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Trip Report: Provence Untour Reviews & Guest Tips

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July 1, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

Provence is a special place, and theΒ Provence Untour has remained one of our most popular UnTours since its inception in the early 1990s. If you love good food and wine, warm people, natural beauty, small town charms, and deep history, it is easy to understand the appeal.

Our local host, Anne, takes an active interest in her guests. Along with the usual orientation she offers for the region, she is able to help set up specific activities and classes for guests who are interested. She also becomes a friend to those who visit.

The Provence Untour is a special program, but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what other guests are saying about their experience in Provence, along with some tips about the region.

Provence Untour reviews

The Hermann apartments were perfectly located. Stunning sights in all parts of Provence were just a short drive away. The pool was a lovely refreshment at the end of a packed touring day and the quiet, charming countryside was a real oasis. Provence itself was truly unique: Roman ruins layered on Medieval sites, layered on Impressionist history, with abbeys and lavender fields around every turn. I’ve been to many wonderful places. Provence was on my “do again” list even before the trip was over. Loved it! – R. Avery

Provence Untour reviews

This was my 4th trip with UnTours. It has always been a wonderful experience. Everyone who helped us so much with planning the trip, getting us train tickets and reservations at the two hotels we stayed at, were nothing more than excellent. I will certainly travel with UnTours again and have been telling all my friends that this is the way to go. – G. Box

The experience was a perfect combination of “doing our own thing” and yet having support and help when needed. Both our UnTours on-site person, Anne, and our landlady greatly enhanced our experience by being so helpful, friendly, and upbeat! – L. Sexton

Too many places, not enough time, but we felt we had the chance to interact with the local residents and experience their way of life to a small degree. We enjoyed visiting markets and enjoying in season strawberries and the roadside poppies. The Roman ruins and villages and monasteries were wonderful. The Pont du Gard and the iPad tour of the Papal Palace were 2 highlights of our experience. – B. Anderson

Provence Untour reviews

Definitely felt like we were “living like a local”, taking advantage of local markets, shops and touring around the countryside. Because of the rail strikes in France, we didn’t get into any larger cities. We did not feel comfortable driving a lot and searching for parking in order to do so. But not a problem! We spent our time on back roads and in smaller villages and had a wonderful relaxing vacation. – N. Wood

We had three day-long events that were arranged by Anne that were very special. 1. A cooking class with Cornelia that included shopping at Carpentras market. Cornelia could not have been more generous of her time. 2. We had a winery tour with Anne that included a special visit to the winery where Cornelia’s boyfriend sells his grapes. We were treated like royalty. 3. Anne helped arrange a day of birding in the Camargue with Frederic, a professional bird guide from St. Remy. Frederic was a delight, and any serious bird watcher would be pleased with his abilities. – K. Moore

UnTours does a great job at finding excellent places to stay in the area you are going to. The orientation dinner the next day is always excellent and the UnTours representative is always very knowledgeable, helpful and nice. Clearly everyone in the States and abroad enjoy working for UnTours. I have recommended their site to many of my friends and family. – W. McEntee

Check it out for yourself! Try a Provence Untour and let us know all about your experience!