57 reviews of Provence Le Grand Tour
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Reviewed by Leo, June 2012
Excellent guide, small group, highly recommended tour. Only criticism was that the wine tasting in Chateaubeuf du Pape was more of a lecture than a tasting, but some may have enjoyed that.
Reviewed by David A, September 2011
excellent full day tour...intelligent friendly guide. the issue is lunch...no advance preparation for the need to possibly grab food as we can and possibly eat in the van. very shabby
Reviewed by Eka B, May 2011
Very interesting. Love Rousillon. Adeline the guide was really nice :)
Reviewed by Pigman, Australia, November 2010
Reviewed by Ma Belen E, October 2010
Reviewed by Tricia B, Canada, May 2010
Reviewed by Randall W, Australia, June 2011
the visit to the roman sites in Orange was great, and that to the Pont du Gard was excellent, but too late in the day and with insufficent time to make use of the excelent faciities such as the audio visual show. One hill top village - the first, was excellent - and with more time we may have enjoyed its ambience. Our suggestionn is to cut the 2nd and third village out of the tour..
Reviewed by ARTURO A, October 2010
Reviewed by Margaret F, October 2010
Note from Viator: Dear Margaret,
We have sent your review to the tour operator to make sure that your concerns were heard. The Tour Operator and we at Viator are sorry that the tour did not meet your expectations. We did want to go ahead and address a few of your concerns here.
This tour always stops in Avignon between the morning and afternoon segments. The morning part of the tour focuses on the Northern area of Avignon with Orange and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The afternoon part is dedicated to southern areas, so driving through Avignon is the most sensible route. On the way, some other guests may join for the afternoon portion of the tour, but this doesn't affect the itinerary.
We are also sorry that you were not able to enjoy the Triumphal Arch in Orange. We are informed that if traffic conditions are bad the guide may make a snap decision to ensure that you have enough time at the Antique Theater (for which the entrance fee and audio-guide are included). The Antique Theater requires more time to visit, and guides would rather give you the time you need here, rather than rushing to see both monuments. This need to change the itinerary is rare, but it ensures that you do get the most for the money that you have paid.
The visit of the Pont du Gard is scheduled for the end of the tour: this is the last monument customers will see before going back to Avignon. The end of the tour is scheduled for 7:30pm. The Tour Operator tries to arrive at the Pont du Gard as early as possible, so guests can take pictures in the daylight, but in October the sun goes down around 7:30pm. The rush to get you back to Pont du Gard was in an attempt to get you to the aqueduct before nightfall rather than a desire to get the other group to their train in Avignon.
We would all like to apologize that the tour did not meet your expectations. But we do hope this information helps. Thank you for your review, and we hope the rest of your trip was excellent.
Reviewed by Melodie M, Canada, July 2010