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Historic Normandy

Explore historic Normandy for a captivating week of sightseeing and leisurely walks. With an expert local guide, delve into the rich history of Rouen, stroll along the dramatic Alabaster coast cliffs in Etretat, and marvel at the medieval ruins of Jumièges Abbey. Visit the serene village of Giverny, tracing the footsteps of the renowned artist Monet. This curated experience promises a perfect blend of cultural exploration and natural wonders in picturesque Normandy.

  • France

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board with Dinners in Local Restaurants
  • Flight Free

  • May

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    Aug

    Sep

  • Average group size: 12-14

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Walking grade

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s key walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary".

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Meticulously curated, guided walking holiday itineraries that delve into the culture, wildlife, cuisine, and rich history of the world.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Rouen's history on a guided walking tour with a local expert.
  • Discover the artist's world at Monet's House in Giverny.
  • Explore Normandy's coast starting from the elegant cliffs of Etretat.
  • Explore the grand Chateau Gaillard, perched high above Les Andelys.

Embarking on a journey through Normandy, a region celebrated for its lush landscapes, captivating shores, and delectable culinary delights, promises a rich and multifaceted experience. As you delve into a week of exploration, the regional hub of Rouen becomes your gateway to a fascinating tapestry of history, cuisine, rural beauty, and coastal allure.

During your stay in Rouen, let the treasures of the city unfold, guided by a local expert who provides an authentic perspective. The awe-inspiring cathedral, which houses the tomb of Richard the Lionheart, and the historic Place du Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc met her fate, transform into living chronicles of the past. Along the serene Seine River, a European gem, take leisurely strolls and explore the ruins of Château-Gaillard, a testament to Richard the Lionheart's might. Venture inland to Monet's Giverny, a place that enchants with its evocation of the Impressionist master's masterpieces. For some, Les Andelys, adorned by the commanding Chateau Gaillard, steals the spotlight, offering a glimpse into a bygone era.

The focus on pre-World War II eras throughout the journey underscores the region's significant historical significance. This thoughtful exploration harmonizes culture and nature, seamlessly blending history with geology. The use of eco-friendly walking and train travel enhances the experience, allowing for a guilt-free overseas holiday.

Embarking on Historic Normandy means immersing yourself in the layers of time, where rich culture, captivating landscapes, and impactful history converge. This week-long odyssey offers a profound sense of connection and exploration, leaving you with cherished memories and a clear conscience.


  • Return rail travel to Rouen from London.
  • Across Paris transfers.
  • En suite three-star hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Half Board with dinners taken at local restaurants.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus/train.
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary.
  • Services of a local guide for one morning.
  • Services of a Discover Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

10450

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Normandy!

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Upon your arrival at Rouen Station, you'll get your first taste of the city with a leisurely walk to our hotel, which takes around 20 minutes. Consider a suitcase with wheels for convenience, and if needed, your leader can arrange taxis to transport your luggage. 

Once settled in, if time permits, there will be a brief orientation walk to familiarize you with the location of all the amenities you may need during your stay.

Day 2

Getting to know Rouen

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    20m

Your holiday begins with a Local Walking Guide unfolding centuries of history at the city's star attractions. Walk the outside of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Gros Horloge, and the Parlement de Normandie, tracing 800 years from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and Classical eras along the Seine Valley. In Place du Vieux Marché, witness the St Joan of Arc church, named as she was burned at the stake in this square before resting in Notre-Dame Cathedral.

After lunch, enjoy a stroll along the urban banks of the Seine River. Since Rouen's inception, this river has shaped the city's development, providing merchant ships direct access—a route still used today. (Walk specifics apply to your afternoon explorations).

Day 3

Duclair & Abbey de Jumieges

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100m

Eleven miles by public bus outside of Rouen, on the banks of the Seine, you find the farming town of Duclair. The first half of your walk from here follows forest footpaths and tracks to the Abbey de Jumieges. Once a Benedictine monastery, it has since been left to ruin. Some describe it as the most beautiful ruin in France. Following a lunchtime visit to the Abbey, your walk will take you to the quiet little village of Yainville, where you will catch the bus back to Rouen.

Day 4

Beautiful Etretat

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    8.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    175/100m

Today's walk starts from the elegant coastal town of Etretat, the southern tip of the Alabaster coast. To your left, your walk will give you a magnificent view of the Aiguille, a lonely rocky needle, and the Porte d'Aval, a natural monumental arch. To your right, also from high above the water, you will get a bird's eye view of the spectacular coastline.

Day 5

La Maison de Monet

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Monet's House

Claude Monet moved to the property in 1833 where he lived with his bustling family until his death in 1926.

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    3.8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    30m

Your morning walk takes you along the banks of the Seine from the charming little town of Vernon to Monet's house and gardens in Giverny. Many of his paintings are of his own gardens and of Giverny town.

After lunch, you can either explore the hidden corners of the village or visit the recently opened Musée des Impressionnismes.

Day 6

To Honfleur!

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    380/210m

The lovely town of Honfleur is on the Seine estuary, facing Le Havre on the opposite bank of the river. You will start the day with a walk above and around the picturesque old town and harbour. The afternoon can then be spent further exploring the seafront, maybe dipping in and out of the many art galleries or just enjoying the vibrancy of the old dock and the many cobbled streets.

Day 7

Chateau Gaillard

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    170/160m

You travel south-east by train to the pretty town of Les Andelys on the banks of the river Seine. Your walk starts from town and takes you up to the spectacularly and imposingly positioned Chateau Gaillard. Perched high on limestone cliffs overlooking the river, the chateau was built in a record two years from 1196 to 1198 by Richard Coeur de Lion (Richard the Lionheart) to protect his armies and was deemed to be impregnable.

From the top of the chateau, you can expect wonderful panoramic views of the Seine Valley, and it becomes clear why it was a chosen location for a castle!

Please note: Today requires the longest time you spend on public transport throughout the holiday, however, the destination is worth the journey.

Day 8

Goodbye beautiful Rouen!

Meals

Breakfast

Return on foot to Rouen Station for your train travel back to London St Pancras via TGV and Eurostar.

Departure dates for your selected tour

10th May 2025 - 17th May 2025 (7 Nights)

14th Jun 2025 - 21st Jun 2025 (7 Nights)

9th Aug 2025 - 16th Aug 2025 (7 Nights)

13th Sep 2025 - 20th Sep 2025 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return rail travel by Eurostar and TGV
  • London St Pancras - Rouen via Lille or Paris. (c4hrs 30min + stop) via Paris will involve a change of station.
  • Arrival transfer by foot c. 20 mins

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel de Quebec

Situated in the heart of Rouen, Hotel Quebec, a simple yet comfortable 2-star property, hotel offers all the facilities expected from such an establishment. Its minimalist, modern design provides a contemporary stay, with some rooms featuring bathroom facilities positioned closer than usual.

Ideally located halfway between the river and the cathedral, the hotel is entirely adequate for our needs. Guests should note the absence of tea or coffee facilities in rooms, prompting the suggestion to bring a travel kettle for convenience. Despite these considerations, the hotel's strategic position near landmarks like the Rouen Cathedral and the Gros Horloge clock enhances the overall experience of exploring the historic city.

While lacking certain amenities, Hotel Quebec aims to meet basic requirements and offers a range of facilities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and cozy en-suite bathrooms. The absence of an elevator and air conditioning may be notable, but the hotel provides a comfortable base for those seeking a straightforward stay in the heart of Rouen.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s key walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary".

Walks & Excursions

Culture Holiday

Why simply visit a country as a tourist when you can truly experience it? In addition to great walking, on all these holidays, we'll visit the local sites of interest, absorb the natural beauty of our surroundings, and enjoy local customs and history.

These experience-rich itineraries are designed to suit those whose interests have a focus on sightseeing and history on their holiday. You'll see spectacular landscapes, while visiting the classic sites as well as discovering the quirky and lesser known along the trail.

On this holiday we visit the Abbey de Jumieges, Monet's House and Chateau Gaillard as well as a walking tour of Rouen accompanied by a local guide.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in France

The currency in France is the euro. 

Credit cards are widely accepted. You may be asked to provide ID if you can’t pay by chip and PIN. ATMs are widely available in most towns and villages throughout France.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied in some centres by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

Travel by Eurostar from London to Paris or Lille, then by TGV from Paris or Lille to Rouen.

Services travelling via Paris will involve a change of station in Paris (from Gare du Nord to Gare Saint Lazare).

Travel between Rouen TGV station and the hotel is by foot and takes about 20 minutes. Dependant on the number in the group and fitness our leader may book a couple taxis to take luggage to the hotel. Otherwise, enjoy a lovely stroll through the city as we make our way to the hotel. 

You may wish to consider a suitcase on wheels. This will make the walking transfer much easier.

Once in France we will be using public transportation for our daily walks program.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

During our time in Rouen all breakfasts are taken at the hotel with lunches purchasable from local supermarkets or bakeries. In the evening dinners will be taken in local restaurants giving us a chance to sample local cuisine.

When taking reservations for groups in local restaurants, it is the policy of some restaurateurs to offer one set menu, served to everyone at the table with the exception of vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. We would like to remind you that when making your holiday booking you had the option to state dietary requirements, if you didn’t do so at the time, please let us know as soon as possible so we can strive to try and meet your needs.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

French Swimwear

Please note that in French public swimming pools men are not permitted to wear baggy swimming shorts but must have ‘Speedo’ style trunks or tight fitting longer shorts. Men with incorrect swim wear will not be allowed into the pool.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in France

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for France

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to France.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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France

  • Capital

    Paris

  • Currency

    Euro; CFP Franc

  • Language

    French

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    1.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    4°C

    Avg. Rain: 65mm

  • February

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • March

    8°C

    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • April

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • May

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • June

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 58mm

  • July

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 51mm

  • August

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • September

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • October

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 79mm

  • November

    8°C

    Avg. Rain: 76mm

  • December

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 74mm

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