Greetings from Robbi and Jim

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

Aroma Tours in Provence with Robbi Zeck and Jim Llewellyn

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, blossoming fruit trees 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 renaissance of our Aroma Tours and the many delightful moments that we have shared with our guests this year.

We are now looking forward to the remaining chapters of our Aroma Tours chronicles for 2022, with our delightful Aromas of Tuscany and Flavours of Italy tours and we look forward sharing stories and lots of lovely photos from this year's journeys with you in our next newsletter.

Robbi and I 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.

We are also delighted to see that demand for next year's tour season is the strongest we have ever seen - with all of our tours already filling fast, including our delicious new Flavours of France gourmet tour ( more details below ).

As always, it is our returning guests and their friends who are leading this fabulous response.

Aroma Travellers Our Thanks

Without doubt, the main reason that we have grown and flourished over the years and weathered the recent travel restrictions, is the on-going support that we have received from our past Aroma Travellers.

As we move beyond the difficulties of the last couple of years we are thrilled to see that they continue to make up more than 65% of our guests!

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

Robbi and I also greatly appreciate the wonderful words of thanks we have received from our guests - Guest Comments.

Spanish Gourmet Tours

Each year our Aroma Tours adventures begin with our delightful and delicious Michelin star studded gourmet tours in northern Spain

The first impression is always with the eye and here for your visual pleasure are some of the fabulous meals and experiences that we enjoyed during our Flavours of Spain Tour and Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage

There are still 3 vacancies available for Flavours of Spain Tour and 4 vacancies available for Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage and we would love to share a fabulous foodie adventure with you next year in amazing northern Spain.

Our Current Booking Status

The enthusiasm for our Aroma Tours has been outstanding with a very successful 2022 season now almost completed and next year's tours already down to the last few vacancies or sold out.

List of Tours for 2023
Bali Stillness Retreat
(invite only)
18 - 25 March 2023 2 vacancies
Flavours of Spain 15 - 22 May 2023 3 vacancies
Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage 22 - 29 May 2023 4 vacancies
Flavours of France 5 - 12 June 2023 5 vacancies
Heart of Provence 19 - 26 June 2023 2 vacancies
Essential Provence 26 June - 3 July 2023
Treasures of Provence
(ladies only special event)
7 - 14 July 2023 1 vacancy
Aromas of Tuscany 5 - 12 September 2023 4 vacancies
Flavours of Italy 12 - 19 September 2023
Bali Women's Retreat 9 - 16 September 2023 4 vacancies
Bali Women's Retreat 18 - 25 September 2023 2 vacancies
  • 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.
  • If you would like us to hold your place(s) for a few days so that you have time to comfortably make your other arrangements please let us know at jim@aroma-tours.com
  • It is our pleasure to assist you with any questions you may have and we invite you to get in touch with us at jim@aroma-tours.com

Please note

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

Flavours in France

Robbi and I are very excited to be offering a fabulous new gourmet tour, exploring the beauty, culture and rich gastronomic traditions of eastern France.

Experience the fascinating heart of Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France and enjoy journeying through the beautiful vine clad countryside of Burgundy and Alsace with their enchanting hilltop villages, medieval towns, lush vineyards, spectacular chateau and gardens.

Elegant 4 and 5 star small luxury hotels and spectacular gourmet cuisine and wines are a feature of this tour and your taste buds will be tantalized in some of France's finest restaurants, from hidden gastronomic treasures, to spectacular 3 Michelin star fine dining; with a total of 7 Michelin stars during our week together.

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!

  • There is no extra charge for solo travellers who are willing to share a room with another same gender guest from our group.

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.

Italy in Autumn - Bellissimo!

Italy in autumn is a magnificent kaleidoscope of colourful landscapes, beautiful hilltop villages, ripe grape vines, celebration and joy for life.

During our Aromas of Tuscany and Flavours of Italy tours we absorb the passion of the Italian lifestyle and savour the delightful flavours of the land's bounty, along with the rich cultural heritage evident in the art, architecture, historical sites, festivals, fashion, design, craftsmanship and unique approach to living.

Those of us who journey here are all destined to be transformed by the magic of Italy - feeling more joyful by the moment, speaking more enthusiastically, smiling broadly and even indulging in a bit of emphatic arm waving!

  • This year's tours are sold out but if you would like to join us next year to explore the "Dolce Vita" in Bella Italia, we invite you to visit our tour information page for more details or our make a reservation page to reserve your place.

Our Invitation

Robbi and I look forward to welcoming you to one of our delightful tours or retreats as we recommence our Aroma Tours in the summer of 2022.

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 info@aroma-tours.com

Warmest regards,

Jim and Robbi


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