Market & Perched Villages Of The Luberon Day Trip From Marseille - Gordes

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 11 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port, 38-40 Quai de Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore picturesque medieval villages deep in the Provenal countryside on this tour through the Luberon region from Marseille. Travel by minivan with your guide to the Luberon villages of Fontaine de Vaucluse, l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Lourmarin and Gordes (photo stop only). Wander through the bustling open-air markets of Roussillon and other places(depends of the day of the week) and perhaps browse the stalls for souvenirs. Learn how lavender the symbol of Provence is transformed into luxurious essential oils and beauty products and, from mid-June to mid-July, make a photo stop at Snanque Abbey to admire Provences beautiful lavender fields in full bloom.

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Meet your guide in the morning near Marseilles port, then hop into your air-conditioned vehicle to begin your tour through the Luberon region. With medieval villages nestled among rolling lavender fields and rugged hills, the Luberon is widely considered the most attractive corner of Provence.

Discover an open-air market each day in a different village : in Gordes on Tuesdays, in Roussillon on Thursdays , in Lourmarin on Fridays and in L'Isle sur la Sorgue on Sundays. As the markets take place in the morning only, the order of the visited sites will change accordingly.

Drive along countryside roads at the foot of Luberon, and arrival in Isle-sur-Sorgue. Free time to discover the antiques shops along the canals of the Venice of Comtat Venaissin .

Go at the source of the Sorgue river visiting Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Walk up to the cave where this impressive river emerges.

Wander in the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes which ranks among the most beautiful villages in France. A photo stop at Senanque abbey will be included between mid-June and mid-July only, during the lavender blooming season, to take pictures of the lavender fields.

Continuation toward the colourful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs.

Way back through the hilltop village of Bonnieux and the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Free time in the charming village of Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle.

Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the tour.

Please note: As the markets only take place in the morning, the order of sites and villages visited may change.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Entrance fees to monuments and museums

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking.

On certain days, a drive through Aix en Provence may be included to pick up and drop off passengers.

Not wheelchair accessible

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.

Most travelers can participate

Children under 4 years old are not allowed on tours

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Please note that the European sanitary pass or vaccination certificate is mandatory to attend our experiencesSocial distancing, wearing a mask, disinfecting minivans, bikes and equipment, hydroalcoholic gel available.We strictly apply all the sanitary measures in force

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Oct-2022

    The villages of the Luberon were just magnificent. Theft only issue we had was that the tour guide just takes you there and makes comments, but he just drops you off and you do the walking by yourself. You get drops off and picked up at a parking lot, not your hotel. We used Viator in Athens and it was better organized and more convenient.

  • 05-Oct-2022

    Amazing tour! Each village had so much character and there was a nice variety. Our guide, Sophia, was perfect! Highly recommend booking!

  • 17-Aug-2022

    I was very excited to go on this tour; however, it ended up being painfully boring and unengaging. Our guide was friendly but didn’t offer up much information on each village and its history. When we asked questions about them, they didn’t know the answers. Each town was purely free time, and the guide didn’t have any recommendations on what to see, do or eat in each one. My partner even bought the local biscuit from a well-known bakery in one of the towns and the guide had no clue what it was! Like another review on here, the guide was definitely just a chauffeur and nothing more. The tour was meant to be 11.5 hours but was only 9.5. Admittedly, everyone on the tour asked to skip the last stop (0.5 hours) because we were all so bored. However, still leaves 1.5 hours unaccounted for that the tour didn’t fulfil. I do not recommend this tour at all. It’s worth your money. Find a better (and cheaper!) tour that actually explains where you’re going and what you’re looking at.

  • 15-Aug-2022

    Excellent coverage of the region with Alex providing expert commentary. Does not come with added frills but does provide good opportunity to explore at your own pace.

  • 25-Jul-2022

    Excellent tour, fascinating, historic villages - beautiful views. Ludo was knowledgeable and interesting - the perfect guide!

  • 14-Jul-2022

    This was a great tour and the highlight of our stay in Marseille. My daughter and I enjoyed getting to know our tour guide, Florence, who was so knowledgeable and nice. Loved all the stops especially Fountain de Van Clos. Would highly recommend!

  • 11-Jul-2022

    Our tour guide Florance was very good. The Sunday market at Lille de Sorgue was great. Lots of delicious local products.

  • 05-Jul-2022

    A really awesome full day tour (bring water and a hat!) that explores 4 beautiful and unique villages. Jeff was a great driver and was very accommodating and flexible with customizing the tour a bit according to what different people wanted. We had a blast, would definitely recommend!

  • 04-Jul-2022

    Lillie was amazing! we had a wonderful time! There was just enough time in each village to get an overall taste of each place. Throughout the drive we saw endless fields of lavenders and sunflowers

  • 01-Jul-2022

    It was lovely to see the different villages and we had been so looking forward to the trip. However what was advertised as an 11.5 hour trip was cut by two and a half hours and thus every stop was very, very rushed including only 30 minutes for lunch with a push to order, get the check immediately and hurry. Instead of enjoying time in each village,, it turned into a rushed day. Additionally, the guide tried to take out one of the stops saying it was too far away and there was nothing to see there, although when we pushed to include it and arrived, it was lovely (though rushed). The guide was also very late so we missed the market on market day in one village. It was very nice to see the different areas and we appreciated the commentary but the experience was not as advertised due to the very shortened time and rushed nature. If expectations had been set differently, it might have been ok so we could have determined if this was our choice for the day.

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