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Private Tours

​Martin Randall Travel 

Gijs van Hensbergen has over 14 years of experience as a lecturer for Martin Randall Travel, an award-winning expert-led cultural tour company.

"Gijs is amazing -  first rate lecturer/intellectual, he is very friendly and sociable and he even delivers flawless tour management. You cannot ask for more."

"In Gijs van Hensbergen you have a real star... his attitude helped the group to gel – by day 2 you felt you had known your fellow travellers for years"

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Tours for Cultural Institutions 

Gijs has lectured on tours for specialist groups and clients, including the Getty Council, House of Lords, the Director and VIP patrons of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Director and Trustees of the Clark Institute, Williamstown, the Director and Patrons of the Courtauld Institute, the Friends of the Royal Academy, London, Friends of Manchester City Art Gallery, the Barnes Foundation and HALI Magazine and Stanford University.


For more info contact Gijs on our Contact Page


Gijs van Hensbergen has extensive experience as a lecturer, tour guide and tour manager across Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Gijs van Hensbergen offers a limited number of small, environmentally-conscious, tailor-made tours each year. Spanish Walks is a boutique art, food, and walking tour company that draws on Gijs' deep knowledge of Spain. Each tour is a 'micro-history', offering a unique opportunity to experience Spain's deep cultural heritage and interact with a true 'insider' and academic brain. Programmes can be developed to meet the clients' needs in direct consultation with Gijs, or he can offer one of his classic tours. Tours in the United States and United Kingdom are also available.

To find out more or to book a personalised tour contact Gijs through our 
Contact Page. 

'Gijs expertly guided twenty of our high-level donors through the most glorious sites of Barcelona.  His expertise in art, architecture and gastronomy, as well as his ability to access locations that are beyond the reach of the average visitor, brought the tour to an entirely new level.  Thank you!'

Professor Deborah Swallow
Märit Rausing Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art

Tour for Martin Randall Travel


'Gijs van Hensbergen's understanding of history and visual culture is surpassed only by his ability to communicate to audiences of all backgrounds and interests.  He's both an extraordinary guide and a warm and friendly traveling companion'

Michael Conforti  

Director of the Clark Art Institute

Tour for Patron Travel

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