Provence Le Grand Tour - Avignon

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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 for Provence Le Grand Tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Wine-tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape
  • Entrance fee to the Roman Theater + the Pont du Gard

Exclusions for Provence Le Grand Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

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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  • There is a great deal packed into this tour!
    Pisa was astounding and we had enough time to wander around for the obligatory photos.
    The other stops were too rushed, there was so much to see and explore and we only had time for a cursory glance!

    Best to consider this a fact finder with a need for a

  • I would fully recommend this tour to anyone thinking about taking it. My sister and I enjoyed learning about the area from our very knowledgeable,enthusiastic,and friendly guide Nicolas. The day was spent with laughter and fun. If I had to I couldnt pick a favorite stop. Each place had its own special charm.
    This was our tour:
    10.5-hour tour of Provence from Avignon Visit the 1st-century Roman town of Orange with your guide Admire top attractions such as the Triumphal Arch and the Roman amphitheater Drive through the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region and visit the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence Sample local wines during a tasting session Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct Tour includes round-trip travel from your accommodation in Avignon.

  • Guide was knowledgeable, helpful etc. Experiences were high quality. WIne-tasting was early in morning but would be better later in day. The mini-bus was too small for 8 passengers all day long. My recommendation is - do not book this tour if the bus is going to be full.

  • This tour gave me a great feel for the Provence. It was a perfect small group and although we didn't all know each other, we had a great time together. The driver and tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and all it has to offer. It was a day I'll never forget and it enticed me to rent a car the following day to spend some more time in some of the neighboring small villages.

  • Excellent tour - a long day but not too much walking. The stops offered a variety of historical periods and geographical differences. Melanie was a great guide her English was excellent and she was very knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area. There was sufficient time at each stop for taking photos and doing a bit of shopping. There isnt much time to enjoy a restaurant meal, so take some snacks along or grab some takeout food enroute.

  • We loved this tour. Our guide drove us to so many places that we would never have known about, and places that we wanted to see but never would have found if we had tried to drive ourselves. This was our first tour. It was such a good experience that we have signed up for several more tours in Spain

  • This tour was well worth the time and expense. Our guide, Remy was both knowledgeable and delightful. Pont du Gard and the hill towns would have been hard to get to by public transportation. Even if you have a rental car, knowing the proper turnoffs would have been challenging if you are not familiar with the areas.

  • Excellent all day overview of Provence. Our guide, Anna, was very personable and knowledgeable. We saw many areas of Provence that we would have been unable to get to if not for the tour. My only complaint is that we spent too short a time at some sites and a lot of time with travel in the car. We would have liked more time at Pont du Gard and would personally have preferred to skip Les Baux, which is strictly touristic though very scenic. Would highly recommend for an overview tour though.

  • What a fabulous day! Caroline was an excellent guide and shared a lot of information with us during this busy day. There were quite a few stops and, with the exception of Pont du Gard, we had enough time to see everything. I could have used 15 more minutes at Pont du Gard, but did have time to climb to the top of the overlook for an amazing view. This was a great way to get a good feel for the variety in Provence in just one day.

  • We had a great time on this tour! As everyone else mentions, its a long day with a lot of stops, but they are all quite beautiful. Our one complaint was that we wish there was more time at Pont du Gard, which was one of the main reasons we wanted to take this tour. We would have gladly left out one or two of the small villages that we visited off of the itinerary in order to be able to go on a guided tour of Pont du Gard and/or go to the Pont du Gard museum. We did however get enough time at the amphitheater in Orange, which was great because that was quite amazing as well.

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