Exclusively for Bank of America Preferred Rewards Diamond Honors tier members, Indagare has curated one-of-a-kind, one-hour experiences that are live streamed with local production crews from some of the most special places in the world with the people who define and protect them. Email us to learn more and inquire about whether or not you are a Diamond Honors tier member.
Visit the World’s Most Famous Elephant Nursery in Kenya
During this program, Kirsty Smith, Donor Relations Manager at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT), offers Diamond Honors tier members a behind-the-scenes look at the Trust’s operations. SWT is one of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and arguably the most renowned wildlife conservation organization in the entire world. It is most famous for its work protecting elephants, and it operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program worldwide.
Truffle Hunting & 3-Michelin-Star Cooking Live from Italy
Virtually embark on a traditional, authentic truffle hunt and then experience a truffle-focused cooking class from the 3-Michelin-Star kitchen of Piazza Duomo in Alba, Italy, with renowned chef Enrico Crippa.
Private Tour: Vienna’s Largest Art Museum & Holiday Market
Enjoy a virtual, after-hours and private visit to Austria’s largest art museum and one of the most famous museums in the world, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (aka Vienna’s Museum of Fine Arts) guided by Sabine Haag, current Managing Director and tapestry specialist.
New Zealand Golf: Kauri Cliffs with Steve Williams
Steve Williams, local New Zealander and former caddie for Tiger Woods, joins us live from the golf course at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, a luxury property located in New Zealand's picturesque northern Bay of Islands. Designed and built by David Harman, 15 of the course's 18 holes have Pacific Ocean views, and it's been ranked by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses as a top course worldwide.
A Belgian Brewery Tour: Virtual Tour & Tasting of Rodenbach
Travel virtually to Roeselare in the West Flanders province of Belgium to see one of the country’s most historic and beautiful breweries. Founded in 1821, Rodenbach is the unique Flanders Red Brown Beer, which is ripened in oak barrels and blended with aged and young ales to create its distinctive taste profile. Longtime brewmaster Rudi Ghequire leads you on a tour of the grounds and of course the cellar, which is home to almost 300 giant oak barrels that are used for the aging process—some of them are 150 years old and protected as part of the industrial heritage of the Flemish Community. Along the way, Rudi details much of the brewery's rich history.
The Rarest Taste of Napa: Exclusive Tasting with Harlan Estate
The Harlan family opened the doors of the famed Harlan Estate and led Diamond Honors tier members through a tour of the property followed by a rare tasting of one of their vintages. This is an unprecedented tasting that is led by the family patriarch Bill Harlan alongside his son, Will.
Complimentary gift: A one-of-a-kind half bottle of a Harlan Estate vintage. The Harlan Estate Cabernet blend is one of the most sought-after wines in the world.
This program took place live on February 17, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email email@example.com to learn more.
Inside Venice with Art Restorer Toto Bergamo Rossi
During this tour, you will be the first to head backstage to see the setup and installation of the new exhibition “From Donatello to Vittoria, 1450-1600” at the Ca’ d’Oro, one of the most prestigious late Gothic palaces in Venice, alongside Toto Bergamo Rossi, the Director of the Venetian Heritage Foundation since 2006. The foundation works to restore the cultural and historical heritage of Italy’s floating city. You will also get a first look at some of the incredible Renaissance masterpieces in the exhibit’s collection!
Complimentary gift: A copy of the beautiful coffee-table book, Inside Venice: A Private View of the City’s Most Beautiful Interiors by Toto Bergamo Rossi.
This program took place live on March 23, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Up Close and Personal with The Great Sphinx of Giza
Take a private tour of the Sphinx with Dr. Mostafa Waziry, expert Egyptologist and Egypt's Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Learn of Dr. Waziry's recent discoveries in Egypt and see the magnificent monument without the crowds gaining an insider's perspective on its history, secrets and myths.
Complimentary gift: A special handmade Egyptian ceramic piece from Aswan (in Upper Egypt), designed for the Heirloom Project, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Met's reimagined Islamic wing.
