides, Mikael and Katie, were wonderful. The accommodations, food, wine, and experiences were amazing. And no detail was too small or overlooked. They thought of everything! We had 6 guests and 2 guides, so we were taken care of with exceptional care. And compassion when my husband was under the weather for a few days. This was a spectacular experience and I only wish we had found Art in Voyage sooner!"
Luxury Burgundy, France by Art In Voyage
My wife and I recently took a wonderful…
"My wife and I recently took a wonderful journey through the Burgundy & Beaujolais wine region of France. Mikael and Katie “The Wine Fairy” were our hosts, and we couldn’t have been in better hands. Our accommodations were first class, the food was spectacular and, of course, the wine was delicious. We learned so much from Katie about French wine making and she was so knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the journey. The small tour group ( maximum 10 ) made this an intimate experience with many funny moments and lasting memories. Thanks to everyone at Art in Voyage for putting together a fun and informative tour. Highly recommend this tour company for your next adventure. Gary and Laura"
Luxury Burgundy, France by Art In Voyage
An exquisite unique experience
"This is our 5th Art In Voyage journey and we have two more planned in 2024 and 2025. This journey was exquisite as always. Every day was a joy. Mikael and Katie were both accommodating to all our particular needs. Our two accommodations; a 13th century castle and a 12th Century Abbaye were both comfortable and different experiences. Our massage after our arrival was a welcoming extra. Katie Barratt AKA as Katie the Wine Fairy is not only wine knowledgeable but a warm, funny and engaging personality. Mikael is the consummate host on these journeys. He visited many pharmacies to purchase medications for me to address the cold I seemed to have contracted while traveling. I really can't say enough good things about this group."
Art In Voyage - Croatia
An amazing vacation to Croatia and the adriatic sea!
"This was my first trip with Art in Voyage. They went above and beyond to make our trip to Croatia memorable. Mikael and his team handled all the details and we were able to enjoy the vacation without all the planning. Thank you for a memorable birthday with great hosts and new friends! I will definitely plan another trip with AIV in the future."
Art In Voyage - Croatia
This was a trip of a lifetime
" This was a trip of a lifetime! The itinerary was perfect with a mix of bigger cities and smaller, very charming towns. Every port of call was unique and lovely. Staff and other passengers became friends. We can’t wait to sail again!"
Croatia - Art In Voyage
Our trip to Croatia was absolutely...
"Our trip to Croatia was absolutely AMAZING!!!! We visited so many beautiful locations! Traveling by boat was an fantastic way to see incredible shoreline and water, vibrant destinations and enjoy time on a beautiful boat. Every detail of the trip was exceptional and it was a trip of a lifetime!"
Italy - Art In Voyage
Customer tailored honeymoon experience
"When my wife and I were wedding planning we knew we wanted to travel to Europe for our honeymoon as neither of us had ever left the states before. A friend highly recommended Art and Voyage (We also love the clever name) to plan our trip. It was some of the best advice I have ever received. They planned an amazing, custom tailored, two week trip in Italy and a few days in Switzerland as well. I could not have ever planned anything like it on my own. I would not have even known where to begin. Everything was setup and planned ahead of time. The little details are where is counts as well. We had a rose petal heart on our bed and champagne to greet us in one of our rooms. We had our concierge at our finger tips anytime we had a question or concern; we never sat in our hotel wondering what to do or where to eat if we hadn't found something on our own. Communication before, during, and after our trip has been outstanding. My wife and I have been spoiled and they have set the precedent for future trips. We look forward to the next one with Art in Voyage! Thank you to Mikael and the whole team that assisted us!""
Christmas Markets - Art In Voyage
Christmas markets in Germany and Austria
"We had a wonderful week touring the Christmas Markets in Munich, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Salzburg. Each is different in their own way and it was a beautiful start to the holiday season. Our guide, Philip, was friendly, efficient and effective making sure that the trip created by Mikael went smoothly. Nadine stayed on top of the details. All in all an excellent experience, highly recommended!"
Europe - Art In Voyage
Best European travel agency out there
"AIV represents a level of class that you don't often find with other agencies. The details are always expertly handled, and the trips - even the curated journeys - seem customized to your preferences. We had a fantastic time."
Taste Of Piedmont - Art In Voyage
Mikael and the entire team at Art In Voyage always deliver 100%
"Mikael and the entire team at Art In Voyage always deliver 100% this is our 5th trip of hopefully many more in the future. We feel that having our trips professionally curated really helps us to just sit back and enjoy our vacations without all of the planing headaches that come with international travel. Keep up the good work, Barb and I will be lifelong clients!!"
Sardinia - Art In Voyage
The best second honeymoon imaginable!
