Provence Dreams Tour May 18 – May 27, 2022

Date:
May 18, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
May 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am

Start Location:
Avignon, France
Nearest Airport: MRS or you can use CDG to visit Paris

End Location:
Avignon, France
Nearest Airport: MRS or you can use CDG to visit Paris

Duration:
10 days / 9 nights

Price:
$4,760 per person, double occupancy$5,760 per person, single occupancy

ADDITIONAL NEW DATE OPTION:
May 18-27, 2022

Hello Provence Dreamers!  We have had such an overwhelming response to our Provence Tours for 2022, that we have obtained an option at our Chateau to add some additional tour dates. They are likely to sell out quickly once again though, so book your spot today and get ready to spend some time living the good life!

There is something magical about the combination of fields of lavender and sunflowers, a glass of cool rosé on a warm summer evening, markets full of gorgeous produce, delicious cheeses and local delicacies, and medieval towns with cobblestone streets so perfectly preserved that you expect a knight in shining armor to appear just around the bend. This is our Provence and we want to share it with you. The towns, the wineries, the food, cooking lessons, truffle hunting, the scenery that inspired Cezanne and Van Gogh- they all await you on our exclusive, small group, Provence Dreams tour. Join us this summer for an exclusive, small group private tour showcasing some of what we consider the Best of Provence.
Cheers,
Ruth and Mike

Provence Dreams – The Best of Provence Tour
May 18 – May 27, 2022

Book my Provence Dreams Tour – May 18 to May 27 2022 Today !

Here are some of the highlights

  • VIP Accommodations: 2 nights in a 4 Star Hotel in Avignon &
    7 nights in a Château in the Middle of a Vineyard near Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Exclusive Wine Tastings & Pairings
  • Gourmet Meals
  • Truffle Hunting & Tasting Experience
  • Sightseeing in Some of France’s Most Beautiful Villages & Medieval Towns
  • Cooking Class with a Local Chef
  • Eat, Shop and Meander through France’s Colorful Markets
  • Amazing Photo Ops in Provence’s Famous Lavender Fields
  • Immersive Art and Light Show – Carrières de Lumières
  • Private Mini-Coach Transportation & English-Speaking Local Guides
Our VIP accommodations start with 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in Avignon, the lovely “City of the Popes” followed by a week in our chateau in a vineyard near the famous wine region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape!  

We’ll dive right into the fabulous food experiences one expects in Provence with a
gourmet welcome dinner in Avignon. More delicious dinners will follow during our stay, as well as a cooking class (those who would rather relax than cook can still participate in the meal). Daily breakfasts and some fabulous lunches are also included, amongst these is a serious indulgence of local specialties from appetizer to cheese plate at one of our favorite restaurants!

Provence Dreams Tour - Wine Vacation

In Avignon, we will explore the historic city and see the Popes Palace, the Pont d’Avignon and the famous Les Halles food market with an award winning local guide.
We’ve planned outings to some of our favorite perched villages and other charming towns in the surrounding areas. Our drives will bring us through the picturesque countryside and towns made famous by artists like Cezanne and Van Gogh. Whether you enjoy painting, photography, cooking or any art form, including admiring others’ works, you can’t help but be inspired by the beauty that will surround you.

 

Provence Dreams Tour - Wine VacationSeeing the lavender fields that Provence is famous for is a must experience. You will be surprised to find the myriad uses for the essential oils distilled from this product that has become one of the symbols of Provence.

 

You will want to expand your photo storage and bring extra batteries for your phone or camera so you Provence Dreams Tour - Wine Vacationcan keep taking pictures when we visit Roussillon, located in the heart of one of the largest ochre deposits in the world. The buildings in this beautiful town are literally pigmented in red and rust tones derived from the the indigenous ochre mines. Here we’ll have the option for a beautiful, short and easy hike through the mines as well as time to enjoy the picturesque Provencal village.

Provence Dreams TourAny visitor to France must see at least a few of the towns classified as one of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” (The Most Beautiful Villages in France). You will find those that are perched up on the top of the hillsides like Gordes and Le Baux de Provence are pretty incredible. Sometimes it is hard to decide which is a more amazing sight the view of the villages like this photo to the left, or the views from the villages over the surrounding countryside!

 

Imagine what it would be like if you could walk into and through Provence Dreams Toursome of the world’s most famous paintings. In the old, inactive chalk mines in Le Baux, you will be mesmerized by one of the world’s most beautiful multimedia art presentations – the Carrieres des Lumieres. Let’s just say that there is no way to describe this amazing, immersive presentation except to experience it in person, but once you go, you will be hooked.

 

Wine VacationOf course we could not bring you to Provence without plans for private VIP visits and tastings at some of the best wineries in Châteauneuf du Pape and other regions. And because we want you to be able to experience as much of the wonderful regional products as possible, we have also arranged for a guided wine and chocolate tasting!

