Itinerary #1: Provence Road Trip - Marseille to Aix en Provence
See the highlights of Provence, from the clear blue Mediterranean to medieval villages to the deepest gorge in France, on this well-rounded road trip.
|Day 1||Arrive in Marseille - Pick-Up Rental Car||Marseille|
|Day 2||Cruise to Calanques National Park - Drive to Les Baux de Provence||Les Baux de Provence|
|Day 3||Explore Les Alpilles Natural Park & Saint-Remy de Provence||Les Baux de Provence|
|Day 4||Explore Avignon & Chateauneuf du Pape||Les Baux de Provence|
|Day 5||Explore Villages in the Luberon||Les Baux de Provence|
|Day 6||Explore Alpes de Haute Provence||Forcalquier|
|Day 7||Hot Air Balloon Ride - Watersports in Lac de Sainte Croix||Forcalquier|
|Day 8||Explore Moustiers Sainte Marie & Gorges du Verdon||Forcalquier|
|Day 9||Drive from Forcalquier to Aix en Provence||Aix en Provence|
|Day 10||Return Rental Car - Depart Marseille|
The trip starts in Marseille. You'll pick up a rental car and drive it to Calanques National Park on day two for a boat cruise around the park's coves, then continue to Les Baux de Provence. This will be your base for the next few days as you explore Les Alpilles Natural Park, Saint-Remy de Provence, and the medieval city of Avignon. Taste locally produced wines in Chateauneuf du Pape, then explore quaint villages in the Luberon.
Take a sunrise hot air balloon ride in the Alpes de Haute Provence, then enjoy a day of sailing, swimming, and kayaking in Lac de Sainte Croix. You'll go hiking in Gorges du Verdon, then overnight in Forcalquier before the last full day of the trip takes you to Aix-en-Provence for a tour with a local guide and a leisurely meal with wine pairings. You'll fly out of Marseille after returning the rental car. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Relaxed Provence & French Riviera
On this laid-back itinerary, you'll take it easy in wine country and relax on the beaches of the French Riviera.
|Day 1||Arrival in Southern France||Nice|
|Day 2||Gourmet Culinary Tour in Nice||Nice|
|Day 3||Past and present of Monte Carlo||Nice|
|Day 4||Sailing Tour of the Lérins Islands||Cannes|
|Day 5||Epicurean break in the Western French Riviera||Aix en Provence|
|Day 6||Explore Aix-en-Provence||Aix en Provence|
|Day 7||Cultural tour across the hill-top villages of Luberon||Forcalquier|
|Day 8||Hot air balloon tour experience in Haute Provence||Forcalquier|
|Day 9||Explore the Calanques from France's oldest city||Aix en Provence|
Kick off the trip in the south of France with a gourmet food and wine tour in Nice. The following day, you'll detour to Monaco and visit Monte Carlo. Board a boat for a sailing trip around the Lérins Islands on day four, then spend a relaxing evening in Cannes. Go for a wine tasting in Côte-de-Provence, then have lunch by the marina in Saint-Tropez.
Get to know the charming village of Aix-en-Provence, where you'll stay for a couple of nights in the middle of the itinerary. Tour the villages of the Luberon, then see them from the sky the following day on a hot air balloon tour over the region. On the last full day of the trip, you'll go on a boat ride in Calanques National Park. Have one last meal in the lively Vieux-Port of Marseille before flying out the next day. Learn more
Itinerary #3: Luxury, Art & Food in Provence
Wine and dine your way through one of France's most popular regions on this luxury tour of Provence.
|Day 1||Arrive in Paris||Paris|
|Day 2||Chauffeured Tour of Paris in a Vintage Car||Paris|
|Day 3||Pastry Tour of Le Marais & Afternoon at the Louvre||Paris|
|Day 4||Paris to Marseille, Afternoon of Art & History||Marseille|
|Day 5||Private Boat Cruise & Photography Workshop||Marseille|
|Day 6||Cassis and Bandol Rosé Wine Tour||Marseille|
|Day 7||Arrive in Aix-en-Provence||Aix en Provence|
|Day 8||Provençal Cooking Class in Aix-en-Provence||Aix en Provence|
|Day 9||Avignon & Hilltop Villages of the Luberon||Aix en Provence|
|Day 10||Au revoir, France!|
At the start of the trip, you'll see Paris in style, riding around the City of Lights in a chauffeured vintage car. Go on a pastry tour of Le Marais and view world-class art at the Louvre in the afternoon. Move onto Marseille, where you'll spend the next few days on excursions ranging from an art history-themed tour to a private boat cruise to a photography workshop. On day six, you'll visit the villages of Cassis and Bandol, stopping to taste rosé wines at local wineries.
Next, you'll have free time in Aix-en-Provence to visit the colorful flower market and wander through a Provençal food market to sample local cheeses and traditional dishes. It's good preparation for the next day's food adventure. Shop for produce in Aix-en-Provence, then head into the countryside, where you'll take a cooking class and prepare a three-course meal at a scenic chateau. Continue on to medieval Avignon, known as "the City of the Popes," and tour the hilltop villages of the Luberon. You'll have one last evening for dinner with wine pairings in Aix-en-Provence before you fly out the next day. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Discover Provence by E-Bike
Explore Provence on two wheels, pedaling through wineries and lavender fields, on this lively bike trip.
|Day 1||Arrive in Paris||Paris|
|Day 2||Paris to Montelimar, Bike Pick-Up, & Route to Grignan||Grignan|
|Day 3||E-Bike from Grignan to Vaucluse-la-Romaine||Vaison la Romaine|
|Day 4||E-Bike from Vaison to Sault & Mount Ventoux||Sault|
|Day 5||Free Day in Sault, the Land of Lavender||Sault|
|Day 6||E-Bike from Sault to Roussillon & the Luberon||Roussillon|
|Day 7||E-Bike from Roussillon to Fontaine de Vaucluse||Fontaine de Vaucluse|
|Day 8||E-bike from Fontaine de Vaucluse to Avignon||Avignon|
|Day 9||Full Day in Avignon, City of the Popes||Avignon|
|Day 10||Au Revoir, France|
Begin the trip with an afternoon and evening in Paris. Transfer to Montelimar on day two, where you'll pick up an e-bike (and learn how to drive it). Over the next few days, pedal from Grignan to Vaucluse-la-Romaine to Mount Ventoux to Sault, where you'll take a walk on the Lavender Road, sample local sweets at the Boyer Nougat Factory, visit lavender distilleries, and shop for fragrant souvenirs at Provence Soap Works.
Continue making your way to Roussillon and Fontaine de Vaucluse, famous for its powerful natural springs. You'll have a day to explore the town (and take a break from biking) before you continue on to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the medieval city of Avignon. Spend the last full day of the trip sightseeing in "City of the Popes" and sipping coffee in outdoor cafés before its time to catch a flight home. Learn more