Announced 2020 Dates: 30 May to 6 June (Max 16 people); 12 September to 19 September (Max 16 people)
with further dates to follow, please enquire….
The best of Provence escorted tour includes:
7 nights accommodation at the 18th century Chateau Constantin wine estate, including daily clean of rooms
Each morning there will be a full French breakfast available, including croissants, baguettes, and pain au chocolat fresh from the village boulangerie. Accompanying jams and honeys will all be made locally.
All evening meals prepared by a local chef from fresh local ingredients. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements when booking.
All drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) while at the Chateau.
All daily excursions.
Chilled local-source water on the bus during excursions.
Airport/TGV station transfer from/back to either Marseille Marigane airport or Avignon TGV.
All admission fees to sights and monuments.
US $ 3,995 per person
Single person supplement $750.
What’s not included
Lunch and drinks/snacks while touring.
Why not? When we are out and about visiting villages and cities, there will be a wide range of restaurant options available. Some guests will look forward to and enjoy a long lunch time meal, others will prefer a quick bite and sightseeing. To adapt the tour to all guests I feel people are best left to choose for themselves at lunchtime. I will of course recommend suitable restaurants.
Good restaurants offer delicious daily specials for between €15 and €20 and two/three course menus from between €20 and €35. Add another €10 for a couple of glasses of wine. A healthy budget for 6 lunchtime meals in good restaurants would be €240 per person for the week.
A simple sandwich and a glass of wine costs under €10. So an appropriate budget for a more casual light lunch approach would be €60 per person for the week.
The stay at home options listed in the itinerary and below
If you want to opt out of daily activities in favour of a tennis lesson or an e-bike ride there will be a supplemental cost:
Tennis class (€36 per hour book in advance) – Lourmarin has an excellent tennis coach who has worked with top tour professionals. If you would like lessons during your stay please let me know.
E-bike village tour. Lourmarin is surrounded by picturesque villages. The best way to see them is to hire an electric bike. A 10km round circuit will take you through Vaugines, Cucuron and Ansouis. It’s a great way of spending half a day, with perhaps a stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants I can recommend. (€26 for half a day)