February 11, 2019

An Insider Perspective on Piedmont with Giuditta Gallo

We recently caught up with Giuditta Gallo, owner of the luxurious Relais San Maurizio, for an insider perspective on Italy’s Piedmont region, a must-visit  food and wine destination for 2019.

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Destinations:  Europe, Italy

Tags:  Alba, Barbaresco, Barolo, culinary experiences, culinary touring, culinary tours, cultural tours, food and wine tours, foodie, Gallo, Giuditta Gallo, hiking, history, Italian food, Italy, Italy food and wine tours, Italy tours, Langhe, luxury hotels, luxury Italy tours, luxury spas, Michelin restaurants, nature, Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Piedmont tours, Piedmont travel, private luxury travel, Relais San Maurizio, Slow Food, truffle hunting, truffles, Turin, UNESCO, vineyards, wine tasting, wine tours

January 18, 2019

Must Experience: James Turrell’s Gathered Sky in Beijing

Artisans of Leisure arranges tickets to James Turrell’s Gathered Sky in Beijing as part of our private, customized tours of China.

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Destinations:  Asia, China

Tags:  architecture tours, art and design tours, art installation, art tours, Asia, Asia tours, Beijing, Beijing tours, Buddhist monasteries, China, China art tours, China luxury tours, contemporary art, customized tours, Gathered Sky, James Turrell, light, light installation, luxury Asia tours, luxury China tours, luxury travel, meditation, private China tours, rainbow, skyspaces, Temple hotel

December 28, 2018

Soaking in Budapest’s Thermal Baths

Soaking in Budapest’s legendary thermal baths is a wonderful way to experience the local culture. Artisans of Leisure arranges tickets to the top thermal baths in Budapest, including the Gellert, Szechenyi and others.

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Destinations:  Europe, Hungary

Tags:  architecture, Art Nouveau, Budapest, Budapest baths, Budapest tours, design, design tours, family travel, Gellert Baths, hammam, healing, health, Hungary, Hungary tours, Kiraly baths, Lukacs baths, luxury, luxury tours, private Budapest tours, private tours, Rudas baths, spa culture, spa tours, spas, Szechenyi Baths, thermal baths, Turkish bath, wellness tours, wellness travel, winter travel

December 19, 2018

Hagia Sophia: Layers of History in Istanbul

Artisans of Leisure arranges private, expert-led tours of the Hagia Sophia, one of the most important cultural sites in Istanbul and a highlight of any visit.

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Destinations:  Turkey

Tags:  architecture, Artisans of Leisure, Aya Sofya, Byzantine, Byzantine mosaics, Christian, church, cultural travel, family travel, Hagia Sophia, hammam, history, history tours, Islamic design, Istanbul, Istanbul tours, luxury Istanbul tours, luxury travel, luxury Turkey tours, mosaic, mosque, Muslim, private art tours, private Turkey tours, Turkey, Turkey tours, Turkish bath

December 12, 2018

Exploring Malta, A Jewel of the Mediterranean

Malta is a wonderful destination for travelers interested in exploring this tiny country with a big history.

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Destinations:  Europe, Malta

Tags:  active touring, architecture, art, art tours, Artisans of Leisure, Blue Grotto, cooking classes, cuisine, culinary travel, Europe, family travel, family vacations, food, garden tours, gardens, Gozo, history, hotels, islands, landscapes, luxury, luxury hotels, luxury Malta tours, luxury tours, luxury travel, Malta, Malta and Sicily tours, Malta tours, Marsaxlokk, Mdina, nature, private, private Malta tours, private tours, private Valletta tours, Rabat, scenery, tours, travel, UNESCO, Valletta, Valletta tours

December 4, 2018

Al Manara, a New Luxury Hotel on the Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan

Al Manara, a new Luxury Collection hotel on the Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan is a sophisticated base for exploring the Red Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan and the Negev Desert in Israel.

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Destinations:  Jordan, Middle East

Tags:  active touring, Al Manara, Aqaba, beach resorts, coral reefs, crafts, cultural touring, diving, diving tours, Eilat tours, Jordan, Jordan and Israel tours, Jordan tours, luxury Jordan tours, Middle East tours, Negev tours, Petra, Petra tours, private cultural touring, private Jordan tours, private luxury travel, private yacht excursions, Red Sea, snorkeling, Wadi Rum

November 13, 2018

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam & Cambodia

A luxury river cruise on the Mekong River is a great way to explore unique stilt villages, scenic farmland and beautiful floating markets in southern Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Destinations:  Cambodia, Vietnam

Tags:  Asia tours, Asia travel experts, bicycling, biking tours, Buddhism, Buddhist monasteries, Cambodia, Cambodia tours, culinary experiences, culinary travel, family travel, Indochina tours, kayaking, luxury Asia tours, luxury Cambodia tours, luxury cruise, luxury cruises, luxury Southeast Asia tours, luxury Vietnam tours, markets, Mekong cruises, Mekong Delta, Mekong Delta tours, Mekong River, philanthropy, philantrhopic travel, rice paddies, Southeast Asia tours, Vietnam, Vietnam tours, Vietnamese food

November 1, 2018

Ashley Isaacs Ganz on The Best of Ireland

We asked Artisans of Leisure founder and CEO Ashley Isaacs Ganz to share some favorite experiences in Ireland based on her most recent visit to this beautiful country. Read more about her tour and the best of Ireland. Q.) Tell us about your trip. Where did you go? I traveled all over the country, and I also […]

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Destinations:  Europe, Ireland

Tags:  antiques, art, art collections, Ashford Castle, Ashley Isaacs Ganz, Ballyfin, Ballymaloe, Belfast, Birr Castle, Book of Kells, brewery, castle hotels, ceramics, Cliffs of Moher, cooking classes, Cork, crystal, culinary travel, design, Dingle Peninsula, distillery, Dublin, Dublin tours, falconry, family travel, garden tours, Giant's Causeway, hiking, interiors, Ireland, Ireland tours, Irish, Irish farms, Irish food, Irish pubs, Jewish touring, libraries, luxury castle hotels, luxury hotels, luxury Ireland tours, luxury travel, markets, nature, Northern Ireland, peace, pottery, pubs, Ring of Kerry, ruins, shopping tours, Titanic, walking tours, wildlife, world's best libraries