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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Ultimate Indulgers, Food & Wine Connoisseurs

At Indagare, we believe that experiences—and the memories we make from them—are the best presents to give and receive. This holiday season Indagare is making it easier for you to give travel to friends and family, including everything from a weekend in Napa to a journey through Myanmar, as well as Indagare memberships and general travel credits, which can be put towards a quick getaway or a bucket-list trip. Here are some of Indagare’s most special trips and experiences for everyone on your list, including:

For more information, sample itineraries, pricing and to learn how to book, contact our Bookings Team (212-988-266; bookings@indagare.com).

For the Ultimate Indulgers

Perfect for… your loved one whose ideal state is properly pampered and utterly relaxed.
1. Spa Trip to Mii amoSurrounded by Sedona’s red rocks, this comprehensive spa, an Indagare favorite, features some of the country’s premier holistic therapies. Pricing from $3,240 per person (based on double occupancy) or $4,046 per person (based on single occupancy).

The trip includes:

  • Four nights of accommodations in a standard spa guest room at Mii amo
  • All meals daily (excluding beverages)
  • Eight spa treatments/personal services per person
  • Guidance from Indagare on must-do treatments and the best therapists
2. Ultimate Girls’ Weekend in Paris

This quintessential girls’ getaway based at the newly renovated Hôtel Ritz in Paris includes highlights such as guided shopping experiences at Indagare's favorite boutiques and flea markets, a private riva boat cruise along the Seine and a VIP tour of Marie Antoinette's apartment at Versailles. Pricing upon request. The visit includes:

  • Four nights in a junior suite at Hôtel Ritz
  • Guided shopping at some of Paris's most elegant boutiques and the Paris Flea Market
  • A private cooking or floral arranging class  
  • High tea at the Plaza Athénée and massages at the hotel's Dior Institut
  • A day-trip by private car to Versailles for a tour of the palace with private access to Marie Antionette's personal estate
  • A private riva boat cruise along the Seine with Champagne
  • A guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay or Musée Picasso
3. Shopping and Pampering in Downtown NYC

Ideal for a mother and daughter, this experience features lunch or high tea at the Crosby Street Hotel, shopping at Indagare's favorite boutiques, a thermal bath and massages at Aire Ancient Baths and salon treatments. Pricing from $1,695 for two participants. The experience includes:

  • A fully customizable itinerary with reservations arranged by Indagare travel specialists in New York City
  • Driver and luxury sedan for duration of day
  • Morning of shopping at Indagare’s favorite downtown luxury boutiques
  • Lunch or high tea at the Crosby Street Hotel
  • Thermal baths and 45-minute aromatherapy massages at Aire Ancient Baths
  • Spa manicures and pedicures at iPlaza Salon (www.plazamspa.com) in Tribeca

For the Food & Wine Connoisseurs

Perfect for… your favorite wine snob who always manages to have that impossible-to-get dinner reservation.

1. Culinary Bicycle Tour through California Wine Country This five-day cycling trip through Napa Valley includes luxury lodging at Indagare favorites the Farmhouse Inn and Auberge du Soleil, plus vineyard visits throughout Napa and Sonoma. Pricing from $5,995 per person for two (single supplement of $2,300). The experience includes:

  • Guided moderate–level biking of 30-50 miles each day, with stops at top vineyards for wine and olive oil tastings
  • A two-night stay at Farmhouse Inn followed by a two-night stay at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley
  • Round-trip transfers to and from San Francisco
  • Two meals at top restaurants daily
2. Exclusive Paris and Bordeaux Experience

The ultimate way to experience the Bordeaux region, this six-day trip begins with two nights in Paris at the stunning La Réserve, followed by three nights in the Bordeaux countryside at La Chartreuse de Cos d’Estournel, the exquisite Jacques Garcia–designed private home belonging to La Réserve’s owner, Michel Reybier. Pricing upon request. This trip includes:

  • Two nights in the Presidential Suite at La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa with a private butler
  • Two massages at Le Spa of La Réserve, a private, after-hour visit of the Louvre, an afternoon with a personal shopper in Paris, meals at L’Ambroisie (ambroisie-paris.com) and Le Clarence in Paris
  • Three nights at the private home La Chartreuse Cos d’Estournel (estournel.com)
  • Private winery visits, a tasting at Cos d’Estournel’s Les Trésors du Maharadjah, a guide and driver for touring Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion, a private visit of Château Mouton Rothschild and meals at Le Relais de Plaisance in Saint-Émilion, Château Cordeillan-Bages in Pauillac and Le Pressoir d’Argent in Bordeaux 
  • Transfers by private jet to Bordeaux and by helicopter around Bordeaux
3. Cooking and Wine Tasting in North Fork, New York

A culinary and wine-focused weekend on the scenic North Fork of Long Island, this trip comprises a cooking class using local produce and seafood, a half-day of wine tasting at three of Indagare’s favorite vineyards and an overnight at a charming inn. Pricing from $2,160 for two participants (or $3,660 if privatizing cooking class). The trip includes:

  • Overnight accommodations at North Fork Guest House (northforkguesthouse.com)
  • Afternoon cooking class, dinner and wine
  • A morning or afternoon of wine touring with car and driver
  • Round trip transfers with car and driver to/from NYC

For the Fans of Indagare

Perfect for... your favorite traveler, Indagare Memberships and gift certificates allow ease and flexibility in planning an Indagare journey.
 
1. Gift Memberships Give the gift of travel wisdom with an Indagare annual membership, available at multiple levels:
  • Basic Membership: Includes a one-hour travel consultation with one of Indagare’s acclaimed specialists, the ability to book flights and hotels with preferred amenities, unlimited access to 250+ online destination guides and a subscription to Indagare’s bi-monthly Black Book magazine. Priced at $325 per household.
  • Elite Membership: Includes one Indagare-planned trip with all logistics handled by a dedicated travel specialist, including hotel bookings with preferred amenities, as well as unlimited access to 250+ online destination guides and a subscription to Indagare’s bi-monthly Black Book magazine. Priced at $675 per household.
  • Connoisseur Membership: Includes three Indagare-planned trips crafted by a dedicated senior travel specialist and team with all logistics handled including hotel bookings with preferred amenities, as well as unlimited access to 250+ online destination guides and a subscription to Indagare’s bi-monthly Black Book magazine. Priced at $1,475 per household.
2. Travel Gift Certificates Send someone you love on a memorable journey. You can choose the trip or purchase travel credits for a friend and we will send them a beautifully designed Indagare gift certificate for them to use on a trip of their choosing. Travel credits can be redeemed in a number of ways:
  • Specific hotels / resorts (must be booked through Indagare)
  • Spa getaways (must be booked through Indagare)
  • Adventure experiences (our team can recommend biking, hiking, golf or ski trips)
  • 2017 Insider Trips 2017
  • Trip-planning hours with Indagare’s Travel Specialists
  • Portions of future trips, including an afternoon with an expert guide, a romantic meal, a spa treatment or special activities, like hot-air ballooning, a cooking class or wine tasting session (when booked through Indagare)
Read our Holiday Gift Guide for Art & Design Aficionados and ExplorersFor more information, sample itineraries, pricing and to learn how to book, contact our Bookings Team (212-988-266; bookings@indagare.com).

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