Jackie and Valerie, the founders of French Escapade, are dedicated to find the best authentic and breathtaking locations for your travel, and have recently expanded their team to include Natalia Verges, whose speciality is Spain. She has already led 3 tours to Spain this Spring.
Jackie and Valerie, the founders of French Escapade, are dedicated to find the best authentic and breathtaking locations for your travel, mostly their guides are women, and many of their tours are women only.
A short interview with Natalia
Why did you choose to become a tour leader?
I have always worked as a tour guide but I think it is important to have new challenges. So when I decided to become a tour leader, I took a step further. I like contact with new people and this job is a wonderful opportunity to show my country and our traditions to our guests.
What do you like on French Escapade tours?
I like it because every day is different with new experiences. On the French Escapade website, you can read “ Don’t be a tourist, be our guest” and I enjoy trying to give the best of myself to make every day a unique experience. In addition, I like leading small groups of people because it gives me the chance to know fantastic people.
What was the highlight of your touring season with French Escapade?
I love gastronomy and in my opinion, if you want to discover a country, you must also experience it through food. I am proud of my Catalan origins, and that’s why, I am a fan of “Pa amb tomata”, the typical toast with tomato we eat along our meals. I would brag so much about it at every meal that after a few days, when waiters would serve Pa amb Tomata, people from the groups would say: “here comes Natalia’s bread!”. That was very funny, and it was a reward for me, a sort a connexion between them and my culture.
For their next tours in Catalunya, Spain, either painting cultural or cooking, check our calendar page HERE