Experience Europe’s Most Beautiful Places

Tours of a Lifetime Are you dreaming of a different kind of European vacation?
An immersion in a different culture and way of life?
The opportunity to get to know local people?
A focus on simple pleasures?
A beautiful setting in the countryside?
A leisurely and relaxed pace?

If this type of vacation appeals to you, you’ll enjoy our European Experiences trips! We offer small group tours in the most beautiful areas of Europe, special places that have captured our hearts in 25 years of European travel.

Each year we offer several weeks of The Luberon Experience in Provence, France, based in the village of Bonnieux (shown below). Our other trips vary each year, as we share other wonderful places in Europe that we love with travelers looking for an indepth experience.

The Luberon Experience was selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of their 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2012. We’re very proud to be identified as one of the best tours in the world, “designed for experience, immersion, sustainability, and cultural connection.” Learn much more about this special trip on our Luberon Experience website.


European Experiences – 2017 Trips

We had a wonderful season in 2016 and are now focused on planning for our 2017 trips:

  • We’re hosting five weeks of The Luberon Experience, three weeks in May and two weeks in September.
  • In May/June we’ll host three weeks of The Alsace Experience.
  • In June/July we’ll offer two weeks of The Périgord Experience.
  • In July/August we’ll return to England for two weeks of The Cotswolds Experience.
  • We’re offering a new 12-day trip, The European Christmas Experience, in November and December.

See here for the details of our 2017 schedule. We’d love to have you join us this year!

We’ll announce our 2018 schedule on March 1, 2017. In 2018 we’re planning to offer trips in the Luberon, Chianti, Alsace, and the Cotswolds. We’ll also be announcing a new trip, The Cornwall Experience, in southwest England.

We hope you’ll join our mailing list to stay in touch with us through our newsletter (four or five times a year), including our schedule announcement every March. Our Facebook page is another great way to learn more about us, follow our travels, and connect with other European Experiences travelers.

Explore our website to learn more about our approach to travel and a typical week on one of our “Experience” trips. Other travelers visit Europe. With us you will experience it!

– Kathy and Charley Wood


We’re a founding member of Slow Travel Tours, an informal affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France and other European countries. All these people have a travel philosophy similar to ours. If one of our trips isn’t right for you, we hope you’ll consider one of theirs.

Follow the Slow Travel Tours blog to learn more about exploring Europe slowly with a small group tour. These are our most recent posts:

Experiencing Europe at Christmas (a post by Kathy)

A Luberon Experience: An Afternoon in Colorful Roussillon (a post by Kathy)

Falling in Love Again… with Chianti! (a post by Charley)

Travel Tips: Traveling Safely and Securely in Europe Today (a post by Kathy)

We’re also a member of ETOA, the European Tourism Association.