Provence France Small Group Tours

The 2021 Best of Provence France Small Group Tour is designed to encapsulate all that is great about Provence . The group trip lasts 6 days and is full of unforgettable experiences. From historical monuments, to world class art galleries and from wine tasting to gourmet meals, the tour is a sensory and visual delight. The tour runs in Spring, Early Summer (lavender) and Autumn.

Expect days filled with sunshine, as you travel through iconic countryside filled with sweeping fields of vines. Enjoy cities replete with beauty and historic buildings, bubbling fountains and cafe terraces overflowing with the joy of life in a part of the world the locals call “un coin de paradis” – a corner of paradise.

Wine and Cultural Package Tour

The Provence, France, trip includes visits to: Aix en Provence, Arles, Luberon hill villages, Saint Remy and Les Alpilles, and Cassis and Les Calanques, as well as numerous Provence wine tastings and vineyard tours. In each city a walking tour precedes visits to the main sights. Click on any of the tours above and then the photos tab to give yourself a real flavour of the places we visit.

Our scheduled wine tastings are at some of the best known vineyards in Provence. Yet our chosen wineries are also small producers who offer intimate tasting experiences. Domaine Paternel is renowned as one of the best producers of white wine in Provence. It’s wines feature on restaurant wine lists throughout France. Domaine de La Citadelle has long been a reference for the finest Luberon wines.

Gourmet Provence France Tour

At the end of every day we will return to the village of Lourmarin. Clients can relax by the pool of the hotel, or indulge in a spa treatment. For those still keen to explore the village has plentiful art galleries, shops, and cafes. It’s a delightful place to spend time. Every evening clients can choose a new restaurant or opt to return to a favourite from earlier in the week. Total flexibility is our aim.

Provence France Travel Itinerary

You can view a detailed itinerary for the Best of Provence France Small Group Tour by clicking on the tours above. The following is only a quick summary. Guests arrive in Lourmarin on Sunday and check into their hotel. Usually there is a brocante or artisan market to enjoy. Lourmarin is a busy bustling village so there is plenty to explore.

On Sunday evening groups have a meal together and tour leader Jamie Ivey explains the plan for the week.

Typically we visit Aix en Provence on Monday, the Luberon Hill Villages on Tuesday, Saint Remy de Provence (market day) and Arles on Wednesday, and the sparkling Mediterranean port town of Cassis on Thursday. Departure is on Friday, and Lourmarin market is perfect for any last minute gift shopping.

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The 6 days/5 nights are a wonderful, unforgettable introduction to all things Provencal. You’ll taste sumptuous local dishes such as bouillabaisse (the golden fish soup of Marseille) and soak up Roman and medieval monuments. And being Provence there will always be time to simply relax in a cafe and watch the world go by. Provence Small Group Tours is committed to offering the best tours on the market. If you can find a comparable tour cheaper with another Provence Tour Operator, let us know and we will match the price.

Small Group Tour Leader, Provence, France.

Jamie Ivey leads all our tours. He is the author of the Moon Guide to Provence and 4 other books about Provence: a trilogy on Provencal wine and a book about training his dog to find truffles. He started working with group tours of Provence five years ago. To begin with he offered wine tastings. This quickly developed into a trip planning business for companies such as Olney tours. His company Provence Guru is now regarded as one of the leading escorted tour operators in Provence. Provence Guru prides itself on offer the best value Provence France Small Group Tour on the market.

Luberon Small Group Tour

The Luberon is one of the most picturesque parts of Provence. It is divided into the southern and northern Luberon. The northern Luberon is famed for its hill villages, and offers spectacular views. The southern Luberon is no less beautiful but the countryside has a gentler air. The distinction typically made between the two regions is that the southern Luberon is better for year round living – the villages are more alive, whereas the Northern Luberon is  more of a holiday destination. Our Provence, France, Small Group Tour is based in the southern Luberon village of Lourmarin. The village is ideal for access to the coast and all major Provencal sights. We are the only Provence package tour operator to be based in the village.

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Our Provence Small Group Tour

Unrivaled Expertise

All tours are led by Jamie Ivey, author of The Moon Guide to Provence and winner of the Gourmand Award: “Book of the Year on French wine,” for the 1st of his 5 books.

Lovely Lourmarin

Our base, Lourmarin, is one of Provence’s “Jewels”. You’ll love the village, it’s the perfect setting from which to discover Provence, a place once visited, never forgotten.

Really Small Group

Each tour has no more than 10 participants making them as flexible as possible. Dip in dip out. Enjoy Provence your way. See the sights you want to see at your own pace.

Responsible Travel

We are a member of Responsible Travel. All our Provence Small Group Tours use local suppliers and directly benefit the local community. We are conscious of the effects of over-tourism and do not tour in the peak summer season.

Money back

All our Provence Small Group tours are guaranteed departure and bonded by the French Travel Agents Association. Our flexible cancellation policy inc. a full refund up to 21 days before travel. You needn’t lose sleep after paying your deposit.

We pick up the tab

Our great price for our Provence Small Group Tours includes: accommodation, breakfast, gourmet welcome dinner and 4 lunches with wine and soft drinks plus all admission fees to sights and all transport. Budgeting for your trip couldn’t be easier.
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