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Arles, Les Baux de Provence and Chateauneuf du Pape Small Group Day Trip

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Avignon, France
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10 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Small group tour of Les Baux de Provence and Arles from Avignon
  • See where Vincent van Gogh got inspiration for a few of his masterpieces
  • Wine tasting at Chateauneuf-du-Pape cellar
  • Walking tour of Arles' Roman and medieval buildings
  • Free time for lunch and exploration in Arles
Your full-day tour of picturesque Provence begins at a centrally located meeting point. Hop in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the scenic ride to nearby Arles, a stunning riverside town known to many as the landscape for Van Gogh’s famous paintings 'La maison jaune,' 'Le café de nuit,' and 'Le jardin de l'hotel Dieu.' Explore the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins and on Saturday morning, enjoy a stroll through the market.

Climb back in the minivan and continue south to Les Baux de Provence—a fortified medieval village carved straight from the limestone-rich earth. Meander through narrow stone streets to view the many original 16th-century houses, the labyrinthine ruins of the Château de Baux and other main attractions such as the Museum of Santons and St Vincent Church. Then, enjoy the audiovisual show in the Carrieres de Lumieres (Quarry of Light): reproductions of famous paintings are displayed on the walls of the quarry while music is on. The show is closed in January and February, more time will be allowed in the village of Les Baux during this period.

Continue on to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and stop at Saint-Paul de Mausole to see some sites painted by Van Gogh (entrance fee not included).

Next, travel south through rolling vineyards to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a lovely village in the Rhône Valley surrounded by prestigious wine estates. Stop in one of the wineries to taste fine wine and tour the wine cellars, then pop into the estate shop to purchase some wine and souvenirs to take home. 

Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in Avignon.

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Visit to Orange was skipped!
Theo201803
, Aug 2019
Our guide Giam was a nice person. However, the tour company changed their itinerary without any notice. When I booked this tour, I was supposed to visit Orange too, but this part of tour was left out. That was very disappointing. If the company informed me of this change, I definitely cancelled it and had taken other tour.
Exploring Provence
Resort34170229892
, Jan 2019
Our driver/guide, Julian was an excellent driver and very informative throughout the tour providing us with a wealth of knowledge about the history and culture of the region. He had a pleasant manner and ensured that we had ample opportunities to visit all sights. This was a very pleasant, enjoyable and informative tour.
The places visited were great but...
Martha B
, Jun 2018
The places visited were great but the guide was extremely rude. We got more information from brochures and signage than from the guide. Unfortunately, we were assigned this guide for 2 tours and were stuck with her for 2 days. She was equally rude and discourteous on the other day.
Love the day trip. Packed with...
Alicia Y
, Mar 2018
Love the day trip. Packed with information about the places, sights and sound. And was totally amazed by Carrieres de Lumieres. It was a marvellous experience and best to see it for yourselves instead of reading it in a review. A well spent day.
Even though it rained heavily this...
Tracey G
, Jan 2018
Even though it rained heavily this tour still worked out. The guide was knowledgeable and interested in his clients. His commentary as a result reflected the client's interest. Less time Orange and more in Arles would be better. The wine tasting was good. Learnt a lot about French wines. Thanks Remy for a good day!
My mom and I needed a break from...
Clara C
, Dec 2017
My mom and I needed a break from driving ourselves around France and this was a great day tour to take the stress off and let someone do the guiding! We had a very happy, relaxed day!
The trip covered alot of ground...
Steven P
, Oct 2017
The trip covered alot of ground, which was great. But, our group was a half hour late and I felt like we could've covered the same sites by ourselves. The group was not cohesive, that could've made a difference, but you never really know the demographic of the rest of the group until the day of. The light show at the quarry was not of interest to us and it seemed as if the rest of the group was in agreement. But, nevertheless we had a scheduled 45 minute stop there. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The personalities in the group were a lot to manage and he did the best job he could. All in all, because we had a rental car on the trip, we would most likely opt to do these trips on our own if we were to do it all over again.
Wonderful tour! Our guide, Remi, was...
dawnsharafi
, Jul 2017
Wonderful tour! Our guide, Remi, was so sweet and funny, and made the trip delightful for everyone. Our tour guide really made the trip special. His knowledge of the area was very apparent and very appreciated. Was considerate of our needs, and different desires on the trip. Very worthwhile.
This was a great tour. Melanie...
KEVIN O
, May 2017
This was a great tour. Melanie picked us up in Avignon at the appointed time. The van was spacious. Melanie was very conversant in English and extremely knowledgeable about all of the areas that were toured. Melanie made for a very wonderful experience and we came away from the tour with a much greater knowledge of southern France.
We appreciate the professionalism...
Irini N
, Jul 2016
We appreciate the professionalism and friendliness of our tour guide and the half day trip was fun and memorable!

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