September 17, 2020

Insider Vienna: Art, Design, Food, Wine & Grandeur

Vienna is one of Europe’s most interesting cities, and a treasure trove of culture, cuisine and craftsmanship. Artisans of Leisure arranges private insider tours that feature the best of the city.

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Destinations:  Austria, Central Europe, Europe

Tags:  architecture, art, Art Nouveau, art tours, Artisans of Leisure, Austria, Austria tours, cafes, culinary tours, design tours, food, luxury Austria tours, luxury hotels, luxury tours, museums, palaces, Secession, shopping tours, Vienna, Vienna art tours, Vienna tours, Viennese ball, Wachau, wine tours

September 17, 2020

The Best of Belgium, including Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp

Belgium offers travelers much more than great beer, chocolate and waffles. It also has the atmospheric medieval towns of Bruges and Ghent, the vibrant modern cities of Brussels and Antwerp, incredible art masterpieces by van Eyck and Rubens, beautiful Art Nouveau landmarks, numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, fascinating military history and excellent contemporary cuisine. Here […]

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Destinations:  Belgium, Europe

Tags:  Antwerp, art, Art Nouveau, breweries tours, Bruges, Bruges tours, Brussels, Brussels tours, chocolate, Ghent, Jewish touring, luxury Belgium tours, private Belgium tours

August 26, 2020

Touring the Highlights of Jordan

Read about our favorite destinations in Jordan. Beyond spectacular Petra—a must-see—are ancient Roman ruins, evocative Crusader castles, sublime desert landscapes, fascinating religious sites, and luxurious resorts on the Red Sea and the Dead Sea.

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Destinations:  Jordan, Middle East

Tags:  adventure tours, Amman, Aqaba, culinary tours, Dana Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea, desert safari, hiking, Jerash, Jordan, Jordan culinary tours, Jordan tours, Kerak, King's Highway, Little Petra, luxury desert camps, luxury Jordan tours, Madaba, Middle East tours, mosaics, Petra, Petra tours, ruins, souks, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wadi Rum

August 19, 2020

The Best of Colombia: Bogota, Medellin, the Coffee Triangle, Cartagena & More

Read about the highlights of our latest trip through Colombia, including Bogota, Medellin, the Coffee Triangle, Cartagena and more.

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Destinations:  Colombia, Latin America

Tags:  Artisans of Leisure, Bogota, Cartagena, Cartagena tours, Cocora Valley, coffee, coffee plantation, coffee tours, Coffee Triangle, Colombia, Colombia culinary tours, Colombia tours, culinary tours, hiking, Medellin, private Colombia tours, Tayrona National Park

August 14, 2020

Favorite Literary Sites in England

England is an incredible destination for literature lovers, full of landmark literary sites that bring to life favorite authors and characters. Read about some of our favorite literary destinations throughout the country that we can incorporate into any private Artisans of Leisure tour of England.

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Destinations:  England

Tags:  Artisans of Leisure, Bath, Beatrix Potter, Cornwall, England, English country houses, English gardens, English heritage homes, Four Seasons Hampshire, Hampshire, Harry Potter film studios, Harry Potter tours, Highclere Castle, Jane Austen, Kent, Lake District, literary tours, London, luxury England tours, Oxford, private England tours, private London tours, Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, Surrey, Wordsworth, Yorkshire

July 15, 2020

A Visit to the Franciscan Church & Monastery in Dubrovnik, Croatia

One of our favorite historic places for a private tour in Dubrovnik, Croatia, is the Franciscan Church and Monastery, a 14th-century complex that’s a microcosm of the city’s cultural and artistic heritage. The still-active monastery has a celebrated Romanesque cloister, an impressive library and one of the world’s oldest continuously operating pharmacies.

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Destinations:  Croatia, Europe

Tags:  architecture tours, Artisans of Leisure, Croatia tours, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik tours, historic architecture, luxury Croatia tours, museum tours, Old Pharmacy Museum, private Dubrovnik tours, traditional medicine, UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 9, 2020

Culture, Food, Nature & Luxury in Laos

Enchanting Luang Prabang on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos is one of our favorite towns in Southeast Asia for deeply traditional culture, well-preserved historic architecture, gilded Buddhist temples and flavorful cuisine.

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Destinations:  Laos, Southeast Asia

Tags:  Artisans of Leisure, Asia tours, Asian food, Buddhism, buddhist temples, cooking classes, crafts, culinary tours, food, hiking, Laos, Laos tours, Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang tours, luxury Laos tours, luxury Southeast Asia tours, Mekong River, private Luang Prabang tours, Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia tours, textiles, UNESCO World Heritage Site