Greetings from Robbi and Jim

A warm welcome to all of the members of our Aroma Tours Newsletter from around the world.

Robbi and I are still in beautiful Provence enjoying the sweeping fields of lavender in full bloom, leisurely meals under the shade of the platane trees and picturesque drives in the countryside with our dear guests.

We feel truly blessed to have enjoyed our most successful season of tours and continue to delight in the pleasure that our journeys bring to others. As time goes by we will be sharing many of the wonderful experiences from the tours this year.

 In the meantime, we  have included 2 pages of gorgeous photos for your enjoyment and also  invite you to visit our Photo Gallery Pages where you can browse through some of the thousands of photos we have taken during our past aromatic adventures.

For the latest details of our tours and retreats, please visit our information request page and if you would like to join us this year for one of our delightful aromatic journeys, please visit our booking request page to reserve your place.

Memorable Photos From Our 2012 Adventures

One of the best ways to enjoy the spirit of our adventures is by taking a peek at a few of the 1000's of photos we have taken during our Aroma Tours' 2012 season.

We also look forward to sharing some of the lovely images taken by our Aroma Travellers during their journeys with us this year in our upcoming newsletters.

In the meantime we have added two new pages of memorable photos for you to enjoy at:-

As we are still on tour in Provence the two pages above are "as is" and will be refined when time allows. For now they are a lovely peek into our current adventures.

We look forward to adding many new memories and beautiful photos to our archives and to sharing them with you later in the year.

Please remember to take a peek at our Photo Galleries Pages where you will enjoy many beautiful images of our past adventures.

Aroma Travellers Our Thanks

Without doubt, one of the main reasons that we continue to grow and flourish, is the on-going support we receive from our past Aroma Travellers.

This year we are thrilled to see that we will be enjoying our greatest ever number of returning Aroma Travellers - currently over 31% of our guests!

Added to this we have now established that for the first time ever, over 50% of our guests are either returning Aroma Travelers or direct referrals!!

For Robbi and myself, it is such a great delight to be welcoming back so many good friends and to see our Aroma Tours continuing to flourish.

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 as you spread news of our tours and retreats amongst your friends.

Robbi and I also greatly appreciate your wonderful words of thanks, it means so much to us to know that we have shared a special time with you during our journey together.

If you have not already done so, please take a peek at our Guest Comments from 2012

Tuscany in Autumn and the Dolce Vita - September

For many years we have enjoyed Tuscany in the spring, but always we continued to receive requests for tours in the Tuscan autumn. As a result, this year we moved our Aromas of Tuscany tour to September.

We are greatly looking forward to sharing the beauty and bounty of autumn in Tuscany with our Aroma Travellers this year and the response has been fabulous with now only 3 places left to fill

As well as nourishment for the eyes, in Tuscany life 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 place - feeling more Italian moment by moment, speaking more enthusiastically, smiling broadly and even display a bit of emphatic arm waving!

If you would like to join us this year as we explore Tuscany's perched villages, rolling hills, delicious food and wines, rich culture and joy of life we invite you visit our information request page for more details.

We have assembled a page of photos of our Aromas of Tuscany Tour as part of our memorable photos pages and if you haven't already done so we invite you to take a peek

Our Current Booking Status

With the exception a few places in our first Aromas of Tuscany Tour, all of our tours for 2012 are now fully booked.

We look forward to welcoming the last few Aroma Travellers to join us in Tuscany this year and already our 2013 tour season is well under way thanks to our returning guests making their bookings nice and early. We love that - it makes it so much easier for our planning.

Robbi and I are now also firmly fixed on making our 2013 Aroma Tours season our most delightful and successful yet to date.

Our booking status at the time of this newsletter is:-

  • Aromas of Tuscany
     11 - 18 September 2012:  3 vacancies
     ( bookings closing very soon )
  • Blossoming Heart Tour ( details soon )
     24 June - 1 July 2013

Robbi and I hope that we will have the pleasure of your company on one of our Aromatic Journeys in the near future.

For detailed information about any of our tours please visit our information request page and if you would like to join us please visit our booking request page to reserve your place.

It is our pleasure to assist you with any questions you may have and we invite you to get in touch with us either by email at or by phone on: +613 5331 3254 (afternoon/evening USA time zones, mornings from other countries). 

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 you may like us to add you to that tour's waiting list as sometimes we receive late cancellations or transfers.

Arranging Your Travel

Once you have reserved your place via our tour booking page, all your need to do is make your travel arrangements to meet us at the tour rendezvous point. You can either ask your travel agent to assist you, or for the more adventurous you can book your flights and connections yourselves. All of our rendezvous are easily achieved and naturally we provide all of the information and assistance that you will need.

Just a reminder that we have a frequently asked questions page to help answer the most common questions including how to book, travel arrangements, group sizes etc.

Previous Newsletters and Stories of Interest

Our past newsletters contain a lot of interesting stories and are well worth a read. You can find them by visiting our newsletter archives

You may also enjoy reading a few of the stories that we have compiled over the years on our stories of interest page

Thought for the Day

"If you want to make the world's best omelet, you had better start cracking."
 ~ Bertrand Percelle

Our Invitation

Robbi and I look forward to welcoming you to one of our delightful tours or retreats in the near future and invite you to take a peek at the latest photos of our travels in our photo galleries

If you would like detailed information about any of our tours please visit our information request 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 either by email at or by phone on +61 3 5331 3254 ( afternoon/evening USA time zones, mornings from other countries ).

Please note you need to replace the '+' in our phone number with your country's international dialling prefix: from the USA/Canada it is 011 from most other countries it is 00.

Warmest regards,

Jim and Robbi

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