"The ArtInVoyage team planned and flawlessly executed a spectacular, 26th Anniversary getaway for us - two, glorious weeks in Sardinia. Not only was every little detail attended to with great care - including the provision of a detailed itinerary that took us to special places as we traveled from north to south, but the team there, literally on duty 24/7 to troubleshoot, was able to jump in to smooth out a small late-night issue we encountered, ensuring a quick and seamless resolution. These people are THE travel pros. We've been clients since the late 1990's, and Mikael and his team have never missed beat on the 8 major trips we've planned with them. If you're traveling, travel with ArtInVoyage. We do!"
Sailing Adriatic - Art In Voyage
A personal journey on the Adriatic
"Art in Voyage created a personal journey for us that far exceeded any expectation(s) we had. Our sailing on the Adriatic on the Salve Di Mare yacht was spectacular in every way. The ship, the other guests, the food, and the sights were a 12 out of 10! AIV arranged the cruise, our airport and port transfers and our hotel in Split the night before our sailing. Because our original plans fell through AIV also went above and beyond in procuring us this alternative (and private) journey as well as making (and paying) our flight reservation changes. We could not have asked for a more perfect vacation, and experience before and during our trip."
Art In Voyage - Decanting Burgundy
Love travelling with Mikael & Art In Voyage!
"This is the second trip we have taken with Mikael and Art in Voyage and are already planning our third with him and his team. They are service focused, they offer well-crafted journeys and we always have a great experience. They incorporate interesting venues and experiences that we would not have found on our own. Great job! See you in 2023!"
Tuscany - Art In Voyage
If you are looking curated travel
"If you are looking curated travel, Art In Voyage is a great provider. They get to know you and treat you like family. Mikael knows the best restaurants and the best hotels. Our Villa in Tuscany was everything we expected. The local tour guides in Sienna, Florence, Milan, and Venice were very knowledgeable and tailored their spiel to us. 5 Stars!!"
South Africa Travel - Art In Voyage
Trip of a lifetime!
"We recently returned from our “South Africa at a Glance” journey with AIV. It truly was a trip of a lifetime - one that we’ve been planning with AIV since 2020. The AIV team really worked with us to make this trip a reality as soon as we could safely travel post-pandemic. Our guides in South Africa were experts in their fields- special shout out to “The Wine Fairy”! All the wineries, tastings and restaurants chosen for us were superb. South Africa is a beautiful place and the name of this journey “At a Glance” means we hit the highlights and hope to return one day with AIV and experience South Africa in depth. We also added the Victoria Falls extension and it was amazing! All transfers in Africa were taken care of for us by AIV. We definitely recommend adding the extension."
Taste of Mykonos, by Art In Voyage
Cooking in Greece
"Cook Nice Greece trip was beyond my wildest dreams. From the pick up at the ferry to our final goodbyes. The coordination of events, meals, excursions, the villa, just everything was spot on and impeccable. The exquisite meals and the cooking portion of this trip were amazing. Chef Fonzo not only knows how to cook amazing food, but knows how to teach even novices some basic cooking techniques unique to the country of Greece! His friendly demeanor and true culinary skills are second to none. Our host Karen Brown was there for anything we needed or wanted 24/7! Mykonos is not to be missed, the beautiful waters of the Aegean Sea were amazing, the shopping in Mykonos town and Little Venice were wonderful. Art in Voyage truly understands how to travel in style and luxury with ease!! Thank you!" - Jennifer Robinson
Life-changing Experiences, by Art in Voyage
Life-changing experiences
"We feel so fortunate to have found Art in Voyage. It’s rare to have a relationship with a company that so dramatically changes your quality of life but that's AIV. We've been on numerous trips managed by AIV & every single time, we've had life-changing experiences. Whether it's seeing new places for the first time, learning something new about distant cultures, or meeting new friends, every moment is something to treasure.

These memories all happen so effortlessly because of the excellent planning & curation by the team at AIV. We can always rely on AIV to design & provide amazing travel experiences, we have made them part of our life. We travel with them around once a year & will continue to use them for ALL of our future journeys!" - Patrick B.
Birthday celebration, by Art in Voyage
65th birthday journey
"To celebrate our 65th birthdays, five friends trusted me to plan a trip to Italy. From the moment I contacted AIV for help to our final goodbye, my experience was fantastic. Planning a trip for six strong, opinionated women can be tough but they helped create our customized dream trip on the Amalfi Coast followed by the curated journey Under the Umbrian Spell.

Not once did we have to stand on a street corner wondering where to go. During our road trips, our hosts told us the history as well as fun things to do for each destination. Our accommodations, food, wine, day trips, transportation, and service were outstanding and we had so much fun! I can’t wait to take many more Art in Voyage trips - next up Provence!" - Carol L.
