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Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary – Escorted Provence Tour



Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary – Experience Authentic Provence On Our Guided, Small Group Provence Tour! Designed for BOTH Walkers and NON-Walkers alike! *Our Provence Tour itinerary below is the itinerary you experience on our 6 Day/5 Night – 2017 and 2018 Provence Tours! Scroll to the bottom of the page to view photos from our ongoing 2017 Provence tour season!


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Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary 

– A Quick Look at the Provence Tour Itinerary Details – 6 Days/5 Nights –

PROVENCE FRANCE WALKING TOUR ITINERARYKnowledgeable Award Winning Provence Tour Guides  •  3 Guided Provence Walks (2 Morning Walks, 1 Afternoon Walk – designed for interested guests)  •  Guided Cultural Options Daily for ALL Guests •  Walk Provence Lavender Route in Valensole During Lavender Season  •  Fun, Hands-On Provence Cooking Class   •   Discover Best Provence Artisan & Craft Markets – No Forced Shopping   •   Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at Saint Paul de Mausole  •   Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Excursion with Master Sommelier   •   Private Artisan Chocolate-maker Tour  •  Privately Guided Tour Arles Roman Ruins  •  Gourmet Michelin-Star Provence Meals  •   Lots of Flexibility  •   Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Rated Premiere Boutique Hotel For Entire Tour (No Hotel Hopping)   •  Personalized Roundtrip Transfers Provided  • True Small Groups – Maximum 14-16 Guests Per Tour

WALKERS & NON-WALKERS – Multiple Daily Options for BOTH walkers and non-walkers alike on our 6-Day/5 night Provence Tour!


Day 1 – Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary – Guided Tour:

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourArrival Day – Provence Tour Begins

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary


Day 2 – Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary – Guided TouR:

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourLes Alpilles & Villages of Baux de Provence Valley

CHOOSE AN AFTERNOON OPTION — Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence Tour

  1. Option #1 : Participate in a guided walk — VAN GOGH in Provence!“HIDDEN GEMS OF PROVENCE” Walk – You’ll stroll through the countryside taking in the sites and smells that make Provence so mystical and magical, and learn fun facts about local history that make St. Remy-de-Provence a true gem! You’ll walk “La Via Dolmitia”, the first Roman road built in Gaul, to link Italy and Hispania through Gallia Narbonensis across what is now southern France with the most spectacular views of the Roman city of Glanum!! Along our path, experience in person many of the sites painted by Van Gogh during his year of confinement at the hospital. Olive orchards and vineyards of the AOC Les Baux de Provence dominate also your path to complement this unique walk! Plus, it’s a great way to walk off those fabulous foodie calories!!! Photo-ops all along your walk are endless.
  2. Option #2Shuttle to/From St. Paul de Mausole & GlanumVAN GOGH in Provence! Embark into the world of Van Gogh with one of your OTBP guides who is a specialist on Van Gogh: his life, art, and presence in Provence for a privately guided tour of St. Paul de Mausole Hospital where Van Gogh spent a year confined in the men’s pavilion. During this privately guided tour, you’ll imagine life as it was for Van Gogh, witness the landscapes he painted while confined, and learn rare information of the role his brother played in his daily life. A walk through the spectacular gardens completes our exclusive Van Gogh experience. Afterwards, you may opt to also available to guests to visit the Roman city of Glanum next door.
  3. OPTION NO. 3  Enjoy the Afternoon at leisure to explore more of this picturesque Provence gem of a town.

Afternoon Walking Rating    – WALK NO.1 –

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourWALKERS:  The Guided walk – “Hidden Gems of Provence” walk is rated EASY (optional: designed for interested guests). Walking on country trails through picturesque landscapes featuring olive orchards and biodynamic vineyards along the “La Via Domitia” (Roman road) and French country architecture with beautiful village scenery, St. Paul de Mausole, sites painted by Van Gogh and the Roman city of Glanum. Ideal for those who walk for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis. Walk distance is 4 miles – approximately 1.5 hrs. depending on photo-op stops.

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary


DAY 3 – Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary – Guided Tour:

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourThe Luberon & Hilltop Villages

CHOOSE AN OPTION – We’ll visit the villages of GORDES and ROUSSILLON.  You’ll shuttle to Gordes village from where you’ll embark on your day’s adventure by SELECTING AN OPTION BELOW.

  1. OPTION NO. 1 – Morning — Awaken your senses today during our spectacular, guided, “Luberon Valley Village to Village” WALK. The Luberon countryside is absolutely beautiful with incredible, often unexpected variety of ladnscapes and architecture, and offers the perfect setting for a golden walking experience unlike any other.  Ancient bories, a Roman oppidium, old mills, a 700-year old chapel, a truffle farm, and charming villages connect the dots along this unique walking trail. Also famous for its vineyard and lavender covered countryside, walking through the Luberon offers photo opportunities of spectacular colors of lavender, poppies and sunflowers (in season), and scenery that will completely contrast your experiences in the Alpilles and along the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy time to discover and visit Gordes and Roussillon villages pre- and post walk.  Added note: During lavender season (mid-June thru end of July), our morning village to village walk is replaced by our morning lavender trail walk at the Valensole plateau!
  2. OPTION NO. 2 – Shuttle from village to village where you enjoy privately guided tours of and free time to explore two of the most beautiful, perched villages in the picturesque “Luberon” area of Provence made famous by Peter Mayle’s books A Year in Provence and A Good YearRoussillon and Gordes villages.

