Glamour, picturesque villages and stunning mountain scenery: this tour through the French Riviera and Provence is sure to impress with its diversity and dramatic beauty! Join us as we experience the luxury of the French Riviera, marvel at the architecture of Avignon and venture into the mighty Gorges du Verdon – soaking up some fascinating history along the way.
On your tour you will spend 7 nights in charming boutique accommodation with en-suite bathrooms of 3-star/4-star standard ranging from country inns to town centre hotels.
Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.
Twin share from $4,289 per person / Sole use from $5,369 per person
Please call our friendly travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat today.
Why not extend your stay and see more of France? Our friendly Australian team can happily help arrange our flights, accommodation and travel insurance.
Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.
Day 1 - Nice
Meet the group in the shining capital of the French Riviera and get to know one another over a delicious welcome meal. After all, there’s no better place to begin our journey than alongside the clear waters of the Côte d’Azur!
Day 2 - Nice - Antibes - French Riviera
After breakfast, our first stop will be Antibes – where we’ll take some time to stroll the narrow streets and picturesque old port with our Tour Leader. Indulge in some local produce and soak up the charming atmosphere at the Provençal market – before enjoying some free time to explore this seaside town at your leisure. Later, we’ll continue our journey along the Mediterranean Coast – where we’ll have the evening free to relax at our accommodation in the French Riviera.
Day 3 - French Riviera - Aix-en-Provence - Arles
This morning we’ll make our way towards Aix-en-Provence – stopping for plenty of photo opportunities en route. Upon our arrival we’ll settle into a sumptuous included lunch, before having some time to explore this charming town at our own pace. Then, we’ll stop at a local vineyard to learn about the Provence rosé and enjoy a tasting of the region’s sweet wines. Later, we’ll move on to Arles – a city that’s famous as the inspiration behind Van Gogh’s paintings – and relish in free time to relax at our hotel or seek out a restaurant for some delicious local cuisine.
Day 4 - Pont du Gard - Avignon
First today, we’ll pay a visit to the iconic Pont du Gard – an ancient Roman aqueduct with no fewer than three tiers of archways. And this afternoon? We’ll stop off in Avignon, where we’ll take a stroll around this historic city with our knowledgeable Tour Leader. After, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the Palace of the Popes – one of the most significant medieval buildings in Europe and centre of the Roman Catholic world during the 14th century. Back in Arles, you’ll have the rest of the evening to spend as you please. Perhaps seek out a local wine cellar and sample some the of the local Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes-du-Rhône wines – accompanied with a sumptuous French meal, of course!
Day 5 - Arles
Today, Arles is yours for the taking – so why not seize the opportunity to uncover thousands of years of local history and culture? Spend the day exploring some city highlights including the Arles Amphitheatre, the Church of St Trophime, the Langlois Bridge and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation. This evening, we’ll clink glasses over an included meal and share stories of our day.
Day 6 - Les Baux-de-Provence - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
First today: a stop at the famous Les Baux-de-Provence – renowned for its Les Baux stone. Here, we’ll experience an extraordinary multimedia art show within an old quarry – before continuing to a local olive farm. We’ll take a tour of the farm, learning all about the olive cultivation process and sampling some of the delicious produce as we go. Then? We’ll make the most of our glorious surroundings by tucking into a hearty picnic together. Appetites satisfied, we’ll make tracks to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where a visit to the impressive Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery is lined up for us. Vincent van Gogh lived here from 1889 to 1890 – and in the Van Gogh Field, you’ll have the opportunity to see 20 large-scale reproductions of his work. Before returning to Arles for the evening, we’ll enjoy some free time exploring the romantic and traditionally Provençal town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
Day 7 - Luberon - Gréoux-Les-Bains
We'll begin today with scenic stops at some of the traditional villages of the Luberon. A region known for its spectacular countryside vineyards; villages perched on high hilltops; and incredible organic produce. This afternoon, we’ll visit the idyllic Sénanque Abbey, where we’ll meet the monks and take some time to enjoy the calming atmosphere and picturesque surrounds. And in Gréoux-les-Bains this evening, we’ll come together for a final group dinner – celebrating a wonderful tour of Provençal France.
Day 8 - Gréoux-les-Bains - Gorges du Verdon - Nice
As our tour comes to an end today, we’ll travel along the spectacular Gorges du Verdon – the jewel in the region’s crown. Known as the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’, picture steep cliff sides, rushing rapids and turquoise-coloured water. Our tour will end back in Nice, where we’ll say our goodbyes.
Where do I meet my Tour Leader upon arrival? Your Tour Leader will usually meet you in the arrival hotel’s reception area at the tour’s listed start time. If you can’t see your Tour Leader, look out for any notices posted in the lobby or ask a member of the hotel staff.
Do you provide airport transfers? For Europe and UK tours, airport transfers are not included in your tour price – however, we can book transfers for you as an additional service.
How much luggage can I bring? As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited. Each guest may bring one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and weighing no more than 20kg. You may also bring one small carry-on bag per person. If you have more luggage, please make arrangements to store it prior to joining the tour. We are unable to carry extra luggage on the mini-coach.
What clothes should I bring? A suggested packing list will be provided in your pre-departure information. We suggest packing for variable weather conditions. We also suggest a pair of good shoes for walking tours.
What level of mobility do I need?: You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate mobility scooter or wheelchair users. If you have any medical issues, please declare them to us in advance of your tour. If you are in any doubt as to whether our tours are suitable for you, please check with us.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel with this supplier; the only exception to this is if you are medically exempt from having the vaccine.
Fully vaccinated you will need to bring an electronic and/or printed copy of your vaccination status with you to show your Tour Leader on the day your tour departs. Proof of your vaccination status must include your name (matching your passport) and the date on which your final vaccine was administered (which must be at least 14 days prior to your date of departure). Y
Medically exempt If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons, you will need to email you a copy of an official government exemption, or a letter from your doctor, at least 14 days before your tour departs. You will also be required to take a PCR test three days before your tour, and email Travel at 60 the result. If we do not receive these within the given time – or your PCR test result is positive – you will be unable to travel with us.
Not vaccinated If you have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and do not hold an exemption from having the vaccine for medical reasons, unfortunately you will not be able to travel with us.
COVID-19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with airline and government requirements around passenger safety and COVID-19, including the need to produce evidence meeting airline and border control requirements in relation to a negative COVID-19 test both for transit and final destination passengers. This information is subject to change without notice so we recommend you update yourself in relation to the relevant airline and government policies for your transit and final destination at each of (i) the time of booking, (ii) as you approach your travel date, and (iii)immediately before travel. Airlines, hotels and other travel service providers will need to comply with national and/or local guidance and requirements relating to COVID-19 and will have implemented certain measures as a result. Whilst on the tour, customers may also be required to wear a mask when necessary.