Day 3: All Provence in One day
At 09:00am, pick up at your hotel by your English speaking driver/guide. Enjoy a shared full day tour to discover the most beautiful monuments and spots in Provence. Departure from Avignon to Roussillon built at the top of an ochre cliff and providing visitors with a beautiful understanding of the harmonious combination of man and nature and of ochre and stone, with all these ochre-washed facades. Enjoy the market in Roussillon (only on Thursday's). Continuation toward Gordes which is a village erected on the top of a cliff, its fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they are fitting. Enjoy the market in Gordes (only on Tuesday's). Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. This impressive resurgence spring hasn't revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain the exact depth of the well. Free time for lunch on your own in Gordes or Fontaine de Vaucluse. Continue to the Pont du Gard (entrance fees included). Visit the best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period, dating back to the 1st century and listed by UNESCO. In Les Baux de Provence there will be time for a photo stop and free time to visit this medieval village located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountain range. Enjoy a photo stop at the Antiques in Saint Rémy de Provence (Triumphal Arch and mausoleum) located in an olive-tree field. On Sundays only, enjoy L’Isle sur la Sorgue, village famous for antique shops and the weekly open air market which is one of the most colourful and typical in Provence. At 19:30pm you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Day 4: Culture & Wine Morning Tour and Cooking Class
At 09:00am, you will be picked up at your hotel by your English speaking driver/guide. Enjoy a shared half day tour to Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape. Orange, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city and its roman monuments, Triumphal Arch, Antique Theater (entrance ticket and audioguide included) one of the best preserved theaters from the Roman period. Châteauneuf du Pape, enjoy a scenic drive and sightseeing in the vineyards followed by a wine tasting in a cellar, a good introduction to the wines of the Rhône Valley. During the tour, get explanations about "terroir", grape varieties, vinification and aging cellars. Enjoy an afternoon cooking class with an English speaking chef in his charming restaurant in Avignon center. During the Apéritif, various thinkings about the course given together with how to pair the meals with wine. Dinner (drinks included).
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Cooking Class and Private Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. At 08:30am, meet your English speaking driver/guide and depart for a cooking class in the Alpilles area. After lunch, head to Villeneuve les Avignon, where you will visit an olive mill and enjoy an olive oil tasting. Free time to discover the charming village. At 18:00pm you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Afternoon Cooking Class and Dinner
After breakfast at the hotel, your morning will be free at leisure for you to explore at your own pace, relaxe or maybe join an optional shared tour. At the end of the afternoon, you will meet your English speaking chef at a 5* Hotel in Avignon to start your cooking class followed by dinner (drinks included). This is for you the opportunity to cook in a typical Provencal kitchen! Walk back to your hotel after the dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Departure from Avignon
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Avignon TGV Station for you departure or onward journey.
- 6 nights Accommodation at Hotel de l'Horloge 4* or similar
- Breakfast Daily
- The private transfers from Avignon train station to hotel and hotel to Avignon train station
- 2 shared minibus tours with English speaking driver/guide as mentioned
- The private tour on day 5
- 4 x cooking classes followed by lunch or dinner as mentioned
- The entrance fees and activities outlined in the above program
- Any meals not listed under inclusions
Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (pr)