Luxury Travel Newsletter April 2018


Artisans of Leisure - Celebrating 12 years

Just Back: The Best of the Basque Country & Portugal (slideshow)

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The Frank Gehry-designed Marques de Riscal hotel and winery in Spain's Basque Country

Ashley Isaacs Ganz, the founder of Artisans of Leisure, recently enjoyed a wonderful journey through northern Spain and Portugal, including the Basque Country, Pays Basque (just across the border in southern France), the Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve.

Highlights of her trip included:

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View our private Spain, Portugal and France tours, or consider the tour that this trip inspired: Exclusive Basque Country, Portugal & Morocco Tour.

Contact us to start planning a customized Europe tour based on your interests.

Just Back: Holland & Belgium (slideshow)

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Touring the backstreets and canals is a highlight of Amsterdam, Bruges and other regional cities.

Spring is a great time to be in Holland and Belgium. On our recent trip through the region, we enjoyed seeing colorful tulips blooming in the gardens of the Keukenhof; cruising the canals of Amsterdam and Bruges; seeing Rembrandt’s Night Watch, van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece and other art masterpieces; making our own chocolates during a private lesson in Brussels; admiring beautiful Art Nouveau townhouses; visiting Belgian breweries; and touring fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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We hope you enjoy these photos from the trip. Contact us to start planning a private Holland and Belgium tour.

Bali – A Great Summer Destination

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Bali is home to some of the best luxury resorts in Asia.

If you’re looking for a romantic, luxurious and culture-filled summer getaway, consider Bali and Indonesia. May through August is Indonesia’s dry season and the perfect time to visit.

Artisans of Leisure’s tours in Bali and Indonesia include favorite experiences such as:

Our tours feature touring with a private guide and driver in the most interesting destinations—including Ubud, Candidasa, Yogyakarta, Lombok and Moyo—and accommodation at the best resorts in Indonesia, including the Amans, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Oberoi and COMO Uma.

View our private tours in Bali and Indonesia or contact us for more information.

Amazing Feedback from Our Clients

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Artisans of Leisure is known for unrivaled knowledge and connections.

I have to say you have done a totally outstanding job.
Our trip was 10/10 or better including every detail of every day.

~ M.W., West Vancouver, Canada

We love receiving feedback from our clients—click here to read more testimonials from our clients about their private Artisans of Leisure tours.

Exclusive Australia Tours

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The dramatic scenery of Australia's Red Centre

Australia is a dream destination. Our private tours offer the ultimate Australia experience, including activities such as sophisticated cultural touring in Sydney, boat rides on glorious Sydney Harbour, snorkeling in the unforgettable Great Barrier Reef, wildlife encounters on rural Kangaroo Island and in the tropical Daintree Rainforest, and experiencing warm Aussie hospitality in the Outback.

View our private Australia tours, and contact one of our Australia travel specialists to start planning!

The Best of Turkey & Greece

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Staying at a resort overlooking Santorini's caldera is a quintessential Greece travel experience.

Our Greece tours are in incredibly high demand, and we’re excited that tourism to Turkey is back!

Our travelers rave about our incredible local guides who are experts in local culture and history (and are also wonderful people!). Our tours include exploring the bazaars of Istanbul, touring ancient ruins in Athens and Ephesus, seeing spectacular landscapes such as Santorini and Cappadocia, private boat charters, and private foodie tours and cooking classes.

Favorite Greece and Turkey tours include:

Our private Greece and Turkey tours include the top hotels and resorts in both countries, such as Amanzoe and Canaves Oia in Greece and Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus in Turkey.

Contact us to start planning a trip based on your schedule and interests.

Culinary Touring in Mexico

private Mexico toursA delicious breakfast in Mexico

Food is a highlight of any trip to Mexico, and Artisans of Leisure tours take travelers to the most delicious restaurants throughout the country.

For travelers who would like to delve deeper into Mexico’s culinary traditions and techniques, we also arrange private market tours, cooking classes and tasting tours.

Some of Mexico’s best foodie destinations now offer excellent luxury hotel options, such as Rosewood Puebla, a beautiful colonial-style property that recently opened.

View our private Mexico tours, and contact us to start planning.

Insider Piedmont: Food, Wine & Exclusive Access

private Italy toursPiazza Duomo, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Alba

Piedmont, Italy, is a paradise for food and wine lovers. Artisans of Leisure has partnered with local insiders who are members of the region’s most acclaimed restaurant and wine families, allowing us to provide our clients with the highest level of access and insider experiences in Piedmont.

Contact us if you’d like a customized Piedmont tour that includes activities such as truffle hunting, private tasting of Barolos and Barbarescos with the winemakers, private cooking classes to learn to prepare delicious Piedmontese specialties, and hiking and biking through the hills. We can also secure reservations at top Michelin-starred restaurants that can be difficult to book.

Piedmont is included in our Food & Wine Tour of Italy and Luxuries of Northern Italy tours. We can also arrange customized private tours of Piedmont.

Piedmont combines perfectly with touring elsewhere in Italy, the South of France or Switzerland.

Contact us to learn more.

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