One of the great pleasures for Robbi and I is receiving messages of thanks from our Aroma Travellers.
We have compiled a few of the
many guests comments we have received over the last 20 years to give you a sense
of the experiences and memorable moments that we enjoyed during our adventures
The time spent with you on the Provence tour, was
delightful. My heart has definitely fallen in love with France, the peoples,
food and country. Your kindness and sincerity in taking care of all
the details of the Provence tour allowed me to relax into the time and space
of being present to myself. A reacquaintance of sorts, to the simple joys in
~ Thaea Harrison, Calgary Canada
Thanks for a wonderful tour of Tuscany - as "Newbies" it was great! We'll definately see you again on another tour.
~ Mike and Marianne Farage, Southport USA
Italy was just so full of everything...different from Provence... but so wonderful in every way. We hope to join you on
another trip, maybe next year!? It's like travelling with friends when we go with you and you always pick out some pretty amazing
places. I still tear up when I look at the picture of the library ceiling in the Siena Cathedral...that was probably the
highlight of Tuscany for me. But, it was all fantastic!!!
~ Mary Ann & Wayne Angleberger, Mount Solon USA
- I would like to reiterate what a truly wonderful time we had with you and our fellow
Aroma travellers. Susan and I knew that the tour would be great fun, but it exceeded
our wildest expectations. Every aspect was wonderful - the food, the wine, the accommodation,
the company and all the extremely interesting places we visited and the wide range of activities
you laid on for us all. Carol was delightful - very knowledgeable and such a great sense of humour.
It will be a holiday which we treasure and remember forever.
~ Ian Stedman Sydney Australia
What a trip! Thank you both for sharing your passion for Provence with us.
You made us feel like we were being entertained by good friends. Jim, when
we looked at Van Gogh paintings in Paris all we thought about was how it
felt to stand in his room and look out the window. Those are the special
moments and there were a lot of them! Hoping to join you again in Northern
~ Brenda and Marty Libman Asheville USA
Walt and I so treasure how special you made one of our mutual Bucket List
Dreams be even more special than we ever imagined. So seldom in life does
ones reality completely outshine ones fantasy!!! And this indeed was our
case. So many of our dear friends have commented by the way we talk of you
and our trip how really special it was. Everyone is so surprised at how many
photos we have of you both along with our photos of all the places we ate
~ Chanel Bouvier and Walt Olsen Greenville USA
My fifth and sixth tours with Aroma Tours - this time in Tuscany and
northern Italy - were the icing on the cake! Thank you Jim and Carol for
guiding us through this glorious part of the world in such a fun and
exciting way. The choice of hotels and restaurants were superb - we were
utterly spoiled. - Life has never been more "dolce" and the beautiful
memories will linger on and on. Grazie Mille!
~ Susan Troxell, New York City USA
We loved the beautiful scenery, magnificent churches and monasteries ,
quaint medieval towns and the wine....never had so much..... and food
.....wow it was a feast for the eyes and taste buds! Thank you Jim and Robbi
and of course you Carol for the great time and for taking such good care of
us at all times. We hope we will be lucky enough to join another Aroma Tour
~ Shanti Lingham Ipoh Malaysia
Our Tuscany tour far exceeded out expectations. We stayed in top tier
hotels, had extraordinary dinners with superb wine and, most important, our
hosts provided such incredible insight to the places we toured. No one could
do on their own what we did. No hassle: we travel comfortably and end up on
a majestic sight with Carol providing historical descriptions in her
light-hearted yet in-depth description of the background of what we are
viewing. We cannot begin to emphasize the warmth and total ease and reward
that Aroma Tours provide. They are a true bargain for their price and far
exceed their value for what they charge. This was our second tour and
definitely not our last.
~ Anne and Bert DelVillano Orlando USA
- Thank you so much for the wonderful week in Provence.
It was truly a magical, delightful experience, unforgettable memories
that I will always cherish. Everything was perfect.
My heart lights up
whenever I look at the photos. There are so many things I loved about
the trip. The lavender fields and the aroma, glorious food and wine,
cooking class, music festival, the market... It is hard to pick one. But
what sticks with me and stays in my heart is how wonderful you are. So
deep with compassion, loving and fun! It really was meant to be.... when
there was that one last place on the Heart of Provence Tour. It was
crying out for me to take it. To this, I am profoundly grateful.
Keiko Machida Hong Kong
We want to thank you for the fantastic Heart of Provence Tour. As you know,
this was our first group tour experience and it exceeded our wildest
expectations. It was well-paced with sufficient time on our own; the hotels
were charming and your descriptions and histories of towns and other sites
we visited were informative and fun. The food and wines were fabulous, so
thanks for picking restaurants with fine local cuisine beautifully presented
in perfect Provencal settings.
~ David and Joan Schulman Summit USA
- This week proved to be one of life's rare
and wonderful pleasures, perfectly orchestrated by Jim and Robbi. Beautiful
scenery, fantastic food, good company and lots of laughs - it doesn't get any
better. I depart with a heart filled with happy memories.
