January 6, 2017

Top Luxury Tours for 2017: Inspiration for the New Year

The beginning of the New Year is an ideal time for making travel plans for the year ahead. Here are some of our most recommended Artisans of Leisure luxury tours for inspiration! For Foodies… Vietnam for Foodies Highlights of Puglia Food & Wine of Portugal Culinary Tour of Israel Exclusive England: Country Estates, Gourmet Food […]

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Destinations:  Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, South America, South Pacific

Tags:  2017, adventure tours, amazing getaways, family travel, food tours, luxury travel, private tours, safaris, spring break tours, summer travel, tour ideas, travel planning, wildlife tours

December 19, 2016

Iconic Image: Xian’s Terracotta Army

It’s hard to imagine the vastness of Xian’s Terracotta Army of Warriors and Horses, one of the most significant archeological excavations in the world, until you see them in person. These warriors were created in 246 B.C. as part of the 20 square mile tomb of Qin Shi Huang Di, the first emperor of the […]

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Destinations:  Asia, China

Tags:  archaeological site, Asia, China, China tours, family travel, Silk Road, Terracotta Army, Xian, Xian’s Terracotta Warriors

December 12, 2016

Must Experience: Truffle Hunting in Italy

Italy abounds in gastronomic treasures, but perhaps none is more highly prized than white truffles. Travelers visiting the Piedmont region in October and November—prime white truffle season— can see and taste the best of the best at the Alba International White Truffle Fair. We arrange for our travelers to visit the fair, and we also […]

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Destinations:  Europe, France, Italy

December 1, 2016

The Exquisite Crafts of Nepal

Traditional crafts are an important part of daily life in Nepal. They also offer many great options for travelers wanting to collect beautiful objects that directly relate to Nepalese culture. For those interested in shopping, we arrange visits to exclusive boutiques and studios in Kathmandu and elsewhere to browse for exceptional crafts made by Nepalese […]

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Destinations:  Asia, Nepal

Tags:  Asia, Buddhism, collecting, crafts, culture, design, Himalayas, markets, Nepal, Nepal tours, shopping

November 22, 2016

Street Food at Singapore’s Hawker Centers

One of our favorite destinations for a culinary adventure is Singapore. The blend of cultures—Chinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan (mixed Chinese, Malay and/or Indonesian)—that come together in this island nation make it a rich source of gastronomic experiences. One of the best places to sample the range of Singaporean specialties is at a hawker center, […]

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Destinations:  Asia, Singapore

Tags:  Asia, cuisine, culinary tours, food, food tours, foodie tours, hawker centers, markets, Singapore, Southeast Asia, street food

November 16, 2016

Exclusive Tours of The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia, is a must for anyone interested in art and design. Beautiful palaces and museums in the former imperial capital overflow with incredible art treasures. The most renowned of these is the State Hermitage Museum, a mind-boggling art collection housed in the pistachio-green-and-white Winter Palace and adjoining structures built by the Romanov czars. […]

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Destinations:  Europe, Russia

Tags:  art, art tours, decorative arts, design, Europe, exclusive, Hermitage, museums, Russia, Russia tours, St. Petersburg

November 1, 2016

Up Close and Personal with Elephants in Thailand

As anyone who has spent time with elephants knows, these massive creatures have great sensitivity, and they develop close relationships with each other and their mahouts (handlers). A particularly rewarding experience when traveling in Thailand is interacting with elephants as their mahouts do. We arrange many different types of elephant experiences, including mahout training, in […]

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Destinations:  Asia, Thailand

Tags:  elephants, exclusive Southeast Asia tours, family travel, learning, luxury Thailand tours, romantic, safari, Thailand, tours, wildlife

October 27, 2016

Must Experience: The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Iceland, “The Land of Fire and Ice,” is packed with dramatic natural features: the largest glaciers in Europe, several of the most active volcanoes in the world, rugged lava fields, bubbling geothermal pools, thundering waterfalls, jagged peaks and spouting geysers. One of Iceland’s most famous sights is the Blue Lagoon, a pale-blue slash of geothermal-heated […]

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Destinations:  Iceland, Scandinavia

Tags:  Blue Lagoon, Iceland, Iceland tours, nature, Scandinavia, spa