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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

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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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UNESCO may have discovered The Azores but this stunning archipelago still feels untouched. This 4-night break includes the highlights of Sao Miguel, the largest island and combines peaceful island life with adventurous exploring. Whale watching, cycling and kayaking amongst the volcanic landscape are just some of the experiences you’ll enjoy.

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This tailor made holiday is located in the wonderful Torassieppi, a beautiful location situated in the heart of Finnish Lapland and surrounded by snowy forests and pristine wilderness. Create your own itinerary and set the pace that you want, adding in as many or as few activities as you desire.

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Imagine arriving home or going back to work after a long weekend spent sailing the azure blue waters of the Dalmatian Coast. You’ll visit several islands, snorkel in crystal clear water, enjoy a spot of cycling, dine in seafront restaurants while the sun sets over the Adriatic and generally just have a great time. Talk about bragging rights!

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