Girls’ Guide to Paris & Beyond is an invitation to travel luxuriously all over the world, with a small group of like-minded women. Founded by CEO Doni Belau in 2009, Girls Guide curates tours for women who share your appreciation for beauty and spirit of adventure. Whether you want to visit France, Japan, Bali or Morocco, we travel in style. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the world and make friends you’ll have for a lifetime.
“Women in my experience are bold and fearless and know how to bond well together. My whole raison d’être for doing my women-only tours is watching that bonding take hold even after just one night together.” – Doni Belau, CEO and Founder, Girls’ Guide to Paris
The GG2P Experience On a Girls’ Guide trip, you will meet people who will surprise you. Although you come from different corners, and lifestyles and backgrounds, these differences fade away through shared meals, experiences and laughs. After a GG2P trip, you won’t only have beautiful memories, souvenirs to take home, you’ll have made true friends.
Paris, Mongolia, Ireland, Kenya, Spain, Brittany, Sicily, the Riviera, Morocco, South Africa, Provence, Corsica, the Loire Valley, Honduras, Alsace, Bali, Bordeaux Holland, Japan, Mexico, the Rhine Valley, the Southern Coast of the UK, Normandy & the Aveyron.
We also offer retreats and workshops as well as pre and post-trip planning. With our French-based colleagues, we can create a bespoke adventure for you and your party. Plus you can even stay in a GG2P vacation rental.
Rhine River Valley Trip of France, Germany and Switzerland This extraordinary 3-country trip begins by focusing on the tiny Alsatian Plus Beaux villages of France situated around Colmar during their spring splendor. Using the Rhine River as our inspiration and guide, we’ll then delve into the black forest of Germany staying at both an award-winning spa as well as a splendidly charming overgrown village where our co-host grew up, the city of Freiburg. We’ll end this magnificent excursion in the art-filled town of Basel, Switzerland staying right on the Rhine itself.
Living Like A Queen, Marie Antoinette’s World In Paris And Versailles
A pioneering celebrity and fashionista, Marie-Antoinette created her own style that despite her tragic fate still influences the French art de vivre. Discover Marie Antoinette’s France and walk in her footsteps through 18th century Paris and Versailles. On this historic adventure you’ll learn more than you ever thought possible about Marie Antoinette, and she will come alive for you. From our hotel in the fashionable Marais we will discover restaurants, cafés and shops fit for a queen. A special outing to the Palais Royal reveals where Rose Bertin, her famed courturier designed her trendsetting dresses. In the Marais you’ll dine on the most beautiful square in Paris dating back to the 17th century.
Paris, Provence & the Riviera – The Places that Inspired the Great Writers
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~ Ibn Batuta
France has inspired a flood of writers dating back from Roman times to the present. The French people greatly admire writers and artists and their government supports independent bookstores, so much so that thousands still thrive. French writers such as Victor Hugo, Alexis de Toqueville and Simone de Beauvoire changed the landscape of France, those who came over from England such as Oscar Wilde and Henry James found comfort in the arms and protection of Paris and of course Hemingway and Fitzgerald found adventure.
This women only summer tour offers the best in French joie de vivre, a deep, almost defiant commitment to appreciating the good things in life. This is one of the most deluxe, elaborate and special trips we’ve ever put together. First and always we have Paris and so we shall start there with a champagne welcome to the city of light. With our in-house Garden Historian we’ll be visiting important gardens in Paris and beyond as well as attending a world renown horserace at the historic Chantilly tracks. For garden lovers, first time visitors, or those who have traveled to Paris before, this tour offers a new way to enjoy the beginning of summer in the city. We will take a one-day trip to Monet’s glorious gardens in Giverny, when the flowers are blooming in their summer splendor. We’ll explore the most important gardens in Paris as well as the fascinating history behind them. We’ll stop at Chateaux you’ve likely never heard of around Paris and explore their gardens where tourists are few and where roses are in bloom.
The Vast Landscapes & Nomadic Traditions of Magnificent Mongolia
Mongolia, this mysterious country, is well known to the world for its illustrious ancient history, unique culture and arts, indigenous species of wildlife and beautiful,untouched landscapes of diverse terrain. Mongolia boasts forested mountains, pure blue lakes, the Gobi Desert (Asia’s largest desert) and hospitable nomadic people. This fantastic trip is specially designed to let you experience all of these unique Mongolian features.