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"SOUTH of FRANCE"

FALL DISCOVERY TOUR

"SOUTH OF FRANCE"
FRENCH RIVIERA & PROVENCE
DISCOVERY TOUR

7 Days / 6 Nights

September 23 - 29, 2018

$5,750

Tour Questions?  Call: 626.616.3448

Rhone River

Pont du Gard

Provence's Historic Hill Villages

Explore the breathtaking splendor of beautiful South of France, roaming through the majestic Provence countryside of vineyards, olive groves and ancient stone farmhouses. Visit historic hill villages and meander through local provencal outdoor markets. 


We’ll be staying six nights in Villeneuve lez Avignon, a lovely village located on the Rhone River across from Avignon. We’ll take day trips to small Provence villages in the Luberon Valley where we'll explore local life. 

 

Villages we'll visit include: Gordes... Bonnieux... Saint-Remy de Provence... and Pernes les Fontaines, recognized as a Les Plus Beaux Detours de France village, one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France. We'll spend an afternoon in charming Isle-sur-Sorgue, next to the Sorgue River, with more than 300 antique shops.

We'll visit Provence's two grand UNESCO World Heritage site cities, Avignon and Arles. We'll take a day trip to Pont du Gard, the famous ancient Roman aqueduct crossing the Gardon River, and to Cote du Rhone's most celebrated wine village, Chateauneuf du Pape, for wine tasting.

 

We'll have a French Provencal cooking class and dinner with a local chef.


Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks around Villeneuve lez Avignon and along the Rhone River are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.

 

The Provence Discovery Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation experience in beautiful Southern France!

  • A friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Great trip with many activities, including structured morning group activities and escorted walks… tour of Avignon's Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace)… Arles' historic Roman amphitheater… colorful Provencal outdoor markets… Cote du Rhone wine tasting session…  and French Provencal cooking class and dinner with a local chef.

  • Free time for personal sightseeing, shopping, enjoying French pasties and cuisine, and relaxing at outdoor cafes.

  • Optional group morning pleasure walks led by WalkEurope president, Tom Harter.

  • Recommended restaurants will be provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join the tour host for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Connoisseur service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service, for a fun and worry-free vacation!​ 

 

What's Included:

  • Six nights in a choice of personally selected hotels.

    • Charming Boutique Hotel: Stay in a family owned and operated guesthouse hotel in character-filled 16th century residence. 

    • Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotel: Stay in a beautiful luxury Provence hotel in a quite and relaxed private setting with a lovely garden and pool.

  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.

  • Welcome Reception – with local Cote du Rhone wines and Provence cheeses hosted by WalkEurope.

  • Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast daily escorted group pleasure walks around Villeneuve lez Avignon and along the Rhone River.

  • Day trip to Avignon  tour the historical Palais des Papes and the old city with a local historian guide.

  • Day trip to Arles & Saint Remy de Provence  visit Arles' ancient Roman amphitheater and historic city centre, and Saint Remy's Vincent Van Gogh trail.

  • Day trip to Gordes & Bonnieux  two of Provence's most beautiful and famous hill villages.

  • Day trip to Pernes les Fontaines & Isle-sur-la-Sorgue  charming "not to miss" villages in the Luberon Valley, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with over 300 antiques shops.

  • Day trip to Pont du Gard – seeing the ancient Roman aqueduct crossing the Gardon River.

  • French Provencal Cooking Class & Dinner – enjoy an evening of learning about French cuisine by having a cooking class and dinner with a local chef.

  • Cote du Rhone Wine Tasting – in Chateauneuf du Pope with region wine expert.

  • Farewell Dinner – featuring French Provencal cuisine and Cote du Rhone wines hosted by WalkEurope.

  • Palace, castle, cathedral, museum & garden entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.

  • Ground transportation for all group activities and day trips.

 

Arrival & Departure City:

Avignon, France. 

 

Trip Cost:

Charming Boutique Hotel Option

  • $5,750 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $1,075

Premiere Signature/Luxury - Relais & Chateaux Group Hotel Option

  • $7,625 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $2,950

Space Is Limited -- Available on 1st Reserve Basis -- Reserve Early!

Small Group Trip -- Limited to 15 persons.

Recommended WalkEurope Trip Combinations:

Travel for 2 or 3 weeks combining your Provence Discovery Tour with:

 

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Click here for trip description.

Note: Tours are subject to meeting six person participation; itinerary subject to changes.

WALKEUROPE

Call: 626.616.3448

Email: tomharter@walkeurope.com

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