Travel at the Speed of You

Experience leisurely, small-group, guided walking vacations along the beautiful coastlines, village squares, and open spaces of Europe.

About The Blue Walk...

The Blue Walk is about experience, people, beauty and a touch of luxury. Our small group walking vacations take place in unique and undiscovered locations in France, Italy, Greece, and Spain. We offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy leisurely, small-group walking vacations along beautiful coastlines, village squares, and open spaces of Europe while staying at luxury boutique hotels and resorts.

European Walking Tours

Each tour includes daily leisurely 1 hour to 1/2 day walks in some of the world’s most serene surroundings where you can look up into an open sky or gaze out at tranquil blue waters. For those who’d like to cultivate their personal interests, we also offer art and yoga themed vacations with well-known, talented, and creative teachers.

Hiking boots and backpacks are always optional on our European walking tours as we offer a unique blend of lovely walking trails, coastal meandering, and urban strolling.

Art Walk Vacations

Capture the journey in your very own sketchbook travel journal! Our selection of Art Walk vacations offer a unique travel experience for those who want to nurture their creative side while traveling. Casual, convivial, and loosely based on our leisurely Blue Walk itineraries, we collaborate with passionate, talented, and engaging artist-teachers to offer unforgettable art workshop programs. For a list of current programs please visit our Art Walk page.

Coronavirus Travel Update
We are all concerned about the Coronavirus - whether it's safe to travel right now, and how this disease will or should impact our travel plans. This is a dynamic situation, and it's difficult to know what international travel will look like in the months ahead.
Our guests' safety and positive experience is our first priority. We are closely monitoring the situation and planning accordingly. We have made exceptions to our standard terms and conditions to accommodate these exceptional times. You may cancel for any reason up to 90 days prior to departure.
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Testimonials

Read what our travelers have to say about our small group walking vacations and travel journal art vacations.

Such an amazing trip of a lifetime!

Sabina McWhorter Renner

Crescent City, CA

Don't miss it!! Memories for a lifetime!

Marilyn Ubben Werst

Louisville, KY

I absolutely LOVED everything! You have a Blue Walker for life!!

Michelle McLean

Freeland, MI

Unbelievable trip!! Blue Walk is TOP notch!

Connie McWhorter Kirk

Crescent City, CA

A highlight for me was being with a group of like-minded people from all walks of life and areas of the world.

Cheryl Flatt

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Spain was our second Blue Walk Tour, and it was delightful. They guided us for an overview of old Barcelona, and then onto Callela de Pallafrugel, the most beautiful fishing village. We walked along the coast and through farming areas to two medieval towns.  Suzy and Jeannette are excellent tour guides and we will join the Blue Walk again soon. 

Jackie and Mark Curley

Boston, MA

I did two back to back walking vacations with The Blue Walk. The 1st week in the French Riviera, 2nd week in Barcelona & the Costa Brava, Spain. I have done several small group trips with other companies, but I wanted something unique, a little more upscale, and that didn't involve traveling on a bus. The Blue Walk met all my goals. I enjoyed the walks as well as the free time. Accommodations in both countries were superb! Two thumbs up for both weeks. I'd absolutely go again!

They are INCREDIBLE!!! I’ve loved everything we’ve done together! —-& everything has been greater and more fun than I ever dreamed of! 5***** is only a beginning of how great they are!!! 
Sue Coggins

Fresno, CA

Renewed my passion for travel. We stayed in places we never imagined we would in our lifetimes. A true dream. Our guides were lovely, kind, knowledgeable and always made us feel taken care of. We even knocked off a couple of bucket list items! Highly recommend!!

Jody and Michael Sidley

Los Angeles, California

I went on three wonderful tours with The Blue Walk. Most recently a walking tour in Orvieto, Italy, and an art vacation in Barcelona and Costa Brava, Spain. I've also been to Paris, France and the French Riviera for another art vacation. Always, the hotels are great, the people are fun, and we have such a good time. I will definitely be joining them again.
Thank you Suzy and Jeanette
Pat Dicker

Mill Valley, CA

The Blue Walk set a new high standard of travel. I joined an art vacation Greece with 3 girlfriends. We left Greece with a whole new appreciation of seeing the world by traveling at the speed of us! They are fabulous tour leaders, with a depth of knowledge of the local towns and sites that I have never before experienced. We saw so many beautiful and interesting places, all with an insider's special take, such as where to find the best gelato, gorgeous hand-made rugs, locally distilled essential oils, fabulous meals, and so much more. Even where to put your luggage on the ferry to make for ease of disembarking. We always felt like we were so well taken care of. We did lots of walking and art-making. I am looking forward to another art vacation with the Blue Walk in the future!"

Kat Kirby

Prescott, AZ

Absolutely loved it! What a great way to get exercise and see the most incredible coast of the French Riviera. Our guides catered to every personality and whim! My husband and I will definitely be on another Blue Walk in the near future. Thank you Suzy and Jeannette for an amazing experience!

Julie and Chris Sochin

Santa Barbara, CA

As an artist instructor with The Blue Walk, I have worked closely with the company and can testify to the care that they put into their trips. ...Their bucket list destinations are worth flying to Europe for. A Blue Walk tour is guaranteed to be a peak life experience - don't miss it!

Leslie Fehling

Prosperity, PN

I recently attended The Blue Walk Italy tour with three friends.  Having never been to Italy we all wanted a different experience other than the usual tourist sites and we found it on The Blue Walk.  Their motto of "travel at the speed of you" is right on. We all had a fabulous time and we each got to experience Italy at our own pace. The fabulous owner/guides, Suzy and Jeannette, thought of every detail from wine tastings, group dinners, fun gatherings and really great hotels.  I felt that we were always in good hands. I would not think twice about sending any of my clients with The Blue Walk. I can't wait to travel with them again.

Judy Baker

Owner, Land & Sea Adventures

There are so many things I liked about our trip, with you. The hotels were perfect. The price was reasonable. The group was small. There were 2 of you, which was very helpful for those of us over "40" !!! And.....your cheerful, friendly personalities, made us feel very welcome. Many good wishes and happy travels.  We hope to join you again!
Lissa Miller

Oakville, CA

I  have to say that it was the trip of a lifetime!  Thank you for this magical tour that had me thinking I needed to be pinched every step of the way. It was unreal in the best way possible!

Peggy Allen

Nova Scotia, Canada

Absolutely loved it and would do it again. People were all great and interaction was fun.  I wasn’t sure how I would feel about have a tour guide but you guys enhanced the experience. Usually by the last day of a trip I’m ready to return home.  That was not the case on this one. I still wish I was in Nice.  Thank you again!!

Deborah Van Huis

San Diego, CA

You both outdid yourselves to make sure my trip was perfect - which it was!!!

Thank you for all the love and caring - it was was one of the best trips I've ever taken.

Tania Becker

Atlanta, GA

Thank you for a truly educational immersion into Greek antiquity and present Greek life; you offered wonderful walks balanced with free time to shop, relax by the pool or in the Aegean Sea, or to converse with the great members on our trip.

Thank you for your excellent planning!

Toni Colella

Auburn, New York