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Outdoor Cheese market
Cute and rustic coffeshop inside the old town and rustic buildings - Provence walking tour
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Astonishing path through the old town and rustic buildings
Beautiful view of a church and a small town of Provence
Sunflower field in Provence by FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™
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Bridge in Provence, Provence walking tour
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Provence Tour Itinerary : 6-Day Tour

Best Adventures in Provence

Detailed Day-by-Day Provence Tour Itinerary

RATED EXCELLENT WITH 500+ REVIEWS

2019 WINNER!! 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

RECOMMENDED BY FROMMER’S FRANCE!

SunflowerPROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – 6 DAYS


The Highlights:

•  Award-Winning Provence Tour
•  2 Guided Provence Walks (Designed for Interested Guests)
•  Guided Cultural Options Daily (for both walkers & non-walkers)
•  Discover the Provence Lavender Route During Lavender Season (for both walkers & non-walkers)
•  Saint Remy-de-Provence Artisan & Craft Market – No Forced Shopping
•  Visit St. Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gordes, Roussillon, Sault, Cassis, Arles.
•  Guided Van Gogh Tour at Saint Paul de Mausole by our very own Van Gogh expert
•  Experience the art festivities of “Les Carrieres de Lumieres” show
•  Wine Tasting Experiences in the Luberon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Olive oil discovery at a local friend’s orchard and artisan production facility.
•  Gourmet Meals featuring a Privately Hosted Lunch at a friend’s winery in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Dinner at Home with one of our Favorite Chefs, a Gourmet Picnic amidst the lavender during lavender flowering season, and Our Signature Restaurants, some of Provence’s Best Kept Secrets.
•  Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Recommended Boutique Hotel (No Hotel Hopping, Unpack Once)
•  True Small Groups – Maximum 16 Guests Per Tour

Our Provence Tour Itinerary Offers MULTIPLE DAILY OPTIONS For BOTH WALKERS AND NON-WALKERS Alike On Every PROVENCE TOUR Date!

 


17 setting around the table, posing with the glasses in enchanting outdoor scenery within Provence Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Provence tour itinerary begins: meet & greet by tour guides, transfer to the hotel as a group, welcome cocktails, privately hosted gourmet dinner at friend, master chef Catherine’s Provencal home – D

 

  • Meet & Greet by Guides to begin your Provence Tour.
  • Complimentary transfer from Marseille airport at 1 pm and from Avignon TGV rail station at 4 pm.
  • Transfer to Hotel for Check-in.
  • Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Rated Boutique Hotel For Entire 6-Day Tour (No Hotel Hopping, Unpack Once) owned & operated by our family friend Karine.
  • Welcome Cocktail Hour & Orientation
  • Welcome Dinner: Privately hosted dinner at the Provence Mas (home) of our dear friend and renowned Chef Catherine.
  • Dinner Included Today

Dietary Requests & Food Allergies — We accommodate ALL dietary requests and preferences (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.

 


17 people smiling and posing in old town withing the Provence Tour Itinerary

Day 2 – Les Alpilles: St. Remy-de-Provence artisan, arts & crafts market, gourmet lunch in the countryside, Afternoon:  Olive Oil Discovery in Valley of Les Baux-de-Provence, Expert guided tour of St. Paul-de-Mausole learning about Van Gogh in Provence – B, L

 

  • BREAKFAST.
  • Guided tour and shopping (no forced shopping) at St. Remy de Provence weekly Artisan, Arts & Craft Market.
  • For guests not interested in the weekly market, visit the Roman archeological site of Glanum and/or museums in town.
  • A gourmet lunch at our favorite celebrity hangout in the countryside, made famous by Patricia Wells!
  • Afternoon – Olive Oil Discovery and tasting at our local friend’s artisan olive orchard and production facility.
  • Afterwards – Learn about Van Gogh in Provence during our Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at St. Paul de Mausole with our very own Van Gogh EXPERT (your head guide, Philippe, who spent years as a board member for the Van Gogh organization and initiative).
  • Dinner – Independently in St. Remy. Your guides will provide recommendations and make reservations.
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today.

 


 

Happy people posing and enjoying their time within Provence Tour Itinerary

Day 3 – April, May, 1st half of June, September, October: the Luberon: Gordes & Roussillon village to village walk, gourmet lunch at one of our favorite wineries in the Luberon, cultural visits in Gordes & Roussillon, wine tasting at celebrity winery – B, L

Day 3 – 2nd half of June, July: Lavender season – Valensole plateau: Visit lavender capital Sault, Artist village of Roussillon – walk lavender fields featured in national geographic, gourmet picnic amidst the lavender, essential oil distillery tour, cultural visits, optional wine tasting tour – B, L

 

  • BREAKFAST.

