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PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France



PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France

Top 4 Must See Places in Provence – Provence Tour by France Off the Beaten Path

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France

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Experience Authentic Provence During Our Small Group Provence Tour!

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

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Small Group Tour In Provence France6-Day/5 night Provence Tour   •   3 Guided Provence Walks  •  Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at Saint Paul de Mausole  •  Guided Cultural Options Daily for ALL Guests   •   Award-Winning Provence Tour Guides  •  Walk Provence Lavender Route in Valensole During Lavender Flowering Season  •  Visit St. Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, Gordes, Roussillon, Sault, Cassis, Orange, Arles, Chateauneuf-du-Pape  •  Hands-On Cooking Class   •   Best Provence Artisan & Craft Markets – No Forced Shopping  •   Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting   •   Hands-On Chocolate-Making Workshop & Privately Hosted Lunch with Artisan Chocolate-Maker  •  Guided Tour of Arles Roman Ruins  •  Gourmet Meals  •   Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Rated Premiere Boutique Hotel For Entire Tour (No Hotel Hopping)  •  True Small Groups – Maximum 16 Guests Per Tour  •  Roundtrip Transfers Provided on Day 1 and Day 6 of Tour!


Walk Scenic Backroads during our Small Group Provence Tour to Discover the Best “4 Must See Places in Provence” – Southern France!

  1. PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Small Group Tour In Provence FranceExperience the Alpilles walking through Provence’s famed olive orchards, vineyards, and villages.
  2. Discover vibrantly colored Provence villages (Gordes, Roussillon) and landscapes of the Luberon. During LAVENDER Season – Discover the Valensole plateau, lavender capital, and endless lavender fields sprinkled with stone bories.
  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!

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 day of our Provence Tour Itinerary – PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France – 6 Days/5 Nights –  2019 Provence Tour itinerary below is the itinerary tour guests experience on our 2019 and 2020 Provence Tours.

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See Places in ProvenceProvence Tour Itinerary – Day 1:  TOUR BEGINS

  • 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.
  • Throughout this exclusive Best Adventures in Provence Tour, we select different regional, classified wines for each group meal to ensure guests 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 – Small Group Tour In Provence France

 

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – DAY 2:   THE ALPILLES

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesVillages of St. Remy-de-Provence and Baux de Provence Valley, Weekly Market, Chocolate Making Workshop & Tasting

  • BREAKFAST.
  • Guided tour and Shopping at St. Remy de Provence Weekly Artisan & Craft Market.
  • Learn to make chocolate with the master himself during our 1.5 hour hands-on chocolate making workshop with local family friend, Master Artisan Chocolatier Joel Durand. No Experience necessary, designed for interested guests.
  • A guided cultural excursion is available for guests not interested in participating in the 1.5 hour chocolate making workshop.
  • A privately hosted, gourmet lunch exclusively for our guests prepared by friend, Chef Jeremy; awarded his 1st Michelin-Star in 2019!

Afternoon — Select an Option: For Walkers & Non-Walkers…

  • 1- A Guided Walk — “HIDDEN GEMS OF PROVENCE!” Van Gogh’s Presence in Provence (scheduled walk designed for interested guests)
  • 2- Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at St. Paul de Maussole, And Les Carrieres de Lumieres in Les Baux-de-Provence – the 2019 Exposition Theme is “Van Gogh; The Starry Night“!! (optional – offered to interested guests)
  • 3- Leisure Time
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today

Afternoon Walking Rating for today’s walk…

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesWALKERS:  Guided walk – “Hidden Gems of Provence” walk is rated EASY to Moderate (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 plus spectacular views of Les Baux valley. Ideal for those who walk for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis. Walk distance is 4 miles – approximately 1.5-2 hrs. depending on photo-op stops.


DAY 2 Highlights: Private Tour and Chocolate Making Workshop, Guided Tour and optional shopping at the St. Remy de Provence Artisan & Craft Market, Michelin-Star Lunch Together, AFTERNOON OPTIONS – Hidden Gems Village Walk, Guided Tour St. Paul de Mausole, Glanum, and/or Carrieres de Lumieres, Leisure Time.

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

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France

Provence Tour Itinerary – DAY 3: Luberon Valley

Visit Hilltop Villages of Gordes & Roussillon PLUS in Lavender Season (June, July, August) : Visit Valensole Plateau and Lavender Capital Sault

Provence Tour Dates, PricesBreakfast : Morning — Select An Option: For Walkers & Non-Walkers…

  • 1- WALKERS – Guided “LUBERON VALLEY VILLAGE TO VILLAGE WALK” (with time for walkers to explore each village also)
  • 2- NON-WALKERS – Guided Cultural Tours of Hilltop Villages in the “Golden Stone Village” of Gordes and “Artist Ochre Cliff Village” of Roussillon…
  • Year Round: Visit a local, family owned and operated Lavender and Essential Oils Distillery
  • Today, You’ll visit Gordes, Roussillon, Sault, Valensole Plateau throughout the morning and afternoon.
  • PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesPLEASE NOTE: 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 of the Valensole plateau! Non-Walkers: shuttle to lavender fields to experience and photograph the endless fields of lavender and enjoy non-walking cultural experiences with your guide.
  • Gourmet French Picnic Lunch Amidst the Spectacular Landscapes of the Luberon
  • Michelin-Star Dinner together prepared by friend, Chef Christian.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included Today

Morning Walking Rating for today’s walk…

Provence France Walking Tour Itinerary - Escorted Provence TourWALKERS – April, May, September, October:

  • Guided walk – “Luberon Valley Village to Village” walk in the Luberon 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 4-6 miles – approximately 2-2.5 hrs. depending on photo-op stops.
  • Non-Walkers: Shuttle to each of our beautiful hilltop villages and gourmet picnic lunch.

