France – Marseille and Provence
Luxury tour in Provence based in Marseille with beautiful sightseeing and great experiences.
English-speaking private driver-guide.
Overnight in a charming 4* hotel in Marseille center.
Discover the authentic and colourful Provence while being based in Marseille, the new trendy destination ! Provence’s warm atmosphere, gorgeous natural landscapes, amazing light will delight you. You will be charmed by the song of cicadas, the vineyards, the quaint villages, the pink flamingoes of Camarague and the shiny blue Mediterranean.
Marseille, France’s second and eldest city is a bustling cosmopolitan port open on the Mediterranean world. Since it was European Capital of Culture in 2013 it has been lauded by the international media ( 2nd top destination in the world by the New York Times in 2013, in the top five world seafront cities by National Geographic in 2015… ) and domestic and international travellers flock to it.
Boat tour along the Calanques gorgeous seashore.
Day trip to the enchanting Luberon regional park and some of its « Most beautiful villages of France.
Safari in the Camargue regional park wetlands to spot white horses, black bulls and pink flamingoes & visit of the UNESCO Roman town of Arles.
DAY 1 – Arrive Marseille
Arrival at Marseille airport. Welcome by your English-speaking driver-guide. Installation in your 4 * hotel in Marseille center.
Lunch and dinner : free.
Overnight in Marseille.
DAY 2 – Marseille Gastronomical Tour
After breakfast, discover with your guide the legendary fish market of the iconic Marseille Vieux-Port (Old Port).
Continue your gastronomic tour of the emblematic produce of Marseille and Provence in the town center and old town and taste different varieties of olive oil, olives, Navette biscuits flavoured with orange flower, aniseed-flavoured Pastis drink…
Afternoon, your driver-guide will take you to the most famous places of Marseille. Make a stop at Notre Dame de la Garde basilica, cherished by the Marseillais, offering a 360° stunning view on the sea and the surrounding hills. Enjoy the beach along the Corniche coastal road.
Day 3 – Take a boat tour along the Calanques and visit Cassis
After breakfast at the hotel, head to Marseille harbour and embark for a relaxing boat tour to the breathtaking Calanques National Park, at the door of Marseille. Its white cliffs rise from the sea above blue lagoon creeks, some of them accessible by boat only. This three-hour enchanting boat tour will take you to the charming little port of Cassis.
After lunch, visit Cassis with your English-speaking guide.
On your way back to Marseille take the panoramic road along France’s highest coastal cliff. Stop at some scenic viewpoints to enjoy the breathtaking view on the coast and the Calanques !
End of afternoon: free time in Marseille. Overnight in Marseille.
Day 4 – Most beautiful villages of France » in the Luberon
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Vacation! (B)
After breakfast, head north to the gorgeous Luberon, dotted with vines, olive groves, red poppy fields (in May) and purple lavender fields (in full bloom from mid-June to mid-July). You will visit some of the Most beautiful villages of France .
Stop in front of the nearby mediaeval Cistercian Abbey of Senanque. It has become a symbol of Provence when the lavender fields extending as far as its doors blossom from mid-June to mid-July -a perfect postcard image !
Nearby hilltop Gordes, is one of the most picturesque village in the Luberon, and also one of the most visited places in Provence. Its narrow cobblestone streets bordered by lovely city mansions wind through the town.
Sparkling with ochre colour, Roussillon is located at the very heart of the biggest ochre deposits in the world. Its path through the ochre lands will take you for a short walk amidst the earth pillars, red clilffs and hills.
End your tour at the classy village of Lourmarin with its chic boutiques.Overnight in Marseille.
Day 5 – Day at leisure in Marseille
Day at leisure (nothing is included)
You can visit the MuCEM, the state-of -the-art museum near the old port devoted to the cultures of the Mediterranean world .
(2015 Museum Prize from the Council of Europe) and the adjacent Fort Saint-Jean.
Unless you prefer a guided tour of the emblematic Velodrome Stadium, home of the OM football team, France’s second biggest stadium.
You can visit the Cité radieuse designed by Le Corbusier, classified UNESCO World Heritage site.
Or take a boat tour to the Frioul islands or the Château d’If fortification made famous by the novel of Alexandre Dumas, the Count of Monte Cristo.
Unless you wanted to enjoy one of the beaches along the coastal road !
For shopping, we can give you information about Marseille’s renowned designers, big brand boutiques and concept stores in the town center.
Marseille has also a large modern mall with a promenade terraces overlooking the sea and a rooftop, open 7/7, big department stores.
Outside the city, the only designer outlet in South of France offers the big brands from the former collections at up to 70 % discount.
Overnight in Marseille
Day 6 – Safari in Camargue & visit of Arles
After breakfast, head west to the Camargue regional nature park, a beautiful wild wetland of salt marshes and paddy fields home to black bulls, white horses and pink flamingos. You’ll discover them during a great four-wheel drive safari.
Afternoon, with your guide, visit Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its Roman past. Visit its amphitheatre with an audio-guide.
Overnight in Marseille.
Day 7 – Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for Marseille airport or Marseille train station to take a TGV (high speed) train to Paris. End of the services.
Price per person on twin share basis : Eur 1952.00/- (on a group of 6 passengers)
Package Tours include :
6 overnights at charming 4 * hotel with breakfast, Visits, Entries, Activities and degustations mentioned, Transportation in a private vehicle, English-speaking driver-guide, or driver + English speaking guide for 8 pax and more, Accommodation and meals of the private driver-guide (or of the driver + guide) & his tips, VAT and sojourn taxes.
Package Tours does not include :
Airline transport, Taxes , Tips, Services not mentioned above, Personal Expenses , Meals.
These are indicative pricing. It doesn’t include GST.
Price are dynamic may change.
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Price is based on per guest on sharing basis only. If A child or 3rd guest wishes to join, please enquiry with us for their rate.
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Payment by credit card will attract a 3% service charge.
Once confirmed and paid, package is non refundable.
Package is non negotiable or changeable, pre and post add ons (additional nights can be considered) can be connected, enquire with us for assistance.
If travelling during Christmas, New Year and Easter, additional supplement fee per guest per day to be applied.
Pricing on the basis of December 2018.