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  • DEPOSIT for Joie de Vivre Tour in Provence: April 16-23, 2022 private tour for
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    Bonjour!

    This private culinary and cultural tour for "Les Amis de Melodie" will be based in the charming hamlet, "Moulin de la Roque, situated between Avignon and Saint Remy in the heart of Provence and at the foot of the Alpilles ("baby Alps") mountain range. From there, we'll tour this magical, sun-drenched region, visiting nearby towns of Les Baux, Saint Remy, Arles, Avignon, Aix, Cassis, and Eygalieres. We'll view Greek and Roman ruins, tour the clinic, St. Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh lived and painted 150 works, nibble our way through Saint Remy on a walking food tour with a local French guide, learn to cook like a true Provençal with a local French chef. Of course, we'll also have plenty of time to just relax at many an outdoor cafe while sipping local wine. And we'll dine at some of the region's best restaurants, as this is a culinary tour, after all! 

    This tour will be fairly active with daily walks of about three miles and optional yoga and/or biking when time allows. 

    Book your spot on this private culinary and cultural tour for "Les Amis de Melodie" with a deposit of $500. Then pay two installments of either $1600 each (double occupancy) or $1900 each (single). Installments are due Feb. 1 and April 1, 2020.

    NOTE: Due to Covid, this 2020 tour was postponed until October 2021, then again to April 2022. 

    Or it's always an option to pay the full price: $3,700 for double or $4,300 for single. 

    Merci beaucoup! 

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  • DOUBLE/FIRST INSTALLMENT: Private Provence Tours postponed from 2021
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    This includes both Melodie's "Joie de Vivre" tour, April 23 to 30, 2022 and Cary's "Birthday Celebration Tour," Oct. 3 to 10, 2022.

    BOTH TOURS WERE POSTPONED due to Covid TO 2022. 

    Deadlines - (final deadlines for any unpaid installments.) 

    For Melodie's tour: Due Feb. 1, 2021

    For Cary's tour: Due Feb. 1, 2022 

    NOTE: These are both private tours for two different groups of friends. 

    If you'd like to book your own private tour, let us know! 

    Total trip cost: $4300 single, $3700 double occupancy

    So final install for double occupancy:

    $1600

    For single occupancy: 

    $1900

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  • SINGLE/FIRST INSTALLMENT: Provence Fall 2022 Tours (postponed from 2021)
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    DATES NEED TO BE UPDATED NOW THAT THESE TOURS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AGAIN. MEANWHILE, INQUIRE WITH MELIMELOTRAVEL@GMAIL.COM. 

     

    Due Feb. 1, 2020:

    First Installment for Provence 2021 tours.

    This includes both Cary's "Birthday Celebration Tour," Oct. 7 to 14, 2021 and Melodie's "Joie de Vivre" tour, Oct. 15 to 22, 2021. 

    NOTE: These are both private tours for two different groups of friends. 

    If you'd like to book your own private tour, let us know! 

    For single occupancy:

    $1900

    Payment may be made on this site with credit card or PayPal. Or you may send a check to: 

    Jennifer Wolcott/Meli Melo Travel, 22 Hancock St., Portland, ME 04101

    Questions? Contact Jenn at 978.460.4336 or Melimelotravel@gmail.com. 

     

     

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  • DOUBLE/SECOND INSTALLMENT: Provence 2022 Tours
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    DOUBLE/SECOND INSTALLMENT: Provence 2022 Tours

    $1,600.00

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    Second installment for double occupancy for Provence 2022 Tours -

    This includes both Melodie's "Joie de Vivre" tour, April 23 to 30, 2022 and Cary's "Birthday Celebration Tour," Oct. 3 to 10, 2022. 

    Deadlines:

    For Melodie's tour: Due Feb. 1, 2022

    For Cary's tour: Due July 1, 2022: 

    NOTE: These are both private tours for two different groups of friends. If you'd like to book your own private tour, let us know! 

