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 greatly enjoying some well deserved quiet time at home, 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.

Our cottage garden is a riot of colour and we are surrounded by flocks of parrots and other birds busily feeding and nesting, as well as regular visits from our local kangaroo mob - which with the new generation of joeys has grown to more than twenty.

As we move into summer and those of you in north hunker down for winter, we all begin to look forward to the festive season and catching up with family and friends.

Robbi and I are already looking forward to next year's Aroma Tours and we are thrilled to see that demand for our 2023 season is the strongest we have ever seen!

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

Aroma Traveller Impressions

One of the great pleasures for Robbi and I after each tour season is receiving messages of thanks from our Aroma Travellers. We have compiled a few below from our past adventures and hope that you enjoy reading about their experiences with us.

Glorious leisurely gourmet lunch in a beautiful 2 star Michelin restaurant in Spain - joyful and delicious!

  • "Thank you so much for a very special delightful holiday in France!! It was a wonderful week….beautiful scenery, fantastic food and great company. Your attention to detail and personal interest is what makes your trips so unique and special. Sharing the week with everyone and making so many new friends adds to the pleasure of travel. As I look at my photos and reflect on the many highlights my heart is filled with happy memories."
     Connie Beggs Middletown USA
  • "I hope you really enjoy your R&R- You totally earned it for creating such a spectacular trip for us. Every detail you thought of made it special and it had a plethora of touches that will provide great memories for years to come. It should never be called a "tour" since what you deliver is a remarkable and unique experience!"
     Jodye Anzalotta New York USA
  • "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
  • "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 dream."
     Daria Bellina Rockledge USA
  • Thank you so very much for a delightful and enchanting week of adventure and discovery. There were so many heart warming moments that have created memories to last a lifetime. Everyday brought us laughter and joy filled moments, with scents of lavender, glorious food, tastes of olive oil, wonderful wines and much more."
     Janis & Bill Fox Rensselaer 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
  • "Thank you for a wonderful experience in a place of great beauty. I have seen and learnt so much in such a short time. You both bought so much to create a week filled with everlasting memories."
     Katrina Newton Hong Kong

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 2 vacancies available for Flavours of Spain Tour and 2 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 wonderful 2022 season now completed and next year's tours already down to the last few vacancies or sold out.

List of Tours for 2023
Bali Stillness Retreat 18 - 25 March 2023 SOLD OUT
Flavours of Spain 15 - 22 May 2023 2 vacancies
Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage 22 - 29 May 2023 2 vacancies
Flavours of France 5 - 12 June 2023 4 vacancies
Heart of Provence 19 - 26 June 2023
Essential Provence 26 June - 3 July 2023
Treasures of Provence
(ladies only special event)
7 - 14 July 2023
Aromas of Tuscany 5 - 12 September 2023 2 vacancies
Flavours of Italy 12 - 19 September 2023
Bali Women's Retreat 9 - 16 September 2023 1 vacancy
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 of 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.

Memorable Photos Compilation

One of the best ways to enjoy the spirit of our Aroma Tours adventures is by taking a peek at a few of the 10's of 1000's of photos we have taken during our Aroma Tours adventures.

We have compiled a small selection for you to enjoy and to give you a feel for the experiences that we share with our guests on tour.

We also invite you to enjoy some of our other lovely photos via our Photo Gallery Page

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.

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.

Our Invitation

Robbi and I look forward to welcoming you to one of our delightful Aroma Tours in 2023.

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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