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Provence and French Riviera with Aix, Nice, Avignon and Arles

Reference: 24BRT

  • 8 Day / 7 Night tour
  • 18 Passengers maximum
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and taste delicious produce at an olive farm in Les-Baux-de-Provence
  • Marvel at the extraordinary Gorges du Verdon: the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’
  • Experience the mesmerising Carrières de Lumières multimedia art show in Les Baux-de-Provence

through Avignon, Aix en Provence, Cannes and Arles

Glamour, picturesque villages and stunning mountain scenery: this tour through the French Riviera and Provence is sure to impress with its diversity and dramatic beauty! Join us as we experience the luxury of the French Riviera, marvel at the architecture of Avignon and venture into the mighty Gorges du Verdon – soaking up some fascinating history along the way.

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  •  Enjoy a picnic lunch and taste delicious produce at an olive farm in Les-Baux-de-Provence
  •  Marvel at the extraordinary Gorges du Verdon: the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’
  •  Experience the mesmerising Carrières de Lumières multimedia art show in Les Baux-de-Provence

2024 Departure dates

April 2024

  • Mon 15 Apr       Mon 22 Apr       
  • Mon 29 Apr       Mon 6 May        

May 2024

  • Mon 13 May      Mon 20 May     
  • Mon 27 May      Mon 3 Jun          

June 2024

  • Mon 17 Jun        Mon 24 Jun                      

August 2024

  • Mon 26 Aug       Mon 2 Sep                       

September 2024

  • Mon 9 Sep          Mon 16 Sep      
  • Mon 23 Sep       Mon 30 Sep        

October 2024

  • Mon 14 Oct        Mon 21 Oct       
  • Mon 28 Oct        Mon 4 Nov               


  • 7 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Experienced Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 2 picnic lunch (L), 3 dinners (D)
  • Watch a multimedia art show in a former quarry in Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Olive produce tasting session at an olive farm near Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Wine tasting session at a winery
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, the Fragonard Museum, the Santons Museum, Saint Paul de
    Mausole Monastery, the Palace of the Popes, the Pont du Gard, Sénanque Abbey, the L’Occitaneen- Provence factory

From $4,100 per person twin-share

Single supplement on request

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    Day 1 - Nice (France)

    Meet the group in the shining capital of the French Riviera and get to know one another over a delicious welcome meal. After all, there’s no better place to begin our journey than alongside the clear waters of the Côte d’Azur! Accommodation: Hôtel Locarno (or similar)

    Meals : Dinner

    Day 2 - Nice – Antibes – French Riviera

    After breakfast, our first stop will be Antibes – where we’ll take some time to stroll the narrow streets and picturesque old port with our Tour Leader. Indulge in some local produce and soak up the charming atmosphere at the Provençal market before enjoying some free time to explore this seaside town at your leisure. Later, we’ll continue our journey along the Mediterranean coast – where we’ll have the evening free to relax at our accommodation in the French Riviera. Accommodation: Best Western Hotel & SPA Coeur De Cassis (or similar)

    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 3 - French Riviera – Aix-en-Provence – Arles

    This morning we’ll make our way towards a local vineyard to learn about Provence rosé and enjoy a tasting of the region’s sweet wines. Following a sumptuous picnic lunch amid the vines, our path will lead us to Aix-en-Provence, where we’ll take some time to explore this charming town at our own pace. Later, we’ll move on to Arles – a city famous for inspiring Van Gogh’s paintings – and relish in free time to relax at our hotel or seek out a restaurant for some delicious local cuisine. Accommodation: Hotel Arles Plaza (or similar)

    Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 4 - Arles – Pont du Gard and Avignon – Arles

    First today, we’ll pay a visit to the iconic Pont du Gard – an ancient Roman aqueduct with no fewer than three tiers of archways. And this afternoon? We’ll stop off in Avignon, where we’ll take a stroll around this historic city with our knowledgeable Tour Leader. After, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the Palace of the Popes – one of the most significant medieval buildings in Europe and centre of the Roman Catholic world during the 14th century. Back in Arles, you’ll have the rest of the evening to spend as you please. Perhaps seek out a local wine cellar and sample some the of the local Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes-du-Rhône wines – accompanied with a sumptuous French meal, of course! Accommodation: Hotel Arles Plaza (or similar)

    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 5 - Arles

    Today, Arles is yours for the taking – so why not seize the opportunity to uncover thousands of years of local history and culture? Spend the day exploring some city highlights including the Arles Amphitheatre, the Church of St Trophime, the Langlois Bridge and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation. This evening, we’ll clink glasses over an included meal and share stories of our day. Accommodation: Hotel Arles Plaza (or similar)
    Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 6 - Arles – Les Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence – Arles

    First today: a stop at the famous Les Baux-de-Provence – renowned for its Les Baux stone. Here, we’ll experience an extraordinary multimedia art show within an old quarry – before continuing to a local olive farm. We’ll take a tour of the farm, learning all about the olive cultivation process and sampling some of the delicious produce as we go. Then? We’ll make the most of our glorious surroundings by tucking into a hearty picnic together. Appetites satisfied, we’ll make tracks to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where a visit to the impressive Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery is lined up for us. Vincent van Gogh lived here from 1889 to 1890 – and in the Van Gogh Field, you’ll have the opportunity to see 20 large-scale reproductions of his work. Before returning to Arles for the evening, we’ll enjoy some free time exploring the romantic and traditionally Provençal town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Accommodation: Hotel Arles Plaza (or similar)

    Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 7 - Arles – Luberon – Gréoux-les-Bains

    We'll begin today with scenic stops at some of the traditional villages of the Luberon – a region known for its vivid lavender fields, endless vineyards, towering red cliffs and incredible organic produce. This afternoon, we’ll visit the idyllic Sénanque Abbey, where we’ll meet the monks and take some time to enjoy the serene atmosphere and picturesque surrounds. And in Gréoux-les-Bains this evening, we’ll come together for a final group dinner – celebrating a wonderful tour of Provençal France. Accommodation: Villa Borghese (or similar)

    Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 8 - Gréoux-les-Bains – Gorges du Verdon – Nice

    As our tour comes to an end today, we’ll travel along the spectacular Gorges du Verdon – the jewel in the region’s crown. Known as the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’, picture steep cliff sides, rushing rapids and turquoise-coloured water. Our tour will end back in Nice, where we’ll say our goodbyes.

    Meal : Breakfast

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