Luxury Travel Newsletter May 2017


Artisans of Leisure - Celebrating 12 years

Just Back: Japan (Interview)

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Breakfast at Aman Tokyo

We are well-known for our Japan expertise—we've lived in the country, we travel there often, and we offer an unrivaled level of luxury, insider recommendations and exclusive access in our private Japan tours.

Departures magazine named Artisans of Leisure one of the world's top Japan travel experts in their recent destination issue on Japan, and our travelers rave about our Japan tours.

We hope you enjoy this interview with Ashley Isaacs Ganz, founder of Artisans of Leisure, about her most recent trip to Japan.

View our private, exclusive Japan tours or contact us to start planning a customized Japan tour.

What’s Hot Now: Puglia, Amalfi Coast & Capri

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Beehive architecture in Alberobello, Puglia

The Puglia region in southern Italy—with Greek, Turkish, Moorish and other influences—is an ideal destination for travelers interested in food, wine, history, beaches and la dolce vita. This region combines well with the nearby Amalfi Coast and Capri to make a perfect getaway.

One of our favorite itineraries is our Best of Puglia & Amalfi Coast, which is proving especially popular for the upcoming summer and autumn seasons. Our Highlights of Puglia is also a great option for travelers who want an in-depth tour of the best of Puglia.

For inspiration, view these photos of Puglia and Capri and the Amalfi Coast.

Contact us now to start planning!

The Very Best of South Africa

Incredible art and decor at The Silo in Cape Town

Our luxury safari tours in South Africa feature the country’s most acclaimed safari lodges and hotels, along with touring with the most experienced guides and wildlife rangers.

The newest hotel that we've added to our tours is The Silo in Cape Town, the highly anticipated luxury hotel that shares a historic building with the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.

Offering stunning city views and interior design by Liz Biden (designer of other favorite South Africa hotels, including Royal Malewane and La Residence), The Silo is reason enough to return to Cape Town.

A few of our favorite South Africa tours include Highlights of South Africa & Victoria Falls, Cape Town in Depth and Exclusive Botswana & South Africa.

View our luxury South Africa tours and contact us to start planning!

Plan Now: Winter Holidays Getaway in Dubai

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One&Only The Palm

If you're looking for an easy, warm and fascinating getaway during the winter holidays, consider Dubai. It's a great destination when combined with a major city in Europe, such as London, or as a stand-alone 5- to 7-day trip (there are direct flights on top airlines) on its own.

We recommend being based at one of the city's top luxury resorts, such as One&Only The Palm or the iconic Burj Al Arab. Artisans of Leisure will arrange the best private touring in the region, such as exploring souks, art gallery districts and iconic buildings; shopping for exquisite decorative arts and luxury goods; family-fun activities such as indoor skiing or visits to theme parks or water parks; and dining at the city's top restaurants.

We also arrange private excursions into the desert for 4WD tours and meals, as well as visits to nearby Abu Dhabi to see highlights such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World, Masdar City and other futuristic development projects, a falcon hospital to learn more about local traditions and much more.

The region’s top hotels and resorts book out fast during the winter holidays. Contact us now for more information about the best of Dubai and beyond, or view our UAE tours for inspiration.

Romantic Southeast Asia

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A favorite private dining spot at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Southeast Asia is one of our top picks for a romantic getaway. With gorgeous, over-the-top luxury resorts, world-renowned spas and an abundance of touring options to suit all interests (such as hiking, cooking classes, temple tours, golfing, shopping, snorkeling, hands-on elephant experiences and more), it’s an ideal place for couples to relax and have fun.

Some of our favorite tours include:

Contact one of our Asia travel experts for more information about our customized Southeast Asia tours that include the best of the region.

Amazing Food, Culture, Hiking & Luxury in Mallorca, Spain

Overlooking Belmond La Residencia and the village of Deia

Artisans of Leisure Spain expert Stephanie Dosch recently returned from her latest trip to Spain. One of the highlights was the island of Mallorca. Here’s why you should go:

View our private Spain tours, or contact us to start planning a customized tour that includes insider experiences in Mallorca and other parts of the country.

On Our Blog: Sicily, Morocco, Baltics, Sri Lanka, Sydney & Stockholm

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A delicious meal at Padaste Manor in Estonia

We’re constantly adding rich content to our luxury travel blog, offering insight, expertise and sophisticated recommendations about destinations around the world. Some of our most recent blog articles include:

Read these articles and more on our blog or view our recommended tours in Sicily, Morocco, Estonia, Sri Lanka, Australia and Sweden

Favorite New Artisans of Leisure Tours

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Morocco, one of our favorite destinations, continues to be popular with our travelers

Our tours feature the best of luxury travel around the world.

Here are a few new Artisans of Leisure tours in some of our favorite destinations:

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