New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes, incredible luxury lodges, and renowned food and wine make it an unforgettable destination. Artisans of Leisure travel specialist Claire Yearwood Munn, who has lived in New Zealand and has family there, just returned from an incredible trip that included some of our favorite places on the North and South islands.
Read more about the best of New Zealand and Claire’s trip, which included stays at ultra-luxury lodges, wine touring in the top Central Otago vineyards, exploring enchanting Hobbiton, seeing geothermal highlights in Rotorua, touring idyllic Hawke’s Bay and spending time in the Auckland region.
View our private New Zealand tours, or contact one of our New Zealand travel experts.
For travelers interested in a quick trip to experience the best of Morocco, we recommend Marrakesh. The evocative city is one of our favorite places for over-the-top luxury, incredible architecture and exclusive cultural experiences.
On our most recent trip to Marrakesh, we combined time exploring the narrow streets of the UNESCO-listed medina with visits to exquisite courtyard gardens, great shopping and dining, and exclusive excursions to the nearby Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert.
For inspiration, enjoy these photos from our trip
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Autumn is one of our favorite times to visit Japan—the weather is mild, the seasonal dishes are delicious, and the koyo (fall foliage) is magnificent. On our private tours to Japan this time of year, we take our travelers to see the brilliant red, orange and yellow leaves decorating our favorite Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and gardens. We also arrange walks and hikes in the forested mountains throughout the country, including in more remote regions such as Tohoku and Kyushu, for travelers interested in momijigari (leaf peeping). Other seasonal highlights that make autumn such a great time to visit Japan include soaking in onsen (hot springs) and savoring seasonal culinary treats such as roasted chestnuts, matsutake mushrooms and wagashi (confections) in the shape of maple leaves.
Autumn in Japan runs well into December, so contact us to start planning a private Japan tour now.
Japan combines well with other destinations in Asia such as South Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.
Our Egypt tours continue to be incredibly popular. Artisans of Leisure arranges tours that feature the very best of Egypt, including:
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Our new Whisky Tour of Scotland is a wonderful way into Scottish culture and landscapes. It features insider experiences at some of the most iconic whisky distilleries, private touring of fascinating cultural sites and beautiful landscapes, and accommodation at the top luxury hotels and lodges in the country.
Read more about our private Scotland tours, and contact one of our travel specialists to begin planning a private Scotland tour or a tour that combines Scotland with nearby England or Ireland.
We are thrilled that Virtuoso Life magazine recently featured our private Mexico tours in an article about celebrity chef Enrique Olvera and the city of Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s top foodie destinations. Artisans of Leisure arranged the food-focused itinerary for the travel writer, who visited some of our favorite markets, restaurants, food stalls and traditional crafts studios.
A great way to experience some of Mexico’s best flavors and cultural attractions is on our 10-day private Culinary Tour of Mexico, which features the best of Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City. Private touring and experiences include:
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The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit some of our favorite destinations in Europe. Snow and festive decorations transform historic districts into fairy-tale settings, and atmospheric Christmas markets showcase local crafts and seasonal foods.
Among our favorite holiday experiences in Europe are:
Contact us now to start planning a customized holiday tour in Europe.
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"Our trip to Kenya & Tanzania was a dream.
Everything I had hoped for, and more."
~ Y.Z., New York, NY
"Our trip to Italy was absolutely perfect!
We loved every minute of it. Artisans of Leisure did a fantastic job planning everything,
which made it very effortless for us."
~ B.J., Waterford, WI
"We had a phenomenal time in Egypt.
The trip was perfectly planned, and our Egyptologist guide was amazing."
~ J.C., New York, NY