Provence & The French Riviera Walking Tour with Maine International Travel

Jun 13-22, 2019 / 10 DAYS

Stroll through the French countryside at its purest and prettiest.

Slow your pace. Breathe in the fresh air. On this Walking Tour, retrace the footsteps of painters and pilgrims who have long been inspired by France’s…

Your package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 6 guided walks
  • 11 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Côte d’Azur walk, Nice’s Old Town, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Avignon’s Papal Palace, Arles, Pont du Gard, Ménerbes, Aix Cathedral, Sainte-Baume walk

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads, unpaved trails, and sandy paths, with some…

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Jun 13: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Nice today.

French Riviera / 2 NIGHTS

Jun 14: Arrival in the French Riviera

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to France! Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Jun 15: Côte d'Azur cliffside walk & Nice

Included meals: Breakfast

Set out for a series of activities along the scenic French Riviera today. • Take a cliffside walk along the Côte d'Azur, admiring views of the Mediterranean as you go • Drive along the famed Promenade des Anglais en route to Nice • Discover the narrow streets of Nice’s charming Old Town

Avignon / 3 NIGHTS

Jun 16: Avignon via Moustiers-Sainte-Marie & Roussillon

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Get to know the Provence region with several visits en route to Avignon. • Walk through the medieval village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, known for its blue-and-white ceramics, and see the Notre-Dame de Beauvoir chapel • Continue on to Roussillon for an hour-long walk past the colorful red rocks of the town’s open-air ochre mines

Jun 17: Sightseeing tour of the Papal Palace & Pont du Gard

Included meals: Breakfast

Join a local guide and step inside the opulent Papal Palace, from which Pope Clement V reigned during the 14th century. Then, explore Avignon's Old Town during free time before visiting the Pont du Gard, the region’s famed Roman aqueduct.  Enjoy a free evening or add an excursion.

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting & Dinner
5 hours
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During tonight's excursion, leave Avignon and travel to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a region boasting 13 different varieties of grapes. At a local wine cellar, you'll be invited to sample several of the region's most distinctive vintages. After your tasting, sit down for an included dinner at a local restaurant featuring a selection of Provençal dishes, then make your way back to Avignon.5 hours and departs in the evening with dinnerSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jun 18: Arles & the Camargue Region

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Take a walking tour of Arles, the adopted hometown of Vincent van Gogh. Then, journey to the Camargue region and uncover its charms this afternoon.  • Stop in the fishing village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the region's capital • Enter the Camargue National Reserve to stroll through the bird park, keeping your eyes peeled for flamingos, herons, and more

Aix-en-Provence Region / 3 NIGHTS

Jun 19: Aix-en-Provence Region via Isle sur la Sorgue & Menerbes

Included meals: Breakfast

Make your way to the Aix-en-Provence region through the picturesque landscapes that influenced the French masters. • Take a short stroll at the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse spring • Enjoy free time in the Provençal town of Isle sur la Sorgue • Walk through the walled village of Ménerbes, located on a hilltop in the Luberon Valley

Jun 20: Sightseeing tour of Aix-en-Provence

Included meals: Breakfast

Embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Aix-en-Provence. • Pass Aix Cathedral, built on the site of the first-century Roman forum  • Enter Paul Cézanne’s studio • Stroll the beautiful boulevards Enjoy a free afternoon in the Aix-en-Provence region or add an excursion.

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Coastal Cassis: Calanques Cruise & Walk
7 hours
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Discover the seaside village of Cassis on the Côte d’Azur today. Ride a small train to the center of the hillside town, where you’ll enjoy free time to explore. Board a boat and take a cruise through Cassis Harbor to soak in beautiful vistas of the surrounding coastline and calanques, narrow fjord-like inlets carved into the white limestone. Then, take in stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea during a hillside walk above Cap Canaille. Along the way, make stops to snap photos of the scenic harbor and calanques. Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent. Travelers should expect to walk one mile and we recommend bringing clothes that can be easily layered.7 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jun 21: Sainte-Baume walk

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel outside of the Aix-en-Provence region into the Provençal countryside today. You’ll enjoy an invigorating uphill walk to the pilgrimage site of Sainte-Baume, where Mary Magdalene is said to have lived. Later, celebrate your trip with fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.

Jun 22: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to Marseille Provence Airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Annecy.

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