April 13, 2012

Inspiration for Amazing Family Trips

Your son likes castles, your daughter likes shopping, your husband likes history, and you like art–how can you make sure that family vacations please everyone?

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Artisans of Leisure specializes in one-of-a-kind, private, customized family tours that feature a world of engaging experiences sure to satisfy families of all sizes, ages and interests.

Here are a few fun ideas to inspire an amazing family trip:

786-Italy_Rome_Colosseum.jpgGo hiking in the Alps, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to a chocolate factory in Switzerland.

Take a private cricket class at Lord’s Cricket Ground, or ride in a private capsule on the London Eye in England.

783-Russia_Moscow_St. Basil.jpgTrace family history in places like Scotland, Germany, Hungary, Russia and Poland.

Take a pop culture tour in Japan, focusing on anime, manga (Japanese comics), gadgets, fashion and accessories.

780-Japan_Kyoto_geisha.jpgLearn about wildlife conservation during a private safari in South Africa and Botswana.

Participate in an archaeological dig, and float in the Dead Sea in Israel.

784-France_Paris.jpgLearn to cook noodle dishes in Thailand.

Take a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower followed by lunch at Le Jules Verne in France.

Go kayaking in Vietnam, or biking among the ruins in 785-Peru_Machu Picchu.jpgCambodia.

Tour a country such as China or Spain to coincide with a child studying abroad.

Learn to dress in a kimono in Japan, a sari in India or 782-Egypt_Pyramids.jpglederhosen in Austria.

See the glaciers of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile.

Teach kids to give back with philanthropic activities such as donating books to a village in Laos.

781-South Africa_zebras.jpgHave a private, introductory lesson in flamenco guitar in Spain.

Climb the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy.

Go dune-bashing in Dubai, or visit Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.

787-India_Taj Mahal.jpgVisit an orangutan sanctuary in Malaysia, or ride an elephant in Thailand.

Watch cars being made at a state-of-the-art factory in Germany.

Meet a national archery champion in Bhutan for a private 788-Cambodia_Angkor.jpglesson.

Learn to read a few Chinese characters, and see a kung fu show in China.

789-Australia_Sydney.jpgSpot kangaroos and crocodiles in Australia, tigers in India, pink dolphins in Peru, and the Big Five in South Africa.

Meet young monks in Myanmar (Burma), and learn about Buddhism.

Enjoy fun, kid-focused tours of museums to learn about famous 790-China_Beijing_Great Wall.jpgworks of art, such as Guernica and the Mona Lisa, while standing in front of them.

Attend the theater in London, the ballet in Russia or a kickboxing match in Thailand.

791-Chile.jpgEnjoy a private, behind-the-scenes visit to a sumo wrestling practice in Japan.

Stay at incredible beach resorts in Indonesia.

Explore festive Christmas markets in Germany and Austria.

792-Germany_houses.jpgSnorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, and do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb in Australia.

Visit Harry Potter sites in England and Scotland.

Stay at a working sheep ranch in New Zealand.

793-Israel_Jerusalem.jpgExplore Mayan ruins in Mexico.

Learn about Greek mythology while exploring the Greek Islands.

Spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland or Disneyland Paris.

794-Indonesia_Bali.jpgSee iconic sites such as Stonehenge in England, the Colosseum in Italy and the Pyramids in Egypt.

Tour the Galapagos Islands by land and sea.

Take a private desert safari in Morocco to ride camels over 795-Vietnam.jpgsand dunes and spend the night in the Sahara.

These, and many other family-friendly activities, can be incorporated into any of our private luxury tours. Contact Artisans of Leisure or your preferred travel agent to start planning a customized family tour.

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