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Artisans of Leisure

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Products  Private luxury tours
Type of business  Private
Founded  2003
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Industry  Travel, Tour operator, Tourism, Hospitality
Headquarters  New York City, New York, United States

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury travel company offering private cultural tours in international destinations. The company offers tours in 60 countries on six continents.



Artisans of Leisure was founded in 2003 by Ashley Isaacs Ganz. Food & Wine magazine has named Ganz a luxury travel “tastemaker,” and Departures magazine featured Ganz in their "Explorers" issue.

Many of the company’s staff members have graduate degrees and backgrounds in academia, journalism or the arts.

The company has been recognized as a luxury travel specialist for many destinations worldwide, as an upscale family travel planner, and as a company offering one-of-a-kind and special interest activities and tours. Artisans of Leisure was ranked as one of the best tour operators in the world (#3 best tour operator overall and #1 general tour operator) in Travel + Leisure magazine's World's Best Awards. In their annual survey that rates travel companies according to client satisfaction, quality of service, sustainability, education, and other criteria, National Geographic Adventure magazine named Artisans of Leisure one of the best luxury travel outfitters in the world. National Geographic Traveler has named the company's tours to their 50 Tours of a Lifetime in multiple years. Trade publication Recommend said, “Travel industry insiders go as far as saying that Artisans of Leisure hasn’t merely raised the bar when it comes to private touring—they claim Artisans of Leisure is the bar.” The company's tours have been listed in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine Dream List repeatedly. Artisans of Leisure tours have been recommended by The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Forbes, NBC’s Today show, CNN, Frommer's, Fodor’s, and other major newspapers, magazines, guidebooks, affluent market studies and trade publications.

Products and services

Artisans of Leisure specializes in luxury Foreign Independent Travel (FIT) and arranges tours with a cultural focus in 55 countries.

The company also offers special-interest tours focusing on various themes, such as culinary tours, family tours, art and architecture tours, active travel, garden tours, tours for travelers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, and religious heritage tours. The company also designs one-of-a-kind international honeymoons and offers a honeymoon registry.

Artisans of Leisure is noted for incorporating specialized experiences into their tours, such as philanthropic activities, specialized shopping excursions, special lessons and classes such as Japanese tea ceremony and Italian cooking, and innovative activities for families, couples and groups of friends.


Artisans of Leisure Wikipedia

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