01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
6½ hoursStart time
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 1:00pm
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 12:00pm
Duration: 6½ hours
Your hotel in Avignon. (Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
If you are not staying in a hotel in Avignon, a pick-up can be organized for you from the front of Provence Reservation 61, rue Grande Fusterie – next to the Pont d'Avignon.
The tour ends at the starting point
Start at the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard which was built by the Romans in the 1st century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit Les Baux de Provence, perched on a rock at 245 metres. In the village of Roussillon you will find a surreal landscape of ochre-coloured cliffs. Stroll around the scenic village of Gordes and you will see houses of white stone and labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets.
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel in Avignon. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken on a tour of the region of Provence. You will visit the following sites:
• Pont du Gard: The Pont du Gard is a beautiful 2000 year-old Roman aqueduct that until recently supplied over 40 million gallons of water daily to the city of Nimes. Surprisingly, this gigantic stone structure has no mortar – the stones are made to fit together in a rather seamless fashion and using the arches the weight supports itself. The monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On your way to Alpilles, you will come across lock of Vallabrègues on the Rhône river and Tarascon with its 15th century medieval castle of Roi Rene.
• Baux de Provence: It is a beautiful village set upon a rock at a height of 245 metres. Tour around its historical centre and visit the museum of santons, Hôtel des Porcelets, beautiful 16th century houses, St Vincent Church and other attractions.
• Gordes: It is one of the most well-known hilltop villages in the region of Luberon.
• Roussillon: It is one of the most beautiful villages of France. Explore around and enjoy the stunning scenery.
After visiting some of the region’s prettiest villages, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Avignon.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.
From 01Apr15 to 31Oct15
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Returns at 7:30pm
From 01Nov15 to 31Mar16
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - Returns at 7:00pm
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Our guide Joanna was right on time at the proposed meeting place. We were a group of five and Joanna was expert in helping us all mesh and gave us a wonderful tour. She chatted...Gillian Pooley, Australia, 07/Jun/2018
Julian was very knowledgeable, funny and easy to be with! He gave us the history of the area along with enough time to see what we wanted and get the best pictures. He gave us...Jeanne L Alben, United States, 29/Oct/2016
Excellent afternoon out ,tour guide very informative and made the tour ,good group and would happily go again....Mr M F Kelly, United Kingdom, 03/Jul/2016
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