Destination Weddings, by Art In Voyage
A beautiful Italian experience
"As we anticipated, this was a wonderful experience with our tour guide/chef Kevin Fonzo. Every dining experience was a sampling of Piedmont cuisine; every winery was an amazing representation of the grape varietals in this region. Our accommodations at Villa d'Amelia were superb. The staff at this establishment were warm, welcoming and accommodating to all of our requests. Piedmont is a very beautiful wine region with very treacherous winding roads. Kevin did an excellent job of negotiating these roads, especially after dark. We visited all four of the major wine villages; Barolo, Asti, Alba and Barbaresco. One of our traveling companions family is from a small village in this region. Kevin took us to visit his family heritage town which was not on our itinerary but he was happy to accommodate this request. Overall, a wonderfully memorable experience. This is our 3rd trip with AIV and we are signed up for our fourth next year." - Judith Sanborn
Cruising the Adriatic, by Art in Voyage
Cruising the Adriatic
"This was our third journey with Art in Voyage and it definitely did not disappoint. As always Mikael and the AIV team went above and beyond the call of duty. Their attention to detail and personal need is outstanding. Can’t say enough about the AIV experience…nothing else like it!" - Valerie Wuller
Iceland, By Art In Voyage
Customer service excellence
"These guys are TOP NOTCH! I cannot say enough great things about Mikael and Art In Voyage! We trust them to plan our most important trips, such as our honeymoon, once-in-lifetime trips to Iceland, as well as business retreats for our treasured clients. They do not miss anything, and think of details that would never have crossed my mind to make the experience completely unforgettable. I would highly recommend them to even the most discerning folks. You will not regret it! Thank you so much, Mikael!"
Quiraing at sunrise, Scotland, by Art In Voyage
The full Scottish experience
"A dreamy way to see the Highlands! The European Waterways/Art in Voyage brands excelled in every category: incredible accommodations (great sheets, fluffy towels, cozy rooms); beautiful public spaces (a spacious dining room, intimate lounge, outdoor decks); amazing cuisine (Chef Dave sourced locally and offered us some of the finest tastes of Scotland); surprising entertainment (a gin tasting with a local, a bagpiper, a Trad/Folk group), and a young crew that was smart, kind, and generous. Your every wish was their command. It's a lifetime experience that's not to be missed!" - Pam
Cook Nice in Greece, with Chef Kevin Fonzo
Anniversary in Europe
"Art in Voyage planned us an unforgettable 10th anniversary trip to Italy and Greece. It was the best trip of our lives! It was such a pleasure working with their team during the planning process. They always provided information and answered our questions in a timely manner. We leaned heavily on their recommendations for hotels, tours, restaurants, and activities and we are so glad we did! When we had questions during our trip, they were quick to respond. Our trip was fantastic, and we made memories that will last a lifetime! We couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with!" - Lauren G.
Personalization, by Art in Voyage
Personalisation is key
"Planning a trip with Art in Voyage was a wonderful experience. They worked hard to get to know all 6 of us and our personalities so that they could create a perfectly suited plan for all our different likes and dislikes. Then the world shut down for the coronavirus and Art in Voyage was extraordinary: offering postponements revised cancellation and deposit policies, and even handling airline vouchers when they didn't handle the original airline bookings.

Now, with travel at a halt, the online conversations with experts suggested reads, and thoughtful ideas for future travel are all welcome distractions from these strange times we're living in. Service, kindness, thoughtfulness - all well above expectations. Every business could learn from Art in Voyage, and when traveling resumes, I will never travel without them!" - Susanne M.
Croatia, by Art In Voyage
Croatian group travel
"Truly Above and Beyond! Thank you to Mikael and the Art in Voyage team for successfully planning, implementing and navigating our party of 15 through an amazing tour of Croatia.

Despite the circumstances of a global travel interruption the AIV team was able to identify and secure a fantastic itinerary that included all the “must sees” of Croatia allowing our group to travel freely and safely. Thank you Mikael and AIV for using your key to unlock the world for us!" - Brian K.
Spanish Experience, by Art in Voyage
Unique Spanish experience
"AIV delivered yet another outstanding experience for my family and me. Their expert planning and execution made for an enjoyable and worry-free vacation we all very much enjoyed! Mikael’s unique knowledge of the areas we traveled to in Spain along with all his personal touches and recommendations made for a trip of a lifetime. Would not hesitate to recommend AIV to anyone!" - James W.
South Africa at a Glance, by Art In Voyage
VIP Safari
"Our South Africa adventure was the trip of a lifetime! Every moment of the experience was well planned and carefully selected by Art In Voyage. Every venue offered exceptional care and quality in its service: the food! the rooms! the views! I felt like a VIP at every turn. I couldn't recommend the trip and Art In Voyage more strongly!" - Patrick M
New Destinations, By Art in Voyage
We have been travelling with AIV...
