Introduction
How many kids do you know who've seen fields that are completely purple? Or kayaked under a Roman aqueduct? Or listened to monks chanting in an ancient abbey? Your family will be the exception by the end of this amazing family vacation in France. Provence is perfect for a mellow family vacation. There are good walks…amazing countryside hotel…and memorable food. (Who knew the French ate pizza?). The adults will be welcomed to one of the fine vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We’ve arranged a provençal cooking lesson for those so inclined. And everyone enjoys exploring the bories, weird circular stone huts that no one can explain. We love bringing families to this region because it’s unique enough for everyone to feel far from home…but so easy that even the least-seasoned traveler has fun.
Itinerary at a glance
We meet in Avignon for a kid-friendly stroll to the awesome 14th century Papal Palace, then head for our countryside hotel (3 nights). While the adults explore the colorful market and take an easy walk, the kids dig in to making pottery at a nearby village. Later, while you go wine tasting in Châteauneauf-du-Pape.  A friend invites us into her kitchen for a lesson in provençal cooking…and a chance to lunch on the results. Later, we all enjoy a walk through apricot groves past a monastery where we hear monks chanting.

Near the Pont du Gard (2 nights), a Roman aqueduct that soars overhead as the start of a family kayaking excursion. Near Lourmarin, we walk among lavender fields to Sénanque Abbey, where your budding Impressionists present you with paintings they created this morning. 
The kids will love...
  • Exploring prehistoric caves
  • A pottery class in a local village
  • A game of boules followed by ice cream
Provence
Family
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Avignon-- 3:00 pm – TGV rail station

Ending Point: Avignon-- 4:30 pm – TGV rail station


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Guest Reviews
“Gordana was very special. She made trip a wonderful experience for my family and by the end, she felt like part of the family. Her knowledge of area was incredible but her most special trait was her personality. She was always happy and so kind to us and made everything so interesting. She is a real asset to your company. She was the highlight of the trip and for that I will be forever thankful.”
Edward G., Spring Lake, MI

“I have visited other parts of France before, but had never experienced Provence. I love the interesting history and culture of region, and the food is simply amazing.”
Jennifer B., Tustin, CA

“My personal favorite moment was the private wine tasting with Guy Bremond at Chateuneuf-du-Pape. Our kids enjoyed the kayaking and the cooking lesson with Roger Merlin. However, I think we all agreed that having Gordana as our guide was the most important aspect of us enjoying our visit to Provence.”
David K., Piedmont, CA

“The fact that our granddaughter absolutely enjoyed this trip the the best. And I must admit, I probably had more fun on this trip than any other.”
Gary W., Orting, WA

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6 Days / 5 Nights


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
June 14-19, 2020$4995.00$695.00
July 19-24, 2020$4995.00$695.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and 2 cooking instructions
​​​​​​​• Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
• Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
• Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
• All land transportation during the trip
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Perfect Pairings Dinners
    A special dinner prepared by one of our favorite chefs with a procession of wines tailored to each course.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Provence
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Provence has a semi-arid climate, reminiscent of San Diego, California. Days are usually quite sunny, with bright blue skies. The temperature can vary significantly from winter to summer (especially when the Mistral wind blows in the winter). We suggest packing clothes that can be worn in layers, as early morning and evening can often have a chill that during the middle of the day is quickly replaced with warm sunshine.


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Your trip is free when you organize a Classic Journeys trip with 10 or more travelers (including you).
 
 
Accommodations
Auberge De Noves

In the peaceful countryside surrounding Avignon, this 4-star hotel is a charming property featuring beautifully crafted original masonry walls. Owned and operated by a top chef, the hotel has 23 uniquely decorated guestrooms.

Le Castellas

This 17th-century residence turned hotel is in the heart of the quaint village of Collias. You'll want to enjoy a morning cafe or evening aperitif in the wisteria-covered courtyard. There's also a swimming pool just right for enjoying the Provençal sun.

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