Explore medieval hilltop villages, peruse delightful markets, taste Provencal wines and olive oil, and wander through well-preserved ancient Roman ruins. Spend time in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, the town where Van Gogh spent many years being inspired by the extraordinary light and colours of the area. Another highlight is the walled city of Avignon, situated on the leafy banks of the Rhone river and renowned as the residence of the pope in the 14th century.
Saint Remy de Provence is perhaps the most sophisticated village in Provence but still remains a small rural, authentic Provencal town. There are wonderful Provencal fetes and celebrations held throughout the year to commemorate Saints days or important agricultural events. Local fetes are a community tradition honoured for centuries; little has changed today. There are also wonderful boutiques for shopping, contemporary hotels and Michelin starred restaurants to enjoy.
Les Alpilles National Park lies 20 minutes South of Avignon, and 45 minutes to the North of Marseille. It is characterised by a small range of jagged limestone foothills, valleys filled with olive trees and vineyards. Roaming goats and sheep are tended by shepherds just as they were in centuries past, grazing on wild rosemary and thyme which perfume the delicious regional cheeses. Far removed from the bustling Cote d'Azur; this is scenic countryside punctuated by quaint villages.
Valid for travel: 1 Apr - 30 Sep 2019.
Itinerary: Travel Roundtrip from Avignon, visiting St Rémy de Provence, Luberon, Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux, Maussanne, Eygalieres, Chateauneuf du Pape, and Arles & Pont du Gard
5 night tour from $6,980.00 per person twin share*
• Tailor-made journey with English-speaking local guide • 5 nights in 5 Star accommodation with breakfast daily • 1 lunch and 1 dinner • Private transfers and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
• Mill and olive oil tasting on Day 3 • Visit to wine cellar and wine tasting on Day 4
*Terms & conditions apply. Valid for sales until 1 September 2019, unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Prices are per person based on share twin accommodation in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. As cancellation fees apply, travel insurance is mandatory. For full terms and conditions please refer to World Journeys website at www.worldjourneys.co.nz
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