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Provence package Small group tour 3 days 2 nights 4*hotel Aix en Provence to Marseille, Cassis, Luberon, Les Baux, Avignon

 
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Registered Guide, Transportation, Entrance Fees, 2 overnights in a 4* hotel with breakfast in Aix en Provence, Available from March 1st to December 31st.

Please note that the day tours order will change according to your arrival date.

Discovering Provence is nothing less than an immersion in Van Gogh and Cézanne’s colors palettes! Explore the Roman and Romanesque heritage, stroll along the rocky, bright coast admiring the picturesque panoramas and the the fascinating Mediterranean blue, drop into bustle of cities like Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, and the charming hilltop villages quite literally above it all.

A Provence way of life brings you its tasteful southern cuisine, full of olive oil, herbs, tomatoes and capsicum, pairing perfectly with local wines such as the popular Rosé de Provence.

Then, as you relax, let the cicadas sing you their delightful lullabies!


Itinerary

Day 1 : Cassis & Marseille (everyday).


Pick up is at 11:30 AM at the Aix en Provence Tourist Office

Discover Cassis and the Calanques, a UNESCO World Heritage area.

We'll start by casually walking the streets and squares of this charming harbor village dubbed “the Little Saint Tropez of Provence”. Choose between some relaxing moments on the beach of Cassis or board a boat for an amazing short cruise (optional) of the Calanques, listed by UNESCO as the highest limestone cliffs in Europe and named Cap Canaille. Take in impressive views and the contrast between the white cliffs and the calanques (creeks’) turquoise water.



Lunch at your leisure in Cassis.


Discover of the huge southern city of Marseille.

In the comfort of our air-conditioned, eight-passenger minivan your Guide will take you on a brief ride to enjoy the local landscape with a nice stop at the classic Old Port of Marseille.

Then stroll up a nice path to visit the Basilica of Notre Dame-de-la-Garde and enjoy an incredible panoramic views on the Phocaean city. There you will see the massive 5th-century Saint-Victor abbey and the ancient marble sarcophagi - sculpted 1500 years ago.

Enjoy some free time wandering around the alleys and streets in the Old City of Le Panier while thinking about how it was created during the Roman occupation in 600 B.C.

Feel free to continue on your own for a bit, visiting the MUCEM, the Villa Méditerrannée and both the Saint-John Fort and La Major Cathedral, making sure to meet back with your Guide at the apppointed time and place for final departure.

Drop off is at 6:30 PM at the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.

Please note that the drop off times may change according to the traffic.


Check in at the Aquabella Hotel**** in Aix en Provence.


Day 2 : 
Baux-de-Provence, Arles & Saint Remy (tue, thu, sat).


Pick up is at 09:45 AM at the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.

The old Roman and Romanesque city of Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your Guide will drive you to the historic city of Arles where again you'll be given free time to explore the Roman monuments as the Theatre, Amphitheatre, and the Alyscamps, immortalized several times in Van Gogh's paintings. Don’t miss the majestic Place de la République, the city's main square, the spectacular Romanesque Saint-Trophime cathedral famous for its sculpted façade and its cloister, and the high Roman obelisk in front of the ornate City Hall. Finish with a beverage at the Café Van Gogh, for it is this village where the famous artist moved to in 1888 and where he painted his iconic Sunflower series.

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Medieval hilltop village of Baux-de-Provence.

You continue this excellent Day Tour by discovering the authentic old village of Les Baux-de-Provence. There will some free time to stroll around this perched mountain village from the Middle Ages, full of narrow cobblestone streets, old mansions and the picturesque Saint-Vincent church where you can appreciate the panoramic views of the Provence landscape from the promontory of the ruined fortress.

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Lunch at your leisure in Baux de Provence. (Your guide can make suggestions)

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Saint Rémy de Provence.

Your Guide will drive you to the beautiful village of Saint Rémy de Provence, where again you'll have the opportunity to make discoveries at your pace among the many beautiful Roman Antic monuments.


Drop off is at 06:15 PM at the Aix en Provence Tourist Office. 

Day 3 : Avignon and Luberon Villages (everyday).


Check out after breakfast.


Pick up is at 09:45 AM at the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.

Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You'll start this immersive Provençal day by visiting the historic city of Avignon with a nice guided walk through its medieval heart. Discover the mighty Popes’ Palace, the famous Saint-Bénezet bridge (Pont d’Avignon), Notre-Dame-des-Doms cathedral, Dom’s gardens, Saint-Pierre church and the charming Clock Square.

Your Guide will then drive you to the classic hilltop villages of Luberon, at a height of 1200 meters (4000 feet) where, among other things, you can look over two mountain ranges and the peaceful national park and forest. Simply elevating!

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Lunch at your leisure in Avignon.

The village of Gordes.

After lunch its on to picture-perfect Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France! There will be free time here to stroll through its steep cobblestone streets, discover its secret squares and admire the fine Renaissance chateau with its commanding view of the valley.

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Roussillon.

The last (but not least) place on the tour is Roussillon, the famous perched village located on a rocky promontory, dominating the ochre quarries. Nicknamed the “Provencal Colorado”, there is a surprising amoung of rich warm color in these unusual cliffs!  


Drop off is at 06:15 PM at the Aix en Provence Tourist Office. 


Accommodation

Ideally situated in the heart of Aix en Provence, surrounded by a magnificent Mediterranean garden, you will find the Aquabella Hotel****.

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Hotel may change according to availability. In this case we will provide an alternative at a parallel high quality.


This tour includes

  • Transportation in a comfortably appointed minivan for 3 days.
  • An English-speaking Guide.
  • A maximum of eight passengers per vehicle.
  • Visit of Cassis and Marseille
  • Visit of Baux de Provence, Arles & Saint Rémy
  • Visit of Avignon and Luberon villages
  • 2 overnights at Aquabella Hotel**** with breakfast


This tour does not include

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Guide appreciation gratuity
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Ticket for minicruise
  • Private transfers


Additional information

This tour is subject to availability and a Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 2 people.

During the tours please remain mindful of the gathering times and locations given by your Guide to ensure your maximum enjoyment at each stop and an on-time return to Aix-en-Provence.

Please note that you can store your luggage in the minivan. 

 
Features
Duration of the tour3 days
LanguageEnglish
Hotel addressHôtel Cézanne**** - 40 Avenue Victor Hugo, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France (+33 4 42 91 11 11)
MinivanThe transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus.
Types of travelSmall group packages
DestinationsProvence
Duration3 days
 
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