Ever dreamt of calling a beautiful villa in Tuscany or a grand castle in Scotland your home! Instead of being rushed around every day, you get to slow it down and truly soak in the culture in one area.
On our collection of Slowcations, you will have the time to explore destinations at your own pace while feeling at home….. away from home. In each destination, you can settle into your villa, castle, or bed & breakfast by enjoying a long-term stay and have the freedom to discover the area and culture in-depth and at your own pace. While you can decide your own daily sightseeing priorities, our savvy local concierge deals with the logistics to make your travel dreams a smooth reality. From transportation to recommendations to restaurant reservations, we are here to help.
Each year, we organize stays at amazing destinations around the world… Italy, Greece, Portugal and more… As in all our trips, the group size remains small to create a more intimate atmosphere and coherence. At each destination, you will enjoy the company of our fun local concierge who will work out any desired arrangement for you and provide a list of activities and excursions in the area.
Central, comfortable and unique accommodation will be provided for you and the rest of your time will be completely up to you. Our Slowcations offer the flexibility of traveling at your own pace, adding the fun of making new friends along the way without the trouble of handling any logistics.
And because we think vacations should always feel relaxed, you won’t ever have trouble making a dinner reservation or finding a taxi as we will arrange for you.
Most Slowcations last for either 10 or 20 days but each trip will differ depending on the location. You pick your desired length and we do all the rest.
We realize that it is no easy task to gather your friends or family and find matching dates to travel for an extended period of time abroad, so we’ll take care of this part for you!
Forget about the trouble finding the best place to stay as we’ll have this arranged for you. Ever dreamt of staying in a luxurious authentic villa in a Tuscan village or at a historic oceanfront mansion or maybe a tropical bungalow oasis in Greece? We figured, so be ready to call this your home and share this wonderful experience with your new friends! Indeed to ensure that each one of our trips is unbelievable and exceeds your expectations, we make sure that you have the most amazing accommodation and experiences that will keep you smiling years after your trip!
While you’ll have the pleasure to enjoy your vacation the way you would normally do traveling by yourself, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in activities that appeal to you and we’ll plan them all out for you. What are the best places to see and the local gems to discover, our concierge will have all the secret tips ready for you to save you the hassle and trouble of finding the best deals.
Last but not least, we often find ourselves traveling to the most famous attractions surrounded by crowds of tourists, away from real local life. During your slowcation, you’ll feel at home and have the time to experience the local lifestyle. Get to know the local vendors at the local farmer’s market, chat with the locals during idle walks around the town, visit artisans who produce regional goods and so much more!
The minimum age on our tours is 18. Most of our travelers are in their late 30s – early 70s with many being solo female travelers. Generally, we get a good mix of diverse people and every trip is unique thanks to the energy created by the group. The only requirements are to have a positive attitude and an open mind! Unlike cruises and large travel groups, you will not be herded towards a buffet and forced to eat mediocre food or taken to tourist traps so the guide can earn a commission. Instead, you will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime, genuine experience with friends you’ll keep for a lifetime!