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 – 2018 Trips

We’re booking now for our 2018 trips:

  • We’re excited to offer our newest trip, The Cornwall Experience, in late April.
  • We’re welcoming “alumni” travelers for our Return to the Luberon week in early May.
  • We’re hosting five weeks of The Luberon Experience, two weeks in May and three weeks in September.
  • In June we’ll welcome travelers to Tuscany with two weeks of The Chianti Experience.
  • In June/early July we’ll host two weeks of The Alsace Experience.
  • We’ll return to England for two weeks of The Cotswolds Experience in July.
  • We’re offering two 12-day European Christmas Experience trips in November/December.

See here for the details of our 2018 schedule. We’d love to have you join us!

We’ll announce our 2019 schedule on March 1, 2018. Right now we’re planning to offer trips in the Luberon, Cornwall, Alsace, and the Perigord. And maybe we’ll offer the Christmas Experience in 2019 too.

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 also 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:

A Cotswolds Experience: The Cotswold Lavender farm near Snowshill

Eating Out in France: Part One (Where to Eat and Daily Meals)

Eating Out in France: Part Two (The French Meal and Other Tips)

An Alsace Experience: Village Préféré des Français

A Cotswolds Experience: A Walk Along the Cotswold Way

On the South Side of the Luberon: Three Villages, a Castle, and a Bridge

Experiencing Europe at Christmas

A Luberon Experience: An Afternoon in Colorful Roussillon

Falling in Love Again… with Chianti!

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