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LOVED THE WHOLE DAY. TOUR GUIDE VERY GOOD AND WENT TO ALL THE PLACES WE NEEDED TO SEE. COUCH AND DRIVER VERY GOOD.
An excellent tour including all the centres of interest that we had pre-identified. The tour guide allowed appropriate time at each stop and was very cheerful and helpful - even included a visit to Senanque Abbey on request.
Our experience on this trip was fantastic…from booking all the way to the end of the trip…Everything was easy, fun and stress-free. Our driver and guide was wonderful: friendly, helpful, and great company in showing us around Avignon. He even helped us get some great spots for photos with less frequented tourists. Overall, the trip was wonderful and would recommend it to anyone interested in visiting the area. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Viola! Lavendin was blooming only at this time, but the vibrant fields of purple were just as gorgeous. (lavendin is a hybrid of fine lavender) the museum at the end was a nice touch and the shopping in the village Sault was excellent. Tip: buy lavender goods at the market with cash -- they're just as excellent quality but without the high prices at the museum shop! visited many lovely villages which were also scenic, making it not just a day full of lavender, but Provence in general.
Beautiful! Loved all the stops on the way as well. Appreciated the independence we were also given at each site. Perhaps could have been a bit shorter, however obviously the amount of time spent on the tour was necessary for transit purposes. Overall a great experience and highly recommended!
First of all, the guide we had was absolutely terrific, very patient and explained us in an interesting way about all the places we've been. The trip itself was amazing, with some stunning Lavender fields, and very nice villages and views along the way. I enjoyed it very much! It's definitely a 'must do' trip when you come for a vacation in Provence.
A busy day, but such beautiful places were visited. The guide knew where to find lavender fields that were in full bloom and not crowded by large bus loads of tourists. The villages selected for a visit were extremely well chosen, rich in history and exciting to roam the streets. Good value for money.
Terrific tour and professional and warm-hearted guide! Thank you very much!
Fantastic tour. The lavender flowers in some fields were not in full bloom when we did the tour (end of June 2012) so the colours were not so vibrant. However, our guide (Ann) took us to other fields where the flowers were blooming more. The lavender museum and the lavender distillery farm were also interesting to visit. A different tour from the rest, however, very special and enjoyable.
Another very very good experience at Provence, tailored especially for anyone who is interested in lavander, its products, cultivation etc. All the stops that were made in several lavaner fields and the museum where good organized and the time was adequate. Maybe we could have an additional 10 minutes time at Senanque Abbey, but this does not take away the general feeling which was very positive.
Our guide, Virginie, was wonderful, and we loved the tour. She took us to the lavender museum, lavender fields, a local lavender farm where they were in the process of making lavender oil, as well as a number of small towns. She was entertaining, and informative, and we would book another tour with her anytime.
Over all, it was very nice to see lots of lavender field. I chose Tuesday because I wanted to see the artisan market at Gordes but we only had 40 mins to look around the town, which was too short. We didn't have time to have our lunch either. We had our short lunch at 3pm. I think it would have been better if we visited fewer places(since they were all very similar) and had enough time to have lunch and look around one town. Anyway, I think I went there at the best time in the year, so I liked it a lot.
The guide was very nice and friendly. The places we went were amazing! An enjoyable trip.
We had a fantastic day. The driver-guide was very informative and accommodating. I had been waiting to see tge lavender fields for years as I love the South of France and Provence. It was everything I had envisaged and much MUCH MORE! Many thanks for a wonderful trip.
The guide is professional, and the trip is really worth it for value.
We had an amazing time and our guide was wonderful! I would recommend this trip to anyone traveling to France and looking to make the experience extra special.
Our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and flexible. We thoroughly enjoyed him and the tour.
Great scenery, great guide. A chance to see a Provence village, take great photos, enjoy a market stop all in one day. Comfortable van and accommodating service in Avignon.
Sorry for delay in review. Great tour great day. Francoise (sp?) was lovely and did a good job - felt sorry for her having to try talk over 2 very rude constantly talking guests in the front seat which meant it was difficult for the others of us to hear Francoise talking. Felt the day was just a little bit rushed, however there was a lot to fit in and we had to keep on the move. Pick-up was exactly on time and the vehicle was perfect for our sized group. No complaints (except for rudeness and lateness of several of the other travellers which is outside Viator's control!!)
I wanted to give this tour 5 stars, and it was very good, the guide Melani went out of her way to ensure we visited some great lavender fields. However, for me personally there was a very big disappointment, that we didn't visit the Senanque Abbey, as per the iconic picture on the website, and as per the itinerary. I had actually been spurred on to book the holiday to Provence, at the early part of July, and take this tour, in order that I would be able to see this specific, beautiful vista. When I booked via the website, the tour info was very specific about the dates that they would visit the Senanque Abbey, 15th June to 15th July only so I booked within that period. When I got on the tour and specifically asked when we would be going to Senanque Abbey, the guide told me that the lavender had been pulled up this year in front of the Abbey, so, if I insisted on going she would take us, but that actually there was nothing to see in the way of lavender there! I had to agree that there was no point, and no on else wanted to go under those circumstances either. I felt that knowing this was the case, the local tour company should not have used this iconic picture on the Viator website, and it should not have been in the itinerary that it was to be visited. Very misleading and for me personally very disappointing. But you cannot take away from the beauty of the lavender, and the sunflowers. That was worth seeing.
Very nice views. Time free at all points. In Senanque I think it could be have a litle more time free.
Robin was super friendly and informative. He told us stories and background of the towns. We definitely enjoyed our day out with him. One suggestion for improvement...As it was our first time in those towns (Roussillon and Gordes) that we got dropped off, it's probably worth the extra 15 mins to show us around before free time.