Morning — Select An Option: For Walkers & Non-Walkers… Read Walking Ratings

  • 1- WALKERS – Guided “LUBERON VALLEY VILLAGE TO VILLAGE WALK” – (April, May, 1st Half of June, September, October tours) with time for walkers to also explore each village – Gordes and Roussillon.
  • 2- NON-WALKERS – Guided Cultural Tours of Hilltop Villages in the “Golden Stone Village” of Gordes and “Artist Ochre Cliff Village” of Roussillon (April, May, 1st Half of June, September, October)…
  • Both walkers and non-walkers will have time to visit both villages.
  • DURING LAVENDER SEASON (2nd Half of June, July, August): WALKERS: Our morning Luberon village to village walk is replaced by our morning lavender trail walk through picturesque lavender fields and villages near the Valensole plateau! NON-WALKERS: Shuttle to lavender fields to experience and photograph the endless fields of lavender and enjoy non-walking cultural experiences.
  • Guests will visit our friends’ local lavender farm and distillery to learn about lavender production and essential oil distillation.
  • LUNCH (April, May, 1st Half of June, September, October tours) : Gourmet lunch at one of our favorite wineries in the Luberon
  • LUNCH (2nd Half of June, July) : Gourmet French Picnic amidst spectacular landscapes of lavender fields during flowering season.
  • AFTERNOON during Lavender Season – We visit the hilltop artist village of Roussillon, made famous by its spectacular ochre colors and a love story that ended in tragedy.
  • Time permitting: Optional stop at celebrity winery for wine tasting.
  • Dinner on your own in St. Remy-de-Provence. Your guides will provide recommendations and make reservations.
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today.

 


 

Christy and her lovely quests tasting drinks, Provence Tour ItineraryDay 4 – A Day Along the Mediterranean sea coast in terraced, wine-producing village Cassis, Enjoy a 45 minute Calanques cruise (Roman fjords), Partake in an optional visit to an artisan perfumery, weekly market, swim in the Med, dinner together – B, D

 

  • BREAKFAST.
  • Guided Tour and Introduction to the magical vineyard-terraced village of Cassis, its port, and the market.
  • Peruse and/or shop at the Cassis Weekly Artisan & Craft Mediterranean Market.
  • Option available for interested guests: Join your guide to meet our local family friends to learn about the family’s perfume-making trade and history, tour the workshop, and sample perfumes and hand-made soaps made exclusively at their Artisan “Perfumery.”
  • Guided 45-minute Cruise to View the Historical Calanques (coastal Fjords).
  • Option available for interested guests: Enjoy a hosted tasting of famous French Pastis and Cassis wines!
  • Independent Lunch: Choose from a wide variety of our recommendations along the port of Cassis.
  • Leisure time to pursue independent interests after lunch before our late afternoon return to the hotel in St. Remy
  • Time permitting: A stop at our favorite local “salon de Marseille” soap artisan.
  • Dinner together this evening.
  • Breakfast and Dinner are Included Today.

 


 

Happy people posing in nature, Provence Tour ItineraryDay 5 – Guided walk of the vineyards and spectacular countryside of Chateauneuf-du-Pape (for interested guests), a Winery Tour and VIP Wine Tasting, Privately Hosted Lunch at another Favorite Winery, Afternoon Option: Experience the Magic of Art through the Sound & Light Show at Les Carrieres de Lumieres in Les Baux-de-Provence or Leisure time in St. Remy, Farewell dinner – B, L, D

 

  • BREAKFAST.
  • Join your guides for an expert guided walk of the vineyards and spectacular countryside of Chateauneuf-du-Pape (for interested guests). Non-Walkers will have a choice of cultural options to be presented by your head tour guide.
  • Winery tour & VIP wine tasting
  • Lunch: Privately hosted at another of our favorite wineries.
  • Afternoon Option #1: Experience “Les Carrieres de Lumieres” in Les Baux-de-Provence or Visit Roman Ruins & more Van Gogh in Arles.
  • Afternoon Option #2: Remainder of the afternoon free to explore more of St. Remy-de-Provence, its sites & museums, and finish last-minute souvenir shopping.
  • Farewell Gourmet Dinner at our best-kept celebrity hideaway.
  • Breakfast and Dinner are Included Today.

