Tours and Tickets

Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour provided by Smartour Riviera

Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour

Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour
3.5
Book in advance
from
$74.95
per adult
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46974P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus, full options
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Driver’s meal and toll fees
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • pick up in Nice hotel for free , let us know witch hotel in Nice do you stay . if you stay outside Nice we can pick you up at the train station tourism office of Nice
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Baby chair: 10 €
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is casual and comfortable
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus, full options
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Driver’s meal and toll fees
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • pick up in Nice hotel for free , let us know witch hotel in Nice do you stay . if you stay outside Nice we can pick you up at the train station tourism office of Nice
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Baby chair: 10 €
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is casual and comfortable
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Office de Tourisme de Saint-Paul de Vence
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Musee Fragonard
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Tourrettes-sur-Loup - Village Medieval
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
2 reviews
Excellent
1
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
0

GradingMachine
Oak Park, CA451 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
My wife and I have come up with a number of titles for a Trip Advisor review of today’s tour. The brochure promised “Flavors & Tastes of Provence.” Well, we had an adventure but not the one we’d envisioned. The titles we settled on are “Smartour = Not So Smart” or “Six-hour Taxi Ride” or “Smiley and her tour from hell.”
The tour was supposed to start at 1:00 and last five hours. To the company’s credit, someone did call us to apprise us of a late arrival (1:30) due to traffic. Ok. We waited patiently. When our tour guide (Smiley) arrived at 1:45, we discovered that we needed to drop off two visitors, a mother and daughter, from the morning tour. That took one hour as the two were outside Nice, and then we had to backtrack through Nice simply to begin OUR tour. When we arrived at the first of four designated stops, Saint-Paul de Vence, Smiley dropped us off for 40 minutes and went to pick up someone. What? After almost two hours in the van, we both had to go to the bathroom, so our first visit was to the tourist office to locate a toilet. Then we had time to share an ice cream cone and take a few pictures. Saddened that we didn’t have time to enjoy a meal or to explore this charming city, we returned to the designated pick-up spot at 4:00. Smiley was a few minutes late. We were joined in our van by two other travelers, a lovely South Korean couple, who had been dropped off in Saint-Paul de Vence when Smiley had returned to Nice to pick us up, return the mother and daughter to their hotel, and whatever else she might have done. The woman complained that they’d had FOUR hours in Saint-Paul de Vence. She and her husband had too much time while we didn’t have enough. She asked Smiley to help her call and cancel a dinner reservation at 7:30 as they wouldn’t get home in time. As it was late and had started to rain, I told Smiley that we were ok to return early but that we’d need to have a discounted rate if we couldn’t visit the four destinations advertised in the tour. The designated route for the tour was supposed to be Saint-Paul de Vence to Tourettes-Sur-Loup to Gourdon to Grasse. After calling her manager, Smiley announced that we could visit all destinations. We proceeded in silence; the rain was torrential at this point.
Smiley shuffled the schedule (to Grasse next!) to catch the perfume factory before it closed. Helene (our tour guide at the factory) was good. She gave us a 20-minute tour, but we weren’t so interested in perfume; we were more interested in seeing historic architectural treasures.
When we got to Gourdon, Smiley gave us 30 minutes. My wife and I along with our fellow travelers disembarked from the van, armed with umbrellas. It felt apocalyptic with the dark sky and the rain pelting us at every step. It was very cold, and when our umbrella turned inside out, my wife screamed. This was not the last time that four-letter words flew. Two crystal stores were open; nothing else. We couldn’t get any food or drink; after we snapped a few pictures, all four of us returned to the van early.
We proceeded to Tourettes-Sur-Loup. Smiley asked if we’d like time to get out and look around. We asked if anything would be open. NO. We snapped a few pictures and agreed to return to Nice.
