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 accomodate these exceptional times.
For those signed up on a 2020 Blue Walk or ArtWalk Tour, read more.
June 21-27, 2021 join Jennifer Orkin Lewis for a sketchbook art vacation in France. Play on the French Riviera!
September 20-30, 2021 Mary Beth Shaw invites you to this very special mixed media, art journal workshop in Italy. Visit Northern Italy’s most loved destinations and lesser-known treasures.
March 7-13, 2021 Kath Macaulay teaches her pocket sketchbook and watercolor workshop in Santa Barbara, CA.
Read what our travelers have to say about our small group walking vacations and travel journal art vacations.
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.
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!
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!"
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 and Carlo 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!!
A highlight for me was being with a group of like-minded people from all walks of life and areas of the world.
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!
I had such an amazing trip and you have a blue walker for life. I love these trips….
Loved every minute of it. I wouldn’t change a thing.
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!