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We were very pleased with the guide and the pace of the trip.
We had a great time! Our guide made the day incredibly fun and special, and it was a great way to see the sights of Provence in a way that was relaxed yet still very organized. I would definitely reommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the sights in Provence without all the hassle of organizing it all themselves!
We had a great trip, interesting mix of things to see and do. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, having lived in Provence all her life. We would definitely recommend the trip to others.
Rudolf Peter D
We (a married couple and a female friend, all about 65), did this tour in late May 2013.
The guide, Anais? was very good. The day started slowly, we went to a winery and we spent far too long there, but that's what you get when you do a tour, they try to meet everyone's interests. This time it wasn't ours. We could have spent more time in Orange, where the amazing Roman theatre is. It is one of 3 in the world, but this one is in the best condition, and is still being used for all kinds of musical events. We did a short walking tour of Arles, which was a very important Roman city, so has an amphitheatre and lots of other Roman sites, mostly ruins. Arles was one place that Van Gogh lived, so part of the tour took us to some of the sites he had painted. I liked that. We also visited a small village Les Baux de Provence, built into cliffs, now only has 22 people living there, but over 1.5 million visitors.
This particular tour was not available however the booking group kindly found two other half day tours that incorporated everything we wanted to see. So much to see outside Avignon, a great place to visit. Highly recommend.
The tour guide was great (forgot her name). Loved the small group of 8 and the pick up at the hotel. Great sites to see - only complaint is that we did not get enough time at each spot. The tour is set up as a morning and afternoon tour. You can buy one or the other or both times. We did the whole day so we came back to Avignon to drop off the morning only people and get the afternoon only people. An afternoon couple was late and we waited half hour for them. The guide did extend the trip which was nice. Seem silly to double back to town but all in all a great day!!! Loved the Roman ruins - some of the best in Europe!!!
On the day I added the Pont Du Gard site as well. Its a must to visit, beautiful roman remains. Enjoyed the les baux village and pont du gard trip very much. Les baux is absolutely beautiful. Orange is one of the town we visited. Arles is full of roman history and Van Gogh paintings. Chateau de pape is wine tasting and big area of wine yard. Very good interesting places - for solo travelers worth to join this tour esp for the Les Baux and Pont Du Gard site as its is not easy to access via public transport.
Great tour, loved the small group. Knowledgable and friendly tour guide, great destinations.
An excellent all-day tour with a very knowledgeable and courteous driver/guide. Being in a small group of six was good. In the minibus, however, the guide's voice was inaudible at times, hence the 4-star rating. The tour included some of the best remnants of ancient Roman civilization in the area as well as other interesting historical aspects and places in this lovely part of France. Highly recommended.
The trip was very interesting and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable
We bought this tour, but were asked to take an all day one instead. No extra charge. What the man neglected to tell us is that we would not be seeing Arles. We were leaving the next morning after four days and we never got to Arles as a consequence. Be aware that the tour may change or be cancelled. Having said that, it was a good tour.
This was a very interesting experience, which covered the key historical and other areas of interest around Avignon. Our guide, Caroline, was fluent in several languages, very knowledgeable of the area and maintained our interest throughout the tour. The wine tasting was a stand out element.
Warren and Sharon, Australia
Too rushed. Not enough time in each of the places. Would rather spend a bit more time in each with less coverage... almost running all way through... But the Les Baux and Arles are very beautiful - a not-to-miss for any Van Gogh fan, not necc with this tour though.