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Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022 goes to Artisans of Leisure

The Best of Japan

Japan is a favorite travel destinations—we’re so excited that it has started reopening and travelers are already able to visit this summer! We recommend planning now for custom Japan trips filled with amazing experiences such as:

  • Staying at a luxury ryokan (traditional inn) and soaking in private hot springs
  • Touring Benesse Art Site Naoshima, a collection of islands with artwork and installations by Kusama, Monet, Turrell and other artists inside museum and hotel buildings designed by Tadao Ando
  • Being immersed in traditional culture during one-on-one activities, such as a private tea ceremony, sword making, cooking lessons, ikebana lessons, anime lessons and more
  • Dining on delicious cuisine, including elaborate kaiseki meals, high-end sushi, noodles, Buddhist temple cuisine, bento boxes, department store take-away snacks and more
  • Touring important temples, shrines, gardens and castles that have been revered for centuries
  • Riding the bullet train
  • Seeing Mount Fuji
  • Experiencing beautiful scenery—rice paddies, mountains, flower fields and seascapes
  • Enjoying pop culture, such as trendy Harajuku boutiques, baseball games, robot demonstrations and owl cafes
  • Learning about history, traditions and crafts in each location
  • Insider access throughout Japan when touring with our amazing guides
  • Staying at Japan’s very best luxury hotels

Artisans of Leisure is renowned for our private, customized Japan tours that feature the best of the country.

Just Back: Florence, Tuscany & Rome

Italy is one of our favorite destinations for its outstanding art, architecture, culture, history, landscapes, food and wine. Artisans of Leisure travel specialist Claire Yearwood Munn just returned from Florence, Tuscany and Rome, where she enjoyed private tours of iconic highlights and off-the-beaten-path sites.

Read more about Claire’s trip and her favorite places and insider experiences, any of which can be incorporated into our private Italy tours, including:

  • Exclusive after-hours and behind-the-scenes tours of decorative arts sites in Florence and Rome
  • Private wine tastings at renowned estates in Tuscany
  • A cooking class among the vineyards of Brunello di Montalcino
  • An exclusive tour of the Ginori 1735 porcelain factory outside Florence
  • Guided hiking through iconic Tuscan landscapes

Favorite Travel Experiences in Morocco

Morocco continues to be one of our most in-demand tour destinations, enchanting travelers with its spectacular landscapes, ancient souks, exquisite gardens, beautiful decorative arts and over-the-top luxury hotels.

Some of our favorite travel experiences in Morocco include:

  • Insider touring and shopping in Marrakesh
  • Exclusive experiences in the Sahara Desert and the Agafay Desert
  • Visiting the blue city of Chefchaouen
  • Touring the souks, tanneries and Jewish quarter of Fez
  • Staying in a luxurious, kasbah-style hotel in the Atlas Mountains
  • Moroccan fine dining and cooking lessons at beautiful ryads
  • Design-focused touring, including seeing incredible interiors
  • Visiting Jardin Majorelle and other renowned gardens
  • Private cultural learning experiences
  • Staying at hotels offering over-the-top luxury and authentic Moroccan style