Luberon Villages Day Trip From Aix-en-Provence - Aix-en-provence

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Overview

Visit a medley of charming Provencal villages on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! Traveling with an expert guide, you’ll discover the most scenic villages of the Luberon region, like Isle-sur-Sorque, Gordes, Bonnieux and Lourmarin. Visit an open-air market, a 12th-century abbey and more on this must-do tour!

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views

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Meet your guide in the center of Aix-en-Provence and head out by air-conditioned minibus to discover the charming Luberon area. Peppered with tiny cliff-top villages and windswept vineyards, the gorgeous area exemplifies rural France at its finest!

First stop is the picture-perfect village of Isle-sur-Sorque to spend some time at leisure exploring and soaking up its charm. Visit its open-air market and browse its collection of antiques shops that flank its network of canals – known as Venice of Comtat Venaissin.

Continue to the nearby hilltop village of Gordes, and during the lavender blooming months (mid June to mid July) stop for photos at Senanque Abbey – a pretty 12th century abbey surrounded by lavender fields. Enjoy some free time for lunch in the village and then continue to the colorful village of Roussillon – known for its rich ochre pigments that are found in its cay soil. Explore the town at your own pace, and admire its distinctive orange-hued cliffs.

Travel to the neighboring village of Bonnieux, stopping on the way at Pont Julien – a Roman stone arch bridge that was built from limestone rocks from the nearby Luberon mountains. Visit a 12th-century church in Bonnieux, and relax in the shade of its century-old cedar trees. Follow the scenic river valley of Combe of Lourmarin from Bonnieux.

Last stop of the day is in Lourmarin – often considered the quaintest of Luberon’s villages with its narrow streets lined with Mediterranean architecture. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture of the popular Lourmarin Castle on a short photo stop in the pretty village and hear from your guide how it was the first Renaissance castle to be built in Provence.

You tour finishes in the late afternoon back at the start point in Aix-en-Provence.

Inclusions for Luberon Villages Day Trip From Aix-en-Provence

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Exclusions for Luberon Villages Day Trip From Aix-en-Provence

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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73 reviews by the users

  • Good day touring

  • A very convenient way to see several picturesque villages in a day. Gorgeous! Tour guide was very friendly and open to suggestions. Would strongly recommend!

  • This was a very interesting tour and a overall positive experience. Truth in advertising. You cover a lot of ground. Each stop was different and charming. It is a long day but worth it. While our guide was fluent in English, he accent was very heavy and at times he was hard to understand. He did not consistently use the microphone, and did not give as much narrative as I have come to expect on Viator tours--just the basics. Other guides give a running narrative in-between sites as well regarding landscape, culture, etc. I did wonder about one less village--overload by end of day. I probably would have skipped the last one and spent more time in Gordes.

  • This tour was great with so much to see. Wonderful tour, highly recommended.

  • I didn't want the hassle of renting a car to visit the villages in Luberon and public transportation was non existent. The best option was a tour albeit expensive. I liked that we had quite a lot of free time to roam around the various villages. It was quite difficult to hear Leo from the back and just as inconvenient to converse as he was driving and mentioned briefly about various villages simultaneously. It was quite different from another trip I'd taken from Dubrovnik to Montenegro where the guide faced us and gave us a lot of insights into the country as well as fascinating personal anecdotes. I would've preferred less villages and more time in each one rather than racing through so many in one day.

  • Really great tour. Great guide, very friendly. The villages are truly beautiful. The view of Gordes especially. You pack a lot in a day but is balanced with free time at villages. A definite must do.

  • Luberon is not to be missed! Instant love at first sight.

  • I cannot say enough to about this tour. We got to see so much in one day it was just amazing. The guide was so informative and the hill towns are all so very beautiful!!!!

  • Magic trip, highly recommend it! The villages are amazing and so different and fun to visit! The landscape is breathtaking.
    The trip was well organized, on time and we had a very nice guide / driver Leo.
    Two points of potential improvement:
    -increase trip duration by 1-2 hrs, which would allow more time in the villages
    -provide more information about the area and traditions of Provence. If I compare to other day trips I took recently, I did not learn much on this one

  • Remy met us and another couple for a fun and amazing tour of the Luberon Villages. He was knowledgeable and accommodating as he guided us through the markets and history of these idyllic places. This was a perfect way to see a special part of Provence in one day. Remy made it easy for us by providing good maps, instructions and enough time in each place.

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