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M18206 is a network of scholars and specialists who lead 3- and 4-hour "walking seminars" on art history, archeology, cuisine, architecture, and other topics in major world cities. Founded by a National Geographic writer, we are a leader in sustainable tourism. Travel + Leisure has called us one of the top European tour operators.
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M18206 is a network of scholars and experts who lead in depth walking seminars in cultural capitals in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M18206 was started 10 years ago in Rome and has since expanded its operations to 19 cities.

2. What is your company's mission?

At M18206, we are committed to the character of the city—its built environment, cultural heritage, and living fabric. Drawing on our network of scholars we organize didactic walking seminars designed to help the erudite traveler appreciate and defend the city without overrunning it. From our vantage point as architects, archaeologists, and historians, we aim to bring together the traveler and the city in a manner beneficial to both.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Scholar-led walking seminars and unique cultural experiences.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Paul is an award-winning writer for National Geographic and National Geographic Adventure. When he’s not helping run M18206, he lectures on architecture, and writes for several publications, on travel, architecture, and design. Lani Bevacqua is the creative director and designer for the M18206 websites and publications, she co-manages M18206 Travel and the M18206 Foundation.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

M18206 doesn't offer "packages" but instead a la cart cultural experiences for the intellectually savvy, independent traveler.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

M18206 has transformed the way we travel.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M18206
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Michelangelo Seminar: Major Sites in Florence Michelangelo Seminar: Major Sites in Florence

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Michelangelo Seminar, a three-hour walk of major sites in Florence with an art historian, visiting the Casa Buonarroti and Accademia.

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EUR 71.5 Florence

Art Galleries of Chelsea, New York City Art Galleries of Chelsea, New York City

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Art Galleries of Chelsea is a three hour walk that focuses on the many Art Galleries of the Chelsea area in New York City.

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USD 65 New York

Archaeology of Manhattan Archaeology of Manhattan

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A walking tour of lower Manhattan and New York's Financial District that focuses on the city's archaeological record and includes visits to Wall Street, Battery Park and much more.

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USD 65 New York

Brooklyn, Portrait of a City Brooklyn, Portrait of a City

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A small-group walking tour of Brooklyn, limited to six people and led by an architectural historian.

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USD 65 New York

The Frick Museum: New York, NY The Frick Museum: New York, NY

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Join this two-hour private tour of the Frick Collection, led by art historians.

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USD 55 New York

MoMa Seminar MoMa Seminar

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Join this amazing tour of New York's MoMA museum with a scholar of modern art.

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USD 65 New York

Central Park, American Landscape Central Park, American Landscape

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A walking tour of central park in new york led by architecture and landscape historians.

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USD 65 New York

Paris Holiday Walk — Culinary Traditions Paris Holiday Walk — Culinary Traditions

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This is a two and a half hour walk exploring Parisian Holiday traditions.

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EUR 85 Paris

London - Portrait of a City London - Portrait of a City

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An introduction to London focusing on architecture and archaeology.

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GBP 40 London

British Museum - A Passion for Possessing Curiosities - London, England British Museum - A Passion for Possessing Curiosities - London, England

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Delight yourself by means of joining this in depth visit to the British Museum collection.

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GBP 40 London

East End Sunday Market Walk East End Sunday Market Walk

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This is an unique 3 hour guided shopping tour of London's East End markets.

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GBP 40 London

Liquid History - A Riverside Stroll Liquid History - A Riverside Stroll

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This walk is a two and a half hour stroll down the Thames, where the history, ecology and environment of the river is discussed.

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GBP 35 London

The National Gallery, A World of Stories The National Gallery, A World of Stories

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A tour of the National Gallery with a scholar trained to work with families.

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GBP 240 London

Belly of Paris — A Culinary Walking Seminar Belly of Paris — A Culinary Walking Seminar

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Led by cultural historian, this is a walking tour that will explore the connections between food and culture in the city.

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EUR 75 Paris

Louvre Italian Masters Louvre Italian Masters

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A guided tour of the Louvre that will focus on Italian Masters, led by a scholar.

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EUR 85 Paris

Louvre French Masters Louvre French Masters

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A guided tour of the Louvre that will focus on French Masters, led by a scholar.

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EUR 70 Paris

Musee D'Orsay and Paris In The 19th Century Musee D'Orsay and Paris In The 19th Century

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A walking tour of the Musee D'Orsay in the company of an art historian.

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EUR 70 Paris

Art and Architecture Of Gothic Paris Art and Architecture Of Gothic Paris

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A walking tour that will explore the historically and architecturally rich area between the Pont Neuf and Notre Dame.

