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June 15, 2021

A Private “Sound of Music” Tour in Salzburg, Austria

Many of our travelers to Salzburg, Austria, enjoy taking a private tour of locations made famous in The Sound of Music, the classic 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Read about some of our favorite film locations we take travelers to in and around Salzburg.

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Destinations:  Austria, Europe

Tags:  Alps, Austria, Austria family tours, Austria tours, Baroque architecture, film locations, gardens, Hellbrunn Palace, Julie Andrews, Leopoldskron, Mirabell Gardens, Mondsee, music, music tours, musical, Nonnberg Abbey, palaces, private Salzburg tours, private Sound of Music tours, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Salzburg, Salzburg tours, Salzkammergut, Sound of Music film locations, Sound of Music tours, The Sound of Music, UNESCO World Heritage Site

June 10, 2021

The Tower of London and the Ceremony of the Keys

The iconic Tower of London is an ancient castle complex steeped in nearly 1,000 years of English history. For a very special, exclusive London experience, Artisans of Leisure can arrange after-hours private tours, including attendance at the Ceremony of the Keys.

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Destinations:  England, Europe, UK

Tags:  Beefeaters, Britain, British, Ceremony of the Keys, Ceremony of the Keys tickets, Crown Jewels, England, England family tours, English history, exclusive Tower of London tours, historic architecture, history, history tours, London, London tours, luxury UK tours, Norman architecture, private England tours, private London tours, Tower of London, Tower of London tours, UK tours, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yeoman Warders

May 27, 2021

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve: Luxury & Sustainability in South Africa

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is one of our favorite getaways near Cape Town, South Africa.

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Destinations:  Africa, South Africa

Tags:  barefoot luxury, beaches, beekeeping, birding, birdwatching, botanical, Cape Floral Region, Cape Town, culinary experiences, culinary travel, ecolodge, flower safari, food and wine tours, foraging, hiking, horseback riding, luxury hotels, luxury lodges, luxury South Africa tours, Marine Big Five, marine life, nature, nature reserve, Philanthropic travel, philanthropy, South Africa, South Africa wine tours, sustainability, sustainable travel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, wilderness lodge, wine tasting, Winelands

May 20, 2021

Lavender Season in Provence

The image of sun-drenched lavender fields is synonymous with summer in Provence, where the plant has been cultivated for centuries. Artisans of Leisure takes travelers to the best places to see lavender blooming in the Luberon Valley during lavender season.

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Destinations:  Europe, France

Tags:  Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, biking, Cote d'Azur, crafts, France, France luxury tours, France tours, French Riviera, Gordes, lavender, lavender distilleries, lavender farm, lavender season France, lavender tours, Luberon Valley, markets, medieval architecture, nature, Provence, Provence lavender, Provence markets, Provence tours, Senanque Abbey

May 16, 2021

York & Yorkshire: Rich History & Breathtaking Landscapes in Northern England

The walled city of York is one of England’s best-preserved medieval cities. On the doorstep of two spectacular national parks, York is a must for anyone interested in history, architecture and incredible landscapes.

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Destinations:  England, Europe, UK

Tags:  afternoon tea, British, Castle Howard, England, England family tours, England tours, English country houses, English countryside tours, English garden tours, English heritage homes, gardens, historic preservation, Jorvik Viking Centre, literary tours, medieval architecture, medieval history, North York Moors National Park, private England tours, The Shambles, UK tours, Viking, York, York Minster, York tours, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales National Park

May 10, 2021

Deplar Farm: Luxury in North Iceland

Exclusive Deplar Farm in North Iceland is one of the country’s most luxurious lodges and an ideal base for touring the spectacular region.

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Destinations:  Europe, Iceland, Scandinavia

Tags:  active travel, Deplar Farm, fishing, geothermal, guided hiking tours, helicopter excursions, horseback riding, Iceland, Iceland tours, kayaking, luxury Iceland hotels, luxury Iceland tours, luxury lodges, luxury spas, mountain biking, North Iceland, Northern Lights, Troll Peninsula, wellness travel, yoga

May 10, 2021

Six Senses Ibiza: A Luxurious Island Retreat

The Six Senses Ibiza resort is a luxurious base for experiencing the natural beauty and local culture of the island of Ibiza, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands.

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Destinations:  Europe, Spain

Tags:  beach resorts, crafts studios, crafts tours, flamingo, Ibiza, Ibiza resorts, islands, luxury resorts, luxury Spain tours, markets, Mediterranean, private Spain tours, salt pans, seaside, Six Senses, Six Senses Ibiza, spa resorts, Spain, Spain tours

May 5, 2021

The Iconic Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

A highlight of private touring in Lucerne and the Lake Lucerne Region in Switzerland is strolling across the medieval Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), a local landmark and a symbol of the city.

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Destinations:  Europe, Switzerland

Tags:  Aboriginal art, art, art and design tours, art history, art tour, bridge, Chapel Bridge, flower bridge, iconic, Kapellbrucke, Lake Lucerne, Lake Lucerne Region, Lucerne, Lucerne Old Town, Lucerne tours, Luzern, medieval architecture, paintings, private Lucerne tours, private Switzerland tours, Spreuer Bridge, Switzerland, Switzerland tours, urban