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Provence Tour DETAILS – Everything the Provence Tour Price Includes:
Our Provence Tours are designed to appeal to BOTH walkers and NON-walkers alike!
This small group, Provence Tour is led by professional Off the Beaten Path, LLC (OTBP) Company Tour Guides. OTBP Guides are UNESCO award winners, contributors to Provence Travel Guidebooks, and are published writers. OTBP Tour guides are professional France history and Provence-specific history specialists who make learning the tidbits, gossip, anecdotes and stories of France fun and memorable throughout the tour.
5 nights — NO HOTEL HOPPING! — at CONDE NAST recommended boutique Hotel Gounod in historical St. Remy de Provence, and is owned and operated by our personal friend Karine.
ALL PROVENCE REGIONAL CLASSIFIED WINES INCLUDED at group meals – Enjoy Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Rhone Valley, and more!
For WALKERS: Participate in 3 guided walks in Provence – (1) Chateauneuf-du-Pape Amidst the Vineyards Walk, (2) Luberon Valley Village to Village Walk, and (3) Hidden Gems of Provence Walk – (walks are optional and designed for interested guests), both long and short walking trail options available.
For NON-WALKERS – shuttle to/from all guided tours, visits, villages, restaurants, excursions and activities during the tour.
Discover the BEST outdoor craft, art and artisan markets in Provence.
Explore hilltop villages in the Lubéron area of Provence, discover the best of Provence in the Alpilles and Luberon, and spend the day along the Mediterranean coast in the terraced wine producing village of Cassis (ALL both for walkers and non-walkers).
Enjoy a 45 minute cruise along the Mediterranean coast to view historical calanques (Roman ruin fjords).
Tour & Taste at Artisan French Chocolate Workshop with our Award Winning Chocolatier (chocolate-maker).
Guided Tour and wine tasting at our friend’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate – restored 13th century wine cellar.
Participate in a hands-on, “Cooking at Home” class. Prepare Provence recipes with our friend, a celebrity Master Chef – afterwards enjoy a gourmet meal of the recipes prepared in class.
For non-cooking guests – enjoy a guided, cultural visit, then join fellow tour guests afterwards for the cooking class dinner at our Chef’s home.
For BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS — select from a variety of cultural options available daily.
Roundtrip transfers between Marseille Airport, Avignon TGV station on Day 1, and Marseille Airport, Avignon TGV station, and Avignon Centre station on Day 6.
Bottled water provided throughout the tour.
All ground transportation provided via luxury 18-seater, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinters.
–Comfort Zone– 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. If you’re not a walker at all, enjoy shuttling to all activities, excursions and meals on our comfortable 18-seater air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinters.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE – Airfare and/or train fare to/from France and starting point to begin the tour,some dinners, personal purchases.