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

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Combine fine wines with spectacular Provencal scenery on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! After visiting two wineries in the Côtes de Provence St-Victoire winemaking region and sampling their exquisite wines, spend the afternoon in the Luberon region – exploring the villages of Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Roussillon and Gordes with your expert guide!

Highlights

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

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Leave Aix-en-Provence in the morning, and travel east by minivan to the foothills of St-Victoire Mountain, a stunning peak that rises some 3,317 feet (1,011 meters), dominating the Provencal landscape. A popular winemaking region, the softly sloping hills are home to countless vineyards that thrive with the temperate climate and fertile soils. In turn, this produces some of Provence’s best wines – full bodied with abundant minerality.

Visit two of the renowned Côtes de Provence St-Victoire wineries, and sample glasses of their prized reds and rosés during wine-tasting sessions with your guide. Learn about the region, the different wines and their subtle complexities that afford their winning flavors.

Return to Aix-en-Provence for lunch (own expense), and then meet your guide at the pre-arranged time for your afternoon in the Luberon region. Embodying picturesque rural France at its finest, the area is peppered with hilltop hamlets and villages – and you’ll see the best of them!

First stop is Lourmarin for a photo stop against the backdrop of Lourmarin Castle – Provence’s first Renaissance castle. Continue by minivan along the scenic river valley of Combe of Lourmarin, and then arrive in the neighboring village of Bonnieux. Spend time at leisure here, perhaps visiting its 12th-century church or relaxing in the shade of its century-old cedar trees.

Travel through more swathes of soft-hued countryside, passing a Roman arched bridge called Pont Julien, and then take a stroll through the village of Roussillon – known for its orange clay cliffs that are tinged from the soil’s rich ochre pigments.

Before returning to Aix, visit Gordes, a cliff-top village, to soak up its dramatic view. Head back to Aix and finish your tour at the start point in the early evening.

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

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • 2 wine tastings

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

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • 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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  • I had an absolutely amazing time on this trip!!!! Florence was my tour guide and she was wonderful. We experienced 2 wineries, the red mountains of Roussillon, the shops and sites of Lourmarin and Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages of France. This trip is a must for anyone visiting the Provence region. 5 stars!!!

  • Absolutely brilliant. Perfect size of group, only 5 people in the morning for the vineyard tours and wine tasting and then 7 in the afternoon for the luberon villages. Our tour guide Remy was excellent, very friendly and knowledgable and really enthusiastic!

  • The trip was good. Many aspects were interesting. Matt, our tour guide, was warm and inviting, and always willing to answer questions. The afternoon part of the trip was somewhat strange. We stopped in Aix for a 20-minute lunch brake, which was rushed. We were then taken to three villages in the Lubéron. In each village, we were given 1-1.5 hours to explore the town. It would have made so much more sense to have a more relaxed lunch in one of these villages. The main activity in these towns was to walk around and shop. More time was allotted to each one than necessary. They were fairly touristy, despite being old and quaint. Different scheduling would have allowed us to see more, eat a leisurely lunch, and shop less if we didn't want to....

  • Absolutely outstanding! We visited two wineries with guided tastings at each. We toured several of the local villages/towns. Greg was very attuned to the needs and desires of our group. He pointed out highlights and key sights for each town and was patient as we explored. My daughter and I would definately go on this tour again. This was our second tour with Greg as a guide - he was very insightful and openly shared information and local cultural insights. He is also a very good camera man. He helped us capture some great pics and took several of us together.

  • Enjoyed the day. The Luberon village tour made for a fantastic experience. Loved all three villages, especially Gordes, because it's so unique. It was fun to see the wineries, grapes, understand how Rose is made. It such a quaint drive through Provence. Natalie was our tour guide and I can't say enough great things about her. She knows the area, has lots of facts and stories to share, is funny, and made the day a grand adventure. Our tour group was four people which also made for a fun experience. I'd recommend this day experience.

  • Was really fun seeing the Luberon villages, but would have preferred more history in the commentary from the tour guide.

  • Natalie was absolutely wonderful and took time to show us things that enhanced our trip experience. She is very knowledgeable. Both morning and afternoon experiences were wonderful!

  • This tour is the perfect way to capture the essence of this area of Provence in a day. I had been to the region several times previously, but finally got my wife to come over with me - so decided to give this tour a try. It did not disappoint! In fact, I learned a few things from our guide Remy that I did not know from my previous visits. It's a nice, intimate setting - there were just eight of us in a very comfortable coach. In fact we bonded so well that during the free time on our last stop we all just visited an outdoor cafe and shared drinks - now THAT is how to experience France :- It's a good balance of guided tour and free time - so if you have just the day available this is a great way to pack in a lot of what Provence has to offer.

  • It was a great day and a wonderful knowledgable guide. The rose wines were refreshing and the sights of the Luberon villages spectacular. Definitely worth it.

  • To clarify for anyone considering this tour, it really is two tours put together. The wine tasting is in the morning, which is then followed by a return to Aix for lunch and to pick up new people. Then you go see the villages in the afternoon. For some of the other tours through this company we found this format pretty annoying, but for this one in particular it was ok as it didnt add too much time.
    The wine tastings were really great. The tours given at the wineries were very informative I personally knew very little about making wine, and left feeling like I had really learned something. The wine itself was very affordable. I hate going to a tour and then not being able to afford to buy anything at the end, but most bottles were around 10 euros.
    The Luberon villages part was nice, but perhaps went on a little long. I would have liked more time at Rusillon and less at Lourmarin, given that by the time you get to Lourmarin the palace itself is closed. I will also say that we went in mid-April, and they were already crowded with tourists. I would imagine in summer they are probably crazy.
    Overall though this was a nice trip, with some beautiful scenery, and it was a nice way to get out of Aix without driving ourselves.

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