Highlights of Provence

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5.0 Based on 46 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Food tour
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Gréoux-les-Bains, France
  • Ends Greoux- Les- Bains, France
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The beautiful Verdon GorgeLocal markets and villagesRelaxed daywalks
The Highlights of Provence tour starts in Gréoux-les-Bains and ends in Greoux- Les- Bains. The Highlights of Provence is a walking tour that takes 8 days taking you from Gréoux-les-Bains to Greoux- Les- Bains and through 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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - 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 walk. The scenery is stunning, especially the hike through the Verdon Gorge.”
  • 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 guide Isabelle was amazing as well. We called her Mary Poppins because every day she pulled something new out of her nap sac for us to try and it was always local. It was wonderful. She even baked us a cake for our anniversary. The hikes themselves were rated well. There were some inclines that put you slightly out of breath and declines on rocks so you just have to be careful and take your time. But I wouldnt call this strenuous. We loved it and cant wait for our next one!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking in Provence...Amazing!
“This was our first Exodus experience and it exceeded our expectations. The accommodation in Greoux les Bains was very comfortable, staff friendly, breakfast great. Great dining experiences there and other restaurants within close proximity. The walks were all unique and different and not too challenging. The scenery was unbelievable and our guide Isabelle was first class. She was super knowledgeable, passionate, friendly with a great sense of humour. She was also very patient and nothing was ever too much trouble. Our picnics under her guidance were always a highlight. To our delight, we had a lovely bunch of like-minded hikers on our tour. We would have no hesitation recommending this trip to others.”
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
Others
  • 5 days centre-based walking
  • Well marked trails and paths
  • Altitude maximum 1300m, average 700m
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Gréoux-les-Bains and from Greoux- Les- Bains are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Provence tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Provence tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 20 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 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 travelling 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.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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