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Vineyards of Provence - Tour from Avignon

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Key Highlights

  • Sample fine French wine in the Rhone Valley
  • See some of the popular places painted by Van Gogh
  • Enjoy the beautiful sights that this area has to offer
  • Overview
    Sample some fine French wines, and visit some of the popular places painted by Van Gogh. Don’t miss out this opportunity to visit Arles, known as the city of festivals, art and culture. Stroll around this quaint city and see the sites that were once captured on the canvas by legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh.

     Also, you get to enjoy Carrières de Lumière show; a multimedia exhibition of famous paintings. You will also get to taste the wines in the region of Gigondas.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

    Duration

    10 hours(9 hours from November - March)

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 09:00am

    Meeting Point

    Avignon Tourist Office located 41 Cours Jean Jaurès 84000 Avignon

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

    Itinerary

    In the morning, make your way to the designated meeting point. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be shown the highlights of Provence.

    You will also visit Gigondas, which is located towards east of Chateauneuf du Pape. Visit the winery founded in Châteauneuf-du-Pape 100 years ago.

    Continue to Antiques of Saint Remy de Provence. It is a pretty village, and the old Gallo-Roman interior is circled by the remnants of a circular 14th century wall. St. Remy is located on the plains at the northern edge of the Alpilles, about 20 kilometres south of Avignon, this is where Van Gogh painted ‘Starry Night’. Visit Les Baux de Provence, 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. You will also Gigondas, which is located towards east of Chateauneuf du Pape.

    Take a walking tour in Arles, the largest city in France on the banks of the Rhone river, surrounded by the arid plains of Crau. See the famous Roman amphitheatre, the Romanesque Cathedral and the places painted by Van Gogh: La maison jaune, Le café la nuit, Le jardin de l’hôtel Dieu.

    Enjoy the audiovisual show (ticket included) in the Carrières de Lumière (Quarry of Light); a multimedia exhibition of famous paintings are displayed on the walls of the quarry accompanied by music. Bosch, Brueghel, Archimboldo will be the theme of the new season. More time will be allowed in the village of Les Baux during this period.

    After sightseeing in Provence, your tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance fee to the Roman Theatre in Orange
    • Wine-tasting in Châteauneuf du Pape
    • Carrières de Lumière show ticket

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
  • Please note

    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. The order of visits will then change accordingly.

    Additional info

    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.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Facinating tours

      We saw so much, at a good pace, and the guides were really knowledgeable...

      ms g ryder, United Kingdom
    • Enjoyable

      The tour is well organized and the guide is very nice. We enjoy the time very much and will recommend this tour to my friends....

      Wu Hei Catherine, Hong Kong
    • Loved Caroline, she gave us a beautiful tour

      The best tour we could have chosen. We were very lucky to have Caroline as our guide....

      Mavis Maki, United States
    • As advertised with no issues

      dAVID FREEMAN, Canada, 09/Aug/2015

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