"We have been traveling with AIV exclusively for years. We love the no hassle logistics of their curated trips. Mikael’s itineraries are always a blast and never disappoint."
Art In Voyage - Safari and Wine
Thank you for an amazing experience
"We just returned from our trip to Dubai and South Africa that we have patiently been waiting for since 2020! We had an amazing time and AIV was top notch on all Tours, Meals, Lodging and Transfers. Our driver in SA was wonderful and Katie the Wine Fairy knows her wines, which we really valued. We can't wait for our next adventure with AIV! Thank you so much. Julia & Bob Murtagh"
Art In Voyage Paris
I was very happy with my experience
"I was very happy with my experience with Art In Voyage! They were very helpful in all areas of my trip to Paris and Amsterdam. They were responsive and gave great recommendations for restaurants, and things to do. Thank you so much for helping to make my trip fabulous!"
Art In Voyage Cape Town
Our Cape Town experience was exquisite...
"Our Cape town experience was exquisite as a result of the excellent planning by AIV. Our accommodations at the Angala Boutique hotel were lovely. Breakfast each morning was delicious. All staff at this property were friendly and accommodating. Rooms were comfortable and roomy. The highlight was our guide Katie the Wine Fairy. We cannot say enough good things about her. Smart, informative, fun, brilliant wine knowledge. Many of the wineries we visited deferred to her knowledge even about their own wines and winery! This is our fourth trip with AIV and we cannot say enough good things about all of our experiences. I couldn’t end this review without acknowledging our wonderful driver Sasa! He got us safely from one winery to the next! Was friendly and shared some personal information about himself and his family, which we appreciated. Once Katie left us, he took over her narration duties and pointed out Cape Town landmarks to us!"
Art in Voyage
Fabulous week in Provence
"The trip exceeded our expectations, the attention to detail was exemplary. Mikael and Kevin constantly made sure our wants and needs were taken care of. The dinners at the villa by Kevin were excellent and our and lunches at Michelin star restaurants were outstanding. The wine tastings the villa the views all were first class, we have already signed up for another trip in 2023."
South Africa, African Safari, By Art in Voyage
Trip of a lifetime on African safari
"Trip of a lifetime on an African Safari in May 2022. Mikael and staff were amazing! Our trip was delayed by 2 years, but AIV was patient, kind and incredibly accommodating making sure our dream trip was perfect. They take care of everything, honestly. Looking forward to our next adventure with AIV!"
Art In Voyage - Bahamas
A pleasure to work with!
"Mikael and his team were amazing to work with! We wanted to take the family to the Bahamas for spring break. I normally would have just booked the trip myself, but with the international travel and COVID restrictions I was concerned that there would be too many mistakes made along the way. The team knew everything we needed to do and was kind enough to walk me through everything. They made our trip memorable, and we can’t wait for our next adventure!"
Art In Voyage - Italy
Amazing Italian experience
"Mikael and his crew designed a custom trip to several regions in Italy for us and it went off without a hitch. AIV is one of the best travel companies I have ever worked with and they work tirelessly to handle all aspects of your travel. I will continue to use them for all of my international ventures."
Salmon dish, Miyake, Maine, by Art In Voyage
Our trip to Maine with Art In Voyage
"Our trip to Maine with Art in Voyage was delightful! Our guide Kevin took us to a variety of places from a lighthouse to an excellent farm to table restaurant to a blueberry farm at which gin is made. We ate fresh oysters and lobster, made ravioli, and drank fine wines. Our accommodations were fabulous! In summary, AIV ensures that guests have a thoroughly enjoyable experience."
Art In Voyage Croatia
Nothing short of spectacular in Croatia!
"From start to finish our 2-week trip to Croatia was outstanding, with every detail thought through. We felt safe, well-informed and had a tremendous time. Not only were the restaurant and hotel selections world class, but the trans portion and activities were spectacular. The truffle hunting could not have been more fun! Our host, Mickael, shared most of the trip with…..which made the trip even more spectacular. We look forward to going on many more trips with AIV!"
New Destinations, By Art in Voyage
Art In voyage all the way!
"I would recommend AIV journeys over and over again! The attention to detail that begins with the ease of booking, amazing hosts and chefs, first rate accommodations, superb logistical planning, top choices in excursions, activities and dining are why we will keep going to AIV for dream vacations! Oh, the little surprises along the way are the cherry on top for me!"
Art In Voyage - Oregon
Already daydreaming of my next adventure!
"I just returned from my 3rd AIV vacation, and I’m already dreaming of where to go next. The Taste of Oregon was a perfect combination of wonderful food, amazing libations, excursions and free time. I enjoy traveling with small groups of 6-10 so I can have hands-on, personalized experiences. I can wholeheartedly recommend AIV if you like to travel with no stress and be treated exceptionally."

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