2024 Trips

(updated February 20, 2024) Our 2024 schedule includes 24 trips in France, Italy, and England plus our European Christmas Experience in Austria, Germany, and Alsace, France.

If you’re interested in a specific 2024 trip or if your group involves several people, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to ensure your spot(s).

We understand that people plan travel in different ways— some people like to plan far in advance and others prefer to wait and make plans much later. Of course you can 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.

Once you’ve joined us on your first trip, you’ll become a member of our European Experience Travelers Circle. In the future you’ll receive our 10% Travelers Circle discount, and you’ll have the first opportunity to book each year.

2024 European Experiences Trips

We’re excited to offer 24 trips in 2024, including our new Morocco Experience and six all-women trips.

Use the links below to learn more about each trip. We’ve also included links to online programs about several trips. Check the status of each trip to see if openings are still available.

Email Kathy at any time if you have questions or to make a reservation.

We’d love to experience one of Europe’s most beautiful places with you soon!

NEW! The Morocco Experience

Morocco is a country of incredible contrasts and deep history, a blend of Arab, Islamic, Berber, Jewish, African, and European cultures. We're excited to offer our first trips here in 2024, an 11-night trip beginning in Paris and including three nights each in the very different environments of Marrakesh, the coastal town of Essouira, and the Atlas Mountains. We'll experience the welcoming hospitality of the Moroccan people. This trip will be offered again in early 2025.

2024 Dates: March 1-12 (Fri-Tues)
Prices: $6,850 per person, double occupancy; $7,700 single occupancy
Leaders: Jennifer Dugdale and Charlotte Bloch
Status: waiting list
The Cornwall Experience

Cornwall is a unique and ancient area of England, the southwest tip, with over 300 miles of mostly-rugged coastline and a sub-tropical climate. This special 10-day trip expands our usual Experience week to include several days on the idyllic Isles of Scilly. We'll enjoy quaint fishing villages, white sand beaches, historic and natural sites, prehistoric structures, world-famous gardens, and excellent local cuisine. We hope to offer this trip again in April 2025.

2024 Dates: April 16-26 (Tues-Fri);
Prices: $6,150 per person, double occupancy; $7,000 single occupancy
Leaders: Kathy and Charley Wood
Status: waiting list

Virtual European Experience: Getting to Know The Cornwall Experience
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: April 26-May 3: waiting list. June 7-14: 2 openings. Sept 6-13: Waiting list


The Normandy Experience

This 8-night trip is based for 7 nights in the charming, medieval town of Bayeux, just a few miles from the sea. The 8th night (at either the beginning or end of the trip) will be at Mont St. Michel, surely to be a memorable experience! One important day will focus on the World War II and D-Day history, which took place on the nearby beaches. But Normandy has much else to enjoy. We'll make day trips to the medieval port city of Caen and the lovely waterfront town of Honfleur and also experience the lush countryside of the Pays d'Auge. We'll visit apple distilleries, cheese dairies, chateaus and gardens; and of course we'll enjoy memorable meals. This trip will be offered again in 2025.

2024 Dates: April 30-May 8 (Tues-Wed); May 8-16 (Wed-Thurs)
Prices: $4,750 per person, double occupancy; $5,350 single occupancy.
Leaders: Kathy Wood and Drew Fedorka
Status: April 30-May 8: waiting list; May 8-16: 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: May 18-25: waiting list. May 25-June 1: 3 openings. Sept 21-28: 1 opening. Sept 28-Oct 5: 6 openings

Virtual European Experience: Getting to Know The Luberon Experience
The Riviera Hillsides Experience

This Experience week is based in a typical village near Grasse, in the scenic foothills behind the famous French Riviera, offering a very different ambiance from the glitzy beaches of the Riviera. The backcountry of the Côte d'Azur is bathed in sunshine and carpeted in olive groves. The protected micro-climate favors temperate plant species and flowers of all kinds, important for the perfume industry. Our week includes visits to perched villages and lush gardens, a special day focused on art and artists, an excursion by boat to an offshore island, food-related experiences and much more. We hope to offer this trip again in 2025.

2024 Dates: May 18-25 Women's Week; May 25-June 1 (Sat-Sat)
Prices: $4,100 per person, double occupancy; $4,550 single occupancy
Leader: Jennifer Dugdale and JP Lichtlé
Status: May 18-25: waiting list. May 25-June 1: 6 openings
The Chianti Experience

The beautiful wine region of Chianti is located between Florence and Siena in the heart of Tuscany. Our groups base in the medieval village of Castellina-in-Chianti in a former palace overlooking the vineyards. Our week includes bustling historic towns, quiet hilltop villages, a cooking class in a farmhouse kitchen, two winery visits, and incredible meals, including dinner with friends at their hilltop castle home. We plan to offer this trip again in 2026.

2024 Dates: June 4-11; June 11-18 (Tues-Tues)
Prices: $3,700 per person, double occupancy; $4,100 single occupancy
Leaders: Kathy Wood and Alessio di Genova
Status: June 4-11 waiting list; June 11-18 waiting list

Virtual European Experience: Getting to Know The Chianti Experience
Inside Bath

Explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage City on a four-night intensive experience, hosted by a former Bath resident, who can offer a true insider's perspective. Our group will explore Roman history, Georgian architecture, Jane Austen sites, and favorite local spots for food and drink. We'll also make a day trip to the nearby port city of Bristol, with its own interesting history. We hope to offer this trip again in 2025.

2024 Dates: June 25-29 (Tues to Sat)
Prices: $2,600 per person, double occupancy; $2,950 single occupancy
Leader: Jennifer Dugdale
Status:> 2 openings

This is an ideal trip to combine with The Cotswolds Experience, June 29-July 6. Book both trips and your transportation from Bath to Chipping Campden will be included.
The Cotswolds Experience

The Cotswolds is the English countryside you've dreamed of: an idyllic land of rolling hills, gentle streams, grazing sheep, and quaint stone cottages. The well-preserved town of Chipping Campden, with its lovely High Street, is our home for the week. Our week includes historic castles, traditional pubs, magnificent gardens, quaint villages, a visit to a historic (and perhaps haunted) village pub, and a special dinner at the Pudding Club. We hope to offer this trip again in 2025.

2024 Dates: June 22-29 Women's Week; June 29-July 6 (Sat-Sat)
Prices: $3,700 per person, double occupancy; $4,100 single occupancy
Leaders: Kathy Wood
Status: June 22-29: 6 openings. June 29-July 6: waiting list.

Virtual European Experience: Getting to Know The Cotswolds 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 2026.

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: waiting list; 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: 2 openings; Sept 24-28: 2 openings.

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 and Charlotte Bloch
Status: 5 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: 4 openings (double occupancy only)