"France serves up a mouthwatering menu of life-affirming travel experiences, from the bright lights of Paris to the bucolic charms of the South."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in France

France serves up a mouthwatering menu of life-affirming travel experiences, from the bright lights of Paris to the bucolic charms of the South. The simple joys of great food and fine wine are raised to an art form by the effervescent French, who take an entirely justified pride in the history, culture and landscape of their beautiful country. From the vineyards of Burgundy to the treasures of the Louvre, from the glittering harbours of the Côte d’Azur to the wild and windswept coast of Brittany, there is enough in France to fill a lifetime of travel.

Travel around and you’ll be treated to an ever-changing backdrop of spectacular scenery. Explore the flamingo-filled wetlands of the Camargue, the snowy peaks of the Alps, the forests of Gascony or the lavender fields of Provence. France is a land of contrasts: the sunny promenades of Cannes and Nice fizz with glitz and glamour, while the sleepy villages of the Dordogne and the Loire Valley entice travellers with a rustic taste of la France profonde. France has a wealth of wonderful cities, including foodies’ favourite Lyon, boozy Bordeaux and the German-tinged streets of Strasbourg. And at the nation’s fringes you’ll find distinctive regions with their own languages and traditions, such as the Basque Country, Catalonia and the fiercely independent island of Corsica.


Touring Highlights of France

  • Whether it’s your first visit to Paris or your fifty-first, there is just so much to see and do, from the big hitters like the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa to the joys of wandering the streets of Montmartre.
  • Bordeaux is undergoing something of a renaissance, with newly spruced up streets and a delightful riverfront promenade. The city is also surrounded by the châteaux and vineyards of world famous wine regions such as Saint-Émilion and Pauillac.
  • Lyon sits at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and is famed for its fantastic foodie scene. In between meals, make sure you check out the enchanting old town and the recently renovated docklands.
  • The French Riviera oozes glamour, from the star-spangled Cannes Film Festival to the yachts bobbing in the harbour at Saint-Tropez.
  • Provence is home to some of southern France’s most evocative landscapes, a rural idyll of fragrant lavender fields, olive groves and locals playing pétanque in sleepy village squares.
  • The majestic walled city of Carcassonne is one of the most impressive sights in France, an imposing medieval marvel of turrets and battlements that looks like something from a children’s storybook.
  • France’s mountains provide some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, from Mont Blanc and the Alps to the thick forests and crystalline lakes of the Jura region.
  • The pretty town of Strasbourg typifies the unique Franco-German character of Alsace-Lorraine, a maze of canals and alleyways lined with crooked timber houses.
  • Brittany is home to beautifully rugged coastal scenery, the famous walled port of Saint-Malo and the distinctive Breton culture, with its historic links to the Celtic peoples of the British Isles.
  • The rugged island of Corsica is a different proposition to mainland France, with a distinctive culture influenced by its proximity to Italy, and a beautiful coastline of sandy beaches and glitzy harbours.

Tour Types in France


Find Tours to France

4 Nights

Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling - Short Break

Discover the famous hilltop villages and breath-taking scenery of the Luberon region.

Starts:Pernes-Les-Fontaines
Ends:Pernes-Les-Fontaines
Group Size:2- 6
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

What’s included
  • image
compareCompare
£1119pp excluding flights £280 per night
View
show more
14 Nights

Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

Trek the classic 'Haute Route' from France to Switzerland in this tour.

Starts:Les Bossons
Ends:Randa
Group Size:6- 14
Difficulty:Challenging
Operator:Exodus

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£2499pp excluding flights £179 per night
View
show more
5 Nights

Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire - Deluxe Short Break

 Explore the Loire Valley's majestic forests, vineyards, poppies and sunflower fields.

Starts:Blois
Ends:Blois
Group Size:2- 6
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

What’s included
  • image
compareCompare
£1359pp excluding flights £272 per night
View
show more
5 Nights

Gardens of the French Riviera

With elegant gardens, dazzling azure skies and a stunning coastline which inspired a generation of artists, the French Riviera has retained its glamorous allure for over a century.

Starts:London, UK
Ends:London, UK
Group Size:6- 25
Operator:Brightwater Holidays

What’s included
  • image
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£1520pp including flights £304 per night
View
show more
11 Nights

Budapest to Paris: Bike Tours & Belgian Waffles

Experience Europe's most famous sites by train with the Eurail Global Pass. Breathe in the romance of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Starts:Budapest
Ends:Paris
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£1239pp excluding flights £113 per night
View
show more
7 Nights

Canal Du Midi

A cycling holiday along France's historic Canal du Midi and surrounding countryside.

Starts:Carcassonne Airport
Ends:Carcassonne
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Easy
Operator:Explore!

