Explore Provence without the stress of planning on a private full-day tour of the region’s historic towns and landmarks. In addition to navigating unfamiliar routes for you, your guide offers necessary context at stops on the day’s itinerary. Highlights include walks through Saint Remy, Les Baux, and Arles, a complimentary wine tasting, and a stop at an ancient Roman aqueduct. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
Explore the breathtaking Provençal countryside on this small-group tour from Avignon. In a comfortable coach, wind through hills blanketed in grapevines and lavender, stopping at area highlights such as the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard and the Antiques of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Visit the rocky perched towns of Les Baux de Provence, Roussillon and Gordes, where you’ll enjoy splendid views, architectural tours and souvenir shopping.
Pont du Gard, extraordinary Roman aqueduct bridge of the 1st century of our era is a jewel of the humanity which nestles on the grounds of the Gard. It holds two remarkable labels: World Heritage of UNESCO and GRAND SITE OF FRANCE. The discovery of the iconic monument is done in a protected site on more than a hundred hectares of scrubland and riverside. To reveal the history of the place, several discovery areas are offered as part of the entrance site: THE MUSEUM, a large interpretation center on the history of aqueducts and Romanit, LUDO space for children, THE CINÉ with the broadcast of a documentary film and MEMORIES OF GARRIGUE, a 1.4 km course in the heart of the Mediterranean landscape, to know everything about the scrubland.
If you love fine wine experience a special private daytour visiting some of the best vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, including a family-run estate, cultivated for 600 years by descendants of Pope Urbain VIII - world class wines. The village of Châteauneuf du Pape is the heart of a region full of history. A magical place that appears on the hill rising out of a sea of vines. At the summit the ruined château built by the popes in 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. The popes planted the town's first vineyards. On arrival visit the first local vineyard and learn about what makes the wines unique before lunch. In the afternoon visit two very different vineyards - first a winemaker with a 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation & a 43ha family estate owned by five generations of wine makers. We introduce you to the iconic Châteauneuf du Pape wines established in 1880's where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence, & tasting of course.
Journey back in time to historic Provence on this half-day tour from Avignon. Visit the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard – a towering Roman aqueduct – and the rugged hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence to wander and explore key sites like St Vincent Church, Hôtel des Porcelets and the ruins of Baux’s medieval castle. Then continue to other perched villages like beautiful Gordes and Rousillion (this stop available with upgrade).
See the best of beautiful, medieval Avignon on this 3-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access to Popes’ Palace. Learn the history of this exquisite UNESCO-listed city with ancient Roman roots and celebrity as the 14th-century seat of the Papacy. Admire hilltop views of the Rhône River, breeze into Popes’ Palace to tour the ornate chambers and chapels, and enjoy a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine near the Place de l’Horloge.
Discover the beauty and heritage of Provence on a full-day tour of Les Baux de Provence and Arles from Avignon. In a small group, visit the UNESCO-listed Roman monuments of Arles—the city famously captured by Van Gogh in paintings like 'Le café de nuit.' Then head to the perched village of Les Baux de Provence for panoramic pastoral views, and conclude your tour with a wine tasting at the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard.
Discover the historic wonders of Arles and the natural landscapes of the Camargue on this half-day tour from Avignon. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh and admire the Roman ruins of Arles on a guided walking tour; look out for Camargue horses, pink flamingoes, and black bulls in the Camargue region; then visit the Camargue village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
Explore Provence of millennia past on this small-group tour from Avignon. With an expert guide, visit beautifully preserved ancient ruins and hear stories of Roman settlement and culture in southern France. Highlights of your tour include Nîmes' Roman amphitheater and Maison Carrée (Square House), the Fenestrelle Tower in Uzès, and the magnificent Pont du Gard aqueduct – UNESCO-listed site.
Grab your camera and set out to admire the startling purple landscapes of Provence in the summertime on this full-day tour from Avignon. Follow the famous Lavender Route, stopping to explore the hilltop villages of Gordes, learn more about the region’s famous lavender oil production at the Lavender Museum, and marvel at the Romanesque Senanque Abbey. Then, prepare for some spectacular views as you stroll along the Ochre Path in Roussillon and look out over the lavender fields from the Sault plateau.
Immerse yourself in the distinctive beauty of Provence with a full-day tour from Avignon! With your small group, view elegant mansions and local art in Aix-en-Provence before heading to the cliffside town of Moustiers Ste-Marie to catch breathtaking views and peruse signature ceramics. Finish with a visit to Sainte-Croix du Verdon and the limestone peaks of Verdon Gorge, where you can unwind with a lakeside stroll and a refreshing swim.
Experience Provence at its storybook best as you journey through rolling vineyards, medieval villages, and artist’s havens on this full-day tour from Avignon. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Saint-Paul-de-Mausole; explore the Provencal market town of Arles; and take in the views from hilltop Les-Baux-de-Provence. Then, step back in time with a visit to the Roman aqueduct Pont-du-Gard, before sampling fine Rhône Valley wines with a tasting at an organic winery in Tavel.
Departing from Avignon, set out to explore the charming villages and vineyards of Provence's Luberon region on a small-group tour. Stop at the mythical source of the Sorgues River, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, and savor stunning panoramic views from Gordes, a village of enchanting white-stone structures perched on the foothills of Monts of Vaucluse. Embark on a leisurely hike along the Ochre Trail before perusing the cafes and courtyards of Bonnieux and Ménerbes. Cap off your excursion with a Provençal tasting session at a family-run winery.
