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PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Top 4 Must See Places in Provence



PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Top 4 Must See Places – Provence Tour by France Off the Beaten Path

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Top 4 Must See Places in Provence


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Provence Tour Itinerary for France Off the Beaten Path Provence Tour!  Book A Tour Today to Discover the Best Of Provence Walking the Scenic Backroads of Provence with UNESCO Award Winning Guides!


Come Experience Authentic Provence!

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesWalk Scenic Backroads on our Provence Tour to discover the Best “4 Must See Places” in Provence – southern France, Led by Our UNESCO Award Winning Guides! 

  1. Experience the Alpilles walking through Provence’s famed olive orchards, vineyards, and historical villages.
  2. Discover vibrantly colored Provence villages and poppy, lavender, and sunflower fields walking in the Luberon.
  3. Indulge in VIP wine tasting and walking Provence vineyard trails in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
  4. Feel the magic of the Mediterranean Coast in Cassis!

Walkers & Non-Walkers Multiple Daily Options for BOTH walkers and non-walkers alike on our Provence Tour!

France Off the Beaten Path Tour Company6-Day/5 night Provence Tour   •   3 Guided Provence Walks (2 morning walks, 1 afternoon walk – Designed for Interested Guests)  •  Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at Saint Paul de Mausole  •  Guided Cultural Options Daily for ALL Guests   •   Knowledgeable Provence Tour Guides  •  Walk Provence Lavender Route in Valensole During Lavender Blooming Season  •  Fun, Hands-On Provence Cooking Class   •   Discover the Best Provence Artisan & Craft Markets – No Forced Shopping  •   Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting   •   Private Artisan Chocolate-maker Tour  •  Guided Tour of 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)  •  True Small Groups – Maximum 14-16 Guests Per Tour  •  Personalized Roundtrip Transfers Provided on Day 1 and Day 6 of Tour!


We have been designing and delivering active gourmet tour itineraries in France that feature personalized experiences in Provence for more than 23 years! Our unrivaled expertise within France, plus incomparable quality and exceptional value for tour price offers travelers an exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime, authentic Provence tour travel experience. Dreaming of traveling to Provence, France? Join us for an exclusive, small group Provence Tour to experience why travelers and travel publications rate our tours among the BEST in France! Consult our 2018 Provence Tour schedule to book a Provence Tour today!


PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – DAY-BY-DAY – by OFF THE BEATEN PATH      •       TOUR SUMMARY»   


*Click on the numbered day tabs below to view details for each Provence itinerary tour day – PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Top 4 Must See Places! – 6 Days/5 Nights –  *Provence Tour itinerary below is the itinerary tour guests experience on our Provence Tours.

Provence Tour Itinerary – Day 1:  TOUR BEGINS

  • Meet & Greet by Guides (Times & Meeting locations detailed below)
  • Transfer to Hotel for Check-in
  • Welcome Cocktail Hour & Orientation
  • Gourmet Welcome Dinner Together at Celebrity Hide-a-way
  • Dinner Included Today

Meet and Greet by your Provence Tour guides at — We provide a 1:30 pm transfer from Marseille Airport and a 4 pm transfer from AVIGNON TGV Rail Station. Your tour information package will include specific details on where your guides meet the group at each location.

We transfer, as a group, to our Conde Nast recommended deluxe boutique hotel accommodations – The Hotel Gounod in the heart of the historical Gallo-Roman town of St. Remy-de-Provence — (NO HOTEL HOPPING). Gounod Hotel has a perfect and quaint location in the heart of St. Remy-de-Provence town.

Provence Tour ItineraryOwned by local friend Karine, Hotel Gounod, serves as a perfect base for discovering Provence and experiencing the very best of this magical region. The hotel is perfectly located for you to enjoy the peaceful hotel gardens and charming on-site wine bar, or step out the front door into the cobblestone streets of St. Remy to explore the town at any time during the tour. Click here to view our hotel photo gallery of the hotel’s fresh and chic look.

EVENING & DINNER – Following check-in at the hotel for our 6 day/5 night tour, you’re invited to join your guides for our welcome cocktail hour and dinner at our favorite celebrity hide-a-way made famous by Cookbook Author Patricia Wells – Dinner dress is resort chic. You’ll partake of your 1st taste of Provence specialties prepared by one of our favorite chefs of the region accompanied by classified regional Provence wines.

Throughout this exclusive Best Adventures in Provence Tour, we select different regional, classified wines for each group meal to ensure you the opportunity to try as many fabulous wines produced in this region as possible.


Day 1 Highlights: Group Arrival, Check-in at Hotel, Welcome Cocktails & Dinner – D

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

 

 

 

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – DAY 2:   THE ALPILLES

  • Private tour & tasting at friend Joel’s Artisan Chocolate Workshop!
  • Shopping at St. Remy de Provence Weekly Artisan & Craft Market
  • Gourmet Lunch Together
  • Afternoon — Select an Option: Options Detailed Below – Including…
  • 1- A Guided Walk — “HIDDEN GEMS OF PROVENCE!” –
  • 2- Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at St. Paul de Maussole, Plus Option to Visit Glanum
  • 3- Leisure Time
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today

Provence France Walking Tour ItineraryBREAKFAST.  MORNING – We start our morning with a personalized, private tour, and chocolate tasting as exclusive guests into the world of Provence chocolate creation with our local friend, a World Famous “Chocolatier” (chocolate-maker), at his Artisan Chocolate Workshop. Enjoy tasting some of his famous creations – our personal favorite? Lavender chocolate. Afterwards, we continue on to enjoy the morning perusing and shopping at the weekly market in the town that inspired some of Van Gogh’s most famous art work.

Market day in town is a must for any stay in Provence. Your OTBP tour guides provide a guided tour and introduction to the market after which guests enjoy time to explore and shop at leisure.

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesNoble names of our time include Princess Diana who once had a home here and Princess Caroline of Monaco.  Situated in the heart of the Alpilles, surrounded by lush valleys of olive trees and Baux de Provence vineyards, the sounds of cicadas chirping, the visual delight of plane trees and flowers and its Gallo-Roman architecture, St. Remy reflects the heart and soul of Provence.

LUNCH: Together at our favorite gourmet hide-a-way.

AFTERNOON – Following Lunch – CHOOSE YOUR OPTION:  Select an option from our afternoon activity and excursion options below –

CHOOSE AN AFTERNOON OPTION —

OPTION NO. 1 – “Hidden Gems Walk” – 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.

Provence Tour ItineraryOPTION NO. 2 – Shuttle to/From St. Paul de Mausole & Glanum – VAN 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 confiend, 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.

OPTION NO. 3 – Enjoy the AFTERNOON AT LEISURE to explore more of this picturesque Provence gem of a town independently, shop for souvenirs and local artisan products, or pick-up any “must have Provence goodies”.

LATE AFTERNOON at leisure on our return to the Hotel.

DINNER – Independently this evening – try one of our recommended St. Remy’s restaurants – ask for details – we have a complete list of wonderful options – some offering bonuses for our guests.


Provence Tour ItineraryWalk Rating – WALK No.1 –

WALKERS:  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.


DAY 2 Highlights: Private, personalized tour at local Artisan Chocolate Maker Workshop, Shopping at the St. Remy de Provence Artisan & Craft Market, Lunch Together, AFTERNOON OPTIONS – Hidden Gems Village Walk, Guided Tour St. Paul de Mausole – Glanum or Leisure Time.

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

 

Provence Tour Itinerary – DAY 3:  The Luberon & Hilltop Villages

  • Morning — Select An Option: 1- WALKERS – Guided “LUBERON VALLEY VILLAGE TO VILLAGE WALK” (with time for walkers to explore each village also) –OR– 2- NON-WALKERS – Guided Cultural Tours of Hilltop Villages in the “Golden Stone Village” of Gordes and “Artist Village” of Roussillon…
  • Year Round: Visit a local, family owned and operated Lavender Distillery
  • 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!
  • Gourmet French Picnic Lunch Amidst the Vineyards
  • Michelin-Star Dinner Together Prepared by Family Friend Christian
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Today

Provence Tour ItineraryBREAKFAST. 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.

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!

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesOPTION 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.

Gordes village, one of the most stunning of the perched villages of Provence, appears like an Atlantis surrounded by glorious vineyards, fruit orchards, and fields of flowers and grains instead of ocean. To one side looms the massif of Mount Ventoux, the Olympus of Provence, to the other, the pastoral whale-back of Mount Luberon. The breadth and height of this region balance in utter serenity in Gordes. The viewpoint at our first stop perches us dizzyingly at a canyon’s edge across from which the village could be mistaken for a masonery version of an anthill – the golden colors and ancient architecture complement the colorful valley below.

Roussillon village, the canto of color, holds a mythical story of a lover, a murder and the suicide of the faithful bereft near and dear that describes how the name of the village honors a redhead. The romance colors of the very ground and reddish walls of the buildings that line its winding streets are something from a fairytale.

Provence Tour ItineraryLUNCH: A lighter fare, Gourmet French picnic together amidst the vineyards of the Luberon Valley. Our picnic is comprised of specialty and regional products and cuisine traditional to Provence accompanied by a selection of classified regional wines including Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Crozes-Hermitage wines (picnic is for entire group – both walkers and non-walkers).

