Classic Old Town Avignon From The Romans To The Pope's - Half Day Private Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    18 Place Pie, 84000 Avignon, France
  • Return Details :
    Hôtel des Monnaies, 5 Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon, France
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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-Bnzet one of Avignons most iconic sites - the bridge, much was washed away in the 17th century, is a nod to the history of the city.
Highlights: 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 Bnzet - the famous Pont dAvignon. Experience the bustling vibe of a busy local indoor food market (only available on morning tours - closed from 2pm)

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon France
The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the churchs influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The Popes Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15,000 m2 of floor space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals).
The visitor can see over 20 rooms, scenes of historic events, in particular the popes private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon), Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon France
Emblematic site in the history of Avignon, the Saint-Benezet bridge built from the twelfth century, was several tmes destroyed by spates on the Rhne Ruiver, before being rebuilt and finally abandonned in the 17th Century, before being rebuilt and finally left the state in the seventeenth century.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Avignon Les Halles, Place Pie, Avignon France
An emblematic spot in the city of Avignon, the Halles dazzle with its faade covered in a vegetal wall and give a true up-to-date feel to the neighbourhood. Made famous by such authors as Peter Mayle and Jean Viard, it has been a meeting place for the people of the city centre for over a century. Here, all generations and types of people rub shoulders, from the all-night partier looking for a bite to eat in the early morning to the average person come to do their shopping, without forgetting the chefs from the best restaurants who buy their produce here.
Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions

  • Coffee and/or Tea - We always include a break for a coffee, tea or soft drink on all our visits - it's a nice way to relax during our visit
  • Visit to Les Halles - the covered market in Avignon
  • Admission and audio tour Palais des Papes, Avignon
  • Admission to Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes
  • Entry/Admission - Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Minimum Numbers - we reserve the right on some occasions, to combine more than one booking, but guarantee never more than two groups & never more than eight persons per tour.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Sep-2019

    Wonderful tour led by Christopher Curtis!
    Knowledgeable, respectful, caring, nice and fun!
    Just right.
    We learned a lot and had a great experience.
    Thank you!

    Alan Mulally and family