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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Trip Details

Price:

From 1100€ per person

You can choose your accommodation level during the booking process


When:

Available May 2nd to October 31st

Departs every day

Duration:

4 days, 3 nights


Trip style:

Shared multi-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8

If your group is larger than 8 people, please contact us.


Meeting point:

Pick up in Aix en Provence train station (city center or TGV)


Inclusions:

  • Arrival/departure transfer in Aix en Provence
  • 3-night accommodation in 3*, 4* or 5* Hotel Double room sharing
  • Breakfast from day 2 to 5
  • The services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide
  • Full day sightseeing of Cassis and Marseille
  • Full day wine tour around the Luberon
  • Full day sightseeing of Pont du Gard, Arles and Les Baux de Provence
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans

  • Exclusions:

    • 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).

    Marseille

    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.

    Arles
    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).
    End of our services.

    Good to Know

    • English speaking tour
    • Minimum number of 2 participants applies
    • Prices are per person
    • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour

    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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