A Perfect Cultural and Culinary Stay in the Beautiful Provence -

A Perfect Cultural and Culinary Stay in the Beautiful Provence

9 Days | History & Culture

Embark on a Flawless Cultural and Gastronomic Journey

Excellence | From $20,899 pp

Experience the beautiful Provence with many cultural and culinary highlights. You can discover Arles & the Camargue on a full day tour, as well as Marseille and the Wild East Coast on a nature tour. Dont miss an exclusive wine making workshop, a truffle hunt, as well as a unique, privatized cooking class in Aix-en-Provence. It truely is the best of the best of Provence!

Day by Day


Day 1: Aix-en-Provence

Excellence Transfer from Marseille airport to Aix-en-Provence

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille airport.

Day 2: Arles - Sainte-Réparade

Private Cultural Excellence Tour to Arles and Camargue

The region of Arles and the Camargue offer landscapes and history like no other region.

Your driver and licensed guide will pick you up at your hotel for the first stop of your journey, Arles. You will be introduced to the history and secrets of this city. The ancient history mixes up with the more contemporary one as the city is closely connected to the Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh whose stay there was one of the most productive periods in his career, with over 300 paintings and drawings completed in 15 months. The visit to the impressive amphitheater, the most important monument of the ancient Roman colony dating back to the end of the 1st century AD, will transport you back in time.

Enjoy lunch in Arles or directly in Camargue, on one of the traditional farms (lunch not included).

Your trip continues south towards the Camargue. The largest river delta in Western Europe, this region is a place of great biological and cultural diversity. You will feel the strong Spanish and Roman influences in this region. you will be dropped at a manade – a livestock farm for the white Camargue horses. From there, a local guide will show you the hidden jewels of the wild and secret Camargue and immerse you in this special unique region thanks to a private ride on a 4×4.

At the end of this well-rounded day, your driver and your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

Day 3: Rousset - Sainte-Réparade

Excellence Driver at Disposal

A private driver in a luxury vehicle will be at your disposal for 8H for your various programs.

Private Wine Making Workshop at Domaine Terre de Mistral

Visit the great human adventure at Terre de Mistral, where you will be welcomed warmly into the vineyard. The vineyard extends over more than fifty hectares, in different sectors, they are located furthest away from the wine cellar, are situated at the foothill of the Sainte Victoire Mountain.

Here the wine is desacralized and explained with passion and simplicity. You can visit the wine cellar where the process of wine making is carried out. After months of delicate care of the tanks and barrels, the blends of grapes become the creations of their vintages!

Then, enjoy a workshop where you will have the opportunity to create your own wine.

couple in winery, France

Suggestion: Explore Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, the capital of Provence in the 15th century is surrounded by authentic Provencal houses, traditional French-style gardens, city squares bursting with flowers, ancient fountains, and shaded narrow streets.

The Cours Mirabeau is one of the most busiest and frequently visited places in the Provence region. Named after the Revolutionary hero the Comte de Mirabeau, this fountain-studded street is surrounded by Renaissance hotels, beautiful verdant trees, and elegant private mansions.

Stroll around the 17th and 18th-century houses, where there is plenty of authentic cafes, and labyrinthine boulevards. You can relax and smell the rich aroma of the coffee, or listen to some upbeat techno music, while you spend your time in a comfortable ambiance, and relish some of the typical Provencal delicacies.

Restaurant Booking – Cafe Caumont

The Café Caumont, on the ground floor of the Caumont Art Centre, truly immerses you in the 18th century.

For a quiet breakfast, or for afternoon tea and cakes, the Café Caumont and its terrace overlooking the French gardens, gives you the chance to enjoy a delicious break, in the heart of the Mazarin district.

Restaurant Booking - Cafe Caumont

Day 4: Avignon

Private Gourmet Excellence tour to the Avignon country

The region of Avignon, former home to nine successive popes during the 14th century, kept traces of this distant and glorious past. Among others, are the prestigious vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape, well known throughout the world for its fleshy and powerful red wines. Gastronomy is not to be outdone, especially in Avignon, where you can taste a number of Provencal specialties in the many stores in the city center.

Your driver and licensed guide will pick you up at your hotel for Chateauneuf du Pape- the land of many great wines with the oldest protected wine designation in France. The best day to fully appreciate a tasting is indeed just before lunch, when you’re getting hungry and all your senses are fully opened. In this quaint village, you will meet with Guy, who gathers bottles and vintages from the surrounding producers to offer you a comparative tasting of this appellation. With lots of generosity and kindness, he is very keen to transmit and guide you through the art of tasting as a wine professional. A truly unforgettable moment in a quiet and vaulted cellar.

