With The JC Raulston Arboretum 

June 22 - July 3, 2017

Your garden adventure commences on the shores of Lake Como where you will stroll through stunning gardens and charming lakeside towns with breathtaking views. Our garden adventure continues as we head south toward Menton on the French Riviera. We’ll explore some of the planet’s most beautiful gardens and visit the botanical gardens of Monaco. We then make our way to Arles, one of Van Gogh’s homes in Provence, and a charming town full of great restaurants and Roman archeological treasures. It was here that Van Gogh painted his famous café scenes and lived with Paul Gaugin in the Studio of the South. The hill towns beckon, so we’ve planned excursions into the countryside to soak up the sunny ambiance and one of the famed Provençal open-air markets. We’ll end our journey in Nice on the Côte d’Azur. Join JC Raulston Arboretum and savor all that Provence, the Riviera, Monaco and Lake Como have to offer:  wine tastings, world-class art, Roman ruins, lush gardens and Provençal markets are all included.

Expedition Highlights

Stunning Lakeside Gardens & Villas of Lake Como
Principality of Monaco on the French Riviera
Colorful Provençal Markets in Menton
Van Gogh’s Asylum—St Paul Mausole in St. Remy
Wine tasting in Provence
Roman Ruins of Arles and the Pont du Gard
Cezanne’s Studio in Aix-en-Provence
Historic walks with local experts

Trip Facts

11 Days/ 10 Nights – land package
$4,450 per person in a double shared room
$995 Single Supplement (waived if a roommate match is confirmed)
June 23, 2017 begins in Varenna, Italy
July 3, 2017 ends in Nice, France

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