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New Special Interest Tours in Spain

Private tours focus on food and wine, UNESCO sites, art and architecture, Jewish heritage, and more

Luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure has just introduced 10 new private Spain tours for 2006. Many are special interest tours that focus on food and wine, UNESCO World Heritage cities, romantic resorts, off-the-beaten-track hilltowns, Jewish heritage, art and architecture, and Moorish Spain and Morocco. There are also regional tours and a tour of the cultural highlights of Spain. Artisans of Leisure is one of the only tour operators based in the United States that offers a comprehensive range of private luxury tours in Spain.

“These new tours feature the cultural and lifestyle experiences that make Spain such an attractive destination for luxury travelers,” said Ashley Isaacs Ganz, president of Artisans of Leisure. “The tours include the best of historic and contemporary Spain with activities such as learning to prepare Spanish dishes at private homes, tasting tours of tapas bars led by local residents, ‘insider’ shopping tours, and exploring villages in rural Spain.”

All tours depart daily and include private touring with local experts in history and culture as well as accommodation at Spain’s most luxurious hotels, such as the sophisticated Hotel Arts in Barcelona, the romantic La Residencia on Majorca, and the rustic Mas de Torrent in Catalonia. The hotels—several of which are Relais & Chateaux properties—are selected for their beautiful local style, superlative service and exceptional level of luxury.

Following are brief descriptions of the new Spain tours and highlights of the private touring included on each:

FOOD & WINE
“Food & Wine of Spain” (14 days).

HONEYMOONS / LEISURE & ROMANCE
“Romantic Spain” (14 days).

“Luxuries of Spain & Morocco” (12 days).

JEWISH HERITAGE
“Jewish Heritage: Spain” (14 days). 

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
“Highlights of Spain” (10 days).

REGIONAL TOURS
“Best of Andalusia” (7 days).

“Rural Andalusia” (11 days).

“Historic Central Spain” (11 days).

“Barcelona in Depth” (5 days).

“Heart of Catalonia” (7 days).

All tours include customized itinerary planning, flexible touring with expert private guides and drivers, hand-selected rooms in luxury hotels, daily breakfast and some additional meals (depending on the tour), internal transportation, restaurant reservations, admission fees, special amenities, access to Artisans of Leisure’s extensive network of associates within Spain, and more.

For additional information and details about Artisans of Leisure tours, please call 800-214-8144 or 1-212-243-3239, or visit the company’s website www.artisansofleisure.com or blog www.artisansofleisuretraveler.com.