Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
4 DAYS ESSENTIAL PROVENCE SHARED TRAVEL PACKAGE - AIX EN PROVENCE
Discover the History, Culture, Food, and Wines of Provence
Visit Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and enjoy a panoramic view on the Phocean city.
Full day sightseeing of Pont du Gard, Arles and Les Baux de Provence
Sample the famous wines of the region
Lunch in the pretty and picturesque provencal village of Lourmarin
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From 1100€ per person
You can choose your accommodation level during the booking process
Available May 2nd to October 31st
Departs every day
4 days, 3 nights
Shared multi-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
If your group is larger than 8 people, please contact us.
Pick up in Aix en Provence train station (city center or TGV)
- Cruise tickets in Cassis. Note: We cannot be held responsible in the event that the Calanques cruise is canceled due to bad weather or if the Crest road and the access to Cap Canaille are closed (no refund can be claimed).
- Meals, drinks unless mentioned
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
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Pick up in Aix en Provence train station (city center or TGV). Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.
Enjoy some free time to discover the lively city of Aix en Provence!
Night at your hotel 3*, 4* or 5*
Breakfast at your hotel.
11.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Aix en Provence.
Fall in Love with the Picturesque Fishing Village of Cassis
There are some places you can’t help but fall in love with at first sight, and Cassis is one of them! Drive from Aix to the Cape Canaille, the highest maritime cliff in France and enjoy the panoramic view on the bay. Spend some free time at leisure in the charming fishermen port. Possibility to join a cruise to discover the calanques, limestone cliffs diving in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and creating natural coves (fat, rocky claws that resemble Norwegian fjords and poke out into the sea).
Drive to Marseille and the old port. Visit Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and enjoy a panoramic view on the Phocean city. Visit the abbey Saint Victor and the crypt which houses 4th century marble sarcophagus. Free time at leisure to walk around the most ancient village of Marseille, the “Panier”. Explore narrow streets filled with history. Free time to discover the new museum of Marseille, the Mucem, the Villa Mediterrannée and reach the Fort Saint John and the cathedral La Major.
6.30pm return to Aix en Provence
9.00am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Aix en Provence
Discover the south Luberon wine area basking in a perfect Mediterranean climate. Learn about the winemakers’ savoir-faire and the authentic Luberon wines between Provence and Rhône Valley style – reds full of character & fitness and gastronomic rosés. Discover about the winemaking process while visiting the cellars and enjoy some free time to visit and to lunch in the pretty and picturesque Provencal village of Lourmarin which is ranked as “one of the most beautiful villages of France”.
4.30pm return to Aix en Provence
Breakfast at your hotel.
9.45am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Aix en Provence
Full day tour Arles, Baux de Provence and Saint-Rémy de Provence from Aix en Provence. Explore 3 gems of Provence on this full-day tour to the roman city of Arles, the medieval village of Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy de Provence where Van Gogh used to live.
Free time at leisure in Arles historical center to explore the city at your own pace. You will discover the former Roman city of Arles and the main roman monuments, the arena, the amphitheater, Saint Trophime church, Van Gogh’s hospital, summer garden and café.
Baux de Provence
You will reach to the medieval perched village of Baux de Provence and explore the village, narrow medieval streets and castle. Free time for lunch.
Saint-Rémy de Provence
You will drive to Saint-Rémy de Provence and admire the Roman monuments at Plateau des Antiques. Then you can either visit Saint-Paul de Mausole where Van Gogh used to live
for a year or enjoy free time in town.
6.45pm return to Aix en Provence. Night at your hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer from your hotel in Aix en Provence to the train station (city center or TGV).
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Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per person
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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