Foodies and dog lovers alike will love our unique truffle hunting experience. Truffles are one of the most expensive foods in the world and truffle hunters tend to be very secretive and territorial. We will learn how these “black diamonds” grow, the mystique behind them, meet the truffle dogs(not pigs!) and go on a truffle hunt. Afterwards we will have the opportunity to taste some of the amazing products created with truffles in our beautiful Provencal setting.
No trip to Provence would be complete without spending some time Provence Dreams Tourat one of the weekly markets and the famous weekend market in L’Isle sur la Sorgue is one of the most lively and colorful in Provence. From the Antiques and Bric a Brac (Isle sur la Sorgues boasts the second largest Antiques center in France after Paris) to the delicious local products such as cheese to charcuterie, or locally milled soaps to lavender sachets, you are sure to find the perfect souvenir of Provence as you stroll along the stands lining the streets and waterways.

 

And of course, we want to make sure you are never thirsty; so besides the wine, while this is not a beer-centric tour, we will make sure to have an opportunity to taste some local beers – you knew we’d search out some of those, right?

 

This 10 Day/9 night tour will start in Avignon and will finish at our Chateau near Châteauneuf du Pape, with transfers available back to Avignon.

All of this and more awaits you in Provence.
Won’t you join us on vacation in our happy place?

Early Booking Only $4760 pp person double occupancy
for 10 days/9 nights.
Single Supplement add $1000

Book My Provence Dreams Tour – May 18 to May 27 2022 Today !

Space is very limited and room assignments will be based on a first come first serve basis. Book Today and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!

“Likely the best vacation of our lives!”– Janet H & Tom RFlorida

Please Email  or Call Us at 1-888-846-2337 with any questions.
COVID-19: Due to the constantly fluid situation surrounding Covid-19 and admittance to cultural and public sites in Europe based on proof of vaccine, and in order to provide the safest tour experience possible, all guests on Bon Beer Voyage’s Provence Dreams Tour and all European Tours will need to be fully vaccinated until further notice. See Terms and Conditions for further info.

Please Read our Terms & Conditions, and complete your Signature & Release Form before you travel. You will need to sign and then either mail or fax this page back to us at least 30 days prior to tour departure-thanks.

Our tour itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, transportation problems, or an unexpected business closure. We’re continually looking for ways to improve our tours and we sometimes come across a special new event, winery or sight since the itinerary was published that we’d like to share with you. Since our tours are planned far in advance, we may occasionally adjust the itinerary as necessary to provide you with the best trip possible! Since a minimum number of passengers are required in order to run each trip, we suggest you refrain from non-refundable air purchases until 2 months prior to your departure date or confirmation that the tour is a go.

Included

  • 2 nights’ accommodations in Avignon
  • 7 nights stay near Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Local Winery Visits & Tastings
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners (including a cooking class dinner and wine)
  • Transportation via private passenger mini-coach as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • And a few other surprises...

Not Included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from tour start point and end point
  • Meals or drinks with meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry or telephone calls
  • Expenses for any activities not included on the itinerary
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Gratuities for porterage, guides, bus drivers and tour leaders
  • Tour insurance to cover tour cancellations/interruptions, lost luggage, etc
  • Any necessary Covid-19 testing requirements for arrivals or departures
  • For full information, please navigate to our Terms & Conditions webpage

Such a great trip! Ruth and Mike thought of everything and I was able to just relax and enjoy my vacation as everything was taken care of. The Chateau was so awesome! Couldn’t have asked for more. Can’t wait to book my next tour with Bon Beer Voyage!! 

– Susan Z., Coconut Creek, FL

Ruth and Mike’s knowledge of, and connections in the places we visit are what sets their tours apart. We also like the small group approach, as it makes it easy to get to know our fellow travelers. Dining experiences are first rate, as are accommodations. I also liked the fact that while this was a wine tasting tour, we had plenty of opportunities to sample local craft beer. With Ruth and Mike you will experience things you could never do on your own, or with a large group.

– Ed Z.

Likely the best vacation of our lives!

– Janet Hunter and Tom Ralston , Florida

I was expecting a fun, interesting, well-planned, high quality tour and my expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Ruth and Mike share their knowledge of and love for this beautiful area of France and have created this most wonderful “Provence Dream” itinerary.  For me, this is what living in Provence is all about – okay, well-to-do living. If you enjoy wine, great food, a beautiful room in a Chateau overlooking vineyards & lavender, day trips to unique hilltop villages, cooking class with a French chef and many other unique stops and experiences are all perfectly planned out for you. Truffle hunting was my favorite activity. Johann did a great job teaching us, he was charming & funny plus served up a spectacular truffle tasting. More champagne, anyone? 

– Denise Z.

There is no way to see and do on your own all that Ruth and Mike organize for you on one of their trips. Their access to top-notch locations, experiences, and experts is unparalleled! Having all the logistics handled so you can just relax and soak in the beer, wine and sights, makes for the perfect vacation. It’s like traveling with your most efficient, and fun, friends! 

– Kristine L., North Carolina

We enjoyed the variety of activities–from eating chef-prepared meals in our chateau and truffle-hunting in our small group to the more expansive visit to Carrieres du Lumieres. Most interesting, of course, were the tastings of wines in some exquisite settings in and near Chateauneuf-du-Pape, including at the chateau we stayed at.

– Michael Walsh, Arizona

As we strive to constantly improve our tours and come across a special new event or winery, we may occasionally adjust the itinerary as necessary to provide you with the best wine-cation experience possible.

Given that there is a minimum number of passengers required for each trip, we suggest you refrain from non-refundable transportation purchases until two months prior to your departure date or confirmation of tour.