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We had a wonderful time in Ireland and Scotland. As with our previous AoL trip, everything was done first class. This trip was more complicated with so many people, but it all came out GREAT. You do such an amazing job, it is truly effortless for us once we arrive. Our guides were absolutely fantastic and accommodated us in every way. With our extended family traveling together, there were many different things people wanted to do and somehow the guides made everyone happy! Of special note also was the job you guys do in getting us great hotels and room upgrades. We had a great time and will definitely continue to use you and Artisans of Leisure for our future travel plans. You make things so easy and we can count on a wonderful trip, well planned and expertly executed.
My clients said their Greece trip was fantastic. Thank you for all your help for the wonderful job you did.
Scotland was fantastic! The guides were great, and the hotels and restaurants fabulous. We will use your services again in the future, and recommend you to others.
Our journey was wonderful and well-planned and executed by Artisans of Leisure, as usual. Our accommodations were sensational. We are left with the same question each time we return from one of these journeys, "Where next?" Once we come up with the answer, we'll be in touch. Thanks to the Artisans of Leisure crew for another memorable experience.
Our France trip was wonderful. We felt very spoilt. We appreciate your help in making it such a memorable trip.
My clients had a great time in Prague. Everything went very well.
Our trip was wonderful. The guide was a fountain of information and very patient with all our questions. Amsterdam is more beautiful than I remember it. As always, Artisans of Leisure put together a great trip for us.
Our Scotland trip was wonderful. Our guide was simply outstanding. He was prepared, professional and thorough. The itinerary, accommodations and military tattoo were bloody great! Our driver was also perfect. Thanks to all at Artisans for making our trip so memorable.
Our Indonesia trip was perfect. It was a pleasure working with you and now that I've worked with Artisans of Leisure for a trip, I will always be using Artisans of Leisure in the future for any trips. Everything was seamless, and the guides were the best! We already look forward to thinking about our next trip and where we want to go and KNOW that we will be using Artisans of Leisure again.
Thank you! We all had such a wonderful time in Italy! We cannot wait to go back! The itinerary was perfect and not one thing went wrong. It was nice having the guided tour of the Vatican. The Hotel Caruso and Castiglion del Bosco were my favorites! It was definitely a trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much for all of your help in planning it for us.
The trip was spectacular. Wonderful. We would go back to Argentina in a heartbeat. All the guides and drivers were great, the vehicles perfect. Our guide in Buenos Aires was simply fantastic! She’s a star. Knowledgeable, fun, caring, flexible. The Park Hyatt has to be one of the best hotels in the world. We loved the Tigre excursion. Iguazu was really fun. We also really enjoyed our time at La Bamba de Areco, what a beautiful place. Overall it was a spectacular trip, and you did a marvelous job putting it all together!
We had a great time in Italy and Spain. Excellent guides in each city.
We had a fabulous time in France and Italy. Amazing hotels (loved Hotel du Cap, Chateau St Martin and Villa d’Este in particular) and the guides and drivers were fantastic.
We are just back from our trip to France and it was a very good experience for us all.
We had a great time in Morocco. Our guide was great. Thank you for your assistance!
My clients absolutely loved their trip! They could not have been more pleased with itinerary and accommodations. Everything was perfect.
My client had a great time in Japan, South Korea and China.
We enjoyed Poland and will use you again for future trips
I have to share the wonderful news – my clients had a fabulous trip to Austria and Germany. They said their guides were exceptional in each location. Also, thank you, thank you, thank you for your hotel recommendations. You hit the nail on the head. Your attention to detail was perfect and I thank you for that. I have no doubt I will be in touch for future travel arrangements for my clients.
We had such a wonderful trip and you had a huge roll in that! I did not want to leave France and, honestly, this was the first vacation where I was brought to tears upon leaving. Thank you again!
My clients said their Italy tour was perfectly executed. Fabulous. They had the most wonderful time and everything was beyond perfect. You made me look like a rock star! They will be Artisans of Leisure travelers for life. Thank you! Here's to a long collaboration!
Our Switzerland honeymoon was incredible! We received 5-star treatment everywhere we went which made travel in a foreign country feel like a true vacation rather than a project. Having private guides makes a huge difference in how much you learn and how easy it is to navigate. Additionally, you get the chance to chat with local people, learn about the culture, and get recommendations you don't find in the guide books. Other companies we've used aren't even comparable to Artisans of Leisure. Traveling privately with Artisans of Leisure was so much more relaxing and tailored to us and felt much more like a true vacation.
Our Taiwan trip was excellent and enjoyable. We cannot say enough about our escort guide—she was absolutely awesome. We don’t know how you found her, but she was the perfect guide for us: super passionate about the local food as well as hiking.
We had a great time in Bhutan and Cambodia and we are so glad we went!!!
A quick note to thank you for planning the trip to Japan on such short notice – we had a great time! The ryokan and hotels were lovely. Kyoto is an amazing city. The guides took very good care of us and it was a pleasure.
My clients were very pleased with their Germany and Holland trip. They loved their guides everywhere. You all are great.
Our Portugal trip was very nice and we loved our guide. She really made the trip for us. Lovely country and thanks for your assistance.
We had a wonderful time in Nepal and we were really pleased with our tour guide and driver.
Our trip was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed every minute of our journey through Scotland. We especially enjoyed learning about Scottish history and experiencing so many beautiful areas of the country. Gleneagles was our favorite hotel. Our tour guides were wonderful—incredibly friendly and informative.
My clients were most pleased with everything you arranged for them in Spain and Prague.
Thank you for planning a wonderful travel experience for me in Japan and Korea. I had a great time and thanks again for putting it all together so quickly.
I just spoke with my clients. They had a wonderful time in Scotland. Everything was perfect.
The trip to Morocco was incredible. Our guide and driver were both wonderful. All accommodations were superb—we truly enjoyed the Riad Fez and loved La Mamounia in Marrakech. The pace of the trip and sights covered all exceeded my expectations. I can’t thank you enough for arranging such a perfect and memorable trip to Morocco.
I just have to thank you so much. Everything in Switzerland has been perfect. Really wonderful.
We had the most amazing time on our honeymoon in Morocco. We would definitely book another trip with you. Everything was flawless.
We had a very nice trip to Holland and Belgium. Each site had fantastic attractions. Our guide in Amsterdam was phenomenal. The Keukenhof gardens are magnificent. Our side trip to the Hague and Delft was very enjoyable. Our two guides in Belgium both did excellent work. Thank you so much for your help with our trip. We look forward to future travels with your company.
Our Japan trip was exceptional. The guides were outstanding and shared their personal knowledge and experiences. This was our first use of a travel company for a private tour and we can’t say enough about how wonderful it was. Artisans of Leisure is up top with the best of the best.
Spain was absolutely fabulous!!! We had such a great time -- we can't decide which part of Spain we liked the best and look forward to going back in the near future to explore more. Everything ran like clockwork with the guides, drivers, etc. Our son had a blast! The soccer game was crazy fun and he loved that of course. He also embraced the sightseeing and loves Gaudi. He wants to go back and see more of his work which is thrilling to hear because life is not just about soccer! The wine tours and culinary tours were incredible. We had no idea how good the food would be. The hotels were great. Thanks again for everything. Traveling with Artisans of Leisure is the only way to go. We are recommending you to everyone we know who likes to travel well.
We had the best time (again)! Thanks so much for arranging our Chile tour. Everything you arranged for us was just amazing.
Morocco was fabulous! You did an excellent job. We would use you again, and we would recommend you highly.
Your travel wisdom and incredibly high quality of service have truly distinguished you among any other tour operator with whom we've worked on travel related matters.
All went as promised in China, Taiwan and Japan. You have no doubt spoiled us.
My clients had a great Peru trip. Thank you for your hard work. You are a "star."
Thank you so very much for making this Japan trip absolutely unforgettable!!!
The trip was amazing. Thank you for arranging everything. Our escort guide in Peru was amazing—enthusiastic, knowledgeable, intuitive, helpful, proud of his country and culture and it showed. The drivers and our hotels were great. We appreciated the ability to stay in Machu Picchu and we took advantage of the two days there. The Hiram Bingham train was great and the service was equally impressive.
You arranged a wonderful trip for first time visitors to Turkey. It covered all of the highlights, was well organized, and also allowed flexibility. The guide you provided for our entire trip was outstanding—extremely knowledgeable, good personality. Maybe the best guide we have ever had. Artisans of Leisure is the best tour company we have ever used. Thanks for a great trip!
My clients had a great time in China. They said the guides were excellent throughout.
I had a wonderful time in Sicily and thoroughly enjoyed my driver-guide. He was so knowledgeable and an excellent guide. It was all great and I loved the cooking class. Thank you.
~ G.C., Murfreesboro, TN
I just heard from my clients and they loved their Morocco trip. They said the trip was wonderful, well planned and executed with fantastic guide and hotels. Thanks for all your hard work on their behalf and look forward to our working together again.
Portugal was outstanding—well organized and exactly what we hoped for. Great guides, perfect pace, great variety. Artisans of Leisure is consistently professional and thorough. We will absolutely be using you again.
I want to let you know that you get an A+ for arranging our trip to Australia. We had a grand time and it was worth every penny. All of the hotels exceeded expectations, all of the tours met or mostly exceeded expectations. All of the transportation was prompt and the vehicles were all late model or brand new. The highlights are too numerous to mention - Southern Ocean Lodge, Saffire Freycinet Hotel, MONA, Carmen at the Sydney Opera House, koalas, kangaroos, birds, etc. -- basically everything was a highlight. All in all, we had an absolutely great time and will use you again when we do another big trip.
Thanks for all. It was a fantastic Japan trip!
Our Morocco trip was excellent. The tour guide was the best we have had on any trip. He was truly excellent—intense when desired, laid back when desired; informative, with excellent English; he really met our needs. The accommodations were great. Dar Ahlam, especially, is a magical hotel. We could have enjoyed a month there! It was perfectly placed in the middle of the trip so we could relax. We really enjoyed the cooking classes in Marrakesh and Essaouria, especially the interaction at the private home. There were great crafts and shopping throughout the tour. Artisans of Leisure’s services are very strong – you have become the only travel company we’ll use.
Japan was fantastic. We had such a good time. The guides were all great. My son loved Japan so much he’s talking about doing a study abroad program there. We also enjoyed our time in Shanghai. The guide was great. We’re thinking about India for our next trip with you.
Terrific Morocco trip! The guide and driver were superb—a pleasure and so “up to par” with the quality that you offer (professional, pleasant, knowledgeable, interesting, personable…wonderful!). We loved La Mamounia (especially our double upgrade!) and Marrakesh’s shops and restaurants. We also loved going to the Atlas Mountains and Kasbah Tamadot. Everything was perfect. Once again, thanks for making our vacation a pleasure. You are the best! Kudos to you all! Until next time!
We loved Mexico. The resort you arranged on the Riviera Maya was terrific and we can’t wait to go back. It was the perfect size for us, the service and food were excellent, and the beach was wonderful – a fine, white sand. Thanks also for the restaurant reservations. We particularly loved your suggestion for the fish restaurant on the beach in Puerto Morelos. There was a band that was playing in the square near the restaurant and the whole town was very festive. It was our favorite meal of the trip!
We had a wonderful time in Cambodia, Myanmar and Hong Kong. It was great to have such knowledgeable guides who were able to enrich the experience. We felt very well taken care of. The Amansara in Cambodia was the best hotel experience we have ever had. The entire trip was excellent.
We had a great time in Morocco. Our guide was truly exceptional—the best ever.
Thanks for another great trip. Everything was seamless and my family loved New Zealand. It’s hard to pick my favorite place – they were all so special in their own way. The suite you arranged on the last night on New Year’s Eve was incredible and we had views of the fireworks. Your guides were all great. We’ll have to think of where to go next.
Our trip to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Southern India (our third trip with you) was just perfect. It’s hard to find a better word than perfect…and hard to improve on perfect. Keep up the fantastic work!
Our Morocco trip was excellent. The guide was beyond expectations. I don't think I have ever had such a wonderful guide. He is a gem and tailored the touring perfectly. And our driver was excellent, as well. Artisans of Leisure is the greatest. You are the very best.
We had a really marvelous Switzerland trip due to your careful planning. Our drivers and guides were knowledgeable and competent. The hotels that you chose were truly lovely—the suites were all spacious and beautiful with exceptional views from multiple balconies or very large terraces. Things went very well. We will definitely be using your firm in the future. We have also passed along glowing reports to friends who are able to travel at such a comfortable level. Thank you for your careful attention to detail!
I just wanted to say thank you from our entire family for our spectacular trip to New Zealand. We loved the lodges and the experiences. The fishing was particularly good. Too bad NZ is so far away. But perhaps that is why it remains so lovely. I need to start thinking about our next trip!
Our Mexico trip was amazing and very interesting with many diverse impressions.
Our Hong Kong tour was fantastic – everything we could’ve hoped for and more! Our guide was like a mother hen, he looked after us completely and saw to every little detail. He and the driver were so nice, knowledgeable and attentive. We loved the pace, it was exactly what we needed – the trip totally refreshed us. Hong Kong is so cool, totally safe, the people so nice.”
Our Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand trip truly was the trip of a lifetime. Loved every minute. Thank you!
We loved our Austria trip. My mom and sisters and I continue to talk about the cooking class you arranged at the private home in Vienna. It was a highlight of our trip and we will always remember the delicious chestnut soup we made. Thanks so much!
Our Kenya and Tanzania trip was fabulous! We loved the lodges, and visiting the elephant orphanage in Nairobi was awesome. Overall, the safaris were just unbelievable, and we saw so many animals.
Japan was wonderful. The logistics were superb. The guides were the best aspect of the trip—they were knowledgeable and flexible. This was our first private tour. We could get used to traveling like this!
Thank you for arranging another great trip for my clients. Another winner! They just wrote this morning: “It was a terrific trip with lots of memorable moments. The people of Argentina are incredibly warm, welcoming and passionate. All the accommodations were terrific. The guides and drivers did a fine job, and every day was filled with lots to learn and fun experiences. Thanks to you and Artisans of Leisure for all your hard work. Another trip of a lifetime. I'll have you stop to share photos and stories.” Thanks for everything you did.
We had an absolutely wonderful trip! We did not experience a single issue in regards to transportation, hotel reservations, etc. and both of our guides (in Vienna and Prague) were phenomenal. We were delighted in how much we were able to accomplish in just three nights in each city.
My clients had an amazing time in Peru thanks to your organization. They are ready to start planning their next trip with you. They wrote: “Peru was awesome. The mountains and Amazon were unbelievable. Artisans of Leisure was great. Will show you pictures.”
I spoke to my clients last night! Thanks to you they had the best time!! They were so impressed with everything you arranged for them in India. Also, on their last night in Delhi, they were upgraded to the Presidential Suite which had its own gym. The women in the family do yoga every day and exercise and they were thrilled to work out in their nightgowns. Thank you again for all of your help!
We enjoyed the trip to Jordan–great guide, food was terrific, and I really appreciated my first immersion into Middle Eastern culture.
We had a very good time in Chile. Thank you.
Absolutely great trip! I loved experiencing Dubai and the resort in the desert. The seaplane trip was great. I would've added in an extra day for shopping and an extra day for more desert outings. That's how much I enjoyed the trip! Dubai far exceeded my expectations! Thanks so much.
The Vietnam trip was amazing. Every hotel had a birthday cake for my wife. She was so thrilled. We had such a great time. Thank you!
Australia was fantastic. The guides were among the best we have ever had. Your logistics were great and everything worked like clockwork. The hotels and resorts were spectacular, especially in Tasmania, Sydney and Lizard Island. Great good and great scenery throughout. Thank you for your hard work in making all of the arrangements. All of the effort showed in the results.
The best, most wonderful trips of our life we have taken have been with you.
Wanted you to know that our guides were excellent in the cities where we used your services. Hotel in Dubai had a perfect location and the desert resort was excellent and enjoyable. Our entire trip was interesting and educational.
Our Nepal and Bhutan trip was excellent. We loved the hiking, nature walks, and eating the local food. Thank you for your high level of service, customization and responsiveness. You are the best!
It was a wonderful Berlin trip—great guide and exquisite opera. We loved the hotel too.
We had an absolutely wonderful time in China! Fabulous accommodations! I felt like a princess a few times. Exceptional service, both for our travel transfers and at the hotels, great guides, great food, no glitches--overall without a doubt one of the best travel experiences we've ever had. Definitely the best experience going through a travel professional. I've been spoiled, I'm afraid. All of our guides were delightful and very enlightening. I can't thank you and Artisans of Leisure enough for a perfect trip.
Another extraordinary trip with exciting surprises, brilliant accommodations, terrific guides, excellent drivers and NO glitches. Thanks once again to Artisans of Leisure for providing us with a sensational and memorable journey. I could go on and on, raving about the palatial accommodations (my husband now thinks he’s a maharajah!) and the wonderful and well-planned itinerary. Your India expertise shines through. We were so happy with everything and I want to thank you and your team for the planning and execution of yet ANOTHER successful travel experience for us. That makes four incredible journeys you have created for us! Now the usual problem – where next? Thanks once again and again and again and again,
My clients absolutely LOVED their tour guide in Sicily! He was great! They also loved the resorts, and the private cooking class in Palermo was a highlight. They enjoyed seeing the beauty of Sicily and having all of their tours and transfers handled in advance. Thank you again for all your help!
