Luxury Family Tours

Family Tour of Japan
(9 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone & Mt. Fuji, Kyoto & Hiroshima

Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome

Active Family Tour of Switzerland
(9 Days)
Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Zermatt, Lausanne

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong

Family Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Marbella

Family Tour of Australia
(10 Days)
Sydney, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef

Family Tour of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(10 days)
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

Family Tour of Argentina
(10 Days)
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Bariloche

Family Tour of France
(10 Days)
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Cote d'Azur

Family Tour of Russia
(8 Days)
St. Petersburg, Moscow

Family Tour of China
(12 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Vietnam for Families
(10 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon

Thailand for Families
(10 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

Family Tour of England & Scotland
(11 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Highlands

Family Tour of Mexico: Best of the Riviera Maya
(7 Days)
Riviera Maya with Tulum & Chichen Itza

Family Tour of Dubai & the Emirates
(9 Days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Family Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil

Family Tour of Egypt
(8 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise

Family Tour of India
(11 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Mumbai

Family Tour of Israel
(10 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Negev Desert, Tel Aviv

Family Tour of Peru
(11 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Amazon

Family Tour of England
(7 Days)
Hampshire, Windsor Castle, London & environs

Family Tour of Italy
(13 Days)
Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Venice, Lake Como

Luxury Family Tour of New Zealand
(11 Days)
Auckland, Taupo & Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Family Tour of Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Santorini, Crete

Family Tour of Tanzania
(8 Days)
Arusha, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara, Serengeti

Family Tour of Kenya
(9 days)
Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Mount Kenya

Belgium & Holland for Families
(7 days)
Brussels & Bruges, Amsterdam

Family Tour of Austria & Germany
(9 Days)
Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden

Family Tour of Ireland
(9 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(10 Days)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina, Mount Etna

Family Tour of Morocco
(8 Days)
Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains

Family Tour of Kenya & Tanzania
(11 Days)
Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti

Family Tour of Bali
(8 Days)
Nusa Dua or Jimbaran Bay, Ubud

Family Tour of South Korea
(7 Days)
Seoul, Jeju Island



Family Tour of Japan

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Tokyo, Hakone & Mt. Fuji, Kyoto & Hiroshima

One of our favorite family destinations, Japan is safe, family-friendly and endlessly fascinating for children and adults alike. This private family tour of Japan—the perfect combination of traditional Japanese culture and contemporary Japanese pop style—is sure to appeal to every family member. It features private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in Japan’s best luxury hotels and an exclusive ryokan (traditional inn), private airport transfers, first-class travel by shinkansen (bullet train), luggage transfers, and access to a wide range of unique activities that engage you in real Japanese culture.

Begin in Tokyo, the capital of contemporary culture in Japan. During touring with your private guide and driver, visit Harajuku and Shibuya, neighborhoods synonymous with cutting-edge Japanese youth culture, to see funky shops, outrageous architecture and the latest street fashions. Explore Japanese pop culture through activities such as visiting electronic gadget shops, strolling trendy teen shopping streets, spending time at theme parks or video arcades, or touring the otaku (geek) paradise of Akihabara. Also, see Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace and other important historical sites. Tour some of the city’s best museums, such as the Edo-Tokyo Museum and the Tokyo National Museum. Sample local culinary specialties at Tsukiji Fish Market and department store food halls. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional touring according to your interests, such as watching sumo wrestlers practice at a sumo stable, meeting with culinary and sake experts, taking private martial arts lessons, seeing a Japanese baseball game, and visiting favorite family attractions such as Tokyo Disneyland, Odaiba entertainment district, or the Ghibli Museum, which is devoted to the work of Japan's most renowned anime director.

Continue to Hakone, a volcanic national park renowned for hot springs and views of nearby Mt. Fuji. Stay at one of Japan’s most luxurious and renowned ryokan (traditional inns), where you can soak in your own private outdoor hot spring bath and enjoy a gourmet kaiseki (seasonal tasting menu) dinner. During private touring, explore Hakone’s geothermal areas, take a cable car ride through the forested mountains, cruise on Lake Ashi, and perhaps visit an outdoor art museum or Japanese theme park.

Next, travel by first-class shinkansen (bullet train) to enchanting Kyoto, Japan’s heart of culture and tradition. During touring with your private guide and driver, experience the best of this elegant city. Enjoy a family-friendly private tea ceremony. Stroll through a bamboo forest. Enjoy a Buddhist vegetarian lunch at a local temple. Visit important temples, shrines and gardens. Tour traditional geisha districts such as Gion. Visit markets and sample Kyoto’s culinary specialties, considered the most refined in Japan. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a wide range of other unique activities in Kyoto, such as private martial arts lessons, an exclusive private dinner accompanied by geisha and maiko, watching artisans at work, private manga and anime drawing lessons, dressing up in a kimono, learning origami or to cook Japanese food at a family’s private home, calligraphy lessons, privately-guided hiking in the hills surrounding the city, or a visit to Toei Movie Land. One day, take an excursion to Hiroshima to see the Peace Park Memorial and the nearby island of Miyajima, famous for the iconic Floating Torii.

This tour can be fully customized to your family’s interests.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Tokyo

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Tokyo

Full-day private tour
Day 3

Tokyo – Hakone & Mt. Fuji

Private transfer to train station and first-class shinkansen (bullet train) to Hakone region. Private transfer to ryokan for 1 night, including kaiseki dinner. Private afternoon tour of Mt. Fuji region

Day 4

Hakone – Kyoto

Private transfer to train station and first-class shinkansen to Kyoto. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 5

Kyoto

Full-day private tour

Day 6

Kyoto

Full-day excursion to Hiroshima and Miyajima

Day 7

Kyoto

Full-day private tour of Kyoto and nearby villages

Day 8

Kyoto – Tokyo

Private transfer to train station and first-class shinkansen to Tokyo. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 9

Depart Tokyo

Private airport transfer

Hotels
Tokyo:

Peninsula Tokyo, Four Seasons Marunouchi, Park Hyatt Tokyo, or Aman Tokyo

Hakone: Gora Kadan Ryokan
Kyoto: Ritz-Carlton Kyoto or Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Costs
$13,620 Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
$13,800 Per person (based on three travelers/triple occupancy)
$16,850 Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)

Testimonials

We loved every minute of our China trip…The activities for our children were spectacular, and the school visits and home visits were definitely highlights of the trip. Our kids will never forget how much fun they had flying kites on the Great Wall of China!  
~ L.H., Kentfield, CA

We had a wonderful trip to Egypt and Jordan. We were well-cared for at every stop…We were impressed with how knowledgeable the guides are and how accommodating they were to the needs of our three-generation group.
~ L.V. & T.V., New York, NY

Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip to Italy for our family! Artisans of Leisure makes traveling as a family fun and hassle-free. We can just enjoy our time together creating special memories. We look forward to our next trip with you!
~ P.R., Laguna Niguel, CA

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