Slow Travel Tours is happy to welcome two new members to our group: Village Vacations in Italy and Paint Provence with Tess. These well-established, owner-operated travel businesses have great reputations and offer special small group tours in different areas of Europe.
All the members of Slow Travel Tours invite you to join us when you’re ready to travel again. Even if you don’t plan to travel internationally in 2021, this is a great time to consider possibilities and book a trip for 2022.
Meet the new Slow Travel Tours members!
Former flight attendant Nedra Bottieri made a life-changing trip to Italy twenty years ago to re-discover her family heritage. Now with dual citizenship, she has a second home in Umbria. Through her company, Village Vacations in Italy, she organizes and hosts small group tours based in small villages in Umbria and Tuscany, normally customized tours for private groups. Groups have included yoga workshops, writing workshops, and groups of family and friends. Nedra draws on her extensive experience and relationships to plan special accommodations and activities to meet each group’s needs and dreams.
Tess Baker has been painting professionally in Provence for 30 years. Her company Paint Provence with Tess offers small-group painting holidays at her farmhouse in the Var, in other areas of Provence, and in other special European locations. Her week-long workshops include painting sessions in spectacular settings, personal instruction, and amazing meals.
The countryside is stunning, and Tess loves sharing her joy and her work with others, inspired by the surroundings and the changing seasons.
See the Slow Travel Tours website for more information about all our members. Follow our weekly blog to learn more about us, our destinations, and our tours. And join us in welcoming our new members: Village Vacations in Italy and Paint Provence with Tess! (Watch for their first blog posts on the next two Sundays.)
Kathy Wood of European Experiences is a founding member of Slow Travel Tours and has played a leadership role with the group since its beginning in 2007.
Slow Travel Tours is an affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France and other European countries.