Travel in France, Spain and Portugal
at your own pace on your own schedule,
on a flexible program handcrafted to
fit your specific interests
choice of day tours with groups or private guides
the cuisine of France, learn about Spain's history and taste port wine in Portugal.
Tour those three countries to immerse yourself in their great cultural heritage
and enjoy the personalized travel experience. The excitement has no limits!
corner of Europe is our passion. We can help you through the geography and the
logistics as well as the fine details and subtle nuances of these fascinating
Tours is a California-based upscale travel planning company run by a French native
and his American partner. Over the years, we have traveled to those three countries
dozens of times and know virtually all their nooks and crannies. All these trips
give us in-depth understanding of and unparalleled expertise in those destinations.
For that reason, France, Spain and Portugal are the only
countries where we offer tours and river cruises.
have an"old country" background all right, with on-the-ground knowledge
of destinations and local connections. But, when we land at Barajas airport in
Madrid or Charles de Gaulle in Paris, we are American travelers just like you.
We know what you're going through. As American travelers ourselves, we have a
complete understanding of your needs, apprehensions and expectations. We know
how to anticipate what you will run into when you get there.
approach to planning your tour is straightforward. Here's how it works. You tell
us about your dream vacation and we will handcraft a tailor-made program of guided
tours, ground transportation and hotels to fit your specific schedule, interests
and budget. This program will include an itinerary, hotels and a price for the
total package. It's that simple!
say you are a wine enthusiast and you want to investigate Bordeaux and Burgundy
wines. No problem! We work with wine experts in those regions of France. Or, your
interest is in gourmet food and you can't wait to sample the legendary Basque
cuisine in northern Spain. Simple! We will schedule a cooking class in beautiful
San Sebastian in your itinerary. How about dinner at a candle-lit "mini-Versailles"
palace outside Paris to celebrate a special occasion? This fabulous experience
can be arranged as well - and many more fun activities like it. We can be as creative
as you will allow us to be.
programs appeal to those who appreciate the personal touch and our hands-on approach
to the travel business.
a custom private tour or a barge cruise, we will design a perfect, one-of-a-kind
travel experience that will deliver everlasting memories. Every component of every
tour we put together is handled with the greatest care.
hotels, for example.
We continually review online ratings, so you can rest assured your accommodations
will have the highest recognized appeal and will be the best value for the price.
but not least... The local cuisine often is
the highlight of a trip (galette, pintxos, cassoulet, paella...). If this is important
to you, before you leave on your tour, we will give you a complete list of professionally
rated restaurants, affordable bistros or tapas bars in all the places you will
be visiting. This list will also include all the wine appellations in each country
as well as the many local specialties in each region.
whet your appetite, here's a sampling of possible tours in France, Spain and Portugal.
But, please, remember - your travel program will be customized to fit your specific
interests and requirements. We will make your trip your very own - your dream
vacation come true!
Voyage! Send us postcards! Who knows... you might run into something we haven't
seen yet. Every time we go to France, Spain or Portugal, we always make new and
exciting discoveries. We've never been disappointed!