We Have A Passion For Travel

My husband and I have always had a passion for people and for travel. Adventures To Europe (And Beyond) was a natural evolution of those two things. Born and raised in France, I began hosting school trips to Europe as a French teacher in Minnesota.  From there, demand for more tours grew through word of mouth recommendations. 

Now, 18 years later, the thrill and joy of leading highly-personalized group tours hasn't gone away. We lead tours in Europe and beyond to groups of travelers who soon become like family and friends. 

When you travel with us, you get the best of both worlds: The comfort of having an expert guide who manages all of the little details, combined with the freedom to join and leave the group as you like. We take pride in facilitating the absolute best experience possible. I've even been known to walk tour participants through booking their flights online, helping them decide which airports and which flights to select. 

It's for these reasons that we are honored to say that our tour participants often come back with their friends and family in tow. 

We look forward to meeting you, and to sharing the joy of travel. 

“It’s no trick to go around the world these days...but to know it; you have to smell it and feel it between your toes.” Ted Simon said in Jupiter’s Travels (1979)

Hi! We're Arlette and Steve, owners of Adventures to Europe and your expert guides. 

Hi! We're Arlette and Steve, owners of Adventures to Europe and your expert guides. 


"I don’t know where to begin…We have had so many wonderful trips to France together, it would be difficult to choose which one would be my favorite, as I have so many great memories of each one…

You always make it so unique and easy for your travelers, and you always have a smile on your face, no matter what the circumstances; this is a wonderful quality, what makes you so good at your job, and why your tours stand above everyone else’s…

I truly hope that this will not be our last time traveling to France together, it has been an awesome journey…"

-Julie & Jim C. 

"Michaela and I want to thank you and Steve as our guides for our trip to Tuscany, Italy.  We had such a great time, on a trip of a lifetime…we look forward to seeing you again in the future.  As you remember, we went to Rome after the tour…thank you for steering me in the right direction in obtaining tickets for a private audience with the Pope…we had seats in the first row, and were no more than four feet from him…

Thank you for everything"

-Norm & Michaela H. 

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We Believe In Giving Back

We regularly donate proceeds to the following charitable organizations:


Doctors without Borders: an international humanitarian non-governmental organization (NGO) best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries affected by endemic diseases.

World Vision International

World Vision International, a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by Christian values, World Vision International is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. WVI serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. 

Thanks to our travelers, we purchase goats, sheep, and chickens for underprivileged families in Africa. We are also able to fund several women entrepreneurs through World Vision’s micro-loan program in Mexico.

Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child

A Christian based humanitarian organization. Our passion is to fill Christmas shoe boxes for underprivileged children around the world.