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“we want to go anywhere Margarita goes. We’ve been on three previous tours with her (two to Ireland and one to Sonoma) and in all cases the times with Margarita have been most interesting and unusual. She doesn’t take the easy road or even the high road. Instead, she creates her own road by handcrafting a journey suited to the needs of the group. We know this trip will be very special.”

~ Marilyn, MAryland

Announcing Journeys for 2015


West of Ireland: September 9-20, 2015

Traveling Matters is collaborating with the Sonoma Yoga Studio to bring you to the best of the West of Ireland. Special guest, Lisa Murray, owner and teacher, will provide morning yoga classes on many of the days we are traveling, but you do not have to be a yogi to come and enjoy this trip of a lifetime! We will be based in the West of Ireland around towns and villages offering artistic venues of music and dance, while surrounded by stunning landscape and ancient ruins. The journey includes optional practice of yoga (all levels or no experience welcomed), while exploring the landscape, beauty, history, and Gaelic culture of Ireland during our 10-day in-country adventure. We will explore Irish myth and Celtic Ireland as we travel as a community exploring and creating our own stories. For a detailed itinerary email Traveling Matters or call 707-939-7638.

South of France - Provence and Paris
July 6-16, 2015

Traveling Matters is partnering with Provence Tours to offer a private and exclusive 10-night 11-day journey through the best of France, designed and customized for you. Your trip begins in the South of France and includes St. Remy de Provence and Paris. We will spend 6 nights in the very center of St. Remy with its many shops, cafes and historical sights. We will visit this legendary region known for its lavender fields and hilltop villages and of course, enjoy the culinary delights and the world famous wines of the region. We will visit the city of Aix en Provence with its tree lined boulevard and fountains, take a boat ride on the Mediterranean from the small fishing village of Cassis to view the breathtaking calanques. We will also visit the hilltop villages of the Luberon, enjoy the local weekly markets and maybe a cooking class with a celebrated local chef. We will also visit a beautiful winery for a private tour and tasting, then lunch on the terrace of the chateau. We will walk in the steps of Van Gogh, and Cezanne and visit the historic Roman ruins of Provence.

Our final stay will be in the beautiful and historic city of Paris for 4 nights where our hotel is just steps from the Louvre and many of the iconic historical monuments. The French National Day, or Bastille Day, will be celebrated on July 14, with its military parades, fireworks, concerts and balls. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of the 14th July on the Champs-Elysees, within walking distance of our hotel.

Early July is a wonderful and beautiful time to visit France. The weather is very nice at this time, temperatures in the upper 70’s during the day and 60’s at night, the lavender is in bloom and the vines are full. So please, let us share our passion and love for this beautiful and friendly country and truly experience the best of France. If you chose to extend your stay we will be happy to assist you with your post tour plans. For more information contact: Anna Segari, Provence and Tuscany Tours
www.provenceandtuscanytours.com
504-621-0913