We’ve just returned from the trip you arranged for us in Japan. It was a wonderful experience - everything and more that we had hoped. The accommodations - both western and ryokan - were absolutely top drawer. We still don’t really understand why all of the owners or managers felt the need to greet us personally, and upgrade us to their finest rooms. I tried to explain that we were really just ordinary people, but everyone treated us like visiting royalty. Service everywhere was beyond excellent, and the traditional meals in the ryokans were just amazing. But without doubt the best thing about the trip was our guide. Our guide understood our personal interests and untiring curiosity, and made the trip much more than it could have been otherwise. She arranged visits to and one-on-one conversations with some amazing artisans, which had been at the top of our list of wishes. She deserves extremely high marks for the trip she led us through. I should also mention with high credit the driver in Kyoto. He knew everyone, had encyclopedic knowledge of his city, and helped us to find and enjoy places that were well off the beaten path. Great job. So lots of credit to Artisans for arranging things so well, understanding our interests and making sure they were communicated to Japan, and for finding such wonderful people to make the trip easy and interesting. Thank you.
The Japan trip was great. We especially loved Kyoto and our guide.
China was great, service was excellent. Overall fabulous. We enjoyed everything. Shanghai was by far our favorite place.”
Our Greece and Turkey trip was a great experience. First let me compliment you on the accommodations: first class all the way. All the rooms had a great view (which you know I prefer), and hotel quality was superb. Our private sunset boat tour in Santorini was exceptional and a highlight. As you know we have met many guides over the years, but our guide in Turkey was the best ever. He made our trip very enjoyable, interesting and a great learning experience. I was greatly impressed by his country, definitely a great place with very friendly people. Our guides in Greece were also great and worth mentioning. Thank you for helping us with our travel.
We had a wonderful South Africa & Botswana trip -all the arrangements worked seamlessly, the camps were great (especially Mombo), and we saw a lot of animals. Also, Tintswalo is truly an amazing place -- the setting, the food, and the service are all outstanding.
Can't thank you enough for setting everything up so well.
Will be sure to think of you again for our next trip.
We returned home after a fabulous time in Turkey. So much history; friendly people; wonderful food; beautiful, striking terrain – the valleys and the mountains (I’d had no idea how mountainous the country is both inland and along some of the coastlines). Thanks for all you did to orchestrate the trip.
Our trip could not have gone more smoothly—greatly exceeding our expectations. We had a wonderful time in Prague, Vienna and Budapest--our three guides were very professional and made every day enjoyable. Not one single glitch. It was perfect. Thank you.
Everything in China went extraordinarily well. The guides, the hotels, the touring--everything was wonderful. We're looking forward to our next Artisans of Leisure tour.
We had a wonderful trip to France! It exceeded all expectations. Hotel du Cap is a place I would love to return to one day. Thanks for all your efforts for us.
Our Vietnam and Cambodia trip was fabulous! The guides were wonderful, adaptable, and good senses of humor. They really listened to our requests. The drivers were all very professional. I had high expectations for this trip and you far exceeded them. Thank you for accommodating our special requests. I felt you did a wonderful job and would highly recommend you to anyone.
I just wanted to let you know that I met with my clients in person this week and they had nothing but amazing things to say about the Dubai tour. They were so impressed with all the arrangements and want to begin planning another trip with me soon. So again, thank you for all the assistance and I will certainly be in touch soon!
My clients raved about their trip to Berlin. They couldn’t stop talking about their guide and everything was fantastic! I’m so thrilled. They loved it!
Our Rome, France, London tour was excellent. We really liked all of the guides and hotels. Our Artisans of Leisure travel consultant was very helpful and responded quickly to our questions.
Our trip was excellent. It was a very good introduction to Turkey and we hope to return in the future. Highlights were hiking in Cappadocia and our guide throughout the trip—he exceeded our expectations, was extremely knowledgeable, and picked up our preferences very quickly. Thank you for making all of the arrangements on relatively short notice and for your ability to adapt the itinerary to our preferences.
Berlin was excellent. Our tour guide was outstanding and consulted us and tailored the touring as we went along. We loved the hotel’s service, restaurant and room furnishings. We are glad we went with your hotel recommendation.
The Turkey trip was very good. Our guides were very informative. Thank you for arranging for us to avoid the queues at the airport. The hotels were great and we were upgraded at many of them. We loved exploring the bazaars in Istanbul.
We had a great time in Germany. The accommodations and professionals you arranged for us were perfect. We will most certainly be contacting you for help with our next trip.
I heard from my clients last night: “The trip was everything we hoped for and more. Every single detail was perfect. It was the trip of a lifetime, to be sure.” Once again, you have managed to put together everything they asked for plus more. For this I thank you. I can't wait to hear where they decide they're going next. My sincere appreciation.
Turkey was excellent. One of the highlights was our guide. He tailored everything to our particular interests and was very knowledgeable.
The whole trip (Spain, Portugal, Morocco) was excellent, and all of the guides and drivers were first rate. We like getting things organized through you as you always work with great people in each location.
I can’t thank you enough for this fabulous trip and all of your good advice. Southeast Asia was really magical; I didn’t want to leave. I wish I had some constructive criticism to give, but everything was so well planned out and so fun that I have none. Cambodia was everybody’s favorite, especially Phnom Penh – so powerful, so moving. Phnom Penh is a must, I’m so glad you suggested it. We also loved Siem Reap, the temples were breathtaking and marvelous. Thailand was a close second. The private elephant experience you arranged was so fun, the “kids” (in their 20’s) and us were just blown away by it. We also enjoyed Vietnam. The cooking class and culinary tour in Hanoi were highlights. Overall, the whole trip was fantastic. I’ll be in touch soon about our next trip!
Our Peru trip was wonderful. We had an extremely memorable time and enjoyed seeing so many beautiful parts of Peru. Our guide who traveled with us in Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley was by far the best guide we have ever had. He was incredibly knowledgeable, energetic and passionate about his country. Our Lima guide was also great. Both guides asked about our interests daily and tailored our tours around those interest. A highlight was our guided tour of Machu Picchu. Also, the cooking class was a great family activity. The hotels were beautiful, with excellent services and extremely friendly staff. This was by far the best trip we have every taken. Thank you!
What an outstanding time we had in Tanzania, we’re still holding onto the memories weeks later. This was our fourth trip to Africa, and it was just as good as our first—that’s high praise! The accommodations and safari guides were excellent. We were there during the migration, it was very exciting to see the river crossing. We spent about two hours following around two lion families with eight cubs. Overall a very special experience.
Another great trip! Greece and Turkey were just unbelievable. Guides were GREAT. All drivers were phenomenal. Before the trip started our kids were saying they didn’t want a lot of touring, but after their very first day they just wanted more!
Our trip to Kenya was wonderful. The flights and the driver worked perfectly. The accommodations were amazing, and we're accustomed to high-end restaurants and hotels. The site, staff, and wildlife were great. The food was mind-bogglingly good. And they were totally on board with our special requests—to walk and the dietary restrictions—without us needing to remind them. Once again: thank you for arranging a smooth trip at the last minute for us.
We had the most amazing time on our trip to London, Paris and Rome! I can't thank you enough for helping to organize such a memorable vacation. Thanks again!!
You are fabulous, the trip went without a hitch! Until a few months ago, I arranged all of our own travel plans but then came the BIG trip—celebrating a business success. I decided to treat myself to having someone else craft this extraordinary venture. I looked all about and found Artisans of Leisure had the best vibe, presentation and dynamic flexibility I was looking for and we had a fantastic time. The trip was to my lifelong choice destination: Thailand and you set us up with all the bells and whistles. With the private guides and drivers throughout the various legs of the journey, we were always in friendly knowledgeable hands. The travel guidance Artisans gave was more than trip knowledge but also the intelligence that only an experienced traveler would know.
We really enjoyed our trip to Chile, Argentina and Brazil—South America is fascinating! Our guides were superb, particularly in Argentina, and all of our drivers were outstanding. We loved Buenos Aires and our day in the Pampas, and the Salta region is gorgeous. The galleries and museums in Santiago and Colchagua Valley (Chile) and Buenos Aires and Salta (Argentina) were a highlight. Food everywhere was great—we had delicious feijoada in Rio.
The trip to Northern Spain all went off as planned, thank you. The cooking lesson was fun: we enjoyed the activity and seeing the club. We sampled a lot of pintxos and Our guide was very attentive and accommodating and knew a lot about wine and food. We loved Barcelona. It is such a vibrant city and has so much to see. We enjoyed our guide, who was very knowledgeable, friendly and sincere. We were also impressed by the driver who made his job look easy even with all the traffic. The hotel was beautiful. Thanks for making our plan a reality.
The Switzerland and Italy trip was great. Really great. Thank you.
Our trip to India was excellent. Thank you for providing such personalized service and attention to detail. Your services are superior to any other company we have used.
We are out of jet lag now and ready to express our gratitude for a wonderfully organized Japan trip. We all enjoyed it very much. Our guide was absolutely amazing and managed to give us the flavor and sense of Japan that is not easy to share in just a week but she managed. I have rarely met such an accomplished professional. The tea ceremony in Kyoto was unbelievable, something to treasure forever. Everything was top rate! Thank you again and until next time.
Turkey was truly fantastic in every way, we enjoyed each and every day, and every single plan went off without a hitch. The guide was top notch and had great recommendations throughout. All in all, a magical trip from beginning to end.
Our family is having a great time in Ireland. The hotels have treated us literally like royalty…thanks to you!
Now that we've returned from our quick trip to Paris, I wanted to let you know that our experience was superb.
I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic trip you planned for us. We had a wonderful time in Peru and our guide was the best guide we have ever had.
Our Kenya and Tanzania safari was great. We loved the lodges, the game viewing, the guides, the pilots and the food throughout. We hit the beginning of the migration there which was great. We’re looking forward to our next Artisans of Leisure tour.
We are back from Turkey. We had an excellent time. Our guide was terrific. Thanks for all the help, you did a great job.
We had a great time in Japan. Everything was perfect. Great guides, restaurants, etc. We will certainly plan the next trip soon! We will contact you in the near future.
The South Africa trip was beyond amazing. I don't have words to describe how much we enjoyed it. Your representatives very helpful and attentive. The guides and trackers were wonderful and very knowledgeable. The combination of Kalahari and Kruger was brilliant. Last but not least, Singita has spoiled me for life. We couldn't have been happier. Thank you for all your hard work and look forward to next year's trip.
What an amazing Spain trip. Thanks so much…everything was perfect. Your guides were simply outstanding. The drivers also were terrific. I can't wait to plan my next trip! Thanks again for everything.
Thank you for another wonderful, memorable trip! We had a great time in Budapest and loved our guide and the variety of the tour program. We were delighted with our room at the Four Seasons. You did a great job and your services are always personal and attentive.
It was a great trip to Portugal, Spain and Morocco. All of the guides were outstanding. Our guide in San Sebastian was fantastic and the cooking class at the gastronomic society club was a very special experience. His wine knowledge and the winery visits he chose were stellar. We really bonded with him over our mutual interest and love of food and wine. He is also an avid hiker and biker with extensive experience on the El Camino as well as an expert on the local history, Basque culture and cuisine, etc. He was brilliant and warm and went out of his way to make sure we had special experiences. We loved the hotels (our favorites were The Yeatman in Porto and Kasbah Tamadot in the Atlas Mountains) and the in-home cooking class in Morocco.
We are back from Turkey. We had a wonderful trip and everything went like clockwork. Our guide was terrific. Artisans of Leisure has some new "fans"...and we will certainly recommend your services to others. Now we need to work on our next trip!
We had a great time in China. Thank you very much for arranging this trip! The hotels were excellent and so were the guides and drivers. We are hoping to talk with you soon regarding new travel plans.
We had a great time in Scotland. We will absolutely reach out to you when we are ready for our next vacation.
Sydney was terrific. Everything worked out perfectly, and the guide was excellent. The Sydney Bridge Climb was incredible, and we especially loved the behind the scenes tour of the zoo. Thanks for making it all happen!
Our Japan trip was a wonderful, memorable, lifetime experience. Our guide was a jewel and the absolute highlight of our trip. She was amazingly professional and knowledgeable, but more than that, she was interested in us personally and cared very much that our experiences were special. She didn't just see to our needs. She anticipated our desires and kept us fascinated with everything we were experiencing. We appreciated the first-class handling of everything from the hotels, meals, tours and travel. The western style hotels were exceptional and the Japanese inns (ryokans) were superb. We would not have changed a thing. I have used tour companies in the past but nothing compared to this experience. Artisans has been the best, hands down!
I had an amazing time in Buenos Aires. My guide was wonderful! I truly enjoyed the trip and Argentina in general. Thank you for coordinating everything. It all went smoothly. I will be contacting you next year to do another tour. I will highly recommend your company to my friends.
Southeast Asia was fabulous. Thank you for everything. We will definitely call on you for future trips and recommend you.
We just want to take the opportunity to thank you for arranging our Japan tour. The trip was very enjoyable and you and your team did a terrific job. We truly appreciate it.
Thank you again for all your help with our family’s Italy trip. It was fabulous! We loved the hotel and our guides were also terrific, with a great sense of energy and story-telling skills for the children.
We absolutely loved the trip to Morocco. The itinerary was thorough and interesting and we really got to know the country. I loved the small streets and shopping in the medinas of Fez and Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountain landscape and small towns and markets were spectacular. All the resorts and hotels were luxurious. Our guide was one of the best tour guides we have ever had and we all highly recommend him!!!!! He is personable, friendly, extremely knowledgeable about history, and went out of his way to make sure we had a good time and saw everything in each city. Some of the highlights of the trip were the visit to the mosque in Casablanca, a camel ride, an ATV ride in the desert, the cooking class, drinking mint tea in the small village and shopping in a small rural market. It was interesting to meet a family as well. We made flat bread, took it to the local stone oven to be baked and made a delicious chicken tagine. Thank you so much for arranging the trip! This trip will stand out as one of the highlights of our travels.
Another fantastic trip! I’m convinced that you have the best guides. I really believe that you get what you pay for. The boys loved seeing the animals in the Galapagos and Peru was amazing. We really liked the boat you arranged for us in the Galapagos – it was the perfect size, great crew, excellent food. And the guide that you flew out there for us was one of our favorites on the whole trip. In Peru, the hotels were amazing and the guides in Lima and in Cusco and Machu Picchu were outstanding. I really appreciated that they were so considerate with my mother’s walking abilities and we were quietly taken to the front of the line everywhere we went. I felt like the President! Thanks again. Everything went off without a hitch and I’ll be getting in touch with you soon about our next trips.
We had a fantastic time in Egypt. The service from Artisans of Leisure was impeccable and because we didn't have to think of or worry about anything, we were free to just enjoy the scenery and absorb as much history and culture as possible--to say nothing of the fantastic photo opportunities. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, professional and friendly, everything we could want in a guide. I wouldn't hesitate to use Artisans of Leisure again. Thanks again for all your help and thanks to everyone that made our trip possible.
We loved our Australia tour. All the arrangements went perfectly. We’re looking forward to many more Artisans tours.
Indonesia was great and we are really enjoying Vietnam. We love the way travel goes with you! Great guides, fantastic resorts, and very authentic people, food and activities. More soon!
Wonderful, excellent, perfect - I don't know if the dictionary has enough words to describe our trip! The hotels were sumptuous, the managers and staff were all so welcoming and helpful, and the guides were friendly, engaging, and informative. I could not have imagined such a trip, we thoroughly enjoyed everything we saw and did in Vietnam and Cambodia. Thank you so much for all you did to make our dream a reality! We will definitely be calling you for more travels, thank you again!
I wanted to touch base to say how great you are. I know our friends have traveled with you many times before but this was our first experience traveling with you and it was beyond first class. I’ve travelled a lot and have been to a lot of nice places but I have to say that I’ve never been treated so well. At every step of the way, the people you had working for you were outstanding. Even the hotel managers would be waiting at the door to greet us on our arrival and each hotel was better than the next! We loved the upgrades your arranged and your guides were so nice and knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. We just wanted to say thank you everything that you did. We will definitely use you again and recommend you to all of our friends.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Italy tour, we were impressed by every aspect of it. We had such a wonderful experience and look forward to using you again.
We enjoyed our trip arranged by Artisans of Leisure very much. Everything was just perfect. It was a very interesting itinerary and we saw the best places in Myanmar. By “magical” words that “we are traveling with Artisans of Leisure” we got the best tables in the restaurants and the best villas in the hotels. We felt like VIPs each day. We were much impressed by our guide. It was a really big help to have her with us during all of the journey. We liked her very much not only because of her deep knowledge of history and religion, but also as a person. This trip to Myanmar was one of the best in our life.
Fabulous trip to Santiago and Easter Island, Chile! Every detail was perfectly arranged. All tours and hotels were truly exceptional. We’d do it again exactly the same way. Everyone was very safe and professional. Your services were outstanding. We’ll be traveling with you again very soon!
Our Italy trip was excellent—the hotels, the guides, the vehicles—everything. We’ll be planning another trip with you soon.
The trip was great! We loved Singapore—the guide presented the information so well. The resorts in Indonesia were beautiful and we enjoyed all of the activities.
We had an amazing trip! It was a really unforgettable experience and we hope to get back to Thailand someday. Thanks for all your help in planning the trip!
Our family had a great time in Italy. We especially loved the cooking class you arranged in Florence and the private tour of Siena in Tuscany.
We had a great time, a really, really wonderful time. This was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken, and we travel a lot! The touring order (Burma–Bhutan–Thailand) was perfect. Burma was our favorite place. The guide was great. She really tailored everything, was very flexible and knowledgeable. We really liked Bhutan (the hotels upgraded us as Artisans of Leisure clients!). We loved ending in Thailand. Even though we have been to Thailand a few times before, we loved having your guides with us. They were amazing. The Chiang Mai guide was great, and the Four Seasons Chiang Mai is wonderful. We especially loved the culinary tour of Bangkok (the guide took us to all of her favorite food places and was so enthusiastic and flexible and explained everything).
India was fascinating and fabulous. Best hotels in the world, literally. And the arrangements -- hotels, connections, drivers, and especially the guides -- were yet again superb! I would write all about it, but your computer's memory isn't large enough. Yet again, thanks! We are grateful.
