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Vineyards & Villages of the Luberon

Provence Cultural Walking Tour

6 DaysStarting at $5,995


Vacationing in the south of France is even more wonderful than it sounds. Enjoy daily curated walks along countryside footpaths and through quaint villages. Sip and stroll your way through the most picturesque vineyards. Drizzle your warm bread with the award-winning olive oil that our local friends press themselves. You'll soak in the scenery of the very landscapes Cezanne and van Gogh painted while also getting the opportunity to cook alongside a Michelin-starred chef. The cultural landmarks are inspiring too – from the impressive Roman’s Pont du Gard aqueduct to the serene Sénanque Abbey. This is Provence at its purest, and you'll never forget it.

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  • Explore Avignon and its 14th-century Papal Palace with your expert local guide.
  • Walk through the scenic countryside to the soaring aqueduct of the Pont du Gard, one of the best-preserved structures dating back to ancient times.
  • Join a Michelin-starred chef for an ‘only with Classic Journeys’ experience of a private cooking instruction.
  • Accept an invitation to a vineyard for a private cellar tasting of the fine local wines, including the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
  • Make an 'only with Classic Journeys' stop at Moulin Barbentane's traditional olive mill that’s a labor of love for our friends Isabelle and Jean and enjoy a tasting of their oils.
  • Stroll through picturesque lavender fields to Sénanque Abbey, followed by a visit to the classic hill town of Gordes.
  • Follow in Cezanne’s footprints through the charming town of Aix-en-Provence.
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  • Starting Point:

    Avignon – 2:30 pm – Hotel d’Europe lobby
  • Ending Point:

    Aix-en-Provence – 2:00 pm – TGV Aix-en-Provence Train Station
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Walking Level

  • Daily Mileage Options: 2-8 miles

  • Route Notes:

    The terrain on this trip includes a mix of paved and cobblestone streets in Avignon, Gordes, Aix-en-Provence, Roussillon and other villages, as well as well-maintained countryside, vineyard, olive, lavender and shepherds’ paths of compressed dirt and stone. The footpaths offer a selection of level, rolling and hilly terrain with some elevation gain and loss.

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won’t be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. Talk with one of our travel experts at 800-200-3887.

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Family Departure

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Why Choose Classic Journeys

Travel + Leisure has awarded Classic Journeys the #1 World’s Best Tour Operator multiple times and says, "Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe." Here’s what that access means for you

  • Experience the world on foot and at eye level. Each day, join your guide on the most cinematic footpaths in the region.
  • Exceptional full-time local guides who become your well-connected friend. Our amazing guides are with you throughout each day of the tour, share their lifelong connections as well as engaging anecdotes about the history and culture of the region.
  • Small groups that provide you unrivaled access. An average of fewer than 10 guests per departure means we can offer you special access to sites like Stonehenge so you experience the stone circle when it’s closed to the general public, a guided visit to Zion Narrows that other companies cannot arrange because of larger group sizes, and vineyard walks with a count and countess in Tuscany.
  • Award-winning hotels are waiting for you at the end of every day. Luxuriate in the finest and most distinctive accommodations in the region you’re exploring, including rainforest lodges, 16th century villas, and award-winning properties that show up on World’s Best and Gold lists.
  • Eat like (and with) the locals. Food is a foolproof way into the hearts, homes and history of the places you visit with us. From gourmet picnics to coveted local restaurants, our meals offer you opportunities to explore native food traditions and fine dining.
  • Handcrafted itineraries with all activities included. With our long-term friendships, we know our walking tour regions more personally than anyone else. So you get thoughtfully curated itineraries that combine explorations of the villages, organic farms, archeological sites and the people who know them best.
  • Sustainable travel that supports the places you’re visiting. We put our local currency into the pockets of the people who live where we travel. It’s your guarantee that you’ll have authentic, up-close experiences on your trip. Best of all, our person-to-person approach helps sustain their ways of life.


We spend years cultivating personal relationships with our hoteliers to provide you thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region. Here is a sampling of our favorite hotels on this tour. 

Hotel D’Europe

Built as a marquis’ private residence in 1580, this 5-star property has been a hotel since 1799. The rooms are quiet and lovely, and you are steps from the Palais des Papes and the lively street life of Avignon.

Chateau de Varenne

This 18th-century château has views of Mont Ventoux and the Luberon. Renovated to reflect its original splendor, it offers a garden where you can relax under a 400-year-old cedar tree, or cool off on a warm Provençal afternoon with a dip in the pool.

Le Saint-Rémy

At the foot of the Alpilles and in the heart of the historic village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, this 5-star hotel is nestled in a 19th-century townhouse and features a spa, outdoor pool, and a restaurant with garden and terrace

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, and 1 cooking instruction
  • 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

Privileged Access Events

  • One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.

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.

Invisible Check-In

  • When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.

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