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Private Luxury escorted tour in Luberon and the Alpilles
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Private tour - 2 Days/2 Nights.
Registered guide, entrance fees.

Available from April 1st to November 18th.

PRIVATE PROVENCE TOURS

This package includes two full day tours including Luberon and Alpilles area and two unforgettable nights in one of the most beautiful hotel in Provence.

 

Day 1: Private day in LUBERON

Your guide will pick you up at 9:30 AM at Aix-en-Provence train station or at your hotel in Aix-en-Provence area. Welcome on board for this commented full day excursion through Luberon. You will have a global panorama of culture, gastronomy and natural heritage of this picturesque corner of Provence.

 

Château La Dorgonne : guided tour and wine tasting

This exceptional Domaine is laid in the heart of a 70 hectars vineyard, surrounded by garrigue and green oak. Using the foothills of Luberon, this Domaine is a delightful place to discover the huge range of organic red, white and rosé wines, taking advantage of refreshing atmosphere. Actually, the Domaine is located 350 meters high, giving fresh air at night, and above all allowing slow maturation of the grapes. Soils are a majority of sands and lime, as well as clay and calcareous stone. Both climate and soils permit to give softness, vivacity and thickness to syrah, grenache and cinsault grapes, that are happily growing here.

After this delightful morning pause, you will take the scenic route of the Luberon National Park.

 

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Luberon sightseeing

The massif mountain of Luberon offers typical Provence landscapes : garrigue, olive trees, lavender fileds, vineyards and perched villages. This area is dominated by the Mourre Nègre, 1125 meters high. You will be seduced by the sinuous roads linking the perched villages to each others. A nice occasion to have a view at famous lovely places, attracting visitors from all over the world : Cucuron, Lourmarin, Bonnieux and above all Lacoste where the Marquis de sade was living. Luberon is an endless source of inspiration for painters or writers, or more recently film director.

 

Provence private tour around Luberon - Luberon lanscapes

 

After a view on this breathtaking landscape, it’s time for lunch.

 

Maison de la Truffe, lunch in Ménerbes : gourmet lunch

Ménerbes belongs to these amazing medieval villages so typical of the Luberon mountains. Laid in a 12th and 18th century house, this restaurant offers the best of Provence terroir. You will know more truffles and wine production in the heart of a beautiful jardin à la française. From the terrace, you will enjoy a magnificient view of the surroundings.

 

Provence private tour around Luberon - Lunch with local products

 

It’s now time to go and see one of the most spectacular naturel site in France : the French Colorado !

 

Roussillon : ochre trail

Ochre has become the cornerstone of Roussillon's popularity. The village is today a highlight of Luberon, beguiling visitors thanks to its vivid colors. Sculpted by storms, this former ochre deposit today present enchanting scenery, which combines men and nature work. Cliffs, earth pillars, ochre-colored sand hillocks, after being dug out by shovels and picks, are henceforth shaped by the winds and rain.

 

Provence private tour around Luberon - Roussillon Ochre Trail

 

On a rural ambience, a gourmet break is now coming…

 

Ferme du Brégalon : guided tour and cheese tasting

France is known worldwide for the cheese production. Visiting the Ferme du Brégalon, goat cheese making will not have anymore secrets for you. The estate offers hectars of grazings where the herp of hundreds goats can eat and frolic. The owner have decided that, in order to protect and control the quality of the milk they use for cheese production, they need to grow themselves the forage plant they are feeding the herd with. You will be amazed by this lively and tasty world.

 

Provence private tour around Luberon - Goat Cheese Farm

 

This is the end of this extraordinary and genuine discovery of Luberon area. Your guide will drive you to your fancy hotel, in the heart of Aix-en-Provence.

 

Hotel Le Pigonnet *****

Check in this wonderful place for a two-night stay This Provencal manor house from the 18th century combines tradition and modernity. This 5-star hotel with 44 rooms and suites is a stone’s throw away from Aix-en-Provence city center and offers guests relaxing moments in a luxury and timeless atmosphere. The rooms have great comfort and air conditioning, they are stylish with great elegance in the furniture, fabrics and lighting, the color scheme is a blend of turquoise, beige and ochre. The new Suites have their own large private terraces, affording outstanding views of landscaped gardens and mount Sainte-Victoire. (The artist Paul Cézanne himself painted this perspective from these terraces) The place is famous for its succulent “bistronomic” cuisine at the restaurant « la table du Pigonnet ». You will also enjoy a fitness center and heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as an in-house Wellness Center which offers hammam and sauna, and a range of beauty treatments (Hotel & Spa).