My clients loved their South America trip. My sincere thanks for all your hard work and assistance. Here’s what they wrote: “We had a fabulous time in Chile. What a terrific way to start out the New Year! Everything went on without a hitch. The accommodations were terrific everywhere, and all the guides worked out really well. Thanks to you for helping us with this dream.”
We had a terrific time in Southeast Asia -- especially in Cambodia. Thank you, and I'm sure we will look to plan the next one soon.
We plan a lot of trips each year, and we spend most of our free time planning the next adventure. We have never found anyone who has been so helpful. Your responses always gave us actionable and insightful information. We just wanted to let you know that it didn't go unnoticed or unappreciated. Looking forward to working with you on this and future trips.
Everything in Thailand and Cambodia was excellent! All hotels were very good with exceptional service. The guides were very professional. We cannot say enough about how great they were. Thank you for our holiday!
The New Zealand trip was great. Everything went smoothly. The lodges were all excellent and the activities were very interesting. Thanks for your help.
We LOVED our India trip! We will definitely go back again with Artisans of Leisure. Next time, southern India. The guides were fantastic.
We had a fantastic time in Thailand and Cambodia, everything worked like clockwork.
Thanks for everything. The entire trip (except for our jet lag on return from Southeast Asia!) was great.
We had a great time in Myanmar and Thailand. The guides, drivers and hotels were all excellent. We’re looking forward to our next trip with Artisans of Leisure.
We just returned from Argentina! We had a fabulous trip. Thanks again for all the great planning. The hotel in Buenos Aires was amazing. Bariloche was fabulous—the high point of our trip. We can’t wait to go back. Spectacular lakes and mountains. Just gorgeous. All of the guides were terrific. High marks.
We had a great time in Israel. Our guide was awesome. Thanks so much for helping put the trip together. Everything went exactly as planned. I will definitely contact you for a future trip.
We had a super time in Thailand.
The trip to Asia was fabulous and we really enjoyed our time in South Korea. Thank you so much for making the arrangements for us.
We wanted to thank you for putting together an amazing trip to India for us. Everything was perfect and classily executed by Artisans of Leisure. We were welcomed and treated like very important guests everywhere and even upgraded in several of the hotels. All of your suggestions for our daily itinerary and restaurants were great. We absolutely LOVED India in every way! The guides were super and the driver who was with us for most of the time was the best! The cookery lesson and lunch in Udaipur was great! We've taken many classes all over the world, but we learned more here than ever before, the lunch was delicious, the house was lovely and they were so warm and welcoming. Many thanks again for making this trip memorable. Will be back to you when we decide go to Africa.
Thank you for all your help with our family’s Germany and Austria trip. Everything went great, and we were very pleased with all the guides, drivers, accommodations, and daily tours. Everything went off without a hitch. We certainly will use Artisans of Leisure when our travel plans call for your services and will recommend you to our friends who are looking to plan such a trip.
Mexico was great. The trip met all of our expectations and more. The guide and driver were great and adapted well to our requests.
Turkey was great! We loved having a private tour, especially the flexibility it provided. Our guide was very professional, knowledgeable, kind, and had a total service attitude. The food in Turkey is incredible!
It was a great trip. Thank you to all in NY & Japan. Guides, drivers, accommodations-
I had a wonderful week in Bhutan. My guide was the perfect guide and a lovely person to spend my days with.
Once again, our Italy trip was fabulous. In Sicily, we particularly enjoyed the cooking class in Palermo, touring Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, and the tour of Mt. Etna. The guides were amazing and so knowledgeable. We loved Capri. Hotel Caruso on the Amalfi Coast was a favorite. In Rome, our guide was delightful. Excellent trip. Thank you!
Our France trip was great, we enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you!
My Thailand and Hong Kong trip was great! I enjoyed everything. I was fascinated by Chiang Rai and the jungle setting. I loved my suite at the Peninsula Hong Kong—it was extraordinary and the view was magnificent! You are very professional and prompt.
Many thanks for planning a wonderful trip to Sicily, Capri and the Amalfi Coast for my husband and myself. We had a fabulous time and it was such a special treat to have everything run seamlessly. We were able to really relax and enjoy the multitude of sights, coastline, ruins and lush fertile terrain of Italy. Thank you for all of the special touches.
We had a great time in Israel. Our guide was the best. Thank you!
We just arrived home from Japan. Another superb tour organized and implemented by Artisans of Leisure! There were several facets of our trip that made it an extraordinary experience. During our many years of travel, we have had the good fortune of being led by excellent guides, but our Japan guide was beyond excellent! She is intelligent, knowledgeable about many things, not just Japan and its history. She is thoughtful, considerate and has a great sense of humor. In addition to imparting valuable information for all sites visited, she went out of her way to make our journey enjoyable, stress-free and secure. She helped us in so many ways and was a joy to be with. Every one of our drivers was a delight, friendly, helpful and wanting to please. The hotels were all wonderful. Thank you again for all your efforts in planning and for your attention to details. You made our Japanese experience very special and memorable. Now... the big question: where to next???
I don’t know how to thank you. We had a wonderful time in Turkey. Everything was perfect and worked like clockwork and without a hitch. Even though we haven’t met personally, I felt as if you knew me and selected guides that were absolutely perfect for us. Our guides were so nice and we enjoyed our time with them. We are now thinking about Tuscany for our next trip.
Our Switzerland and Italy trip was excellent. We have used other tour companies in the past and your services are much better. We are already thinking about our next trip with you.
We had such an amazing time in Australia and look forward to returning one day with our children. If this is the way all your trips are booked, then every exotic destination will begin with you booking it for us. Everything was perfect and so easy every step of the way. Thanks again.
I spoke with my clients and they had a fabulous Turkey trip. Everything from the guides to drivers to hotels etc. were wonderful. Thank you so much for your help. Will be sending more clients your way ASAP.
Everything in Italy was great. The hotels, drivers, and guides were all excellent. All of your arrangements were perfect. Thanks for all the help. You were great.
I heard from my clients and they were pleased with every aspect of the Peru trip. They really enjoyed all of the hotels, and they said that your guides were excellent. Thank you again, it is great doing business with you.
The Southeast Asia trip was very special. Three favorite highlights: the market and street food tour in Hanoi, the overnight cruise in Halong Bay, and touring the temples in Cambodia. Thank you for making it happen.
Bonjour! We are back in the U.S.A. and we had a great trip to France. All of the guides met us on the days they were supposed to, the weather was great, and the hotels were excellent. Kind of a problem though, because I don’t know if we could stay at a hotel that wasn’t at least as nice as the George V now! We were spoiled. We really liked our guide in Normandy – she was excellent. And our guide for the half day art tour in Paris was excellent also. Our driver for the trip was really great also. The restaurant reservations were perfect. We loved France, and hope to go again soon. We are very glad that we used Artisans of Leisure. You did a great job helping us set up this trip. Thank you.
I spoke with my clients and they ALL loved the trips that Artisans of Leisure arranged for them this summer. Thank you!!!
We returned from Switzerland a few days ago and just wanted to let you know that everything went PERFECT! We had a wonderful trip and were so pleased with the arrangements you made in terms of hotels, guides, transportation, schedule and just everything. It was truly exactly what we were looking for where everything was ready for us and we didn't have to worry about anything. Thank you so much for taking our wishes and turning them into the trip we hoped for. We look forward to working with you on future travel.
We just got back home from Turkey and loved it. We really enjoyed the trip, thanks for everything. We travel a lot and would like to work more with you in the future.
Our Paris and Switzerland trip was more than fantastic, it was perfect in every way! Thank you for planning it for us. Our guide in Paris was the best we've ever had. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and tailored the trip towards our interest. We're thinking of places for our next trip and would be grateful to have you help us with the planning.
Thank you for the time and attention in the planning of our family’s trip to South Africa and Victoria Falls. Everything went very well! I was impressed with all of your representatives we worked with along the way. We will certainly reach out to you when planning our next vacation.
Our Budapest and Poland tour was fascinating, eye-opening and informative. All of our guides were outstanding.
We had a wonderful time in Vietnam and Cambodia and all the arrangements were great. Thank you.
Just got back from Sicily. It was absolutely beautiful and we had a wonderful time, again thanks to you. The hotels were superb, and we enjoyed our stays immensely. Our guide was absolutely wonderful. I said I would never plan a trip without Artisans of Leisure and I meant it. It is such a great way to go. Carefree and perfectly organized and I really enjoy working with you.
Our Scotland, France and Switzerland trip last month was great. Looking forward to working with you again for our next trip and beyond!
Our France trip was great. The arrangements were seamless. The guides and drivers were very professional. The accommodations were great. All of the restaurant arrangements fit our tastes. Our Artisans of Leisure consultant was terrific. We’ll reach out to you when we are ready to plan our next trip.
The Japan trip was absolutely WONDERFUL, everything went smoothly, the guides were amazing, it was just awesome, a beautiful country and above all the kindest people I ever met. I will certainly recommend Artisans of Leisure everywhere. Many thanks again for organizing everything so perfectly,
I spoke with my clients and they had a great trip and had nothing but positive feedback about Italy and all of the services you arranged.
Our Ireland trip was amazing! We really had a fantastic time! We loved our guides, and our driver was wonderful. As for the hotels, we particularly loved Ashford Castle – elegant, beautiful, and the staff was exceptional. Thank you. We loved the trip!
We cannot thank you enough for putting together such a fabulous tour of London, Paris and Rome for us and our grandparents. We were looking at pictures earlier today and reminiscing on all of the incredible places we saw and memories we made. Not a day went by without smiles and laughter; it was definitely an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. We both would love to go back to Rome some day and spend some more time with our guide, who was the absolute best. Again, thank you for everything, we really appreciate it and always will!
The entire Europe trip was amazing and I really appreciate the great service you guys provided me. Everything was top notch. I will definitely use you for the next trip!
We would like to thank you for arranging our wonderful honeymoon in South Africa and the Seychelles. It was AMAZING! Everything went perfectly and we loved how everyone took great care of us and it felt so special. We loved that the trip was so organized and everything was taken care of—we didn’t have to worry about any single thing. The regular follow up and updates made us feel so relaxed and happy.
Thank you for everything. We had a great time in the Czech Republic. Our guide and driver were wonderful. We'll reach out to you for our next adventure!
We had a great time in Prague, Budapest and Vienna. All of the guides were great. Thank you for all of your help.
We are back from Turkey and the trip was fabulous. Thank you!
Thank you so much, we had a great time in Bali. Our guide was amazing – extremely knowledgeable about the local history, art and culture, and very flexible with the touring. The hotels were true five-stars.
We had a wonderful time in Italy! Your company did a great job. Looking forward to planning another trip with you.
I spoke to my clients and they were very pleased with their Bali tour. They were very impressed with all the hotels and with the guides. I know they will do more travelling with you in the near future. Once again thank you for all your help.
Thank you for arranging such a perfect Egypt and Israel trip. We felt like we were in the best possible hands at all times. Our family will cherish the memories forever.
My clients said they had the best time in Portugal and Spain! Another success. Thank you!
We just got home from Italy. It was a great trip. The drivers and guides we all excellent. We loved Bologna, Milan and Verona. Our stay at Villa d’Este in Lake Como was great—they treated us to s great upgrade as clients of Artisans of Leisure. Your restaurant recommendations were fantastic.
Our family’s Spain trip was excellent! The tour was very well executed. We loved the hotels and guides, and we really appreciated all of the special experiences and personal touches. You are top rate!
We had a wonderful time in France. We adored our guide in Provence. She felt like family and she and my daughter really hit it off. She was a wealth of history and cultural information and a great companion. We were sad to have to say goodbye. The hotel in Provence was outstanding. The trip was an especially wonderful experience for my daughter and me and the memories are cherished. Thanks again for your assistance.
We loved the Central Europe trip (Vienna, Prague, Budapest) and the Orient-Express to Paris. You did a great job. We are considering where to go next with you.
Our trip to Turkey was tremendous and remarkable – a truly great trip.
I heard the Sicily trip was a huge success! Thank you for your help in planning that wonderful trip of a lifetime! I most definitely hope to work with you again - and will be more than happy to refer your incredible services to my colleagues! Thank you!
Our Spain, Morocco and Portugal trip was incredible. Every service met the level our family expected. The guides were excellent and we loved all of the hotels. We’re looking forward to our next Artisans of Leisure trip.
The trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was wonderful. Our guides were top notch.
Spain was great. We enjoyed the trip and your company did a great job. We have given our friends your company’s name. The guides were all wonderful.
Our England and South Africa trip was our family’s best trip ever. The guides were terrific and the hotels and lodges were fabulous. In England, we loved the private tours that you arranged of Windsor Castle and the Harry Potter Studios. The Four Seasons Hampshire was beautiful. The lodges in South Africa were incredible and we loved our guide in Cape Town. The Artisans of Leisure on-the-ground representatives were invaluable. We were plotting our return to South Africa from the minute we arrived in the country. It was spectacular. Thank you.
My Poland guides were truly outstanding! I had a great trip.
Wow! Artisans of Leisure has done it again! We experienced another sensational tour. Our accommodations were wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed each one and appreciated your selections. I know it’s not just our good luck that we got upgraded to beautiful suites on two occasions (the suite in Paris was spectacular! Napoleon would have been happy there!). It must be either your direct influence (and if that’s the case, many, many, many thanks) or the appreciation of Artisans of Leisure by each of those places. Whatever the case, it was a very special treat for us. We were thrilled with our guide. He was a delight! He was always cheerful, accommodating, knowledgeable, a very good driver and a pleasure to be with. He made our visit to France a wonderful and memorable experience. Now that you’ve raised the bar so high, we are looking forward, even more, to our upcoming journey in Japan. We can’t express our gratitude enough for the planning process, the cooperation and the excellent implementation by Artisans of Leisure. We are huge fans!
Wow! What a fantastic itinerary. We were singing your praises throughout Italy. It was an amazing trip and having a driver and guides really made it that much more special. We will never go back to self-driving or waiting in lines now that we have experienced the Artisans of Leisure way of traveling!
We just returned home after our superbly planned trip to Berlin, Vilnius, Riga, Muhu Island, Tallinn, Helsinki and points in between. The guides and drivers were spectacular, each in a very different way: Different personalities, different expertise, different people. All knowledgeable, with command of English. We have been arranging our own touring -- business and pleasure -- for many decades. But wow, our Artisans of Leisure travel consultant is brilliant, punctilious, and made the trip more fun than it would have been had it been planned identically by someone else. Thank you from us both.
We had a terrific time in Russia! I enjoyed the history and the art, and felt like my brain was preparing for exams! St. Petersburg was fabulous, and our guide was very polished. She made her way to the front of every line and we waited for nothing. We were very impressed and felt very safe with her and our driver. Moscow was amazing. The trip went off without a hitch. It was a great trip. I could not imagine even thinking of traveling in Russia without your help.
Our Japan trip was great. Absolutely great. We most enjoyed the unique historical sites (with no tourists when you took us) and the superb exclusive hotels and ryokans. You are expensive—but great. This was our third Artisans of Leisure trip and we will be back for more.
We had a marvelous time, thank you for organizing a remarkable journey. We are already thinking of a second trip to Peru.
My daughter and I are back from the fabulous trip you planned for us to Peru and Ecuador. I cannot begin to tell you what a fantastic trip it was in so many ways! The trip was planned and carried out to perfection. Our guide in Peru was absolutely outstanding. He gave me the encouragement and help I needed in climbing to the very top of Huayna Picchu – an accomplishment of which I will always be thankful!! I am still totally amazed that I was able to do that (at my age) and experience the unbelievable view of Machu Picchu from there. The Sacred Valley was so beautiful, Machu Picchu, Cuzco and Quito tours great, and the Galapagos Islands one of the most amazing places in the world. To end our trip at Hacienda Zuleta was without doubt the icing on the cake (as you told me it would be!). Thank you once again for your helpful advice and thoughtful planning. I would highly recommend this itinerary to anyone who has the good fortune to be able to go. I will be sure to get in touch with you for my next trip.
We suspect you get a lot of fan mail, but thought better than to let that stop us from writing you...thank you for making our first visit to Japan an exceptional one. We enjoyed it all immensely and thank you very much your work on our behalf. Itineraries and logistics worked very smoothly. The hotels were great and did a perfect job of accommodating your advanced directives. Our guide went above and beyond the call of duty in so very many ways. She is not simply a guide, but a five-star concierge who offered the perfect combination of leadership, teaching, mothering, and friendship to make us feel so warmly welcomed in Japan. She made our experience something to treasure. In fact, she herself is something to treasure. And we will. With appreciation and gratitude, we look forward to "next time" with Artisans.
We had a fantastic trip! Each day was better than the one before. Thank you for all of your work to make this Italy trip happen.
We wanted to thank you for so many things, big and small, and acknowledge your efforts, planning and many kindnesses. This Italy trip was the trip of a lifetime. The guides were knowledgeable, flexible, and fun to be with. The drivers were careful, so very friendly, and eager to please. The accommodations were all wonderful—even magnificent. Your restaurant recommendations were always excellent. The operas were terrific, especially enhanced by the wonderful seats. Your representatives in Italy were patient and caring. Really unbelievably kind, helpful and considerate. Thank you for going way beyond. We cannot think of anyone but Artisans of Leisure who could have made this trip so marvelous. We look forward to enjoying more wonderful trips with you.
The whole Turkey tour was a knockout. Everything was consistently good. Each day was different and very worthwhile, and the pace was just right. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and also down to earth and personable. It was our best trip ever.
We had an amazing time in Bhutan. Thank you for everything you arranged for us. We absolutely loved our guide. It was an incredible trip and we are already thinking about our next Artisans of Leisure tour.
The Italy trip was awesome! Thanks for your assistance.
