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Provence Tour Itinerary : 6-Day Tour

Best Adventures in Provence

Detailed Day-by-Day Provence Tour Itinerary

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Provence Tour ItineraryPROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – 6 DAYS


The Highlights:
 Award-Winning Provence Tour Guides • Guided Provence Walks • Guided Cultural Options Daily • Walk Provence Lavender Route During Lavender Season • Best Provence Artisan & Craft Markets – No Forced Shopping • Visit St. Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, Gordes, Roussillon, Sault, Cassis, Chateauneuf-du-Pape • Guided Van Gogh Tour at Saint Paul de Mausole • Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Experience with Master Sommelier • Pastis Tasting with Roger in Cassis • Gourmet Meals BOTH privately Hosted & at Our Favorite Restaurants • Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Recommended Boutique Hotel (No Hotel Hopping, Unpack Once) • True Small Groups – Maximum 16 Guests Per Tour

WALKERS & NON-WALKERS participating in Our Provence Tour Itinerary– MULTIPLE DAILY OPTIONS FOR BOTH WALKERS AND NON-WALKERS ON OUR PROVENCE TOURS!

 


Provence Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY BEGINS: MEET & GREET, WELCOME COCKTAILS, PRIVATELY HOSTED WELCOME DINNER – D

 

  • Meet & Greet by Guides to begin your Provence Tour. We provide complimentary transfers from Avignon TGV rail station at 4 pm. Transfers from Marseille airport can be arranged on request. Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Rated Boutique Hotel For Entire 6-Day Tour (No Hotel Hopping, Unpack Once)
  • Transfer to Hotel for Check-in
  • 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.

 


Provence Tour Itinerary

Day 2 – LES ALPILLES: ST. REMY-DE-PROVENCE ARTISAN, ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET, GOURMET LUNCH, LEARN ABOUT VAN GOGH IN PROVENCE, AFTERNOON: LEX BAUX DE PROVENCE, OPTION TO VISIT ST. PAUL-DE-MAUSOLE OR GLANUM – B, L

 

  • BREAKFAST.
  • Guided tour and shopping at St. Remy de Provence weekly Artisan, Arts & Craft Market.
  • A privately hosted, gourmet lunch exclusively for our guests prepared by friend, Chef Christian!
  • Afternoon – Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at St. Paul de Mausole with our very own Van Gogh Specialist (your head guide, Philippe, who is a board member for the Van Gogh organization and initiative), And possibility to visit Roman ruins of Glanum independently afterwards.
  • Guided tour of Les Baux-de-Provence and Leisure Time
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today in our Provence Tour Itinerary.

 


 

Provence Tour ItineraryDay 3 – APRIL, MAY, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER: THE LUBERON: GORDES & ROUSSILLON – VILLAGE TO VILLAGE WALK, CULTURAL VISITS, DINNER INDEPENDENTLY – B, L

Day 3 – JUNE, JULY, AUGUST: LAVENDER SEASON – VALENSOLE PLATEAU, LAVENDER CAPITAL SAULT, ROUSSILLON – WALK LAVENDER FIELDS FEATURED IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, CULTURAL VISITS, DINNER INDEPENDENTLY – 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, 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, September, October)…
  • DURING LAVENDER SEASON (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.
  • Gourmet French Picnic Lunch amidst spectacular landscapes of the Luberon and during lavender season, our picnic is amidst the lavender fields.
  • 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.
  • Dinner on your own in St. Remy-de-Provence. We’ll provide recommendations and reserve for you.
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today in our Provence Tour Itinerary.

 


 

Provence Tour ItineraryDay 4 – MEDITERRANEAN SEA COAST: WINE PRODUCING VILLAGE OF CASSIS, CALANQUESS CRUISE (ROMAN FJORDS), OPTIONAL PERFUMERY VISIT, PASTIS TASTING WITH OUR PASTIS ARTISAN, WEEKLY MARKET – B

 

  • BREAKFAST.
  • Guided Tour and Introduction to Cassis Village, the port, and the market.
  • 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 their 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: Meet our local friend and artisan pastis maker, Roger.  Roger welcomes you to his place in Cassis where we’ll enjoy a hosted tasting of famous French Pastis and Cassis wines accompanied by his local foodie specialties!
  • 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
  • Dinner on your own in St. Remy-de-Provence. We’ll provide recommendations and reserve for you.
  • Breakfast Included Today.

 


 

Provence Tour ItineraryDay 5 – CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE: WALKING AMIDST VINEYARDS, VISIT ORANGE & THE ROMAN THEATRE, PRIVATE WINE TASTING IN 13TH CENTURY CELLAR, PRIVATELY HOSTED LUNCH BY MICHELIN-STAR CHEF, ARLES & ROMAN RUINS, FAREWELL DINNER – B, L, D

 

  • BREAKFAST.

Morning – Select An Option… Read Walking Ratings

  • 1- WALKERS – Guided “CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE THROUGH THE VINEYARDS” Walk.
  • 2- NON-WALKERS – Guided Tour of Roman Town of Orange & optional visit to the Roman Theatre.
  • VIP Wine Tasting Lesson in a 13th century cellar to learn about Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines with our friend, Master Sommelier, Guy.
  • Lunch: Privately hosted lunch prepared by our friend Jean-Claude (former 2-star Michelin Chef of La Mirande) at Guy’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate & home overlooking the Rhone river.
  • Afternoon: Guided visit of Arles and the Roman ruins before our return to the hotel.
  • Farewell Dinner at our best kept celebrity hideaway.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Today in our Provence Tour Itinerary.

 


 

Day 6 – PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY CONCLUDES – B

 

  • BREAKFAST.
  • Trip concludes — We provide a complimentary 12 pm (Noon) transfer arrival at AVIGNON TGV Rail Station followed by drop-off at Avignon Centre rail station. Transfers to Marseille airport can be arranged on request.
  • Earlier and later departures can be organized. Please contact us for details at Email: christy@traveloffthebeatenpath.com.

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

 


  • Have a group your own 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!
  • 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

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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:

“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

“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

“France Off the Beaten Path was so great the first time that I had to return to Off The Beaten Path for a repeat visit. Everyone that works for Christy is excellent and full of life. Loved their tours to Van Gough, Dinner at Catherine’s home, picnic in the woods, wineries – And the only max at 16. So we really got to know each other. Highly recommend.” — Lauren

“Outstanding tour of truly beautiful areas of Provence by a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English. Gorgeous accomodation, very special restaurant experiences, and an effort made to avoid arriving at tourist hotspots with the hordes made it all the more enjoyable.” — Geoff & Lorrene Evans

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