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Sophisticated Central Europe

New food and wine tours, Christmas markets tours, art and antiques, Jewish heritage and more

Luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure has just introduced 16 new private tours in Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland. The tours set a new standard for cultural depth, insider access and luxury in Central Europe, and include single-city, multi-city and multi-country tours as well as special-interest tours. Artisans of Leisure is one of the only tour operators based in the United States that offer private luxury tours in Central Europe.

“Our new Central Europe tours are unrivaled,” says Ashley Isaacs Ganz, president of Artisans of Leisure. “We have traveled throughout the region to determine the most interesting cultural experiences and the best room categories in the hotels we use, which are among the finest in Europe. We use extremely knowledgeable private guides who help our travelers understand local history, take them closer to authentic local culture, and introduce them to the antiques dealers, markets and food shops, wine makers and traditional artisans that we’ve identified as the best in each destination,” says Ganz.

Exclusive activities are another key feature of the new tours. “We offer many experiences that travelers would not be able to arrange on their own,” says Ganz. These include a private, after-hours tour of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, a private meeting with a local leader of the Jewish community in Budapest, a tour of the private collections of the Mucha Museum in Prague with the artist’s daughter-in-law, private cooking classes with noted local chefs, private meetings with renowned artists and leading gallerists, and more.

All tours depart daily (except the Christmas Markets tour, which is available only during the holiday season) and include private touring with local experts in history and culture as well as accommodation at the most luxurious hotels in the region, such as Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest, Hotel Sacher Vienna, Hotel Goldener Hirsch Salzburg, and Four Seasons Hotel Prague. All hotels are selected for their beautiful local style, superlative service and exceptional level of luxury.

Artisans of Leisure’s new Central Europe tours include:

Food & Wine of Austria (8 days) Vienna, Wachau, Burgenland, Styria
Wine Tour of Hungary (7 days) Lake Balaton, Heviz, Pecs, Budapest, Villany, Eger, Tarcal, Tokaj
Jewish Tour of Central Europe (12 days) Warsaw, Auschwitz, Krakow, Budapest, Trebic, Prague
Christmas Markets of Central Europe (9 days) Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg
Journey Through Central Europe (15 days) Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Jewish Budapest (6 days)
Budapest, Vienna, Prague (10 days)
Warsaw & Krakow (6 days)
Highlights of Austria (8 days) Salzburg, Graz, Vienna
Highlights of Poland (11 days) Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane
Budapest & Vienna (8 days)
Vienna & Salzburg (6 days)
Vienna in Depth (6 days)
Prague in Depth (6 days)
Krakow in Depth (6 days)
Budapest in Depth (6 days)

All prices are per person based on double occupancy and include itinerary planning, flexible touring with expert private guides and drivers, top rooms in luxury hotels, daily breakfast and some additional meals (depending on the tour), internal transportation, restaurant reservations, admission fees, special amenities, access to Artisans of Leisure’s extensive network of associates within Central Europe, and more.

For details about each tour, visit the Central Europe Tours page or call an Artisans of Leisure travel consultant. All tours can be fully customized to suit individual schedules and interests.

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury tour operator specializing in private international tours for highly discerning travelers.

For additional information and details about Artisans of Leisure tours, please call 800-214-8144 or 1-212-243-3239, or visit the company’s website www.artisansofleisure.com or blog www.artisansofleisuretraveler.com.