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Tours That Define Luxury Travel

Over 120 private cultural, culinary, family and active tours filled in Europe

Europe is the destination of choice this summer for affluent travelers, according to leading luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure. The company’s private tours in countries across Europe—including Italy, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Russia and Turkey—are in higher demand than ever.

Artisans of Leisure offers over 120 private programs in Europe for  2011, including cultural highlights tours and a range of special interest tours, such as family tours, food and wine tours, garden tours, honeymoons and romantic tours, art and architecture tours, active and adventure tours, Jewish and heritage tours, and celebration tours. The company also arranges very extensive and exclusive private shore excursions in Europe.

"Our tours in Europe offer an exceptional level of luxury, ease of travel, and access to local people, places and activities," said Ashley Isaacs Ganz, founder and CEO of Artisans of Leisure. "Our tours are filled with unique experiences tailored to the interests of each traveler, such as a private cricket lesson at Lord's in London, a hands-on pastry lesson with a renowned pastry chef in Paris, a family excursion by chartered yacht to Capri, biking on the Princes' Islands near Istanbul, a private viewing of Lascaux II cave in France, a private flamenco guitar lesson in Andalusia, and much more."

Artisans of Leisure is the preeminent luxury tour operator. The company only offers private tours (no group travel) that include personalized touring and the most exclusive hotels and resorts in Europe. Artisans of Leisure tours also include services such as reservations at Europe's best restaurants, advance spa reservations, meetings with local experts, coordination of travelers' dietary requirements, and difficult-to-obtain tickets to performances and events such as the Salzburg Festival, Verona Opera Festival, Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot.

Artisans of Leisure’s 2011 Europe tours include:

ITALY

FRANCE

SPAIN

PORTUGAL

ENGLAND

SCOTLAND

GERMANY

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

CZECH REPUBLIC

HUNGARY

POLAND

RUSSIA & THE BALTICS

GREECE

TURKEY

All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury tour operator specializing in private, customized tours in more than 50 countries throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and the South Pacific.

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.