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Beautiful lavender fields! It would have been nice to have more time at the Abbeye de Senanque and the towns (Gordes and Sault). Perhaps skipping one of the fields so we can have more time for the other sites would be better.
Lovely tour! Have seen lots of Lavender fields as we expected!
KWOK LEUNG H
The trip is wonderful as it took us to some beautiful lavender fields. The tour guide was friendly and helpful. The only thing needs to improve is the trip was a bit rush and we did not have enough time to take photo and shop!
Excellent, but I would have added Bonnieux, Menerbes, and possibly Lacoste. Also, you could do all of this on your own in a day with a car for a lower price.
I love this trip even though it was not the best season to see lavender in early June. We still had a lot to see, not just the lavender fields, but also the small towns. The trip ran according to the schedule, very good timing. The guide was friendly and knowledgable.
A great day out in the countryside. The experience of wading through lavender fields is superb. A market day in picturesque Gordes offers you the tastes and smells of Provence life.
I have used Viator several times in the past in European cities and will continue to do so, as well as recommending your services to others! However, I do have two suggestions for this particular full-day Lavender tour. One complaint is that we were picked up at our later than the advertised time, due to Festival traffic and then, had to spend nearly half an hour going to two other hotels before embarking on the tour. We lost almost an hour of time, including the dropping off process for those people at the end. I was also disappointed to not get to see the famous Abbey. Instead, we went to a small town first to shop at the market. Since the focus was the Lavender, I wasn't satisfied spending an hour doing this instead. My compliments to the driver guide was very informative and always looking for the best opportunities to take photos. She was very flexible and patient. I really appreciated being able to see the distillery, too.
Very good tour but we tried for 2 days to get hold of the company to confirm pick up point and the Tourism office in Avignon phoned them in the end to confirm. I would recommend that the 2 and a half hours in Rossouline be shortened with an hour to accommodate a visit to the Abbey in the afternoon.
Emilie, the tour guide, was excellent. We had an entire day. Most of it was spent stopping for a photo op at every lavender field she could see. Ok, snap the photo and leave. But we lingered and lingered for maybe 20 mins or longer at each field. Then when it came to our stop in Gordes, we had only 45 mins or so Rousillion was a wonderful thrill, and I'm elated we were there. However, one or two lavender fields is great. Every one of them is overkill and a waste of our time and money. The lavender museum is ok, a gold mine, money-maker. I don't want to know THAT much about lavender. Again, overkill.
bus was crowded. Most of time was driving. Was unable to get to tour on time and tour was very inflexible.
Lavender is still green, should arrange more flexible time in each site
The trip was excellent. But I booked another trip on the previous day and they cancelled it because the car batterie died and they refused to wake up the mechanic on a Saturday. He fixed it at about 2pm. If you fly over from afar, plan for a week to week around the french schedule
Lynda M. B
Through no fault of the company or our tour guide, our group was trapped in a town where a bicycle race was occurring. The police would not let any cars out for four hours. So we lost all that time. I would have liked to reschedule the tour, but the tour guide said it was impossible because the company was booked for the rest of the week. Consequently, she rushed through the tour for the next four hours. It was very uncomfortable. She drove exceedingly and frighteningly too fast through the mountains and on the roads also. We were rushed at every stop. Finally we had only one facility stop in four hours even though the passengers asked her for another stop. That was very uncomfortable also! We had all paid for the day long leisurely trip and did not get a leisurely time. Very disappointing. I was very happy to get out of that van when the trip was over.