Luxury Family Tours

Family Tour of Ireland
(9 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Family Tour of Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Santorini, Crete

Family Tour of Italy
(13 Days)
Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Venice, Lake Como

Family Tour of Japan
(10 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Tokyo

Family Tour of Egypt
(8 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise

Family Tour of Germany
(10 Days)
Berlin & Potsdam, Munich & Neuschwanstein, Baden-Baden & Alsace

Family Tour of Argentina
(10 Days)
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Bariloche

Family Tour of Australia
(10 Days)
Sydney, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef

Family Tour of Bali
(8 Days)
Nusa Dua or Jimbaran Bay, Ubud

Family Tour of China
(12 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Family Tour of Dubai & the Emirates
(9 Days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Family Tour of England
(7 Days)
London & environs

Family Tour of France
(12 Days)
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur

Family Tour of India
(11 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Mumbai

Family Tour of Israel
(10 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Negev Desert, Tel Aviv

Family Tour of Kenya
(9 days)
Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Mount Kenya

Family Tour of Mexico: Best of the Riviera Maya
(7 Days)
Riviera Maya with Tulum & Chichen Itza

Family Tour of Morocco
(8 Days)
Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains

Luxury Family Tour of New Zealand
(11 Days)
Auckland, Taupo & Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Family Tour of Peru
(8 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Family Tour of Russia
(8 Days)
St. Petersburg, Moscow

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(11 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Modica, Ragusa & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Family Tour of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(10 days)
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

Family Tour of South Korea
(7 Days)
Seoul, Jeju Island

Family Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Marbella

Family Tour of Switzerland
(9 Days)
Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne

Family Tour of Tanzania
(8 Days)
Arusha, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara, Serengeti

Thailand for Families
(10 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

Vietnam for Families
(10 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Family Tour of Belgium & the Netherlands
(8 days)
Brussels with Bruges & Ghent, Amsterdam with The Hague & Delft

Christmas Markets of Europe
(15 Days)
Munich & Nuremberg, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague & Dresden, Berlin

Family Tour of England & Scotland
(11 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome

Family Tour of Kenya & Tanzania
(11 Days)
Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong

Active Family Tour of Sicily

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Modica, Ragusa & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

This private luxury tour is perfect for families who want to experience the best active and cultural touring in Sicily, plus time to enjoy the island's acclaimed luxury resorts.

Begin with comprehensive private touring in Palermo. The vibrant capital of Sicily, Palermo is home to some of Italy's most fascinating cultural gems including impressive private museums, the country's largest opera house and a robust food culture. During private touring, explore lively local markets, the old Arab quarter and unique UNESCO-listed Arab-Norman architecture. Also, take a private excursion to Monreale for a private tour of the stunning cathedral, a masterpiece of Arab, Norman and Byzantine art.

Next, tour the highlights of northwestern Sicily. Visit Segesta to see the amphitheater and well-preserved Doric temple in a bucolic hillside setting. Also tour Erice, a medieval hilltop village that's filled with cobblestone streets, flowering vines and the aroma of almond pastries, a local specialty.

Continue to Sciacca, a luxurious resort destination on the Mediterranean. In Sciacca, visit the local village, known for its ceramics and coral studios, and enjoy the resort's extensive leisure facilities and excellent restaurants. One day, take a private excursion to a renowned winery to sample some of Sicily's best wines and unique varietals. Alternatively, enjoy time to golf, book spa appointments, go snorkeling or enjoy a private cooking class and learn to make traditional Sicilian specialties such as caponata (eggplant relish) and sfincione (thick, Sicilian-style pizza).

Next, tour ancient Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, an outstanding collection of well-preserved Hellenistic ruins and early Christian sites that's one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.

Continue to the Baroque town of Noto to walk through atmospheric backstreets, tour UNESCO-listed architectural sites, and sample famous local gelato and pastries. One day, take a private four-wheel drive (4WD) tour of the rugged valley outside Ragusa and Ragusa Ibla. Also visit Modica, which has outstanding Baroque architecture and is famous for chocolate that's still made according to Aztec recipes brought from Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors.

Next, enjoy a private excursion to Syracuse, a powerful city in antiquity. An expert private guide will bring ancient Syracuse to life as you explore highlights such as the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, the ancient cathedral, the cave known as the Ear of Dionysius, and the historic center of the island of Ortygia.

