Stay for a week in accommodation typical of Provence warmth and hospitality. Enjoy the village markets, wonderful food and wine-tasting of this beautiful region known for its rolling hills, olive groves and fields of lavender.
On this tour are visits to quaint villages with cobblestone squares and rustic fountains, stunning scenery of Europe’s largest gorge, lunch in the beautiful village of Moustiers, and take a boat on the lake to work off lunch. If you are feeling adventurous you could ride a bike along the narrow countryside lanes.
Optional excursions include a cooking class in a Provence farmhouse, a tour of the Occitane en Provence factory, lavender fields (flowering in June/July), local food, clothing and antique markets, Europe's largest underground water source, canoeing and bike-riding.
Transfer from Marseille airport or train station on arrival
Transfer to Marseille airport or train station on departure
7 nights in 3* and 4* accommodation
7 breakfasts, 6 x 3-course meals (either lunch or dinner) with a glass of wine or beer
Excursions as per itinerary
Bike and canoe hire for the energetic
Boat trips as per the itinerary
Meals not mentioned above
Drinks not mentioned above
Travel to Marseille for arrival
Travel from Marseille on departure
Travel is in a comfortable new vehicle. Maximum 14 passengers
This tour is preceded by a tour of Bordeaux, Cognac, Dordogne from June 2-16 2019.
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Arrive at Marseille airport and transfer to your accommodation with time to relax before our welcome dinner
After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the perched medieval villages of Le Castellet and La Cadiere. Le Castellet remains unspoiled by modern construction. Its old walls and gates still surround and protect the village which is perched high on a hill. Facing Le Castellet across a valley of vineyards is the village of La Cadiere which retains its old charming centre and medieval cottages. Both are filled with art galleries, artisan shops, restaurants and cafes.
Today we drive to the fishing village of Cassis and take a boat trip to see the famous calanques along the coast between Cassis and Marseille. After lunch overlooking the little port, we visit some of the Bandol wineries for a Rose wine-tasting before heading back to our accommodation
We leave early after breakfast for a day of art and culture at Aix-en-Provence. It is the day of Aix markets, which spread out through the cobblestone streets until lunchtime. After a stop for lunch, your choice of exploring on your own or with the group. There are several art galleries, manor houses, churches and Paul Cezanne’s studio where he worked until his death. After meeting at a designated spot, we return to our accommodation, stopping at the Roquefavour aquaduct on our way, time permitting
Today we head east along the coast to explore Le Lavandou and les Baumes de Mimosa. A day to bring bathers and a towel if you would like to relax on the beach
We leave early today to drive through acres of lavender fields on our way to have lunch in Moustiers Sainte Marie. The afternoon will work off some energy with a pedal boat or canoe in the gorge de Verdon, a spectacular trip through the gorge and across the lake. This is one of those unforgettable days!
After a leisurely breakfast, we spend a day in Marseille to see Notre Dame de la Garde, the church built on the top of a hill overlooking the Mediterranean, the Palais Longchamps and Chateau d’If on its island in the bay of Marseille. Lunch at the Old Port
Transfer to Marseille airport for departure or continue on to the Languedoc-Roussillon tour
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|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Jun 18 2019||Jun 25 2019||14||Single rooms||2,475€|
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