Greetings from Robbi and Jim

A warm welcome to all of the members of our Aroma Tours Newsletter in over 30 countries around the world.

Kind thanks to Tim Cohen ( Heart of Provence Tour 2015 ) for this photo of Robbi and I

Robbi and I are now back home in our lovely little cottage in south eastern Australia enjoying the awakening of spring with daffodils, newly opening leaves, magnificent flowering wattles, fruit trees beginning to blossom and an abundance of rain.

It is so nice to be home again after almost three months of wonderful adventures in Spain and Provence with time to reflect on the many delightful moments we have shared with our Aroma Travellers. We are also looking forward to adding the final chapters to our Aroma Tours chronicles for this year and will share some of the stories of our Bali, Tuscany and northern Italy adventures with you in our October newsletter.

This year is our most successful tour season in our 23 years of Aroma Tours and we are thrilled to see that it looks as though 2018 is going to be even better with most of  the tours for next year already half full!

As always it is our returning guests and their friends who are leading this fabulous response. We feel truly blessed to be able to share our passion for the places and experiences that we love with wonderful people from around the world. As we start to throttle back on the number of tours we are offering it becomes even more poignant for us.

Aroma Travellers Our Thanks

Without doubt, the main reason that we have grown and flourished over the years, is the on-going support we have received from our past Aroma Travellers and we are once again thrilled to see that they will be making up over 68% of our guests!

We would also like to give our heart-felt thanks to all of you who continue to support us with your kind words and referrals.

Robbi and I also greatly appreciate the wonderful words of thanks we have received over the years and have added a new compilation of Guest Comments to our site.

Our Current Booking Status

Our 2017 season has been a resounding success with all of our tours in Spain, Provence and Italy fully subscribed.

  • There are still a few places available for our Bali Women's Retreat this September ( bookings for 2017 will be closing within a week or so ) and there will only be one Bali retreat next year ( already half full ). As a result, we recommend that you contact us very soon if you would like to join Robbi in beautiful Bali.

Reservations for our 2018 season are going wonderfully well with most of our tours already half full, a 150% increase in new enquiries and more past guests than ever confirming that they will be joining us once again next year.

The current booking status for our 2017 / 2018 season at the time of this newsletter is:-

List of Available Tours for 2017/2018
Bali Women's Retreat 22 - 9 September 2017 1 vacancy
Bali Women's Retreat 11 - 18 September 2017 2 vacancies
Flavours of Spain 21 - 28 May 2018 9 vacancies
Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage 28 May - 4 June 2018 7 vacancies
Heart of Provence 25 June - 2 July 2018 10 vacancies
Essential Provence 2 - 9 July 2018 12 vacancies
Aromas of Provence 13 - 20 July 2018 9 vacancies
Aromas of Tuscany 4 - 11 September 2018 12 vacancies
Flavours of Italy 11 - 18 September 2018 11 vacancies
Bali Women's Retreat 8 - 15 September 2018 8 vacancies

Please note

  • Our up-to-the-minute booking status is available via our calendar page

Memorable Photos from our Aroma Tours Adventures

August is always a very busy time for us, tidying things up from our recent adventures, finalizing details for our remaining 2017 tours and responding to the interest and reservations for our 2018 season.

We will be presenting more photos from our adventures this year in the coming months but for now we invite you to enjoy a compilation of photos taken over the last few years so that you can enjoy some of the lovely places and experiences that we have been sharing and enjoying with our recent Aroma Travellers.

We invite you to join us to explore some of these wonderful places, people and experiences with us and take your own "selfie" memories.

Bali Women's Retreat: 2 - 9 September 2017 and 11 - 18 September 2017

Enjoy a nurturing, nourishing week of indulgence in the lush island paradise of Bali.

This healing week is designed for busy women who enjoy relaxation, pampering, harmony in eating and resting, a desire to embrace inner peace and energy for life.

Enjoy traditional Balinese massages, relaxing gentle yoga, guided meditation, delicious food, aromatic facials, Balinese cooking class, heart-centred processes, temple visits, purification ceremonies with time out from the rush of life to explore the nature of ritual in everyday life and a heart felt sharing of the beautiful culture and character of the Balinese people and their island of temples.


  • If you would like to join Robbi in beautiful Bali this September to share in the wonderful experience of our Bali Women's Retreat there are still a couple of places available.

Travelling Solo in a Group

As well as couples and friends travelling together, we are regularly joined by solo travellers - mostly women, who appreciate being able to journey with liked minded people from around the world, without the need to do all the planning and take on the daunting task of touring by themselves.

Joining one of our small group tours is easy and we have already made all of the arrangements on your behalf to ensure that you have a delightful, stress-free holiday with the focus on having fun.

Having a ready-made group of friends to travel with, and us to take wonderful care of you is the way to go!

We have carefully crafted off-the-beaten-path itineraries that are the perfect balance of structure, experiences, details and free time to enjoy in your own way.

There have been a significant number of guests over the years who and have joined us multiple times, some of whom have become dear friends.

  • Susan Troxell from NYC holds the record for the most tours attended by a solo traveller - she has journeyed with us 9 times!
  • Mona Smith, pictured at the beginning of this snippet, is a close second and has joined us 8 times.

Our Invitation

Robbi and I look forward to welcoming you to one of our delightful tours or retreats as we continue moving towards our retirement in the next few years.

Glorious lavender flowers in Provence France

  • For detailed information about any of our tours please visit our tour information page and if you would like to join us please visit our make a reservation page.
  • As always if you have any questions or if you would like us to assist you personally with advice about your travel arrangements or with any other details please contact us at

Warmest regards,

Jim and Robbi

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