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 (Zambezi River), Safari (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
(8 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, High Atlas Mountains

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



Family Tour of Spain

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Barcelona, Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Marbella & Ronda

This private tour of Spain has been designed by our family travel experts to include cultural highlights and immersive activities that appeal to all ages. The tour can be further customized according to each family member's interests.

Begin in Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region and a center of modern design and cutting-edge cuisine. During comprehensive family touring, discover Gaudi's fantastical structures such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Parc Guell. Stroll along Las Ramblas—Barcelona's most famous boulevard—and explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera. Visit excellent museums such as the Picasso Museum or Miro Museum. Also visit top food markets such as the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market. If desired, browse upscale boutiques along the Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. One day, enjoy a private excursion to an organic farm outside the city for a family cooking lesson. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional family-friendly activities in and around Barcelona, including tickets to soccer matches, visiting favorite family attractions such as the Tibidabo Amusement Park or the aquarium, evening transfers to see the Magic Fountain, private yacht charters, visiting an olive mill, a private foodie tour or hiking or mountain biking in the mountains around Montserrat.

Continue by high-speed train to Madrid, the Spanish capital known for its elegant squares, stately architecture, leafy boulevards and world-class art museums. During flexible, family-friendly private touring, visit renowned museums such as the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia National Museum or Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and tour the majestic Royal Palace. Stroll through favorite neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and exclusive shopping and residential districts. Also visit historic squares and lively food markets, including the gourmet San Miguel Market. One evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Madrid's most beloved tapas bars. Other touring options include visiting the Sunday flea market, seeing the bullring, touring smaller museums or seeing an ancient Egyptian Temple of Debod. Upon request, additional experiences can be arranged such as cooking lessons, tickets to soccer matches, a behind-the-scenes tour of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium or insider shopping tours.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed hill town. During private touring, explore the impressive historic center, which reflects the mixed Jewish, Muslim and Christian history of the medieval city. Tour highlights such as the spectacular Gothic cathedral, the Mudejar-style El Transito Synagogue and Cristo de la Luz Mosque, and paintings by El Greco, a Toledo resident. Families will love exploring the winding backstreets and seeing the hilltop Alcazar fortress, buying sweets from nuns and browsing shops selling intricate swords and marzipan. Another great option for families is Segovia, a charming historic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See its impressive ancient Roman aqueduct, imposing Gothic cathedral and fairy-tale Alcazar castle, which perches on a rocky outcrop. Also enjoy time for lunch of local specialties at a top restaurant.

Next, take the high-speed train to Cordoba, a capital under the Romans and the Moors. During private family touring, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center to see highlights such as the incredible Cathedral-Mosque, the ancient Roman bridge, and the narrow backstreets and whitewashed buildings of the former Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Enjoy an insider's tour of this beautiful city flavored as much by the sounds of flamenco and the smell of orange blossoms as by its 500-year domination by the Moors. Visit the world's largest Gothic cathedral (which contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus), explore the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, and tour the gardens, spectacular Mudejar-style architecture, carved stuccowork and tile-covered rooms of the Real Alcazar, a Moorish palace. See additional architectural highlights such as the Plaza de España, the modern Metropol Parasol, and other historic palaces filled with azulejo tiles and decorative arts. Also, browse specialty boutiques and markets. One afternoon, enjoy a private tile-painting and ceramics activity in the Triana neighborhood. One evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Seville's most beloved tapas bars and attend a flamenco performance. If desired, additional family activities can be arranged in Seville, including carriage rides through Maria Luisa Park, private Flamenco guitar or dance lessons, architecture tours of World Expo buildings, learning about Semana Santa (Holy Week) culture at the Basilica of La Macarena and excursions to nearby Roman ruins, pueblos blancos (whitewashed villages) or a bull ranch.

End your tour at an upscale waterfront resort in Marbella, a fashionable beach town on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. One morning, enjoy a private excursion to Ronda, a renowned whitewashed village built on the edges of a dramatic gorge. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure at the resort, or opt to book additional private touring, such as private yacht charters, a visit to the Cueva de la Pileta to see ancient rock art, guided hiking or biking in beautiful national parks, a private cooking class or a visit to the Picasso Museum and other cultural highlights in Malaga.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Barcelona

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Barcelona

Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Barcelona & environs

Morning private cooking lesson at an organic farm

Day 4 Barcelona – Madrid

Morning private transfer to station for high-speed AVE train to Madrid. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour and evening private tapas tour

Day 5 Madrid & Toledo or Segovia

Full-day private excursion, or continue city touring

Day 6 Madrid – Cordoba – Seville

Private transfer to station for high-speed AVE train to Cordoba. Private city tour on arrival. Private transfer to Seville for 2 nights. Evening private tapas and flamenco tour

Day 7 Seville

Morning private walking tour. Afternoon private tile-painting activity

Day 8 Seville – Marbella

Private transfer to Marbella for 2 nights

Day 9 Marbella & environs

Half-day private excursion to Ronda. Afternoon at leisure

Day 10 Marbella – Depart Malaga
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Barcelona: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or Hotel Arts Barcelona
Madrid: Hotel Ritz Madrid, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid or The Westin Palace
Seville: Hotel Alfonso XIII
Marbella: Marbella Club

Cost
$15,970 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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