Our trip was amazing. We all had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute. The guide was simply terrific and made our trip so much fun as well as informative. It was a pleasure to work with you and we will certainly think of you when planning our next trip.
We had the greatest time in Istanbul. Everything was simply wonderful and every detail was so thoughtfully organized. We thank you for a memorable and fascinating journey.
We had a great time on our trip, thank you! We very much enjoyed Portugal, and also liked the quality of the service you and your staff provided, the hotels, drivers and guides. We hope to book a trip with you again soon.
We all enjoyed the Turkey trip very much and felt extremely taken care of at all times. Your team’s ability to adjust and come up with quick and successful solutions to our group’s constantly changing agenda was definitely impressive. The guide you provided was such a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide that he quickly became one of the trip's main highlights. It was a great and enjoyable trip! Thank you for everything!
We had an amazing time in China. You organized a perfect itinerary! Five trips with Artisans of Leisure, and not a bad one yet! These experiences, I can’t tell you how much they mean to our family.
The China trip was great. The guides really made the trip for us. It was amazing seeing the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors. We loved the cultural touring in Lijiang. The hotels were spectacular and we were treated beautifully at each place because we were Artisans of Leisure clients. We love Artisans of Leisure and will trust you with all of our trips.
The trip to Egypt was utterly fantastic!! We all loved it. All the arrangements worked perfectly, not a single hitch anywhere. Thanks again for doing a great job! We would certainly use you again and I have already recommended you to a few people.
I just heard from my clients and they said the Peru trip was amazing. The guides were top notch and they were really happy with everything!!! Thank you so much for all your help and I can’t wait to work with you again.
Our trip was amazing! Our guide was wonderful, full of great information and always interesting and engaged. The hotels were gorgeous and service everywhere was flawless. As a mom traveling alone with my 14 year old son, Artisans of Leisure allowed me to venture to Asia, without the worry of transfers, flights, unknown guides or safety in a part of the world that we have never experienced. I felt that my son had a far greater cultural and learning experience than he would have had, had I attempted to navigate the trip on our own. We will definitely use Artisans of Leisure again, and can't recommend you highly enough!
We loved India—the sights, the hotels, our guides, and the varied itinerary. It was a journey of a lifetime—our best trip ever. You are really incredible at what you do. Everything exceeded our very high expectations. As Artisans of Leisure travelers, we were treated like royalty at each hotel. A perfect trip. A+++++++
Yet again a marvelous Artisans of Leisure tour. We had a great time in Jordan and loved the guide and driver you assigned to us. We were looked after at every step beautifully, from landing to take off.
It was an amazing Spain and Morocco trip. Another great trip with you. Thank you!
The India trip was fabulous. Wonderful. Artisans of Leisure tours are worth every penny.
We had a wonderful time in South Africa and at Victoria Falls. Thanks so much for all the arrangements you made and the way you tended to every detail. All the hotels and restaurants and tours were just excellent.
The Spain trip was great. Excellent guide. Beautiful hotel. Flawless logistics. We loved touring the Gaudi sites with our guide. Another highlight was hiking the historical trails at Montserrat. Our Artisans of Leisure consultant was outstanding—flexible, responsible, and very knowledgeable. Everything you recommended was spot on. Artisans of Leisure is top notch.
We had a wonderful time in Bali. Everything went well and both hotels were great. The staff and flawless service were among the best I have ever experienced. We loved the cooking lesson and trip to the market. The guide was wonderful - he and my son really got on well - and he was always enthusiastic, informative and accommodating. In the meantime - thanks for all your assistance and for making it a great experience for us.
Our Thailand tour was one of the most fun trips I’ve ever taken! I was so happy with Artisans of Leisure, and so appreciative of everything you did for us, especially since you put together our trip so last-minute. Everything was perfect! We absolutely loved our guides; they were so accommodating, knowledgeable, interesting and charming. Our accommodations were wonderful as well. I will go anywhere in Asia with you!
Morocco was outstanding. This was the best family vacation we have ever had. We loved the pace of travel, the variety of locations (desert, mountains, beach, etc.), and the very knowledgeable guide. The hotels were all excellent. The guide and driver went above and beyond our expectations. Of the four tour companies we have used (each multiple times), Artisans of Leisure is the only one that has provided a flawless experience. Thanks again for putting together such an extraordinary trip for us!
Our recent Vietnam trip was excellent. Everything was very well planned and we felt catered to at every stop. The itinerary had a good mix of sights and activities. We loved the food, the people, the sights, learning the history of Vietnam, and our excellent guides. Thank you for arranging for us to visit the home and studio of the renowned art dealer in Hanoi. In Hue, we loved visiting the pagoda and having a private ceremony and luncheon with the months. The trip from Saigon to the Cu Chi Tunnels was worth the trip. The hotels were elegant and service was superb. The private boat on Halong Bay was amazing. Your attention to detail is exceptional.
We had a fantastic family vacation in Australia. Thank you for arranging such a great trip. I told the kids it would be hard to top this one! Our guides were amazing and each one of them really bonded with the kids.
We had a wonderful time in Myanmar. It is an amazing place and we loved our guide. He took us to a monastery outside of Mandalay that is taking care of lots of orphaned children from the cyclone (1000+ kids). We gave impromptu English and geography lessons to the eager students and handed out supplies. The young monks and nuns were very excited and positive, and we were really inspired by the experience. We met the head monk and made an additional contribution for food and supplies. We enjoyed the experience so much that we did it again in Inle Lake.
We had a great time in Mexico. Everything went very well without any problems at all. The guides, hotels and tours etc etc were fantastic.
India was outstanding. Another Artisans of Leisure hit. We are hooked—this was our sixth straight trip with Artisans of Leisure and we love you guys.
We had a great trip. The guides in Vienna and Prague were both knowledgeable and accommodating, and all facilities were first-class.
I had a great time in Thailand. Everything was arranged terrifically and the guides were all lovely. My favorite moments were the private boat ride in Bangkok, breakfast by the river at the Mandarin Oriental, and the tents and service at the Four Seasons Tented camp in Northern Thailand--fabulous. I even got on an elephant. I particularly enjoyed my Bangkok guide—she was excellent and a wonderful person. Thank you for another great trip.
I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to Germany, it was fabulous – very informative, very educational. Everything went like clockwork. The guide was fabulous, we learned so much from her; we could have spent another three days with her learning about Berlin. All the drivers were very nice. The hotels were wonderful, very accommodating, we felt like royalty. The hotels in Munich and Berlin gave us phenomenal upgrades – we got double-upgraded! The BMW factory visit was another highlight.
Thank you for another great Japan trip.
Thank you for everything. Our Italy trip was the “trip of a lifetime.” You and your company are simply fantastic. I have been singing your praises with all of my friends and colleagues. The itinerary was great, and we really enjoyed having no worries and knowing that we could count on things being pre-arranged. The hotels were perfect and the guides were all first rate. Artisans of Leisure is simply the best.
Just a quick note to thank you for planning a most wonderful trip to Morocco!
Portugal was great. Your guides and drivers there are superb. Thank you for arranging the excellent private visits to the museums and music hall. We loved your restaurant recommendations, and the hotels were beautiful.
My clients had an awesome trip to Morocco. They said their guide was really good. I’m looking forward to sending future clients on Artisans of Leisure tours.
China was great. We loved seeing as much of the country as we did. The hotels were lovely and the guides were knowledgeable, interesting and fun.
Our Morocco trip was very enjoyable and we were very pleased with all services. It was great traveling with a guide who was knowledgeable—the historical background he provided everywhere was great. We especially loved Amanjena and Dar Ahlam. Thank you for the upgrades you arranged!
We arrived home last night after enjoying a fabulous vacation in Sicily. All of the arrangements went smoothly. Our driver was great. He was an excellent driver with a sense of humor and a sense of pride about Sicily. He was a storehouse of knowledge concerning history, geography and archaeology. Spending 5 days with him was delightful. Our guides were all excellent and pleasant to be with. All of the accommodations were marvelous. Our thanks to you for putting together a wonderful itinerary for us. Our visit to Sicily was so enjoyable and memorable. We appreciated all your efforts. We won’t hesitate to recommend your services to others.
Our family had a wonderful time in England and Scotland. The pace of the trip was just right, and we feel that we saw the very best of each place. We really bonded with the guides and it was such a pleasure to have private drivers everywhere. Our kids loved the activities that you arranged--they are already asking to go back! Thank you for putting together such an incredible family vacation.
I can’t speak highly enough of your organization and the people you work with on the ground. The attention to detail was perfect and the whole four-week trip through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Switzerland went incredibly smoothly and without a hitch. Every element was well done and well executed. I thought that with a trip this long something would have to go wrong at some point and it never did! Our guides were terrific—extremely knowledgeable, kind, well informed—we were very impressed. They all went well beyond the call of duty and made the trip very special for us. The hotels were excellent, especially Brenner’s in Baden Baden, our favorite hotel of the whole trip. The Dolder Grand was stunning. Thank you again for all of your hard work on this trip. We are now thinking about our next trip. Maybe Southeast Asia or India. We will be in touch.
Thanks again for arranging another incredible trip to South Africa and Botswana. We loved your suggestion to add Jack’s Camp in the Kalahari. What an amazing setting and a great way to end the trip. It was so different from the other areas we experienced before. We’ll have to start planning next year’s trip!
We absolutely adored our guide in Morocco. He made the whole trip for us. And the Amanjena…wow!
Our family had a wonderful time in Switzerland!
Everything was excellent in Israel. Our guide arranged for us to skip all of the long lines and get into places immediately. The King David Hotel upgraded us to a spectacular suite with a huge balcony overlooking the city. The food was the best I have ever eaten. Now we’re in Egypt and loving it so far…
The Germany trip was wonderful. The hotel, sites and food were excellent. We saw what we wanted to see. The guides and drivers were spectacular. They made everything come to life, they were good company to be with, and they knew everything. They are special people. Thanks for your help.
Our trip to Thailand and Bhutan was terrific. We really appreciate that Artisans of Leisure’s staff is so knowledgeable about the destinations, and that your trips are so thorough. We feel that we really benefited as a result.
We had a wonderful time in Asia!!! Thanks very much for putting together a great itinerary. Highlights in Indonesia were: seeing village life and culture in Bali (the guide was wonderful, knowledgeable), a spontaneous visit to a village cremation ceremony/celebration near Ubud, eating babi guling, the airplane view of the volcanoes on Java, walking each level of Borobudur by ourselves with no one else around, the trek to Selogriyo and its breathtaking terraced rice fields, a spontaneous visit to the village dance celebrating the end of Ramadan, and a village tour of tofu-making and pottery making. We also thought that Singapore was lovely, and I would want to go back there just to eat!
Our family had a great time in England. We loved starting in Hampshire as it gave us time to relax and adjust. Trip highlights included touring London, clay pigeon shooting and falconry at the Four Seasons Hampshire, and the food at Buckland Manor in the Cotswolds. The guide was very good and knowledgeable and energetic. We would use her again.
Day one in Bali and I love it. Beautiful drive today to Besakih temple. Also visited craft villages and a beach. Guide and driver excellent.
We are beyond spoiled after this China trip!!! Words cannot express how amazed we have been during this trip of a lifetime!
Our Turkey tour was excellent. We particularly loved seeing Ephesus. Cappadocia was also very interesting, especially the Dark Church, the underground city, and the nearby sights in Ankara. We look forward to planning our next trip with you.
My clients loved their Southeast Asia trip. They said it was the family vacation of a lifetime! They loved everything about the trip—the service, the attention, everything!! Their feedback has been very positive in every aspect. Thank you so much, it was a pleasure doing business with you.
Our family had an excellent time in Japan. It went extremely smoothly and we appreciated all of the Artisans of Leisure touches along the way. You did a great job planning the trip. The hotels you selected were fabulous – great service and great rooms. As Artisans of Leisure clients, we were treated so well at each hotel, like VIPs. Our guide in Kyoto was exceptional. She went beyond the call of duty to make our stay enjoyable. She even made little hand-made gifts for the kids. Hiroshima was also very interesting and educational. We are looking forward to planning a trip with you to Botswana or Vietnam next year.
Thank you for arranging our tour of Turkey. We loved each location and can't speak highly enough about your guides and drivers. Istanbul is one of the world's great cities. We can't wait to return. We particularly loved our Istanbul guide. She was knowledgeable about everything...history, art, food...and was extremely accommodating. She made sure we had time to do everything we had on our "to do" list. She was also a lovely person to spend three days with. We can't wait for our next Artisans of Leisure tour!
We had a fantastic time in Portugal, France and Italy. We loved being able to move at our own pace. The hotels were exceptional, especially the rooms you booked for us. Our guides were absolutely outstanding. You are the best. We talk about Artisans of Leisure all the time and plan to travel with you again and again and again.
Thanks for everything! I had a great trip. Your guides throughout Switzerland and Italy were wonderful!
Our Italy trip was magnificent! Our guide was just superb. Charming, responsive, profoundly knowledgeable and fun. The trip surpassed our expectations. The hotel was so authentic and there was no doubt we were in Rome. Thank you for arranging the wonderful upgrade. Every aspect of the trip was fascinating and worthwhile—it was a sensational trip!
Australia was one of the best trips we have ever taken. The chef on the private boat in Sydney was phenomenal! The private Opera House tour was very good. My wife loved the Sydney BridgeClimb. First class on Qantas is excellent. We loved Lizard Island – it’s the perfect spot in the reef and it’s so nice to go swimming right off the beach. Ayers Rock guide very interesting and the private helicopter tour of the cave art was fascinating. Our favorite was Kangaroo Island. It’s one of our all-time favorite properties in the world. Your guides were fantastic.
We had a wonderful time in Puglia. The logistical arrangements all worked, the food was great, accommodation first class, the drivers and especially the guides were excellent – it really is a very special region of Italy that will certainly attract a growing number of tourists.
We had a fantastic time in China. What a great trip. The guides were very good, each one seemed to suit the city they were in. I was very impressed with how smoothly everything went, the guides didn't miss a thing! Again, thank you for your help. We had such a great time!
Our Italy trip was outstanding. All guides were superb and exceeded our expectations. Their knowledge of art, architecture, and history was remarkable - all are clearly highly intelligent, well-educated women with a genuine passion for their subject matter, excellent command of English, great social skills, and a high energy level. We also found them to be thoughtful and knowledgeable about general questions we posed about modern life and culture in Italy. The hotel selections were great. If we had embarked on this tour on our own, we would have had difficulty deciding which sights to see, then would have encountered numerous logistical problems in trying to see them, and finally would have ended up with a very fragmented understanding of what we'd seen. The greatest advantage that we gained from using Artisans of Leisure was that we ended up with a seamless, highly efficient tour that provided us with an integrated understanding of many artistic, architectural, and historical sights. We selected Artisans of Leisure to arrange our tour because we are both busy professionals who did not want to have to take the time to research our trip, but wanted to get the most out of our travel experience. This was exactly what you delivered. Well done!
We’re really glad we went to China. Seeing the historical sites was the highlight for us. The guides were all very good. We enjoyed the museums, cultural performances, gardens, getting into the private dining clubs, and visiting markets. We loved the hotels and had some wonderful meals.
Thank you so much for arranging so many fantastic experiences during our trip. We were absolutely impressed by the quality and meticulous attention to detail on all aspects of the tour. We can't wait to work with you again to help build our next adventure. We had amazing guides in each country. The guides in Greece were outstanding. We covered a huge amount of ground and got a great sense of the history, mythology, and architecture of the key sites. It was exceptional. We felt like we maximized every experience to the fullest. The winery selection was fantastic. In Israel, there were so many moments where we were impressed by how well thought out the tour was. Incredible guide. Our tours of Ephesus and Istanbul in Turkey were great. The guide took us to three of his favorite dining spots, and they were all excellent. We ended up buying a stunning rug. All in all, we give the guides a 10 out of 10. Thank you for everything.
Our trip to China was great. We really enjoyed it, and we definitely want to return. Everything went smoothly. The Aman Beijing and The Peninsula in Shanghai were exceptional hotels, with a lot of character and great service. The other hotels were very good and beautiful too. We enjoyed the performances and loved the restaurants. The Great Wall and cruising the Li river were very special. We loved the bicycle ride in the country side of Yangshuo. The guides were great and it was a fabulous experience to get to know about China's culture and the history... all very impressive. My daughter had a lot of fun! Thanks again for organizing our adventure. We need to start thinking about the next one!
Thank you for putting together our London and Paris itinerary. We had a fantastic time and saw and learned so much. The guides were all great. We loved the hotels and their locations. The highlight for my son was the biking tour of Versailles. We would like to travel with you again in a few months and will be in touch.
Our Turkey trip was a great success. I can’t speak highly enough of our guide. We loved seeing the markets, the mosques and the Topkapi Palace. We loved Cappadocia and seeing Ephesus. And we loved biking around Princes Island. A fun trip. Thank you for arranging it so fast!
Russia was THE BEST! We were so immersed in the history it was unbelievable, the kids were fascinated, we all loved it. This was really one of our favorite trips ever. We LOVED our guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg, they were so knowledgeable and helpful. We asked a million questions and they could answer them all without hesitation. We really had a ball and were so sad to leave! We’re already thinking about where to go on our next tour.
FABULOUS TRIP. Loved our hotels – the tour guides were wonderful – very different but loved them both. I feel like our tour guide in Shanghai and Hangzhou would have been equipped to deal with any situation that came up!!! Felt very safe with the drivers (saw a ton of accidents). Thanks for helping organize this epic China trip.
Our family’s Italy trip was fabulous! We loved having everything taken care of in advance. We loved all of our guides—they were so knowledgeable about history, religious history, art history and techniques of art and architecture. We loved everything we did. Thank you.
We loved Bhutan, and the trip was one of our best ever. I applaud your hotel choices. We were greeted profusely at each hotel and informed that because of Artisans we were the most important guests at the hotel. Our guide and driver were among the best ever. The Thailand arrangements were also superb.
Greece was fantastic! It was such a luxury to have our own guide and driver during all of our shore excursions. We saw so much and did exactly what we wanted to do. Your guides are top notch. We plan to use Artisans of Leisure for private shore excursions during all of our future cruises.
I wanted to say thank you for a fabulous Southeast Asia trip. My husband and I agree that this may have been our family’s best one yet! All the arrangements in Thailand, Cambodia and Hong Kong were terrific. Thanks so much.
Our family had a wonderful time in France and England. Great guides, great itinerary. Thank you!
Our daughters adored Cambodia, and haven't stopped talking about it. Big hit!!! Thank you.
The Africa trip was fabulous. Seamless. Life changing. It was the best trip we have ever taken—the cherry on top of our travels.
Thank you for a fabulous trip in India! We had have a wonderful two weeks in this amazing country. Today is our final day here. There have been many great comforts, even luxuries, super guides, all of them, amazing hotels, tours, meals, cooking demos and lovely meals in real homes. You did not forget a single detail, and we have been very pleased and impressed. Thank you for everything!!!
We had a wonderful time on the New Zealand trip and can't wait to go back. Thanks for everything. We will be in touch for our next venture....we live out of our luggage and loved the itinerary.
Thank you for an incredible Spain tour. We loved the itinerary you put together.
We had a spectacular time in South Africa and Botswana. It was a wonderful trip and we loved every minute of it.
We had a great time in Dubai. We really appreciated the willingness of the guide to cater to our interests and show us as much as possible.
We recently returned from our trip to the Middle East with your company. From the moment we stepped foot in Egypt, my husband and I felt welcomed and well cared for. You arranged an excellent guide, and his wealth of historical knowledge and Egyptology never ceased to impress us. He had our touring days well-planned and well executed. He also made many suggestions and spontaneous stops which added to the excitement and enjoyment of each and every day. We have traveled to many places in the world and I do not think we have ever had a better guide. In fact, I think by the end of our journey, we felt we had become friends. We had a wonderful experience in Egypt and Jordan.
Our Morocco trip was fantastic. We've had great guides consistently on your tours, and our guide on this trip was truly outstanding in terms of knowledge, flexibility, personality...a real gentleman and frankly just a lot of fun to be with. The trip exceeded our already lofty expectations.
Thanks for putting together a wonderful Egypt, Jordan and Israel itinerary on our behalf. Our family had a wonderful and educational time abroad and enjoyed our visits and our guides, who were very accomplished, knowledgeable and thoughtful. They were flexible and open to our suggestions and requests along the way and went out of their way to accommodate our wishes.
Our trip was excellent. We loved learning about Israel and its history. Our guide was great and the VIP airport transfers you arranged were incredible! We’ve used other tour companies in the best and you are far better.
As you know, we returned last week from the wonderful trip that you planned for us in New Zealand. We want you to know that it may have been the best trip of our lives. New Zealand offers literally everything which includes landscapes, mountains, sea, fjords, vast farmlands, incredibly friendly people, exquisite food and lodging, and more. Moreover, your planning was letter perfect with all connections and all details coordinated like clockwork. Please accept our congratulations for a job well done.
Many thanks for planning such a wonderful trip. Arriving at the Four Season in Cairo was a great way to start the trip! The itinerary was perfect for the time we had and the travel and transfers all went smoothly. Also, our guide was great. We are finally settling back into our routines at home. Now we have to start dreaming about our next trip!
We had a marvelous time. The hotels were lovely, Morocco fascinating, our driver careful and our guide all one could want! We are already discussing our next trip.
I received an email, an utterly flowing email from our travelers. They have been loving their travels in New Zealand...everything has been perfect ...so perfect they want to move there! All is wonderful...thank you!
Everything went incredibly smoothly in Egypt considering there were so many moving parts (not to mention planes, vans, hotels, temples, etc.) to this equation. Thanks for everything you did. We liked our guides. Both were very professional and accommodating.
My clients just called me from the airport. They said the trip was absolutely fantastic, and that they loved the guides in Prague & Vienna. They cannot wait to tell me more about how incredible the trip was when they get back. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ARRANGING EVERYTHING.
We wanted to send a proper thank you for creating the most wonderful India and Bhutan trip for us. We were just saying that your trips are so marvelous there are never any bumps, just upgrades! We were so spoiled on this trip—I think we got the very best room in every hotel that we stayed at—that is saying a lot! We really want you to know that we appreciate the very special trip that you planned for us. It was obvious that you paid attention to every detail and wherever we went we were treated royally—we know you had everything to do with that.
My clients just called. They had a GREAT time in Turkey and Israel. Thank you for putting together such an incredible trip. You’ve been fabulous to work with and wonderful throughout! Thanks so very much for all your kindness and hard work. We will work again soon!
Our trip to France was great, everything went really well. Thank you!
Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip to Italy for our family! I can't imagine finding the time to negotiate all of the details for a trip like that, not to mention finding the knowledgeable guides who saved us from standing in lines and expertly maneuvered us through the cities and museums. Artisans of Leisure makes traveling as a family fun and hassle-free. We can just enjoy our time together creating special memories. From the moment we step off the plane, we are well cared for by the drivers, guides and hotels that you book for us. I love the fact that all of the guides are born and raised in the area in which they guide us. They know fun details that they share with us and, most importantly, know where the back doors are to the museums! All of them shared with us their favorite gelato shop and trattoria where we could be with locals instead of tourists. Our drivers did a great job of maneuvering us through the narrow streets of the cities and getting us to our scheduled destinations. We look forward to our next trip with you!
Thank you for arranging our incredible trip to Hong Kong, Vietnam and Laos. It was great!
We've had a great time on the Southeast Asia trip. One of the highlights was the tea you arranged with Ho Chi Minh's interpreter/political officer—his description of Viet culture was really fascinating.
We had a wonderful time and loved Spain.
Everything in Vietnam was absolutely perfect! We will use you again without a doubt and are recommending your company to our friends. We loved every place that we went. All the hotels were great. Our guides were wonderful. We loved the special meal arranged at a private home in Hue. They served us a 10-course meal and it was very interesting to meet the host.
Our guide in Turkey was the best guide we have ever had. We also loved Israel and are looking forward to returning.
I spoke to my clients this morning and they thoroughly enjoyed their Spain trip. They thought every aspect was well taken care of. They enjoyed the guides and the accommodations. Thank you for all your efforts and help.
The China and Japan trip was fabulous. We loved all of the places that we toured and our tour guides were knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Thank you.
My Spain trip was perfect. Where to begin? I loved it all. Everything totally exceeded my expectations (which were considerable!).
We had the most incredible time in Turkey. Our guide was just fabulous and we became very attached to her – she was like part of our family and really made the trip special. She had an incredible knack of knowing when to be there, when to talk or give information and when to give us space and free time. She was passionate about her country, was very knowledgeable and also gave us an incredible insight into the people and culture of Turkey and how they live their lives today. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. Our driver was also wonderful. We are so glad we found your company and will not hesitate to contact you again in the future. This way of touring is perfect for us, especially in places where the language and culture are so unfamiliar. The way provides the best balance. Just perfect.
We had a FABULOUS time in Portugal! Thank you very much for putting together a most memorable trip. I look forward to planning future trips with you again.
Our guides were great in Budapest, Vienna and Prague. The trip was excellent and we all enjoyed it.
Thank you for planning an outstanding Spain trip for us. We had a fantastic time, all of our guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and our accommodations were outstanding.
Our honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius was incredible! Thank you for putting together the trip of our dreams. We loved the lodges and hotels and the rooms you selected in each place. We were treated like royalty! The activities you planned were amazing and we really enjoyed being with each of the guides. We are telling everyone we know to travel with Artisans of Leisure! Thank you!
I wanted to write to let you know that our guide in Istanbul was just sensational. Very knowledgeable about every site we visited and about Turkey overall. Did a great job planning our trip and took great care of us. And he was genuinely interesting to be with. I have had guides in many parts of the world and I can honestly say that he might have been the single best one I have ever had.
Our South Africa and Botswana tour was the trip of a lifetime.
You put together the most amazing China trip. It was the best trip we’ve ever taken and we travel well!
We had a wonderful time in Israel. Everything was just great. The highlight of our trip was our guide. He is a very special human being and made our trip most educational. ~ C.O., Chula Visa, CA
Thank you for our family’s wonderful trip to Hong Kong, Vietnam and Cambodia!
Today is our last full day in Japan. The itinerary was perfect and the advice spot on. I loved it all, but particularly our guide. It couldn't have been the same without her. She is smart, well educated and very loving. She looked after my daughter and I as if we were family. I can't explain the level of praise we have for this woman. Artisans of Leisure is very fortunate to have a guide like her. As far as the itinerary, the venue for the tea ceremony and tea ceremony itself (with lessons) was one of a kind. The cooking lessons were also fantastic as well as the special dinner and entertainment in Kyoto. We are sad we are leaving tomorrow, and will be back soon. Thank you for your input and flawless delivery.
The Galapagos, Ecuador and Peru trip was fabulous!! Thanks for all your help in putting the trip together.
We had a great time in Austria. The guides were wonderful in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg. Hotels were great, music venues were excellent. Thanks for all of your hard work in setting up the logistics. When we are ready to start planning our next trip I will be in touch.
Thank you for planning another great trip for us. China was incredible! The guides were outstanding and really made the trip special for us. The rooms you booked at the hotels were perfect and you know we are very particular! I'm glad we took your advice to add a couple of days in Hong Kong at the end of the trip. Our stay there ended up being a highlight of the trip. The trip was a great success. We’ll be in touch.
We had a wonderful time in Italy. You are fabulous and did the best job organizing everything.
Our tour of Southeast Asia and Bhutan was outstanding. It truly was the trip of a lifetime for us. I believe that you get what you pay for, and oh my gosh did you deliver!
I wanted to thank you for another wonderful vacation experience! Australia is an amazing and unique place and the trip was enjoyed by parents and children alike.
We had a wonderful time in Morocco, Spain and France. It was all lovely and super-organized. It’s a very exciting development for us to finally have found a travel company that provides exactly what we want and expect!
We want to thank you for planning such a great itinerary. We loved France and every day we commented that we were so thankful we booked the tour with Artisans of Leisure.
Japan was wonderful! Everything ran smoothly and we adored our guide.
Thank you for everything. Our guides throughout Spain were super, especially at the Reina Sofia, the Prado, and the Guggenheim! They were so generous with their time and a wealth of information. The hotels were wonderful, and the cooking class was delightful! Thanks again for a great trip.
We had a fabulous time in Burma. The guide, drivers and hotels were great.
My time in Laos was very special. The guides made me feel like a local, even thousands of miles from home. The private touring made all the difference. I feel privileged to have enjoyed such a thoughtfully constructed tour to a treasure of a country.
All I can say is WOW! And thank you. It is unbelievable how many things we were able to see and do in Hong Kong, Cambodia and Laos. The tour was truly spectacular. Each day was so well organized and everything flowed without any hitches. Our guides were also outstanding. You put a lot of work into organizing a wonderful and memorable family vacation and we really appreciate your effort. I can only say that I hope we get to work together again.
Thank you for all of your help with our Egypt tour. It was excellent.
We had a wonderful time in France and Italy. The hotels were amazing and all of our guides were great and very flexible and knowledgeable. We had wonderful tours.
My clients had a fabulous time in Israel. It was such a pleasure working with you.
I’d like to thank you for organizing such a wonderful and fascinating Morocco trip – we both enjoyed ourselves immensely. Or guide and our driver made our trip interesting, enjoyable and completely worry-free. Our guide imparted a wealth of information about his country’s history, culture, cuisine, etc. in a very engaging and entertaining manner. He is highly intelligent and appears to be very well acquainted with other cultures and customs so he can converse easily about world affairs, pop culture etc. He also has what a good guide needs in abundance: he is ever mindful of his clients needs – he was always making certain we were comfortable and planned ahead to ensure that our trip went smoothly at every turn. And as for our driver, he was simply excellent and had a simply delightful personality. Both of these gentlemen are complete professionals and delightful people with whom to spend your day.
Our tours in England and Rome were SUPER...our guides were tremendously knowledgeable and our drivers delightful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. ~ C.M., San Antonio, TX
Thanks to your efforts and expertise, we had a wonderful time in Japan. Our guides were very knowledgeable, warm and helpful. They really listened to our wishes. We loved your recommendations and the special activities. Thanks to you, our summer has been a dream!
We had a fabulous time in Spain. You and Artisans did a wonderful job.
I wanted to write you and let you know how amazing our Egypt trip was. Everyone was wonderful. We learned so much and our guides were not only knowledgeable, but really bright which made for some great discussions and perspectives. Thank you again for helping to put together a really professional team to take us through Egypt. ~ S.S., Los Angeles, CA
Our tour of Italy and Sicily was exceptional thanks to you.
We have been back for a few weeks now and have settled back in after our family trip to France & Italy. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip, and were able to come back with lots of great memories. It was such a pleasure meeting the different guides in each city—they were all very friendly, knowledgeable, flexible and nice. Thank you so much for organizing our trip!
We had an absolutely wonderful trip. Thanks to you, all arrangements worked out great. Our guide was wonderful and we will definitely want to go back to Turkey in the future. Thanks so much for your help, and we will definitely be calling you again for future trips!
We had a great time in China. The whole trip was remarkable and you took exceptionally good care of us. Thanks for arranging all of the logistics—there wasn’t even one hitch. We really loved out guides and the accommodations were great.
Our Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos trip went incredibly well. Another superb itinerary!
We loved Argentina and Chile. It was one of the best vacations we’ve ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed every day (Patagonia and Buenos Aires were our favorite spots) and really appreciate the thought and professionalism that went into creating such a perfect itinerary. Everything you recommended and arranged was perfect, from the accommodations and tour excursions to the restaurants and performances. Thank you!
We absolutely loved our guide and driver in Morocco, and we LOVED Spain – the guides, the Parador in Granada, and we especially loved Madrid (and the Alhambra of course)!
My clients had a great time in Morocco and had high praise for their driver and guide. They are excellent observers and I always enjoy hearing their reports after a trip. They were very impressed with your company and the arrangements you made for them. I'm sure they will be back to book again, and will recommend your services to others. ~ E.L., Toronto, Canada (travel agent)
Our Japan trip was fabulous, our best ever. We really enjoyed the guides and the frictionless logistics. A few of the hotels and ryokans created entirely new expectations for what a hotel can be. Artisans of Leisure is a 10+ on a scale of 10. We’ll be with you for many years!
We loved Turkey. The guides were incredible and among the best we have ever experienced.
We had an amazing time in South Africa, Botswana and Kenya. We loved the lodges and guides you selected, and the itinerary had the perfect amount of variety. Thank you!
We just returned from Spain and Morocco and wanted to let you know that we had a great trip and can’t wait to plan our next trip with Artisans of Leisure! We had so much fun and loved the guides and activities you arranged. Thank you!
My clients said that their trip to Southeast Asia and Japan was wonderful and the services were the best they have ever experienced.
Once again, Artisans of Leisure did an outstanding job for us. We had an amazing trip! London was great—our guide was just fantastic, five stars. And Egypt was incredible, we’re very, very happy we went. Your services there are the best. We’ll be in touch soon about our next trip. Thank you!
We had a wonderful time in Spain and Morocco, so many great experiences!
We had a lovely holiday in Peru and the Galapagos, and have discovered new countries to be in love with! Thanks for making our time in South America so special.
My clients had an amazing time in Southeast Asia. I am sure they will be Artisans of Leisure customers for life.
What a fabulous trip! Thank you so much for all that you arranged for us in Japan. We could not have asked for more. This was our best trip ever. We will be back for more later this year. . .
Thank you for the great trip to South Africa and Mauritius.
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip! Our guides in Chile and Argentina were excellent...knowledgeable... friendly....professional....top-notch!! The trip to Iguazu Falls was wonderful, and the tango show (in Buenos Aires) was outstanding and showed the evolution of the dance quite clearly. The recommended stores were superb.
We had a great time in China. The whole trip was remarkable and you took exceptionally good care of us. Thank you for arranging all of the logistics—there wasn’t one hitch. We really loved out guides and the accommodations were great.
We loved our trip to Singapore.
I’ve been meaning to write you a note to say thank you for organizing the Turkey trip! We had a great time. The highlights for me were the baths and architecture in Istanbul, rug shopping, the cuisine, and the landscapes of Cappadocia. We’re tossing around ideas for our next trip and will be in touch!
Thank you for making our trip to India, Vietnam and Laos so enjoyable!
We had an amazing time in Australia. The tours were fantastic. Thank you for all your help and we look forward to booking another incredible trip with you in 2010.
My clients said the Southeast Asia trip was just terrific and Burma was the highlight for them. They just loved it and raved about their guide. Said he was the best they’ve ever had. They loved Singapore and were also extremely happy with the philanthropic day you arranged in Cambodia for the family. Everyone loved it. Another highly successful trip and a great time was had by all.
Egypt was fabulous. The itinerary was very efficiently arranged to include coverage of the most important and most impressive sites. Our suite on the cruise was great, and our guide was very knowledgeable. Artisans of Leisure provides a higher quality, more specialized service than I’ve experienced with other companies. Thank you for all of your help!
Our trip to Chile and Argentina was awesome! Thank you for arranging all the logistics... everything worked perfectly... very impressive.
We can't believe we both feel Thailand and Cambodia was our best trip. I didn't think anything would beat India, so now all we can think about is, where next? I'm already fantasizing about another trip for us! Thank you again.
We had a wonderful time in India. In fact, so wonderful that I want to go back!!! We really enjoyed our touring, and everyday I find myself thinking of India. We are thinking of traveling with you to Africa with the boys next Christmas, but will continue to enjoy the India trip before thinking about that one! Again, thank you for all of your help.
We had a very enjoyable time in Egypt. Everything went well and the accommodation, sights, and organization from Artisans of Leisure was excellent. We will certainly look to use your company again and have recommended it to friends and work colleagues. ~ M.M., Perth, Australia
Our visit to the Galapagos was a real treat, more wonderful than we could have imagined. All in all, a great trip. Thank you.
Our India trip went perfectly and the guides were great. They were most knowledgeable and instructive on history and culture. All in all, it was THE perfect trip. A dream. You are the best!
Our Egypt trip was amazing. We met many other travelers and all were envious of our tour and the fact that we had our own Egyptologist on board with us! We were thrilled with Artisans of Leisure’s arrangements and plan to book a Southeast Asia trip next. Thank you!
Our trip was excellent. Turkey is an extraordinary place and your arrangements helped us enjoy our visit thoroughly. The guides were personable, enthusiastic, and well qualified. Great work!
We had an absolutely fabulous time in Australia and New Zealand. Everything was sensational. You have made us so tremendously happy. We already have two trips planned with you for 2010…where should we go in 2011? We will go wherever you say. We can’t thank you enough.
Our Egypt trip was out of this world! The trip was my 88-year-old mother’s life-long dream. Having a private tour that allowed us to go at our own pace, without being with a busload of others, was priceless. Every step of the way, our every need was met. Everything was flawless. We loved everything, especially the Pyramids and Abu Simbel. Our room categories at the Four Seasons and on the Philae cruise were fabulous. The guide you provided to escort us throughout the tour was knowledgeable, funny, polite, and took care of every detail. He joined us for several meals on the cruise and discussed politics, religion, art, etc. He was very focused on our interests (history and temples). Thank you for a wonderful, wonderful trip!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and thank you for your careful planning. We greatly appreciated the personalized nature and knowledge of the guides. The accommodations were excellent, and all attractions and activities were interesting and appropriate. We will be planning additional trips in the future. Artisans of Leisure’s services are clearly superior to other tour companies.
Thank you for organizing such a wonderful France trip for us! The guides were great and really made the trip for us. Our Paris guide was truly exceptional. She was so knowledgeable about Paris, art, history, etc. She really kept us all (including 3 children) very engaged. We never waited in a line. The behind the scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower was a highlight for the girls. Our guide in Normandy shared the experiences of her grandparents and did a good job sharing the WWII stories with the girls. All in all, we had a fabulous trip and I thank you for putting it together so well.
You all did an absolutely superb job with our Japan trip. There were no glitches, not even one, which I think is almost unheard of in the travel industry! Here is a list of the things we liked best, in no particular order...the sumo tournament, which was way more interesting than we thought it would be, and which we thoroughly enjoyed. The geisha dinner, a not to be missed experience! The ikebana class...lots of fun and very educational. The hotels...flawless. The guides and drivers were absolutely superb. Everyone was organized, flexible, and a delight. We learned so much and enjoyed ourselves enormously thanks to your excellent staff.
Our Berlin and Poland trip was an A+. The guides were excellent.
You did a great job with our family’s New Zealand tour.
We had a quite wonderful time. Turkey is the most fascinating country we've been to and do hope to get back someday. There is so much to take in, and we are continuing to relish it all each day. Thank you for putting it all together for us. We truly had the most memorable trip possible.
Our tour of Bhutan, Thailand and Japan was outstanding from start to finish! You couldn’t have done a better job putting it together. All of our guides were fantastic, and the pacing was perfect. Across the board, it was a beautifully orchestrated tour.
We had a wonderful time in Peru. A great trip all around. The highlight was our guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu, who was both knowledgeable and great with the kids. We also really liked the Colca Canyon. Very relaxing and a great recommendation. Everything worked perfectly. Thank you for (another) terrific trip!
My clients said their Japan tour was perfect! They loved the guides, the hotels were great, and they were very moved by the special experiences you arranged, especially the morning meditation with monks in Kyoto. They commented that they always feel like they are in great hands when they are on an Artisans of Leisure tour. Thank you!
Our favorite days on the cruise were when we took the shore excursions that Artisans of Leisure arranged—the next time we take a cruise, we want you to handle all of our excursions. The guides were fabulous and very informative.
The Japan tour was a great success. It was very well organized and we saw so many sights. The guide escorting us was fantastic. Thank you again for all of your help and for planning such a wonderful tour of Japan.
We’ve now taken three trips with Artisans of Leisure and continue to be impressed with everything you do for us. The Australia trip was absolute perfection. We can’t thank you enough. We really appreciated the balance of locations and experiences. The guides in each area were superb.
The Italy trip was excellent. Every single thing in each place was excellent. We were catered to hand and foot, were given all the assistance and guidance we needed, and given excellent recommendations. We hope to take another trip with you.
Prague is beautiful and we enjoyed our trip immensely.
I’ve been meaning to give you feedback on our trip to Peru. As we well expected the hotels, service, and experience were top notch. We did and saw everything that we had hoped for. The hotels were excellent and the El Monestario in Cusco was one of the best that we had ever stayed in. Absolutely the best service. The M/V Aqua was a great experience and real adventure from going to villages to seeing the pink river dolphins. Well worth the trip. Our guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu was excellent and worked with us for some very special adventures. He was very attentive to our son which, as you might imagine, is important to us. If he is enjoying it, we all have a good time. Our two recent trips with Artisans of Leisure have been among the best trips we have taken. Thanks for all your help.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Dubai and Oman tour. The accommodations were spectacular everywhere. We were upgraded to a huge suite at Madinat Jumeirah. It was fabulous. Our guide in Dubai City was excellent. She was very attentive and picked up on what we liked to do. There’s so much going on in Dubai and so many good restaurants. The night in the desert was great—it is so serene, and we enjoyed the wildlife experience. For decadence I recommend watching the falconry demonstration in the evening on chairs in the desert while being served sparkling wine. Oman was beautiful and there is a lot to see.
Our family’s Turkey trip was great. The guides throughout Turkey were very knowledgeable. The new Four Seasons on the Bosphorus is spectacular!
Our family had a wonderful England trip! Simply wonderful! Our guide was so full of information—we exchanged ideas for books, and we are staying in touch. Thank you again for a terrifically planned experience. We are already looking forward to Italy in the spring...
My clients enjoyed their Sicily tour. They ended up including their grandmother, who lives in Palermo, on one of the day tours. She apparently learned a lot about her home city! Looking forward to working with you again.
We had an incredible time in China and are ready to start planning our next tour with Artisans of Leisure.
We're so grateful to you for creating such a fabulous trip for us. Everything was perfect.
Our Vietnam and Cambodia tour was superb. The guides and drivers were real gems and are true assets to your company. We were extremely pleased with the itinerary you put together and your recommendations included in the itinerary.
Spain was absolutely wonderful. The tour was seamless and the guides were excellent and very interesting people. A few highlights include our Prado tour (it was INCREDIBLE—the guide made art come to life), the Guggenheim, and the winery visits that you arranged in La Rioja, which were outstanding. Your services are much, much better than other tour companies we have used in the past. The trip was so much fun and worth every cent.
Our two weeks in Italy were magical. Our entire family thanks you for your flawless arrangements and excellent recommendations.
Our honeymoon to Bali and Java was incredible. We realized very quickly that we were batting 1,000 on this trip! From the moment we stepped off of the plane, the VIP arrival agent was waiting for us and we were whisked through customs in five minutes. We got to the resort to find that they had upgraded us to the Royal Suite. In fact, we got all of the best rooms at all of the hotels. Our guide in Bali really made our trip. One of the highlights of the trip was the cooking class you arranged in Ubud. Our instructor was the owner of the restaurant and they were so accommodating to our tastes and created a menu just for us. Thank you again. This honeymoon wouldn’t have come together without you. I am already thinking of our next trip but it will be tough to beat this one—we feel so spoiled!
I wanted to let you know how much we loved the Argentina trip. Our guide and driver could not have been kinder, more fun, or more attentive. Many, many thanks for your work in organizing such a wonderful experience.
Egypt went very well and we were impressed with the quality and professionalism of our guide and driver. France has also been wonderful—excellent guide, great food, and flawless weather.
I had the most marvelous experience with Artisans of Leisure, and I would recommend you to anyone and everyone wanting an in-depth cultural tour of China. Our tour was flawless in every way. The guides were exceptional—fine, intelligent, people that were our good friends, attuned to our every need. The rooms in the hotels were the best; restaurants that were recommended were wonderful, and I just can’t say enough good things about Artisans of Leisure. We are most appreciative of the personalized touring and high level of service that you provide.
Our Japan tour was spectacular.
I wanted to say thank you for the great work you did for my clients. They said it was the absolute best trip they have ever taken; it was flawless and fabulous. You delighted my clients in ways not previously attainable by other tour operators. I am so happy that I decided to use your company for this Japan tour, and hope I get another opportunity to work with you again soon.
We had a great time in Argentina and Chile. The hotels and guides were fantastic and everything went smoothly. This is our first trip with Artisans of Leisure but won’t be our last. Thanks for everything.
The Morocco trip was wonderful. The guide and driver were both fantastic and the arrangements and hotels were all terrific. I hope we'll be able to take another trip like this in the future though it will be hard to match. Thanks so much for all your help.
Our family loved Egypt and you did a wonderful job!
Thank you for arranging such a great trip in Southeast Asia. We loved the cooking class in Singapore. Vietnam was great and we loved our guides. Kayaking in Halong Bay was very enjoyable and relaxing. The biking excursions everywhere in Vietnam are incredible. Hoi An was our favorite spot.
My wife and I had a great time in China. The guides were perceptive, knowledgeable and astute, and they had very good English. In several situations they suggested places we never would have found otherwise–places we didn’t see in any guidebooks. Moments like that make private guides so worthwhile. We’re looking forward to our next trip with Artisans of Leisure (next month!).
My husband and I had a wonderful time on our trip to Dubai, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. It was a trip of a lifetime! Our excellent guides and drivers really made the trip for us and everyone was so attentive. We have only been back a week and already my husband is asking where we should go next. Once again, thank you for arranging all the details for such an extensive trip, you did a great job. We will be in touch again.
We had a very nice trip to Spain and everything worked well. The guides were all very interesting and helpful. Thank you.
Our trip to India and Bhutan was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you for arranging so many memorable activities and making sure we were in such great hands. We can't wait to travel with Artisans again!
I wanted to let you know right away that our trip to Peru was PERFECT!! Everyone was wonderful and everything worked out exactly right. We have never felt so pampered. The hotel rooms you booked at the Monasterio, Sanctuary Lodge, and Miraflores were wonderful, the Hiram Bingham train was a delight, and the cars
It was a most memorable visit to Dubai. We must return one day—so futuristic and interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Thank you, we will be in touch.
Thank you very much for organizing our lovely trip. We had a great time in Morocco, and look forward to travelling with Artisans in the future!
We adored Argentina and fell in love with the country and the people. Our stay in Patagonia was wonderful and exciting—just incredible, and the food was great. We loved seeing Iguazu Falls and the guide was very knowledgeable. The guide in Buenos Aires guide was exceptional, really wonderful. We had a great time.
We have done a considerable amount of traveling around the world. I have to say that this trip to India and Bhutan was one of, if not the, best trips we have ever taken. There is no doubt that we will contact you again and we will recommend you to all of our friends. I cannot imagine having had a better time. People who know me are shocked that I found nothing to complain about as I tend to be highly critical. Thanks for arranging such an intimate exposure to the lives of people in Bhutan and India.
Thank you for everything! We had a wonderful trip and the guides that you provided were fantastic! Everyone was on time, friendly, knowledgeable and perfect. It was wonderful working with you.
We had a great time in SE Asia. Thank you for your excellent arrangements. We loved all of the hotels and the flow of the trip. It was sensational!!!
New Zealand was amazing. Possibly our best trip ever.
The trip was fabulous...everything really...guides, hotels, itinerary. I wanted to thank you again for all your hard work. It was a very memorable trip for us indeed! We loved the hotels and are very happy we had private services. We thought the guides were terrific in terms of flexibility, commitment and commentary. We look forward to next year’s trip with Artisans of Leisure.
We had a GREAT time in Egypt. The guides were wonderful and everything went very well.
Thank you for all your help with our Bhutan trip. The planning was perfect.
Our family really enjoyed Dubai. The guide was the highest standard and made the touring very interesting and worthwhile. We loved the resort. We’ll be traveling with you again soon.
We had a wonderful time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything went smoothly. We are impressed with Artisans of Leisure and will certainly use you again for future vacations.
We are still recouping after a wonderful trip. It really was great and we fell more in love with Asia. We have many wonderful memories. The cooking classes were fantastic. Thank you for everything.
Indonesia was outstanding. We had many magical, enlightening and enjoyable moments, and we have memories and pictures to last a lifetime. The entire trip was great and our guide was the best tour guide our group has ever had (and that’s saying a lot since the six of us have traveled extensively). Thanks again. We look forward to using Artisans again.
I wanted to tell you what a great time we had in Egypt. Our guide was one of the best guides I have had anywhere. Your representatives really went out of their way and were incredibly helpful and friendly. Going down the Nile was wonderful. We were so happy to have our own guide for our excursions during the cruise. Every day was a treat to be there. A feast for the mind and eyes! Thank you.
It was a phenomenal trip. A 10+++.
Congratulations on doing such a spectacular job for us. We cannot thank you enough. The guides in Vietnam were wonderful, knowledgeable, articulate, and friendly. As a matter of fact, our guide in Hanoi invited us back to her home where we met her children and her family. Everywhere we went, we felt more like friends than clients. The hotels were terrific. We were treated like royalty.
If anyone ever needs reassurance on what a good job you do, please have them call us.
I wanted to let you know that the Japan trip was perfect. Everything went like clockwork. The guides and drivers were wonderful. Thank you.
It was the trip of a lifetime. Flawless. Top notch. Turkey was fascinating, absolutely wonderful and memorable. Your services were excellent which gave us such peace of mind since there is very little English spoken in the country. Having knowledgeable guides and drivers is so important to us. Our guide was exceptional. His flawless English, knowledge of each location, restaurants, Turkish history, political background, and current events in his country were remarkable. Your selections and suggestions were perfect Thank you for an extremely well organized and lovely trip. We will only use Artisans of Leisure for future international trips.
Our trip was great! All of the plans worked out without a hitch. Your services in Russia are the greatest!
Thank you for the most wonderful trip to India. Everything was superb. We really bonded with our guides and drivers. They were a pleasure to be with and a necessity (India is not a place where one can easily get around independently!). They were genuine, friendly, fun, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. We are already talking about going back to India next year with Artisans of Leisure. We’d love to discover some of the places we didn’t have time to see on this trip.
Our China trip was amazing, fabulous, exciting, wonderful, fun, etc., etc. We just can't tell you how much we enjoyed everything! We loved learning about China’s fascinating history, visiting places we’ve heard about all our lives, getting to personally know the tour guides, and seeing how people lived outside the cities. China would be a very difficult trip without some kind of tour. Having a private tour with Artisans of Leisure was completely stress-free. We knew we would be taken care of at all times. All of our guides were very professional, but warm and friendly as well. Lots of great stories we probably wouldn’t have heard if we had taken a group tour. What a great country, and your company is 'top notch.' Thank you for a memorable trip. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.
It was a delightful and smooth Japan trip. Thanks for your advice, organization and flexibility.
We had a truly wonderful time in Japan. All of the hotels were exceptional. Your guides were was a big part of our experience. We really appreciated them and felt they were great assets. I am certain we will return to Japan with you, it is our kind of country. Again, thank you for putting the trip together. We were truly amazed with everything you organized.
We can't imagine a more perfect way to experience Portugal than with Artisans of Leisure. It was one of the best vacations we have ever taken. Thank you!
I just want to tell you how much I appreciated all your hard work and attentiveness to detail that so obviously went into planning the trip to Japan. Your recommendations were great and it was a seamless trip. I will contact Artisans of Leisure the next time we travel to a distant location.
We wanted to write to say thank you for our amazing trip. Bhutan was incredible. It was one of the most beautiful countries we’ve been to and the people are so warm and friendly. We have traveled quite extensively and must say that our guide in Bhutan was one of the best we’ve ever had. He was thoughtful, knowledgeable and friendly, and he really went out of his way to show us the local culture. It was such a pleasure to be with him for the entire week. We are so glad we took your advice on the hotels. We are already thinking about our next Artisans of Leisure trip and will be in touch.
You have been absolutely fabulous to work with, and I've been raving about Artisans of Leisure to my company!!!
I've been to a lot of places and without a doubt this was the best trip ever! Everything was perfect…the attention to details, our guides, the hotels, the itinerary…everyone went overboard. It was really spectacular!! I've been singing your praises to all of my friends and hope to travel with Artisans of Leisure on my next big trip. Thanks again for all of your help.
Just a quick note to say thank for such an incredible honeymoon! We had a blast and wish we could have stayed longer. We had a great time in Bali but are particularly glad we also included Lombok. The island is amazing and the resort was perfect for honeymooners. Our guides were great. We spent our days touring, snorkeling, relaxing at the beach, getting massages, and buying Indonesian furniture for our new home. Thank you so much for organizing everything—and for all the extras along the way.
We loved Mexico. The art scene in Mexico City was even better than we could have imagined. Thank you for organizing such a great guide. We never would have been able to experience the city in the same way without him. We really appreciated all of the Artisans of Leisure touches and special connections. Well done!
Thank you for a very memorable Italy trip. Our driver guide was amazing. He was patient, well-spoken, professional, and committed to our safety and comfort. He was top-notch. Our guides were excellent—very professional and accessible—and we enjoyed the balance of information and the independence.
In a word: Wow! Our Thailand and Cambodia trip was the most amazing trip I’ve ever experienced. Artisans of Leisure should be very proud. Excellent, excellent, excellent. Worth EVERY penny! Thank you so very much.
Thank you for an outstanding trip. Everything, from beginning to end, went smoothly. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and brought ancient Egypt to life for us. We most appreciated having our own guide for excursions during the Nile cruise. I will definitely be recommending your services to my friends and colleagues.
Our trip to Peru was a perfect 10. Everything went so smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu were absolutely stunning. We are also so glad that we followed your recommendation and spent time in Lima. Thank you for all of your hard work and for making this trip so special for us. We are considering India next year and will definitely be contacting you.
Bali was a great experience. The guide was absolutely wonderful, top notch, and the most gentle and sweet guide we have ever had. The driver was also wonderful. What a great country. Singapore was awesome. Amazing guide and hotel and driver. Thank you!
Artisans of Leisure was so helpful in customizing our Spain trip, providing great insider information, considering the interests of all five of us, and answering every question we had. We really appreciate the care and thoughtfulness that you put into the planning of our tour. Every guide was wonderful and able to relate to each of us. They were very flexible, knowledgeable, friendly and personally interesting. We can’t thank you enough.
We had such a WONDERFUL time in India! Everything was amazing and went flawlessly. No detail went overlooked and we greatly appreciated all of it. You took the hassle and guesswork out of such a daunting trip, there's no way we could have put that trip together on our own. We're definitely going to be repeat customers!
We had a wonderful and memorable time in Russia and Poland. All the arrangements went very smoothly. The guides and drivers were excellent and quite flexible. Thanks for everything.
Your services throughout Italy are excellent.
We loved our Spain and Portugal tour and can't thank you enough for your "spot on" recommendations and exceptional handling of all logistics. The guides were personable and true experts. We really valued our time with them and felt they made the tour educational yet relaxed and extremely enjoyable. Thank you for everything. We look forward to traveling with Artisans of Leisure again soon.
Thanks, thanks and more thanks for a spectacular China trip. We were catered to hand and foot and it could not have been better. The guides were great and really enhanced the trip for us. We really can't thank you enough for this wonderful trip. We are ready to start planning our next trip with Artisans of Leisure.
We had such an incredible time in Israel. Each day was more interesting than the last and this was because of our wonderful guide, who seemed to know absolutely everything about everything, and so enjoyed sharing her knowledge and her love of her country with us. Thank you for arranging for us to have a huge terrace overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City when we stayed at the King David. It was a great trip!
Our trip to Spain was truly memorable and lovely. The guides, restaurant choices, tours and general organization were at a level that made our trip so fun, special and thrilling. When families have the luxury to sidestep the difficult logistics of travel, they manage to minimize the stresses that often accompany any family trip. With Artisans behind us, our (sometimes difficult to please!) family was able to enjoy Spain in all its beauty, history and culture. We are truly impressed—amazed really—at how well Artisans planned this trip. Thanks again.
Our recent trip to Japan was exceptional due to the expertise and services you provided during the planning stages of our private touring. From your initial correspondence you were professional, thorough and timely in your response to our inquiries. In addition, our tour guides were outstanding. Not only did we make some unforgettable memories during our journey, but your tour guides made the experience extra special. Than you again for the outstanding quality and service that was provided. We look forward to touring with Artisans of Leisure again.
I had a great time in Vietnam. Thank you for all of your help with the trip. The guides were very knowledgeable and professional, and Vietnam was so beautiful. I loved my cooking classes and culinary tours. I will be in touch the next time I am ready for an international trip!
Thank you for a perfect Morocco itinerary. I would have paid millions for our guide. He was so competent—we will remember him forever. He was equally able to deal with professors as with a 9-year-old girl. He really knew how to make everything interesting to everybody.
Thank you for putting together such a memorable trip to Argentina for our family. It was a totally seamless experience from beginning to end, and your recommendations and private tours made all the difference.
India was wonderful! The hotels were the best we have ever experienced, and the service made us feel like royalty. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Everything was perfect.
We loved every minute of our France and Spain trip. The guides were very knowledgeable and kind, and everything went off like clockwork. Thanks for all the careful planning.
We just returned from our tour of Thailand and Beijing. We can not express in words how wonderful this holiday was! We travel a lot, but, since this was our 25th anniversary, we decided to use Artisans of Leisure to organize a private luxury tour; something we have never done. This was the best thing we could have done. Everything was perfect. From the moment we arrived at the airport we were greeted with friendly smiles; whisked off in comfortable vehicles to elegant hotels. Our rooms were outstanding; elegant and comfortable, always looking at some magnificent view. The guides were very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. They were friendly and accommodating, and I was very comfortable being around them. Our guide in Bangkok was professional and friendly; our guide in Chiang Mai was so knowledgeable and very entertaining...she discovered that we shared a passion for cooking and showered me with all kinds of Thai gourmet spices and sauces as gifts to bring home; our guide in Beijing was a walking internet site of information (she knew her history very well) and also gave us personal gifts for our children (my kids love panda bears). We rode through rivers, walked thru temples, saw monks ordained, were 'blessed' by monks, rode elephants, had dinner in a rice field, took cooking classes, walked the great wall of China...it was absolutely wonderful. Thank you so very much for a memorable 25th anniversary.
Just a note to thank you for such an amazing Morocco trip, we really loved it. We travel a lot and this trip was up there in the “best trips we have ever taken” category. Our guide was great. We learned a lot and we saw things most tourists don't see. We loved the meetings you set up for us and the accommodations were fantastic. Thank you again for a wonderful trip. I am already recommending you to some friends.
The Japan trip was fantastic. Everything went according to plan and all arrangements were like clockwork. The guides put their heart and soul into taking care of us and our interests. We were extremely pleased and have been recommending you to everyone. We can’t overemphasize how much we enjoyed the trip. We look forward to planning our next journey with you.
France was lovely and Prague was very enjoyable. The guides were terrific. We spent a lot of time with them and they made the trip very enjoyable. Thanks for all your help.
It was a wonderful, wonderful trip to Hong Kong and Japan. We loved the guides—they really made the trip.
We just got home from our absolutely amazing trip to India. Thank you for a job brilliantly done. We loved all your suggestions. The guides, drivers, hotels, activities were fantastic and the execution of details was just about perfect. Thank you for all your patience and hard work. More thanks and details to follow...
Japan was wonderful. The trip was beautifully organized and we enjoyed it all immensely!
We can sum up our Vietnam trip in two words: fabulous and enlightening. We loved the country and the itinerary couldn’t have been more varied or interesting. We really appreciated your guidance on what we could skip and what we should definitely see. The guides were excellent and the hotels superb. Everything went seamlessly and we had an absolutely wonderful trip. We are big fans of Artisans of Leisure! Thanks so much.
Our Turkey trip was wonderful. We learned so much from our guides. They were very knowledgeable and of great help with the language barrier. The hotels were beautiful, attentive and very personal.
We had an excellent experience in Thailand and Cambodia. The hotels, guides, and services were all to be recommended. I would say the highlight of the trip for us was Cambodia. Imagine our delight when, after a long and dusty day out touring the ruins, we came back to our room every evening to find that someone had run a relaxing bath for us...with lotus blossoms floating in the water, candles lit and soothing music playing on the CD. I really cannot say enough positive things about the whole experience.
All of the clients we recently booked through Artisans of Leisure are raving about how wonderful their trips were. They said the hotels and guides were amazing, and the sights were so interesting. They all had a fabulous time. I was so glad to hear that. Thank you for all that you have done, and I will definitely be calling you about future bookings.
Our Vietnam and Cambodia trip was great. We really enjoyed learning about that part of the world, the fascinating people, histories (personal, political, architectural, cultural), and the food. The hotels were beautiful. We especially loved the old world elegance at several of them. In addition to seeing Angkor Wat and other cultural icons, we really enjoyed meeting the people—a young Buddhist monk in Hue, our cooking teacher in Hanoi, and our guides are people we won’t forget.
The India trip was outstanding, exquisite, and perfect. My family is still basking in the memories of a truly marvelous trip! I would be pleased to tell anyone that based on my travels in over 35 countries and with a wide variety of travel agents and tours, Artisans of Leisure is simply the best on the planet...period. I would be happy and able to provide exact and demonstrable examples that this is true.
The Turkey trip you designed was extraordinary—I feel like I learned more on this one trip than in all my other travels combined, thanks to great guides and smooth planning. Turkey is a true nexus of world historical eras and a continental crossroads. Accommodations were fabulous. I'm telling everyone that Turkey is a must-visit destination!
Our trip to Vietnam was fantastic! The services you provided were wonderful. The hotels were all great and the guides were terrific. We wish we had had more time there. Thank you for a flawless trip. We will certainly recommend others to you in the future.
I wanted to let you know that we are back from Vietnam and Cambodia. It was a wonderful trip. Thanks for doing a great job planning it for us. I especially want to commend your guides, who were all outstanding. Everything was very smooth, the hotels were great, and our pre-arranged celebration meals and the elephant program were particularly special. Thanks so much.
India was excellent. We most enjoyed the seamless, effortless days. We were able to really concentrate on the experience because we weren’t bothered with the details. We liked all of the guides and followed their lead since the itinerary was so well designed. Your services are outstanding.
We want to thank you for making our India and Bhutan trip exciting, interesting and successful in all ways. We are most impressed not only with the arrangements, which worked impeccably, but more so with the way your office paved the way for us and kept track of our well being. This enabled us to be treated, to borrow a phrase from an Air India ad from yesteryear, “with service befitting a maharaja.” It also enabled us to garner a private audience with the Maharaina of Udaipur and the Secretary of Homeland and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan. These two meetings gave us an additional perspective that otherwise would not have been possible.
You created a wonderful Italy trip. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be, and more: relaxing, fun, no glitches, the opportunity to meet amazing people and to eat my way through Italy. I’m so happy. I didn’t have to worry about a thing, and everything was perfect.”
All in all, we had a great Australia trip! Thank you!
We had a wonderful time in Vietnam! The tour was very well planned. Thank you for organizing the trip.
Italy was superb and you did an exceptional job. The guides were a wealth of knowledge.
Our Australia trip was perfect. Artisans of Leisure, bar none, provided the most memorable trip that my wife and I have ever been on in our lives. For that I will always be grateful.
Truly, we enjoyed the drives, sights, and the exchange of information which took place during our sojourns in England. The guide was most knowledgeable and is to be commended.
There are not enough superlatives to describe how outstanding the India trip was! It was filled with surprises, humor, friendship, warmth and wonder. Everything ran so smoothly. We felt like princes and princesses throughout the entire trip. Thank you!
We just got back from our China and Japan trip. I wanted to thank you for making our trip what it was: extraordinary! You read our desires perfectly.
We are so happy we booked our Budapest, Vienna and Prague trip with you. It was flawless. Your guides are exceptional—knowledgeable, personable, and accommodating. Your services and choices are consistently excellent. We look forward to taking our next Artisans of Leisure tour!
We discovered during the course of our recent travels that we appreciate the luxury of an upscale tour with private guides who can adapt easily and on the fly to our interests.
We had a really great time in China. The trip was wonderfully planned, the guides were bright, engaging and knowledgeable and it all went incredibly smoothly. It is all about the little touches, and you would seem to be an expert at that! I just wanted to thank you (and your exceptional staff) for making sure we had an amazing time.
We had an excellent visit in Russia. The guide was outstanding!
I just wanted to thank you for planning our family’s trip to China and Japan. We had a wonderful time. Despite the distance, it was the easiest trip I have ever taken. You definitely thought of everything. The luxury of private travel with children is amazing. The guides were flexible, had great suggestions, and we could adjust based on weather, everyone’s mood, etc. Your level of service is in a different category compared to other companies we have used.
We had a wonderful trip to Italy and all went according to your plans. The drivers and guides were great...really excellent service! Thanks and we think you guys are terrific. ~ M.P. Glencoe, IL
Vietnam and Cambodia were sublime. We had great, great guides. You and the trip were perfection. What wonderful choices you made for us on so many levels. Again, our thanks.
I am so glad I traveled to Italy with you! I am 75, so I have special needs and insecurities while traveling. I felt so taken care of—I would not like to travel any other way. Artisans has spoiled me forever! Thank you for caring.
Excellent guides, flawless drivers, beautiful hotel rooms, and perfect logistics throughout our Italy tour! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with our trip.
We had a fantastic time in Burma. Our guide's knowledge, his willingness to share his passion for his country and culture, and his charming personal style were key to making it an exceptional trip. The accommodations were superb and all general logistics were impeccable. Thanks so much for organizing our tour and allowing us to have a close look at this wonderful country and its people.
Artisans of Leisure is vastly superior to other companies we’ve used.
I wanted you to know I received a postcard from my clients in Italy about their “trip of a lifetime” which was totally due to your attention to detail and flexibility. Thank you.
The Spain trip was great. The guides in all locations were excellent. Thanks for making the arrangements on short notice. I'll definitely use Artisans for future trips.
We are all back from a wonderful trip to Japan. Thanks for a job well done. I really appreciate the flexibility of the drivers and guides. Thanks for getting us into the two private gardens. They were high points of the Kyoto trip. I came away with a historical feel for the aesthetic of Japan.
I loved Morocco! Every minute of the trip was terrific. I was particularly surprised and enchanted by the accommodations. But I must say that no matter how good the accommodations were, the local guides and drivers really made a huge difference. They were wonderful, and clearly took pleasure in showing off the treasures of their country to visitors. Thanks to you and Artisans of Leisure for arranging such a memorable holiday.
We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful itinerary and arranging our China trip. It will be a trip we will remember for many years to come. We loved every minute of it and were amazed by all the sights and interesting people we met and the new culture we experienced. The itineraries for each city were perfect, highlighting all of the major sights in the proper order geographically and at the right pace. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and the car and driver made touring the cities highly efficient. The activities for our children were spectacular, and the school visits and home visits were definitely highlights of the trip. They were an extremely unique and interesting opportunity for our family to learn about the culture and people of the cities we were visiting. Our kids will never forget how much fun they had flying kites on the Great Wall of China! Our hotel rooms were luxurious with great views. Thank you for creating such a perfect itinerary. It made the trip so easy!
We have just returned from the most wonderful vacation. The services provided were so timely and professional that they made the 14-hour flight journey seem seamless. Our journey was absolutely stress free and thoroughly enjoyable. Needless to say, the lodges you choose for us were delightful in virtually every respect. We always felt like pampered guests. The variety of sights and the natural beauty that we had the absolute joy to see and absorb made the trip memorable. Many thanks for your guidance and assistance in structuring the vacation of a lifetime.
Our Italy honeymoon was amazing! We loved all of our guides, the hotels were incredible, and we really appreciated the Artisans of Leisure touches along the way!
Everything in India went swimmingly. My wife and I looked at each other after the trip and agreed that this was the first trip we’ve ever taken when we didn’t have one negative comment. That’s a great testament to your company. We’re ready to plan our next trip with you.
Thank you for such excellent planning. As you know, our trip was part of an extensive ‘around the world’ trip, and we used various tour companies along the way. The Artisans of Leisure portion of the trip was the highlight. You are in a league of your own!
I want to thank Artisans of Leisure for putting together a perfect tour of Peru and Argentina for me. We had a phenomenal time and all your preparations worked beautifully. I cannot stop raving about it to all my friends! My private tour of the Santa Catalina Monastery, in particular, was very special. The guides and drivers were outstanding and the whole tour was just superbly coordinated. I will be in touch soon so you can plan my next tour!
You can't imagine how grateful we are to you. This was truly the trip of a lifetime and I truly can not express how delightful and thrilling each day has been. In New Zealand, all six of us caught trout, went horse riding, helicoptering, jet boating and ate our faces off—all the while being cared for by the most wonderful people ever. In Australia alone, I think we have experienced every eco system on the planet in the most luxurious of accommodations. We can't stop talking about how great everything is. You have had someone to anticipate our every desire before we even know what it is!!!! Everything has been perfect and seamless and we are all wowed! A million thanks.
This trip will rank in the top travel experiences in our lives. The hotels were outstanding. Throughout, we had the best rooms at each hotel. Our guide was the best guide we have ever had . . . without him my husband and I know that our trip could not have been the magical experience that it was. From the moment he met us at the airport until the last wave of his hand when we departed, he attended to our every need and wishes. Had we been royalty, we doubt that he could or would have done more. We packed and unpacked our luggage ourselves and that is all we had to do. I have toured with scholars in Japan, Egypt and other countries, and he measured up well with them. I would very much like to use your services again. I am telling everyone to travel to Southeast Asia with you.
Our Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam trip was like clockwork. We had a wonderful time. We really enjoyed working with you.
Our Japan trip was most memorable... and one we’re both glad we made. You are most excellent at what you do. Every logistical detail you covered worked. No balls dropped. No lost-in-translation snafus. I wish you worked at the Pentagon...where your planning skills, forethought, execution and follow-through could all be very helpful when applied to other international matters. Even our post-departure itinerary change from an end-of-trip return to Kyoto to an end-of-trip return to Osaka was handled seamlessly. The special places you secured entrance to...and the suggestions you made... and the itineraries were just amazing. You and your company were quite simply perfect. With sincere appreciation for everything,
Thank you for planning such a wonderful trip for us. The trip was perfect! Every day was an adventure, the guides were superb and accommodating, and the hotels excellent. Vietnam was most definitely the highlight of the trip—so culturally interesting and a fascinating experience. We will be in touch as we begin to plan for our next trip. ~ R.L., Washington, D.C.
