Luxury Travel Newsletter June 2019


Artisans of Leisure - Celebrating 12 years

Just Back: Luxuries of China (interview)

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Hong Kong is a great mix of old and new

China is a fascinating destination and offers great touring options for all types of travelers: incredible imperial treasures, sophisticated urban attractions, delicious cuisine, compelling traditional and modern art, and beautiful natural scenery.

Ashley Isaacs Ganz, the founder and CEO of Artisans of Leisure, just returned from another wonderful trip to China and Hong Kong with her family. In this interview, read about her recent visit and some of her favorite experiences and see photos from some of the newest highlights of China.

 Read the interview

View our private China tours, or contact one of our Asia travel experts to start planning.

Just Back: Rwanda (interview)

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Seeing gorillas up close is a highlight of any visit to Rwanda

Artisans of Leisure has been offering Rwanda tours for years on a request basis. We’re excited to announce that we will soon officially be offering a series of private Rwanda tours on our website.

Many travelers want to visit Rwanda to see gorillas in the highlands, an incredibly moving experience. Just ask Carly Walter, an Artisans of Leisure travel specialist who recently took an extensive tour through Rwanda. She stayed at the top luxury safari lodges and had wonderful opportunities to get close to primates in their native habitats.

 Read more about Rwanda in this interview with Carly on our blog.

Contact one of our Africa travel experts to start planning!

Highlights of Russia

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St. Petersburg is filled with art and cultural treasures

Russia is a fascinating and rewarding destination any time of year. Summer is the most popular, but winter can be a romantic winter wonderland, and spring and autumn have the charms of flowers and fall foliage.

We arrange touring with expert private guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as private exclusive access and experiences such as:

 See Russia photos from our most recent visit.

View our private Russia tours.

Private Family Heritage & Genealogical Tours

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Ireland is one of our most popular tour destinations for family heritage tours

More and more of our travelers are requesting family history and ancestry-focused experiences during their private international tours. Recent examples we've organized include taking travelers to a church in rural Sicily where their parents were married; locating a town in Ireland where a traveler’s ancestors were from, including seeing their home and school; and taking travelers to remote parts of Vietnam and Japan to see where they were born. We also arrange meetings with genealogists and other experts, translation services, access to public records and more, helping to give our travelers an in-depth and uniquely personal experience related to their family history.

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Contact us for more information about how we can incorporate these types of activities into your tour.

Insider Norway: New Tours

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The Atlantic Road, one of Norway’s off-the-beaten-track scenic excursions

We’ve recently expanded our Norway tours to include more off-the-beaten-track destinations such as the Atlantic Road, Trondheim, the Lofoten Islands and northern regions that are ideal for viewing the Northern Lights.

Our private Norway tours include favorite experiences such as viewing incredible fjords, touring the country’s most interesting cities, and enjoying beautiful scenic drives. We also arrange experiences such as private fjord cruises, privately guided hiking and kayaking, private food tours and more.

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Contact one of our Scandinavia experts to start planning a Norway tour. Many travelers also opt to combine Norway with nearby Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and England.

Glorious Summer Getaways

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Beautiful Lake Como, Italy, during the summer

There’s still time to plan  a wonderful summer getaway. We’re incredibly busy with last-minute bookings for this month and for travel throughout July, August and September.

Some of our favorite summer destinations include:

Contact one of our travel specialists to plan a tour for this summer.

Plan Now: Holiday Travel

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India is one of our favorite destinations for holiday travel

It’s time to start thinking about winter holiday travel! We recommend planning ahead to secure the best hotels and most interesting touring experiences and activities if you want:

Contact one of our travel specialists to begin planning today!

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