France Guided Tours
Bonjour France! Explore picturesque villages, lush, world-famous wine producing vineyards, ancient castles, fields of lavender, and of course gourmet cuisine (maybe some escargot) with the help of a destination expert by your side.
Our guided tours of France can be tailored to adults or families. Watch your child’s face light up as they spy the first medieval castle on our France family vacations. Kayak the Vienne River, hike along Normandy’s famed beaches, and enjoy cuisine fit for a king. Bike through densely wooded forests and alongside plentiful vineyards, stopping in for wine tastings as time allows. On our tours in Provence, you’ll hike and bike in the foothills of the Alpilles and do some shopping in a local marketplace for olives, honey, and truffles. The warm, cozy feel of the French countryside will stay with you long after you return home!
Guided Tours of France
Your Austin Adventures tour guide will stay with you for the entire trip, and we team up with a local expert at each stop along the itinerary. With a 6:1 ratio of guests to guides (the lowest in the industry), it is no wonder our tour guides are one of the reasons our guests return year after year.
Selected for their dynamic personalities and expertise in everything about France – from history and geology to culture and cuisine – our guides can’t wait to get to know you and make your experience everything you dreamed it would be – and more.
Bike Tours of France
Discover the natural beauty of the French countryside on our biking tours of France as you pedal along rolling green meadows, pausing to explore historic WWII sites, Leonardo da Vinci’s last residence, or even the asylum where Van Gogh was treated after he removed his own ear! Journey through the beauty of France’s seaside and port towns, tasting freshly farmed oysters just after they are harvested from the sea.
Loire Valley Bike Tour
7-Day Guided Tour for Families or Adults
Paris, France to Paris, France
Families, Loire Valley Bike Tour »
France & Normandy Bike Tour
6-Day Guided Tour for Families or Adults
Paris, France to Paris, France
France Christmas Markets Tours
From beautiful cities to quaint Alpine villages and seaside towns a Christmas tour of France connects you to the romance of everyday life in these iconic holiday destinations.
8-Day Adults-Only Guided Christmas Tour
Frankfurt, Germany to Frankfurt, Germany
France Guided Tours vs Escorted Tours
France Guided tours are similar to escorted tours, but you are led by a local at each destination rather than a tour director conducting the whole trip. Our Austin Adventures guides stay with you the entire time and we team up with a local guide at each stop along the itinerary. So you end up with multiple guides on your guided tours. Check each trips itinerary to see what’s included in our all inclusive France Guided Tours.
When Is the Best Time to Travel to France?
The weather in France tends to be quite temperate year round making travel easy any time. However, with a coast on the warm Mediterranean, mountainous areas in the Alps, and cooler coasts on the Atlantic (such as Normandy) the weather can be variable from region to region. Your definition of perfect will determine the best time to visit France for you! Learn More About the Best Time to Visit France »
Spring (April to June)
Fall (September to November)
Summer (July through August)
Winter (December through March)
What to Bring & How to Plan Your France Vacation
1. Electrical Converter
Like many European countries, France uses a 220 volt system (as opposed to 110 like the US) and requires a converter if you’re traveling from North or South America. You will also need to purchase a Type-E plug adapter in order to use your electrical devices. *Some new electronic devices and appliances can be used with either 220 V or 110 V and do not require a converter (but do require a plug adapter). Be sure to check the specifications of your devices before use.
2. Must See and Do List
Because France has so many things that you must see and/or visit, it is a good idea to make a prioritized list before you leave. It is also helpful to book tickets to certain events (e.g. opera, theaters, concerts, etc.) before travel.
3. Be Prepared for Inclement Weather
Despite having mostly temperate weather, it’s best to be prepared for any weather. France can experience showers, cooler winds, and also hot, humid days. No need for a parka (unless you’re skiing!) but a light, waterproof jacket is a good idea.
4. Here’s a resource!
The Paris Tourist Office provides essential information on the cost of living for working out how many Euros you will need for your stay in Paris: meals, cultural activities, getting around… If you have a small budget, there are guides full of handy ideas.