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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

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As a nine-island archipelago, the Azores certainly know how to show off island life. Be completely immersed in the Azorean culture as you explore two of the islands, discovering the best of both land and sea over the course of seven nights. Go whale watching twice, swim with wild dolphins and learn about the volcanic landscape of the islands.

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The Harriniva Powder Pro trip is perfect for adventurers with some previous snowmobile experience, looking for a quick-fix thrill. Follow your local guides on 600cc snowmobiles to inaccessible places in an unbelievable experience. Speed across frozen lakes, power to the top of a fell and play in the deep powder snow. Max group size 17 approx

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Madeira is a haven for wildlife and its landscape is utterly breathtaking. The waters that surround the island are home to whales and dolphins & the island itself is brimming with natural wonder and amazement. This seven-night tour takes you from land to sea, searching for wildlife and discovering the luscious forests and towering peaks of Madeira.

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Vuokatti is a small village located in the Lakeland region of Finland. This region is situated to the south of Lapland, but still offers a wealth of activity options, without the overcrowding experienced elsewhere. This four-night package offers excellent value, with comfortable accommodation, two Northern Lights hunts, huskies and much more

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Gardens and Levadas of Madeira from Artisan Travel is an exhilarating holiday in Madeira (Portugal). Available from 29 Mar 2019 to 18 Oct 2019 this 8-day trip costs from £1,255, which includes flights. and has a maximum group size of 30 persons.

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