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Provence Walking Tour: 2000 Years of Inspiration

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 people
Destination(s): France  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2485 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2900 US Dollar (USD)

Provence, the mere mention of the word, brings to mind warmth and brilliance, where the sun drenched landscape inspired writers and artists for centuries and particularly, Van Gogh during the most prolific period of his life. Greeks settled here, Romans "came, saw, and conquered", and now you can venture through this rich and colorful land. Once you've walked in these colors you can easily see what is meant by the "special light" of Provence.

Saddled almost equidistant from Italy and Spain, Provence has influences from both sides; culturally, linguistically and climate all which imbue our itinerary with essence of Mediterranean life. Even the diet: lamb, fish фтв seafood, herbs of Provence, goat cheese, almonds, olives and olive oil, garlic, and fresh fruits and vegetables all lend their savour to create this unique cuisine, world renown for it's flavor and it's health benefits!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Vaucluse Plateau. Home to Celtic-Ligurian tribes as early as the Neolithic era, centuries later the calm of the area attracted the Cistercian monks to settle here and study for the past 700 years! Included: (D).

Day 2: The villages here (Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Roussillon) lead an unfettered existence, situated at the entrance of the Luberon Valley, we'll venture into the past visiting the famous XIIc abbey, local markets and experience the passage of time at a pace seemingly not of our era. Included: (B), (D).

Day 3: Luberon Mountains: Though this area has endured centuries of warring, it now enjoys one of the calmest and remote areas in Provence. Included: (B), (L).

Day 4: The 300,000 acres of protected national park lands is the back drop for passage through the Luberon and visiting the hilltop villages, Oppede le Vieux, Menerbes, Lacoste (home to marquis de sade), Bonnieux, Buoux. Included: (B), (D).

Day 5: Les Alpilles. Considered by many of the locals to be the heart of Provence, it here that we will explore ancient Greek, Roman civilizations and "walk in the footsteps" of Van Gogh, retracing his time here in Provence. Here, where the local AOC wine and olive oil begin their international prestige, we'll bask in the warmth of the local people, flavors & colors, visiting St. Remy de Provence, Les Baux. Included: (B), (D).

Day 6: Avignon. With Avignon as the scheduled pick up and drop-off town, it's important to note that we do not visit Avignon (pop. 253,580) as part of either itinerary, cycling or walking. It is therefor suggested that guests allow sufficient time prior to or immediately following the tour to visit this town. Included: (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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The company was formed in 1997 by four close friends whose lust for travel led to the obvious metamorphosis. We believe our personal style of travel to be truly unique, rather than guide you we like to feel we travel with you. You'll meet the locals and experience the culture from this local perspective. You can...

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