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Let the Adventure Begin


ADVENTURES IN EUROPE,

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU.

 

 

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Let the Adventure Begin


ADVENTURES IN EUROPE,

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU.

 

 

 

BIKING, HIKING, DinING, Learning, AND MORE. YOUR TRIP, OUR EXPERTISE

At Active Vacations we create truly local, fully personalized tours incorporating the most standout attractions, lodgings, and meals in a fully flexible à la carte offering, tweakable to your tastes and time. Whatever your budget, we offer a unique, value-for-money experience. We are a European-owned boutique company. We have the local knowledge and the network of experts to help create a trip that fits you to a T. You can pick and choose, mix and match to your heart's content from the destinations, activities, and lodging choices suggested here. Or we can help you come up with something entirely new.

 
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Scenic Roads


SCENIC ROADS.

INSIDER SECRETS.

LOCAL CULTURE.

 

Scenic Roads


SCENIC ROADS.

INSIDER SECRETS.

LOCAL CULTURE.

 

WE SHARE OUR HIDDEN PLACES WITH YOU

No one knows Europe better. (Did we mention we’re local?) From Provence, heart of southern France and site of our headquarters, we branch out to our favorite off-the-beaten-track destinations in France and beyond. We can take you to the rich valleys and hilltop towns of the Luberon, favorite of creatives; or the Greek ruins and fiery Mount Etna on the island of Sicily; or perhaps the mountainous backroads of Andalusia in sunflowered southern Spain. Not only do we offer you our secret places, but we locate the crème de la crème of handpicked hôtels de charme—historic chateaux, convents and palazzos—and local gem eateries, from rural auberge to chic Michelin star marvels.

"WE HAD SUCH A LOVELY and memorable trip to Provence with Active Vacations to celebrate some milestone birthdays. We were a group of five varying in age from 50 to 77. The guides made sure everyone was well taken care of from the initial planning to the completion of the trip. As a working mother who is typically responsible for taking care of all the details of any trip, it was so nice to be able to enjoy Provence without having to worry about where to stay or eat." 

–SANGEETA LEWIS

 

GUIDES, LEADERS, 
EXPERTS, FRIENDS

Our guides are passionate about what they do and want to share that love and local knowledge with you. The same goes for the various experts we meet along the way, from winemakers and chefs to small-batch cheese producers. All are eager to take you to the heart and soul of their regions, and in doing so lift your trip from the mundane to the magical.

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OUR PLACES


HOW WE CRAFT YOUR

PERFECT TRIP.

OUR PLACES


HOW WE CRAFT YOUR

PERFECT TRIP.

TOTAL CUSTOMIZATION

Whether you’ve already got a good inkling for the kind of trip you’re after—biking, hiking, or food- and wine-focused—or have no firm idea, we’ll discuss the possibilities with you, toss out suggestions, and keep fine-tuning the plan until it’s perfect. We’ll build an itinerary to suit your travel style and fitness level, from hotels to activities to meals. Communicate with us in any form you feel comfortable: email, phone, or Skype.

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OUR THREE-STEP PROCESS is simple

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Browse our site for ideas: To get a feel for the kind of tours we offer and which might best match your particular tastes, check out some of our favorite regions on the Destinations page and more specific tailor-made examples on the Trip Ideas page.

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Fill out the questionnaire: This will help us hone in on your dream trip, the kind of vacation you have in mind, and your budget. From there we’ll send you a suggested itinerary and make any necessary tweaks and changes required. (You can also contact us directly if you prefer.)

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Secure your booking with a deposit: For your convenience, we offer a secure payment method in U.S. dollars. There are no currency exchange fees or other additional costs.