Luxury Travel Newsletter October 2015


Artisans of Leisure - Celebrating 12 years

Autumn in Japan (slideshow)

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Fall foliage in Kyoto

Autumn is one of our favorite times to visit Japan—the days are clear and crisp, markets overflow with seasonal items, and the gorgeous leaves of the fall foliage create colorful backdrops to the rock gardens and wooden buildings of local temples.

Artisans of Leisure travel specialist Stephanie Dosch visited Japan last autumn during peak fall foliage season, which is generally mid-November through early December. We hope you enjoy this Japan slideshow. It offers a sneak peek at what to expect during a fall getaway in this truly rewarding destination.

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Insider Peru: Just Back (slideshow)

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Machu Picchu is a highlight of any Peru tour

Artisans of Leisure travel experts Sandy Schnur and Elizabeth Mandel recently journeyed throughout spectacular Peru.

Some of their favorite activities included:

If you're considering a Peru trip, we encourage you to view this slideshow, which includes the very best of Peru.

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Learn more about our private Peru tours, or contact us to start planning.

Must Stay: A Villa at Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany

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A private pool at one of the villas at Castiglion del Bosco

Artisans of Leisure founder and CEO Ashley Isaacs Ganz recently returned from Italy, where one of her favorite experiences was staying in a gorgeous luxury villa at Castiglion del Bosco, an incredible resort in the heart of beautiful Tuscany. Designed and owned by the Ferragamo family and now managed by Rosewood Hotels, the exquisite resort captures Tuscany's rustic yet refined aesthetic.

Many of our private Italy tours feature a night or two in the luxury hotel section of Castiglion del Bosco. However, for the ultimate indulgence, we highly recommend having us arrange a stay in one of their villas, which can be booked for as few as three nights. The villas are ideal for families and groups of friends traveling together who want multiple bedrooms, beautiful shared living areas and a private pool. Castiglion del Bosco also has two excellent restaurants, a private on-site winery, a kids club and an ideal location near some of the most interesting towns in Tuscany. Contact us for more information.

In the Press: The Wall Street Journal

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The Spady family on an Artisans of Leisure tour in Provence, France

Artisans of Leisure is renowned for custom, one-of-a-kind private tours for families who want their vacations designed according to their exact interests. We were delighted that our family tours were recently featured in The Wall Street Journal.

Contact an Artisans of Leisure family travel expert to start customizing a private tour in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America or the South Pacific.

Colors of Sri Lanka (slideshow)

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Our private Sri Lanka tours capture the best of the country

Sri Lanka is an amazing destination for cultural travelers. Highlights include ancient Buddhist cities in the Cultural Triangle, beautiful tea plantations in the Hill Country, wildlife safaris in Yala National Park, and exclusive luxury resorts such as Amangalla, Amanwella and Tea Trails.

Our private Sri Lanka tours--such as Essence of Sri Lanka, Luxuries of Sri Lanka and Journey Through Sri Lanka--include these highlights and more.

We hope you enjoy this slideshow of some of our favorite destinations and experiences in Sri Lanka.

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Wine, Truffles & More in Piedmont

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Artisans of Leisure arranges private food and wine tours in Piedmont, Italy

There's still time to plan an autumn visit to Piedmont, a food- and wine-focused region in northern Italy where the famed Alba International White Truffle Fair takes place from mid-October through mid-November.

A great option is our Food & Wine Tour of Italy, which features private food and wine touring, truffle hunting, visits to top wineries, and reservations at renowned restaurants in towns such as Alba and Barolo. It also includes accommodation at Relais San Maurizio, a luxurious Relais & Chateaux property in a former monastery.

Contact us to start planning now.

Singapore Bergdorf Goodman Style

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The elegant and historic Raffles Hotel Singapore

Artisans of Leisure was selected by the Singapore Tourism Board to design Singapore Bergdorf Goodman Style, an exclusive and highly curated tour that captures the iconic store's top picks for the latest and best in Singapore.

Inspired by Bergdorf Goodman's recent fashion shoot in Singapore, this bespoke tour features the very best of Singapore's style, cuisine, culture, scenic beauty, fashionable neighborhoods and hot spots.

View the Singapore Bergdorf Goodman Style tour, which is ideal for anyone seeking a stylish, comprehensive and luxurious stay in Singapore. It can be taken as a stand-alone tour or added to any of our private tours in Southeast Asia.

Plan Now: Winter Getaways

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Vienna is one of our favorite places over the winter holidays

Whether you're looking for relaxing beach time or a festive holiday atmosphere, now is a great time to plan a winter getaway.

Some of our favorite tours for winter include:

Contact us now to make arrangements for an amazing winter getaway.

On Our Blog: Hobbiton in New Zealand, Indian Style, Pumpkin on Naoshima

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