Artisans of Leisure is renowned for Japan expertise—our travel specialists have lived in Japan and are constantly returning to the country to experience the latest and best of traditional and contemporary culture.
Our private Japan tours feature the best luxury hotels and ryokan, touring with top private guides, and a variety of immersive, exclusive experiences such as private tea ceremonies and visits to tea plantations, market tours, watching fish auctions, sushi lessons, sake brewery tours and cooking lessons in homes, visits to art and architecture sites across Japan, appointments to tour private gardens, meetings with renowned artisans; overnight stays at a Buddhist temple, tours of pilgrimage sites, private meditation sessions and Buddhist ceremonies, visiting off-the-beaten-track temples in rural Japan, guided hiking with views of Mount Fuji, and checking out the latest fashions and gadgets in Harajuku and Shibuya.
View our luxury Japan tours, and enjoy these images from our most recent visit to Japan.
Chile offers truly astounding landscapes and incredible variety for travelers. Highlights include:
Enjoy photos from our most recent visit to Chile on our blog
Chile is a great stand-alone destination, and it also combines well with Argentina or Peru. Contact one of our South America travel experts to start planning.
Thailand is one of our favorite travel destinations in Southeast Asia. It's perfect for families, groups of friends, honeymooners, couples and individual travelers seeking deeply traditional culture, over-the-top luxury, great food and lots of fun activities such as taking boat rides to revered temples in Bangkok, trying street food at night markets and hands-on educational experiences with elephants in Chiang Mai.
Read about the best of Thailand in this interview with Artisans of Leisure founder Ashley Isaacs Ganz.
Launch Thailand interview
We recommend combining Thailand with Hong Kong, Angkor Wat, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Bali or Bhutan.
View our luxury Thailand tours.
Switzerland is a perennial favorite destination for our travelers because it offers so much beauty and luxury, as well as a wide range of experiences for almost every type of traveler: outdoors enthusiasts, wine collectors and gastronomes, art and design aficionados, families with young children, lovers of the finest luxury hotels and spas, and more.
We customize each Switzerland tour to include experiences such as:
Switzerland is a great year-round destination, although we especially love it from late spring through early autumn, or during festive season.
Many travelers have us customize Switzerland tours that combine with Italy, France, Germany and Austria.
View our private Switzerland tours, and contact our Europe specialists to learn more about customizing a Switzerland tour.
The Piedmont region of northern Italy is highly recommended for travelers who want incredible food and wine experiences.
We recently caught up with Giuditta Gallo, owner of Relais San Maurizio, a luxury hotel in Piedmont. Located among the vineyards of the UNESCO-listed Langhe-Roero wine country, the Relais & Chateaux hotel is an ideal base for exploring Piedmont's top wineries, Michelin-starred restaurants and medieval towns.
Artisans of Leisure arranges private Piedmont tours that include daily touring with the most connected food, wine and culture experts in the region. Contact us to learn more.
Read Giuditta's insider perspective on the best of Piedmont.
Our private Jordan tours are more popular than ever! They feature many wonderful experiences, such as:
We love London, and our office is filled with Anglophiles who can't get enough of all things English.
Our private England tours are designed by England travel specialists with unrivaled expertise. Contact us to start planning:
Summer will be here before we know it!
Contact us for a totally customized and indulgent summer trip, including incredible multicountry tours. We'll take care of everything: rooms and suites with the best views, dining reservations, after-hours visits, private boat charters and immersive experiences in each location.
Here are some of our top summer destinations:
Artisans of Leisure is honored to be included as a nominee for Best Tour Operator in the
2019 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards.
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This was our 5th trip with Artisans of Leisure and it was wonderful, as always.
Artisans of Leisure is A+++
~ S.B., Tampa, FL
Artisans of Leisure is the best tour company I've used. Truly excellent. Thank you.
~ B.L., Toronto, Canada