Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path

      Aix-en-Provence, France

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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      67 reviews
      Sep 29 - Oct 9, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 25
      Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path
      Aix-en-Provence, France

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      • Email address verified
      67 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

      What’s not included

      • 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

      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

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

      Deposit: $1,250
      Triple Room Traveler

      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

      Milan Transfer
      Sold Out

      Earlier departure by shared private car from Milan hotel to the airport. 


      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
      67 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 51 years and lives in an olive grove. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


      We enjoyed our trip. The weather was less than cooperative. Rained first four days of the land portion of the trip. Our trip was land travel first , then the south bound inner passage. Highly recommended this route to relax on the final leg.
      By Clark M for Alaska Discovery on Jul 17, 2024
      We had a great time! Travel was super easy with our bus to and from the airport, check-ins at the airport and into each hotel. It was great to have days perfectly planned with a great list of activities. We really enjoyed our travel guide in San Francisco - he was so knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around. Our LA guide was OK but I think it was hard to see much of interest as LA seems so spread out. We also wanted to provide a special 'shout out' to our bus driver (Ruben w/Via) for the week. Ruben was fantastic!! Would definitely go again!
      By Robert R for Wisconsin to World Ag Expo in California on Mar 03, 2024
      It was a delightful trip! Mary Beth does a beautiful job, as usual. Every detail went smoothly and was handled first class! 'Sorry to learn that there are no other day trips planned for the future. Janann Vance
      By Janann V for Yuletide Celebration 2023 on Dec 17, 2023
      The trip was good except for the flight which is normal and the bus back from Ohara but understand this will be corrected and gift available for future trips. But I also must mention the dinner on the last night there. Dinner was a long way from hotel and the time we it took us plus and the time we returned just did not make any since, since several in our group had to get up to catch their plane home early in the morning. It would have made much more since to have this dinner the night prior and the last dinner could have been held in the hotel or a walking distance from the hotel and much earlier. This should be looked at on any of your future trips
      By Michael M for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 06, 2023
      Overall, it was a great trip! The group guide was excellent and the local guides were also very good. I learned something new every day and have amazing photos to remember this trip for years to come!
      By Maryann H for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 03, 2023
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