We arrived home two hours late. We had spent the majority of our time in the van—not out visiting. We don’t blame Smiley. Aside from the inclement weather and traffic, we blame Smiley’s manager who tried to combine half-day tours with full-day tours with some airport transports thrown in. Whose dumb idea was that? It didn’t work for us, and we’ll tell anyone we know to avoid Smartours because—based on our experience—they’re pretty dumb.
Written July 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bonsoir Mr Simmons , merci pour votre commentaire, malheureusement 2 paragraphes pour nous parler de la météo ... que voulez vous que je vous vous dises ?? il pleut 60 jours par an à Nice et c est sur vous que c est tombé ... pas de chance !!! encore estimez vous heureux contrairement à beaucoup de société nous fournissons les parapluies lol 😂 avec une autre compagnie c était la douche assurée , en meme temps nous ne sommes ni responsables de la météo ni de la circulation comme vous le précisez dans votre roman lol 😂 😆 je suis contente malgres tout que Smiley vous ai plu et dois vous preciser contrairement a ce que vous dites , il n y a pas d ordre précis dans le programme mais la guide organise le timing et la chronologie en fonction des événements des fois Grasse et en premier des fois en dernier , je suis désolé que les parfums ne vous ai pas enthousiasmé mais vous pouviez visiter la ville sous la pluie ☔️ 🌧 puisque la place puisque cette visite n est pas obligatoire de là à nous traiter de stupide il n y a qu un pas que vous avez franchi 😔😔.... sachez que nous sommes tous l imbécile d un autre qui j en suis sure ne manquera pas de vous le rappeler .... 😏 nous organisons des tours toute l année , vous êtes tombé sur une journée difficile comme il en arrive si peu , la preuve en est : nos bons commentaires sur TripAdvisor vous ont incité a venir nous voir ... honnêtement vu votre agressivité je m en serais bien passée 😑😑 je suis vraiment navrée de voir que cette fois ci n a pas été à la hauteur de vos espérances j espère néanmoins que cela n a pas gâché le reste de votre séjour a Nice Cordialement Amandine
Written August 3, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Smartour Riviera
ibiyol
ibiyol
00
St Tropez, Grasse and Gourdon with Smart tours
Excellent tour company. Efficient, professional and knowledgeable. Our tour guide FX was the best ever. He was acco
olumide o
olumide o
00
Smartour Rocks !!! Perfect vacation
Smooth and courteous service all around from Airport pickup to private tours. We visited Gourdon, St. Paul de Vence
marybl62
marybl62
00
Fantastic! Smartour was amazing!
We had a wonderful trip with the help of Smartour. We did 3 tours with them while in the South of France and all w
G5229KCsherric
G5229KCsherric
00
Best day in France!
This was amazing! My family for four (2 teenage boys) did this and it was one of our most favourite days in France
Marybeth L
Marybeth L
00
Fantastic Tours! Highly Recommend!
Just did 3 private tours with Smart Tours and they were wonderful!! They were so helpful and responsive in helping
Griffiths-Barlow93
Griffiths-Barlow93
00
Perfect French Wine Tasting, Really Close to Nice
Beautiful Château and vineyard. Tour guide was excellent, really engaging and knowledgeable. The wines were all lov
gilleslD8922SN
gilleslD8922SN
00
Outstanding
We took a six person tour under the guidance of FX (Francisco Xavier). The nine hour tour was fabulous. FX shared h
bhellrood
bhellrood
00
Private tour
My wife and I requested a a private tour from Nice to the Rhone Military cemetery and back. We also visited the lan
Samsonite911
Samsonite911
00
Horrible not worth the visit
We arrived to this wine tour having great expectations. Unfortunately, it all evaporated within 5 minutes. First, t
karenshoare
karenshoare
00
Superb
Reliable, professional, punctual, friendly and efficient service. We have moved home 3 times in France and would no
luxurytraveller_8
luxurytraveller_8
00
The best tour of Cote Dazur by Inspiring Cote Dazur tour guide Sandra
Inspiring Cote Dazur private tours which is run by Sandra Ottaviani is the best private tour experience I have ever
MarcDan36
MarcDan36
00
Good service lacking commentary
The driver was pleasant and on time. The transportation was modern a comfortable. We did however expect on a guide
hurribar
hurribar
00
nice giude
Did this on a 2 day notice, booked thru TripAdvisor. Our guide Remy was excellent. We had fun, saw all the coast in
GoPlaces266599
GoPlaces266599
00
Excellent and friendly service
The service provided was excellent, beginning with working with office staff in setting up our program and the deli
Steven R
Steven R
00
Review of tour to West Coast and Countryside shared & Giided tour
The tour was very nice, however it was not as advertised, Our first stop was Eze and Perfume factory, then Monaco,
Frequently Asked Questions about Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour


Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour price starts from $75.01. Discover and book Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor

Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor

Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour is hosted by Smartour Riviera. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Smartour Riviera on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Flavors and Tastes of Provence - Shared and Guided Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor