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12 Amazing New One-of-a-kind Tours for 2017

Exclusive preview of new private tours around the world

New York, November 14, 2016 – Luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure is excited to announce the debut of 12 new and unique private tours in locations around the world. Read more…

Coffee, Culture & Contemporary Cool: New Colombia Tours

Artisans of Leisure’s new private tours feature the best of Colombia

New York, September 21, 2016 – Leading luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure is excited to announce new private tours that feature the best of Colombia. These new luxury tours include Colombia’s top destinations—Cartagena, Bogota, Medellin, the Coffee Triangle and Tayrona National Park—and introduce travelers to the country’s beautiful colonial-era architecture, coffee culture and production, incredible pre-Columbian gold ornaments and archaeological finds, fascinating history, fun nightlife, contemporary style, dramatic landscapes from mountains to jungle to sea, and much more. Read more…

New Culture, K-pop, Culinary and Art Tours of South Korea

New luxury tours feature South Korea’s culture, style and cuisine

New York, August 4, 2016 – Leading luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure is excited to announce new and updated private tours in South Korea that emphasize authentic Korean culture and traditions. Travelers will experience the country’s best food, art, architecture, music, fashion, design, natural attractions and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Read more…

New Culture, Art & Food Tours of Mexico

12 new private tours focused on food, art, design, family activities and luxury

New York, June 23, 2016 – Leading luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure is excited to announce a new series of private cultural tours in Mexico that are ideal for food and culture lovers, families, honeymooners and individual travelers. Read more…

Must Visit in 2015: The World’s Fair in Milan, Italy

Artisans of Leisure’s new private “Essence of Italy” tour features Expo Milan 2015

New York, December 17, 2014 – Luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure is excited to announce the launch of Essence of Italy – Expo Milan 2015, an exclusive new tour that combines a privately guided visit to Expo Milan 2015 with touring elsewhere in Italy, including Florence, Tuscany, Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Capri. The tour is private, for individual travelers, and can depart on any date during the Expo’s run from May 1 through October 31, 2015. Read more…

New for 2016: Go Behind the Scenes of Morocco’s Incredible Arts & Crafts

Artisans of Leisure announces new art-and-design-focused tour of Morocco

New York, December 10, 2015 – Seeing beautiful geometric tile mosaics, shopping for handicrafts and eating from authentic earthenware tagines are essential parts of visiting Morocco for most travelers. But learning the art of stucco and tilework from respected craftsmen, gaining unparalleled access to top design studios and spinning your own tagine with a master potter? These are just a few of the unique insider experiences that distinguish Artisans of Leisure’s new Arts & Crafts of Morocco tour from typical Moroccan itineraries. Read more…

Exclusive New Culinary Tours for 2016

Top gastronomic experiences and incredible culinary access around the world

New York, November 2, 2015 – Artisans of Leisure, the leader in private luxury travel, has been on the cutting edge of culinary travel for over a decade. Staffed by a group of in-house foodies, food writers, cooks and culinary travel experts, the company continues to expand its culinary tours around the world. With an international network of culinary experts, acclaimed chefs, food historians and writers, Artisans of Leisure arranges tours featuring unrivaled access, customization and luxury. Read more…

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY TRAVEL GIFT GUIDE

One-of-a-kind tours make creative gift ideas for the holidays

New York, October 29, 2014 – Luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure announces its 2014 Luxury Travel Gift Guide. A selection of new tours and perennial favorites, the list is sure to inspire and delight sophisticated travelers wanting the best wherever they travel. Read more…

EXCLUSIVE NEW SPAIN TOURS: FOOD, SOCCER, ADVENTURE & MORE

Artisans of Leisure announces updated private tours in Spain and beyond

New York, September 16, 2014 – Behind-the-scenes tours of Spain’s top soccer stadiums. Insider shopping tours of Barcelona’s design districts. A private paella-making class in a farmhouse near Valencia. These are a few of the exclusive activities included in luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure’s newly expanded private Spain tours. Read more…

Exclusive New Sicily Tours for Foodies, Culture Lovers and More

Artisans of Leisure announces updated private Sicily tours for 2014

New York, Feb. 20, 2014 – Lunch with a duchess in her seaside palazzo. A private cooking lesson with a renowned Sicilian cookbook author. Meeting a member of the Italian royalty and touring her exquisite Mediterranean garden. These are a few of the exclusive activities included in luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure’s all-new 2014 private Sicily tours. Read more…

THANKSGIVING ABROAD: UNIQUE TRIPS FAMILIES WILL LOVE

Artisans of Leisure selects favorite destinations for celebrating the Thanksgiving season overseas with family or friends

New York, NY, September 24, 2013 – Every year, Artisans of Leisure receives requests from travelers who want to travel overseas around the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s an ideal time for a quick getaway for family or friends who want to celebrate the tradition in a creative way. Read more…

TOP 10 PICKS FOR AMSTERDAM – ALL NEW PRIVATE TOURS

Artisans of Leisure’s new luxury Holland tours feature the best of Amsterdam and beyond

New York, NY, August 7, 2013 – New York-based luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure has just launched an exclusive new series of private tours in Holland with an emphasis on Amsterdam. Read more…

Travel Gluten-Free, Vegetarian or Kosher with Artisans of Leisure

Artisans of Leisure provides global assistance to travelers with special diets or food allergies

New York, NY, October 20, 2011 – A gluten-free dinner with geisha in Japan, kosher meal delivery to hotels in Tuscany, a vegetarian dinner at an ancient monastery in Vietnam—these are a few of the recent dining experiences luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure has arranged for travelers with dietary restrictions. Read more…

Private Culinary Tours for Foodies

New tours offer access to the world’s top culinary experiences

New York, NY, July 12, 2011 – A private cooking class in the farmhouse kitchen of a renowned cookbook writer in Sicily, an early morning tour of a busy food market in Bali with a local chef, private wine tasting in the chateaux of Burgundy and Bordeaux, sake tasting in Tokyo with a world renowned expert, dining with a family of royal chefs in India, private cooking classes at Istanbul’s premier culinary academy—these are just a few of the unique activities featured in the private culinary tours offered by luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure for 2011–2012. Read more…

The Latest Trend: A Tour Within a Cruise

Luxury travelers now want extensive private tour arrangements during their international cruises

The latest trend among affluent travelers on international cruises and yacht journeys is to book extensive customized land tours during and around their cruise schedule, according to luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure. The company has become the go-to supplier for sophisticated travelers wanting innovative cultural touring and special access in more than 45 countries.
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