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New! Provence & the French Riviera Walking & Hiking Tour

Provence Paradise to the French Riviera

  • Linger in bustling cafés along the treelined streets of Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Paul Cézanne
  • Gaze at the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and chic beach scenes in iconic Saint-Tropez and Cannes
  • Hike quiet trails through varied landscapes, including vineyards, woodlands, coastal wilds and a nature preserve teeming with wildlife
  • Cruise on a private charter boat to Cannes, whose streets brim with stars during its world-famous annual film festival

Inspiration may strike at any moment. As you hike on majestic Mont Sainte-Victoire. As you stroll from one picturesque village to the next. As you lounge in luxury by the Mediterranean Sea. Picasso and Cézanne felt it. So did Matisse and Renoir. Even Bardot met her match as a muse. Maybe it's the sun-kissed palette, the soft light or the coastal joie de vivre. There's just something about the French Riviera.

Provence to the French Riviera Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Begin just outside of Aix-en-Provence, an artists' paradise and classic Provençal town | Walk through the landscape that inspired Paul Cézanne | Admire vistas of Zola Lake and grand Mont Ste-Victoire | Amble up the mountain for panoramic views of the valley below | Relax at our charming hotel in Aix while taking in the sunset.

Day 3 Welcome to the French Riviera! | Follow a gently rolling panoramic route above the coastline through lush vineyards and green forest | Walk past belle epoque villas en route to Gassin, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France | Discover picturesque perched hamlets like medieval Ramatuelle.

Day 4 Discover a pristine Mediterranean landscape at a coastal nature preserve | Hike along Le Sentier du Littoral, one of the world's most scenic footpaths | Admire the sea's azure color from trails along Cape Lardier and Cape Taillat | Explore rocky outcroppings with unique flora and fauna, including nearly 80 different species of bird.

Days 5-6 Be captivated by classic scenes of Saint-Tropez: brightly-colored parasols, luxury yachts, chic beach-goers and sensational natural wonders | Take a private charter boat ride along the coast to Cannes, the Côte d'Azur's glamorous and star-studded town | Learn about Cannes' history on a walking tour or spend a final morning on a private beach à la Brigitte Bardot.

$4,698 - $4,948
pp dbl. occ.
(+$1,690 for sgl. occ.)

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6 days, 5 nights
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Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Start / End
Aix-en-Provence, France/Cannes, France

Meals
All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners included


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Villa Gallici

Villa Gallici

Aix-en-Provence (2 nights)

Aix-en-Provence: Situated just steps from the center of town, this elegant 18th-century former residence is beautifully adorned with Italian flair, period antiques and objets d'art. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Hotel Villa Belrose

Hôtel Villa Belrose

Gassin (2 nights)

Airy and elegant, this gorgeous property features a terraced patio and overlooks Saint-Tropez and the Mediterranean coastline. (pool, spa)

Hotel Barriere Le Majestic

Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic

Cannes (1 night)

Splendid in décor and location, this seaside property is a celebrity favorite and features chic rooms with balconies overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. (pool, spa)

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Pricing for Private Trips

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $7,098 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $8,198 pp dbl occ

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