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Find out what it takes to be an ancient Roman gladiator at the Gladiator School of Rome. During a hands-on lesson with instructors from the Historic Group of Rome, learn how to fight with authentic weapons of the time while wearing a traditional gladiator tunic and belt. Located on the Appian Way, not far from the Colosseum, this class is a unique and interactive way to learn about ancient Roman history, sports, and culture. Select a lesson time when booking.
While in Paris, visit the atelier of a world-renowned hat maker and personalize your own creation. This 3-hour workshop lets you experience true Parisian craftsmanship and have something unique to take home as a remembrance. Observe traditional handcrafted techniques then choose the color, shape, and accoutrements, all made to measure.
Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
Create your own customized perfume during this unique sensory experience in Paris. Meet your olfactory guide near the Opéra Garnier to begin your 1.5-hour workshop, where you'll learn the origins of perfume and its development over three millennia. Blend your own scent from notes like orange blossom, musk and gardenia. Take home your own customized bottle of Eau de Cologne, along with a perfumers apron and a Certificate of Participation.
Who needs an Eiffel Tower keychain or Mona Lisa playing cards, when you can make your very own fashion forward souvenir? Create the custom denim jacket of your dreams during a 3-hour fashion workshop in Paris. All materials, including patches, embroidery, and accessories, are at your disposal. No previous design or sewing experience is necessary, as team members are on hand to assist you and offer advice.
Design your own personal perfume, or ‘parfum’ as the French call it, during this workshop in Paris. Learn about the different families of perfumes and tenacities of scents from a perfumer teacher, and then play with a range of scents to create three different perfumes. Take home your parfum of choice in a 50-ml bottle. This artistic experience is limited to eight people, ensuring a more memorable experience.
Get first-hand experience making mosaics on this workshop with a master mosaicist. At a historical family-owned mosaic studio, work with local marble tiles to create traditional Roman mosaics. Learn about texture, composition, and marble tile cutting while hearing stories about the history of the craft. Take home your completed mosaic at the end of the workshop.
Experience the art of French savoir-faire during this hands-on workshop in luxury handcrafted jewelry. Choose between afternoon or evening sessions, which include an insider’s immersion into a real-life showroom in the city’s trendiest district, the Marais. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch or dinner with wine before designing a one-of-a-kind jewelry souvenir to take home.
Try your hand at the decorative art of faience on this 2-hour ceramic-painting experience at the Gien workshop in Paris. Listen as your instructor shares insight into Gien’s 200-year history. Browse the broad range of faience patterns and seek inspiration for your own creations. Then, set to work painting your plate in the faience style of your choice. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people, and take your plate with you when your class comes to an end.
Experience a side of Rome rare to visitors with a mosaic-making workshop in the heart of the city—all materials included. Your instructor, who ensures that everyone in the class is attended to, teaches you little-known techniques used by 19th-century artisans who made gifts for the pope. The workshop leaves you with a unique souvenir to remember your stay in Italy.
Get hands-on experience with one-to-one guidance during a private glassmaking lesson. Discover the secrets of Murano glassmaking techniques from one of the most renowned craftsmen of Venice. The 90-minute workshop includes all materials—including your own marvelous glass artwork to take home—plus a 10 percent discount on glassworks from the artist.
Learn the art of perfumery in the country that does it best with this perfume-making workshop. A professional perfumer from the famous perfume house Molinard will teach you all about perfume-making, from theory to ingredients, and will be on hand to give you guidance as you create your own fragrance to take home!
Master the art of making an iconic sweet treat during a Danish pastry baking class in Copenhagen. Ideal for food lovers, this experience comes with the knowledge of a professional pastry chef, and gives you the chance to meet other like-minded travelers. Plus, a short duration makes this experience ideal for time-pressed travelers.
Enjoy a quintessential Madrid experience with a live flamenco show in the heart of the city. Head to an authentic ‘tablao,’ or Flamenco venue, and start the night off with a traditional 3-course dinner of regional cuisine. Warm up for the performance with an optional workshop, where you can tap your toes to basic steps or play the castanets. Settle back in your seat as professional dancers and musicians take the stage for a live, passionate performance of the uniquely Spanish art form.
At a unique location right in the center of Amsterdam you can now paint your own Delft blue tile! Under the guidance of a professional painter you get to work with the ancient craft. During a short introduction you will learn about the history of Delft blue pottery. After that you get to work yourself! You can choose from one of the patterns, or create your own design!
Rome is famous for its art and for its wine, so combine the two on this fun paint and sip activity. Held in an attractive 17th century palace, you’ll get the chance to create your own masterpiece as a memento of your travels. Sample delicious wines and enjoy some snacks as you paint and make new friends. This is suitable for complete beginners and experienced painters, as instruction will be given.
We will have a nice walk in the beautiful city center of Munich, me telling you more about the culture and tradition of my city.
Afterwards I will invite you to my home, where we can get creative and bake Brezen out of my fresh selfmade dough.
Finally we will enjoy our fresh baked Brezen with a glass of my favourite beer and other local delicious specialities.
I live in a typical Munich neighborhood in an old traditional windmill house, promising you the most authentic and personal experience.
This hands-on one day course is your shortcut to learning how to be a fascinator hat maker. No need to worry if you’re a complete beginner as all materials are provided, and you’ll be guided through the hat making process with step-by-step instructions. Learn how to manipulate sinamay straw, how to curl feathers, work with veils, and more. No need to bring anything with you as all materials are provided, including a base, feathers, veiling, and other embellishments.
Milan is Italy’s style capital, but its fashion-forward creations are not limited to the runway. With this experience, discover the art of creating designer perfumes at The Merchant of Venice, a luxury Italian perfume atelier in the trendy Brera district. Learn about the history of perfumes, as well as how to identify and mix scents as you prepare a custom perfume to take home during a private guided workshop.
Discover the secrets behind painting or sculpting with a small-group art lesson in a Florence art studio. Learn from an artist in an inspiring, sun-filled private studio. Work on your own creation, painting with oils or sculpting with clay, in a class suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Take a break from the usual sightseeing and snapping photos in Venice with this special experience that allows you to be an artist for the day. A local Venetian artist takes you to find the ideal corner of the city to paint, where you can create your own artwork with watercolors.
Learn all about ‘azulejos’ (Portuguese tile art) on a full-day tour that includes a tile-making workshop in Azeitão and a visit to the National Tile Museum in Lisbon. Travel about 45 minutes to reach lovely Azeitão and study with an expert tile artist. Make your own tile to take home, then have the option to stop for lunch in the fishing village of Sesimbra or in Lisbon. Finish off your tour by browsing the excellent collection at the National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo).
Our dance classes are special because they are lead by professionally trained Flamenco dancers. You will be able to learn some basic Flamenco moves, and emmerse yourself in the traditional culture and music of Flamenco.
Venice is known for its spectacular masks, and this tour gives you the rare opportunity to create one yourself. Visit one of the oldest mask making workshops in Venice and learn techniques that Venetian artisans used over 800 years ago. It’s a much more personal and special experience than buying a ready-made mask, as you’ll be able to create a mask that perfectly suits your face.