design tours

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April 24, 2019

Just Back: The Best of Paris, Provence and the Cote d’Azur

Enjoy this interview with Ashley Isaacs Ganz, the founder of Artisans of Leisure, about her recent France tour that included Paris, Provence and the Cote d’Azur–some of our favorite destinations during the glorious summer months. Q: Where did you visit on this trip? A: We started in Paris, where we stayed at the iconic Ritz Paris. […]

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December 28, 2018

Soaking in Budapest’s Thermal Baths

Soaking in Budapest’s legendary thermal baths is a wonderful way to experience the local culture. Artisans of Leisure arranges tickets to the top thermal baths in Budapest, including the Gellert, Szechenyi and others.

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May 15, 2009

Ryabushinsky House and other highlights of Moscow’s Art Nouveau

Among the riot of buildings that make Moscow such an exciting cultural destination–polychrome medieval churches, proletarian-Baroque subway stations, bold Constructivist experiments, Stalinist “wedding cake” skyscrapers, etc.–some of our favorites are in the Moscow Art Nouveau style. Art Nouveau came into vogue in Moscow at the end of the 19th century, an exciting time for local […]

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April 17, 2009

A visit to a private Kyoto machiya

Kyoto’s abundant traditional Japanese architecture is one of the most noticeable and impressive characteristics of the city. The opportunity to get inside these traditional buildings–including private homes and merchant’s houses, known as kyo-machiya–is a rare and fascinating experience in Japanese culture. Once abundant in central Kyoto, the machiya served as both shops and homes for their […]

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April 14, 2009

Helsinki: the architecture of Alvar Aalto

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is home to an intriguing collection of architectural monuments ranging from vernacular wooden structures and stone fortresses to neo-Classical edifices and even a church hewn from rock. But for fans of modern architecture–and those curious about one of Finland’s most creative minds–a trip to Helsinki would be incomplete without touring […]

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