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March 12, 2024

Iconic Alps Excursions from Interlaken, Switzerland: Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn

Two of the most iconic day excursions into the Swiss Alps–to Jungfraujoch and the Schilthorn–can easily be done as day tours from Interlaken, Switzerland. These spectacular alpine tours offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Bernese Oberland and great opportunities for hiking, soft-adventure activities, visiting renowned film locations, family fun while visiting ice caves and glacier parks, beautiful locations for fondue lunches, and more.

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Destinations:  Europe, Switzerland

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March 12, 2024

Postcard from Mexico: Cenote Snorkeling in the Riviera Maya

Artisans of Leisure travel specialist Aliza Sena just returned from a private tour of the Riviera Maya in Mexico that included an incredible snorkeling excursion to an ancient cenote near Tulum.

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Destinations:  Latin America, Mexico

Tags:  active tours, caves, cenote, cenote diving, cenote tours, cenotes, diving, luxury Mexico tours, Mayan ruins, Mexico, Mexico tours, private Mexico tours, private Tulum tours, Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya tours, ruins, scuba diving, snorkeling, soft adventure, spiritual, Tulum, water sports, Yucatan, Yucatan Peninsula

March 11, 2024

Just Back: A Luxury Tour of South Africa

We recently returned from an incredible private tour of South Africa–a breathtakingly beautiful country with outstanding culture, food, wine and wildlife–including Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and safaris in Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

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Destinations:  Africa, South Africa

Tags:  animals, best safari lodges, Cape Town, Cape Town tours, Cape Winelands, food and wine tours, highlights of South Africa, luxury safari, luxury safaris, luxury South Africa, private South Africa tours, Royal Portfolio, Sabi Sand Reserve, safari, Singita, Singita South Africa, South Africa, Southern Africa tours, wildlife, wildlife tours, wine, wine tours, Winelands

March 5, 2024

Insider Venice: History, Art, Interiors, Wine & the Lagoon

Artisans of Leisure arranges private insider tours of the highlights of Venice that feature architecture, art, crafts, cuisine, Jewish history, private boat rides, excursions in the Venetian Lagoon, and more.

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Destinations:  Europe, Italy

Tags:  Accademia, Aman Venice, artisans, Belmond Cipriani, best studios Murano, Bridge of Sighs, Burano, Burano lace, Caffe Florian, crafts studios, Doge's Palace, Dorona wine, Fortuny, glassblowing, gondolas, Gritti Palace, Harry's Bar, insider Italy, insider shopping, insider Venice, interiors, Italian art, Italian wine, Italy, Jewish history, local artisans, local markets, luxury Italy tours, luxury Venice tours, Murano, Murano glass, Murano tours, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Piazza San Marco, private boat charters, private Italy tours, private Venice tours, Rialto Market, St. Mark's Square, textiles, Torcello, Venetian crafts, Venetian cuisine, Venice, Venice architecture, Venice art tours, Venice Biennale, Venice cafes, Venice culinary tours, Venice glass, Venice lagoon, Venice private boat, Venice shopping, Venice tours, wine tasting

March 1, 2024

The Metropol Parasol: Contemporary Design & Architecture in Seville, Spain

The Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain, is an iconic landmark of contemporary design and architecture. Artisans of Leisure arranges private Spain tours featuring the best of Seville. 

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Destinations:  Europe, Spain

Tags:  archaeological site, archaeology, architecture tours, art and design tours, art tours, contemporary architecture, design tours, insider Seville, luxury Spain tours, Metropol Parasol, Mushrooms of Seville, Parasol Seville, private Seville tours, private Spain tours, Roman ruins, Setas de Sevilla, Seville, Seville tours, Spain design tours

February 17, 2024

Favorite Hot Springs, Thermal Baths & Spa Experiences Around the World

We love experiencing hot springs and thermal baths around the world—such as serene Japanese onsen and open-air baths at spas in cities such as Budapest and Reykjavik—in spectacular settings.

Artisans of Leisure can incorporate local thermal bath experiences and bathing traditions in all of our private international tours.

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Destinations:  Asia, England, Europe, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Scandinavia, Turkey, UK

Tags:  Artisans of Leisure, Asia hot springs, Baden-Baden spas, Bath, bath house, Bath spa hotels, bathing culture, best thermal baths, Bhutan tours, Blue Lagoon, Budapest, Budapest's best baths, cenote tours, Europe spa tours, Finland sauna, Finland tours, Finnish, Gellert Baths, Gellert spa, Georgia hot springs, geothermal, Gora Kadan, hammam, hot springs, hot springs tours, hot stone bath, Hungary tours, Iceland hot springs, insider Italy, Japan tours, Kayotei, luxury Bhutan tours, luxury hammam, luxury Iceland tours, luxury Mexico resorts, luxury Mexico tours, luxury Morocco tours, luxury onsen, luxury onsen baths, luxury spa and wellness tours, luxury spas, luxury Turkey tours, luxury UK tours, Marrakesh, Moroccan hammam, Morocco tours, New Zealand hot springs, New Zealand tours, onsen, onsen ryokan, open-air baths, private Georgia tours, private Istanbul tours, private onsen, private Tuscany tours, Riviera Maya, Roman baths, Roman ruins, Saturnia, sauna, Sicily hot springs, Sky Lagoon, spa culture, spa tours, sulfur baths, Tbilisi baths, Tbilisi Old Town, thermal baths, Turkey tours, Turkish bath, Tuscany, Tuscany hot springs, UNESCO, wellness tours, wellness travel, world's best spas, world's best thermal baths

January 9, 2024

The Landscape Murals and Beautiful Interiors of the Bergl Rooms in Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Schonbrunn Palace, the opulent former summer residence of the powerful Habsburg rulers from the late 17th to the early 20th century, is one of the design highlights of Vienna, Austria. Exquisite interiors—including the Bergl Rooms—and vast landscaped gardens are an enduring testament to the imperial family’s grandeur, elegance and artistic patronage.

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Destinations:  Austria, Europe

Tags:  architecture, art collections, art history, art tours, Austria, Austria tours, Baroque, Baroque architecture, Bergl Rooms, Bergl Rooms tour, decorative arts, decorative arts tours, design, design tours, fine arts, formal gardens, garden design, gardens, Habsburg, insider Vienna, interior design, interiors, luxury Austria tours, luxury Vienna tours, palaces, private art tours, private Vienna tours, Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Vienna art tours, Vienna interiors, Vienna tours

December 7, 2023

Traveling on the Andean Explorer Luxury Train in Peru

Running along one of the world’s highest train routes, the Andean Explorer is a renowned luxury train in Peru that is a luxurious way to connect private touring in Machu Picchu and Cusco with other favorite destinations, such as Arequipa and Lake Titicaca.  Artisans of Leisure can include the Andean Explorer on any of our private luxury Peru tours.

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Destinations:  Peru, South America

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