Boutique Guided Tours


Formula  1: Umbria and Tuscany magical castle one week

Dates:  May 23-30; August 26-2 Sep: October 2-9 2019.
Cost $3250 pp twin share inclusive. Single supplement $450.
Stay in a this majestic castle, visit medieval Siena, unique towered city of San Gimignano, Etruscan Perugia, serene Assisi, taste truffles, olive oil, a whole village of ceramics, exclusive cashemere, shopping...all sorts like shoes and bags, basic Italian lesson.



Formula 3: French Riviera, luxury villas, art, gardens and villages
June 3-10 and September 23-30, 2019. Cost twin share: $3220 Single supplement: $720.

INTRODUCTION to French Riviera & Provence, where light and nature conspire to deliver those magic ingredients of history, picture postcard countryside of sunflowers and cherry blossoms, blended with fabulous food and wines.

It is easy to see why so many artists, chefs, designers found their inspiration in Provence.

Highlights: Stay in a 4 star hotel near the sea. Visit the most superb villa and gardens of Villa Ephrussi and Villa Kerylos. You will be overcome by the stunning scenery and mythic places, like Nice, Monaco, Cap Ferrat, plus some of picturesque villages, if you have good walking shoes.

Dine in local brasseries plus one of the most legendary 3 Michelin star restaurants in Monaco: see the difference between the haut , moyen et bas Corniche. Go to fishing villages and a perfume factory and museum. Depending on season you will see lavender fields, sunflowers, museums of Matisee, Renoir, Casino of Nice or Monte Carlo and so much where the "beau monde" live.


Formula  5: Vermilion coast - 30kms French/Spanish border
June: request your dates.
Highlights: Off the beaten tourist track, some fishing villages, not unlike the 5 Terre in Italy. In France on the Vermilion coast, less than 30 kms from Spanish border, stay in the this dreamy seaside resort. It was once the playground for Picasso, Matisse, Derain and many others, not to mention numerous famous writers too. Wonderful French and catalan restaurants. Beaches, walks, boat trips to Cadaques or bus trip to Barcelona. Local Banyuls wine tastings, art galleries, not luxury place but certainly superb scenery, food and wines. 7 day packages, $ 3250pp, includes driver for a few days plus boat excursions. Minimum one. Single supplement $350. Ask about possible 4 day formula. Any summer/spring date you like.


Formula  7: Stopover tour in Jordan
for travellers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar

Magical history tour.
On your way to/from Europe, if you're done with Dubai and over Oman, try a stopover in Jordan, a stable middle eastern country that is older than time. Camel ride in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, visit the Nabatean City of Petra, float in the Dead Sea - the lowest place on earth, dine on divine Middle eastern food and shop for gold, frankincense and myrrh in some of the oldest markets on earth. Possible extension Jerusalem.

7 day stopovers start from $2600 pp twin share , all inclusive of personal driver, 5 star accommodation, most meals and a guide.

One week: 2-10 people.  Just like a cruise on land. Unpack once and stay all week. Very small groups means very flexible too. Fully escorted.

REQUEST YOUR PREFERRED DATES.  Emphasis is on excellent local food and wines for all tours. Cost approximately $3250 per person.

(Provence Riviera +Provence Villages Luberon, Vermilion coast near Perpignan, Umbria+Tuscany, Spa towns near Venice, Portofino and 5 Terre)

NB: Go any day you like, subject to availability. Minimum 2 people. Price from $3250 pp per week. Land content only. (Mini package also from 4 days. ) Fully inclusive, fully escorted.

If you would prefer to be accompanied and have another location in France or Italy, I am happy to prepare a package Just For You.


Formula 2: Provence Tour, villages and the Vaucluse.
June 11-18th  :September 3-10( Sep: FULLY Booked).2019.
single supplement $495
Visit some of the most beautiful villages of Provence, according to the Michelin guide. Some of them are Isle-sur-la Sorgue(island on the Sorgue River) Roussillon, Gordes, les Baux de Provence, Lourmarin, plus some of the larger ones also, aristocratic Avignon,go antique hunting with a local so you can learn about styles from the past, drink Chateauneufdupape at its source!



Formula  4: near Venice. It's all about You!!

COST $3250 pp single supp $320

 September 15-22,  2019 YOGA WEEKS .and October 13-20 2019.

Evening entertainment, +music. and/or  opera, etc.

HIGHLIGHTS: Health,wellbeing. Excursions near the most ancient spa town, just 40 kms from Venice. Sensational 4 star hotel with all meals included and free bicycles, tennis, thermal pools. Treat yourself to a massage and/or facial.

Renowned mud and thermal waters, visits to medieval Padua, Verona, Vicenza , Marostica, Bassano del Grappa, and much much more. Evenings with music and dancing.Day trip to fabulous Dolomite mountains!
September 10-17, 2020 includes human chess game in medieval dress: this spectacular event is every 2 years, like Alice in Wonderland! With famous flag throwers and acrobats.


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Formula  6: Italian Riviera,Portofino and 5 Terre : any dates

Highlights: Stay in Santa Margherita or legendary Portofino.Some walking up steep slopes , so best be fit for Portofino and 5 Terre, 5 fishing villages clinging to Ligurian coast.Have a local accompany you some days to inform you of the history of the English in this enchanted bay. Eat lots of seafood, the local specialty, there are local meat and pasta dishes too, get ferries across the romantic bay,visit some famous and not so famous places, including the abbey at San Fruttuoso and Camogli.Possibility to stay in an apartment in Portofino , some with sea views.  7 day programmes from $3250 per person, minimum two. 5 day programme possible.

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