With only one free day available on our Paris trip, this tour is worth the time and cost if you want to see a bit of Provence. Up early and nearly 6 hours going and coming on the comfortable, high-speed train, but you get to see quite a bit in a short time in Avignon and the surrounding area. We were very pleased.
The trip was fantastic. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Sufficient time were provided to explore the various attractions on our own. It was really value for money.
It was a wonderfull experiencia. Everything World on time and as expected. Two magnificente guides join us and who was with us form Avignon is a very gol done
Caroline and Francis were stellar tour guides, making the most of every moment of the day. We saw so much of Provence that could not have been possible otherwise, and the train ride from Paris was fast and pleasant. One of the best features of this tour was the friendly human contact reassuring us every step of the way. We were greeted at Place des Pyramides at the very start of the day, accompanied to Gare de Lyon by a kind guide, and we were greeted in Avignon by another representative from Viator who led us to our guides for the rest of the day. Effortless and anxiety-free, the reassuring presence of qualified, capable guides took the potential stress out of a phenomenal experience. Caroline and Francis were friendly, funny, articulate, and extremely informative in their explanations of all we saw and did. We highly recommend this trip!
This was an excellent tour. The guide, Julian, did a great job of explaining the sites. There was plenty of time to spend at each location visited.
Evangelos P Canada
Excellent!!! What an experience!!! Highly recommended. The guide in Avignon (Adeline) was amazing!!
Delightful day, with transportation to and from the train station both ways. Avignon Palace gorgeous-this is a self guided tour. So are the other stops but they are delightful to explore on one's own. Recommended.
Fantastic trip. The transfer to the TGV was flawless, the train ride was fun. We were greeted by 2 very nice guides who took us on our trip to Avignon, St. Remy and Le Beau. Perfect trip, much more that i had expceted. The Van Gough hospital is not to be missed if you are an art fan. This is the second tour through Viator that we have loved.
Sunshine P United States of ...
Absolutely recommended if you want a day to get just a taste of the South of France. From Paris, to the train station, to Avignon, the guides were knowledgeable and helpful. We would have liked to spent more of the sites the walled city of Avignon, Les Baux de Provence and Pont du Gard but we expected to be on a tight schedule since it was only a day. But even just the experience of riding the high speed TGV was also a highlight for us - less than a three hour ride to such beautiful sites. Only means we will visit again for a longer trip because there is just so much to see an experience.
This was an interesting tour however I was disappointed that I did not see any lavender fields. The brochure and description/photos of the tour gave you the impression that you would.
This year the lavender fields were harvested early so I do understand that. However, my understanding is that they really didn't have many, if any, lavender fields in the areas that this tour covers. This was a little disappointing but it was still great to see Avignon, the Popes Palace, the Pont du Gard, etc.
ideally one would be able to spend a few days in provence and explore Avignon, however you have a limited amount of time this is a good introduction to the region. There was nearly 2 hours between the meeting time at the tourist office and the train departure. if at all possible there might better use of the time if they could book an earlier train so that there were be more time to explore in Avignon.
Well to begin with the tour company could have asked us to meet at a later time instead of 6.30am, as the train only left at 8.50 am. We were at train station by 7am! We were left mostly on our own at each site to do things at our own pace.
We were very upset because your local Paris guide made us come in at 6:30 am when our train did not leave till 8:45. We had to sit and wait when our hotel was so close. Also we did not have enough time on our own to explore or shop and I was disappointing that we did not get to see more small towns
There were too many destinations on a one day tour allowing very minimal time to explore at any one location at length. Most of the time spent was in transit (train/car). There was no tours through the locations when the group arrived simply a taxi service. Expected more for the cost.