Best Of Provence Day Trip From Marseille: Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape And Les Baux De Provence

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    8am
  • Departure Details :
    Marseille Vieux Port
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

Discover the delights of Provence on this full-day tour from Marseille, and enjoy scenic countryside, heritage and history, and fine wines! With an expert local guide, youll travel by minivan into the heart of this beautiful region. Explore Avignon, the City of Popes, on a walking tour and see the eye-catching Popes' Palace. Visit the castle ruins near the village of Chteauneuf-du-Pape and sample the area's famously well-bodied wines in a wine cellar nearby, and then spend time at leisure relaxing in pretty Les Baux de Provence village.Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour ensuring youll see the best of Provence with personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at Marseille Vieux Port and head inland by minivan, passing through picturesque Provencal countryside in the direction of Avignon just over an hour away. Known as the City of Popes, Avignon was once home to a succession of 14th- and 15th-century French popes who lavished the city with grand architectural gestures. At your leisure, see several monuments from the citys heyday, like the Pont Saint-Bnezet a striking medieval bridge and the impressive Popes Palace (Palais des Papes) which you can visit (own expense).

After a break for lunch (own expense), head to the old castle ruins near Chteauneuf-du-Pape village, in the heart of the countrys Rhne Valley. The name Chteauneuf-du-Pape also applies to the appellation (wine-making region) in which the village lies, and youll taste several of its famous wines at a local wine cellar here. See the vineyards and cellars while learning about the regions viniculture from your guide.

Continue your tour by minivan, heading toward the Chane des Alpilles mountain range. On the way, stop to admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard a well-preserved Roman aqueduct that once supplied the city of Nimes with water. The last stop of your day is Les Baux de Provence, a charming medieval village perched high on a rocky hill where youll have time to spend at leisure. Admire dramatic views over the lush Provencal countryside and amble around the cobblestone streets gazing at the city's old fortress ruins (admission to the fortress is at your own expense).

After soaking up the delights of Les Baux de Provence, meet your guide for your journey back to Marseille. Your tour finishes back at Marseille Vieux Port in the early evening.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fee to Popes' Palace
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking