Nancy and I started Ophorus in April 2005 with a very simple idea: provide semi private and private tours for individual travelers in some of the lesser known provinces of France in a relaxed and professional way. Today our services cover unique destinations such as Bordeaux, Alsace, the Dordogne and Languedoc.
In the following website you will find a selection of the many services we offer in each of the regions where we are present. From fun and informative guided walking city tours to very carefully crafted multi regional packages, let us show you France as we believe it should be shown – authentic, colorful and friendly.
We hope that you will find exciting ideas to discover our unique country.
But not only! Don’t hesitate to contact us so that our travel specialists may suggest the best possible tour or itinerary that will make your stay, here in France, a memorable one.
Ophorus is a fully registered transport company and DMC, specialized in designing small group scheduled and private day tours and multi day tours in France. Since 2005, we have been offering day tours and multi day tours for both individuals and groups traveling to France, for leisure and professional purposes alike in some of the most beautiful regions of France.
The Ophorus team is made up of professionals of the French tourism industry whether in our offices or conducting the tours. Our office managers either originate from the region they work in or know it perfectly, making it simple for them to orient our clients towards the ideal sightseeing experiences to best suit their wishes. Moreover, our fully accredited and licensed driver/guides can conduct private visits in all the museums or historical monuments of France, they are not just drivers! As licensed guides, they will be happy to point out all the main attractions and architectural highlights of the regions visited and give you as much information about all things French. Finally, all our guides hold the WSET level 2 in Wines & Spirits giving them excellent all-round product knowledge and providing you with thorough and precise information relating to wines and spirits in their region of expertise.
SMALL GROUP SCHEDULED DAY TOURS IN FRANCE
Our very small group scheduled day tours are destined to the individual traveler that wishes to discover a specific part of France in a relaxed and comfortable way. All our small group scheduled day tours take place on board recent, comfortable and fully equipped 8 seater Mercedes minivans. Departing from a central location in the heart of the cities, you will experience half day or full day tours with knowledgeable driver guides.
SMALL GROUP PRIVATE DAY TOURS IN FRANCE
Ophorus provides full-serviced and customized theme tours such as Gastronomy tours, Prehistory and cave art tours, Architectural tours, Wine Tours, Golf tours, Hiking tours, Cycling or Horseback riding tours. All our small group private tours include pickup and drop off from hotels or cruise ships and are destined to those who wish to experience a more in-depth and personalized tour. With your own personal English speaking driver/guide, you will head towards the sights and attractions that you are the most interested in.
Our know-how is our essential asset to guarantee high-quality tours in France, as we have created a real network of partners, from coach companies to guides, boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants. As a provider, we know the importance of customer care and how important details can be in today’s travel trade competition. We select only the most reliable partners based on their professionalism, their knowhow and the high quality of their overall service. This can be done thanks to our active presence in all the cities our tours depart from.
A TEAM AT YOUR SERVICE
Our team of France specialists is at your disposal to design your vacation and offer you an authentic adventure in French cultural and natural heritage. Our deep knowledge of the regions we are located in enables us to advise you on the best possible itineraries, the best visits, the most unique sightseeing experiences and the best possible guided and tour led excursions. All our tour guides are perfectly fluent in the languages they have been recruited for and the languages they speak include: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese, German, Dutch…
TRAVEL TRADE PROFESSIONALS
For all Travel trade professionals, we offer complete programs from city guided walking tours, small group day tours to fully escorted multi day tours following individualized itineraries through known and unknown France to hands-on cooking courses with top chefs in their restaurant or in Classified Growth Châteaux. We have also created a specific Travel Trade Professionals web page so that you may check availability and book our scheduled day tours directly online through our system. As professionals of the French destination, let our team take you to some of the most famous but also to some of the less well known provinces of France to discover all that makes this country such a unique destination.