Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Far exceeded my expectations. Marie our charming guide was a safe driver and full of information on the various locations we visited. Sunday Antique markets L'Isle sur le Sorgue. At Musee Lavande it was very interesting to learn about planting, harvest and production and lovely products to buy. Roussillon, Gordes and Les Baux all wonderful towns to explore. I would highly recommend this day tour.
Our tour was well planned, and our driver/guide Mary, a wonderful host. She was friendly and very knowledgable about the sites of the tour as well as a good, safe driver. The tour itself was very interesting and informative, from the Lavander Museum to Les Baux to the Pont du Gard. We particularly liked the small group concept, getting to know oneanother and the comfort of the van. We would use Viator again should the occasion arise.
We joined this tour in Avignon at the tourist office which was a bit of a walk from our B and B and we were not picked up or dropped off at our hotel which was part of the ad for this trip. When we got to the van we were the 4 and 5th people going and the driver was waiting for 3 more people which would have made a total of 8 people in a small van. Fortunately, they did not show up and the van accommodated 5 people well. 8 people would have been a disaster.
Having said that, the tour and the guide were great. We loved the Ponte du Gord, walked across the bridge, saw a lot of Van Gogh's old sites and loved the villages in the hills. The weather was good, we had time for a brief lunch stop, some quick shopping in all the villages, with an emphasis on quick since the schedule is very tight to cover all the places on the tour.Having done it, I think I would have liked to have more time to visit at each stop, but not sure what I would have left out. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and we would recommend the tour provided they don't take too many people on it.
We had booked this tour, but were put on the longer Le Grand tour. It was wonderful. Our driver/guide Jessica was terrific. She was very informative, friendly and approachable. We only had two days in Avignon and could never had seen so much in one day on our own. As it was New Years Eve the day was shorter than in summer, and Jessica made sure we saw all there was to see before it got dark. It has certainly made us want to come back to visit the area in summer. All in all, a wonderful tour snd one we would recommend to everyone, especially if you are time poor like we were. The wine tasting, bridges, roman ruins and delightful villages were wonderful.
Great tour. The itinerary was full but we didn't feel we were rushed. The pace was just right. We were only 2 in the van and the guide Caroline was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions, even if it's not covered by the tour I think.. like our questions about Van Gogh's life. I didn't have any trouble with booking and coordinating with the tour operator. Viator even sent numerous email reminders before the trip. Highly recommended.
Great tour! Well worht the cost. Our guide was knowledgeable, efficient and funny! I appreciated the way she interacted with her passengers. Also, she spoke clearly and had a good ability with the English language.
The guide was a good calm and proficient driver which was much appreciated after a previous tour with a different company, whose driver almost got us into a head on collision from driving too fast!
Continue to make the above attributes your goal and your company will continue to have success.
I loved this tour! It was raining in the morning, but we still had a great time. Our tour guide was fun, upbeat and so knowledgeable! We even made an extra stop at an olive oil mill for tasting. The lavender museum as well as the beautiful towns of St Remy, Gordes, Roussillon, Les Baux and the Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, were all fascinating. It couldn't have been more perfect - just the right mixture of free time and guided tour!
We had a very good time. Wish we had more time in Roussillon and Gordes...
the day trip was fantastic. The tour guide was very nice, friendly and very informative.
it was such a great memorable day. I really recommend it.
So much of Provence was packed into this sensational tour. Our guide was full of invaluable insights as she drove us from town to town.
We were especially amazed by Pont Du Gard, and also the individual character of each town we visited.
A great way to fit in the wonders of Provence in a short time
We couldn't have asked for a better experience. It was a perfect day with ample time at the sights visited, a well informed and pleasant tour guide as well as pick up and drop off at our BandB.
Very interesting trip with a good guide in a small group. Well worthwhile
Whirlwind tour! You do and see a lot in one long day. But so worth it! If you are staying in the area for just a couple of nights, then this is the tour for you! Hits all the beautiful sights in the Region!
Excellent tour guide who also allowed some flexibility in times spent at each stop along the way. For those who don't want to rent a vehicle, it is a great way to explore some of Provence.
A great tour, Marie our guide arrived on time ,and was very knowledgeable about not only the towns we visited but the area in general. When there was an unforseen problem getting into one of the sites we were to visit she made some phone calls and found a way to get us in which was much appreciated as it was one of the things we really wanted to see.
Provence does not need much help in being jaw dropping. However, our tour guide, Mary added much to the trip. Charming, knowledgeable, in unfailing good humor and enthusiasm, she made our trip indelible. and her enthusiasm for the region was a joy. Would highly recommend this experience.
Tour quite perfect. Tour guide very good and it was great to have time in each special place visited
The tour was a highlight for us and the day was well planned. Would however have been nice to have more more time in the picturesque villages and perhaps a little less at the lavender museum or an earlier pick up. Vanessa, our guide, was great.
If you only have a day to spend in en Provence this tour would be the best way to see main attractions! Marie our guide was lovely and did her best to answer all our questions. It was an amazing and memorable trip for myself and my partner. 5 stars !:)
Our guide Mary was excellent, friendly and very knowledgeable. It was a long day and we had plenty of time at each of the stops and saw more than we had expected. Would recommend this tour.
It was a very enriching and encouraging experience in 3 areas- person, program and places
1) The guide was friendly to us and familiar with the places we visited. She was polite, patient and passionate in introducing us to the interesting sites according to the agenda. She gave us enough time to explore and not rush us
2) The program was comprehensive and we had good idea and knowledge of the Provence and the surrounding after the trip
3) The places we visited were uniquely different in historical point of view and the cultural background. There were many interesting landmarks and the coverage was wide to give a good introduction of the lives in Provence (past and present). The tour opened our eyes to the attractions of Avignon and it's surrounding. We had better understanding of the city in respect to it's surrounding
Conclusion: Worthwhile trip and good investment of time and money. On the scale of 10 I would give 9
Suggestion: Hand out of program (hard copy) to tourists before the start of the journey. i.e. pick up point
Great tour. Our guide was prompt in picking us up near our hotel (we were staying on a pedestrian only street). We had plenty of time in each of the cities visited and appreciated seeing the Pont Du Gard as the last stop. We had plenty of time to see it and there was not a crowd. We would definitely recommend taking this tour!
This tour was the highlight of our vacation,I am not sure of the spelling of our tour guides name, so if i'm wrong I apoligize. But solen was a fantastic guide, Friendly,funny and very informative.She made the day a real joy. She must really enjoy her job to do it so well.We were picked up at our hotel on time, and made a very full day of it, returning in early evening. We have been on other tours and felt overcharged for what we saw. That was not the case with Viator.I would highly recommend using there service.I am sure we will go again in the next couple of years and will look into other tours offered. Thanks for a Great experience!
Barb and Shawn A.