The Set Grand Tour
The origins of The Grand Tour lie in the 17th century and marked the culmination of a young person's education. Europeans would visit the greatest towns and cities of the renaissance along with the remains of ancient Roman and Greek civilisations. It provided the opportunity to meet new people, see artistic masterpieces, enjoy music and explore new cultures. The Set has reimagined The Grand Tour for the contemporary traveller. Taking in the vibrancy and creative dynamism of London, Paris and Amsterdam, The Set takes guests on an inspiring journey of enlightenment whilst unveiling the cultural heart of each city.
The Grand Tour is available when booking two or more hotels of The Set in a single trip. Stay 5 nights and pay for 4 or stay 8 nights and pay for 6 plus let us know how much time you have whilst in the city and our teams in each location will curate a bespoke itinerary using their insider knowledge of each city, letting you experience a destination as a local would.
Follow the link below to read our imagining of a Grand Tour experience with The Set as it unfolds day by day between London, Paris and Amsterdam.
John and Sara, two 30 something New Yorkers have been married for five years and have planned a celebratory trip to Europe.
In each destination our team of local experts have curated experiences for them based on their interests, allowing them to discover each city in their own way for a truly personalised journey.
When the Boucicaut family opened the first modern department store, they changed how Parisians, and then the world, do their shopping. Once they had transformed retail commerce, their decision to innovate hoteliery was almost an afterthought. Their store was such a runaway success, that their many suppliers, bringing luxuries from afar, needed a comfortable place to spend the night. The board of 'Le Bon Marché' decided to open a modern, palace-inspired, luxury hotel in Paris, directly across from their famous store. Following a complete renovation and restoration, the Lutetia will re-open in spring 2018 as a founding member of The Set hotels.
Located in the Museum Square district, the true heart of Amsterdam, the Conservatorium is an architectural masterpiece that combines a landmark heritage building with graceful, contemporary design. Guests enjoy a selection of restaurants, a bar, lounge and the 1,000 sq m Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. In this vibrant and elegant setting, the city's crown jewels – the Van Gogh Museum, Concertgebouw, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark and Amsterdam's most indulgent shopping – are literally at your doorstep. For culture and for business, it's a location like no other.
Hotel Café Royal, London
Hotel Café Royal, London enjoys an unrivalled setting, where the elegance of Mayfair, energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combine. It's where history, culture, business and the stage are just steps away. That's one reason why, for 150 years, people who make a difference have made their way through these doors. For Oscar Wilde and Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill and David Bowie Café Royal has always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate.