Gluten Free Travel

At Artisans of Leisure, many of our in-house travel specialists live and travel comfortably on gluten-free diets. We work closely with celiac travelers and those with gluten intolerance.

Once a tour has been booked, we provide ongoing assistance to our gluten free travelers and help with some or all of the following arrangements:

  • Communicating with restaurants and requesting gluten free meals in advance
  • Assigning local guides who fully understand celiac requirements
  • Providing translators when ordering at restaurants and/or written instructions for waiters, restaurant managers and kitchen chefs  
  • Identifying gluten-free restaurants, afternoon teas, international societies, food stores, food brands, and even hotels around the world
  • Requesting gluten free breads and other items at hotels
  • Arranging private gluten-free cooking classes
  • Providing opportunities to sample traditional gluten free specialties in a variety of settings, including markets, reputable street food vendors, small local restaurants and at private homes

We maintain an extensive database of international gluten free restaurants and hotels as well as those that are particularly accommodating to gluten free travelers.

If you are a restaurant or venue that offers a gluten free menu and would like to be added to our database, please e-mail us detailed information.

A few of our favorite tour destinations for gluten free travel include India, Mexico, Bali, Vietnam, Italy, Israel, Scotland, England and Australia.

All Artisans of Leisure tours are private, depart daily and can be customized to suit individual interests and dietary requirements.

Please contact us at (800) 214-8144 to begin designing your ideal tour.

* Please note: As a service to our clients, Artisans of Leisure makes every effort to relay individual dietary requests and requirements to our overseas suppliers, including local guides, hotels, restaurants, and other third party suppliers. Artisans of Leisure and our suppliers cannot be held liable for any negligent or willful act, or for any adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any recommended establishments. When visiting a restaurant or other dining venue, please always notify the manager, server and chef about your dietary requirements. Always be sure to read ingredient labels before consuming products.


Vietnam and Cambodia was truly one of the best trips of our lives…I love and appreciate that everywhere I go my food restrictions are respected and I can enjoy the local food…Thank you so much for making this trip so memorable for us!
~ I.S., Setauket, NY

Our time in Japan was really lovely, we enjoyed it thoroughly…our guide gave us a laminated card explaining our nut allergy in Japanese. We used this card MANY times during the trip and it put our minds very much at ease.
~ P.C., New York City, NY

The site, staff, and wildlife in Kenya are great. The food is mind-bogglingly good…And they were totally on board with our special requests–to walk and the dietary restrictions–without us needing to remind them.
~ L.M., New York, NY

Our Malta trip was incredible. We loved the private cultural and culinary experiences that you arranged. Our guide was outstanding. We were worried about being vegan but Artisans had prepped everyone in advance. We ate so well, had outstanding treatment and it was seamless! Very much appreciated your efforts on this!”
~ P.P., Asheville, NC

It was a pleasure working with Artisans of Leisure! We can’t wait to start brainstorming for our next adventure. The tour was wonderful, and we enjoyed every second of it. Everyone was very attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurants and guides were really helpful and mindful of my food allergies as well, which I greatly appreciated. The accommodations also fit our needs and provided an experience within themselves.        ~ A.G., Aldie, VA


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