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.

Aroma Tours in Provence with Robbi Zeck and Jim Llewellyn

Robbi and I trust that you have had a wonderful Festive Season and we wish you peace and prosperity in the year ahead.

We have enjoyed a much needed break with our dear friends and family and with hearts filled, and batteries recharged, we are now busy preparing for this year's Aroma Tours season, which is continuing to astound and delight us with almost all of our tours now down to the last few places!

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 and as we start to throttle back on the number of tours we are offering it becomes even more poignant for us.

Robbi and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to share a delightful and delicious journey with us in 2018 and enjoy the wonderful people, places, fabulous cuisine, culture and experiences that we love to share with our guests from around the world. 

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 thrilled to see that they continue to make up over 65% 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.

Photos of our Aroma Tours Adventures in Italy

We enjoyed another fabulous journey in Tuscany and northern Italy last year during our Aromas of Tuscany and Flavours of Italy tours.

Being in Italy always makes you smile, with names like Ferrari, Amaroni, Balsamico, Parmigiano, Chianti, Saint Francis, Giotto, Enoteca, Sangiovese, Etruscans, Cinque Terre, Puccini, Como... evoking curiousity, reflection, passion, joyfulness, playfulness and deliciousness.

For more details please visit our information request page and if you would like to reserve one of the remaining places please visit our booking request page

Our Current Booking Status

Reservations for our 2018 season are continuing to go wonderfully well with two more tours sold out and all of our remaining journeys now down to the last few places.

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

List of Tours for 2018
Flavours of Spain 21 - 28 May 2018 SOLD OUT
Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage 28 May - 4 June 2018 5 vacancies
Treasures of Provence (ladies only special event) 15 - 22 June 2018 4 vacancies
Heart of Provence 25 June - 2 July 2018 4 vacancies
Essential Provence 2 - 9 July 2018 6 vacancies
Aromas of Provence 13 - 20 July 2018 4 vacancies
Flavours of France (invite only) 23 - 30 July 2018 SOLD OUT
Aromas of Tuscany 4 - 11 September 2018 7 vacancies
Flavours of Italy 11 - 18 September 2018 6 vacancies
Bali Women's Retreat 8 - 15 September 2018 SOLD OUT
Bali 30th Anniversary Retreat (invite only) 17 - 24 September 2018 SOLD OUT
  • For detailed information about any of our tours please visit our tour information page and if you would like to join us for a lovely adventure in 2018 please visit our make a reservation page.
  • It is our pleasure to assist you with any questions you may have and we invite you to get in touch with us at

Please note

  • Our up-to-the-minute booking status is available via our calendar page
  • If the tour you would like to attend becomes fully booked, please let us know if you would like us to add you to the waiting list for that tour in case a place becomes available due to a cancellation.

Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage ( closing soon )

Join us for a wonderful gastronomic pilgrimage along the route of the famous Camino de Santiago in northern Spain, beginning with the foodie heaven of the Basque country which has one of the highest concentrations of Michelin starred restaurants in the world.

We then weave our way west through a succession of glorious vistas and cuisines until we reach the magnificent world heritage city of Santiago de Compostella in the seafood paradise of Galicia.

We will journey through spectacular countryside, staying in magnificent 5 star hotels, visit Templar castles, stunning cathedrals and venerable wine estates, enjoy guided walks through fascinating old quarters and picturesque seaside villages and experience a little walking on the pilgrims way of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Click here for more photos of the Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage

As is normally the case for this tour at this time of year we are now down to the last few places - time for some delicious Carpe Diem.

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.

  • Mona Smith, pictured at the beginning of this snippet, holds the record for the most tours attended by a solo traveller - she has journeyed with us 10 times and next year will be her 11th!
  • Susan Troxell from NYC is a close second and has joined us 9 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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