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Responsible travel

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Vacances Bleues, Responsible travel

One expertise, two worlds to explore

The only way to free yourself from temptation is to give in to it, so set off on a voyage of discovery to explore our vast planet. Vacances Bleues offers 120 hand-picked holidays with stays by the sea, European adventures, river and sea cruises, long-haul tours and much more. There are also 76 Voyager Autrement tours which, in partnership with operators in the regions, allow you to meet local populations and learn about their traditions and way of life.


Discovery tours

If you want to discover the world in a relaxed and friendly way, choose one of our discovery tours. You'll benefit from an array of top-of-the-range services on comfortable and inspiring 5- to 8-day programmes. In addition to flights with standard airlines and premium accommodation, you'll enjoy travelling in a medium-sized group, visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites and accompanied by an English-speaking expert guide.


Responsible and solidarity-based tours

To discover the world and have contact with local populations, opt for our " Voyager Autrement " tours. With itineraries ranging from 9 to 15 days, planned around major cultural sites, you will travel in small groups and meet various development operators, including local charities, non-governmental organisations, small business entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, artists, and more. In this way, you'll gradually learn more about the realities of life in the countries you visit. 
During your stay, you can combine these meetings with visits to places of cultural interest. While creating bonds with our long-standing partners, you'll gain a better understanding of these regions.

"Vacances Bleues, committed to sustainable and responsible tourism since 1971”

At the forefront of sustainable tourism

For the last 50 years, Vacances Bleues has been a pioneer in sustainable tourism, constantly striving to have a positive impact on the environment and for the greater good of humankind. The group demonstrates its commitment in several ways, both in France and abroad:

-Through the offset of carbon emissions: By supporting environmental projects that help reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. (e.g. a photovoltaic solar park project) and sequestration (e.g. a reforestation project).

If you are travelling abroad, you can reduce your carbon footprint by making a donation, the amount of which is estimated using the GoodPlanet Foundation's calculator. All the money collected is donated to a partner non-profit organisation, Club Quetzal, which replants trees in the Lake Atitlan region (in Guatemala). Since 2018, there has been €34,053 collected in donations from travellers and the Vacances Bleues Foundation.

-By organising tours and stays in smaller groups, you can share experiences and have closer contact with local populations.

Another of Vacances Bleues' greatest commitments: Our foundation.

A quest for meaning, local involvement...
These values are our history and give meaning to the trips we offer.
Sophie Bozouksi
Tours Director