The Best of Provence (Private)
5 Days Private Escorted Tour from Aix En Provence, Cassis, Camargue, Verdon

Features and Inclusions

  • Private transfers & transport in air conditioned minivan with the services of a qualified English speaking driver-guide according to program

  • 4 nights accommodation B&B in 3 star or 4 star in Aix En Provence

  • Entrance and visits according to program: Shared Tour Aix en Provence Historical & gourmet walking tour (this tour is valid Wed and Sat), Shared Tour Cassis and Camargues (this tour is valid Thur), Shared Tour Valensole, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Verdon (this tour is valid from Mon to Sun)

  • Tour will Operate with a minimum of 2 people

  • Prices do not include: Flights, Drinks and other meals not mentioned, Tips, Luggage Handling

  • Note: While every endeavor is made to keep to the programs and prices outlined, ITS reserves the right to change, modify or cancel certain visits or accommodations and to adapt the price in consequence

 

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Departures and Prices 2018

Starting April 1 - October 31, 2018

4-days with 3 Star Accommodations

Per Person In Twin

$ 1640.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 580.00

4-days with 4 Star Accommodations

Per Person In Twin

$ 1784.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 700.00

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

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Day 1: Aix En Provence

Private transfer from airport or train station. Settle at your 3-star Hotel des Augustins, or 4-star Hotel Cézanne, or 5-star Hotel Renaissance in Aix-en-Provence, where you will be accommodated for 4 nights. (O)

Day 2: Half Day Tour - Aix En Provence & Gourmet Walking Tour

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure. Meet your English speaking guide at your hotel and start your gourmet walking tour in the historical center of Aix en Provence. Thanks to this guided tour, you will be able to discover this charming Provencal town and also to please yourself with the diversified scents and flavors of our region. Let your senses be amazed by the colors and the smells of several local products, be tempted by some Calisson, the sweetest candy of all time created in Aix en Provence, appreciate a toast of green or black tapenade, taste a piece of cheese or a glass of wine from one of the local wine appellations. Everything is organized in order to allow you to discover what Provencal gastronomy truly means. End of the tour in the old town. Overnight at your hotel. (B,O)

 

Day 3: Full Day Tour Cassis & Camargue (this tour is valid only Thursdays)

Breakfast at your hotel. Pick up at your hotel by your driver guide and transfer to Cassis. There are some places you can’t help but fall in love at first sight, and Cassis is part of them ! Drive from Aix to the Cape Canaille, the highest maritime cliff in France and enjoy the panoramic view on the bay. Spend some free time at leisure in the charming fishermen port. Join a cruise to discover the calanques, limestone cliffs diving in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean sea and creating natural coves (fat, rocky claws that resemble Norwegian fjords and poke out into the sea). This afternoon, drive through Arles, to the Regional Natural Park of Camargue where bulls and horses roam free in wide spaces. Arrival in Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the capital of Camargue, along the wild and picturesque Route de Cacharel. Visit the fortified church with its famous legend and free time in the village (possibility of swimming or sun-bathing) before going back to Aix-en-Provence. Back to Aix-en-Provence. Overnight at your hotel. (B,O)

 

Day 4: Full Day Tour Valensole, Moustiers - Saintes - Marie, Verdon

Breakfast at your hotel. Pick-up at your hotel by your driver-guide, and drive through the valley of the Durance river, and discover the Plateau of Valensole specialized in the cultivation of " lavandin ", where small roads are winding through the fields of flowers. Many stops are included by the fields in bloom. Stop at a farmer/ producer's place : lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil, lavender honey....Stop in the perched village of Moustiers-Ste-Marie, so famous for its earthen ware workshops (free time for visit and lunch not included on your own). In the afternoon, continue to the breathtaking opening of the Grand Canyon of the River Verdon. Photo stop in the lavender fields. Free time in the picturesque village of Sainte Croix du Verdon settled by Sainte Croix Lake (possibility of swimming or sunbathing : don't forget your swimsuit) before going back to Aix. Overnight at your hotel.  (B,O)

Day 5: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Private transfer from your hotel to airport or train station. End of tour.  (B)

 

        



B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                              
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