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£995pp excluding flights £142 per night
View
show more
7 Nights

Mont Blanc Highlights

If you’re looking for unforgettable alpine views, rewarding hikes and a fantastic place to rest your head each night, you’ve come to the right place

Starts:74400 Chamonix, France
Ends:74400 Chamonix, France
Group Size:4- 14
Operator:Intrepid Travel

What’s included
  • image
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£1910pp excluding flights £273 per night
View
show more
5 Nights

Cycling the Wine Route of Alsace

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Cycling the Wine Route of Alsace tour.

Starts:Colmar
Ends:Strasbourg
Group Size:1- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

What’s included
  • image
compareCompare
£1129pp excluding flights £226 per night
View
show more
6 Nights

Cotes Du Ventoux Cycling

Explore Provence with its colourful medieval villages, eclectic markets and good local wines.

Starts:Pernes-Les-Fontaines
Ends:Pernes-Les-Fontaines
Group Size:2- 6
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

What’s included
  • image
compareCompare
£1429pp excluding flights £238 per night
View
show more
7 Nights

Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire

 Explore the Loire Valley's majestic forests, vineyards, poppy and sunflower fields

Starts:Blois
Ends:Blois
Group Size:2- 6
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

What’s included
  • image
compareCompare
£1469pp excluding flights £210 per night
View
show more

discount

25 Nights

European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

Explore the galleries and cafés of Paris, take in the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps, marvel at the beauty of Florence, get a taste of Eastern charm in Kraków.

Starts:Paris
Ends:Paris
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£3349
£2679pp excluding flights £107 per night
View
show more

-316

10 Nights

Get Social: Europe Express 2022

(Previously called: Europe Express)TRIP VIBE = fast-paced fun with tons of socialising, bucket-list sights and good times all round.The right kind of express - this 11-day Euro trip is THE ONE for those big on ambition but short on time. Tick off the bucket-listers: Paris, Munich and Amsterdam. Add a touch of history with Venice and Heidelberg. Throw in the show-stopping Swiss Alps. And we give you the perfect introduction to what this incredible continent has to offer. Plus, you won't be going it alone. With up to 47 other like-minded travel buddies joining the ride, good times are guaranteed.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:24- 48
Operator:Topdeck

What’s included
  • image
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£1579
£1263pp excluding flights £126 per night
View
show more

discount

7 Nights

Cycle Provence

Wind your way past neat rows of vineyards, beneath towering aqueducts and through forests on this active cycling adventure through Provence

Starts:Avignon, France
Ends:Arles, France
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Intrepid Travel

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£1590
£1352pp excluding flights £193 per night
View
show more
7 Nights

Loire Valley Cycling

Cycle through pleasant towns and villages of the Loire Valley

Starts:Tours Airport
Ends:Tours Airport
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Easy
Operator:Explore!

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£1090pp excluding flights £156 per night
View
show more

discount

6 Nights

Mediterranean Express: Rivieras & Railroads

Explore Madrid, Barcelona, Florence & more with Trafalgar, and famous in Monaco. Sunbathe away at the French Riviera .

Starts:Rome
Ends:Barcelona
Group Size:14- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£879
£703pp excluding flights £117 per night
View
show more
6 Nights

Cycling the Vineyards from Beaune to Macon

Cycle through vineyards and villages in Burgundy from Beaune to Macon while enjoying incredible food and wine.

Starts:Beaune
Ends:Macon
Group Size:2- 6
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

What’s included
  • image
compareCompare
£1459pp excluding flights £243 per night
View
show more
3 Nights

Chateau Weekend & Monet's Garden

The famous gardens of the artist Claude Monet are at the centre of this short break, which also gives you the chance to head to the gardens of the Château de Versailles

Starts:United Kingdom
Ends:United Kingdom
Group Size:15- 35
Difficulty:Leisurely Touring
Operator:Just You

What’s included
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£899
£799pp including flights £266 per night
View
show more
8 Nights

Landscapes of the Luberon Walk

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Landscapes of the Luberon Walk tour.

Starts:Pernes-Les-Fontaines
Ends:Pernes-Les-Fontaines
Group Size:1- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

What’s included
  • image
compareCompare
£1479pp excluding flights £185 per night
View
show more
7 Nights

Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

Uncover the Alps in all their glory as you spend eight days hiking the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc

Starts:74400 Chamonix, France
Ends:74400 Chamonix, France
Group Size:4- 14
Operator:Intrepid Travel

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£2635pp excluding flights £376 per night
View
show more

discount

20 Nights

Paris to Berlin: Art & the Alps

Experience Jewish Museum, Ethnological Museum of Berlin, German Historical Museum and German Museum of Technology.

Starts:Paris
Ends:Berlin
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

What’s included
  • image
  • icon5
compareCompare
£2829
£2263pp excluding flights £113 per night
View
show more
filter
Filter options

tour hound
Why TourHound?