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Walking Vacation France: Slow Road Through Provence​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 3 – 6 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
Pre-trip Extension
Aix-en-Provence • 2 nights $245

Post-trip Extension
Nice • 3 nights $545
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The natural splendor of Provence proved endlessly inspiring for Cezanne and Van Gogh—and will surely stir our senses, too, as we stroll through fragrant fields of thyme and lavender and in the foothills of the Alpilles mountains.

Our relaxed pace allows us to appreciate fully the region’s timeless beauty, from picturesque hilltop villages Les Baux to alluring Avignon and enchanting St. Remy. We’ll also immerse ourselves in local culture, with overnight stays in historic lodgings … a tour and tasting at a local winery … visits to colorful Provençal markets … and a sure-to-be-memorable home-hosted meal. 

What's Included

Walking Tour Only – without Air 

  • 6 nights in historic 3- and 4-star French hotels and châteaux
  • 11 meals – 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in historic 3- and 4-star French hotels and châteaux
  • 13 meals – 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transfers
  • And the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Post-trip: Nice – 3 nights for only $545  Pre-trip Extension: Aix-en-Provence – 2 nights for only $245

Both Vacation Options Include

  • FREE use of our custom VBT walking poles
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • On-tour vehicle support
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount 

Cultural Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh during a guided tour in the area where he painted some of his masterpieces led by a local historian
  • Savor a delicious lunch prepared by renowned pastry-maker Odile Misfud in her home
  • Explore Avignon, the fortified “City of the Popes”
  • Play pétanque, a French variation of the game of boules, with a few locals
  • Immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery of the French countryside
  • Sample a variety of wines in the cellars of Domaine de Mourchon
  • Shop at Provence’s famed outdoor markets 
  • Learn about olive oil production during a visit to an olive mill

What To Expect

This tour features a combination of easy terrain and paved roads mixed with moderate hills, open countryside and uneven footpaths over limestone pebbles and cobbled streets. Ideal for enthusiastic beginners and experienced walkers. Our VBT on-tour support vehicle is available at specific meeting points for those who need assistance. Both morning and afternoon options are available most days. Several of the walks require a transfer from our hotel to the start of the walk. Our tour leaders often use this time in the van for our morning route review, so we can enjoy a more leisurely morning at breakfast.
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Average Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 miles
  • Average Daily Walking Time: 2 – 5 hours
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