Luxury Travel Newsletter October 2017


Artisans of Leisure - Celebrating 12 years

Plan Now: 2018 Travel

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Japan remains one of our most popular tour destinations

Now is a great time to start planning 2018 travel, especially for trips during busy seasons such as spring vacation and summer and winter holidays.

Here are a few of our favorite new and classic tours for 2018:

View all of our tours or contact Artisans of Leisure to start customizing a luxury tour.

Just Back: Peru (slideshow)

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The beautiful view during an insider tour of Machu Picchu, Peru

Peru offers so much for luxury cultural travelers: iconic sites such as Machu Picchu, a vibrant culinary scene, great traditional crafts and shopping, plenty of hiking and outdoor activities, hands-on lessons, and beautiful hotels in historic buildings.

Artisans of Leisure travel specialist Stephanie Dosch just returned from an amazing tour that included the best of Peru, including Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.

Launch Peru slideshow

Stephanie's favorite experiences on her tour:

View our private Peru tours, and contact us to start planning!

The Best of Nepal (slideshow)

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Our private Nepal tours include the best luxury lodges and hotels

Fascinating Nepal offers incredible cultural, scenic, wildlife and outdoor experiences. With a spectacular location in the Himalayas, it combines well with nearby India, Bhutan, Tibet, China and Thailand.

Our private Nepal tours feature the best of the country: exploring atmospheric backstreets, palaces and temples in Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley; taking wildlife safaris in Chitwan National Park; seeing Mount Everest and the high peaks of the Himalayas; and enjoying incredible food, shopping and cultural experiences.

We hope you enjoy this slideshow from our recent Nepal tour.

Our travelers—including this family that recently visited Nepal with us—rave about our Nepal tours:

Everything was extremely smooth in Nepal. From the minute we set foot in the airport, our guide took care of our needs in a polite and professional manner. Our sightseeing around the area was planned perfectly. We loved the henna lesson that you arranged – the artist was extremely talented and quick. It was a highlight of the trip for my daughter. The private yoga lesson was also a huge hit, and the instructor worked with the kids wonderfully. We most loved watching the Nepalese people going about their everyday rituals. All in all, it was a superb experience for our family. Thank you for making our adventure to Nepal a success.
~ A.U., Tokyo, Japan

Contact us to learn more about our private Nepal tours.

Just Back: Egypt (interview)

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Seeing the Pyramids is just one of the many highlights of Egypt

Egypt has long been a popular destination for us, and we're thrilled that so many of our travelers are now returning to explore its incredible history and culture.

Several members of our office have traveled recently to Egypt, including Maria Merrill, one of our luxury travel specialists. We asked Maria to share some of the many highlights from her trip, which included the best of Egypt: Cairo, the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Aswan and a luxury Nile River cruise.

See great photos and learn more about the Artisans of Leisure style of travel in Egypt in this interview.

Contact one of our travel experts to start planning a customized tour that includes Egypt. Many of our travelers are also opting to combine Egypt with nearby Jordan and Israel.

Europe during the Holidays

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Winter at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Europe is magical during the holidays. Some of our favorite experiences this time of year are enjoying concerts by the Vienna Boys Choir and Vienna Philharmonic in Vienna; seeing performances of The Nutcracker in London; drinking mulled wine and shopping for local crafts at festive holiday markets in Germany and Belgium; seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland; relaxing in cozy pubs in London; staying in castle hotels in Ireland and Scotland; riding in horse-drawn carriages and touring palaces and museums in Russia; exploring the riches of Rome; and soaking in geothermal pools in Iceland.

There is still availability in favorite holiday destinations in Europe, including Iceland, London, Paris, Austria, Scotland, Germany and Italy. Contact us to start planning a customized trip for the upcoming festive season.

One-of-a-kind Honeymoons and Romantic Tours

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Artisans of Leisure arranges exclusive Africa tours that include the very best luxury safari lodges

Artisans of Leisure arranges ultra-luxury romantic tours for couples celebrating special occasions or simply in need of an indulgent, exclusive getaway focused on their interests. Our tours include accommodation at the world's most romantic resorts, exclusive private access during touring, active experiences such as private hiking, memorable activities such as hot-air balloon rides and private boat charters, couples' spa reservations, romantic meals, and much more.

We also arrange one-of-a-kind honeymoons in the world's most romantic destinations, from Greece to South Africa.

Artisans of Leisure offers a luxury honeymoon registry that allows each couple to design their dream honeymoon and have friends and family members contribute unique, romantic experiences.

Some of our favorite romantic destinations include Italy, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, India, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Greece, Portugal, Prague and Budapest, and Japan.

Contact one of our travel experts to start planning a customized private tour based on your interests.

On Our Blog: Ireland, Patagonia, Kyushu, Budapest, Bhutan, Vienna, Sicily

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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 feature:

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