Morning Walking Rating    – WALK NO.2 –

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourWALKERS:  The Guided walk – “Luberon Valley Village to Village” walk in the Luberon region of Provence is rated EASY to MODERATE (optional: designed for interested guests). Walking on vineyard and country trails through picturesque lansdcapes and French country architecture, lavender and sunflower fields with a variety of beautiful villages in the background. Ideal for those who walk for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis. Walk distance is 6 miles – approximately 2-2.5 hrs. depending on photo-op stops.  Added note: During lavender season (mid-June thru end of July), our morning village to village walk is replaced by our morning lavender trail walk at the Valensole plateau, and the walking rating is the same!

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary


  “Thank you for organizing such a lovely trip! The restaurant selections were excellent. I truly enjoyed visiting all the different villages. Cooking with Marc and seeing his castle was top of my list. Also enjoyed the flexibility of having options each day. I never felt rushed or that I had to be with the group all of the time. I love Provence even more because of you. Your website is the BEST I have ever seen. You painted a great picture of what to expect, and you delivered everything as described. I wouldn’t change a thing, it was perfect! ” — Leslie Santarina, San Francisco, CA   


DAY 4 – Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary – Guided Tour:

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourMediterranean Coast – Terraced Wine Producing Village of Cassis

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary


DAY 5 – Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary – Guided Tour:

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourChateauneuf-du-Pape Wine & Cooking Class

CHOOSE AN OPTION:  You’ll shuttle to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and select one of the options below to begin to begin your day’s adventure.

  1. OPTION NO. 1 “CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE AMIDST THE VINEYARDS” WALK. Walk beautiful trails of this historically famous wine region through the vineyards ending with the best view of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the Rhone River as you descend into the village. Our walk takes us to the historic site of the former summer residence of the Popes, and surrounding vineyards. Its unique soil of rounded river stones and pebbles provides this papal land with a beautiful flora and fauna.
  2. OPTION NO. 2 – Join your OTBP cultural guide for a privately guided tour of ORANGE to visit the Roman theatre, and explore this off the beaten path town’s historic sites. Afterwards, shuttle to Chateauneuf-du-Pape village to meet up with the walkers in the group for our wine tasting excursion and lunch at our 13th century wine cellar.

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourEARLY EVENING – CHOOSE AN OPTION – (1) COOKING CLASS OR (2) CULTURAL VISIT (ARLES ROMAN RUINS) – You’ll shuttle to cooking class early evening, and upon arrival to our Chef’s estate, you select an option to either participate in our fun, hands-on cooking class with our Chef, a family friend at her home, or participate in a guided cultural tour of the Arles Roman ruins with your OTBP cultural guide.

  1. OPTION #1 – COOKING CLASS – Cooking class takes place at the family home of our Chef’s estate in the beautiful Provence countryside. Our dear friend and Master Chef has been featured in gourmet and culinary shows and magazines worldwide. A humble and happy chef whose passion for cooking and sharing that passion in a fun and easy-going, relaxed environment, welcomes us into her private home workshop during each of our Best Adventures in Provence Tours. Our chef loves welcoming us at home for a fun, hands-on cooking experience unlike any other that one might experience in the region.  No Experience Necessary! During class, you learn about local Provence cuisine, put your hands to work chopping, slicing, and dicing, and are privy to learning the secrets of Provence recipes while preparing a traditional southern three course dinner. After you’ve finished, let’s sip some champagne and fabulous wines together in the garden along with a gourmet meal of the recipes prepared together in class. The focus of class is to have fun while learning about traditional Provence cuisine! It’s always lots of fun, and an authentic French experience spending time with our Chef!
  2. OPTION #2 – CULTURAL VISIT – If you’re opting out of the actual cooking portion of cooking class in order to participate in another guided cultural visit —  you’ll enjoy a privileged visit with a privately guided insider tour led by one of your OTBP cultural guides at the Roman Ruins in Arles. Following the cultural visit and photo ops to/from your visit in Arles, you’ll  return to our chef’s family home to join the rest of the group for a gourmet dinner of recipes fellow travelers prepared in class.

Morning Walking Rating    – WALK NO.3 –

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourWALKERS: The Guided – “CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE – Amidts the Vineyards Walk”- is rated EASY to MODERATE (optional: designed for interested guests). Sturdy walking shoes recommended. Walking on vineyard and country trails with occasional easy ascents and uneven terrain with large gravel stones and clay soil. The trail offers spectacular views of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards – The walk is rated moderate-Ideal for those who walk on a regular basis. Walk distance is 6 miles – approximately 2-2.5 hrs. of walking depending on photo-op stops.

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary


DAY  6 – Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary – Guided Tour:

Provence Tour Concludes

        


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

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 = Easy.


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