AITO: The Association of Independent Tour Operators

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

24 holidays are available in this programme

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There are few who know huskies and mushing as well as Sven Engholm. Join the "Master" of this Scandinavian sport for a captivating experience in Karasjok. Time spent with this living legend and these beautiful dogs, is time spent in the company of the best there is, for the best husky safari possible. Max group size 8 approx

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Your cosy cottage, surrounded by stunning scenery, is an ideal retreat after a day of arctic activities. This holidays includes a night in the wilderness, with dog sleds and snowmobiles, as well as snowshoeing and cross country skiing. This holiday to Jeris really encapsulates the essence of this remote region. Max group size 20 approx

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Travel to Kirkenes and enjoy some unique Arctic experiences including the favourite local pastime of ice fishing. On your holiday you will travel by dog sled and snowmobile, feast on king crab, hunt for the Northern Lights at night and visit the famous Snowhotel. This three night holiday packs a real punch. Max group size 8 approx

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Step aboard for a seven-night small-ship cruise holiday from the harbour town of Dubrovnik. You will head north-west to some of the most beautiful islands and towns in Croatia, such as Hvar, Korčula and Pomena. Sailing from one charming spot to another, basking in the sun out on the deck and enjoying a swim will make this a holiday to remember.

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The ski village of Vuokatti is located in the Lakeland region of Finland on the doorstep of a vast wilderness. During winter, the chain of forested hills and frozen lakes are transformed into a dog sledding playground. Join a local guide and explore one of Finland's most pristine wilderness regions on three inclusive husky safaris.

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