May 3 - 10, 2022

Group size limited to 12 participants - waitlisted

Trip Leader - Philippe Apchin | Assistant Leader - Deirdre Butler

Welcome to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the heart of the Alpilles Regional Park. Experience the hospitality of this charming little town, birthplace of Nostradamus, with its many café terraces and restaurants and enjoy the authentic French Provençal way of life. Our walking tour leads us from the exquisite hills of the Alpilles with the best Artisan & Crafts market in Provence, to the rugged beauty of the Luberon’s hilltop villages and the papal city of Avignon. We will also visit the UNESCO World Heritage Roman city of Arles, the wetlands of the Camargue with their unique wildlife and the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence.

While designed for the moderately active hiker, with walking distances between 5 – 8 miles and elevation gains up to 1200 feet, this trip can also accommodate non-walkers able to explore on their own.

What’s Included:

  • Lodging in boutique hotel (double-occupancy with en suite bath).

  • All on-trip land transportation.

  • All continental breakfasts, all dinners.

  • Entrance fees in Avignon (Palace and Bridge), St Paul de Mausole, Arles (Pass Liberté), Camargue nature reserve, archeological site of Glanum and Les Baux-de-Provence (Light Quarry and Castle).

  • Local vineyard visit and award winning wine tasting.

  • All hikes.

  • Gratuities for local service providers.

  • 4 pre - trip bulletins prior to departure with more detailed and specific information to help you prepare for your adventure.

What’s not included:

  • International airfare and in-country travel, pre- and post- trip.

  • All lunches.

  • Tips for trip leaders are at your discretion.

  • Other expenses including Covid-19 tests, quarantine and medical evacuations.

We recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Trip Date May 3 - 10, 2022 | 8 day trip

Group size limited to 12 participants - waitlisted

Price and Deposit: $3,685 per person | Deposit: $921

Remainder to be paid by February 2, 2022

SPECIAL! Extend your vacation in Europe and join us on our follow-on trip, Explore Biarritz and the Basque Country, May 10 - 18 and secure a $300 discount** on the combined two trips. Relax in style and comfort on the included first-class train journey across France from St Remy to Biarritz and enjoy the passing French countryside, towns and villages.

** Note - may not be combined with other trip discounts.

Price is based on double occupancy of rooms. Same gender roommate will be assigned to participants traveling solo. Single supplements are limited. Your non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation. Either pay on line (credit/ debit cards accepted) using our secure PayPal payment system or write a check, payable to “Big Round World”, and mail it to: PO Box 1337, Lyons, CO 80540.

How to Sign Up

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form

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