An Exclusive Garden Journey
with the Alaska Botanical Garden
April 18-28, 2020
Join the Alaska Botanical Gardens and fellow guests for a garden lover’s in-depth exploration of the Italian Lake District, Monaco, the French Riviera and Provence. We are committed to interspersing viewing gardens with time spent walking the lovely villages of the regions we visit.
Your garden adventure commences in Varenna, Italy, on beautiful Lake Como, where you will spend two days visiting stunning gardens and their accompanying gorgeous lakeside villas. On our way to Menton, we will visit the Italianate garden at Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore. Menton is our home for three nights as we explore the garden gems on the French Riviera, including the Jardin Exotique of Monaco and Lawrence Johnston's (Hidcote Manor) Jardin Serre de la Madone.
Provence is next; via the charming university town of Aix, we make our way to Arles, one of Van Gogh's homes in Provence, our home for the next four nights. From Arles we will explore the surrounding area, visiting an outdoor market, Roman ruins still in use today and the delightful Provençal countryside. Join the Alaska Botanical Garden and savor the bounty of beauty these dazzling regions offer: spectacular gardens, delicious food and wine, colorful villages and Roman architecture.
Stunning villas & gardens of Lake Como
Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore
Val Rahmeh Botanical Gardens, Menton
Jardin Serre de la Madone, Menton
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, St Jean Cap Ferrat
Visits and tours of gardens in Provence
Colorful Provençal market
The Roman arena of Arles
Traditional dining in cafés and bistros
Italian Cooking Demonstration
11 Days/ 10 Nights
*$4,795 per person based on double occupancy, Land Package
$995 Single Supplement (waived if you are willing to share and a roommate is found)
Journey begins in Varenna on Lake Como at 6:00pm on April 18, 2020
Journey ends in Arles after breakfast on April 28
*Price is based on 24 or more guests (excluding hosts). For 19-23 guests, add $300
- Pay your final balance by check and save $100 per person
- Earthbound or ABG Travel alumni save $100 per person
- Reserve before October 1, 2019 and save $50
NOT INCLUDED: International Airline tickets, airline luggage fees, beverages with meals (other than coffee, tea and water), any meals not mentioned, room/mini-bar service, gratuities for hotel staff, travel insurance, items of a personal nature and anything not listed in the “Included in your Journey” section above.