Our approach

We’ve observed the typical tour groups that visit popular European destinations. Most of these groups travel in big conspicuous buses, changing hotels every day or two. The people look at the countryside through their bus windows, make quick stops at the top sightseeing spots, eat in tourist-oriented restaurants, and often stay in bland chain hotels. 

We have designed our tours around what we know is the hardest to find in France and around the Globe: meeting local people, learning from artisans who create wine, chocolate, bakery goods, cheese and so much more with superb skill and love. We’ve always been independent travelers, and we wanted this to be the type of tour we’d like to go on.

Our goal? We want this to be your BEST vacation. Ever!

What makes our GCE trips different and potentially right for you?


A Small Group Size Travelers. Our groups are small, maximum 20 peoples. You’ll feel part of a community of friends, sharing experiences with supportive traveling companions. 

Unique experiences. You’ll have unforgettable experiences that you couldn’t find on your own, including opportunities to get to know local people, our friends and our family. Our trips cover a broad range of interests: history, scenery, the outdoors, markets and shopping, food and wine. 


Memorable meals. An important part of our experience involves the local cuisine and food specialties. We learn about local products, farming, wines and beers, dining customs, and cooking.


Outstanding value. We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding value. Our price includes a highly-personal, seven-night trip in three-star accommodations with most meals included and many extras.

Our goal is to provide the best travel experience for you and your family. Customized planning and personal attention to every detail helps ensure every trip – whether it’s a weekend get-a-away or the vacation of a lifetime – is well organized and hassle free!