Tour code: 3555VP_04
Explore the breathtaking Provençal countryside on this small-group tour from Avignon. In a comfortable coach, wind through hills blanketed in grapevines and lavender, stopping at area highlights like the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard and the Antiques of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Visit the rocky perched towns of Les Baux de Provence, Roussillon and Gordes, where you’ll enjoy splendid views, architectural tours and souvenir shopping. 

Highlights

  • Small group tour to towns of Provence and the Luberon from Avignon
  • Famous Pont du Gard bridge
  • Village of Les Baux de Provence
  • Lavender museum with distillation demonstration
  • Visit the pretty villages of Roussillon and Gordes
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your expert guide on this small group tour
  • Pickup and dropoff from Avignon hotels
  • Eight-seater minivan transport

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What You Can Expect

Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

See the beautiful villages in Provence on your day tour

Your 10-hour tour of Provence begins with morning pickup from your Avignon hotel. Meet your guide and small group, then take a seat in the minivan for a scenic ride through the Provençal countryside. 

You'll stop first at the amazing Pont du Gard, constructed in the 1st century AD. Considered an ancient work of art, this UNESCO-listed construction is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. Admire the preserved three-tiered structure that spans the mighty Gardon River. Then continue south to Les Baux de Provence – a fortified medieval village carved straight from the limestone-rich earth. Take some time to explore, have lunch (own expense) and snap photos of the Luberon plains. 

Next, travel to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, to see ‘Les Antiques,’ a funeral monument and triumphal arch. Perched within view of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum where Van Gogh was institutionalized, this site became a natural subject of his. 

The final leg of your tour heads to Luberon, the setting of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence, and to the stunning hilltop villages of Gordes and Roussillon. Admire the medieval architecture and the natural wonders that surround these distinctive towns. 

On the return trip, stop at the Lavender Museum in Coustellet to learn more about the tradition and cultivation of lavender farming in Provence and discover the many versatile products that are infused with lavender flowers. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Avignon hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

tauloonh New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

we had an excellent day and saw many beautiful towns that truly reflect what Provence is. The guide/driver Phillipe Hendricks is superb. Very interesting chap that makes the long day very exciting. Highly recommended for those who wants to experience what Provence can offer.

hebigs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really enjoyed our day with Maude. She was a great guide and knew so much about the area. It was nice to leave the driving and parking! into the several villages we visited to someone else! This way we could just focus on discovering. The only downside is that there was very little time in Gordes for lunch 45 minutes is not long enough and we probably would have preferred to skip Les Baux de Provence as it is very touristic.

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a fantastic tour! Emilie was a wonderful tour guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and was so nice! All sites were awesome and I loved the village visits - Les Baux, Gordes, and Roussillon. Top rate day. I want to go back to Provence! We picked a perfect tour.

Shu L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My tour was amazing and I highly recommend this tour to everyone looking to see the French countryside. I was travelling alone and did not want to rent a car so this small tour was a perfect way to see St Remy, Les Baux, Pont du Gard, the Lavender Museum, Roussillon, and Gordes. Bring a lunch with you if you do not want to buy lunch at one of the stops. Would recommend bringing a lunch and maybe picnic for a bit at the Pont du Gard.

Susan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Sylvain gave us a wonderful taste of this fantastic area.

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide Violette was knowledgeable friendly and flexible. As we were the only guests in the afternoon she was able to make some changes to eliminate attractions we had already seen, thus increasing our overall enjoyment.

Kelly E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great pace! Great sites! Great guide(Julien). My only recommendation would be to swap the lavender museum for a wine tasting or cheese tasting. This tour was exactly what I was looking for. I only had 36 hours in Provence and with work, didn and #39;t have time to research a trip. A taste of Provence.

Nancy k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed the trip. Despite the wet weather, the sites were interesting and the guide was fabulous. She gave us the information we needed without being intrusive and gave us the freedom to explore each site ourselves. The bus was comfortable and a good size for the 8 passengers. The length of the trip was perfect.

Nina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was amazing. I met amazing people and my tour guide Melanie was extrotinary. Her smile and personality made the day.

John K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Visits to beautiful French villages were very enjoyable.

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