Welcome to Barker’s European* Tours,
Where friends travel with friends - again and again.

Barker’s European Tours is a small operation. At the core of BET is the loyal customer base. Twenty-two people have been on ten or more tours, with nine of those having participated in more than twenty. I offer a simple loyalty program–after three tours you can deduct $100.00 from the price of any subsequent tours. As kind of a joke, I offered a free tour to anyone who went on thirty tours. I have now given away eight tours. The tours are Eurocentric for the most part, though in recent years we have explored parts of the old Roman empire that extended into North Africa and Asia Minor. In 2008, we traveled twice to China and included SE Asia and South Africa in 2010 and 2013, and Peru in 2016 and 2018. Depending on the nature of the tour, the enrollments vary from 12 to 30, with an average size of 20. I’m along on every tour to help solve any problems that might arise. When you arrive on your first BET tour, it will seem that everybody knows everybody else. Not to worry–they will take you in and by the end of the tour you will be a true BETVet!

  Current Offerings

Undoubtedly you can see that there aren’t that many tours available at. the moment. There are a variety of reasons for the slowdown, including the Covid pandemic and my recent move back to Italy.  I am now offering another Dr. T tour. The focus is on the Basque Country in both Southern France and Northern Spain.


Basque Country, France & Spain with Dr. T. October 1 – 13, $3900 p.p. in twin or double room, add $600 for single.

Currently the tour is sold out. Email me (laurencebarker@mac.com) if you would like to be placed on a wait list. Please be advised that there are no twin rooms are left. Click on the link to view the itinerary.


Portugal (GPS Group Tours) April 24 – May 6