This program took place live on April 27, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email email@example.com to learn more.
The Wonders of Jordan: The "Lost City" of Petra
Discover the fascinating history of this ancient Nabatean city, carved into red desert cliffs; Petra is truly one of the most stunning works of man. In this special hour, his Excellency Dr. Suleiman Farajat who is the Chief Commissioner of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority and Archaeologist Ibrahim Farajat who is the Director of Cultural Resources Management in Petra will take you behind the scenes in the lost city, where excavations are still ongoing.
Complimentary Gift: A handmade Square Damascene Box, which celebrates the craft of wood mosaic in Jordan. Inlaid with mother-of-pearl, this box was created by master artisans of Turquoise Mountain.
This program took place live on May 18, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
First Access: The International African American Museum
The International African American Museum (IAAM), one of Smithsonian Magazine’s most anticipated museum openings of 2022, is set to open at Gadsen’s Wharf in Charleston, South Carolina late this fall. It was at this wharf in the late 1700s and early 1800s that up to 40 percent of all American slaves arrived to the United States. Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of IAAM, will lead you on this special, behind-the-scenes tour before the museum opens to the public and will show you artifacts that have never been on display.
Complimentary Gift: Charleston is famous for its architecture, rich history, beautiful beaches and outstanding food scene. Prior to this experience, clients received a curated selection of lowcountry treats.
This program took place live on June 16, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email email@example.com to learn more.
Garden Tour & Entertaining with Design Legend Bunny Williams
Join design legend, Bunny Williams, for a private tour through the gardens at her beloved, 15-acre country home in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Bunny will share how the garden series has evolved and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Following the tour, Bunny will take you into her Conservatory to answer your questions and share their tips on setting a summer table.
Complimentary Gift: A copy of An Affair With a House by Bunny Williams and a beautiful candle safe from Bunny Williams Home will be sent to all participants.
This program took place live on July 21, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The Restoration of a Parisian Hideaway: Chateau de Bagatelle
The charming Château de Bagatelle came to be as the result of a famous bet in 1777 between Marie-Antoinette and her brother-in-law, the Count of Artois. The château was the last royal residence built before the revolution, and prior to being purchased in 1905 by the City of Paris, passed through the hands of many famous owners and played host to royal engagements. In this special tour, the President of Château de Bagatelle, will take you backstage at the castle (currently closed to the public, and being restored by Fondation Mansart) to explore its interiors, exterior and surrounding gardens, and learn its rich history.
Complimentary Gift: A Parisian bath arrangement from the luxurious French beauty brand, Buly 1803.
This program took place live on September 22, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email email@example.com to learn more.
Day of the Dead Celebration: Tasting with the 'First Lady' of Tequila
Tequila Casa Dragones CEO & Co-Founder Bertha González Nieves, the first woman to be accredited as a maestra tequilera, takes you on a tequila immersion and tasting on Día de los Muertos. First, you'll enjoy an insider's tour of the small-batch company's spiritual home of San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the tour, you’ll get a look at La Casa Dragones, the original 17th century stables of the Dragones cavalry that inspired the brand’s namesake, now beautifully restored into a world class showcase of Mexican design. Bertha will then lead you through a tasting of their family of ultra-premium sipping tequilas, where you’ll learn about the attention to detail and innovation that goes into crafting each style.
Complimentary Gift: Casa Dragones Joven, Blanco, and a Barrel Blend, plus, a cocktail recipe—created exclusively for Diamond Honors to celebrate Día de los Muertos.
This program took place live on November 2, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Safeguarding the Irreplaceable: Behind the Scenes at Angkor
Led by Dr. Ginevra Boatto, Project Manager at World Monuments Fund (WMF), the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places, this tour explores the restoration and preservation of Phnom Bakheng, one of the oldest constructions at Angkor, plus its age-old shrines and terraces that sit above the surrounding jungle. Joined by Phally Cheam, Senior Architect and WMF Project Coordinator, Ginevra will take guests on a behind-the-scenes visit with an inside look at the ongoing efforts to restore sections of the temple still closed to the public.
