Amy Hope

Amy originally grew up in the Lake District in a whirlwind of kayaking, climbing, hiking and sailing with her family. She was very lucky to travel extensively as a child and discovered a love of snow at a very young age skiing in the Italian Alps. Amy is very proud that she could 'ski before she could walk'!

At the age of 18 she moved to the bright lights of Newcastle to pursue her passion for travel and study Travel and Tourism Management as a degree. It was as part of this degree she undertook a placement year with Artisan Travel and never left! She now heads up the company and has steered it safely through the challenges of recent years. She is devoted to making sure guests have the best holiday experiences.

She has been fortunate enough to travel all over the world researching new destinations, activities and ideas for Artisan Travel in her previous role as Product and Operations Manager.

Her most memorable Artisan Travel experiences include witnessing the stunning icebergs of Greenland, experiencing the very strange but stunning phenomenon of the Midnight Sun in Norway and dog sledding across the wilds of Finnish Lapland.

She has found it impossible to determine a favourite destination, as each has something so special and different to offer so she is refusing to be drawn on the matter.

Favourite Experiences

• Exploring the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland at her own pace, driving from one village to another and discovering lots of hidden shops, cafés and beauty spots not mentioned in the guide books
• Enjoying the best steak of her life at Pine Bay Lodge and then sitting on the deck enjoying a glass of wine with our fantastic local guides
• Exploring the tiny Island of Gozo and soaking up its coastline during some unforgettable activities

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