Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon
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Stop At: 400 route du Pont du Gard La Bégude, 30210 Vers-Pont-du-Gard France
Visit the impressive Roman bridge linking the 2 banks of the Gardon river.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Chateau des Baux de Provence, 13520 Les Baux de Provence France
Enjoy your free time in the village of Les Baux de Provence. Possibility to visit the remains of the famous medieval castle.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Carrieres des Lumieres, route de Maillane, 13210 Les Baux de Provence France
Possibility to visit the famous Carrières de Lumières from March to January instead of visiting the village.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Les Antiques, route Departementale 5 Route des Baux de Provence, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence France
Photo stop next to the Roman remains from Glanum city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Le Sentier Des Ocres De Roussillon, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes France
Spend some free time in the village of Roussillon. Take 30-minute path to discover the impressive ochre cliffs.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Vieille Ville de Gordes, Gordes France
Discover the calades streets of this famous hilltop village.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: La Fontaine de Vaucluse, France
Free time to walk to the source of the Sorgue River.
Duration: 1 hour
- Transportation in air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)
- Pont du Gard entrance ticket
- Entry/Admission - Pont du Gard
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entry/Admission - Chateau des Baux de Provence
- Entry/Admission - Carrieres des Lumieres
- Entry/Admission - Le Sentier Des Ocres De Roussillon
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Though the tour guide seemed knowledgeable enough... this is not a tour... it’s a drive from location to location .. drop off and pickup ...
I have taken a large number of guided tours at various places around the world, and this one was the best. Our guide, Joanna, is an energetic, charming and well-informed Provence native who is bilingual French-English. Her expertise includes local and world history, art history and a deep knowledge of wines. The choice of places to see in Provence are perfect and varied, and in each place you are given enough time to explore on your own, at your own pace, including deciding where you choose to snack or have lunch. So you don’t get talked to death or shunted around like cattle. I have mobility and small bladder problems, and the stops are timed perfectly for that, and there’s as much walking around at the beautiful towns and historical sites as you feel up to. I am sure the other guides are great, but you will have an outstanding experience if you get Joanna. If you visit Avignon but don’t take this tour you will miss the best part.
We did this tour on the only rainy day of our two weeks in France. Our guide, Amar, made the best of less than ideal conditions and kept us engaged and happy. Low cloud ceiling and unyielding rain notwithstanding, this was a day to remember for all the right reasons.
This was a great tour for someone with limited time in Provence. We saw a ton of beautiful sights and our guide, Amar, was great!
Tour is great! It covered many places in Provence! The time of staying at Pond du Gare can be longer
Our driver and guide was very accommodating, checked the group constantly for our feedbacks and comfort level. He obviously is very familiar with the region and has taken us to all the historic sites and special spots for photo opportunities. It is a long day trip, but well worth the money if you don’t have a car. Will highly recommend it to other travelers alike.
Take another tour , our tour guide Francios showed up 25 min late , due to traffic , Traffic is always bad so I think you need to leave earlier .He was very kind and did call and the hotel let us know he was running late. Once in the van , in was nice but we had to request air conditioner to be on. We could not hear his low tone voice in the back seat , AT ALL. The speaker system was not working . we asked about rotating seats so at least we could hear some of it . He said no the other couple had motion sickness. SO basically for the entire trip we heard nothing. Once we got to the sites he stops and says go explore and no commentary was offered . in his defense if you directly asked him a question he was very happy to answer. At a market stop he dropped us off and said pick u up at the entrance in 1 hour , we waited 20 min then I went looking for him and found him on another street , again poor communication. Loved going to the open air market , favorite stop . We asked to go to a lavender field and he made a special stop for us to see that . we had a very rushed lunch , like 45 min at a lovely stop stop on the river. so basically he drove us to the sites listed and we explored on our own . I think too many stops and not enough explaining what we were seeing .Ask about being able to hear in the van don't go unless they have a microphone system in place .
The places visited were great but the guide was extremely rude and gave the one French speaker in the group extensive answers and carried on long private and personal conversations with her, while ignoring the 3 English speakers on the tour. Occasionally, she would give a brief explanation then continue her private conversation. She had no idea that 2 of the English speakers understood enough French to comprehend what was being said. We got more information from brochures and signage than from the guide. Unfortunately, we were assigned this guide for 2 tours and were stuck with her for 2 days. She was equally rude and discourteous on the other day when it was all English speakers.
This tour was amazing! Highly recommend it! We were in Avignon for two days and did not feel comfortable renting a car and driving the small narrow roads but we knew we wanted to see more of the Provence region. This tour was the perfect way to do this! Our guide gave us so much information and history on each place we went to and chatted with us the whole day. My one tip is when you get to Les Baux you do have enough time to do the castle you will just need to hustle through it as the hour goes by quick. We could have spent full days in each of the places we went to and it was a quick visit to each town but if you are short on time and can't rent a car yourself this is the perfect way to see the area and get so much insight into the Provence Region. Finishing at Pont Du Gard was perfect it was cooling down and there was a slight breeze, perfect way to end our day. You have an hour here as well but we could walk through the park at a nice leisurely pace, we did not feel rushed here at all. Go on this day trip!!! You will be happy you did!
This trip was exactly as described, and covered a lot in one day! The guide Nicolas from Provence Reservations was very friendly and knowledgeable, and made sure we saw everything in the most efficient way. We even saw Provence waterfalls he could not control the weather! but that did not spoil the day overall. A great way to cover a lot of sights if you have limited time.