I’ll be totally honest – this tart was absolutely delicious, but it was despite me, not because of me. Which says a lot about the robustness of Matthew’s recipes. Let me explain – I had three baking projects on the go as I was cooking this tart: a chocolate cake for a helpful...Read on...
France Travel Tours & Trips
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Trips & tours in FrancePrice$ 0Countries visited: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany36 daysEurope’s made up of 48 countries and each one is as radically different (and as radically awesome) as the last. This trip ticks off 11, leaving 37 for you to get to at a later date – something we fully...Countries visited: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain15 daysThe bars of Barcelona to the beer halls of Berlin. We’re not saying this trip is just about getting boozed… but it does go through Belgium. Reclaim a degree of class...
Why we love France
Travel to France and you’ll soon find there’s much more to it than you see in the movies. Sure, there’s the romance, the history, the art, and the whimsy but France also packs a heavy punch. Feisty France has been raising hell for centuries with its unforgiving national pride and take-no-prisoners attitude towards preserving all things French. Join a Geckos tour and you’ll get to see both sides of France. From riding a train through the sunny fields of Provence, to getting up close and personal with the vineyards of Avignon and carousing through the bars and clubs of Paris. And then there are the croissants. Tempted? Same here.
Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons.
Before you travel:
We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring.
During your trip:
You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number.
What you can do:
Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.
From our Blog
All around the world people observe traditions when it comes to eating and drinking. In Europe, every country seems to have one custom or ritual that stands out. Master this one thing, and you'll feel like a local in no time.
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It's no secret that Europe is home to some of the world's most incredible architecture - The Colosseum, Notre-Dame de Paris, Sagrada Família among others. But you don't need to be an expert to enjoy some of the lesser known marvels.
Take a look at these five examples of some of...Read on...
Renowned Parisian blogger and cookbook author Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate and Zucchini reveals her favourite picnic spots and food shops in her iconic city:
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When the temperature drops, the temptation to hibernate kicks in. Ugg boots, open fires, blankets, classic movies and a belly full of good food can be all it takes to convince you to stay indoors for the weekend.
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