Six reasons for booking with The Enlightened Traveller®

  • 1. Best price – buy direct from us, the actual tour provider, and get great value for money as you avoid booking via intermediaries/wholesalers. We know everything about our tours because we create and deliver them.
  • 2. Best accommodation available at every stage of the trail*
  • 3. Best service:
  • a. Benefit from French-based expertise and our total focus on France..
    b. Personalise your tour to suit your own requirements. 
    c. 7/7 telephone support in native English and from 8 till late.
    d. Industry-leading walking notes make orientation easy.
    e. Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel – you are ‘enlightened’ in more ways than one!

  • 4. Peace of mind bonding: your money is safe when booking with us – passengers are fully insured for the deposit and balance, irrespective of the means of payment, in the unlikely event of insolvency.
  • 5. Anglo-French family business that tries harder.
  • 6. Recommended by The Times, Forbes Traveler and The Sydney Morning Herald – and most importantly, our satisfied customers.
  • * subject to availability on your tour dates

Peace of Mind for all new bookings made for 2022

If you need to change your booking due to the French or your home government’s COVID-19 advice or restrictions at the time you are set to travel, you can:

  • 1. Postpone your trip to a later date, or
  • 2. Ask for a refund.

  • This applies to bookings taken from September 2021 only. Conditions apply – please ask for details or see Section 8 in our T&Cs below.

    Ongoing advice for UK citizens can be found here. Citizens of other countries should seek advice from their own relevant agencies.

We are open seven days a week to assist you. Please Contact Us directly and we can email you all you need to book your trip. If you wish to discuss tour personalization, like adding rest days or any other modifications, please just ask. Our on-line LiveChat facility is available from 8 ’till late Paris Time for real-time interaction. You can send us a message using this facility or an email. We can also chat by Skype or phone – we will call you back.

Following a multitude of high-profile on-line hacks concerning some of the world’s biggest companies, we have chosen NOT to collect sensitive customer information on this site; thus our preference for using a good
‘old fashioned’ booking form.

If you are ready to book, and before you make your travel arrangements, please…

Alternatively you can either fax or post it to us.

Our simple, three-step booking process is…

  • A] Step One
  • You provisionally book your tour for your preferred dates by sending us your completed booking form.

    Please let us have at least two consecutive start date options, as we have no real-time access to availability at any one moment in partner accommodations.

  • B] Step Two
  • We confirm receipt of your booking form and provide you with our PayPal or bank account details to enable you to make your 20% deposit payment.

    Once we receive your deposit, the relevant accommodation is reserved on your behalf.

  • C] Step Three
  • Your tour is confirmed to you as soon as is possible.

    If we are unable to book the accommodation for your chosen dates, we simply refund your deposit to you. Please do not book your travel arrangements until we have confirmed your tour with you; and booking flights on the same day as departure from the tour is never a good idea.

Payments

All bookings need to be accompanied by a 20% deposit per person. Balances are due eight weeks before the commencement date of your tour.

Payment methods are as follows:

  • i. For citizens based in the UK, in Sterling via bank transfer or your own payment platform – TransferWise, Revolute and so on. Opting for one of these payment platforms means you can pay us by using your credit card quickly and securely on their own website. Paypal is not an option for UK customers – please ask us for details.

  • ii. For all other citizens of the world, in Euros, by bank transfer/wire or by payment platform (PayPal, TransferWise, Revolute, Wells Fargo, etc.), using your credit card securely and directly on their sites if required. Our preferred payment option is deposit by payment platform, with the balance by bank transfer/wire – please ask us for details.

Note: whichever way you pay us, by bank transfer/wire or payment platform, your money is completely safe. Click to read about our tour operator bonding scheme.

The protection of our customers personal details is a priority with The Enlightened Traveller. We have chosen NOT to take credit card payments from customers direct on our site because, when we did, our site was constantly hacked by criminals looking for customers’ card details. You can use your credit card to pay us via Paypal, TransferWise, Revolut, Wells Fargo and similar payment platforms.