    For double occupancy:

    $1600

     

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  • A Week in Provence Tour. April 2-9, 2022 - 1st and 2nd installments, double occupancy
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    This is for Sybil & Andy's group - a culinary and cultural "Joie de Vivre" tour based in Saint Remy de Provence.
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  • SINGLE/SECOND INSTALLMENT: Provence Fall 2022 Tours
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    THESE DATES WILL BE UPDATED NOW THAT THESE TOURS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL 2022. MEANWHILE, INQUIRE AT MELIMELOTRAVEL@GMAIL.COM.

     

    Due May 1, 2021: 

    Second Installment for Provence 2021 tours.

    This includes both Melodie's "Joie de Vivre" tour and Cary's "Birthday Celebration Tour." 

    NOTE: These are both private tours for two different groups of friends. If you're not part of one of these tours, and you'd like to book your own private tour for a group of 6 to 10 friends, please let us know! 

    For single occupancy:

    $1900

    Payment may be made on this site with credit card or PayPal. Or you may send a check to: 

    Jennifer Wolcott/Meli Melo Travel, 22 Hancock St., Portland, ME 04101

    Questions? Contact Jenn at 978.460.4336 or Melimelotravel@gmail.com. 

     

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  • A Week in Provence Tour, April 2-9, 2022 - 1st and 2nd installments - single occupancy
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    This is for Sybil & Andy's group who are heading to Saint Remy de Provence for a "Joie de Vivre" tour base in Saint-Remy-de-Provence!
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  • Taste Your Way Through Burgundy in 2022! (Single occupancy)
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    We are thrilled to announce that we're launching new tours in the gastronomically rich region of Burgundy. We're planning these culinary and cultural tours with relatives who live there, know the region well, and are serious foodies! 

    Our first tour, a private tour for a group of friends, will take place in September 2021. If you have a group of 6-8 friends who would like to explore Burgundy with us in the spring or fall of 2022, let us know. 

    These tours will be quite active with lots of walking, some biking, and possibly a hike. Instead of staying a hotel, we will rent a villa close to Beaune, one of the most beautiful, historic, and legendary towns, in the heart of Burgundy. 

    Guests would fly into Paris and take the fast train (TGV) to Dijon. We would pick you up in Dijon and then drive to Beaune, where we'd hunker down for the week. 

    From Beaune, we will enjoy daily excursions - some off-the-beaten-track culinary touring and also some cultural sightseeing in Dijon, Vezelay, Pommard, and more - with local guides. 

    We will also:
    Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as several outstanding local favorites. 

    Attend 1-2 cooking and/or baking classes taught by local chefs, possibly at the house 


    Explore on bike at least 1-2 days or half days, depending on interest 

    Venture onto local trails with a moderate hike of 2-3 hours

    Optional yoga 

    Shop at local farmers markets 

    Visit 2-3 local wineries to learn about the region's celebrated winemaking production 

    Enjoy plenty of downtime to explore our town or just kick back at home 


    Tour would include: 
    Accommodations for 7 nights 
    All breakfasts at the house (bread, croissants, eggs, fruit, coffee, etc. provided for serve-/cook-yourself-style breakfasts) 
    4 dinners
    4 lunches
    Wine at meals and provided at the house for downtime and l’Apero 
    Daily excursions and tours with local guides
    Transfer from Dijon train station. 
    Transportation during the week

    Tour would not include: 
    Airfare
    Train (TGV) from Paris to Dijon - guests could take train directly to Dijon, and we would pick them up there, and then drive to Beaune, about a half-hour drive. 
    3 dinners 
    3 lunches
    Any activity or snacks/drinks enjoyed separately from the group 

    Cost: $3,400 double, $3,900 single - as long as singles are available. (The house has limited single rooms, so they would be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.)

    NOTE: If the group would prefer a hotel, we will book rooms at a hotel close to or in the center of Beaune. The overall trip cost will likely be higher to reflect the price difference. 

     

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