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Artisan Travel by The Artisan Travel Company

We always ask our suppliers to show us the main sites and attractions but also the places that they frequent in their daily lives. We also ask them what they would see and do if they were visitors in their own country because we want to experience their country beyond the manufactured veneer of its most visited tourist sites.

It is the local tourism suppliers, our partners, who know the destinations best and to think otherwise would be simply foolish. So, we sit down with our local suppliers and create itineraries that they, as locals, believe best reflect their country or region. Sometimes, this will miss out an attraction that would be on every other tour operator's programme but if

We always ask our suppliers to show us the main sites and attractions but also the places that they frequent in their daily lives. We also ask them what they would see and do if they were visitors in their own country because we want to experience their country beyond the manufactured veneer of its most visited tourist sites.

It is the local tourism suppliers, our partners, who know the destinations best and to think otherwise would be simply foolish. So, we sit down with our local suppliers and create itineraries that they, as locals, believe best reflect their country or region. Sometimes, this will miss out an attraction that would be on every other tour operator's programme but if our local suppliers say avoid it then we will avoid it.

That is what makes Artisan Travel that little bit different. We rely on local knowledge to create holidays that allow you to really get beneath the skin of any given destination and see the very best of it in a given amount of time.

Artisan Travel Holidays

22 holidays are available in this programme

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Many who try our overnight dog sled experiences are desperate for more. This is the ultimate in dog sled expeditions, as you spend 7 days in the company of your loyal dog team, forming a wonderful bond and experiencing the true arctic wilderness. This is not for the fainthearted but the challenge is exceptionally rewarding. Max group size 6 approx

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This action-packed tour of Alaska centres on the world-famous Iditarod dog sledding endurance race. Watch the exhilarating ceremonial and official start of the race and go behind the scenes. Then journey to the frozen waters of Prince William Sound before heading north to Fairbanks in search of the Northern Lights. Max group size 12 approx

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This exciting expedition, of over 500km by snowmobile and husky sled, is certainly not for the faint-hearted. You need to be in good shape to take on this holiday with long days in the wilderness, staying in shared cabins with likeminded adventurers. We provide everything; just bring your sense of adventure. Max group size 7 approx

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Pass ten nights travelling around the Azores island ‘triangle’ of Faial, São Jorge, and Pico. Guided day tours will show you all the highlights, from the great volcanic Caldeira crater and the idyllic Sete Fontes Forest Park to the famed Criação Velha vineyards and the Gruta das Torres lava cave.

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New Year Event: Celebrate New Year’s Eve twice on Artisan Travel’s 'Utsjoki – New Year twice' trip. Start with a traditional Finnish dinner in Utsjoki before crossing the border into Norway for more festivities. Other activities include a husky safari, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and a visit to a traditional Sámi village.

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