~ James Wild Fairford Leys UK
Thank you for taking me on the back roads of Provence. Sights, great food,
friendship, laughs and knowledge. I was touched by your care to all our
expectations...consider me now as an ambassador for Aroma Tours!
Cathy Prosise Naples USA
- Thank you both for being such wonderful hosts showing us "your Provence".
The week exceeded my expectations....the countryside, food and wine,
accommodation and company, your attention to detail and research. It is
probably the closest to heaven I shall ever be! I felt like a personal guest
in your home taking on your infectious "joie de vivre". I sincerely hope I
can participate in another Aroma tour in the near future. I return home,
with very happy memories of my time in Provence. Look forward to seeing you
~ Millie Marinkovich Strathfield Australia
- Buongiorno amicas e amicos, I have returned
from the most perfect trip to Italy that anyone
can imagine! I joined a delightful group of
Aussies and Americans for a glorious seven
days in the hilltop towns of Tuscany. We enjoyed
delicious food in beautiful trattorias, tasted
and consumed the best wines in Tuscany and
placed ourselves in every picture or postcard we
have ever seen of enchanting Tuscany. It could
not have been more perfect. I highly recommend
Aroma Tours. Thank you for helping me realize my
~ Daria Bellina Rockledge USA
Thank you for such a wonderful week in amongst the glorious
fields of lavender. I am so happy.
Lidija Delic Zagreb Croatia
- It was such a special time and we loved the whole experience especially the
little attentions to detail that made us feel so special and indulged. What
a wonderful way to explore a beautiful part of a fabulous country, taste,
smell, touch, hear, see and feel- a sensory smorgasbord indeed! And All
wrapped up in a dollop of fun, why would we not be back to sample more.
~ Brenda Ilbury South Africa
I arrived back home earlier this week after an absolutely delightful time in France. Thank you both so very much for your
part in making my dream a reality. Essential Provence was just so fantastic. It more than lived up to my expectations. I
am in awe of you both. The dedication and attention to detail that you put into the organisation of the Tour certainly did
not go unnoticed. I can only imagine the many hours of back ground work that you put into the finished product, and the
enthusiasm and your love of your work certainly has paid off. I have been singing your praises. I can see why many of your
~ Ann Doudle, Port Lincoln Australia
What a wonderful time I had. Having never been on a tour before, you have
now spoiled me. Around every corner of the Essential Provence week was a
beautiful surprise. Thank you both for adding a permanent smile to my heart.
Jan Smith New Hampton USA
Thank you for sharing your passions and your discoveries and yourselves -
what a lovely, lovely week in Provence.
Emma-Louise Nel Zandvoord Netherlands
- You showed me how to reconnect with my heart, my
feelings and my country. Thank you for your friendship. I will always be
grateful to both of you.
~ Edith Laidlow Dubai & St Raphael France
- This trip has been like heaven on earth. I have loved
everything on this tour - words fail me!
~ Sue La Fleur Auckland New
Although several friends have travelled to France - some to Provence -
their stories further confirm we were able to see things and experience
things that were truly unique.
Thank you again for taking care to create such a memorable experience.
We hope we will be able to join you again sometime on one of your other
~ Marilyn Mitchell Canada
- Given my dreams of Provence, I must
say that you exceeded all my expectations and provided an experience of
Provence that I could not possibly have done on my own. So many little
touches showed the great thought that was put into planning for our
pleasure in seeing the real Provence. You are special and delightful
people and I cannot thank you enough.
~ Judy Cassel Secaucus USA
- Harold and I have been
meaning to write to thank you for a most wonderful week exploring and
experiencing the different facets of Provence. Your knowledge and
guidance, showing us some of your favourite places, gave us a really
enjoyable and unforgettable holiday. It was such a pleasure for me not
to have to worry about booking hotels, or navigating, or finding good
restaurants (all of which were excellent, including the expert driving)!
The cooking class was great fun and I use the perfume I made daily. Our
travelling companions bonded as old friends and overall this was one of
our best holidays ever. We look forward to being able to join you
on one of your other tours in the future.
~ Lynne & Harold Seifman
Dover Heights Australia
Once again a very big Thank You for making our tour so special. I loved every minute of it and have a heart full of wonderful
memories with me every day. The passion, love and thought you put into our daily activities made it a tour of a lifetime. Thank
you once again for a trip that surpassed all my expectations of a long held dream. My husband is very keen to make a trip so
I hope we will meet again in the not too distant future.
~ Jenny Keytel, Menlo Park South Africa
- Traveling with Robbi and Jim feels like
traveling with friends so it did not matter that I was traveling alone. Each tour was filled with amazing like
minded people from all over the world. I have made some wonderful friends. I
can not recommend Aroma Tours more highly. I could not have been looked
after better. Lovely for me
not to have to worry about anything. I would just turn
up each day and enjoy. It truly was a trip of a lifetime. And I look forward
to travelling with Robbi and Jim again.
~ Christine Roach Croydon Australia
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