Discover one charming Provencal village after another on this 9-hour day trip from Aix-en-Provence. Cliff-top settlements, sprawling vineyards, antique shops and a 12th-century abbey surrounded by lavender fields are just some of the postcard-perfect sights you will encounter. Traveling by air-conditioned luxury minibus, visit the Luberon towns of Lourmarin, Isle-sur-Sorgue, Roussillon and Gordes. Snap memorable photos as an informative guide shares engaging commentary along the way.
Full-day tour of Provence’s Luberon region
Explore an open-air market in Isle-sur-Sorque and stroll along its scenic canals
Stop for photos outside Senanque Abbey in the hilltop village of Gordes
Enjoy a photo stop at Lourmarin Castle and admire its Renaissance architecture
This was a fantastic way to see 5 different areas all in one day. The pictures shown here are no where close to how beautiful they are in person. We were on a van with 6 total people so it made it very intimate. Our guide Julian spoke perfect English and was an excellent guide. I would recommend this trip to anyone who has a free day. One negative was that we thought we were going to get to take pictures in the lavender fields, however it was only a 5 minute photo stop to take photos from afar behind a security fence. There is a photo stop for the Gordes from afar and this view alone was worth the price of the trip.
This is a fantastic tour that allows you to experience the essence of Provence we all know about. We visited several villages in the Luberon and felt we got an great taste of what Provence had to offer. Our guide Guillaume was accommodating, informative and professional - I would highly recommend him.
a beautiful summer day out exploring the picturesque Luberon villages back in early july. highly recommended, to discover the local open markets in the charming rural part of southern France. my most fav village if all is Roussillon, so much character in its colourful hues from yellow to orange terra cotta stones. wish there was more time to completely soak up the stunning views and ambience!
Wonderful trip to outlying villages of Provence. The only way we could have visited these charming villages would have been with a car rental. Thomas was fun and informative. Only disappointment was not having more time within each town! And the extra time spent driving to Marseilles to drop off a couple within our group. All in all, would certainly recommend!
This tour presented a good range of different, and in some cases spectacular, villages and we had a very good guide. We are not big shoppers nor do we have long lunches, so for us there was too much time at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Gordes. However, if you like markets then you will love L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. We actually thought that it was an extremely beautiful village that was ruined by all the market stalls! And the final stop at Lourmarin again allowed too much time to wander through more markets. However, we were pleased that we did the tour.
A very pleasant day sampling the beauty of the countryside and the astounding charm of the villages. Our guide, Remy, was knowldgeable and informative without being overwhelming. A perfect way to cover a lot of ground and still be freah at the end. Also, going in November means that the villages were quiet and there were no crowds even though the weather was perfect for touring.
This was a very interesting tour and a overall positive experience. Truth in advertising. You cover a lot of ground. Each stop was different and charming. It is a long day but worth it. While our guide was fluent in English, he accent was very heavy and at times he was hard to understand. He did not consistently use the microphone, and did not give as much narrative as I have come to expect on Viator tours--just the basics. Other guides give a running narrative in-between sites as well regarding landscape, culture, etc. I did wonder about one less village--overload by end of day. I probably would have skipped the last one and spent more time in Gordes.
I didn't want the hassle of renting a car to visit the villages in Luberon and public transportation was non existent. The best option was a tour albeit expensive. I liked that we had quite a lot of free time to roam around the various villages. It was quite difficult to hear Leo from the back and just as inconvenient to converse as he was driving and mentioned briefly about various villages simultaneously. It was quite different from another trip I'd taken from Dubrovnik to Montenegro where the guide faced us and gave us a lot of insights into the country as well as fascinating personal anecdotes. I would've preferred less villages and more time in each one rather than racing through so many in one day.