Villages In Provence Small Group Day Trip - Roussillon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    From April 1st to October 31st from 9.00 am to 2.30 pm. , , From November 1st 2018 to March 31st 2019 from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm.
  • Departure Details :
    Office de Tourisme d'Avignon, 41 Cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Venture through Provences landscapes and picturesque villages on this half-day tour from Avignon. Admire the unique red ochre cliffs of Roussillon, spend time in the postcard-worthy Luberon village of Gordes and enjoy a refreshing walk in Fontaine de Vaucluse along the river Sorgues up to the resurgence. The river has kept its secrets and many speleologists are searched in vain the exact depth of the well.
Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience of Provence.

Highlights

Venture through Provences lavender fields and picturesque villages on this half-day tour from Avignon. Admire the unique red ochre cliffs of Roussillon, spend time in the postcard-worthy Luberon village of Gordes and enjoy a fragrant tour of the Lavender Museum in Coustellet. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, and visit during the summer months to see the lavender fields in bloom!


Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience of Provence.

Know More about this tour

Youll be picked up from your Avignon hotel and taken by 8-passenger minivan through the beautiful landscapes of Luberon region, known for its hilltop villages.

Visit the village of Roussillon in the broad valley between the Vaucluse Mountains and the Petit Luberon region. Known for its unusual natural landscape, Roussillon is full of stunning red and yellow ochre cliffs. Learn about the villages mining history during your tour, and on Thursdays, visit the local market in town.

Head next to Gordes, a perched drystone village in the Luberon thats often considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. On your visit here, you'll see why this stony citadel seduced famous artists like Pablo Picasso and Peter Mayle, the British writer who wrote A Year in Provence. If you visit on Tuesday, youll have also time to browse the village market.

Your last stop is Fontaine de Vaucluse, a typical provenal village built at the spring of the Sorgues river.

Then, relax on the drive back to Avignon.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Parcours de L'Art

Entry/Admission - Vieille Ville de Gordes

Entry/Admission - La Fontaine de Vaucluse

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Oct-2019

    This was great way to see visit tow of the Luberon hilltop villages and see the source of the Sorgue River. Our guide was very helpful and informative.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our tour to Roussillion, Gordes and Vauclause with Amar was wonderful.
    He was a great guide and explained things very well.
    Well worth the trip.

  • 04-Aug-2017

    Really enjoyed this tour. It lasted about 5 hours, and comprised of a visit to the lavender museum which is filled with various stills and other distillation equipment. A short movie gives you an overview of the lavender industry. Following that, we drove to Roussillon, where we were free to walk around for about an hour, and then over to Gourdes, with similar freedom to meander. Both of these villages are charming and beautiful. Our host, Doreen was very knowledgeable, and gave us good insights on Avignon and the villages as she drove us around in her air-conditioned van. If you do not have the time to do each of these places for a day on your own, this is a very good tour to take.

  • 10-Oct-2016

    Tour guide excellent. Enjoyed the tour good variety of visits, unfortunately too late in season to see the lavender fields. Would recommend.

  • 14-Aug-2016

    This half day trip was booked for friday 22nd July 2016 my 54th birthday, and my first full day in the Provence countryside.
    My wife and I had paid 102 for this ½ day and we were met by driver Marc as arranged at our hotel we shared this excursion with a couple from Quebec in Canada who like us had eager expectations of seeing some Lavender fields.
    Driver Marc who coincidentally shared his birthday with me took us first to the Lavander Museum
    in Cousetellet where he made arrangements for our small group to have a leisurely look there at the end of the trip. Little did we realise that the only Lavender we would get to photograph would be the displays in the fields right by the museum. It seemed that even by 22nd July the vast majority had been harvested and it was apparently not worth our while to drive to either Sault or the Abbey of Senanque.
    Marc did a great job of highlighting the very pretty villages of Gordes and Roussillon, though it was slightly disappointing that there wasnt enough time to do the Ochre Sentier or footpath. In addition, we drove straight past a lavender field just outside Roussillon, and also enjoyed a fleeting glimpse of the sunflower fields sadly there was nowhere to stop for pictures.
    We did thoroughly enjoy the bright vivid colours of Roussillon, but having paid 102 and expected to see fields of lavender our memories will always be tinged with disappointment discounts should be offered or the trip should be marketed differently once lavender has been harvested.

  • 29-Jun-2016

    I would like to have seen more lavender and had less time in the villages. I think I speak for our group when I say I was disappointed not to be able to spend time in the lavender fields - we had literally five minutes!

  • 10-Sep-2015

    The whole exercise was to visit the lavender fields. I think if the lavender field were already harvested you should have informed us so we could decide if we still wanted the tour. Was very disappointed.

  • 08-Sep-2015

    Great!

  • 25-Aug-2015

    Tour was very good. Carole was an excellent guide with very good English and knowledge of local area. Roussillon and Gordes were unbelievably beautiful however it would have been better to have had more time in these villages - especially Gordes as the market was on - and not have visited the museum. Unfortunately there was also no lavender in bloom. It would be great if there was more up to date information about the lavender before booking tours that specify the opportunity to see lavender - saying this, the towns/villages were so beautiful the lavender would have only been a bonus!

  • 17-Aug-2015

    Nice trip, we had been given enough time to visit places. It was more of villages trip as in August, there are no lavender fields to see. Moreover, tour guide was very nice and cheerful. good value of money.

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