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Highlights of Provence

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4.8 Based on 46 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7844
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts/Ends Gréoux-les-Bains, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The beautiful Verdon Gorge
  • Local markets and villages
  • Relaxed daywalks
The Highlights of Provence tour starts and ends in Gréoux-les-Bains. The Highlights of Provence is a walking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Gréoux-les-Bains, France and other destinations in France.

A stunning part of Provence and relatively untouched by tourism, Greoux les Bains offers the perfect base for a walking holiday. We stay in the comfortable Hotel des Alpes in the heart of the town, allowing us to enjoy the variety of restaurants, cafes and shops on our doorstep. During the week we explore the region with a mixture of walks directly from the hotel or following a short private bus transfer. With the bustling market town of Forcalquier, the dramatic Verdon Gorge and depending on the season, fields of lavender or poppies just a short drive away, there is much to be explored.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Greoux-les-Bains.
  • Day 2: Walk direct from the hotel to the Valensole plateau, a spectacular area in summer for seeing fields of lavender.
  • Day 3: Bus transfer to Forcalquier, known for having the best outdoor market in Provence. Ascend from town with views across the Mourres plateau, a site of geological interest with its mushroom shaped limestone.
  • Day 4: Transfer by private bus to the lovely village of Quinson. Follow a walkway along the lower Verdon Gorge with views of the sparkling turquoise waters.
  • Day 5: Free day in Greoux-les-Bains; optional visit to Aix-en-Provence.
  • Day 6: Take the bus to Moustier-Ste-Marie. Climb the ridge of L'Ourbes with views over the lake of St Crois. After reaching the top descend via old Roman road.
  • Day 7: Follow the Verdon River and ascend hill for views over Lake Esparron. Arrive for lunch in village of Saint Martin before walking to the plateau of Pauron.
  • Day 8: End Greoux-les-Bains.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation All transport and listed activities
Meals
  • All breakfasts
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 46 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 24 2019
5 - Excellent
A wonderful trip to Provence
A wonderful week spent exploring the varied landscapes and villages of Provence. The hikes are a little challenging at times but our leader Isabelle was fantastic at pacing the group and ensuring everyone was able to enjoy each... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Highlights of Provence
Excellent experience of Provence.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing
My husband and I did this tour for our anniversary and it was better than expected. We experienced local markets, local food and adorable little towns each day. Each hike had very difference scenery too. Its was surprising. Our... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking in Provence...Amazing!
This was our first experience with this tour operator and it exceeded our expectations. The accommodation in Greoux les Bains was very comfortable, staff friendly, breakfast great. Great dining experiences there and other... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Provence tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 13 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Provence tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Highlights of Provence tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is France expensive to visit? Do I need travel insurance?

    France is not the cheapest of European destinations to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.

    Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include a medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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