Announcing our new tour for 2024!
"French Winter Christmas Delights"
Let "French Winter Christmas Delights" create lasting holiday memories with its blend of tradition, gastronomy, and the enchanting magic of the season.
Embark on an unforgettable 13-day journey where the magic of French Christmas comes to life. Explore the Rhône region during Lyon's Festival of Lights, traverse the snow-covered French Alps, embark on a scenic drive through Switzerland's pristine landscapes. Dive into the festive charm of Alsace and strolls through villages adorned in Christmas splendour. Conclude the adventure in Paris, the "City of Light."
Jewels of the North 2024 - Departing April, May, July, and September
"Jewels of the North"
April's tour includes
ANZAC dawn service
and the exclusive dedication ceremony of the Enginners Memorial Bridge in 2024
Explore the culinary heritage and delve into a historical journey that will offer an excellent overview of the jewels of the North of France!
Journey through the Somme, Normandy, and Brittany, experiencing those iconic sights and landmarks you’ve always longed to see. Experience the breathtaking natural wonder of the famous Normandy seaside, Brittany's medieval half-timbered villages, the magical Mont St-Michel, the prestigious Saint-Malo and luxurious Deauville!
Also on the journey is Monet's dreamy gardens at Giverny, Amiens Cathedral, the historical Bayeux Tapestry and many more hidden treasures that will bring history to life!
During our tour in April, we will join the ANZAC dawn service at Somme. This is a special edition of"Jewels of the North" tour and will be a truly moving experience.
You will honour the memory of all WWI soldiers at the Villers-Bretonneux site of remembrance, an experience that promises poignant and precious memories that will remain etched in our minds.
Four Departure dates for 2024
Tuesday 23 April – Wednesday 1 May
[special ANZAC day tour and dedicated ceremony of the Engineers Memorial Bridge]
Tuesday 14 May – Wednesday 22 May
Tuesday 16 July – Wednesday 24 July
Tuesday 24 September – Wednesday 2 October
Our points of difference
Our company and tours are 100% French owned and designed. As fortunate residents of both Australia and France we have unique expertise on the two cultures, meaning we understand your travel needs and have forged long-standing relationships with our professionals - French-English speaking guides, boutique hotels, and chauffeurs - ensuring a memorable and unique private experience specifically to your interest.
Voyage through the eyes of experts who call France home!
At FTS we believe that travelling shouldn't be a privilege but a necessity. We want to cultivate more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world. That is why we have chosen to keep our expert-led groups extremely small and affordable for an intimate, unique, and real experience. We invite you to meet and connect with your hosts, like-minded travellers, and the other interesting characters you will no doubt encounter along the way.
Our small group tours
Our 8 to 16 day small group tour itineraries are deeply immersive and combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and enough down time to soak it all in. In your leisure time you can choose your own destinations and visits, based on our provided suggestions and the guidance of your private tour leader. Follow your own path and create your unique travel experience at your own pace, not bound to a strict group Itinerary.
France Tours 2024 Departing April, May, July, September and October.
"A Taste of France – Live with the locals, like a local."
Book NOW for 2024 to not miss out!
Enjoy a full slice of the good life in France. Join us on a voyage through the riches of France and discover the cuisine, history and landscapes that make this beautiful country unique.
Choose and design your own private tour or join my popular small group tour package.
Champagne, Rosé, Red, white, we invite you to try them all! With moderation and the right balance of culture and tradition, your unique experience will be rich in emotions, enhancing your senses.
We’ll seek out some gastronomic gems and treasured vineyard areas. Each region has a unique terroir and different traditions for you to explore!
Get ready for a bubbly start, in the heart of Champagne, the place to be for real bubbles!
In Burgundy, you will live like a local strolling in the city famed for its mustard and rolling vineyard. Your two days in Dijon will be a marriage of gastronomy, wine, culture and education.
The famous bridge in the traditional Provençal town of Avignon with the very impressive Pope's Palace will be our base region for the next three days. Discover the Provence where is good to live! Can you hear the cigales?
We won’t miss the impressive Carcassonne citée on our way to the famous Bordeaux region where we will stay four nights. Sightseeing the largest Europe sand dune, cruising and eating seafood in Arcachon Bay, and trying renowned wine in Medoc, will be some of your wonderful memories of your unforgettable twelve days of leisure around beautiful France.
France Travel Solutions is a French owned, Australia Based travel agency, specialising in escorted small group tour packages and bespoke tour itineraries for all the beautiful regions of France.
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Dennise from NZ Auckland (Google review)
"This was the first time I had been to France. It was a bit daunting as I can't speak the local language, other than the very basics. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with Maud. I learned so much about wine and the making of it and we visited some very interesting places. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in France and wine. In saying that I'm not a big drinker, so don't think it's just a wine tour its more than that, you will visit interesting places and see some great castles and villages along the way. Maud will also make a detour if people are happy to try something else. Some of the days were very long, but we were the first on this tour and there is some tweaking to do. Which Maud will do. I look forward to another trip again with Maud."
best wishes Dennise
recommends France Travel Solutions.
20 July 2023 · (facebook review)
From NSW Sydney
"La Belle Vie was a very well thought out tour. It covered all the regions that I really wanted to see in France. Learnt so much about champagne and wine making from people who are very passionate about their profession. Saw wonderful scenery with the chateaus and vineyards and lavender and sunflower fields that were in full bloom. Also got to taste some amazing food! The accommodation was always comfortable with a good bed and bathroom facilities. We safely covered 3,500 kms which was quite a lot of driving however I would not have been able to see everything I saw if I had not been on the tour. If you are thinking about a trip to France I would recommend France Travel Solutions."
from Brisbane, QLD
“I am immensely proud to have been the 1st batch Maud took on tour. Her hard work, dedication and passion will go a long way to success. She provides intimate small group experiences for the curious, intelligent, and engaged traveller who values enrichment over extravagance. We were blessed with having everything along the way. Big memories from small moments are what we experienced.”