Travelers Circle Preview – 2024 Trips

Our Travelers Circle program is our way of expressing appreciation to our “alumni” travelers through special benefits and opportunities. In 2022 over 60% of our travelers were Travelers Circle members and their travel companions.

As Travelers Circle members, you always get a special preview of the next year’s trips and the first opportunity to make reservations.

Today, February 13, we’re announcing the 2024 schedule to the Travelers Circle. You can now review the trips, consider your interests, and coordinate with your travel companions. We’re not accepting bookings now. We’ll open for bookings at 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday, February 14; you’ll receive a reminder then. (This website will help you determine what day/time this is in your time zone.)

Our 2024 schedule will be announced publicly on March 1, 2023, and we’ll start taking reservations then from first-time travelers.

If you’re interested in a specific 2024 trip, we encourage you to contact us soon to ensure your spot. You may also book now for a family member or friend who will travel with you. We can only accept an early reservation for one guest per Travelers Circle member before March 1.

Of course you can also make a booking at any time during coming year, as many trips will continue to have openings. And cancellations are always possible, resulting on unexpected openings. So please do contact us if you want to wait-list for a trip.

Travelers Circle members receive a 10% discount on all trips, and travel companions who join you on a first-time European Experiences trip receive a 5% discount. We also extend a 10% discount to Travelers Circle members who rent our Bonnieux apartment.

2024 European Experiences Trips

Use the links below to learn more about each trip, see photos and videos, and read our articles on the Slow Travel Tours blog. We’re excited to offer 26 trips in 2024, including our new Morocco Experience and seven all-women trips. Email Kathy at any time if you have questions… but please wait to book a trip until we open for bookings tomorrow. (You’ll receive an email when bookings open.)

We’re looking forward to experiencing one of Europe’s most beautiful places with you again soon!

The Mediterranean Provence Experience

This week is based in the waterfront village of Bandol in the protected, lesser-known western area of the French Riviera. The landscape features a mix of natural Provençal forests, rocky cliffs, coastal paths, discreet sandy coves, and the azur blue sea. Our week includes day trips to Marseille and Toulon, visits to coastal villages and vineyards, boat trips to enjoy the spectacular scenery, meals of fresh and seasonal foods, and much more. This trip will be offered again in 2025.

2024 Dates: April 26-May 3 (Fri-Fri); June 7-14 Women's Week (Fri-Fri); Sept 6-13 (Fri-Fri)
Prices: $4,100 per person, double occupancy; $4,550 single occupancy.
Leader: Jennifer Dugdale and JP Lichtlé
Status: Sept 6-13: waiting list
The Luberon Experience

The Luberon is an incredibly beautiful valley surrounded by low mountains and views in every direction. The authentic perched village of Bonnieux is the perfect base to experience the best of Provence. Our week includes perched villages, colorful outdoor markets, wineries, picnics, castle ruins and more. This year's June groups will likely see lavender fields nearby! This trip was named one of National Geographic Traveler's 50 best tours in the world. This trip is offered annually, in May and September.

2024 Dates: May 18-25; May 25-June 1 Women's Week; Sept 21-28; Sept 28-Oct 5 Women's Week (Sat-Sat)

Prices: $3,700 per person, double occupancy; $4,200 single occupancy
Leaders: Kathy Wood and Christian Linke
Status: Sept 21-28: 2 openings. Sept 28-Oct 5: 2 openings

Virtual European Experience: Getting to Know The Luberon Experience
The Périgord Experience

The lovely Dordogne region of southwest France is famous for its rivers, castles, prehistoric sites, and exceptional cuisine. Based in the village of Montignac on the Vézère river, our Périgord Experience week includes a day in the historic town of Sarlat, explorations of several of France's most beautiful villages, castles and gardens; guided visits to famous prehistoric sites; and memorable meals in a variety of settings. We'll offer this trip again in 2025.

2024 Dates: Sept 4-11; Sept 11-18 (Wed to Wed)
Prices: $3,700 per person, double occupancy; $4,100 single occupancy
Leaders: Kathy Wood and Drew Fedorka
Status: Sept 4-11: 3 openings; Sept 11-18: waiting list.

Virtual European Experience: Getting to Know The Périgord Experience
Inside Paris

This four-night "insider's" experience in Paris will introduce you a more authentic Paris, including experiences not normally accessible to visitors. We'll explore French gastronomy and food history, art and architecture, and homes and gardens, often through the perspective of Parisian hosts. (Note: we won't visit the major tourist sites, so this is not intended as a traveler's first visit to Paris.) We'll offer this trip again in 2025.

2024 Dates: Sept 17-21; Sept 24-28 Women's Trip (Tues-Sat)
Prices: $2,600 per person, double occupancy; $2,950 single occupancy
Leader: Jennifer Dugdale
Status: Sept 17-21: waiting list; Sept 24-28: waiting list.

The trip can be paired with our September trips in Mediterranean Provence, the Perigord, and the Luberon. Book any of these combinations and your transportation between the two locations will be included.
The Paris Experience

You may have visited Paris before, maybe several times, but you'll discover a very different Paris during this week. The focus of this special Experience is the locals' authentic Paris, the less-discovered sites and experiences most tourists never discover. On themed days we'll explore French gastronomy and food history, art and architecture, homes and gardens, neighborhoods, and history, offering a true "inside" experience. We'll also travel outside the center of Paris for a memorable adventure. We hope to offer this trip again in 2025.

2024 Dates: Paris in the Fall: Oct 7 - 14 (Mon-Mon)
Prices: $4,100 per person, double occupancy; $4,550 single occupancy
Leader: Jennifer Dugdale
Status: 2 openings
The European Christmas Experience

This 12-night "trip of a lifetime" takes us to three different areas during the magical Christmas season: Salzburg, Austria; Munich, Germany; and Colmar in Alsace, France. We enjoy the holiday atmosphere and traditions through special experiences including walking tours, Christmas markets, visits to museums and historical sites, day trips to the countryside and small villages, musical events, and a cooking class. So much more than a Christmas markets trip!

2024 Dates: Dec 2-Dec 14 (Mon-Sat)
Prices: $6,300 per person, double occupancy; $6,950 single occupancy
Leaders: Kathy and Charley Wood
Status: 2 openings (double occupancy only)