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French Riviera & Provence: 9-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour with Gourmet Experiences, Sommelier-Led Wine Tastings & Optional Camargue Extension

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Travel until 02 Sep 2023

Discover the sun-kissed beauty of the French Riviera and picture-perfect villages of Provence on a nine-day luxury-small group tour (max. 12 travellers). With its sweeping fields of lavender, hillside vineyards producing world-class wines, charming old villages, olive groves and sparkling azure coastlines, it's little wonder why the south of France has long been a go-to destination for lovers of gourmet food, wine and history.

Relish the intimacy of this unique tour as you let the sights, sounds and flavours of southern France capture your imagination. Set sail on a private cruise of the stunning waters of the French Riviera, witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières and enjoy a private wine tasting with a world-class sommelier followed by an indulgent four-course feast in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Your journey culminates with a private cooking class in a remote village, after foraging for ingredients in the foothills of the highest mountain in Provence. In between exploring the sun-drenched region’s beauty and gaining privileged access to some of the finest private vineyards in the country, you'll end each day in superior comfort staying in hand-picked boutique hotels.

Your tour includes:
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at Hotel La Pérouse in Nice, two nights at Hostellerie Bérard located in the hilltop village of La Cadière-d'Azur and four nights at La Maison de Crillon in Provence
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary, including an indulgent four-course lunch with paired wines
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône with the assistance of a world-class sommelier
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provence village
  • Guided private walking tour in Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling waters of the French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation

Your journey takes you to: Nice — La Cadière-d'Azur — Crillon-le-Brave — Châteauneuf-du-Pape — Crillon-le-Brave.

Camargue extension available: Extend your tour with three exciting nights in the medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, where you’ll discover the charming L'Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue and bask in the beauty of Arles, with included airport transfer and hand-picked accommodation.

Book with Confidence: We work directly with our trusted partners and provide 24/7 customer service to ensure that no matter what happens, we’re here to help. If your escape is affected by Covid-19 restrictions, we will do our best to assist you with a date change or provide you with a Luxury Escapes credit for another Limited Time Lux Exclusive accommodation, tour or cruise offer, less any unrecoverable costs; excludes flights. Find out more.

Time limited offer
9 or 12 Days from
CA$6,369
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Twin Share
Valued up to CA$9,105-30%
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package Options

9 Days
2022 – Twin Share
9 Days from
CA$6,369
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to CA$9,105-30%
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase two packages
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation across southern France
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provencal village
  • Guided walking tour of Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling azure French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
12 Days
2022 – Twin Share – Camargue Extension
12 Days from
CA$8,644
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to CA$12,348-30%
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase two packages

Camargue Extension:

  • Three nights of luxury accommodation at the five-star Villa Mazarin
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary, including a degustation lunch with wine pairing in Arles
  • Guided visit through L’Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Private guided tour of a vermouth distillery, followed by a cocktail making masterclass
  • Private airport transfers on departure

You'll also receive:

  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation across southern France
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provencal village
  • Guided walking tour of Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling azure French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
9 Days
2023 – Twin Share
9 Days from
CA$7,279
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to CA$9,874-26%
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase two packages
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation across southern France
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provencal village
  • Guided walking tour of Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling azure French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
12 Days
2023 – Twin Share – Camargue Extension
12 Days from
CA$10,009
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to CA$13,381-25%
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase two packages

Camargue Extension:

  • Three nights of luxury accommodation at the five-star Villa Mazarin
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary, including a degustation lunch with wine pairing in Arles
  • Guided visit through L’Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Private guided tour of a vermouth distillery, followed by a cocktail making masterclass
  • Private airport transfers on departure

You'll also receive:

  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation across southern France
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provencal village
  • Guided walking tour of Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling azure French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
9 Days
2022 – Solo Traveller
9 Days from
CA$9,554
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to CA$13,732-30%
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation across southern France
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provencal village
  • Guided walking tour of Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling azure French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
12 Days
2022 – Solo Traveller – Extended Tour
12 Days from
CA$13,194
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to CA$18,720-30%
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)

Camargue Extension:

  • Three nights of luxury accommodation at the five-star Villa Mazarin
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary, including a degustation lunch with wine pairing in Arles
  • Guided visit through L’Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Private guided tour of a vermouth distillery, followed by a cocktail making masterclass
  • Private airport transfers on departure

You'll also receive:

  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation across southern France
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provencal village
  • Guided walking tour of Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling azure French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
9 Days
2023 – Solo Traveller
9 Days from
CA$10,919
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to CA$15,269-28%
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation across southern France
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provencal village
  • Guided walking tour of Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling azure French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
12 Days
2023 – Solo Traveller – Camargue Extension
12 Days from
CA$15,469
/person
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to CA$20,784-26%
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)

Camargue Extension:

  • Three nights of luxury accommodation at the five-star Villa Mazarin
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary, including a degustation lunch with wine pairing in Arles
  • Guided visit through L’Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Private guided tour of a vermouth distillery, followed by a cocktail making masterclass
  • Private airport transfer on departure

You'll also receive:

  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation across southern France
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences as per the itinerary
  • Gain access to some of the finest private vineyards of Côtes-du-Rhône
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class in a traditional Provencal village
  • Guided walking tour of Nice including the famed Marché aux Fleurs flower market
  • Set sail across the sparkling azure French Riviera
  • Visit the celebrated wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Witness an unforgettable immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières
  • The services of an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
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