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Provence

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8-24

Guests

8 / 7

Days / Nights

14

Meals

Join us on a captivating journey to the sun-soaked South of France, where idyllic landscapes, winemaking traditions, and gastronomic delights come together in perfect harmony. During our week together, we’ll traverse vineyard-clad hills and charming historic villages, savoring the vibrant culture, the rich flavors of Provençal cuisine, and the renowned wines of the region.

Explore

the cobblestone streets and winding lanes of Avignon, Les Baux de Provence, St-Rémy, and Lourmarin

Savor

the world-renowned wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France’s first wine appellation

Discover

the culinary traditions of Provence during a hands-on cooking class in a charming kitchen in the historic center of St-Rémy

Day 1

Arrive

Welcome to the South of France! A private driver will greet you at the Marseille airport and transport you to our accommodations in the charming town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Check in and have some time to relax and get settled. This evening, we’ll kick things off with introductions and an apéritif followed by a wine-paired Welcome Dinner at the property where we’ll have our first taste of the region's culinary offerings.

Dinner

Overnight at Hôtel de l’Image

Day 2

Les Baux de Provence

After breakfast, we’ll begin the day with a short drive into the Alpilles mountains to the Carrières de Lumières, a former quarry turned immersive multimedia art installation. After this unique experience, we’ll continue to the beautiful village of Les Baux-de-Provence where we’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and join a knowledgeable local guide to explore the ancient village’s cobblestone streets, rock formations, and 10th-century castle. Return to the property for an open evening. Our Travel Director is happy to provide recommendations for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Hôtel de l’Image

Day 3

Avignon

Today we’ll head north to the walled medieval town of Avignon, which served as the seat of the Catholic popes in the 14th century. Have some free time to check out the Pont D’Avignon bridge that once crossed the Rhône River, as well as the local shops and leafy squares. We’ll gather midday for a delicious wine-paired lunch featuring local flavors followed by a guided tour of the massive Pope’s Palace, the largest gothic structure in Europe and center of papal power for over 100 years. Learn about the wine that was drunk by the popes during that time period, stop into the Petit-Palais Museum, and enjoy an exclusive visit to the Clos de la Vigne, an small parcel of vines featuring 12 grape varieties, where we’ll have a tasting and learn about the grapes grown in the area. Return to the property after to relax and enjoy a free evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Hôtel de l’Image

Day 4

Cooking Class & Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

This morning, stroll into town for a visit to the market and a hands-on culinary class in a private local kitchen. We’ll learn the techniques of Provençal cooking, which rely on fresh seasonal ingredients and simple recipes passed down through generations. Afterward, we’ll sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy the fruits of our labor. This afternoon, join a local guide who will point out highlights of the town and share stories about St-Rémy’s long rich history and famous past inhabitants. The remainder of the day will be free to explore and enjoy on your own.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Hôtel de l’Image

Day 5

Lourmarin

Today we’ll go behind the scenes at a Provençal family farm where we’ll have the opportunity to participate in one of the local traditions— a truffle hunt or perhaps a grape stomp or olive harvest, depending on the season. Enjoy a light lunch at the farm before continuing to the picturesque village of Lourmarin. Join a local guide for a walking tour of the town’s historic center followed by free time to stroll the winding cobblestone pathways and explore the shops and galleries. Late this afternoon, we’ll return to the property for an open evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Hôtel de l’Image

Day 6

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Today we explore the southern part of the Rhône Valley, visiting the renowned appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (the “pope’s new castle”) and the village of the same name. We’ll visit two highly regarded local wineries for tours and tastings. Experience the vineyards and cellars and learn about the terroirs, varietals, and winemaking techniques of these two area producers. In between winery visits, we’ll stop for lunch in the village and have some free time to explore. We’ll return to our accommodations in the late afternoon for an open evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Hôtel de l’Image

Day 7

Moulin du Calanquet

We’ll have a leisurely morning and ample free time today for any last minute shopping, sightseeing, and packing. In the mid-afternoon, we’ll make our way to a local olive oil company and olive grove where the traditional varieties of the Alpilles region, which once grew in the area, have been replanted. Learn about the production process and taste the distinctive varieties and blends, which differ from the mass-produced olive oil typically used for cooking. After the tour, continue to a nearby château where we’ll toast our journey during a delicious Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Hôtel de l’Image

Day 8

Departure

After breakfast, take a private transfer back to the Marseille Airport. Not ready to leave and say goodbye? Continue your journey with an optional four-day extension.

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 4 days in Valence & Hermitage Hill

Day 8

Valence

After breakfast, take a private transfer north to the quiet town of Valence, overlooking the Rhône River. Check into our stylish accommodations and have free time to relax and explore our new surroundings. This evening, enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet dinner in the hotel’s bistro.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at La Maison Pic

Day 9

Cooking workshop

This morning, we’ll take part in a cooking workshop in town, learning recipes that we can bring home to our own kitchens. After the class, we’ll sit down at the table to enjoy the meal we’ve prepared. The remainder of the day will be free to relax and enjoy at our own pace.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at La Maison Pic

Day 10

Tain l’Hermitage

After breakfast, we’ll head north to the town of Tain l’Hermitage where we’ll start the day with a visit to the Valrhona Cité du Chocolat, an interactive center run by one of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers. During the visit, we will learn all about chocolate making and discover the many facets of chocolate, as well as gain a full appreciation of its flavors. Stop nearby for a wine-paired lunch before continuing to an acclaimed Rhône Valley wine producer for a cellar tour and tasting of their wines. We’ll return to Valence at the end of the day to enjoy a last dinner together. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at La Maison Pic

Day 11

Departure

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Lyon Airport for your return flight home.
Au revoir!

Breakfast

Accommodations

The Fine Print

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Details

Dates

Program: Date TBD
Extension: Date TBD

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@experi.com.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Each day, whether touring a city or winery, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for multiple continuous hours. Guests should feel comfortable strolling along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Europe tends to have Old World infrastructure (narrow cobblestone streets, lack of elevators, etc.), which can leave some areas inaccessible. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities.  If your mobility is limited in any way, or if you have questions, please contact our Guest Services team at guestservices@experi.com.

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy. The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at experi.com/terms.


Included

  • Seven nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 2 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, and transportation
  • Gratuities for travel director, local guides, drivers, porters, and included meals
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Travel Director
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals

Rates*

Classic: $TBD
Superior: $TBD
Jr. Suite: $TBD
Suite: $TBD
Single: $TBD

Extension Rates*

Classic: $TBD
Single: $TBD

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars. Call to discuss availability and rates for triple, quad, and child accommodations.


Deposits

A $1,000 deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 deposit is required for extension reservations.

Travel Insurance

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