Well you most certainly can keep us high on your list of devoted clients! India was amazing. Each day was better than the last. We learned so much about the culture and the Hindu religion and fell in love with the country. As far as logistics, your services were flawless. We adored our driver and all the guides and that makes such a difference. Udaipur was so beautiful, and the hotel was magical. Our guide was especially great there and he took us into a school in a little village where we did magic tricks for the children. You know we like to see the "life" as much as the monuments. When we were in Jaipur we were lucky enough to be there for a festival ...the festival of kites...when all the children go up on the roof and fly kites and have kite fights…so many that the whole sky is filled with kites. It was one of our most memorable days...a close second was the elephant ride...and the morning tiger hunt in the game reserve (by the way, the luxury tents were exquisite). So, it was just fabulous. Where are we going next?
I would like to give you a stamp of excellence for such high quality. My clients required "out of the box" travel to Japan and Artisans of Leisure provided excellence in service ...timely delivery...and attentive support to creative details. It is difficult at best to find tour operators who are willing to take the time to Create Experiences.
Artisans of Leisure is the best tour company out there! Our second tour with you was perfect, just like the first!
Our India tour exceeded our expectations. We found that traveling with our private guide and driver was so much more efficient than with a group of people. We were able to visit all the sights that we wanted to see and still have time on our own to enjoy the beautiful hotels and hotel grounds. Our guides were all full of information, patient and willing to answer all our questions and available for whatever we wanted to do. They were all top-notch.
...the hotel upgrades, the private guides and drivers, the security of knowing everything was taken care of...it was a tour of a lifetime and we enjoyed it beyond mere words.
A belated thank you for our WONDERFUL trip to Singapore and Indonesia. Everything was perfect—our guides, our hotels, itinerary etc. We were treated royally by everyone. We are both aficionados of your company.
We just returned home from Australia and want to thank you for a splendid trip. The sightseeing excursions were just perfect, with very nice guides, first class lunches in beautiful locations, and many interesting things to see. All drivers were perfectly on time at the airports, and the resorts were beyond expectations. We loved the magnificent views and the comfort and service to be expected from such first class hotels. Your organization did a very good job and we will definitely use your services again and will recommend Artisans of Leisure to our friends.
The Japan trip was fantastic. Now I know you earned your position at the top shelf by delivering what you promised (. . . plus more).
A+++ for all aspects of your service that resulted in the most fabulous trip we've ever experienced!! We appreciate your talent for listening to our preferences and tailoring the tour accordingly. The guides took us to experience beautiful/interesting art, sites that were unique to the local culture, excellent restaurants, etc. Your suggestion of specific art galleries has had a wonderful impact on our home. We shipped back 3 large exquisite oil paintings. We are enthralled with them and very much appreciate your recommendations. I have previously booked my own travel services. For this extended trip, it was a sincere pleasure to sit back and turn it over to the professionals! We firmly believe that the quality of guides/drivers determines the quality of a tour, especially when traveling in a totally unfamiliar part of the world. Artisans of Leisure did an overall superb job of providing the caliber guide that made for a marvelous tour.
Please thank everyone in your office who worked on putting our China trip together. It was another remarkable experience for all of us. We enjoyed each day, and each location. It would be hard to identify a favorite place or event.
My clients' Artisans of Leisure France tour is the talk of the town! They said everything was absolutely perfect...that it was the trip of a lifetime.
I cannot recommend ANY travel planners or executors of travel plans any more highly than Artisans of Leisure! You have extensive knowledge AND know-how. The arrangements you make and make happen are absolutely flawless!
Our family’s Spain trip was the highlight of the year. We look forward to traveling with Artisans of Leisure again.
The India vacation was great. All three of us had a terrific time and came away with some wonderful memories. We were especially impressed with your representatives in India and how they handled us and made everything smooth. Loved the hotels, needless to say. I had said at the outset that we wanted to experience a variety of the local cuisine and we did indeed get to do that. We ate in private residences on three occasions and enjoyed them all. We also ate in some fun little local restaurants and even ventured into eating samosas off a street vendor. Thanks for everything. It may not be our last trip to India.
We loved our guide in England. The whole trip was incredible. Thank you for booking such nice rooms and making such great touring suggestions. We were so happy to have all the restaurant reservations made in advance—we never would have gotten tables without you! It was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken. Thank you so much! ~ J.K., La Jolla, CA
Thanks for an exquisite trip! Everything was orchestrated perfectly. The guides were wonderful -- lovely and personable, very efficient and informative. The hotels and ryokans were outstanding -- so elegant, authentic and comfortable, with delicious food and exquisite service. It was a wonderful trip, beautifully crafted.
Vietnam is a special and wonderful travel destination. Your connections and planning made it even more so. We extend our sincere thanks to you and your staff for another job well done.
My new fiancee and I want to thank you very much for planning what turned out to be a fantastic, magical trip to Morocco. This was the smoothest trip I have ever taken, without any of the usual hitches. Our drivers and guides were great, and the hotels were stunning. Everyone was particularly helpful in planning and executing the dinner at which I proposed. Thanks very much for your efforts. I look forward to our next trip with Artisans of Leisure.
We just got back and I really do not know how to thank you. Our trip to Burma was amazing. We were consistently amazed by your services. WOW! The balloon ride in Bagan was a highlight. The magnificent views and the silence up there are unique. We ended up with a champagne breakfast! Thank you very much for this beautiful experience that we will never forget. Next year we would like to visit Bhutan, and we will be in touch.
Our tour of France (Normandy, Brittany and Paris) exceeded our expectations. We most enjoyed having a private driver-guide to drive us to each destination, and not having to plan anything. The guide was unbelievable and gets an “11” out of a possible “10.” He knew everything, allowed us to stop at any places of interest to us, and made recommendations for sites and restaurants that were the highlights of our trip. The accommodations you booked were excellent.
Our room at the George V in Paris was amazing! We stayed there last year and Artisans’ booking was much better than what we were given when we booked ourselves as far as room size and amenities.
A quick note from Thailand to let you know what a great time we’re having. Today we trained as elephant mahouts and then recovered in the spa. The resorts are wonderful. Elegant, but casual. Everything has been top notch.
We wanted to tell you how absolutely superb our China trip was. Really, the trip of a life time and everything you promised. Every guide was wonderful and you were absolutely right about the rooms. The Peninsula in Hong Kong might be my favorite hotel of all time...our suite was beyond perfection...even the bathroom had a brilliant Harbor view. The tour of the hutongs was spectacular....we went to a "kindergarten," and into the home of this lovely couple...with a pet cricket and all. The people singing and playing instruments at the Temple of Heaven will stay with us forever....We are still getting our packages in the mail....one just arrived from the pottery shop you recommended...so we relive the experience each time. We really can't wait to plan our next adventure with you!
The Southeast Asia trip was outstanding. You guys did an excellent job. I have recommended Artisans to many of my friends that have called to find out about our experiences. I was very impressed with all the guides. They were among the best I have ever had in all my world travels. Thanks for everything & helping make this a trip we will always cherish and have wonderful memories.
We had a great adventure in Turkey and look forward to traveling again with you in the future. Thanks again.
Our Italy trip was exceptional thanks to Artisans of Leisure.
You did a great job with our Italy trip. We had a ball. Everything went smoothly. We loved the cooking class in Tuscany, and particularly enjoyed the private tours of Siena and the Vatican. The guides were charming, caring, funny and professional. Artisans of Leisure was better than any other tour company we have used in the past.
We had the most wonderful time! I've been singing your praises to potential travelers!
Many thanks to you and your company for organizing our recent trip to China and Hong Kong. It was wonderful, extremely organized and meticulously executed. Your communication with everyone was fabulous and I would absolutely recommend your company without any hesitation and definitely use you again. The flexibility that each individual guide gave us made the trip exceptional. All of our guides tailored our itinerary to our needs and made themselves available as much as we wanted day or evening. We have used many tour companies in the past for luxury travel. The quality of rooms of Artisans is higher than most and your hotels care a great deal about keeping you happy so treat the clients with the utmost respect and care. You are first in flexibility, adaptability and communication. Artisans of Leisure customer service was outstanding and we will be using you again. We thank you for a wonderful experience.
We had an awesome adventure in Bhutan and India. Weeks later, we are still awe-stuck. We took pictures, lots of them, nearly 2000. Bhutan and India drenched every one of our senses. We felt compelled to try and capture the sheer beauty of the sights, to preserve them. We did not want them to go away. Simply, it was overwhelming. There is no other way to explain it. We have been to many places, but no places like these.
Our Japan trip was outstanding. All accommodations were superb, and exceeded our expectations. Our guides were equally exceptional.
The Burma trip was fantastic. The guide was the best we’ve ever had. Wonderful. Bravo.
We cannot thank you enough for providing such outstanding private guides and drivers in Italy. Thanks to you and them, we had experiences and opportunities throughout Italy that we never would have had if we were traveling independently. Our trip was spectacular. Thank you for your excellent planning and insight, and for selecting such lovely, memorable rooms in each hotel.
Our Southeast Asia tour exceeded our expectations in virtually every way. We really enjoyed the tours you planned, and we found this trip a great balance between touring and cultural experience and relaxing (and eating...). Our guides were excellent — friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We slipped around large tour groups and managed to have a very intimate experience. Having a private tour guide at Angkor Wat really enabled us to avoid the crowds and enjoy both the minute detail and the grand scope of this site. We've never taken a trip as amazing and luxurious as this: we will certainly never forget the sights, sounds and tastes of these amazing countries, nor will we forget the experience of private touring, luxury hotel rooms and such service. I hope we will be able to take another trip planned by Artisans of Leisure in the future. Thanks for everything! We will certainly recommend you to friends and relatives (we already have).
We enjoyed the Vietnam trip immensely. The guides, hotels and drivers were terrific. Everyone provided personal attention and great support.
Thank you for a wonderful trip! With such an extended tour and all the transitions it involved, plus our fear of being lost in a foreign country, we were very pleased with how well this trip was organized. Everything ran smoothly and, gratefully, nothing went wrong. The hotels were all first class and the guides were all fabulous! We feel that we saw the best of Japan. Thanks for putting together such a great trip. Hopefully, we'll be needing your services again in the near future.
Our Spain and Morocco honeymoon was a truly luxurious, full service, five-star trip. The guides were fantastic.
New Zealand was unbelievable. We’re really grateful to you and your team for making it happen in the best possible way. We loved the private tours, and it was a real luxury to be able to sit back and watch the beautiful scenery roll by as our driver escorted us to his favorite local spots. The helicopter flight to Milford Sound and back was spectacular! The sky cleared just in time for an amazing view right down the fjord...Thanks for everything—we never could have done it without you.
We had an absolutely amazing time, and I just wanted to thank you for everything. It was better than we imagined, and you had a lot to do with that. All the hotels were great, the food was fantastic, and the people were amazing. I wish I could say what I liked the best, but I wouldn’t know where to start.
Our Vietnam and Hong Kong trip was a beautiful experience. The guides were incredible. I almost cried when I said goodbye to our guide in Hanoi. He was so informed in everything from history to shopping. He went out of his way to satisfy our every desire. The other guides were wonderful also. I can’t wait to plan my next trip. I am so grateful for everything.
Italy was incredible. We had a great time with the guide, and had experiences throughout Puglia that we never would have had if we were not on an Artisans of Leisure tour. Thank you!
I would like to personally thank you for all of your efforts on our behalf
— you were terrific as was our trip. You guys are great. We look forward to planning another trip with you soon.
We are sadly back in Chicago after our fabulous honeymoon in Australia. We had an absolutely wonderful time, thanks to Artisans of Leisure. It was such a relaxing pleasure to have every logistical detail taken care of ahead of time, especially since we had to devote a lot of time planning for our wedding immediately prior to our honeymoon. All of our hotels were amazing, and all of the guides and drivers were excellent. We enjoyed seeing the wildlife on Kangaroo Island and in the Daintree Rainforest, snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, tasting the wines and foods of the Barossa and touring the cities of Sydney and Adelaide, all in a luxurious and educational manner. It was such a lovely experience. Thank you!
Thank you for the thoughtful planning of our trip. We had a fabulous time.
Our China trip was great. We really appreciated the level and consistency of service. The guides and their insights were exceptional—very intelligent and sophisticated. Your services are far superior compared with other travel companies we have used. We were thrilled from start to finish and have recommended you a million times since then! We will book again! Thank you!
Everyone is still thanking me for arranging our Russia tour through Artisans of Leisure! Your guides were better than the guides leading the museum-sponsored trip we joined. The Artisans of Leisure portion of our travels were the most enjoyable and best executed. Thank you for another outstanding trip!
We just got back last night and our China trip was superb. Thank you so much. Your arrangements were absolutely flawless. Your suggestions were great, and everything worked out very, very well. The itinerary you chose and the details of the itinerary were right on target, and we really saw some great stuff. If not for your particulars of the itinerary we would not have seen all that we did. The hotels were outstanding. Many, many thanks to you.
I just wanted to thank you for an awesome vacation. Every detail was taken care of. It couldn 't have been better. You did an amazing job!!
I thank you for planning a wonderful trip in Australia and New Zealand. I know we would never have had such good accommodations or service if you hadn't planned it. Things went so smoothly and stress free because of you and that made the trip very special.
The trip to Japan was wonderful and I hope to go back. I am spoiled and am using to traveling a certain way. If something is not perfect, I notice it, and everything on this trip was perfect. It would have been a very difficult trip to pull off without your assistance and without the guides, who were both flexible and professional. I'd use your services again and would recommend your company to anyone I knew who was traveling.
Turkey was fantastic. The itinerary was perfect, just the right pace and balance of shopping, cruising, and visits to historical sights. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable about art, history and culture. Thank you!
We had a wonderful Burma trip. Our guide was terrific! She had an answer for any question we asked, and her English was perfect. We enjoyed having her share some meals with us, she introduced us to unfamiliar dishes. We would recommend her wholeheartedly! Our trip ran smoothly. The whole trip was great, we enjoyed every moment.
Our honeymoon was great. Our favorite place was the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai. The entire trip was amazing—just the best combination of the beach, the mountains and the city. We loved the people, and best of all, loved the food. Thanks so much for all your help—you were right on about everything.
Our culinary tour of Southeast Asia was superb! We look forward to using your company again in the future.
The Japan trip was truly enjoyable. The guides listened to our needs & tailored each day to our interests. The Artisan of Leisure trip to Japan is one my daughter & I will treasure. Thanks for making it possible.
Spain was incredible, particularly the World Heritage sites. The guides took us to the most delicious restaurants where we were treated like old family friends. They even arranged for a wine tasting at a private bodega. Thank you for such a memorable trip.
We want to thank you for organizing such a perfect segment of our journey in Asia. We will be lifetime clients!
We had a wonderful time in China and it was definitely a trip of a lifetime. I want to thank you for all of your efforts in arranging everything for us. We really enjoyed the hotels, especially the rooms you chose. It was wonderful to always have someone meet us at the airport and assure that we were taken care of while at a destination. Of the touring, we particularly enjoyed the Great Wall tour and being taken to such a beautiful section that was not crowded and offered such a challenging walk. We loved the limestone mountains and river cruise in Guilin. Our historical tour in Shanghai exceeded our expectations. In Yunnan, we enjoyed the Bai marketplace and the old towns, waterways and quaint villages. We also loved the tea plantation in Hangzhou and the private home visit in Beijing. The restaurant recommendations that you suggested and reservations you set up were great. We would gladly use your services again.
Thank you so much for planning a truly memorable trip. The guides were excellent and really made a difference in our understanding of each place. We particularly loved the resorts in Thailand, the temples at Angkor, and the shopping in Hanoi. We'll remember our vacation with great enthusiasm and look forward to you planning our next trip— probably to India.
India was amazing, we just loved it. You planned the trip perfectly and everything surpassed our expectations. I cannot stop thinking about it all. Thank you for planning such a fabulous trip!
Thank you for arranging our wonderful China trip. It was the highlight of the year for the entire family.
I just wanted to tell you that our Japan trip was fabulous...one of our best trips ever.
We had a wonderful time in Tuscany. Thank you for all your help!
Many, many thanks for your expertise in planning the perfect trip to Japan (even the cherry blossoms peaked right on time!). The guides were superb, the accommodations equally superb. Through our conversations, you zoned in on exactly what I was looking for. The length of the trip was perfect (just enough shrines, temples and zen gardens). I hope to use your services again in the future.
We had a terrific time in Thailand. Thanks so much for all your help
with the arrangements. High points were working with [our guide] and the
cooking school at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai. We loved The Four Seasons
Chiang Mai. You were so right about it. The Amanpuri was stunning. It
may be one of the most beautiful places I've ever been... Again, thanks
so much for all your help.
The trip was fantastic. The guides were all very helpful, friendly, informative, high quality, and very worthwhile. China was phenomenal, beautiful, and everything we wanted it to be. Thank you for everything.
Our Burma trip was terrific. The temples and landscapes were fantastic, and our guide made our trip a wonderful experience. She knew everything about every place and was very attentive and concerned about our interests. She had such pride and knowledge of her country, culture and people, and such a caring spirit for her clients. She took us to great restaurants and our meals were outstanding. The hotel in Bagan was beautiful. We wish we had an extra day just to enjoy the room and its view over the river! Bagan was the most impressive place I’ve ever been. It’s really quite a place. We hope to return someday.
We had the best, best time. It was an unbelievable experience and extremely well-planned. Thank you millions!
I would like to thank you so much for offering the best private travel experiences. Our family had a wonderful time in Vietnam and we appreciated the informed, kind guides at each locale. We experienced so much and will always cherish the amazing stories, memories, colors, and smells of this enchanting country – thanks to your great service. We took over 1,500 pictures during our week in Vietnam – a testament to my love for beautiful scenery and the willingness of the guides to cater to my photographic needs. I can’t stop talking about Vietnam. I’m sure others I know will follow, and I’ll be sure to point them in your direction. Again, we appreciate the high level of service and look forward to booking other amazing adventures with Artisans of Leisure.
We just got back and had a wonderful trip. It was just amazing seeing that part of the world, and Japan transformed us. Again, we really appreciate all of your input, it made for a very special trip.