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Self- drive holidays in Provence from 783 Euros (twin-share).

Driving in Provence with all its vast diversity, allows you the freedom of a whistle-stop tour or slow meandering - taking in its many facets. Its scenic variety from the mountainous north, dramatic coastline, vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields amid the harsh, sunbaked countryside with its unique and charming villages alongside cities steeped in history - Arles, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon. All renowned for their famous residents; history, arts and shopping. Take the time to luxuriate and discover author Peter Mayle's 'A Year In Provence' world and visit villages made famous by films set in the region, for example: A Good Year, Jean de Florette and Manon de Source. Spend an afternoon at Pont de Gard, the world famous Roman aquaduct, and the villages of Luberon and Vaucluse. A touring feast!

Why choose a self-drive tour rather than car rental?

Renting a car in France is easy. You do not need assistance for that. However, getting suitable accommodation could be a challenge as well as knowing where to go and what to see. Our solution is a self-drive tour where all of this ( accommodation, tour guide and local knowledge) is provided. We can't do much about driving on the right, but we can make you feel more relaxed at the wheel with precise directions to follow, a list of places to visit and pre-booked quality accommodation every night, including where to park. Choosing one of our self-drive tour will allow you to see a lot without worrying or wasting any time. Each night, you will stay at a good hotel we have inspected and carefully selected for you.

Our self-drive wallet contains:

• One or several green Michelin guides (the best!) • Detailed maps of the region (scale 1cm = 1Km) • Iitinerary with distances, time & GPS bearing • A list of restaurants, shops, wine producers • Practical notes on "what to do and see".

provence 8 & 15 day self-drive tours.

your itinerary

Spend the first day in Avignon to tour of the Popes Palace and discover the historical monuments and local museums. On day 2, we send you across the river Rhone at Villeneuve Les Avignon to visit the castle, the abbey and have the best view of the Pont d’Avignon. On day 3, drive to Carpentras, visit the villages nested in the Dentelles de Montmirail - Beaumes de Venise, Gigondas, Vacqueyras – and reach Vaison La Romaine. Orange, Uzes, Pont du Gard are on the agenda the next day. The day after, you will head to Tarascon and Nimes, the ancient Roman city. You will drive further south to Camargue to Aigues Mortes and Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. On day 6, you are in Arles. No point of taking the car, the town has enough to offer: a rich history of more than 2000 years! On day 7, you will discover Saint Remy de Provence, the roman ruins of Glanum and the rocky fortress of Les Baux de Provence in the Alpilles Mountain. For your last day – day 8 - , you will drive through the Luberon, home of many politicians and artists. Stop at Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes and the Cistercian Senanque abbey. Discover Roussillon, a picturesque colored village perched on ochre cliffs, Lourmarin, the Silvacane abbey. Finish your tour in Avignon or Aix en Provence. Welcome to Provence!


Avignon - Luberon - Arles: 8 day package from 783 Euros.

Tour begins at Avignon and finishes in Avignon or Aix-en-Provence.
VALUE** (2* Hotels): 783 Euros / person (twin share)
GREAT COMFORT*** (3* Hotels): 1108 Euros / person (twin share)
DELUXE**** (3/4* Chateaux-Hotels): 2062 Euros / person (twin share)
PRESTIGE*****(4/5* Chateaux-Hotels): 3108 Euros / person (twin share)

Avignon - Aix - Marseille. 15 day package from 1461 Euros

Tour begins at Avignon and finishes in Marseille.
VALUE** (2* Hotels): 1461 Euros / person (twin share)
GREAT COMFORT*** (3* Hotels): 2363 Euros / person (twin share)
DELUXE**** (3/4* Chateaux-Hotels): 4029 Euros / person (twin share)
PRESTIGE*****(4/5* Chateaux-Hotels): 5601 Euros / person (twin share)

NOTE: For your convenience, our prices include car rental. If you prefer to hire a car directly yourself, you are welcome to do so. Ask our consultant to quote the tour without the car.

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