The day continues to Avignon. The city was the capital of the Catholic Church in the 14th century. The Pope’s Palace is one of the largest Gothic buildings in Europe. The medieval walls and the Pont d’Avignon are other can’t-miss attractions. You will walk through the charming streets while discovering the historical monuments, but also the artisans and delicious specialties of Provence.

At the end of this well-rounded day, your driver and your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

Palace de Popes in Avignon, France

Day 5: Cadenet - Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

Excellence Driver at Disposal

A private driver in a luxury vehicle will be at your disposal for 8H for your various programs.

Private Truffle Hunting and Tasting Tour

Explore the world’s most exciting and secretive business. Take a tour of a Provençal truffle plantation, study the cultivation of truffles, and training of truffle dogs. Experience hunting for France’s elusive “black gold” with trained hunters. Learn the difference between a real Provençal tuber melanosporum and its inferior Chinese counterparts and the process of cleaning, storing, and cooking truffles.

While on the exciting tour, you can also enjoy discovering wild herbs, vineyards, olive groves, and bee hives.

The tour is followed by three different hors d’oeuvre with truffles ice cream with truffle honey, and finally a tasting of the organic extra-virgin olive oil, truffle oil, and truffle salt, with all you care to drink Champagne.

During the tasting, you will learn how to buy truffles and truffles products, clean them, store them and prepare them.

Private Truffle Hunting and Tasting Tour

Day 6: Aix-en-Provence

Cooking Class with Lunch and Wine Pairing with a Sommelier

You will head back to the cooking class to start your cooking workshop to transform the selected ingredients into delicious three-course meals under the guidance of an experienced chef. You will learn the actual technique of how French cuisine is prepared.

For lunch, you will have a proposal of 3 different wines (1 glass for the starter, 1 glass for the main course 1 glass for the main course, 1 glass for the dessert) paired with your self-prepared dishes.

You will also have at your disposal a sommelier for 1 to 1 and half hours.

a cooking class in paris

Day 7: Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

Private Excellence Tour to the Verdon Region and Lavender Fields

Northeast Provence is famous for its incredible scenery: Verdon river sneaks in between the plateau where olive trees and lavender fields are overlapping, and in the background, the Alps mountains launch into the horizon. During this day, you will be part of this dreaming frame.

Your driver and licensed guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the Verdon region. Spend a relaxed morning in the most impressive canyon in France by electric boat, to enjoy the Verdon river in a comfortable way.

Then, you will discover unique points of view on Sainte-Croix Lake, typical Provencal villages with their pink tile roofs and colorful street markets.

One of the villages around the Verdon is Moustier-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages of France, famous around the world for its earthenware tradition. You will get the chance to visit one of the last artisanal workshops still operating in the village. A stroll in this village will take you to the top of the hill where stands the Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir Chapel, offering an amazing panorama of the Provencal rolling landscapes. On the way back to your hotel, during the lavender season (from June to mid July), the Valensole plateau is vibrant with violet colors.

At the end of this well-rounded day, your driver and your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

Day 8: Cassis - Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

Private Guided Excellence Tour to Marseille and the East coast

During this unique day, you will both feel the heartbeat of the amazing Provence wild seaside and its capital and oldest French city: Marseille.

Your driver and licensed guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning for a full day of sightseeing and experiences, in an excellence vehicle. First, you will cross the Phocéenne town from the famous old harbor to the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, through the winding seaside road, called the “corniche”.

Then you will immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Europe, the Calanques National Park, an impressive limestone natural cathedral. You will reach its turquoise Mediterranean waters, little hidden harbors, and secret beaches by boat, which is the best way to enjoy its spectacular beauty. Warning: it may let you agape. After enjoying the little Cassis village where the park ends, you will be driven across beautiful landscapes to La Ciotat. Once a very important shipyard in Europe, it is now focusing on the yacht industry. You will have some free time to stroll along its little charming harbor.

Finally, you will continue toward the Castellet village, one of the most beautiful and characteristic villages of France, where you can experience the pure bliss of Provence. Seated on a hill, this medieval village from the 12th century is now well furnished with lovely shops, from handicrafts art to typical Provence products like gourmet olive oil, lavender soaps, or wines from the nearby Bandol vineyards.

At the end of this well-rounded day, your driver and your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

marseille city in France

Day 9: Marseille Airport

Excellence Transfer from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille Airport

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille airport.



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    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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