Tour with a guide-driver over Provence

July 22, 2013
One week stays and more | 8 days / 7 nights - any day

The offer is based on accommodation in hotels 4*L-5*. Such routes are possible for other categories of hotels. See the tour cost table.

Day 1

Arrival at the airport. Registration of car rent with the English  assistant. Departure on the route in the neighbourhood of Salon de Provence (57 km). Accommodation at the hotel. Night at an old Abbey. 

Night in the hotel Abbaye de Saint Croix 4*Luxe

Day 2

Unattended visit to the city or additional excursion to Salon de Provence "Visiting Nostradamus", 3 hours. Transfer to Arles (44 km).

Free time for lunch in Arles.

Unattended visit to the city or additional sightseeing tour of Arles, 2 hours. Transfer to Les Baux de Provence (18 km). Accommodation at the hotel. 

Night in hotel Oustau de Baumanère 5* or La Cabro d'OR 5*

Day 3

Unattended visit to the city or additional excursion to Les Baux and Saint Rémy de Provence "The charm of Provence and Van Gogh's landscapes" with a visit to the hospital where Van Gogh was treated, 4 hours. Transfer to Avignon (40 km).

Free time for lunch in Avignon

Sightseeing tour of Avignon with wine tasting at the Papal Palace tasting centre, 3 hours. Transfer to Villeneuve-les-Avignon (4 km). Night in an old abbey. 

Night in Hotel Le Prieuré 5*

Day 4

Unattended sightseeing or additional excursion to the ancient Roman Pont du Gard - UNESCO monument - and a wine tour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting at three wineries, 6 hours

Free time for lunch in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Transfer to Rochegude (29 km). Accommodation at the hotel. Night in a medieval castle. 

Night in Hotel Château de Rochegude 4* Luxe

Day 5

Unattended sightseeing or additional excursion to the mouth of the Ardèche with a visit to the Grotto of St. Mary Magdalene. Free time for lunch on the banks of Ardèche.

Second half of the day:

Free time or additional excursion “To Provencal castles”: Château Grignan where Marquise de Sauvigny lived - internal viewing, and Château Suze de la Rousse – external viewing and wine tasting. Transfer to Crillon le Brave (46 km).
Night in an old mansion with a panoramic view of the valley of mountain Montmirail. 

Night in Hotel Crillon le Brave 4* Luxe

Day 6

Unattended sightseeing or additional excursion to Luberon - the mecca of Provence, with visiting three most beautiful villages: Oppède, Menerbes, Lourmarin, Ansouis and the village Lacoste with the ruins of Marquis de Sade’s castle. Whole day tour, 8 hours. Free time for lunch is given in a village near Luberon.

Transfer to Bonnieux (11 km). Night in an old Provencal manor house in the heart of Luberon. 

Night in Hotel Bastide de Capelongue 4* Luxe

Day 7

Transfer to Aix en Provence (54 km). Unattended visit to the city or additional excursion to Aix en Provence with a visit to Cézanne's studio, 3 hours. Free time for lunch in Marseilles. Transfer to Marseille (32 km). Unattended visit to the city or additional walking excursion to the old quarters of Marseilles. Night in a hotel by the sea. 

Night in Hotel Le Petit Nice-Passédat 5*

Day 8

Unattended sightseeing or additional excursion to the Island If - the castle of Monte Cristo (in stormy weather replaced by a tour "The Palace of Water Longchamp"), 2 hours
Evening: Transfer to the airport. Independent return of the car. If necessary, you may order an English  assistant for additional charge - 80 Euro. Departure.


It is possible to calculate the tour for any mini-group on request.

Price per person in a mini-group of 7 persons with accommodation in standard / classic rooms:

Hotels under the programme

½ DBL

SNGL

Abbaye de Saint Croix 4*L – La Cabro d’Or 5* - Château de Rochegude 4*L – Crillon le Brave 4* Luxe - Bastide de Capelongue 4*L – Le Petit Nice-Passédat 5*

1248

2006

Le mas du Soleil 4*-Benvengudo 3* - Hôtel de l’Atelier 3*- Le Cigaloun 3*- Blason de Provence 3*- Hôstellerie le Paradou 3*- Villa Massalia 4*

972

1728

The price includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel of selected category with breakfast
  • Excursions with the English-speaking guide-driver on the route
  • Accommodation of the guide with breakfasts

The price does not include:

  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, boat tickets, tastings, etc.
  • Guide’s meals
  • Additional excursion "Provencal castles" - 200 Euro.

Services

    Location

    MAIN OFFICE
    Centre d’affaires Novotel
    2 Avenue du Blanchissage
    84000 Avignon
    France
    (+ 33) 4 88 61 05 24Need Assistance? Click or call + 334 88 61 05 24
    Nymphea Studio, création de site internet / e-commerce