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Provençal village street

Luxury Provence & the French Riviera

13 days from $20,295pp

Provençal village street
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Tour highlights

  • Hunt for truffles with a local expert and trained dog before enjoying a four-course gourmet meal in Ménerbes.

  • Sample some of France’s best-known wine appellations at Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

  • Explore the Roman and medieval heritage of Pont-du-Gard, Uzès and Arles with a guide.

  • Walk the streets of Monaco, Monte Carlo and Èze.

  • Relax and enjoy coastal views over a glass of champagne on a private sunset cruise.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival at Marseille Provence Airport, you're met by your private driver and driven to your hotel in Gordes. One of Provence's best-known villages, it faces the Lubéron Valley. Enjoy this afternoon at leisure to acquaint yourself with your hotel and the winding cobbled streets of this medieval town, often referred to as the 'jewel of Provence'.

  • Your private driver will pick you up this morning for a tour and tasting at a local olive oil mill in the heart of the Lubéron Valley. From here, you're driven to meet a local truffle-hunting expert, Robert, and his trained dog, Kita, joining them on a traditional truffle hunt through the valleys and woods of Provence. Afterwards, you will journey to the village of Ménerbes to enjoy a truffle lunch before returning to your hotel, where you will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure. We recommend taking a swim, relaxing in the spa, or just enjoying the commanding views from the hotel's gardens.

  • This morning, your private driver takes you out to explore the beautiful Lubéron National Park and its many medieval villages, fields of lavender, and vivid sunflower meadows. Immerse yourself in a culture where locals have mastered the slow pace of life while visiting the canal village of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the medieval Abbaye de Sénanque, and the ocher quarries of Roussillon, among other sites.

  • After checking out of your hotel in Gordes, you're driven to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region. Named after the Pope's summer residence during the 14th century, this region is internationally renowned as one of the highest-quality wine-producing areas of France. With a small group and guide, you journey to the heart of the vineyards to gain an in-depth understanding of the land and agriculture. While here, enjoy a few tastings with some of the local producers. Your driver-guide will then bring you to your hotel in Avignon's old town with views of the colossal Palais des Papes (Papal Palace).

  • You'll be met by your driver this morning and head into Provence for a Roman and medieval heritage tour. Starting with a visit to Arles, you visit a remarkable Roman amphitheater, still in use today, before exploring the city and a café that inspired artist Vincent van Gogh. Following a drive through the narrow, winding countryside, you arrive in the authentic hilltop village of Uzès. Have lunch here before exploring the village's historic square, browsing its boutiques and taking in panoramic views of the Provençal landscape. Finally, you visit the largely intact Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct used to connect Arles to the town of Nîmes, before returning to your hotel.

  • Today's private outing brings you south of Avignon to the picturesque mountain villages of Les Alpilles. You stop in towns such as Les Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to take in views of the sprawling landscape and stroll the medieval streets, pausing to enjoy lunch and do a bit of boutique shopping. You'll also visit the Carrières de Lumières (Quarry of Light), the Roman ruins of Glanum and the nearby monastery, Saint-Paul de Mausole, where Vincent van Gogh lived for a year in 1889.

  • Today, your private driver escorts you to Avignon's train station, where you board your train to Nice. Another private driver will meet you at Nice's train station and drive you to your hotel in Saint-Tropez. Situated on the French Riviera, the coastal town boasts views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Spend the day at leisure, perhaps taking time to enjoy your hotel's facilities or venturing out to take in Saint-Tropez's sights. You may want to take a stroll downtown to visit streets lined with designer boutiques or relax on the white sands of Pampelonne Beach.

  • After checking out of your hotel, you're picked up by your driver and driven to meet your private boat for your journey to Nice. Arriving in Nice, you're met by another driver for a private tour of Monaco, Monte Carlo and Èze. Your guide will introduce you to the second-smallest country in the world, Monaco, and walk you through its lavish Monte Carlo Casino. The tour concludes at the hilltop town of Èze, where you check in to your hotel.

  • Enjoy the day at your own leisure, acquainting yourself with your hotel and the town of Èze with its Mediterranean seascape and tranquil gardens.

  • Departing from your hotel this morning, you'll travel with your driver to the small seaside town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Take some free time to explore this fortified town, wandering its streets and soaking up the sea views. Re-join your driver and venture toward the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, home to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Here, you can wander through the historic home and gardens to discover tapestries, frescoes, exotic plants and magnificent fountains. Before heading back to your hotel, stop at the beautiful Paloma Beach for a dip in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Saying goodbye to the coastline for the day, you head west with your private driver for a visit to Grasse, where you can take a tour of the world-renowned Fragonard Perfumery. The short tour ends in a gift shop, where you can smell and test out perfumes covering a wide range of scents. Next, visit Tourrettes-sur-Loup and stroll through its narrow, cobbled streets before heading farther west to explore the medieval streets and art galleries of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Later in the evening, you meet your yacht captain at the Port of Nice and board a private yacht for a sunset cruise.

  • Today your private driver escorts you to Nice Airport for your onward flight.

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