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European Experiences

Slow Travel in Europe's Most Beautiful Places

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Small group tours in Europe

We’re Kathy and Charley Wood, passionate European travelers and the founders of European Experiences. In the past 25+ years, we’ve made over 55 trips to Europe. Our travels have taken us to 17 European countries.  We love the great cities of Europe, but we’re most drawn to the countryside, mountains, and smaller villages… the special places we visit in our European Experiences trips.

“Slow travel enables you to focus on “experiencing” a place—not just “sightseeing.” I think it also means you become a “traveler”— not so much a “tourist.” You make connections. You have the luxury of time…to explore the side streets, find a favourite café, take an afternoon walk, chat with the person who lives next door. The longer you can stay the better, because you can get an authentic experience of living somewhere.” – Kathy Wood, Founder, European Experiences 

Our Experience 

We have a special commitment to help women travel. We’re delighted in 2022 to again offer trips for groups of women only– in the Luberon, the Riviera Hillsides, Mediterranean Provence, Paris (Inside Paris), and the Cotswolds. Learn more about our special European Experiences for Women. Groups are small, usually 10 – 14 people, and 65% women. This is more than just a business for us! We know the needs, expectations and interests of travelers, because we’re travelers too. We truly love sharing special places with others and creating unique experiences, lasting memories, and “best ever” vacations. We are ready to travel with you again!! We’re a founding member of Slow Travel Tours, an informal affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France, England and other European countries.  

Featured Destinations 

Our groups typically enjoy a week in a countryside village or town, in an area rich with scenery, history and culture. Through sharing unique activities, experiences, and meals, our trips feel like traveling with friends. We host trips in several areas of France, Italy and England including our award-winning Luberon Experience week in Provence and our 12-night European Christmas Experience. In 2022 we’re offering six special Women’s trips in Paris, the Luberon, the Riviera Hillsides, Mediterranean Provence, and the Cotswolds. 

Learn more:

How Shifting into Slow Travel Changed my Life: A Q&A with Kathy Wood, Founder, European Experiences (April 6, 2021)

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