Olbrich Home Holiday Express

Regional & International Tours

Each year, Olbrich invites Botanical Society members and the public to travel to places close to home and far away. Try new foods, and shop at some of the best stores and plant nurseries.



Gardens of ProvenceGardens of Provence

Gardens of ProvenceGardens of ProvenceMay 30 - June 9, 2016

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016

Join Olbrich Botanical Gardens and visit the stunningly gorgeous gardens of Southern France! Travel from Nice to Menton, Monaco, Eze, and Aix-en-Provence while marveling at the immaculate and awe-inspiring gardens and vistas of the area. This is the trip of a lifetime and a must do for all nature lovers!

Gardens of ProvenceGardens Include

  • CLOS DU PEYRONNET - a garden created by three generations of the Waterfield family in Menton, the City of Gardens.
  • SERRE DE LA MADONE - restored to its former glory and serves as an international center for lovers of rare plants and monuments.
  • LA CITRONNERAIE - the Lemon Garden dating from the 16th century.
  • EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD GARDENS AND VILLA - nine magnificent themed gardens decorated with patios, waterfalls, ornamental ponds, and rare species of trees.
  • LE JARDIN EXOTIQUE - known for its high vantage point, offering sweeping views of Monaco and the Italian Riviera, and 6,000 varieties of succulents and cacti.
  • LE JARDIN D’EZE - In the midst of several hundred species of exotic flora, the visit is an invitation to discover plants as well as and art.
  • JARDIN DE LA VILLA FORT - created by the British writer Lady Fortescue famous for her best seller, “Perfume from Provence”.
  • JARDIN DE SENTEURS - experience the various aromatics and vegetables.
  • LA BASTIDE DE MOUSTIERS - stroll through five distinct vegetable gardens, taking in the beautiful scenery while walking through the Garden of the Simple.
  • VAL JOANIS WINERY AND GARDEN - visit the winery, gardens, and enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting.

Gardens of ProvenceTour Inclusions

  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago
  • Round-trip airport transfers in Nice, France and Marseilles, France
  • 8 nights, four-star accommodations - Hotel Ellington in Nice / Les Terres de Saint Hilaire in Ollières
  • 11 meals - (taxes and gratuities included)
  • Visits to Clos du Peyronnet, Serra de La Madone, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Monaco, La Bastide de Moustiers, Van Joanis Winery, and much more!
  • Market and cooking experience
  • Professional tour director and driver

More Information (PDF)

Price Per Person

Tour price: $5,399 (based on double occupancy, $250 discount on cash payments)

Single Supplement: $300

Deposit: $400 per person upon registration

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016

Make your reservation today call:

Burkhalter Travel

6501 Mineral Point Road

Madison, WI 53705

608-833-6968 ext. 250





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