Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path

Aix-en-Provence, France

58 reviews
Sep 29 - Oct 9, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path
Aix-en-Provence, France

58 reviews

Sep 29 - Oct 9, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

THE SOUTH of France, like Tuscany, is noted for its Mediterranean lifestyle and unique light drawing artists like Gaugin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Chagall. Now we go off the beaten path to explore picturesque villages and seaside towns. Meals feature a unique Provençal cuisine, olive oil, and wine. Then finally, east to Milan, the Italian city of design in fashion and Ferraris. 


• Beaune • Provence • Côte d'Azur • French Riviera • La Garde-Adhemar • Aix-en-Provence •  Maubec-en-Luberon cooking class • Cadenet • Arles • Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer • Camargue • Cassis • Cannes • Saint-Paul-de-Vence • Italian Riviera • Milan • Nonstop flights both ways

Land with Euros in your pocket!

Each person paying his balance due (by May 29, 2023) with an e-check (or paper check) gets a €50 Euro note as a nice perk!


*All prices are per person, based on occupancy, and to be advised double, single, or triple; ask if you want us to watch for a roommate. Click here for a Printable Flier.

• The deposit is $1250/person. Balance is due by May 29, 2023. We limit the group size to 31 people.

• Document required for US Citizens is a Passport valid through 1/9/24 with three blank pages; no visa or shots at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. 

Insurance coverage included in the package price is the Travel Guard Vacations & Cruise Plan; for coverage details, please see covering cancellation charges; other terms at, which are incorporated by reference. • If the group size is 25 or fewer, a small group surcharge of $90 applies. Price and details are subject to change. Acct#230929s 6JAN23 16:29

Accommodations (9) nights

Beaune (1) Hotel Le Cep

Aix-en-Provence (4) Grand Hotel Roi Rene

Cannes (2) Canopy by Hilton

Milan (2) Hotel Cavour

Book online securely 24/7

Choose the Green Select button* (upper right) or call Bill Owen at 217-619-0202.

*Or the Available Packages buttons at the bottom of this webpage. If the room type is full, call us, as we may be able to get more.

Discounts, for example: frequent flier

If you provide your own air ticket,* when booking the tour, apply the discount code NO-AIR and receive an $1100 discount. If you do not want the included travel insurance, apply the discount code NO-INSUR and receive a $388 discount. Or if you want neither the group air ticket nor the travel insurance,  apply the discount code NO-AIR-NOR-INSUR $1425 discount.

*To fly on the same United Airlines flights, ensure that you book the same as the group's: UA987 29SEP ORDCDG 625P 930A+1, UA415 9OCTMXPORD 310P 600P. If you fly into Paris on a different flight, the risk that your flight might be delayed until after the group's does; we recommend that you depart on September 28, arriving on September 29, and book an airport hotel at de Gaulle for one night.

What’s included

  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation from Central Illinois
  • Round trip flight
    non-stop from Chicago O'Hare
  • Baggage handling
    at hotels
  • Round trip
    transportation from airport to hotel
  • Touring by luxury coach
    tour manager, sightseeing & admissions
  • Headsets
    throughout the tour
  • Tips for
    the tour manager, driver, guides and included meals
  • Travel insurance include
    from AIG Vacations & Cruise Plan & Global Assistance
  • 13 Meals
    9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 3 Dinners
  • $415.48
    current total taxes, surcharges & fees, subject to change
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Led by
    Larry & Alaina Kanfer
  • Tax/fuel surcharges
    in effect if any
  • Optional tour and meals
    not noted in itinerary
  • Baggage fees
    no fees currently apply to international flights

Available Packages

Twin or Double Room Traveler
Sold Out

Most rooms have two twin beds. If you prefer a double bed instead, note that in the Occupancy question, and we will request it. Double beds cannot be confirmed. Price is per person based on two sharing the room. 

If you are booking separately from your roommate, please choose this.

Single Room Traveler
Sold Out

This is a room with one single bed for one person. 

Deposit: $1,250
Triple Room Traveler
Available until July 2, 2023only 1 left

This is a room for three people utilizing 1 double bed and 1 single bed. A third rollaway bed can be requested. The number of triple rooms is limited, so they usually must be booked early. The price is per person based on three sharing the room.

Deposit: $1,250

Available options


Day 1, 9/29/23 Friday
Champaign-Chicago O'Hare-Overnight flight

Larry and Alaina welcome you aboard our private motor coach to Chicago O'Hare. We board our nonstop flight to Paris.

Photo: travel both ways on a non-stop United Airlines 787 Dreamliner

Your Organizer

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
58 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 50 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 17 years. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Mary Beth 217 840-8724; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


We had a great time on this trip, from the experience to the quality of the accommodations and the overall experience was beyond our expectations! Mary Beth did a great job with planning each day as to not overwhelm us in experiences but also show use quality & historical sites. The bus was very comfortable and our driver was five stars. I would definitely do another trip with Stevie J Travel and would recommend everyone go to see the P. Allen Smith Gardens!
By Amanda S for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on May 03, 2023
Great & varied locations. Excellent organizing & attention to needs of participants by Mary Beth. Good balance of travel time, relax/free time & site visits.
By Dawn S for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on May 02, 2023
A delightful trip with our wonderful guide Mary Beth Kurasek. Beautiful scenery as well as beautiful artwork. Comfortable accommodations and delicious meals were provided. This was one of my favorite trips.
By Debra E for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on Apr 26, 2023
By Robert R for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on Apr 26, 2023
we enjoyed very much the day trip to yuletide celebration! mary beth did a wonderful job with everything! we are looking forward to trip to ARKANSAS also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Robert R for Yuletide Celebration 2022 on Dec 16, 2022
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