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.