Loved, loved, loved it!!
Well this tour started off well. The pick up was on-time. Our guide was very nice and took us to two wineries in the morning. Things were well organized and things moved along smoothly. The second half of the trip was a little less smooth. Several of the villages we visited did not have anything open this time of year, something that the guide and Viator should have been aware of. Our guide improvised and did the best that she could and I have to say she definitely gets an "A" for effort. We ended up deviating from the original tour to make things work, however had we followed the original plan I would have found this trip a bit too long. Building in a nice lunch along the way would have been a good idea. Definitely better to take in warmer climes.
Loved it. Driver was very informative. Stopped many times so we could take pictures of the beautiful countryside. Wineries we visited were friendly and we loved the rose at Tavel. Would recommend this tour to wine lovers.
It was good, and the tour guide quite helpful. I really would have preferred to have a wine tasting at several wineries in Chateauneuf du Pape, but that was not an option.
A very well designed tour, paced perfectly to allow enough time to enjoy each site and yet have an overall view of what the South of France has to offer.
This was a wonderful day with a wonderful guide (Leah). She provided lots of historical and current info on the villages we visited, most interesting. She is friendly, gracious and efficient. We would seek her out in the future for more touring.
The wine tours also were excellent. Interesting and informative.
Viator's tour was outstanding.
Nice compact tour experience. Tour guide was patient and helpful. She answered our questions on the local area and the local wine making traditions with the right level of detail for our tour group. Vehicle was comfortable and clean. The wineries we visited provided interesting and insightful descriptions of their business and traditions. Scenery was beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
Doing what: Cotes de Provence Wine Tour from Aix-en-Provence
Wine and antiquity. What a combination! We thought the tour was fantastic.
Our tour guide, Julien, was very informed about wines, and entertaining as well. Our time together was both educational and entertaining.
Excellent and knowledgeable guide! Never felt rushed and he was fully engaged with every member of the group to answer questions and make sure everyone was satisfied and enjoying themselves!
These are actually two half-day trips put together. I found that out when I was told, in the morning, that the Luberon region afternoon trip might be cancelled since, so far, I was the only passenger. I got really upset at first, for they could have told me that earlier (it was my third tour with the same company). I live in another continent and I don't have many opportunities to travel to Aix-en-Provence (also it was my last day there). But fortunately a few more people ended up booking the same tour and it was back on!
The stress of that last minute almost-cancellation is the only reason I don't give the tour five stars. Other than that, I highly recommend it. The wine- tasting sessions were great (the explanations, the wine, the scenery!), as well as the afternoon in the Luberon region!
This was a small group tour in a comfortable van. They split up a larger group at the visitor center. One group left on time. The driver/guide for our group was 45 minutes late due to traffic so we had to wait. As we met the first group at the last stop time must have been shaved off. The guide we had was knowledgeable and spoke good English. My problem with this tour ,aside from the late start ,was it tried to do too much. Barely enough time to see just the papal palace in Avignon. Just enough time for lunch in Les Baux. Sufficient time in the other places. The wine tasting visit which I thought would be just trying to sell things was not at all and very interesting.
The forum in Orange was great and the wine tasting was even better and educational.
Avignon city tour was too quick and very short.
Really enjoyed this trip. I love wine, but had little knowledge of French wine. This tour helped to educate me, and I walked away with a greater understanding. Plus, the wine was delicious and the area was beautiful. I am very glad I signed up for this.
First, awesome tour guide Lea who has a great personality and really knows the local area. She's also well travelled person herself which I think helps in a very big way because she understands the point of view us, tourists. Second, well planned itinerary. Third, excellent value for money.
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