LES BAUX, GORDES & ROUSSILLON TOUR WITH OPTIONAL CHEESE TASTING : 9 Hour Tour
Includes: Private transportation and English speaking tour guide, cheese and wine tasting, parking and tolls.
Note: Order of visits may be modified due to a lack of availability at certain hours of the day. Many variations on this tour are available upon request. Inquire for more information.
Enjoy a private shore excursion from Marseille with your private English speaking tour guide to some of the most beautiful places in Provence. This delightful Provence shore excursion is a treat for the senses. Your private guided tour begins with a trip to Les Baux de Provence, famous for its medieval hilltop castle and village carved right out of the cliff face. Cars are banned from the steep, winding streets, so you will have a brisk walk up the hill to the sights.
NOTE: A change to this itinerary can be made to include a goat-breeding farm visit. If interested your guided tour of the Provence countryside will include to a goat-breeding farm, where you will sample several creamy goat cheeses. The “Banon” is the king of Provençal cheeses. Wrapped in chestnut leaves, this goat cheese has the AOC label (Appellation of Controlled Origin) as well as the “Dieulefit” or the “Tomme d’Arles.” As you tour the facility, your guide will explain the curing process, which follows different methods and produces various flavors depending on the region.
After lunch, your tour will continue to Gordes, a beautiful medieval village with stone houses perched on the hillside, and Roussillon, known for rich ochre deposits that paint the landscape various shades of reddish-orange. This area is right on the Lavender Trail, transformed with fragrant purple blossoms in July and August. Your private guided tour will finish with a wine toast in a famous “Côtes du Luberon” winery.