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 Austria & Germany
(12 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden

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)
Jimbaran Bay or Nusa Dua, 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
(12 days)
Cape Town, Kalahari Desert safari (Tswalu), Sabi Sand Reserve safari (Singita)

Family Tour of South Korea
(9 Days)
Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan

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 & Mekong Delta

Family Tour of Iceland
(9 Days)
Reykjavik & environs, South Iceland, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Family Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil

Family Tour of Taiwan
(7 Days)
Taipei, Sun Moon Lake


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

Luxury Family Tour of New Zealand

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Auckland, Taupo & Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

On this luxury family tour of New Zealand, stay at award-winning luxury lodges in the top destinations on the North and South islands, tour the distinctive highlights of each region with your own expert private guides, and experience the best of the country's spectacular landscapes and incredible food and wine. Additional activities can be customized to suit family members of all ages.

Begin on the North Island in Auckland, a cosmopolitan city built on volcanic hills overlooking scenic Waitemata Harbour. Stay at the city's best luxury hotel, which is on the waterfront and within walking distance of interesting neighborhoods and top restaurants. Also enjoy a ferry excursion to nearby Waiheke Island, including time for lunch in this favorite scenic destination.

Next, you will be transferred through the bucolic countryside to Taupo. En route, enjoy a private tour of Hobbiton, an evocative rural location and film set used in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, or visit the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue to Huka Lodge, an acclaimed luxury lodge in a park-like setting along the Waikato River. One day, enjoy a private cruise on beautiful Lake Taupo while taking in views of the volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park and fishing for the lake's abundant trout. Another day, enjoy an excursion to Rotorua to experience a New Zealand sheep show at the Agrodome, learn about Maori culture and the active geothermal landscape of the region at the Rotorua Museum, and see steam vents, colorful hot pools and mineral-encrusted terraces at the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Also enjoy time at leisure to relax at your lodge or walk along the river to Huka Falls. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities in the region, such as kayaking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking in Tongariro National Park and an exclusive helicopter excursion to the top of a volcano.

Continue to Hawke's Bay, a beautiful region of vineyards, orchards, rolling hills and golden beaches. Stay at Rosewood Cape Kidnappers, an exclusive lodge on a vast ranch atop cliffs high above the sea. Enjoy private touring of the cultural, scenic and culinary highlights of the region. Learn about Maori culture during a visit to a marae (Maori village), and tour Napier, a charming seaside town filled with Art Deco architecture. One day, visit a kiwi habitat in search of New Zealand's famous flightless birds, and also take a tour of the Cape Kidnappers sheep and cattle ranch. Artisans of Leisure can also incorporate biking through the rural landscapes, if desired.

Next, fly to the South Island and Queenstown, a lakeside resort town that's the gateway to some of the most exciting and dramatic attractions in New Zealand. Enjoy private touring of the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, as well as the region's highly regarded wine country. Stay at a luxury lodge with outstanding views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. One day, take a spectacular private helicopter flight over the Alps to Milford Sound, one of New Zealand's most iconic sights, and land on a glacier high in the mountains. Another day, take a thrilling Dart River jet boat safari into the magnificent landscapes of Mount Aspiring National Park. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities in the region such as horseback riding, bungy (bungee) jumping, visiting filming locations used in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, hiking in the backcountry, visiting a sheep station and fly fishing on local streams.

This tour can easily be customized with additional days, activities or destinations.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon excursion to Waiheke Island
Day 2 Auckland – Taupo
Private tour of The Lord of the Rings film locations or Waitomo Glowworm Caves en route to luxury lodge for 3 nights
Day 3 Taupo
Half-day private cruise on Lake Taupo with fishing
Day 4 Taupo & Rotorua
Full-day private tour of Rotorua and geothermal highlights, including Agrodome sheep show and hangi lunch
Day 5 Taupo – Hawke's Bay
Private transfer to luxury lodge for 3 nights with touring of Napier en route
Day 6 Hawke's Bay
Full-day private cultural tour of region
Day 7 Hawke's Bay
Kiwi experience and ranch tour
Day 8 Hawke's Bay – Queenstown
Private transfer to airport. Flight to Queenstown. Private transfer to luxury lodge for 3 nights with touring of Queenstown and Arrowtown en route
Day 9 Queenstown & Milford Sound
Private helicopter excursion to Milford Sound including glacier landing
Day 10 Queenstown
Morning jet boat safari on the Dart River
Day 11 Depart Queenstown
Private transfer to airport

Auckland: Park Hyatt Auckland or Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Huka Lodge

Hawke's Bay: Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Queenstown: Blanket Bay or Rosewood Matakauri

$27,810 Per person (two travelers, double occupancy)
$23,835 Per person (three travelers, triple occupancy)
$24,835 Per person (four travelers, double occupancy)


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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