Fully Hosted & Guided Tours in France

Exploring the France we love

Small group tours for discerning travellers who wish to be immersed in the traditions and customs of this wonderful country as well as explore the history, architecture, landscapes & culture. We work with local knowledgeable and educated hosts and guides that are passionate about the region you will be travelling through, often offering personal insight for a truly memorable experience.

Highlights of Southwest France
~ Biarritz, Carcassonne, Sarlat and Bordeaux

10 days - Monthly departures, May to October 2024

Savour the finer things in life on this journey of discovery. Travelling from Bordeaux, experience  the region’s gastronomic gems – oysters, ham, wine and truffles – over soaring mountains, along the Atlantic coast, through river valleys and the foothills of the Pyrennes. Explore fortified castles, enchanting medieval chateaux with stunning views over the Dordogne valley and admire the prehistoric paintings of UNESCO-protected Lascaux Cave, at the replica Cave II.

Price range - from NZ$6129 per person, twin share

Highlights of the Northwest France
~ Paris, Normandy, Brittany and Loire

10 days - Monthly departures, April to October 2024

Step into a land of renowned artists and royal crusaders, hilltop monasteries and valley castles. Experience France’s dramatic northern regions from the windswept shores of the D-Day landings site to centuries-old villages with cobbles and timber houses, and the spectacular gardens of idyllic chateaux, while enjoying local and home-grown delicacies. Includes Mont St Michel and the Giverny estate of Monet.

Price range - from NZ$5889 per person, twin share

Highlights of Provence & Cote d'Azure
~ Nice, Arles and French Riviera

8 days - Monthly departures, May & June, August & September 2024

Glamorous coastlines, picturesque village and stunning mountain scenery – all inspiring to artists past and present.  Experience the diverse and dramatic beauty of this region, the idyllic lifestyle and an insight to the iconic artists allured by these stunning landscapes, and the artistry created….be it fragrance, produce, or paint.

Price range - from NZ$4800 per person, twin share

The Best of Provence
~ Luberon Valley

7 days

A combination of full and half day excursions, experiencing all that is Provencal. The beauty of quaint perched villages, rolling hills of violet lavender fields, vineyards, award winning wines and cuisine, markets, art, antiques, arenas and aqueducts.

Price range - from €2000 per person, twin share

Provence Walking tour

Self-guided 7 days

North Vaucluse – one  of the less visited parts of Provence –  jagged mountains cloaked in oak and pine forests, clusters of  ‘ruined’ medieval castles, and delightful villages concealed within a network of  vineyards and Vaison-La-Romaine, the ‘Pompei of France’ with Roman excavations.
Grade 4:  10 to 16 kms per day – orientation requires previous experience and some long and steep climbs.

Price range - from €1800 per person, twin share

The Best of Provence
~ Cycle tour

8 days

Following the well-worn paths, trails and winding road, with a strong historical heritage of culture and lifestyle, touring with the assistance of an e-bike, the  landscape, the festivals, colourful markets, and ‘perche’ villages are all within reach.

Price range - from €2100 per person, twin share