 

 

 

Provence private tour around Luberon with Hotel***** - Le Pigonnet

 

Dinner at your leisure.

Day 2: Private day in the ALPILLES

Your guide will pick you up at 09:30AM at Aix-en-Provence train station or at your hotel in Aix-en-Provence area. Welcome on board for this commented full day excursion through the Alpilles. You will have a global panorama of culture, gastronomy and natural heritage of what inspired Van Gogh so much.

 

Provence : walk in a typical food market

Provence is known all over the world for its tasty cuisine. But there is no good food without good products. Strolling in the famous market of Provence is a nice occasion to understand why what you have in your plate is so genuine and delightful. You will be stunned by the bright and intense colors of olives, spices, fruits and vegetables, by the smelling of delicatessen, cheese and wine, and also by the crowd and the screaming sellers, competing to attract you on their products !

 

Provence private tour around Alpilles - Typical Market in Provence

 

After this sensory getaway, go back to the van for a cultural sightseeing.

 

Les Baux-de-Provence sightseeing

Les Baux-de-Provence belongs to the national label of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France". This impregnable village is located in the heart of the Alpilles.The fortifications give an interesting exemple of defensive architecture from the 11th to the 13th century. The main relic of this mighty stronghold is the castle crowned by a massive keep. Les Baux-de-Provence is a must-see of your Provencal experience.

 

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After a view on this breathtaking landscape, it’s time for an exceptional experience you will always remember.

 

Château d’Estoublon : a full gourmet experience

Half way between Arles and avignon, the Château d'Estoublon is a magnificent estate laid in the heart of the Alpilles. Surrounded by a huge vineyard, totally attached to the house, the typical 18th century Provencal mansion will welcome you for a wine and olive oil tasting both produced here. The chef offers purely tradional cuisine in a delicate atmosphere, under the trees or in the vaulted dinning room. Château d'Estoublon is an unforgettable experience.

 

Provence private tour around Luberon - Lunch with local productsProvence private tour around Alpilles - Olive Oil at Chateau d'EstoublonProvence private tour around Alpilles - Wine tasting at Chateau d'Estoublon

 

This is the end of this extraordinary and genuine discovery of Alpilles area. Your guide will drive you to your fancy hotel, in the heart of Aix-en-Provence.

 

Hotel Le Pigonnet *****

Check in this wonderful place for a two-night stay This Provencal manor house from the 18th century combines tradition and modernity. This 5-star hotel with 44 rooms and suites is a stone’s throw away from Aix-en-Provence city center and offers guests relaxing moments in a luxury and timeless atmosphere. The rooms have great comfort and air conditioning, they are stylish with great elegance in the furniture, fabrics and lighting, the color scheme is a blend of turquoise, beige and ochre. The new Suites have their own large private terraces, affording outstanding views of landscaped gardens and mount Sainte-Victoire. (The artist Paul Cézanne himself painted this perspective from these terraces) The place is famous for its succulent “bistronomic” cuisine at the restaurant « la table du Pigonnet ». You will also enjoy a fitness center and heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as an in-house Wellness Center which offers hammam and sauna, and a range of beauty treatments (Hotel & Spa).

 

 

 

Provence private tour around Luberon with Hotel***** - Le Pigonnet

 

Dinner at your leisure.

 

Day 3: End of the services

Check out after breakfast. End of the services.

 

 

This tour includes

Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan and English speaking escort guide for 2 days (09:30AM-05:30PM), activities as mentioned, two nights in a Deluxe room, breakfasts included

Wineries are submitted to change according to availibility.

In case the selected hotels are unavailable we will offer alternatives of same standards

This tour doesn't include

Extras, other drinks, other meals, personal expenses, extra hour (75,00 € per hour with a maximum of 2 hours per day), train tickets (300,00 € per person from Paris), lunch (80€ per person), gratuities for the expert guide.

 
Features
Duration of the tour3 days
Type of tourPrivate tour
MinivanSemi private or private tour. The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus.
ChildrenReduced price for children under 12 years old. Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.
GuideSemi private or private tour. This tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.
LunchTraditional wine maker lunch and drinks are included in the tour. Lunches are hosted by winemakers to present you local specialties and good local wines. (Specific diets have to be mentioned 72h in advance).
DestinationFR  QXB | Aix-en-Provence
 
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