The South of France

Tour across the South of France, through the French Riviera, Provence, and Avignon, visiting coastal towns, ancient villages, leading wineries, and indulging in the food and drink that have made the region famous.

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Tour Highlights

Experience an 8-day adventure through the French Riviera, Provence, and Avignon. Start in the lively city of Nice, then explore the charming Villefranche and the medieval village of Eze. Experience the luxury of Monaco before taking part in a hands-on cooking class in Aix-en-Provence. Journey through the scenic Luberon region, known for its rustic charm, and delve into the rich history of Avignon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Visit local wineries to learn the secrets of winemaking and experience the best selections. Discover the beauty, culture, and flavors of southern France on an unforgettable adventure.

  • When October 13 2025 - October 20 2025
  • Duration 8 days
  • Price $5,900 per person
  • Availability Limited spots

What's Included

  • 8 days, 7 nights
  • 2 nights the 4-star Hotel Beau Rivage, in Nice
  • 2 nights the 4-star Hôtel Roi René, in Aix-en-Provence
  • 3 nights the 4-star Hotel de Cambis, in Avignon
  • Private bus transportation with a dedicated driver
  • Full-time tour leader and wine host
  • Full-time expert local tour guide
  • Winery visits and tastings
  • 14 meals, including multi-course meals with wines
  • Private cooking class and lunch in Aix-en-Provence
  • Guided walking tours in Nice, Aix-en-Provence, and Avignon
  • Full-day tour of French Riviera Villefranche-sur-Mer, Èze, Monaco and Monte Carlo

Your Itinerary

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Arrive at Nice airport and transfer on your own to your hotel in Nice. Check-in at Hotel Beau Rivage (24 Rue Saint-François de Paule, 06300 Nice). Rooms will be ready at 2:00 PM After lunch on your own, meet Sam and your English-speaking private French guide for a walking tour of Nice. Explore Promenade des Anglais with panoramic sea views. Visit Vieux Nice's historic center with narrow alleys, markets, and squares. Welcome dinner at Boscolo Hotel (12 min walk from your hotel). Stay at Hotel Beau Rivage in Nice

Accommodation Hotel Beau Rivage, in Nice Included Meals Welcome Dinner

Villefranche-sur-Mer: Picturesque fishing village with pastel-colored houses and lively cafés Villa Ephrussi tour Èze: Hilltop village with medieval architecture with narrow cobblestone streets, and enchanting Jardin Exotique with lush gardens and panoramic terraces Group lunch, 2 courses including wine, at one of the charming café’s in Eze Monaco: Glamorous principality with luxury and opulence. Historic streets of the Old Town, Prince's Palace, and Monaco Cathedral. Immaculate gardens of Casino Square Harbor lined with yachts. Monte Carlo: high-stakes gambling and exclusive entertainment Dinner on your own in Nice. We will have restaurant recommendations and can help with reservations.

Accommodation Hotel Beau Rivage Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Departure to Aix-en-Provence with a half-day stop at an iconic Provence wine producer, Chateau de Berne (5 hours for tour, tasting, and lunch on your own) Guided tour and tasting of 6 selections at this award-winning 18th-century estate amid rolling vineyards. The chateau embodies luxury and tranquility with timeless elegance. Wines reflecting the terroir and tradition of Provence. The chateau and complex feature gourmet restaurants serving exquisite Provencal cuisine where you can have lunch on your own after the tasting. Continue on to Aix-en-Provence and check in at the Hôtel Roi René in Aix-en-Provence Dinner on your own in Aix-en-Provence. We will have restaurant recommendations and can help with reservations.

Accommodation Hôtel Roi René, in Aix-en-Provence Included Meals Breakfast

Authentic cooking class in Aix-en-Provence: Learn secrets of Provencal dishes from a local chef. Lunch: Enjoy your creations over a convivial lunch with wine and local Sommelier. Guided walking tour of Aix-en-Provence: Cobblestone streets, elegant architecture, vibrant culture. Renowned markets, sun-drenched squares, historic fountains, picturesque alleyways, and lively café culture. Dinner on your own in Aix-en-Provence. Restaurant recommendations and reservation assistance available.

Accommodation Hôtel Roi René Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Check out and depart for Avignon via Luberon. Experience the Luberon region with its French countryside charm, rolling hills, lavender fields, and vineyards. See quaint hilltop villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, and Bonnieux with stone houses, narrow streets, and panoramic views. Enjoy private wine tasting at a local winery in Luberon, renowned for its diverse wines and embodying the region's terroir and climate, from crisp whites to full-bodied reds. Lunch at L'Outsider restaurant in Gordes, 2 courses with wine included. Head to Avignon, check in at the Hotel de Cambis, in Avignon Group dinner at a local restaurant, Le Vintage. 3 courses with wine included.

