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Avignon: Full-Day Wine Tour around Châteauneuf-du-Pape

1. Avignon: Full-Day Wine Tour around Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Visit the world-renowned vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape on a full-day excursion from Avignon. Accompanied by a wine specialist guide, visit 4 of the main appellations in the region. Head to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s best-known wines. Discover grapes such as the grenache, the syrah, and the mourvèdre, which give the wines their fruity and spicy tastes. Visit a wine producer and explore their cellars, where you’ll see the barrels used to age wines for up to 24 months. In addition, learn how to taste wines, using your eyes, your nose, and finally your palate.

Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice

2. Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice

Explore the Côtes de Provence wine region on an 8-hour tour with an expert guide. Learn about the region’s climate, soil, and winemaking process while visiting family-owned wineries. Meet your English-speaking guide in Nice and head into the countryside of Provence in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Guided by a wine expert, you’ll have private visits to quality wineries, including a Cru classé Côtes de Provence estate. Enjoy an opportunity to taste fine rosés from Provence and some powerful reds and aromatic whites as well. Visit two wineries in the morning, followed by some free time for lunch. Visit a third winery in the afternoon, before returning to Nice.

Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

4. Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

The stunning Old Town of Nice (known locally as Le Vieux Nice) is a lovely honeycomb of narrow streets, dotted with beautiful baroque churches, boutique shops and charming restaurants — hidden gems can be found around every corner. It’s a hive of activity with vibrant squares, buzzing both day and night. After meeting your guide at the Place Massena Square fountain, head past architectural masterpieces such as Nice Town Hall, the Opera House, and Palais de la Prefecture. Explore the Palace of Justice Square and Rosetti Square, where Nice Cathedral is situated, before discovering the bustling Cours Saleya market. Amble down the famous Promenade des Anglais, the Port of Old Nice, Belanda’s Tower, and the final destination of the historic Castle Hill. During the tour, you will have a short break at a flower market, where you can learn about local delicacies and purchase handcrafted gifts and flowers. Here, you can also take a quick trip to the restroom to freshen up before continuing the tour.

Nice Food Tour

5. Nice Food Tour

Meet your friendly guide at the Fountain of the Sun, then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Nice. Sample different kinds of artisanal olive oils and see how they're made. Or how about some classic Nice street food? A special savory pancake made with chickpea flour, crispy outside and soft inside, Socca is an essential of Nice Street Food. Pissaladière is a tasty onion tart, traditionally cooked in a wood oven and topped with olives and anchovies. Or imbibe in a typical Provencal wine with tapenade - olive-based with capers, anchovy, and divine olive oil. Very popular in the South of France, it is commonly enjoyed as a bread spread paired with a glass of Rosé. Try the specialties of Nice, cheeses flavored with olives or dried tomatoes, goat cheeses served with olive oil, ham, saucissons, and other charcuterie dishes. Follow up with a savory or sweet pie - your choice! Speaking of sweet, for a swan song, tuck into lavender or anise biscuits, lemon from Menton, or fresh homemade ice cream.

Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

6. Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

Take your tastebuds on an adventure with a food tour of Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy tasty stops and historical anecdotes about the different streets and places along the way. Start the tour with a tasting of artisanal olive oils as well as three different spreads. Sample a charcuterie and cheese board and discover a delicious Corsican delicatessen. Discover the delicious truffle, which is native to the area, and taste some amazing truffle ham in a charmingly French atmosphere. Visit one of the most famous pastry shops in the region, founded in 1954. Taste one of its specialties, the Tarte Tropézienne, a cake made from sweet brioche filled with cream.

From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting

7. From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting

Produced from antiquity on terraces that overhang, between 200 and 400 meters, the left bank of Le Var, west of the city of Nice, the Bellet, or wine of Bellet, is harvested on the sole territory of the commune of Nice. First, visit the Château de Crémat vineyard, garden and wine cellar. Learn about the history of the castle and try some wines (for an additional charge). Then, head to the Domaine de la Source vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of Domain and try some more wines.

Private Tour of Monaco, Montecarlo & Eze

8. Private Tour of Monaco, Montecarlo & Eze

Visit Monaco, Monte Carlo, Èze, and Nice with an official tour guide on this private tour. Start off with a visit to "Le Rocher", or the Rock of Monaco, for panoramic views of the old city. Visit the cathedral, Prince’s Palace, and see the changing of the guard. Then your driver will take you up to the medieval village of Èze, characterized by tiny streets, numerous galleries and shops, as well as fantastic views over the sea. Then make a stop at the most important perfume factory in France, Fragonard. Continuing the drive, marvel at the views from the Middle Corniche overlooking the Principality of Monaco. Before long you’ll reach Monte Carlo with all its luxury and glamour. See the historical Casino, Hôtel de Paris and follow the Formula 1 track. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants and maybe try your luck at the Casino!  

Truffle Hunting in Provence

9. Truffle Hunting in Provence

Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully immerse yourself in the gourmet paradise of the Luberon.

Marseille: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

10. Marseille: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Meet your friendly guide in front of the Opera House then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Marseille. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. During the tour, get a sense of the authentic French life whilst mingling with the locals and listen to stories about the city's history and culinary culture. Tastings on offer include: • Panisses (chickpea flour chips) with aioli sauce, a Provencal specialty with Italian origins • Roasted Camembert with croutons, and pastis (anise-flavored alcohol) • Marinated octopus salad with olive oil and honey• Linguine with clams, grilled bass, shrimps with bay leaves, crab salad, lamb epigram with rosemary, Italian sausage with candied onions.• Confiserie le Roy René • Oriental sweets, including crunchy pastries served with a cup of tea

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What people are saying about Provence

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 260 reviews

Our and farm owner Johann was both knowledgeable and entertaining. He explained the process of cultivating truffles along with some great stories. Our group was small so everyone had a chance to participate. He even accommodated my mobility scooter so I could join the group on the hunt! After, the tasting was absolutely delicious and so informative. If you enjoy these kind of off-the-beaten-path experiences, this is a must-do in Provence! If truffles aren’t for you, Johann has olive trees, beehives and grape stomping! Something for everyone! Don’t miss out!

Samuel was very knowledgeable about the Nice old town. He knew everything from history till arts. He could walk us through the history of Nice from the beginning to an end. He also brought us to the market with lots of tasty and authentic street food. I love the pork knuckle very much! Anyone interested in history and good spots for photos, you just need to be with him.

our tour guide (apologies we forgot his name!) was AMAZING! He was super informative about nice history, as he was born and raised here. And also kept us laughing throughout the tour. We'll worth the money and time spent on this tour! We discovered and learned so much in such little time. Well worth it.

Great experience with Gigi in the Provence area visiting three different vineyards, all great! Each one offered something unique My boyfriend and I are big Provence rosè wine lovers, and we were super happy with our day!

It was a fantastic tour. He asked some questions during the tour to see if we searched the history of famous places in order to respond him actively. You will like his sense of humour.