Discover the rich traditions and flavors of Rhône Valley wine country on a guided wine-tasting tour from Avignon. With a small group of fellow wine enthusiasts, spend a half day visiting one or two distinguished wine estates in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape territory to sample and learn about local varietals. Your excursion includes fascinating estate tours and intimate tasting sessions in a breathtaking natural setting.
Discover Provence’s lavender fields and enchanting villages with a 5-hour trip from Avignon. Travel through the countryside by comfortable coach, marveling at the bursts of color that make up the region’s Mediterranean landscape. See the ochre quarries of Roussillon, visit the hilltop town of Gordes and enjoy a refreshing walk in Fontaine de Vaucluse. The small-group format ensures a custom experience for all!
Journey back in time to Roman and medieval Provence on this half-day tour from Avignon. Visit Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to see the triumphal arch and funeral monument. Continue to the rocky hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence to explore key sites like St Vincent Church, the Hôtel des Porcelets and the ruins of Baux’s medieval castle, and finish with a stop at the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard, a towering Roman aqueduct.
Tour summary - classic old town Avignon: - See the iconic sights of Avignon, historic city best known for the impressive Palais des Papes – one of the Avignon's best known. There are many landmarks & buildings to discover across the city, elegant squares to sit & watch the world go by. As well as history Avignon has a lively, modern feel with shops, bars, restaurants. The visit is a mix of it all including the renowned market hall. Finally, Pont Saint-Bénézet one of Avignon’s most iconic sites - the bridge, much was washed away in the 17th century, is a nod to the history of the cityHighlights: Wander & discover the old town of Avignon. Visit the gardens Palais des Papes overlooking the town with guided visit of Palais des Papes. Enjoy elegant surroundings of the towns squares, historic buildings,panoramic views. Visit the Pont Saint Bénézet - the famous Pont d’Avignon. Experience the bustling vibe of a busy local indoor food market (only available on morning tours - closed from 2pm)
Discover the highlights of Provence on this private tour and maximise your time with a customisable itinerary that includes many of the most popular regional attractions. Visit Luberon towns including Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, and Roussillon; explore the Provence villages of Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy de Provence; and marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard.
See Provence’s major highlights, and tailor your itinerary to suit your interests, on this full-day, private tour. Don’t worry about logistics: meet your guide directly at your accommodation or port in the morning, and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Choose between several different itineraries: discover Avignon and the Luberon region; visit Arles and the rugged Alpilles; or venture to Marseille, Cassis, and Aix-en-Provence. As you go, learn more about the sights from your driver’s commentary.
Witness Roman relics and age-old traditions of wine and olive oil making on a full-day tour from Avignon. In Les Baux de Provence, visit a local olive mill to sample fine AOC olive oils and see how they're made, then head to an estate in the Chaîne des Alpilles for a wine-tasting session. Afterward, visit the Roman amphitheater in Nîmes, tour medieval Uzès and view the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard aqueduct.
See many of Provence’s major highlights in the space of a single day on this small-group tour from Avignon. Following pickup at your Avignon accommodation, head with your guide to some of the region's key sights: from scenic towns like Gordes and Rousillon to the Lavender Museum; from Fontaine de Vaucluse, renowned for its natural spring, to the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned minivan, and learn more about the area and its history from your guide.
Live a half-day local experience with our guide who will accompany you through country roads and landscapes to discover the history of these villages. Join us in one of our two agencies (Apt or Bonnieux) to pick up your electric bikes and meet our guide who will guide you throughout this discovery. You will appreciate the landscapes and the beauty of the Luberon thanks to roads specially selected by our guide.Born in the region, he will know how to best inform you throughout your stages. Your trip will guide you to Ménerbes, Lacoste or Bonnieux with a discovery of each of these villages.Find on your way the olive groves, vineyards or, in season lavender as far as the eye can see.In order to guarantee you an uncompromising excursion we offer high performance electric bikes. You will enjoy the best of the 2019 range from GIANT (number 1 Mondial).
Cassis pebbly beaches, calanques, limestone cliffs and driving the spectacular scenic Route des Crêtes along the clifftops to Cap Canaille. Cassis discovery - the magic begins to works its wonders when we leave Marseille climbing up over the steep hillsides & tiny roads taking us to the picturesque fishing village of Cassis. The road bends its way between vineyards & pine woods. The charm of Cassis shows itself as you explore little alleyways & squares edged with colourful fishermen's houses. Cassis marks everyone's mind as they discover the harbour for the first time, the boats & welcoming café terraces. The drive between Marseille and Cassis is a spectacular one. Following the clifftop road - Route des Crêtes to Cap Canaille, towering cliffs reach a height of 394 meters. This winding road connects La Ciotat to Cassis, offering spectacular views and an exceptional panorama over La Ciotat's bay & Ile Verte beyond. Ahead, the vast massif of the Calanques towers over the sea.
In the 14th century Avignon was the most important city in Europe: It was the seat of the Catholic church, represented in spectacular style by the Palais des Papes. This period furnished Avignon with a glorious cityscape of gothic and renaissance buildings that today are protected as a UNESCO site. You'll have free time to visit and have lunch. Then on the way back a stop at the Chateau Ste.Roseline to get a taste of the wine of the Provence and see the beautiful 12th century roman chapel.