Provence with Friends Tour - October 1-8, 2022 SOLD OUT!

Provence with Friends Tour - October 1-8, 2022 SOLD OUT!

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Dust off your suitcases, it's time to travel again! 

Join Keli DeRiitis and friends on this private tour of Provence October 1-8, 2022.

Our home for the week will be Chateau de la Baude, a 900-year-old Templar stronghold, restored as a luxury 8-bedroom villa in the little village of Villedieu not far from Orange.

Enjoy a week visiting charming villages and markets, indulging in delicious meals prepared by our private chef and in local restaurants, all while tasting some of the best wines in the world.

We'll get our "gourmet fix" at local markets as we sample our way through booths featuring local produce, artisan breads and pastries, and enough cured meats and cheeses to make even the most experienced gourmet swoon with pleasure.

The Rhone Villages and Chateauneuf du Pape are a must for wine tasting and our group will spend two days visiting wineries with Olivier Hickman of Wine Uncovered as our guide. Lunch with wine pairings are included on both days.

Tour Cost

$3,250 per person (Standard Room - 3 standard rooms available, double occupancy)

$3,750 per person (Grand Master Suite - no longer available)

A $500 per person deposit holds your spot.* Balance is due June 15, 2022.


Two days of wine tasting with a local expert; one in the Cotes-du-Rhone Villages AOC and one in the Chateauneuf du Pape AOC featuring wine pairing lunches.

A visit to the Pont du Gard, the ancient Roman acqueduct and Unesco World Heritage Site.
Art presentation at Carrieres de Lumieres in Baux de Provence (program yet to be announced)...master artworks are projected onto the walls of an abandoned limestone quarry accompanied by a classical music presentation.

A guided walk along the Ocher Trail, the "Sentier des Ocres" and lunch in Roussillon.

One day wil be spent touring the countryside and visiting charming villages on e-bikes.

A cooking class in our villa with Chef Giselle. 

What's Included

  • Ground transportation to and from Villedieu and Avignon train station.
  • Charming Double-occupancy Rooms with king or queen beds (all with en-suite bathrooms).
  • 6 breakfasts featuring fresh pastries from the local bakery, 4 lunches, and 6 dinners including local wines. Some evening meals will be prepared by our personal chef, some will be enjoyed at local eateries, and a few will be prepared by our group.
  • All field trips and ground transportation.
  • All cooking classes and winery tours.
Registration: Tour is limited to 14 participants 

Price does not include airfare which can be arranged through Bob Kerr at Travel House

NOTE: Trip insurance is required, this can also be purchased very reasonably from Travel House or through AAA.

Email or call Keli Sim DeRitis at 206-714-8278 for more information.

*Deposits are non-refundable unless prior arrangement is made or tour spots can be filled by the deadline for final payment.