Create Memorable experiences

Our Mission

Let us nurture your love for travel to rich cultural destinations with people who share your passion.  

Our small group tours explore unique locations, museums, and local treasures with experienced guides. 

When combined with a plein air painting tour,  experience creating art with an award winning artist in locations that will inspire you with their beauty and cultural heritage. 


What a wonderful new perspective for travel to France to become a passenger on a river barge. Gliding through the center of the country was a unique experience. With each stop we visited a village or town rich with history, walking in the same footsteps where Barbizon artists lived and created their art. 

So many high points on this trip where we also stopped to create art of our own. “
Painting & Barging in France with Lisa Regopoulos, September 2022  – Pauline P.
“My wife and I are veteran travelers with 48 years of experience. We’ve traveled on our own and with groups. And, when it comes to groups, Jeanne Fontaine ranks number 1.  
First, before the trip begins, she arranges a zoom meeting to address any questions or concerns. We begin well prepared.  Second, she maintains a reassuring calmness no matter what the problem is, and she finds a solution. Jeanne’s professionalism and empathy make for memorable travel adventures!”
Painting & Bargingin in Holland with Robert Masla, April 2022
Painting & Barging in France with Lisa Regopoulos, September 2022
– B. MacKenzie

Our Travel Partners

Odysseys Unlimited designs escorted cultural tours specifically for small groups of just 12-24 guests which allows for greater flexibility with spontaneous and rich encounters.  .

International Barging Tours is the most recent venture from Frank Behrendt and the experienced staff who oversee International Bicycle Tours, Inc., in operation since 1976 and expanded to include Nordic Walking since 2007.

Partial list of Previous tours:

Undiscovered Southern Italy – From Puglia to Calabria

Painting & Barging in Holland with Robert Masla

Across Northern Spain & Portugal

Painting in Toledo, Spain with artist David Dunlop

Norwegian Splendor – Denmark & Sweden!

Painting & Barging in Italy with Robert Carsten

Painting & Barging in France with Lisa Regopoulos

Provincial French Countryside