Provence Le Grand Tour - Vers-pont-du-gard

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9.00 am from April to October 8.30 am from November to March
  • Departure Details :
    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

Delve deep into rural France and discover Roman heritage among the rolling vineyards on this 10.5-hour tour of Provence from Avignon. Follow your guide on a tour of Orange and marvel at the Triumphal Arch and the Roman amphitheater. Travel out through the fertile vineyards of Chteauneuf-du-Pape and sample local wines during a tasting session. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard a Roman aqueduct. Visit the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, perched high in the Alpilles mountains, and discover the Provenal villages of Gordes and Roussillon.

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Meet your guide and hop into your air-conditioned minivan at your hotel in Avignon, then head out of the city to begin your tour of Provence. With thousands of years of history and some of southern Frances finest scenery to discover, Provence holds secrets round every corner!

The first stop on your grand tour of Provence is Orange, founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC. Follow your guide on a tour through the town and discover top attractions such as the amphitheater and the Triumphal Arch widely considered among the most remarkable monuments of its kind in France. Admire friezes commemorating Julius Caesar's victories over the Gauls in 49 BC and listen as your guide brings their stories to life.

Take a scenic drive through the rolling vineyards of Chteauneuf-du-Pape and gain insight into the many grape varieties grown in the region. Afterward, head to a local vineyard with your guide and enjoy a tasting session of some of the fine wines.

After lunch at your leisure (own expense), continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard, one of the finest remaining Roman aqueducts in the world. Visit Les Baux de Provence a picturesque medieval village in the Alpilles Mountains widely considered the jewel in the crown of Provence.

Head through the Luberon region to admire the beautiful Provenal villages of Gordes and Roussillon, then travel back to your accommodation in Avignon where your tour will come to an end.

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Driver/guide

Wine-tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape

Exclusions

Gratuities

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

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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  • 30-Jan-2020

    My daughter and I had a great day on the Provence Le Grand tour. Julian was an excellent guide and our driver- he had great English and passed on lots of knowledge and history about the area. The tour is an efficient way to see a lot of the sights including picturesque villages, wine tasting and Roman landmarks without having to drive or navigate yourself. We were the only two on the tour and we’re grateful the company didn’t cancel the tour as some companies would for small numbers.

  • 13-Dec-2019

    We have a wonderful tour. Our guide was helpful and knowledgeable. Dec. in Provence could be very cold. Our guide drop us off right near the entry to every site.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Our guide Remi is great! He managed our time really well and the group managed to see all the places as per the itinerary. Well done, Remi! Thank you.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Our guide 'AD' was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, he made the tour really interesting. He shared a great deal of historical knowledge and local information which complimented the spectacular sites and ensured the full day tour didn't drag.
    Well done AD.

  • 26-Jul-2019

    it was long tour but was very nice. the tour guide was very friendly and nice. we all enjoyed the trip and seen everything that we want. also the wine was nice also.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Very nice tour, covers a lot of places that are otherwise hard to reach. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide. The planning of lunch was a bit unclear, would have been 5 stars if we could have a nice relaxed lunch instead of going back to pick up more guests during lunchtime.

  • 27-Sep-2018

    This was a great way to see the best of Provence! There's no way we would have been able to see so much on our own. It was a long day but we got to rest a bit in the van between each stop. Our tour guide Dorean was great and made the day memorable with her commentary about the history, geography and other fun tidbits about each town we passed. My only complaint was the van- there were eight adults squished into the van's two front seats and two back benches, which proved a little annoying piling in and out at each stop. We got picked up second in the morning so our original seats were fine but along the way we switched with other couples so everyone had a chance to sit with each other/ to accommodate other people's medical needs bad knees/ backs. I wouldn't have minded this expect that the van was HOT in the back, which isn't great combined with the bumpy old roads and winding paths. Eventually Dorean figured out how to turn the air down lower and we felt better. 10/10 reccommend this trip to anyone wanting to see a little bit of everything during their Provence stay.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    I enjoyed the tour - it was my first time in that part of France. This tour gave enough information to setup other activities in a region. You have to be prepared for a day long drive.
    We were in a mini van with 6 other people. I wish our driver setup certain rules at the beginning of the tour: like seating arrangements in a van: people change their seating after each stop so each gets to sit upfront for example. Other than that this tour met my expectations.

  • 30-Jun-2018

    This was good. We saw a lot, and it was nice driving around the countryside. There was about an hours stop in each place - which was enough time but not lots of time to linger if you wanted to see everything! Orange was great - we spent the time here at the Roman theatre, which was really interesting it had an audioguide. I suspect you could get a train to Orange and do that by yourself, but it was easy doing it as part of the day. We saw Gordes from afar photo stop only but had about an hour in Rousillon. Rousillon was probably my favourite stop - you can do a half hour walk up close to the ochra coloured sandstone which I thought was well worth doing. We also stopped at Les Baux, I went into the castle ruins but perhaps it would have been as nice to have sat in a cafe. Again, it was an hours stop. We drove through St Remy and stopped at the hospital Van Gogh was in. Our final stop was Pont du Gard, which was really cool. You can go into the river here, so maybe wear shorts! The vineyard stop would have been fine, if I hadn't done it on one of their tours the day before. However, the guide walked into the little town with me instead and I did a cellar tasting instead.
    Its an easy way to see a lot of the region, and I enjoyed the free time in each place. It was well organised.

  • 25-Jun-2018

    This tour was great even though unfortunately we were too late in the season for the lavender fields. The tour guide was fantastic and very thoughtful. Two people had cancelled so there were just four adults a toddler and a baby so it was a nice small group. The Pont du gard was really worth seeing as were the villages we saw. It was a long day, but well worth it. You could never see it as easy doing it on your own.

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