How Our Philosophy & Expertise Sets Us Apart
• Passionate about sharing the culture and beauty of France
• We deeply care about the success of each single tour
• Small groups up to 14-16 people to navigate sites comfortably
• Local experts - guides are from the regions we visit
• Focus on cultural immersion - we go beyond the big sights
• Carefully crafted itineraries mix major attractions with hidden gems
• Real connections - forge friendships with fellow travelers and tour guides
• Limit driving times so you spend more time experiencing each destination
• Handpicked boutique hotels with charm or 3-4 star hotels
• Food is important! You will indulge in the local cuisine the right way
• Itineraries include free time for relaxation and exploration
• Flexibility to meet travelers' needs - our group size allows for a personalized experience
• Commitment to sustainable tourism - we support local communities
• Hassle free vacation - we are here to help you every step of the way
More Details About Our Philosophy Below
Like a Local
With just 14-16 travelers, you'll have opportunities larger groups simply don't get. Thanks to our connections and expertise we can arrange private tours and exclusive experiences that larger groups can't access. The small size group also allows you to forge connections with fellow travelers, sharing laughs and creating memories together. This also permits your guide to know you personally, tailoring the experience as we go. With TripUSAFrance, you'll enjoy France responsibly while making new friends and gaining access to places most miss.
Historical & Cultural Enrichment
From World War 2 sites to Van Gogh's inspirations to the Roman Empire, our guides provide context that brings French history and culture to life. As you explore the D-Day beaches, your guide will share insights into this pivotal WWII battle. When you visit Arles, you'll learn about what drew Van Gogh to the region and how it influenced his art. Expert storytellers, our guides make the past come alive by weaving tales of legends, historical figures, and artistic movements. They love sharing their knowledge and will make your tour educational as well as enjoyable.
We meticulously plan each trip to maximize your time in France. You'll visit renowned sites while also discovering lesser-known treasures that you might have missed on your own. With departure times usually between 8:30 and 9:30 am and a relaxed pacing, you won't feel rushed. We limit driving to 1-3 hours daily so you spend more time immersed in each destination. Our itineraries artfully balance historical and cultural guided exploration with leisure time to soak it all in. And with hotels and restaurants personally scouted by our team, every detail is covered.
One of the joys of French culture is the cuisine and at TripUSAFrance we make sure that each meal is up to satisfaction. You get the perks of a food tour while being on a historical tour! We selected authentic French restaurants that we have personally tried and approved of. Vegetarians, vegans or people will food allergies, we will always have an option (or more!) for you. Each menu includes at least one vegetarian option.
Leave the planning and logistics to us! Your tour includes guides, hotels, most meals and drinks, admissions, tastings, and activities. All you do is enjoy each day to the fullest. With costs covered and expert guides smoothing each step, this is a true vacation free of hassles. Fully immerse yourself in the magic of France while we handle the details. You just need to buy your plane ticket and make it to France for the tour start.
A Track Record
You Can Trust
Since 2016 we've guided over 500 travelers on their French adventures, earning over 130 shining five-star reviews. Our focus on customer satisfaction means most choose us again for their next trip. Some already did all our tours and are excited for new tours to be created! (Greece tour and Alsace tour are in the making.) When you travel with us, you become part of the TripUSAFrance family.
See What Past Travelers Are Saying
Linda F. (Normandy Tour)
"I was impressed with the knowledge of our guide, Jonathan, in all aspects of the tour, not just his wide historical knowledge, but also his eagerness to familiarize us with the towns we visited as well as recommendations for dining on our free evenings. Our group was a great size and everyone was amenable making for a great atmosphere for learning and fun! Christophe was also impressive with his extensive D-Day knowledge. I enjoyed the personal references to people."
Dickie C. (South France Tour)
"It was a wonderful experience and felt like we were traveling with our best friends! We got to see so much and most of it at a local level which is the best. We can’t wait to do another tour with this group! Thanks for the best vacation in memory."
Rena B. (South France Tour)
"Not your typical trip - this was a really fun adventure! Our delightful guides Isabelle and Stephane took us to places such as the Camargue ranch and the wonderful picnic with (really fun!) French locals! That we'd never have found on our own - and watching the water jousting competition was an unexpected (and funny) bonus. Our hosts at the hotel were also wonderful :). The meals at each of the uniquely French rustic and refined restaurants were also delicious - and really good wines! This tour was beyond my expectations!"
Joan B. (Bordeaux & Dordogne)
"An unforgettable trip—perfect in every way: fabulous sites, activities and meals. The wine-tasting and education was terrific! Bordeaux is a gem—not to be missed. As a guide, Julia is a meticulous planner and a whirlwind. She is attentive to the needs and preferences of the participants and creates a fun atmosphere, as well."
Sandra S. (South France Tour)
"Julia was an excellent guide and we were made to feel like family. All of the details were taken care of so we could thoroughly enjoy and be immersed in the experience. All of the meals and accommodations were local and top notch. Highly recommend this tour company."
Lynne W. (Normandy)
"With Peter's experience in France, we learned the complex history of the Normandy Invasion, met Claude Monet the gardener and artist, heard the bells and chants at Saint-Mount Michel, the ancient and incredible tapestry of the Battle of Hastings, and lovely Normandie countryside. Wow what a week! BravoTripUSAFrance!"
David W. (South France Tour)
"This was a fantastic time, even better than we imagined! Julia had everything planned to the minute. She was on top of things so we just enjoyed the wonderful food, the sights and camaraderie. Her slogan of travel like a local is so true. We did not feel like we were tourists. We felt like we belonged because everyone was so helpful and friendly. The picnic prepared by Julia’s mom was delicious and we always had fun with Stephan, Julia’s dad when he drove. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the food, the wine , the culture and the people of Provence!"
Gary B. (South of France Tour)
"This was terrific! We looked forward to each day, as it was different from the day before. It was wonderful to be able to see so much of the South of France and not have to unpack and repack every single day. The small group experience was fantastic. We highly recommend."
PICTURES FROM PAST TOURS
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