A very warm welcome to all of the members of our Aroma Tours Newsletter in over 30 countries around the world.
We are coming back stronger than ever and are thrilled to see the continuing enthusiasm for our offerings from around the world.
There are still a few places remaining for 2022 if you would like to join us and also the interest in our 2023 season is continuing strongly.
Before each tour season I spend a significant amount of time on what I like to call my "Tour de Jim"; travelling about checking all of the particulars for our upcoming tours, including finalizing the menus at the beautiful restaurants we enjoy during our time together.
This is particularly poignant this year as I am finally able to once again visit our restaurateur friends to chat about our upcoming arrangements, catch up on the news and share a glass of wine; knowing that their skills and hospitality will soon once again be tantalizing our guests.
I also love exploring new gastronomic possibilities, especially the "up and coming" or undiscovered jewels that arise to become a lovely new experience for us all to enjoy.
Here are a few images from my past gastronomic adventures to give you an idea of the wonderful moments will soon be sharing with our guests this year.
There is quite a constellation of Michelin stars on display here and Robbi and I hope that we will have the pleasure of sharing some of these amazing gastronomic experiences with you.
The enthusiasm for the resumption of our Aroma Tours has been outstanding with all of our 2022 tours now down to the last few vacancies or sold out.
|List of Tours for 2022|
|Flavours of Spain||16 - 23 May 2022|
|Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage||23 - 30 May 2022||SOLD OUT|
|Flavours of France||6 - 13 June 2022||SOLD OUT|
|Heart of Provence||20 - 27 June 2022|
|Essential Provence||27 June - 4 July 2022|
Treasures of Provence
(ladies only special event)
|8 - 15 July 2022|
|Aromas of Tuscany||6 - 13 September 2022|
|Flavours of Italy||13 - 20 September 2022|
|Bali Women's Retreat||10 - 17 September 2022||bookings closed|
|Bali Women's Retreat||19 - 26 September 2022||bookings closed|
We are also thrilled to see that next year's tour season is already more than half full.
|List of Tours for 2023|
|Flavours of Spain||15 - 22 May 2023|
|Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage||22 - 29 May 2023||5 vacancies|
|Flavours of France||5 - 12 June 2023||6 vacancies|
|Heart of Provence||19 - 26 June 2023|
|Essential Provence||26 June - 3 July 2023||5 vacancies|
Treasures of Provence
(ladies only special event)
|7 - 14 July 2023|
|Aromas of Tuscany||5 - 12 September 2023|
|Flavours of Italy||12 - 19 September 2023||2 vacancies|
|Bali Women's Retreat||9 - 16 September 2023||5 vacancies|
|Bali Women's Retreat||18 - 25 September 2023||2 vacancies|
Our "ladies only" special event Treasures of Provence has been a huge success over the years and currently there is still 1 vacancy remaining.
Both Robbi and our dear friend Megan Larsen will share many of the delightful elements that they love about Provence, especially for women travellers desiring to be cared for and nurtured by the beauty that the French aspire too so well…Simply a beautiful immersion into the essence of French style and charm.
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!
Without doubt, the main reason that we have grown and flourished over the years, 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.
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.
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.
Jim and Robbi