Small group tours for women who love to travel
Come and join us in the South of France for 12 days of culture, style, shopping, food, wine and experiences in beautiful Provence.
Stay in a magnificent genuine French villa unpacking only once. Take in the sights of the beautiful villages of Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Menerbes, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Roussillon, Gordes and Uzes to name but a few. Meander through quaint town squares, village markets and boutique shops, partake in wine tasting, cooking classes as well as a perfume creation class where your personality is the key to your fragrance.
L’Amitié Tours (The Friendship Tours) are all about like-minded women travelling together in small groups experiencing the uniqueness of Provence, creating friendships and travel companions whilst relaxing and enjoying the ambience of the tour that has been carefully constructed to provide you with many wonderful experiences in a small group environment whilst still allowing you time to yourself. It’s the ideal girl’s trip with your best friend, sister, mother, daughter or a chance to travel with other like-minded women.
Each day offers something special that will become your own personal memory of the real Provence. French hospitality and cuisine are showcased throughout the tour, both at our Villa and in private homes, and much more. Friendships form easily in the comfort of small groups, it’s the perfect match for travelling women wanting to experience the real French world with locals who are eager to share their lifestyle and open their homes to visitors from abroad.
Transport yourself into the breathtaking medieval villages and stunningly beautiful hills of Tuscany and Umbria
- into a lifestyle filled with simple pleasures and traditions dating back centuries. Join us in late spring or early autumn to share all the history and romance of Tuscany.
The tour is based in Cortona, located at the southern end of Tuscany, where we enjoy the advantage of staying in a stunningly beautiful village that is full of life; both local and tourist, and still have easy access to some of the larger centres of Tuscany and Umbria. Cortona, has enjoyed fame and popularity since the publication of Frances Mayes' story 'Under a Tuscan Sun' (and the movie) which ignited the romantic passions of many women wanting to renovate an Italian villa.
You will visit places such as Siena, taking a walk through the famous Piazza del Campo and visiting the awe inspiring Duomo and the Franciscan Monastery 'Le Celle' where the tranquility engulfs you. You will also experience the beauty of the wine growing regions on visits to Chianti and the towns of Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Pienza and more. Spend a day at sparkling Lake Trasimeno, take in the National Gallery at Perugia and much more.
You will also have plenty of time to explore local markets as well as shop at some of the exquisite boutiques that sell fashion and leather goods and to visit the local artist galleries and workshops. And, of course, there's the Tuscan food and wine which is to be enjoyed as home-cooked meals and in restaurants - there's even a cooking class with a local chef.
Each day of this tour has something special to offer; the history, the art, the shopping, the food and wine, the sights, and most importantly the friendships.
This 8 night tour is a brilliant short get away for women only is a great opportunity to make new friends or travel with a girlfriend.
The natural beauty of New Zealand's South Island is legendary and this tour blends some of the region's most spectacular scenery with a generous helping of world renowned wines. The tour takes you from Christchurch across to the West Coast for a breathtaking helicopter tour over the Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers, then down to the Central Otago wine region and beautiful Queenstown before heading north through the Waipara, and Kaikoura to take the inter island ferry to Wellington.
On your way around the South Island you will be staying overnight in luxury private room four star hotel or resort accommodation, chosen for ready access to the day's attractions and the availability of sumptuous dining.
You will be taken on tours, talks and tastings at major NZ wineries as well as smaller boutique wineries with the opportunity to buy wines at the cellar door to take with you or to ship home. You will also experience the wonders of glow worm caves and the relaxing hot spring pools at picturesque Hanmer Springs, a dinner cruise aboard an historic steamship on Lake Wakatipu, and much more.
Touring in February, at the end of summer, this tour coincides with L'Amitié Tours NZ North Island tour for guests wanting to extend their adventure.
This is a five night tour focusing on wineries of the North Island in New Zealand.
It's perfect for a short get away to unwind in style. The tour caters for 8 guests, staying in luxury private room four star hotel or resort accommodation where everything (except wine purchases and presents) is included so you don't have to worry about a thing.
We will pick you up in Wellington and travel across to Martinborough on your first day where you'll be introduced to some of the local wines as well as enjoying lunch and dinner at two of the region's best wineries.
After your overnight stop in Martinborough you can enjoy a grape to glass tour, including a luncheon at a nearby estate before travelling on to the Hawkes Bay region. You will have 2 nights stay in Napier with some free time to explore the Art Deco capitol as well as visiting a few of NZ's most famous wineries and seeing the sights of the region.
Continuing north, you will then visit the spectacular Huka Falls on route to the beautiful and tranquil Lake Taupo where you'll enjoy a cocktail cruise on the lake before staying overnight at a hotel overlooking the lake.
The next day, it's off to the Auckland - Hauraki Gulf area to visit the Waiheke Island wineries where the vineyards overlook the city of Auckland. Your last night of the tour will be spent in Auckland, taking in some famous sights and enjoying a special farewell dinner.
The morning of your departure day coincides with one of the tour highlights; a tour of the Villa Maria Estate winery including talk, tour, tastings, and of course lunch. Following lunch you will be transported to Auckland airport to make your way home.