ADDED NOTE: During lavender season (June, July, August)…

  • Walkers: Our morning Luberon village to village walk is replaced by our “Lavender Trail“ Walk – Participate in a Spectacular, guided walk amidst some of the most beautiful landscape of Provence; walking through magical fields of lavender. The countryside is absolutely beautiful with incredible color and aromas, and offers the perfect setting for a walking experience.
  • Non-Walkers: shuttle to lavender fields to experience and photograph the endless fields of lavender and enjoy non-walking cultural experiences with your guide.
  • WALKERS – JUNE, JULY, AUGUST:  WALK RATING for Guided “Lavender Trail” walk in the Luberon region of Provence is rated EASY to MODERATE (optional: designed for interested guests). Walking on country trails of gravel and pebble stone through picturesque landscapes of lavender fields with a beautiful village in the background. Ideal for those who walk for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis. Walk distance is about 2.0 miles – approximately 1.5 hrs. depending on photo-op stops.

DAY 3 Highlights: The Luberon & Artist Hilltop Villages Gordes & Roussillon – Walking amidst some of France’s most spectacular landscapes, lavender and sunflower fields, Visit to lavender distillery, Michelin-star dinner together. PLUS during lavender season: also experience walking through private lavender fields of the Valensole plateau, lavender capital of Sault.

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

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France

 

Provence Tour Itinerary – Day 4:  Mediterranean COAST – CASSIS

Provence calanque tourWine Producing Village of Cassis and Calanques (Roman period fjords), Perfumery Visit, Pastis Tasting

  • 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).
  • PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesOption available for interested guests: Meet our local friend and artisan pastis maker, Roger.  Roger welcomes guests to his place in Cassis where we’ll enjoy a hosted tasting of famous French Pastis and Cassis wines accompanied by local foodie specialties!
  • Lunch: Independently. Ask for our list of recommended “must try” places along the port.
  • Remainder of afternoon: Leisure time to pursue independent interests.
  • Breakfast Included Today

DAY 4 Highlights: The Mediterranean Coast & Wine Producing Village of Cassis, Artisan & Craft Market, Artisan Perfumery, 45 minute Cruise of the Calanques (Roman Fjords), Pastis Tasting, Lunch and Leisure Time.

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

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France

 

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

Chateauneuf-du-Pape : Walking Amidst Vineyards, Private Wine Tasting Lesson in 13th Century Cellar, Private Lunch Overlooking Rhone River, Guided Tour of Arles Roman Ruins, Cooking Class

2019 Provence Tour Dates Tour Prices - Southern France ToursBreakfast: Morning – Select An Option: 

  • 1- WALKERS – Guided “CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE AMIDST THE VINEYARDS WALK”
  • 2- NON-WALKERS – Guided Tour of Roman Town of Orange & 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 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Estate overlooking the Rhone river.
  • Afternoon: return to hotel.

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesEarly Evening: Select An Option:

  • 1- Participate in Hands-On Cooking Class with our family friend, Master Chef Catherine.
  • 2- Enjoy A Guided Tour of Arles Roman Ruins (for non-cooking guests)
  • Farewell Cocktails & Dinner: Privately hosted 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 tour of Arles)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Today

Morning Walking Rating For Today’s Walk…

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY - Top 4 Must See PlacesWALKERS: Guided Walk – “CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE – Amidst the Vineyards Walk”- is rated EASY to MODERATE (optional: designed for interested guests). Sturdy walking shoes recommended. Walking on vineyard and country trails with riverbed rock and large gravel stones, occasional easy ascents and uneven terrain. 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 about 5 miles – approximately 2-2.5 hrs. of walking depending on photo-op stops.


DAY 5 Highlights: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Village to Village Walk, Wine Tasting Workshop of Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines (red & white), Visit of Orange & Roman Theatre, Privately hosted Lunch at a 13th century wine cellar overlooking Rhone River, OPTIONS – Hands-On Cooking Class with Celebrity Chef, Guided Tour of Arles Roman Ruins for NON-Cooking Guests, Cooking Class Dinner for Entire Group.

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

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France

 

Provence Tour Itinerary – Day 6:  Tour Conclusion

  • BREAKFAST.
  • Trip concludes — We provide a complimentary 9 AM transfer arrival at Marseille Airport and a complimentary 12 pm (Noon) transfer arrival at AVIGNON TGV Rail Station followed by drop-off at Avignon Centre rail station.
  • Earlier and later departures can be organized. Please contact us for details at Email: contact@traveloffthebeatenpath.com.

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


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

PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY – Small Group Tour In Provence France

 

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

Our “100% RISK FREE BOOKING & TRAVEL” promotional cancellation policy – Your tour deposit and balance payment are 100% refundable until 31 days before tour departure, and at 30 days or less, funds are 100% transferable to a future tour. There are NO limitations or restrictions!