Slow Travel Tours

When was the last time you returned from traveling and didn’t immediately need a vacation? Whirlwind tours or seeing an entire country in a few days can leave you feeling empty and exhausted.

Slow travel originated from Italy’s slow food movement, though it’s not about traveling at a snail's pace. In fact, it’s not about how fast or slow you go.

It’s about immersive and authentic experiences, staying longer in one place and making connections with the people and place through local food and culture. It's the opposite of seeing an entire country in 5 days and it'll change the way you travel forever.

Here are slow travel tours and experiences we’ve personally enjoyed and highly recommend, that make real connections with people and place. Read more to see how to arrange your independent tour with a local guide.