All inclusive Private Day tour.
Registered guide, entrance fees.
Available from April 1st to November 18th.
PRIVATE PROVENCE TOURS
This package includes a full day tour including the Alpilles area and a unforgettable night in one of the most beautiful hotel in Provence.
Your guide will pick you up at 9:30 AM at Aix-en-Provence train station or at your hotel in Aix-en-Provence area. Welcome on board for this commented full day excursion through the Alpilles. You will have a global panorama of culture, gastronomy and natural heritage of what inspired so Van Gogh so much.
Provence : walk in a typical food market
Provence is known all over the world for its tasty cuisine. But there is no good food without good products. Strolling in the famous market of Provence is a nice occasion to understand why what you have in your plate is so genuine and delightful. You will be stunned by the bright and intense colors and aromas of olives, spices, fruits and vegetables, by the flavors of delicatessen, cheese and wine, and also by the crowd and the screaming sellers, competing to attract you on their products !
After this sensory getaway, go back to the van for a cultural sightseeing.
Les Baux-de-Provence sightseeing
Les Baux-de-Provence belongs to the national label of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France". This impregnable village is located in the heart of the Alpilles. The fortifications give an interesting exemple of defensive architecture from the 11th to the 13th century. The main relics of this mighty stronghold is the castle crowned by a massive keep. Les Baux-de-Provence is a must-see of your Provencal experience.
After a view on this breathtaking landscape, it’s time for an exceptional experience you will always remember.
Château d’Estoublon : a full gourmet experience
Half way between Arles and Avignon, the Château d'Estoublon is a magnificent estate laid in the heart of the Alpilles. Surrounded by a large vineyard surrounding the house, the typical 18th century Provencal mansion will welcome you for a wine and olive oil tasting both produced here. The chef offers purely traditional cuisine in a delicate atmosphere, under the trees or in the vaulted dining room. Château d'Estoublon is an unforgettable experience.
This is the end of this extraordinary and genuine discovery of The Alpilles area. Your guide will drive you to your luxury hotel, in the heart of Aix-en-Provence.
Hotel Le Pigonnet *****
This Provencal manor house from the 18th century combines tradition and modernity. This 5-star hotel with 44 rooms and suites is a stone’s throw away from Aix-en-Provence city center and offers guests relaxing moments in a luxury and timeless atmosphere. The rooms have great comfort and air conditioning, they are stylish with great elegance in the furniture, fabrics and lighting, the color scheme is a blend of turquoise, beige and ochre. The new Suites have their own large private terraces, affording outstanding views of landscaped gardens and mount Sainte-Victoire. (The artist Paul Cézanne himself painted this perspective from these terraces) The place is famous for its succulent “bistronomic” cuisine at the restaurant « la table du Pigonnet ». You will also enjoy a fitness center and heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as an in-house Wellness Center which offers hammam and sauna, and a range of beauty treatments (Hotel & Spa).
Dinner is at your leisure.
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan and English speaking escort guide for 1 day (09:30AM-05:30PM), and activities as mentioned, one night in a Deluxe room, breakfast included.
Wineries are submitted to change according to availibility.
In case the selected hotels are unavailable we will offer alternatives of same standards
This tour doesn't include
Extras, other drinks, other meals, personal expenses, extra hour (75,00 € per hour with a maximum of 2 hours per day), train tickets (300,00 € per person from Paris and lunch (80€ per person), gratuities for expert guide.