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EUR 75 Paris

Boulevards of Paris Boulevards of Paris

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A thematic walking tour that will explore the area around the Grands Boulevards and the Opera Garnier.

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EUR 55 Paris

The Medici - Portrait Of a Family The Medici - Portrait Of a Family

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Tour focusing on the legacy of the Medici family in Florence.

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EUR 71.5 Florence

Oltrarno Artisans Oltrarno Artisans

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Tour of the artisan workshops of the Oltrarno area of Florence.

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EUR 66 Florence

Florence Market Walk Florence Market Walk

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In our visit to a local market, our Tuscan gastronomic docent will discuss local traditions, how the market changes through the season, and the role of food in the Florentine culture.

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EUR 45 Florence

Santo Spirito Neighborhood Stroll Santo Spirito Neighborhood Stroll

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Tour of the Santo Spirito neighborhood and the Brancacci Chapel which houses frescoes by Masaccio and Masolino.

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EUR 50 Florence

The Palio - Siena The Palio - Siena

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Tour of the importance of the Palio horse race in Siena and its famous contrade.

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EUR 275 Siena

Science and Secrets of the Lagoon Science and Secrets of the Lagoon

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A tour of Venice's northern lagoon and explanation of the MOSE project with a marine scientist.

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EUR 110 Venice

Cannaregio Neighborhood Stroll Cannaregio Neighborhood Stroll

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A walking tour through the Cannaregio neighborhood of Venice.

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EUR 55 Venice

Shylock's Venice Shylock's Venice

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A walking tour that takes a fascinating look inside the rich Jewish history of Venice.

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EUR 50 Venice

Daily Life in Renaissance Venice Daily Life in Renaissance Venice

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A walking tour of Daily Life in Renaissance Venice led by a scholar.

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EUR 55 Venice

Valpolicella Wine Excursion Valpolicella Wine Excursion

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An excursion to several wineries in the Valpolicella region with a sommelier.

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EUR 325 Venice

Arte Firenze - The Uffizi Arte Firenze - The Uffizi

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This walking tour of Florence's Uffizi Gallery is led by a Ph.D-level art historian.

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EUR 66 Florence

The Islands of the Lagoon: Byzantine and Early Medieval Venice The Islands of the Lagoon: Byzantine and Early Medieval Venice

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This full day excursion explores the art of the early heart of Venice.

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EUR 75 Venice

Caravaggio Seminar Caravaggio Seminar

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A walking tour, led by an art docent, designed to explore the art of the Baroque painter Caravaggio.

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EUR 60 Rome

Drawing Rome: Castel Sant' Angelo Drawing Rome: Castel Sant' Angelo

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Guided by one of our art docents this drawing workshop will take place at Castel Sant' Angelo.

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EUR 70 Rome

Arte Vaticana Arte Vaticana

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A walking tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica led by a trained scholar.

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EUR 70 Rome

Roma Antica Roma Antica

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A tour of the archaeological core of Rome, including the Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Imperial Fora, and Colosseum led by a scholar.

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EUR 75 Rome

Architecture of New York Architecture of New York

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Join a scholar of architectural history, an architectural preservationist or a practicing architect for this walking seminar of the iconic buildings on the 42nd Street corridor.

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USD 65 New York

Greenwich Village Greenwich Village

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Join this scholar led walking seminar of Greenwich Village to explore its history from the pre-colonial period through the 21st century.

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USD 65 New York

North End Boston, Portrait of a City North End Boston, Portrait of a City

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Join a local historian or architectural historian for an exploration of Boston's earliest and arguably most significant neighborhood, the North End.

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USD 65 Boston

Brahmins of Boston Brahmins of Boston

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Join this scholar-led walking seminar of the Boston Common and Beacon Hill and discuss the progressive, intellectual Brahmins of 19th century Boston.

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USD 65 Boston

Black Boston: Freedom in the Empire and the Republic Black Boston: Freedom in the Empire and the Republic

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Join this scholar-led walk of Boston's African American history, spanning from the early 17th through the late 19th centuries.

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USD 65 Boston

Big Dig Big Dig

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Join this scholar-led walk of Boston that follows the historic and most ambitious urban engineering project in history, the Big Dig.

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USD 65 Boston

John Singer Sargent Seminar John Singer Sargent Seminar

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Join this scholar-led walk for an exploration of the work and biography of John Singer Sargent through the collections of the MFA, Boston Public Library and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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USD 65 Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Join this art historian-led seminar to explore the world-class collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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USD 65 Boston

Colonial City in Context Colonial City in Context

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Join this scholar-led walk of colonial city Philadelphia and explore the city's history from its founding by William Penn up through the first rumblings of the American Revolution.

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USD 65 Philadelphia
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