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The Best of Provence


4 days / 3 nights Private Tour 

 

Price per person from: 908 €
Based on a minimum of two participants

 

Included in the price :

• Private transfers & transport in air-conditioned minivan with the services of a qualified English-speaking driver-guide according to the above program.
• Shared Tour: D2 - Aix-en-Provence Historical & Gourmet walking tour (This tour is valid: Wednesday and Saturday). D3 - Cassis and Camargues (This tour is valid: Thursday). D4 - Valensole, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Verdon (This tour is valid: From Monday to Sunday ) - All tours are scheduled from 01/04/2019 to 31/10/2019

 

• 4 nights accommodation B&B in 3-star Hotel des Augustins in Aix-en-Provence

 

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Cassis Landscape

  How it works

 

This tour around Provence and Camargue takes the form of a shared tour, leaving at precise hour. Transport is ensured by comfortable air-conditioned minivan with a qualified English- or Spanish-speaking driver- guide. You will be sharing this tour with other participants (8 maximum).
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Transfers from Aix-en-Provence train-station to your hotel, and from your hotel to Aix-en-Provence train-station are private.

 

 


 

 Highlights

 

This tour will take you to a delightful stroll through the Provence region.


Based in Aix-en-Provence, you will have some free time to explore this charming city. 

 


Day 1: Arrival in Aix-en-Provence

Private transfer from airport or train station.
Settle at your hotel in Aix-en-Provence.


Day 2: Aix-En-Provence Historical & Gourmet Tour

Aix-en-Provence City Center

Breakfast at your hotel.
Morning at leisure.
Meet your English speaking guide at your hotel and start your gourmet walking tour in the historical centre 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 flavours of our region. Let your senses be amazed by the colours 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.


Day 3: Cassis & Camargue

The Calanques

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 (big, 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.


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

Lavender Fields

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 specialised 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 earthenware 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 sun-bathing: don’t forget your swimsuit) before going back to Aix.
Overnight at your hotel.


Day 5: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out.
Private transfer to the train station or airport.