Delights of Provence

5 Days | Wine & Food

Spend a week tasting the very best that Southern France's Provence has to offer.

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Food and wine lovers with revel in this five-day gourmet tour of Provence. Discover the flavors of Provence through a walking tour, take a cooking lesson followed by a private wine tour, and spend a half-day tasting delicious local olive oils and wines. A highlight at the end of the trip is a day touring beautiful vineyards along the Mediterranean Coast!

Day by day


Day 1: Avignon

Private Transfer: Avignon TGV Train Station to Avignon

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between the Avignon TGV train station and Avignon.

Your driver will meet you in front of the “L’Occitane” shop, located inside the station, at the north gate.

Avignon Walking Tour: The Flavors of Provence

From the imposing Palais des Papes to the picturesque Rue des Teinturiers, explore Avignon off the beaten track and discover how the city center has evolved since it was the capital of the Catholic world in the 13th century. Avignon overflows with curiosities which your passionate guide will explain through original and interesting anecdotes.

Discover hidden treasure as you walk through the historic center along the winding cobblestone streets. Try the local specialties and products of the surrounding region. Immerse yourself in the scents and smells of colorful Provence: lavender, thyme, rosemary, and almonds.

Overnight Stay with Breakfast in a Charming 4-star Hotel in Central Avignon

avignon city in France

Day 2: Avignon

Cooking Lesson in Avignon Followed by a Private Wine Tour

In the morning, make your way independently to meet your local chef of the day in front of Marché Les Halles, a covered market displaying fresh and colorful food every morning.

Together you’ll choose the best local products to cook during your lesson. You will create recipe cards to go along with the meal and cooking lesson.

During the apéritif, you’ll learn interesting tidbits on how to pair different foods with wines. Next, you’ll enjoy lunch with the chef and have interesting and informal discussions about your experience.

After lunch, a minibus with an English-speaking driver/guide will pick you up and you’ll depart for the afternoon wine tour. There will be wine-tasting in a cellar in Tavel, the first rosé wine in France, or in Beaumes-de-Venise, known for exceptional terroir and located at the foot of the majestic Dentelles de Montmirail and the Mont Ventoux. Continue to Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a visit and wine-tasting in a cellar. In each cellar, you will discover the history of the house, and the guide or the wine owner will give you a visit to the winery with explanations about the harvest.

Overnight Stay with Breakfast in a Charming 4-star Hotel in Central Avignon

Day 3: Aix-en-Provence

Half-day gourmet tour of Provence with wine and olive oil tastings

You will enjoy a visit to a vineyard in the lovely Alpilles mountains. Your guide, a specialist in Provence’s wine, introduces you to a winemaker and olive oil producer.

Les Alpilles are a small mountain range in Provence, about 20 minutes south of the papal city of Avignon. These mountains and the surrounding countryside are dotted with charming villages and rolling vineyards.

In this tour, you will learn what it takes to transform the products from their raw form in the vineyard or olive grove into the final products we love so much.

After the tour, lunch is served featuring these local products.

Overnight stay including breakfast in a 4-star Boutique hotel in central Aix-en-Provence

Market in France and their olives

Day 4: Cassis - Aix-en-Provence

Full-day Bandol and Cassis private guided wine tour

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay of Cassis and the soaring maritime cliff Cape Canaille as you visit some of the finest vineyards along France’s Mediterranean Coast. You’ll make stops at the charming village Le Castellet and enjoy a picnic at a vineyard. This tour includes tastings at La Begude winery, Domaine Tempier winery, and Vineyards of Bandol.

Overnight stay including breakfast in a 4-star Boutique hotel in central Aix-en-Provence.

Day 5: Aix-en-Provence

Private Transfer: Aix-en-Provence to the Aix-en-Provence Train Station

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between Aix-en-Provence and the Aix-en-Provence TGV train station.


About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • 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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