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This is a great tour of a truly beautiful part of France. We saw much of the local scenery, even more than the destinations promised. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered every question we threw at him - antiquities, local customs, culture, agricultural practices, history, architecture, local politics, and even cooking with truffles! This is the best way to see and learn about the region shy of actually living there. Highly recommended.
The scenery was fantastic. The mini-bus arrived on time at our hotel and although there was only the four of us we received the full tour. The young woman driver was a very competent driver and also gave us an excellent commentary. We had ample time at each stop to sightsee and browse. All of us, three adults and an eleven year old boy, thoroughly enjoyed the whole afternoon.
Recommended! Really glad we included the Rousillon option. The guide was friendly, van was spacious and clean. I wish I knew b4 going: the tour guide gives a quick summary about the destination and drops u off at the destination for 30-40 mins to wander on your own and 30-40 mins can be a little rushed
This tour was great! Our guide, Aurelie, was fantastic. She had great English and was very friendly and open to questions. The trip took us to some fantastic locations that I don't think you would necessarily see on your own and allowed us to have a good look at the countryside whilst travelling. I think this tour would be even better in Lavender/sunflower time (August I think?) as we did pass some fields that would have been spectacular if out in bloom. All in all, this tour was a great day out and I would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks again to Aurelie for doing such a wonderful job.
The size of the group was perfect, the guide lovely. The Pont du Gard was particularly great to see but we covered a lot Ian half day.
Our driver/guide was fabulous, we saw a fair bit of the Provence region that we wouldn't have otherwise seen had we not done the tour or hired a car. I would recommend the tour to others, however think it's over priced.
Beautiful scenaries, but not enough time in each sightseeing spot, 45min max each. Suggested to allow more time for each spot.
Small group tour with good tour guide with three stops that are adequate in length.
Very nice trip, just a little short to cover so many places, but i really enjoyed it.
The tour guide is very knowledgeable. The hillside villages are very beautiful.
Maria Ester G
We had a very kind car driver and tour conductor. We were given a lot of time to stay in the places on our own, but no explanation was given in advance. The site was introduced during the trip, and once in the place you have time to do what you want.
Provence has a beauty and richness in history that is hard to match. The Pont du Gard and the villages we saw (Les Baux, Roussillon, and Gordes) were representative of this area and a joy to see. Our afternoon tour allowed us to see a part of France that we otherwise would not have because we did not rent a car. This tour, however, could have been better. For example:
• Ann (our tour guide) should have told us much more about the area than she did. She depended on our questions and really did not have anything planned to say.
• The minivan should have a speaker system so that everyone can hear. The only person that could hear Ann clearly was the passenger in the front. If that is not possible, then everyone should have a headset and audioguide.
• The air conditioning in the van was marginal. The people in the third row were very, very hot. So were we in the second row. This really needs to change!
Ann was friendly and knowledgeable and made a great effort for us to enjoy the tour, but it could have been so much better.
I liked our tour guide very much; however I felt the time allowed in Rousillon, Gardes, and Les Baux was way too short. Personally, I would have preferred the option of passing more time in fewer locations-for instance, a full day tour with 2 hours in each village and skipping the Pont du Gard.
thank you very much. Lindsay I
Since we weren't traveling by car this tour gave us a way to visit sites out in the countryside that we wouldn't have been able to otherwise. For that alone it was worth it. We would have liked more time at Les Baux (time to tour the castle and the town) and less at Gordes. Taking pictures from a distance at Gordes was enough. The time at Pont du Gard was fine. Our guide was pleasant although I think we expected more "guiding" through the towns.
Our tour guide and driver, Marc, was very knowledgeable, and the villages of Rousillion and Gordes were truly amazing. Unfortunately, I felt that there was not enough time to spend in each location that we visited, and we barely had enough time to snap a few pictures, buy a coffee and use the restrooms before we had to move on to the next site. If the tour includes Roussillion, an extra hour or hour and a half would have been perfect!