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La Belle Provence

La Belle Provence, Provence on foot, is a 6-night tour and includes visits to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as five of the communities that boast the superlative official designation of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (the most beautiful villages of France). Those traveling in spring and summer are in for an extra treat, as it is black truffle season.

 

See here for more info on Provence region.

 

La Belle Provence

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 14, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)
For dates, info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy from $3,390

Single Supplement: $590 

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the three UNESCO sites of Arles, Pont du Gard and Avignon and two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Natural Park of Luberon and Gorge de la Nesque
  • Tastings of regional foods and visits to local wine and olive oil makers
  • Savor the local traditional cuisine featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients and learn more about local recipes
  • Enjoy some of the best wines of Provence such as Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre and more!
  • Relax in unique, elegant 4-star hotels, and maisons & tables d’hôtes
  • Delve into history, traditions and culture in this unique area of south of France
  • Reinvigorating walks in some of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France and national regional parks

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 4-star hotels, and maisons and tables d’hôtes (traditional inns)
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners with a 3-course menu (for summer departures at least one including black truffles)
  • Exploration of Saint-Remy de Provence, Fontaine de Vaucluse, and other quaint Provençal towns
  • Discover five of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: Les Baux, Roussillon, Gordes, Venasque and Menerbes
  • 1 visit and tasting to a winery and olive oil producer near St. Remy
  • Informative visits in the must-see places of Provence including three UNESCO sites of Arles, Pont du Gard and Avignon and two UNESCO Biosphere
  • Reserves: Natural Park of Luberon and Gorge de la Nesque
  • 1 cooking demo in a maison et table d’hôtes
  • 1 visit to a lavender farm and 1 guided visit to Van Gogh’s famous painting locations
  • 1 visit to a salt museum and 1 visit to the Popes’ Palace in Avignon
  • Daily walking opportunities in quaint towns and in natural parks
  • 1 wine tasting and visit to a local winemaker in Luberon area and 1 visit to a corskscrew museum
  • Comfortable transportation and assistance by 9-seat van for all travel on tour as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Group transfer to Avignon TGV train station on last day
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tourgage porters and restaurant servers during tour

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 2 dinners on your own 
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Transfer to first hotel at the beginning of the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

 

Itinerary

 

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