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Tailormade Holidays and Special Events


The active gourmet travel is not a regular travel agent selling standardised tourist packages; we’re expert travel designers and travel coordinators so, as well as offering a range of escorted tours each year, we tailormake trips to suit you, the independent traveller.


Our bespoke holidays are perfect for:

We ensure you make the best use of your time so you can experience
the real countryside
, not just skim over the surface. Some places in your detailed itinerary are well off the beaten track – locals are often amazed at the extent of our knowledge of their areas!

Feeling the breeze on top of Mont Ventoux with The Active Gourmet Travel

Feeling the breeze on top of Mont Ventoux

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Quality accommodation and villa rental

Where you stay will echo the traditions of the region and ensure that you
savour delicious regional food and wine.


Whether you're renting an apartment in Paris or a villa in Tuscany,
self-catering accommodation is surprisingly affordable. 
Live like the locals – explore the lively markets and attempt regional
specialties in your very own kitchen. We ferret out the best rental deals! 


Detailed itineraries

To help you to optimise your well-earned rest, our personalised
are so much more than a list of bookings and dates.
For example, we take into account opening hours, market days,
national holidays, local customs and expectations, etc. 
The inclusions are based on your interests and, obviously, you adapt
our suggestions to suit your mood, energy levels and weather conditions.


Excellent value for money

Your travel package will be fully paid in your own currency before you leave home. 

Your car rental, train bookings, venue tickets, accommodation, and even some meals, are combined into a personalised travel package that can be pre-paid. Your total package outlay varies according to the number of people travelling, length of the journey and the complexity of your itinerary, but you can always get excellent value for money.


For cyclists, walkers, golfers, fishermen...

Our detailed itineraries provide options to include your favoured activities – if you're interested you'll be loaned large-scale maps before setting off.  If you want to do additional exploring you can adjust the pace to your own level. See a sample itinerary here.

Kayaking on the Gard River

Eiffle Tower, Paris in Autumn with The Active Gourmet Travel

Exploring Paris in Autumn

Kayaking on the Gard River with The Active Gourmet Travel

Kayaking on the Gard River


Send us your travel plans

If a personalised holiday package seems like the holiday for you, the first
step is to fill out our 
Travel Planner with an outline of your interests and
email it to us. Then we will:


  • Get in touch to discuss your ideas and holiday budget.

  • Offer practical suggestions to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

  • Provide you with a detailed, personalised itinerary, including maps
    where needed.

  • Give pre-travel suggestions: what to pack for your particular journey,
    local foibles and information, plus useful phrases to get you by.

Tuscan pool - Enjoying the Tuscan countryside with The Active Gourmet Travel

Enjoying the Tuscan countryside

Keen on a personalised tour?


We will design an itinerary for you, tailormade to suit your needs, interests and time frame. You decide when and how long you wish to tour for, who with and on what mode of transport.


Or we can help you select the most suitable tour from our extensive portfolio of the very best of worldwide activity holidays.

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