Read my blog post about Exploring the Enchanting Allure of Provence, France: A Tapestry of Culture and Culinary Delights (opens in a new window)


 

Day 6 – Provence tour itinerary concludes – B

 

READ WALKING RATINGS : Designed for the interests of and to appeal to BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS alike — the Active and Occasional Walker and travelers of all ability levels, but is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues which would prevent them from leisure walking.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included



 

  • Have a group of friends or family, and want to make this tour a private departure? Email us at christy@traveloffthebeatenpath.com .
  • Our Provence Tour Itinerary is Designed for BOTH Walkers and NON-Walkers alike — the Active and Occasional Walker, and travelers of all ability levels; however, this tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues which would prevent them from leisure walking. There is daily leisure walking in villages, getting on/off our Mercedes sprinter, walking at historic sites and on uneven walking terrain/paths in villages and sites.
  • True Small Groups – Maximum 16 Guests Per Tour Date.
  • Dietary Requests & Food Allergies — We accommodate ALL dietary requests (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.
  • WALKERS – Van support is provided for walks to offer maximum flexibility to all guests. You decide how much walking you’d like to do, if participating in our walks. Walker rating = Easy to Moderate.
  • NON-WALKERS: Shuttle to/from all activities, excursions, meals and visits. NON-Walker rating = 100% Easy.

RATED 5 STARS BY HUNDREDS OF HAPPY TOUR GUESTS

OVER 500 VERIFIED FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON TRUSTPILOT

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RATED 5 STARS BY HUNDREDS OF HAPPY TOUR GUESTS

OVER 500 VERIFIED FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON TRUSTPILOT

A WORD FROM Our Guests:

Exceeded Our Expectations!

“This trip to the Loire Valley exceeded our expectations! Christy planned unique and interesting excursions and activities that highlighted the beauty of the area and provided in-depth background knowledge about the various chateaux we visited. The cooking classes with renowned chefs, held in their restaurants and homes, were never-to-be forgotten experiences, and the visit to the winery was a highlight. The hotel was delightful and charming, and staying in one location for the entire time was a treat. Every meal or cocktail hour was planned to highlight the delicious specialties of the region. Christy is extremely knowledgeable about the various places we visited and imparted that knowledge in an interesting and entertaining manner. She and Remi took great care to ensure that we were always comfortable and well-looked after. We could not have asked for a better trip!” — Ron Rose & Sharon Matsumoto (Have done Provence tour and Loire Valley tour)

This was my third trip in the same number of years

“This was my third trip in the same number of years with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. While on her trips you can tell how much effort there is on the off season to make every single week perfect. From the pick up at the train station to the teary goodbye at the airport, everything is perfectly planned and executed. The hotel in St. Remy is magical, and the tour guides Philippe and David are exceptional. If you are considering a trip with OTBP, go for it and come home with new friends, a love of Provence and a longing to return as soon as you can!” — Beth Bower (Has done Provence tour twice and Loire Valley tour)

The Best Tour Company!

“I have done two tours – Provence and Loire Valley – and I am already looking forward to booking another. The tours are all perfectly curated and Christy is a wealth of knowledge. She is so kind and takes all of your needs and wants into consideration. I cannot recommend Off the Beaten Path enough!” — Madison Carl (Has done Provence and Loire Valley tours)

“We did the Provence tour. 8/2019. I had taken the tour 2017 & this time my husband came with me. It was just as fabulous this time as it was in 2017. Restaurants, picnic, sights, wine, all of it just delightful, but the frosting on the cake is a the knowledge, insight, humor, & attention to detail from David & Philippe. To us, they make a great trip soooo much fun. (also, 3 of our neighbors joined us this tour). Don’t hesitate, take this tour & enjoy!!!!!” — Jim & Carol Dean (Carol has done Provence tour twice)

Returning to Provence with France Off the Beaten Path

“I wanted to return to Provence as soon as it was open. I had toured with Christy in Loire Valley in 2019 and knew I wanted to travel with her again. For the second time, everything was well organized, personal and definitely off the beaten path. Christy and Phillippe have a wealth of knowledge and are eager to share. The hotel was perfectly located in St Remy, the tours to the lavender and sunflower fields are my favorite memory. The lunches and dinners were like visiting friends. The boat tour in Cassis was another highlight. Even though I had visited Provence, this trip with France Off the Beaten Path brought a new appreciation for the area.” — Susan Gage (Has done Loire Valley tour, Provence tour, Champagne tour)

“We had an excellent tour with Christie and her crew in the Loire valley. We did things that only a true insider would have access to-dinner at a Michelin chefs house, helping/learning to cook at a highly rated restaurant in their kitchen. This was in addition to seeing the sights and touring the castles. A truly unique experience that is off the beaten path. We will use her again when going back to France.” — Karen Berner (Has done Loire Valley tour)

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