AFTERNOON – Year Round: Visit a local, family owned and operated Lavender Distillery followed by return to the hotel in St. Remy-de-Provence.

EARLY EVENING at Leisure on return to the hotel.

DINNER – A gourmet Michelin-Star dinner together prepared by another of our favorite Chefs, and our family friend Christian.


Morning Walking Rating  – WALK NO.2 –

Provence Tour ItineraryWALKERS:  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 landscapes 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 same walking rating applies!


DAY 3 Highlights: The Luberon & Artist Hilltop Villages – Walking amidst some of France’s most spectacular landscapes, Cultural Visits in Gordes and Roussillon, Lavender and Sunflower fields, Visit to Lavender Distillery.

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

 

Provence Tour Itinerary – Day 4:  Mediterranean COAST – CASSIS

  • Guided Introduction to Cassis Village
  • Shop at the Cassis Weekly Artisan & Craft Market
  • Visit an Artisan “Perfumery”
  • 45-minute Cruise to View the Historical Calanques (coastal Fjords)
  • Michelin-star Gourmet Dinner prepared by our good friend and only woman awarded a Michelin star in France in 2017!
  • Breakfast & Dinner Included Today

Provence Tour ItineraryBREAKFAST.  MORNING – We’ll spend a full day in the picturesque Mediterranean coastal, wine producing village of CASSIS, France. This spectacular coastal village dates back to 500 BC, is surrounded by vineyards, and bordered by the Mediterranean sea, colorful cliffs and beach. Stroll through this art deco style village’s pedestrian streets for photo-ops of the colorful port, historical architecture, and beautiful vineyard covered coastline.  It’s market day also in Cassis, and coastal markets offer a completely different  experience to that of inland Provence.  Peruse the stands, taste artisan products, and photograph the colorful stands and products on offer.

A Day Along the Mediterranean Coast in CASSIS – On arrival in Cassis your guides introduce you to the village, after which you have the opportunity to shop at the morning market and village shops.

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See Places

CULTURAL TOUR – Whether you’ve heard the stories about the origin of French perfume creation or not, we highly recommend not to miss visiting one of the French Riviera’s oldest and most famous artisan “perfumery” with your OTBP cultural guide.

Late Morning – Embark on a scenic 45-minute cruise tour of the historical, Mediterranean calanques. These Roman ruins protrude into the Mediterranean Sea with grace, and transform the Mediterranean coast into a work of art for onlookers! (Optional and designed for interested guests).

LUNCH: Independently along the Mediterranean coast of Cassis. Try one of our recommendations and enjoy the Mediterranean ambiance!

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesAFTERNOON – Enjoy Leisure time in the village before our departure from Cassis.  

LATE AFTERNOON return to St. Remy-de-Provence.

DINNER – Dinner with another of our personal favorite Chefs, and friend of the region. It’s been big news in France. Our friend, Chef Fanny has been the only woman to be awarded a Michelin Star in France in 2017. We’ve known her fabulous cuisine since before her appearance on Top Chef in 2011 where she became a finalist.


DAY 4 Highlights: The Mediterranean Coast & Wine Producing Village of Cassis, Artisan & Craft Market, Artisan Perfumery, Cruise the Calanques (Roman Fjords), Free Time, Gourmet Michelin-star Dinner.

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

 

Provence Tour Itinerary – Day 5: CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, ARLES ROMAN RUINS & Cooking Class

  • Morning – Select An Option: 1- WALKERS – Guided “CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE AMIDST THE VINEYARDS WALK” –OR– 2- NON-WALKERS – Guided Tour of Orange & Roman Theatre
  • VIP Wine Tasting & Lunch at Chateauneuf-du-Pape Estate
  • Evening: Select An Option:  1- Participate in Hands-On Cooking Class –OR– 2- Enjoy A Guided Tour of Arles Roman Ruins (for non-cooking guests)
  • Farewell Cocktails & Dinner at Our Chef’s Workshop/Home at Cooking Class (For ALL guests – non-cooking guests join the rest of the group at cooking class after their guided cultural visit) 
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Today

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesBREAKFAST.  MORNING – Begin your morning in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In Provence, as well as in the entire country of France, it’s no secret that wine is a daily staple at meals. Today, our wine hosts welcome you to discover one of France’s best loved wine producing appellations.

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

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.

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 Tour ItineraryLATE MORNING –  BOTH walkers and non-walkers are invited to one of the most famous historical wine cellars (13th century) of the region owned by our local French friends for a private wine tasting & introduction to the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines (both red and the RARE white) – you are exclusive guests at their restored 13th Century Wine Cellar. French are very proud of their world-renowned reputation as the country of “savoir-faire” in wine-making. And our local friends enjoy opening their estate to welcome you!

