A warm welcome to all of the members of our Aroma Tours Newsletter in over 30 countries around the world.
Robbi and I are excited to be at the beginning of another wonderful year of Aroma Tours adventures and we feel truly blessed to once again be able to share our passion for the fabulous places and experiences that we love with delightful people from around the world.
After 23 wonderful years and as we begin to contemplate throttling back on the number of tours we will be offering, the start of each year's tour season is becoming even more poignant for us.
This year is all set to be another fabulous tour season with almost all of our tours now down to the last few places! As always it is our returning guests and their friends who are leading this fabulous response.
February is our busiest time of year for bookings and we invite you to "seize the day" and secure your place for one of our delightful Aroma Tours.
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 60% 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.
In all of our journeys we love to share with our guests the joy of experiencing the cuisine and gastronomic traditions of the regions we visit.
The tastes and aromas of fresh seasonal ingredients prepared with practiced skill, care and pride in preparation, combine in a myriad of ways to bring us moments to savour.
It is a challenge to express the delectable moments we share but hopefully your eyes have enjoyed nibbling along with us.
We are greatly looking forward to sharing the beauty and bounty of autumn in Tuscany with our Aroma Travellers this September during our Aromas of Tuscany Tour.
As well as glorious countryside and nourishment for the eyes, life in Tuscany takes on a different pace with long lunches in beautiful hilltop villages, wonderful coffee, delicious wines, truffles, parmegiano cheese, porchini mushrooms, prosciutto, fresh pasta..... [ so many wonderful tastes ], laughter and the fine Italian art of "dolce fa niente" - sweet doing nothing!
Our journey is also about absorbing the richness and passion of Italian life and savouring its cultural heritage evident in the art, architecture, pageantry, festivals, fashion, design, craftsmanship and unique approach to living.
We are all destined to be transformed by the magic of this wonderful place - feeling more Italian moment by moment, speaking more enthusiastically, smiling broadly and even display a bit of emphatic hand waving!
Bookings for our 2017 season are continuing wonderfully well with almost all of our tours now down to the last few places and several soon to be fully booked.
Robbi and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and we invite you to get in touch with us shortly for further information or if you would like to secure your place.
The current booking status at the time of this newsletter is:-
|2017 Tour Season|
|Flavours of Spain||22 - 29 May 2017||1 vacancy|
|Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage||29 May - 5 June 2017||2 vacancies|
|Heart of Provence||12 - 19 June 2017||6 vacancies|
|Essential Provence||19 - 26 June 2017||4 vacancies|
|Aromas of Provence||30 June - 7 July 2017||2 vacancies|
|Provence Aromatherapy Retreat||7 - 14 July 2017||6 vacancies|
|Aromas of Tuscany||5 - 12 September 2017||4 vacancies|
|Flavours of Italy||12 - 19 September 2017||2 vacancies|
|Bali Women's Retreat||2 - 9 September 2017||5 vacancies|
|Bali Women's Retreat||11 - 18 September 2017||2 vacancies|
In addition to our delightful gastronomic and cultural tours, we have for over 20 years been offering our fascinating special interest Provence Aromatherapy Retreat which has been attended by guests from over 30 different countries.
This year the retreat will be focusing on skin care and wellbeing with our world renowned trainers, Dr Bo Hengden, Megan Larsen ( Sodashi ) and Robbi Zeck ND, all set in a tiny hilltop village amongst the blooming lavender fields of Provence.
As always, our attendees will gain a great deal of knowledge from our wonderful trainers and local experts and will be empowered to make their own wonderful natural skin care and well being products for personal or professional use. We will also enjoy the beauty and culture of Provence, experience essential oil production from field to bottle, as well as sharing with other aromatherapists from around the world
Of all the regions that we visit, Provence has a special place in our hearts. It is where our Aroma Tours began over two decades ago and where we first fell in love with another land.
Returning to our second home in Provence is always a delight and it is our passion to share and explore the many wonders and hidden gems of this beautiful region during our Heart of Provence, Essential Provence and Aromas of Provence tours.
"To be in Provence is to be in a joyful dream full of beauty and delight." ~ Jean Moreau
Please join us in this beautiful land and it will be our great pleasure to share the wonderful places, people and experiences that we love with you.
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.
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.
Jim and Robbi