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The relaxed pace of Provence does not befit the harried or hasty; its narrow vineyard paths, secluded olive groves and limestone ridges are proof of that. The wines are not to be rushed, either; once guests have sampled a Côtes du Rhône or Côtes du Lubéron in its natural habitat, they will understand why.
Day 1 | Le Petit Lubéron
After rendezvousing in Avignon, guests will be transferred to the start of their first walk which takes everyone to the heart of the Lubéron and the village of Gordes. In the evening, enjoy a beautifully prepared dinner from Chef Laurent Houdard.
Day 2 | Le Petit Lubéron
Begin the day’s journey winding through vineyards, pastures, and forest groves to the hilltop village of Bonnieux. Explore this charming town and continue the journey to Lacoste, once home to the Marquis de Sade, and past the most beautiful scenery before returning to the hotel.
Day 3 | St-Rémy de Provence
The morning’s walk begins at “Jardins de l’Alchimiste” and concludes at Château Romanin, for a tasting from its wine cellar. Afterwards, guests can enjoy an optional walk along the edge of the Alpilles before concluding in St. Rémy de Provence.
Day 4 | Les Baux, Les Alpilles, and the Camargue
Enjoy a guided walk in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps, visiting the historic asylum he spent his last days and through the fields he depicted in many of his works. Continue the journey by climbing up a cliff high above Val d’Enfer, the famous valley that inspired Dante to write his Inferno, and exploring the citadel of Les Baux.
Day 5 | Les Baux, Les Alpilles, and the Camargue
Walk to the south park of the Alpilles via the Vallon de Courtézon, towards the charming village of Maussane. Take in the amazing vistas and delve farther into the foothills of the Alpilles on an extraordinary hike.
Day 6 | Departure
After the trip’s final breakfast, guests are driven to the Avignon train station to catch a TGV train to Paris.
From $4,795 per person ($1,000 single supplement)*
*Single supplement is based on the most affordable rooms within Butterfield & Robinson’s allocation. Upgrades are often available.
Mention Historic Hotels of America when booking your tour and receive three $100 gift certificates, each good toward a $100 refund when you book through HistoricHotels.org and stay for at least two-nights at a Historic Hotels of America hotel.**
Terms & Conditions
The itinerary information may vary slightly based on specific departures. Inclement weather may also necessitate minor alterations. Prices are per person.
Included in tour cost: all hotel accommodations; all breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners, including wine; services of Butterfield & Robinson guides and support vehicles; use of tow lightweight, telescoping walking sticks; detailed maps and route suggestions; waist pack with water bottle and holder; all special events and private tours; all baggage transportation; all transportation from the rendezvous to drop-off; all baggage transportation; all gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.
**Maximum of one $100 certificate may be claimed for a refund with a minimum two night stay booked through HistoricHotels.org following the return of your tour and completion of your hotel stay. The refund will be issued within 45 days of the completion of your stay upon submitting a Great Experiences & Tours $100 refund application. Refund application must be submitted with a copy of your hotel folio receipt, the original confirmation number from your booking on HistoricHotels.org, and the Certificate number issued to you for booking your tour through Historic Hotels of America. Certificates issued are a promotion only valid toward future reservations made through HistoricHotels.org and do not have any cash value. One certificate may be used per room per two night or longer stay at the same hotel. Eligible rates include rates publicly available at time of booking. Reduced rates, rooms included in another travel or tour package, employee rates, advance purchase rates, and certain last minute sale rates are not eligible for this promotion.