9-day ‘Proe Provence’ Tour With Marita Van Der Vyver 08 Sep – 16 Sep 2019

Day1.

SUN 08 Sep: JOHANNESBURG – ISTANBUL
Check in at O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg at 16h00
After passport control we meet in the ‘Premier Class’ lounge at 16h20
Depart Johannesburg on TK 39 18h20

Day 2.

MON 09 Sep ISTANBUL – MARSEILLE – AVIGNON
Arrive Istanbul airport at 05h00
Depart from Istanbul on TK1365 at 08h25
Arrive in Marseille at 10h50
Met and transferred to Avigon hotel to freshen up
Arrive in Avignon at about 12h30
Lunch in Avignon (own arrangements) before afternoon visit to winelands

AVIGNON – CHATEAUNEUF DE PAPE
Chateauneuf wine domains, some of the most famous vineyards in the world! We
will visit the cellars and production domains where you will sample wines before
returning to your hotel .
Overnight: Cloître Saint-Louis 4* (Dinner included)
20 rue du Portail Boquier
84000 Avignon
Tel : +33 (0)4 90 80 98 01

Day 3

TUE 10 Sep: AVIGNON – DAY EXCURSION TO NIMES – UZES
After a short sightseeing stop at the Chateau Valcombe for wine tasting we continue to
Nimes to have lunch with our South African hostess at L’Esclafidou restaurant.
Dinner – own arrangements
Overnight: Cloître Saint-Louis 4* (BB)

Day 4

WED 11 Sep: AVIGNON – EXCURSION TO SAINT REMY DE PROVENCE – ARLES
Today we visit the market in Saint Remy, then Les Baux de Provence for wine and olive
oil tasting.
Lunch own arrangements.
Dinner – own arrangements
Overnight: Cloître Saint-Louis 4* (BB)

Day 5

THU 12 Sep AVIGNON – LUBERON VALLEY & BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES: MENERBES – GORDES
Today we travel to the Luberon Mountains and enjoy the typical Provencal
landscape of rolling hills with beautiful valleys and villages where we also find some
superb estates owned by famous celebrities. We pass the town of Roussillon and its
surprising ocre quarries and visit the lovely Abbaye de Sénanque. We have a lunch
stop in Ménerbes at the house of the Truffles for a wine and olive oil tasting.
Continue to the perched village of Gordes, where the medieval houses are grouped
around the massive castle. Here you will experience the Provencal ambiance at its
best. After a guided tour, you will have a little time for shopping.
Overnight: Hotel Le Mas de Guilles HB. Dinner included
Route de Vaugines
84160 Lourmarin
Tel: +33 (0) 4 90 68 3055 / Fax: +33 (0) 4 90 68 3741

Day 6

FRI 13 Sep: LOURMARIN – FORCALQUIER ‘UNIVERSITY OF SCENTS AND FLAVOURS’
Today we have an excursion to Forcalquier to do the Aperitif course – followed by
lunch. We then proceed to Banon for goat cheese tasting then return via Rustrel and
Roussillon.
Overnight: Lourmarin – Hotel Le Mas de Guilles HB. Dinner included

Day 7

SAT 14 Sep: LOURMARIN – AIX EN PROVENCE – GRASSE – NICE
Morning tour of Aix-en-Provence & lunch stop
Drive to Grasse – VISIT GRASSE – perfume factory
Lunch – own arrangements.
Dinner: JAN restaurant – including drinks
Overnight Nice: La Malmaison Hotel 4*(BB)
48, boulevard Victor Hugo – 06000 NICE
Tel : +33 (0)4 93 87 62 56

Day 8

SUN 15 Sep NICE – ISTANBUL
After breakfast a short guided walking tour of Nice
Lunch own arrangements, rest of afternoon at leisure
Airport transfer from hotel at 15h30
Check in at Nice airport at 16h00
Depart Nice to Istanbul on TK1816 at 18h20
Arrive Istanbul at 22h25
Transfer to connecting flight to Johannesburg ***
*** Clients can break-away in Istanbul (1 free night’s accommodation)

Day 09

Mon 16 Sep ISTANBUL – JOHANNESBURG
Depart Istanbul on TK42 at 01h35
Arrive Johannesburg at 10h35
(Connections to other destinations.)

END OF RUFARO ARRANGEMENTS

COST & PAYMENT: 9 DAY TOUR: 09 SEP – 17 SEP

PER PERSON sharing: R50,500 per person**
SINGLE: R 56,600 per room**
** Final cost subject to rate of exchange (R.O.E) at the time of final balance received.
Deposit: R15,000 – immediately with booking
Balance not later than 30 Junie 2019

Cost includes:

– Return airfare in economy class from Johannesburg to Marseille and back from Nice
– Accommodation in 4* hotels
– Breakfast buffet daily and 4 dinners and 3 lunches as per itinerary (including drinks)
– Transport in luxury coach for all transfers
– English speaking tourguide
– All tours, sightseeing an entrance fees and tasting as per itinerary
– Marita as hostess

Not included:

– Schengen visa (€60) / Turkish Visa – if needed (Free)
– Travel Insurance
– Tips for driver and guide (€ 35 pp)
– Meals not included in itinerary
– Items of a personal nature
– Connecting domestic flights

For more information contact : res@rufaro.co.za