The private members’ service for passionate travelers

Discover the difference between visiting a place and truly getting to know it


Relaxation & Traditional Healing

Wellness Retreat in Kyoto

Culture and History for the Whole Family

Family Trip to Morocco

Adventure in a stunning coastal setting

Exploring the North Sea

What we do

Essentialist delivers unique and bespoke travel experiences   for a sophisticated audience. We plan and book exceptional itineraries tailored to our member's passions with access to ultra-local experiences.

How we do it

We collaborate with the top travel and lifestyle journalists and well-connected tastemakers to gather deep intelligence on each destination.

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Lindsey Tramuta

the new york times, condé nast traveler, fortune, afar magazine


Paul Richardson

condé nast traveller, financial times


Kasia Dietz

CN Traveller, BBC Travel, Fodors, Architectural Digest, National Geographic


Terry Ward

The Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Scuba Diving Magazine


Anja Mutic

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler

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Our expert Travel Designers draw on our extensive destination intelligence to design bespoke itineraries tailored to our member's passions, with access to unique, exclusive and ultra local experiences.


We plan and book everything
so you can relax and enjoy.

Using our curated destination content and our innovative digital travel tools, including our App, we are able to elevate the experience throughout the journey and provide our members with on-the-go service.

Lunch at Il Palagio

The Four Seasons’ very grown-up restaurant tops many a Best In Class list, in dishes that marry refinement and surprise.


Studio Visit with a Violin Maker

This interactive experience is dedicated to the incredible Florentine savoir-faire. In the company of a professional violin maker, guests will privately visit a workshop still maintaining the traditional craft of this unique expertise and beautiful instrument.


Tuscany from Above

Driving, walking or cycling through Tuscany's cypress-studded hills opens a marvellous window on its beauty. But to fully appreciate this unique symbiosis of man and nature, one should take a hot-air balloon ride in the clear air of the early morning.


Chianti Classico Wine Journey

This experience takes you to some of Tuscany's most renowned vineyards where you will enjoy a private tour and tastings with the owners and sommeliers of the region's award-winning wines.

Become a member

Being part of Essentialist means joining a community of like-minded members, passionate about travel, and united by a shared longing to never stop exploring and discovering the world around them.

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