5 Days in Provence
Spend 5 days in Provence immersed in the unique culture of Southern France, drinking exquisite red, white and rosé wines and touring the countryside with an English-speaking local.
Day 1: Explore the city of art
Welcome at Marseille Airport or Aix en Provence TGV railway station.
Morning: Explore Aix en Provence fresh open markets full of colors and scents. World famous for its medieval architecture and fountains, Aix en Provence is an art mecca. Known as the birthplace of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, the municipality preserved sites including his childhood home and former studio.
Afternoon: Enjoy lunch at a restaurant at the foot of Montagne Sainte Victoire, often featured in the painter Cézanne’s work. Following lunch, enjoy a private wine tasting at a friendly local vineyard.
Dine at your leisure.
After a long day of exploring, you arrive at your 4* hotel. This beautiful and luxurious accommodation will be yours for the duration of the tour.
Day 2: Wine Tasting in Alpilles
Morning: Near the village of Les Baux de Provence, visit the monument Carrières de Lumières. Those former quarries dug out men since the Romans offer the visitor amazing thematic art and music exhibitions. After this artistic interlude, experience a tasting at a nearby winery. Promoted to AOC status since 1995, “Les Baux de Provence” is known for its high quality red and rosé wines made predominantly from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Since 85 percent of the appellation is produced using either organic or biodynamic methods, the local winemakers work to make out of this AOC France’s first officially organic appellation.
If you fancy, you may enjoy a lunch at a typical bistro in the historic village of St. Rémy de Provence.
Afternoon: Following lunch, walk down the streets of St. Rémy, where you’ll find art galleries and local products. Known for its quality of life and beautiful landscapes, St Rémy has hosted Nostradamus and Van Gogh among other renowned names.
Dine at your leisure.
Day 3: Wine Tastings in Bandol
Morning: Savor two wine tastings at wineries while taking in the beautiful coastline of Bandol. Bandol is one of the first regions in which the Phoenicians cultivated vines in a privileged site that will contribute to the grapes’ growth.
Afternoon: Lunch at your leisure; your guide recommends the restaurant Pied de Nez . Following lunch, walk the streets of the beautiful medieval village of Le Castellet, which dates back to the 12th century. Conclude the day with one final wine tasting in Bandol.
Dine at your leisure.
Day 4: The Palais des Papes in Avignon & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape
Morning: You will visit the Palais des Papes and the Pont St. Benezet (audio guide provided).“The Palais des Papes” stands as the powerful symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the XIV Century. The beautiful decors in the frescoes in the palace were painted by Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.
Do not hesitate to ask your guide for a private tour in the “Palais des Papes.”
Afternoon: Lunch in Avignon at leisure; your guide will gladly reserve a table for you at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Would you prefer a simpler or more affordable option? We have plenty of good alternatives for you! Following lunch, you will participate in two wine tastings in the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Here are located some of the oldest wineries in France, with old castle ruins dating back to the 13th century. When it comes to world-class Red wines, Châteauneuf du Pape is unrivaled! Most visitors do not get to see the landscapes and places that we have carefully selected for you.
Dinner at leisure.
Day 5: Parisian breakfast
Conclude these 5 days in Provence with breakfast in the hotel. Following breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Marseille airport or the Aix-en-Provence train station.
You may add a cooking class of Provencal fine cuisine with a chef local to the region, if you desire.
Your private 5 days in Provence tour
Four nights in 5*hotel , including breakfast; Pick-up/Drop-off at the airport or railway station; in-country transportation; chauffeur, guide and tours; entrance into all vineyards; Audio Guide of Palais des Papes and Pont d’Avignon; Tourist taxes.
Lunches and dinners, all personal expenses.
5 Days & 4 Nights
Transportation in a luxury 7-seater car