Provence – 4 Day Pre-Cruise Package

Provence – 4 Day Pre-Cruise Package

Day 1 – July 7 – Arrival to Marseille

Welcome to Marseille.  You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking driver, who will have a sign with your name.  You will be transferred to the beautiful La Coquillade Hotel.

Nestled in the gently rolling hills of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, our Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa is a five-star gem tucked away amidst Provence’s many treasures. Spark your senses as you journey deep into the beating heart of Provence’s endless vines and fields of lavender, to a little slice of heaven on Earth: pools glistening in the sunlight, the sensual release of an award-winning spa, nectars crying out to be sampled at our Aureto vineyard, and 63 bedrooms and suites crafted with our trademark meticulous eye for detail. Tantalize your taste buds at our three restaurants and bars, and set off on an adventure with a little help from our cycling centre. Our luxury hotel in Provence elevates holidaying to an art form.

A gastronomic craving, a unique experience, a hedonic alchemy, the Luberon as a backdrop, and, between tradition and escape, elegance and relaxation, to feel the passion through an emotion, a sublime mouthful, an intimate harmony. We always have excellence in mind, from our kitchen garden to the plate, vegetables, fruit, flowers, the freshness of flavours, and creation inspired by exceptional products.

A glass palace where transparency and light reign supreme. The crystalware glints in the sunlight as you settle down to gaze out the sweeping bay windows at the Provençal hills rising up in the distance. Sunshine floods the bar as you sit back into your seat, indulging in refined, flavorful cocktails by the cosy fireplace. Enjoy delectable pastries and soak up the atmosphere of a bar crafted like a unique work of art.

A place to unwind, collect your thoughts, and practice self-care under an eternal blue sky. A moment just for you, an enchanted space outside of time to sink back into for a day, half-day, or longer, lost somewhere amidst the lavender. Deep in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, a resort and spa await in the Vaucluse, where wellness and breath-taking scenery meet. Expect the exceptional with a trip to a sumptuous spa, and enjoy peace of mind and a soothing massage in a refined, relaxing space where your well-being takes pride of place.

Included with your hotel accommodations:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast
  • $100 USD equivalent hotel credit
  • Complimentary 50 minute massage
  • Champagne welcome drink and complimentary bottle of house wine
  • Early check-in/Late check-out subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Accommodations: La Coquillade Hotel
(city tax of 2.50 Euros per night to be paid onsite)

Day 2 – July 8 – Luberon Villages and Lavender Fields

Fall under the charm of the beautiful hilltop villages of the Luberon. Enjoy a private tour from the comfort of a luxury car and
let us guide you to the most exquisite landscapes of the most beautiful region in France!

Start your tour with a ride full of lavender and poppy field views (during June and mid-July, these flowers blossom) to your first stop: Lourmarin, an ode to the authentic provencal villages. Its lively atmosphere of cafes and local shops will seduce you. No wonder Albert Camus and Winston Churchill chose this enchanting village as a place to live part of their lives.

Then, head to Domaine de Fontenille for a wine tasting and a visit to the cellars, followed by a lunch on the beautiful terrace of the Bastide of the Domaine at La Cuisine d’Amélie.

Move on to the charming village of Bonnieux, a picture-perfect Provençal village that features a 12th-century church surrounded by ancient cedars.

Later, reach the hilltop village of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy the local market on Tuesdays and the traditional calcareous, rocky houses along the winding streets that lead to an 11th-century castle at the highest part of the hill.

Next, enjoy the ride to the iconic and picture-perfect 12th-century Sénanque Abbey, which is home to an active Cistercian community. Here, the lavender aroma invades the air! Enjoy taking amazing pictures and also visit the Monastic shop for local products. Continue your tour and make a short stop at the ‘belvedere’ with an amazing view of Bonnieux village and the Vaucluse mountains.

Day 3 – July 9 – Alpilles Villages

Discover the highlights of Provence and UNESCO sites during this private tour including the Baux de Provence medieval
hilltop village, Arles Roman and medieval city, and the Saint Remy de Provence.

You will start your visit in Eygalières and its stunning landscapes. Surrounded by superb Alpilles landscapes, the village faces vast fields of olive groves, verdant valleys and vines. Discover beautiful estates with superb, tastefully restored Mas scattered throughout this picture-postcard landscape. You will discover an extremely charming village that has retained its authentic atmosphere. Then, stop in Saint Rémy de Provence, one of the most typical and lively Provençal towns that hosts many Roman sites. While strolling quietly through its narrow and winding streets, you will come across beautiful old fountains, small, shaded squares welcoming pleasant restaurant terraces, and elegant shops.

Your chauffeur will then take you to the peaceful Saint Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh stayed for one year and created around 150 paintings and sketches in one year. Next, reach Les Baux de Provence and its fortified castle, which offers a view of the Mediterranean. Stroll in the many art galleries and shops of the village and visit the rock-top fortress surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. Also enjoy Fontvieille, renowned for being the adopted village of Alphonse Daudet and home to the famous Daudet Windmill, the French author of «Lettres de mon Moulin».

Arles and its Roman heritage will be your last stop. It has some impressive monuments, of which the earliest are the Amphiteatre (from 1 AD), the Roman theatre and the Cryptoporticus (subterranean galleries). In the 11th and 12th centuries, Arles once again became one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean. Within the city walls, Saint-Trophime, with its cloister, is one of Provence’s major Romanesque monuments. Not to mention the famous Alyscamps, one of the most prestigious necropolises in the West.

Day 4 – July 10 – Transfer to Barge

Today you will transfer to your luxury barge for the next part of your journey.


  • 3-night luxury hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • $100 USD equivalent hotel credit
  • Complimentary 50-minute massage
  • Champagne Welcome and complimentary bottle of house wine
  • Complimentary wifi
  • All transfers
  • Luberon lavendar & wine tour
  • Alpilles Villages tour


Double occupancy (sharing a room) – $2969 CAD pp (approx. $2300 USD)
Single occupancy (your own room) – $3799 CAD pp (approx. $2850 USD)