Complimentary Gift: A donation to WMF was given in honor of each attendee.
This program took place live on November 16, 2022. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email email@example.com to learn more.
Travel to Rwanda: Behind the Scenes with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
This tour is led by President, CEO, and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Tara Stoinski, who will share firsthand accounts of the monumental research being done amid the magnificent backdrop of Volcanoes National Park. You will discover how this state-of-the art, low-impact campus, designed by MASS Design Group, is accelerating scientific research and on-the-ground conservation, and view rarely seen artifacts collected by renowned primatologist Dian Fossey. You will also hear from the scientists whose groundbreaking work is transforming the future of gorilla conservation.
Complimentary Gift: Symbolic adoption of a mountain gorilla through the Fossey Fund’s adoption program, as well as an Azizi Life basket handcrafted by local artisans.
This program took place live on February 1, 2023. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
First Look at Beirut's Restored Sursock Museum
Built in 1912 by collector Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock as his private villa and transformed into a museum in 1961, the Sursock is one of the last models of early 20th-century Lebanese architecture. It has also been a steadfast hub for Beirut’s creative scene, staying open even during the Lebanese Civil War. Sadly, the 2020 explosion caused severe damage—shattering its stained glass windows and impacting 57 artworks. Since the explosion, local artists and conservators have been restoring the museum to its original splendor. During this tour, museum director Karina El Helou guides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the rehabilitated building, visiting the storage facility (not open or accessible to the public) to view pieces from the art collection.
Complimentary Gift: Guests received an Eid serving platter, handmade in Lebanon and perfect for entertaining.
This program took place live on March 1, 2023. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email email@example.com to learn more.
A Sip of Scotland: A Talisker Whisky Tour & Tasting from Skye
Visit the Isle of Skye to see the Talisker Distillery and learn about some of the label’s best expressions. Founded in 1830, Talisker is the oldest working distillery on the Isle Of Skye and one of the oldest in Scotland. Its full-bodied single malts are renowned for their smoky, peaty flavors and maritime theme. During the tour, Barry Nisbet Talisker Private Client Host, offers exclusive access to the storied distillery. After his walkthrough, Dr. Craig Wilson, Master Blender for Diageo, and Brand Ambassador Ewan Gunn, speak about sourcing ingredients and special editions—and their distinct flavors—in a rare tasting at a brand-new, private space.
Complimentary Gift: Guests received a kit with five 50 ML portions of Talisker whisky, including the award-winning Talisker 10 and the “best malt whisky” in the world, the 18-year-old single malt. Recipients also received a Waterford Crystal glass.
This program took place live on April 13, 2023. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Out of this World: A New Era of Private Luxury Space Travel
Jane Poytner, Founder and Co-CEO of Space Perspective takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of Space Perspective HQ, adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center, showing off parts of Spaceship Neptune, the first luxury zero-emissions, balloon-propelled spaceship designed to deliver the astronaut experience. See the state-of-the-art facility where the capsule and balloons are produced, plus the operations center. Jane shares what it will be like to embark on Spaceship Neptune and how her team is paving the way for the future of space travel.
Complimentary Gift: Guests received the same noise-canceling, wireless Master & Dynamic headphones that are available to Space Perspective’s Explorers.
This program took place live on May 18, 2023. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email email@example.com to learn more.
Two Michelin Star Culinary Workshop From Spain's Basque Region
Enjoy a first-of-its-kind culinary experience with the Head of R&D at Mugaritz, the renowned two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the Basque Country.
Learn firsthand how our perception of food is influenced by our senses. As he discusses the Mugaritz philosophy, Ramon provides step-by-step guidance through a series of sensory exercises––designed especially for this event––to show you that nothing is quite as it seems.
Complimentary Gift: Guests received a kit with various foods (e.g. nuts and candies), and props (e.g. flavor blockers and nose clips) to use during the hands-on workshop.
This program took place live on June 8, 2023. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.