LUNCH: THE ENTIRE GROUP — A fabulous privately hosted Provence lunch together prepared by our Friend, a Michelin-Star Chef at our friend’s 13th century Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate.

AFTERNOON at leisure on our return to the Hotel.

EARLY 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.

Provence Tour ItineraryOption #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.

Provence Tour ItineraryDuring 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.

No Experience Necessary! 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!

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesOPTION #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.

DINNER: The entire group — Dine as VIP guests at our celebrity Chef’s table for our farewell dinner of the recipes prepared in cooking class with regional wines from our Chef’s private cellar. Time to celebrate a fun and fabulous week in Authentic Provence!


Morning Walking Rating  – WALK NO.3 –

Provence Walking Tour ItineraryWALKERS: 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.


DAY 5 Highlights: Morning — Chateauneuf-du-Pape Village to Village Walk, Wine Tasting, Lunch in a 13th century wine cellar at our friend’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape Estate, OPTIONS – Hands-On Cooking Class with Celebrity Chef, Arles Roman Ruins Tour for NON-Cooking Guests, Cooking Class Dinner for Entire Group.

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

 

Provence Tour Itinerary – Day 6:  Tour Conclusion

  • Transfer to departure locations (Times and locations detailed below)
  • Breakfast Included Today

BREAKFAST. Trip concludes — We provide a group transfer to Marseille airport for a 9:AM arrival time at the airport, and a group transfer to AVIGNON TGV rail station for a NOON arrival time at the station, followed by transfer to Avignon Centre rail station.

Earlier and later departures can be organized. Please contact us for details.

        


  • Complimentary Trip Insurance Included in Tour Prices! – Book a 2018 Tour BEFORE October 10, 2017 and Trip insurance is included in the 2018 tour price under the terms of our promotion to cover the cost of your tour – Making your tour deposit and balance payment 100% refundable!

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Outstanding Small Group Tours

  OTBP is a top notch small group tour company. Every aspect of these tours – from the hotels, experiences, food, and guides – just couldn’t be better. We’ve done the Loire Valley and Provence trips, and we’re hoping to get to Bordeaux soon! For us, staying in one hotel and enjoying the local area is a highlight. Hotel hopping is not fun, and with Christy you don’t have to! Go on one of these tours! You will have a fabulous time with like minded travelers and fun, informative guides! And just consider the once in a lifetime experiences, from a hot air balloon ride over majestic chateaux, cooking in the home kitchen of a famous chef, or a perfect picnic in the Provençal countryside a bonus!  

Tina Losinger and Susanne Weisman gave Off the Beaten Path, LLC 5 stars!
Absolutely We Will Recommend This Tour!!!

  “Absolutely we will recommend this tour!!! Our guides were top notch–terrific! We loved them. They ensured our safety and well being throughout the trip! We loved our group!! Great age range, well matched (though we know you have little control over that). Great value as well, incredible food, delicious wine (and plenty!), top of the line excursions. We would change nothing about the tour! We loved the lunches and dinners! Awesome people throughout. By taking the tour, we were able to see and do things we would not have otherwise-we would have missed so many memory making moments. We want return for the Loire Valley tour soon. Great job!!” –Friends -Tina Losinger and Susanne Weisman, Austin, Texas  


PLEASE NOTE – Our Walks are nature walks through the Provence countryside that include walking through vineyards, forests, olive orchards, flower fields, a truffle farm, and other such landscapes in nature. These are country walks, enjoying the scenic backroads and natural landscapes to discover Provence. We enjoy the “slow road” taking in the beautiful scenery of the Provence countryside and local villages daily.

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

 

mapsandstampmontage2Yes we will definitely recommend France Off the Beaten Path Tours! The reason why we really liked this tour was because it was a small group, and most of all liked the fact that we weren’t hopping around from hotel to hotel – staying in one hotel for the entire tour was definitely a perk we appreciated!! Initially we thought we would be able to maneuver around the region on our own but are so glad we didn’t attempt it. Off the Beaten Path took us to wonderful areas and treated us to some fabulous meals!! We loved every day!! Our favorites were the walks-getting to walk through different scenery on each, cooking class and market day. Thank you!” — Rob and Jane Disch, Watchung, New Jersey

France Off the Beaten Path trip insurance offers peace of mind flexibility – This means that under the terms of our promotion, trip insurance is included in the tour price to cover the cost of your tour making both your tour deposit and balance payment 100% refundable and/or transferrable.