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July 18, 2024

Marbled Paper in Italy: Private Lessons, Shopping & More

Italy is renowned for its rich heritage of traditional crafts, including leatherwork, ceramics, goldsmithing, bookbinding, perfume making, glassmaking and marbled paper.  Artisans of Leisure arranges for our travelers to visit historic workshops and enjoy hands-on private lessons in traditional crafts such as marbled paper.

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Destinations:  Europe, Italy

Tags:  art, bookbinding, craft tours, crafts tours, crafts traditions, exclusive Italy, Florence, Florentine crafts, hands-on lessons, insider Italy, insider Venice, Italian crafts, Italy, Italy art tours, Italy shopping tours, learning, learning tours, local artisans, luxury Italy tours, marbled paper, paper, paper marbling, papermaking, private Florence tours, private Italy tours, private lessons, private Venice tours, shopping tours, traditional crafts, Tuscany and Florence, Venetian crafts, Venice, Venice shopping

July 15, 2024

Marbella Club Hotel: A Legendary Seaside Resort in Andalusia, Spain

The legendary Marbella Club on the Costa del Sol is one of our favorite luxury hotels in southern Spain. Known for its beachfront location, laidback elegance and luxurious facilities, it’s a wonderful base for exploring this part of Andalusia.

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Destinations:  Europe, Spain

Tags:  Alhambra, Andalusia, Andalusia tours, beach resorts Spain, best luxury resorts, Costa del Sol, family travel, family travel Spain, family vacations Spain, food and wine, Granada, luxury beach resorts, luxury Marbella resorts, luxury resorts Spain, luxury Spain tours, luxury villas, luxury villas Spain, Malaga, Marbella, Marbella Club, Marbella Club Hotel, Marbella luxury resorts, private pool, private Spain tours, private villa, Ronda, Spain, Spain family tours, The Alhambra

July 10, 2024

Templestay: Memorable Buddhist Temple Travel Experiences in South Korea

Templestay is a cultural program run by many Buddhist temples in South Korea that immerses travelers in the traditions and practices of Korean Buddhism.  Artisans of Leisure can arrange visits to temples and overnight temple stays in the countryside as part of our private South Korea tours.

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Destinations:  Asia, Korea, South Korea

Tags:  Buddhism, Buddhist monks, buddhist temples, Buddhist temples Korea, Buddhist travel, Buddhist travel experiences, cultural South Korea tours, insider South Korea, Korea tours, Korean architecture, Korean Buddhism, Korean countryside tours, Korean design, Korean food, luxury Korea tours, martial arts, meditation, overnight temple stays, private South Korea tours, Seoul tours, South Korea, South Korea architecture, South Korea tours, temple cuisine, temple food, temple lodge, temple stay, temple stays Korea, temples, templestay, vegetarian

June 6, 2024

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Iconic Art & Architecture in Northern Spain

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a one of the world’s leading modern and contemporary art museums and a renowned architectural landmark in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Artisans of Leisure arrange private tours of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for travelers on our private Spain tours.

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Destinations:  Europe, Spain

Tags:  architecture tours, art and design tours, art museums, Basque Country, Basque Region tours, Bilbao, Bilbao architecture tours, Bilbao art tours, Bilbao food tours, Bilbao tours, contemporary art, Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, luxury Spain tours, modern architecture, modern art, Northern Spain, private art tours, private Bilbao tours, private Spain tours, Spain, Spain art tours, Spain design tours, Spain tours

May 30, 2024

The Best Luxury Hotels in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon has a great offering of stylish, luxury hotels that capture the city’s rich cultural heritage and dynamic modernity. Artisans of Leisure private tours in Portugal include the very best luxury hotels.

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Destinations:  Europe, Portugal

Tags:  Bairro Alto, best hotels in Lisbon, Cascais, Cascais luxury hotels, Four Seasons Lisbon, Insider Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisbon, Lisbon hotels, Lisbon interiors, Lisbon palaces, Lisbon style, Lisbon tiles, Lisbon tours, Lisbon's best hotels, luxury hotels, luxury hotels Portugal, luxury Lisbon tours, luxury Portugal tours, Portugal, private Lisbon tours, private Portugal tours, Sintra hotels, Sintra luxury hotels

May 29, 2024

Must Stay: The Legendary Ritz Paris, France

Located in the heart of Paris, the Ritz Paris is an enduring icon of Parisian elegance and one of the world’s most legendary luxury hotels.

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Destinations:  Europe, France

Tags:  Bar Hemingway, Bar Vendome, Best hotels in Paris, exclusive France tours, France, French history, grand hotels, interior design, luxury France tours, luxury hotels, luxury Paris, luxury Paris tours, luxury shopping, luxury spas, Paris, Paris cooking school, Paris luxury hotels, Paris shopping, Paris shopping tours, Paris tours, Parisian style, Place Vendome, private France tours, private Paris tours, Ritz Club & Spa, Ritz Hotel Paris, Ritz Paris, Salon Proust, The Ritz, The Ritz Paris, wellness

May 28, 2024

Drottningholm Palace: A Favorite Excursion from Stockholm, Sweden

One of our favorite excursions from Stockholm, Sweden, is Drottningholm Palace, the residence of the Swedish royal family. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace is known for its well-preserved lavish interiors, Baroque architecture, well-preserved 18th-century theater and expansive gardens.

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Destinations:  Europe, Scandinavia, Sweden

Tags:  Baroque architecture, Baroque gardens, Baroque interiors, beautiful interiors, Drottningholm Palace, garden tours, Gustavian, interior design, interiors, luxury Sweden tours, Nordic design, private Stockholm tours, private Sweden tours, Scandinavia tours, Scandinavian design, Stockholm, Stockholm palaces, Stockholm tours, Sweden, Swedish design, Swedish interiors, UNESCO World Heritage Site

May 21, 2024

A Hidden Gem in Lisbon: The Medeiros e Almeida House-Museum

Artisans of Leisure arranges private Lisbon tours featuring the top cultural highlights, including palaces, gardens and museums. A hidden gem is the Medeiros e Almeida Museum, an opulent house-museum known for its extensive decorative arts collection and incredible interiors.

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Destinations:  Europe, Portugal

Tags:  art tours, Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, decorative arts Portugal, decorative arts tours, fine and decorative arts, house museum, Insider Lisbon, insider Portugal, interior design tours, Lisbon, Lisbon art tours, Lisbon interiors, Lisbon museums, Lisbon palaces, Lisbon private tours, Lisbon tiles, Lisbon tours, Medeiros e Almeida, Portugal, Portugal tours, Portuguese, Portuguese design, private Lisbon tours, private Portugal tours