Luxury Art & Design Tours

Decorative Arts & Gardens of England
(9 Days)
London, Cotswolds

Art Tour of France
(10 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d’Azur

Art & Design Tour of Berlin
(5 Days)
Berlin & Potsdam

Art & Temples of India
(18 Days)
Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho & Panna National Park, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Mumbai

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland
(13 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin, Ballymaloe, Killarney, Adare, Ashford Castle

Italy for Art Lovers
(13 Days)
Rome, Florence & Assisi, Bologna & Ravenna, Venice & Padua, Milan

Contemporary Art & Architecture of Japan
(14 Days)
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Miho Museum, Naoshima, Tokyo

Art, Crafts & Design of Mexico
(9 Days)
Mexico City, Oaxaca

Arts & Crafts of Morocco
(13 Days)
Casablanca, Fez, Rabat, Atlas Mountains, Essaouira, Marrakesh

Arts & Crafts of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Yangon & Twante, Bagan & Mount Popa, Mandalay

Design, Architecture & Nature of Norway
(9 Days)
Oslo, Alesund & Atlantic Road, Norangsfjord, Geirangerfjord, Storfjord

Art & Design of Portugal
(8 Days)
Lisbon & Sintra, Porto

Contemporary Art & Design in Seoul & Jeju Island
(8 Days)
Seoul, Jeju Island

Swedish Design Tour
(5 Days)
Stockholm & environs

Art Tour of Switzerland
(6 Days)
Geneva, Basel & Weil am Rhein, Zurich with St. Gallen & Winterthur

Design & Gardens Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Taormina with Noto, Syracuse & Villa Romana del Casale

Decorative Arts & Gardens Tour of Paris
(8 Days)
Paris & environs

Traditional Crafts of Japan
(15 Days)
Tokyo, Kurashiki, Kyoto, Yamanaka Onsen, Kanazawa

Exclusive Japan: Amans, Art & Onsen
(15 Days)
Tokyo, Naoshima, Kyoto, Ise-Shima region


Food, Design & Culture of Copenhagen & Sweden
(12 Days)
Stockholm, Kingdom of Crystal, Wanas, Malmo, Copenhagen

Dutch & Flemish Art Tour
(10 days)
Bruges & Ghent, Brussels & Antwerp, Amsterdam with The Hague, Delft & Kroller-Muller Museum

Art, Architecture & Design

Our tours feature destinations renowned for stunning art, crafts, design and architecture. We have traveled extensively throughout each region, finding sophisticated activities and exclusive experiences that best capture a full range of local styles: traditional, vernacular, religious, aristocratic, modern and contemporary.

As art lovers and collectors ourselves, we know that tastes and interest levels vary widely. We consult closely with each of our travelers in order to customize an art tour with the perfect, personalized blend of touring, activities and experiences.

We also arrange customized tours focusing on the performing arts and music.

Experience the best local artistic traditions through:

  • Behind-the-scenes-tours, private tours, and skipping the lines at museums and other art sites
  • Private tours with local experts of the most interesting architecture, private art collections, top galleries, decorative arts museums and more
  • Private touring with curators and experts in local art and architectural history
  • Guided excursions to art districts, galleries and design shops
  • Exclusive access to private art collections, private gardens and unique architectural sites off the beaten track
  • Private meetings with artists, gallerists, museum curators, restorers, artisans and other specialists, depending on the interests and credentials of the travelers
  • Visits to unique stores to shop for hard-to-find materials, high-quality tools and supplies
  • Visits to studios and workshops to meet with artisans who can make custom furniture, textiles and other objects according to your interests or designs
  • Hands-on classes in local artistic traditions such as ceramics, flower arranging, gardening, paper making, weaving, lacquerware making and more
  • VIP tickets to music, dance, opera and theater performances, as well as major international art and design fairs
  • Assistance with packing and shipping art and craft purchases home

All tours are private, depart daily and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules. We also work closely with organizations, institutions and groups to create extremely specialized tour programs for their members.

Please contact us at (800) 214-8144 to begin designing your perfect international art-focused tour.


Our guide in Japan arranged one-on-one conversations with some amazing artisans… lots of credit to Artisans for arranging things so well, understanding our interests and making sure they were communicated to Japan.
~ J.R., Raleigh, NC

The art scene in Mexico City was even better than we could have imagined. Thank you for organizing such a great guide. We never would have been able to experience the city in the same way without him. We really appreciated all of the Artisans of Leisure touches and special connections.
~ L.S., New York, NY

Our recent Vietnam trip was excellent…Thank you for arranging for us to visit the home and studio of the renowned art dealer in Hanoi.
~ A.R., Easton, MD


In the Press

Recommended by:

Conde Nast Traveler
The New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Travel + Leisure
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Art & Design On Our Blog

Highlights of Venice: Art, Architecture, Interiors, Wine, Crafts, History & the Lagoon

Drottningholm Palace: A Favorite Excursion from Stockholm, Sweden

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Iconic Art & Architecture in Northern Spain

Sanssouci: Exquisite Interiors & Gardens in Potsdam, Germany

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on the Cote d’Azur in France

The Metropol Parasol: Contemporary Design & Architecture in Seville, Spain

The Landscape Murals and Beautiful Interiors of the Bergl Rooms in Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Westminster Abbey in London, England

First Look: The New Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt

Exclusive Visits to the Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal

Gaudi & More: The Top Architecture Highlights of Barcelona, Spain

Seeing Tadao Ando Architecture in South Korea

Spectacular Architecture, Gardens & Interiors in Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal

Touring the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France

Kelmscott Manor, an Arts & Crafts House in the Cotswolds, England

Just Back: Art, Wine, History & Interiors in Florence, Tuscany & Rome, Italy

A Private Tour of Palacio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) in Porto, Portugal

The Korea Furniture Museum in Seoul, South Korea

Basalt Columns in Iceland: Architecture Inspired by Remarkable Landscapes

Must Visit: Naoshima, Japan’s Art Island

Interiors & Architecture: A Private Tour of Bayt al-Suhaymi in Cairo, Egypt

Architecture and Design Touring in Vienna

Museum Van Loon, a Historic House-Museum and Garden in Amsterdam

Visiting an Ancient Stepwell in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jeju Island in South Korea: Contemporary Architecture, Tea Plantations, Volcanic Landscapes & More

The Iconic Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Just Back: French Art, History, Interiors & Fine Dining in Paris & Versailles

Behind-the-Scenes Culinary and Crafts Touring in Japan

Must Experience: James Turrell’s Gathered Sky in Beijing

Ceramics in Japan: Robert Yellin’s Yakimono Gallery in Kyoto

Helsinki: Top 10 Architecture & Design Sites

Luis Barragan: Modern Architecture in Mexico City

Exclusive Tours of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

Blue-and-white Ceramics and Azulejo Tiles in Portugal

A Conversation with Renowned Art Curator David Elliott

A Private “Sound of Music” Tour in Salzburg, Austria

Yosegi: A Traditional Craft in Hakone, Japan

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