Provençal Collection: Avignon to Cannes

5 days

From the medieval village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, to the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera, this trip has it all!

Trip Highlights

  • First class travel all the way down to the South of France

  • Rest like royalty in the picturesque walled city of Avignon and lose yourself in ancient alleyways

  • Explore Provence in style with a private chauffeured wine tour and tastings at three Rhône Valley wine appellations

  • Settle into your elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Cannes before dinner in the old port

  • Escape by boat to an idyllic island off the Cannes coast

  • Visit a unique monastery and vineyards run by Cistercian Congregation monks who have been making beautiful wines since the Middle Ages

  • Savour a delicious three-course lunch paired with local wines

from $2,084 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Eurostar / TGV rail travel is included with this package.

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Trip details

Day 1

Sit back and relax with standard premier (first class) travel to Avignon. On the first day of your Provençal tour, take the chance to explore Avignon’s picturesque squares, shops and galleries and see artists, actors, mimes and musicians plying their trade around the spectacular Palais des Papes. Then it’s on to a pre-dinner tasting where you’ll enjoy a range of the region’s most prestigious wines alongside a selection of local delicacies.

Day 2

After breakfast there’s no time to waste as you meet your English-speaking guide and head off for your first Provençal wine tasting. Here’s you’ll learn secrets old and new as you compare the winemaking techniques of yesterday and today as you discover Châteauneuf-du-Pape and other famed appellations in the region.

Day 3

On your final day in Avignon you’re free to explore the imposing Palais des Papes, then take in the surroundings from the gardens of Rocher des Doms, or maybe venture out into the surrounding lush lavender fields, before you travel first class on the TGV to Cannes. Arriving in Cannes you’ll settle into your elegant 4* boutique hotel in the heart of town before a three-course Provençal dinner overlooking the town’s old port – the ideal way to kick off your stay.

Day 4

In the morning you’ll set off by boat to an idyllic island off the Cannes coast. The island is home to the Cistercian Congregation monks who live peacefully in the sun-kissed paradise and have been making beautiful wines since the Middle Ages. On the island you’ll enjoy a private tour before a delicious three-course lunch accompanied by wine.

Day 5

The final day of your trip is yours to discover Cannes itself. Perhaps you’ll wander the Promenade de la Croisette and take in the stunning architecture, renowned restaurants and exclusive designer boutiques. Or if you’d prefer a quieter more cultural experience, explore the Le Suquet old town overlooking the west end of the port. Later that afternoon, relax with private local transfers to Nice ready to travel home.

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