what is a slow tour?

A Slow Tour is a chance to breathe. It’s staying in one place long enough, and looking deep enough, to genuinely experience its culture. It’s connecting with the easy flow of local life; settling in for a second coffee, rather than rushing to the next attraction. It’s what a holiday should be.

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3 big benefits of booking with us

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time becomes a friend

Yes, you’ll see and do many wonderful things, but at a relaxed, easy pace that invites conversation and reflection.

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distinctive quality

There’s not a village you’ll explore, or table at which you’ll dine, that you won’t remember with a smile.

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peace of mind

Whether travelling directly with Slow Tours or one of our carefully selected, kindred-spirit partners, you’ll have our complete and constant support.

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how was your slow tour?

Provence farmhouse

’’Roussillon was one of the many places we visited during our Provence holiday. What an adventure and such fun. I loved the lavender fields, exploring village markets, and I ...’’ Read more

Aldgate, Australia


’’Being the successful bidder for a charity auction, I secured a week long "Slow Tour" in France's Loire Valley not really knowing what it was all about. For a busy executive...’’ Read more

Ian And Adele
Brisbane, Australia


’’I went to Rhodes looking for adventure but found much more than that. Rhodes has so much history and many beautiful places not usually seen by most visitors. My guides kne...’’ Read more

Mount Barker, Australia

John on bike

’’We had the most fantastic time in Provence and can’t wait for our next holiday with Slowtours. Everything was run so well, accommodation was wonderful, food and wine wer...’’ Read more

Kaye And John
Adelaide, Australia

Lavender fields

’’What a fabulous experience to have a tour guide who really knows the place. We had such a wonderful time, lovely small group and we think we have made some new friends for ...’’ Read more

Jude And Dave
Perth, Australia


’’We felt this was a great holiday -well planned, varied and very interesting. We loved it! There was a good mix of varied walking, stunning views, landscapes, places to st...’’ Read more

Carolyn And Graham
Saltash Cornwall, United Kingdom

San Sebastian

’’We did the Basque Pyrenees walk to San Sebastian in early June. It was a joy from start to finish. It is a beautiful route across the hills, nosing into lovely villages, an...’’ Read more

Dr T.
Oxford, United Kingdom

Lac St Croix

’’Our Slow Tours holiday in the south of Provence was a special part of our first European trip. We were so pleased to see our tour guide waiting for us at Toulon train stati...’’ Read more

Cheryl And John
Adelaide, Australia


’’Over the past 30 years I have travelled to most parts of the world , often alone and at times with a tour group. I have just returned from southern France in the Dordogne r...’’ Read more

Sydney Nsw, Australia


’’The Italian Lakes Tour was spectacular; beautiful scenery combined with so much history and art. Having the opportunity to stay in Lenno on Lake Como and travel the lake to...’’ Read more

Chris And Lorin
Adelaide, Australia

Mont St Michel

’’In September this year I took a Slow Tour to Brittany and Normandy with Carol while on 2 months long service leave. I am a 60 year old French teacher who usually travels so...’’ Read more

Melbourne, Australia

Colombe d'Or

’’I just had the most wonderful experience in the French Rivieria, even travelling across to Italy for a day. The villages were picturesque and the artist’s galleries outstan...’’ Read more

Adelaide, Australia

Chateau Amboise

’’I am eternally grateful for finding "Slow Tours" and Carol on the internet. My friend and I wanted to spend time in France, as part of a small group. Whilst we wanted to s...’’ Read more

Jenny And Ray
Melbourne, Australia


’’This cycling tour was fantastic and we LOVED it! Everything was perfect (except the weather, which rained and stormed most of the days we had to ride) but We won't hold you...’’ Read more

California, Usa, Croatia


’’My trip with Carol in the south of France was very wonderful. We spent 3 weeks together and everyday was full of so many delights. It was very diverse and often adventurou...’’ Read more

Daylesford Vic, Australia

St Tropez

’’My husband and I flew to France from Australia to join Carol Haslam of Slow Tours, travelling the south of France for a month followed by a week in Paris. Carol is a very p...’’ Read more

Delrae And James
Broome Wa, Australia


’’This is the beautiful manor house where we stayed in the Loire valley. We had the most wonderful time and thanks to Slow Tours, went to some places we would never have know...’’ Read more

Sydney Nsw, Australia


’’I attended this course at Antibes in 2013 at the same time as the Cannes Film Festival. It was a very well organised course and the teaching staff were university professi...’’ Read more

Ellen Anne
Adelaide, Australia

Chateau Blois

’’What a fabulous experience it was to travel with Carol and her guests over the three weeks spent in Normandy, Loire Valley and Brittany. I have a very busy corporate and s...’’ Read more

Adelaide, Australia


’’Our bike and barge tour certainly exceeded our expectations. The captain and crew were very welcoming and always went out of their way to ensure all our needs were met. Whi...’’ Read more

Wendy & Nigel
Summertown, Australia

Abbaye St Martin

’’We had the very great pleasure to travel through the beautiful Languedoc Rousillon region with Carol for 8 days in September. Our base in Prades was at a delightful Spanis...’’ Read more

Robyn And Ray
Adelaide, Australia

lac st croix

’’Thank you Slow Tours for the tour experiences we had in France and Italy in September. Our trip to Provence and our stay in the medieval village of Le Castellet was eq...’’ Read more

Chris And Lorin
Adelaide, Australia

Tuscany village

’’Our last tour, also organised through Slow Tours, was an Arts, Food and Wine Tour of Tuscany. Based in Cortona every day was filled with visits to medieval cities includin...’’ Read more

Chris And Lorin
Adelaide, Australia

St Malo

’’The cycling trip was wonderful - the green route itself, the stops and the seasonal weather were just perfect. We bumped into a vintage car race about half way through, and...’’ Read more

Singapore, Singapore

Biscay Coast

’’The area: ¨This part of Spain is very different from most of the country being very green. There is great variety in the area covered by these walks with first-rate hills a...’’ Read more

Christine And Alan
Stockport, United Kingdom

Black forestwalking

’’A group of 4 from Sydney and Malaysia - October 2018 We enjoyed the walk thoroughly. The walk passed through various environment, such as forest, fields and many attract...’’ Read more

Sydney, Australia

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