The world's most popular tourist destination, France's very name conjures up images dripping with romance and bucolic charm. The French are known the world over for being both traditional and cool in every sense of the word, and virtually every traveller has a mental postcard of a Parisian cafe, complete with smoking patrons and accordion soundtrack. The country that taught the world what haute cuisine was all about may not have invented wine or cheese, but they certainly set the bar - both culinary and culturally - for the rest of us to live up to.
Trekking Mont Blanc (EFMB)
Experience the rarified air of Europe as you trek the Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland on this active 10-day adventure. This challenging hiking circuit will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys and, of course, Mont Blanc itself. Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows and recharge at night with delicious mountain cuisine in simple refuges. Challenge yourself to conquer one of the world's premier hiking circuits and uncover the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible journey.
Highlights: Hiking the soul-stirring Mont Blanc massif, witnessing alpine meadows and rocky peaks, conquering windswept cols and steep trails, earning that hearty Savoyard supper
London to Rome Adventure (EELR)
Crisscrossing four countries, this whirlwind tour of Europe’s most celebrated capitals squeezes unique culture, delectable food and drink, stunning scenery, wild nightlife and centuries of thrilling history into eight days without ever feeling rushed. Browse the galleries and museums of Paris, gape at the Swiss Alps' natural beauty, hike the verdant hills of Cinque Terre and more, for less than you’d ever dreamed possible.
Highlights: Exploring historic cities and their galleries and museums, Sampling regional wines and delicacies, Hitting four countries in eight days.
Marrakech Express (EEME)
There’s so much to see in Europe; don’t settle for a cramped bus tour. Head south for an adventure as unique as you are. Beginning in London—traveller central—you’ll cross the channel for some French culture before hitting Spain for Moorish history, architecture in Barcelona and a tapas culture that will set you up for the endless nightlife. Best of all, this trip doesn’t fade out—you’ll finish up in Morocco with its mosques, medinas and kasbahs. It’s a European tour with a southern kiss of the exotic.
Highlights: Meeting the ghost of Moorish Spain at the Alhambra, sampling small plates on a tapas bar crawl, dining on a picnic lunch at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, exploring the medinas and kasbahs of Morocco, dodging snake charmers, keeping it real with a small group of like-minded travellers.
Get a new perspective on France with this canal barge adventure. Each day you'll cruise for 4-5 hours, clearing locks and seeing the world at a pace you'll appreciate. Along the way stop for wine tastings and gastronomic indulgences, cycle along country lanes and hike green valleys. Your houseboat home has only four cabins, so you're sharing the deck and the views with like-minded travellers. With a CEO there to offer advice—and steer!—you'll quickly realize that getting there is half the adventure. Please note that the following is a sample itinerary only and may change due to canal conditions, traffic, weather and other factors. Some departures will run in the opposite direction.
Highlights: Sharing a canal boat with optional day trips and activities, cruising along the lush Saône River, hiking and cycling riverside trails, tasting French gastronomic delights, sampling world-famous Burgundy wines.
France to Italy Adventure (EFIA)
Sip wine in Burgundy, feast on local delicacies in Provence, follow scenic tracks along Italy's Cinque Terre coast and raise your glass to the best of France and Italy. Over 13 well-paced days, travel from Paris to Rome and savour the region's cultural and natural highlights. Your expert CEO will take the hassle out of travel but leave you with plenty of free time to explore. Witness the grandeur of Paris and Florence's great masterpieces, relax on the beach and fall in love with the beauty of this region.
Highlights: Wandering through charming medieval cities and glorious countryside, tasting fine wines and eating local delicacies, soaking up the classic European culture, exploring the European capitals of Paris and Rome
Artists have always flocked to Provence—stick around for awhile and see why. This Local Living adventure sets you up in a charming and traditional house then leaves you free to create the perfect holiday. Wander lavender fields, visit vineyards, marvel at the Pont du Gard—it's your call. You'll share the kitchen and living areas with other like-minded travellers, and a CEO is there to recommend local favourites. Take it slow and fall in love with this seductive corner of France. The specific property and locations for this tour are subject to change.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, sampling Mediterranean-inspired Provençal food, shopping in the local markets, exploring beautiful Provence, kicking up your feet and relaxing in the tranquil countryside.
Local Living France: Burgundy Canal Boat (EFBL)
France to Italy Adventure (EFIA)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Trekking Mont Blanc (EFMB)||10 days||Active||Basic||
From $1317 USDPromotions Available!
|London to Rome Adventure (EELR)||8 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1020 USDPromotions Available!
|Marrakech Express (EEME)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1615 USDPromotions Available!
|Local Living France: Burgundy Canal Boat (EFBL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $1040 USDPromotions Available!
|France to Italy Adventure (EFIA)||13 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2399 USD
|Local Living France: Provence (EFLL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $850 USDPromotions Available!