Continue to Taormina, a luxury resort town, and enjoy free time to explore the Greek theater and local boutiques, and take advantage of the extensive facilities at your luxury resort. One day, enjoy a private four-wheel drive (4WD) tour on Mount Etna, an active volcano whose fertile soil supports vineyards, orchards and farms. Tour some of the most interesting geothermal sites, and enjoy a lunch on Mount Etna. There will also be time to enjoy the extensive facilities at your luxury resort overlooking the Bay of Naxos. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities, such as a private boat charter, tickets to concerts in Taormina's ancient theater and additional day tours.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Palermo

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure

Day 2

Palermo & Monreale

Private touring

Day 3

Palermo – Segesta & Erice – Sciacca

Private transfer to resort for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 4

Sciacca

Private activities based on interests, such as water activities, winery tour, a cooking class, visiting ancient towns, golfing or spa time

Day 5

Sciacca

At leisure to enjoy resort activities

Day 6

Sciacca – Agrigento – Noto & Modica

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with tour of Valley of Temples en route. Afternoon private culinary tour in Noto and Modica

Day 7

Noto & Ragusa

Full-day private tour. Options include a 4WD nature tour, cultural touring in Baroque cities, visiting a local home or swimming at coastal reserves

Day 8

Noto – Syracuse – Taormina

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 9

Taormina

Morning private tour. Afternoon at leisure. Upon request, a private boat ride can be arranged

Day 10

Taormina & Mount Etna

Morning private excursion to Mount Etna for hiking and lunch. Afternoon at leisure

Day 11

Depart Catania

Private transfer to airport


Hotels
Palermo: Villa Igiea
Sciacca:

Verdura Resort

Noto: Seven Rooms Villadorata or Country House Villadorata
Taormina: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo or Four Seasons San Domenico Palace

Cost
$14,980 Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
$18,370 Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)

Luxury Family Tours

Family Tour of Ireland
(9 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Family Tour of Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Santorini, Crete

Family Tour of Italy
(13 Days)
Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Venice, Lake Como

Family Tour of Japan
(10 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Tokyo

Family Tour of Egypt
(8 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise

Family Tour of Germany
(10 Days)
Berlin & Potsdam, Munich & Neuschwanstein, Baden-Baden & Alsace

Family Tour of Argentina
(10 Days)
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Bariloche

Family Tour of Australia
(10 Days)
Sydney, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef

Family Tour of Bali
(8 Days)
Nusa Dua or Jimbaran Bay, Ubud

Family Tour of China
(12 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Family Tour of Dubai & the Emirates
(9 Days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Family Tour of England
(7 Days)
London & environs

Family Tour of France
(12 Days)
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur

Family Tour of India
(11 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Mumbai

Family Tour of Israel
(10 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Negev Desert, Tel Aviv

Family Tour of Kenya
(9 days)
Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Mount Kenya

Family Tour of Mexico: Best of the Riviera Maya
(7 Days)
Riviera Maya with Tulum & Chichen Itza

Family Tour of Morocco
(8 Days)
Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains

Luxury Family Tour of New Zealand
(11 Days)
Auckland, Taupo & Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Family Tour of Peru
(8 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Family Tour of Russia
(8 Days)
St. Petersburg, Moscow

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(11 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Modica, Ragusa & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Family Tour of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(10 days)
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

Family Tour of South Korea
(7 Days)
Seoul, Jeju Island

Family Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Marbella

Family Tour of Switzerland
(9 Days)
Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne

Family Tour of Tanzania
(8 Days)
Arusha, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara, Serengeti

Thailand for Families
(10 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

Vietnam for Families
(10 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Family Tour of Belgium & the Netherlands
(8 days)
Brussels with Bruges & Ghent, Amsterdam with The Hague & Delft

Christmas Markets of Europe
(15 Days)
Munich & Nuremberg, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague & Dresden, Berlin

Family Tour of England & Scotland
(11 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Fort William & Highlands, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome

Family Tour of Kenya & Tanzania
(11 Days)
Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong

Testimonials

Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip to Italy for our family! Artisans of Leisure makes traveling as a family fun and hassle-free. We can just enjoy our time together creating special memories. We look forward to our next trip with you!
~ P.R., Laguna Niguel, CA

Thank you for scheduling such an amazing trip to London for me and my family. It was more than I expected. Your guides were amazing and the hotel was spectacular. The trip couldn’t have been better.
~ B.S., Weston, CT

We had a wonderful trip to Egypt and Jordan. We were well-cared for at every stop…We were impressed with how knowledgeable the guides are and how accommodating they were to the needs of our three-generation group.
~ L.V. & T.V., New York, NY

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