Artchitectours: Getting to know a city through architecture
By Tina Nielsen | Photos: Artchitectours
Artchitectours organises trips and tours for groups wishing to learn about architecture and design in a range of destinations around the world.
Learning about cities through their architecture gives visitors a different perspective on a place. Visitors with a special interest in buildings can benefit from the vast range of trips and tours organised by Barcelona-based travel agency Artchitectours.
“We are a travel agency, focused on and specialised in architecture,” explains Jordi Puig, co-founder and director. “All our guides around the world are architects.”
Founded in 2005, Artchitectours began by offering architecture tours of Barcelona, but today operates in more than 30 countries and 90 cities globally, from Japan to Germany. “We started out in Barcelona and, when that was very successful, we expanded to other cities in Spain, then Europe, before adding worldwide destinations,” says Puig.
The majority of Artchitectours’ clients are corporate groups, looking to learn and be inspired by architecture around the world. “They are often incentive or study trips for large architecture and construction companies,” he explains. “They want to travel to and experience special projects that can inspire employees for their future work.”
Looking after groups from 20 to 500 people takes some organisation. “At the moment we are planning for trips of around 3,000 people in September. We have clients all over the world, looking for thematic content.”
All trips are tailored to each individual client group. Artchitectours looks after all logistical details, making trips and tours customisable, with the option to have all or just part of the trip organised. “We organise everything, including tickets for flights and other transportation, hotels and restaurants – everything you need for a good trip,” says Puig.
“Our trips are really bespoke with high added value for clients; a normal travel agency could not prepare this level of content and itinerary. We are very specialised. We go everywhere, but we are not located anywhere in particular.”
While the in-demand destinations change with trends, Puig says Hamburg and Berlin are both popular with clients. “It changes. When we had the Olympic Games in London, a lot of people wanted to go there,” he says. “When we get a new building, everybody wants to go to that city. Paris and Barcelona are well known for experimental urban planning too.”
Don’t hesitate to contact Artchitectours’ professional team to organise your next tailormade study or group trip focused on architecture and urban planning; you’ll be in good hands.
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