Accommodation Hotel de Cambis, in Avignon Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch. Dinner

Private, guided walking tour of Avignon (3 hours). See the Ancient city along the Rhône River with rich architecture. Highlights: Palais des Papes (UNESCO site, 14th-century Papacy residence), medieval ramparts. Labyrinthine streets: charming squares, hidden courtyards, picturesque gardens. Lunch on your own at "Les Halles d'Avignon": 40 merchants, Provençal market, local products. Free afternoon at your leisure. Dinner on your own: restaurant recommendations and reservation assistance available

Accommodation Hotel de Cambis Included Meals Breakfast

Drive to Siena. Meet up with an expert local City Guide and get an orientation of the rich history and unique traditions of charming Siena. At midday enjoy free time and lunch on your own. Explore the city some more, taking in sites, architecture and great shopping. Midafternoon, drive back to the Hotel Palazzuolo. Later on depart on our bus to a nearby restaurant set in the middle of the Tuscan countryside for our Farewell dinner and celebrate the end of the tour.

Accommodation Hotel de Cambis Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the Alpilles region, featuring picturesque streets, shaded squares, plane tree-lined boulevards. Birthplace of Vincent van Gogh, near Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum. Vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields. Group lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch visit Les Baux-de-Provence, a medieval village on rocky cliffs. Explore cobblestone streets, stone houses, hilltop castle ruins. Panoramic views of the Provençal countryside. Visit a chateau for wine and olive oil tasting. Taste Cuvée Prestige, 5 AOP wines, matured olive oil, and spirits. All while on a panoramic terrace. Drop-off at your hotel. Farewell group dinner in a local restaurant.

Included Meals Breakfast

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Art, Architecture, and History Nice

  • Embark on a scenic walking tour of Nice, starting with a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Wander through the charming Vieux Nice, the historic center of the city, where narrow alleys, bustling markets, and vibrant squares await your exploration.
  • Conclude the day with a delightful welcome dinner at the elegant Boscolo Hotel, offering a perfect blend of fine dining and sophisticated ambiance.
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The quintessence of terroir Rosé, Red And White Côtes De Provence

  • Among several tour winery stops is a visit the historic Chateau de Berne, an iconic Provence wine producer dating back to the 18th century, renowned for its heritage and award-winning wines.
  • Enjoy a guided tour and tasting of 6 selections, immersing yourself in the luxury, tranquility, and timeless elegance of this esteemed estate amid rolling vineyards.
  • Savor exquisite Provencal cuisine at the chateau’s gourmet restaurants, perfect for a self-arranged lunch after the tasting.
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Stunning vistas from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Monaco Côte d'Azur / French Riviera

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: Picturesque fishing village with pastel-colored houses and lively cafés; tour of Villa Ephrussi
  • Èze: Hilltop medieval village with narrow cobblestone streets, Jardin Exotique, and a group lunch (2 courses with wine) at a charming café
  • Monaco: Glamorous principality with historic streets, Prince’s Palace, Monaco Cathedral, Casino Square gardens, and Monte Carlo’s high-stakes gambling and exclusive entertainment
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Cooking class, wine, and walking tour Aix-en-Provence

  • Authentic cooking class in Aix-en-Provence: Learn secrets of Provencal dishes from a local chef.
  • Lunch: Enjoy your creations over a convivial lunch with wine and a local Sommelier.
  • Take a guided walking tour of Aix-en-Provence, woth cobblestone streets, elegant architecture, vibrant culture.
  • Renowned markets, sun-drenched squares, historic fountains, picturesque alleyways, and lively café culture.
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Ancient villages, local food and wine Luberon region

  • Ancient Villages: Discover charming medieval villages like Gordes, Roussillon, and Bonnieux, each offering picturesque views, narrow cobblestone streets, and historic architecture.
  • Local Wineries: Explore the renowned vineyards and wineries of the Luberon, such as Château La Canorgue and Domaine de la Citadelle, where you can enjoy tastings of exceptional local wines.
  • Natural Beauty: Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, featuring rolling hills, lavender fields, and scenic hiking trails perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
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The Essence of Southern France

Exuding charm with its picturesque vineyards, medieval villages, exquisite cuisine, and rich cultural heritage.

Côte d'Azur

Stunning landscapes and vibrant culture

Provence

Cuisine and Wine

4-star Hotels

Ideal locations

Meet Our Expert Sommelier & Tour Leader

Sam Kimball is not just a sommelier; he’s a storyteller. With years of experience and a deep passion for wines from the South of France, he’ll introduce you to the art and science of wine tasting. From elegant Provence wines and rich Bandol to the refreshing Picpoul de Pinet and aromatic Clairette, you’ll taste the diversity of the region’s wine heritage on this tour.

 

 

 

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Pricing

Double Occupancy Private Room $5,900 p/person

Includes:
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Transportation
  • Local Expert City Guides
  • Winery Visits and Tastings
  • Cooking Class
  • 14 meals

Single Occupancy Private Room $6,700 p/person

Includes:
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Transportation
  • Local Expert City Guides
  • Winery Visits and Tastings
  • Cooking Class
  • 14 meals
Boutique, intimate tour experience, limited to 16 guests + 2 hosts

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