Discover Provence for three days and two nights from your Avignon based tour. Your Provence tour will begin with a pickup at the Avignon TGV station when your train arrives from Paris (train tickets not included in prices listed below).
The touring is not private, but rather the group minivan tours are offered on a daily basis from Avignon (minimum of 2 people). The itinerary below is an example of a tour over a three day period.
- Tour days: Daily throughout the year except for July when the tour isn't possible due to the Festival in Avignon
- Duration: 3 days and 2 nights
- Included: Guided touring in English to Nimes, Uzes, Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, Saint Remy de Provence, Arles; 2 nights accommodations, breakfasts, 2 dinners, transfers and transportation
- Vehicle: Van or Minicoach
Tour Price for the Best of Provence Tour with accommodations are as follows:
- One guest is $990/person in a 3*** hotel in a single bedroom
- One guest is $1180/person in a 4**** hotel in a single bedroom
- Two guests: $750/person in a 3*** hotel in a double bedroom
- Two guests: $850/person in a 4**** hotel in a double bedroom
Best of Provence Tour Day 1: Avignon, Nimes, Uzes, Pont du Gard
Your Best of Provence tour begins with a morning transfer from your TGV from Paris arriving at the Avignon TGV to your Avignon hotel.
In the afternoon, you will do a tour to Nimes for the visit of the Roman amphitheater and to see the temple Maison Carree. The tour will continue to the medieval town of Uzes to admire the fabulous site of the Pont du Gard, the best preserved part of the Roman aqueduct from 100 AD.
Dinner and overnight in Avignon.
Best of Provence Day 2: Orange, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Arles, Les Baux, St. Remy
You will be picked up at your hotel for a full day tour in Provence.
Your Provence tour will first visit Orange and the Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In Orange, you'll be privileged to see the Roman Triumphal Arch and the Antique Theater before heading to Chateauneuf-du-Pape to discover the vineyards and do some wine-tasting in the famous cellars.
Next stop in The Best of Provence full day tour will be Arles. Arles is famous for its Roman heritage and for the sites painted by Van Gogh in 1888. What a thrill to see the actual places -- La Maison Jaune, Le Cafe la Nuit, and Le Jardin de l'Hotel Dieu that were all painted by Van Gogh. In Arles, you will also see the Roman Amphitheater and Saint Trophime Cathedral.
Les Baux de Provence will be your next incredible stop! This village is a perched village in Les Alpilles de Provence and Les Baux is one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France with the best shopping of the day.
Next, you will stop near Saint Rémy de Provence in Glanum, one of the oldest archeological sites in Europe and set among olive trees and landscape painted several times by Van Gogh. The settlement was started in 100 B.C. and the Triumphal Arch and Cenotaph have been well preserved.
Dinner and overnight in Avignon
Best of Provence Day 3: Roussillon, Gordes, Lavender in the Luberon
Today will be a half day tour to the Luberon, a regional park full of charm and gorgeous villages.
Roussillon is one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France and is famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs as well as its unusual landscape.
Gordes is another village you'll visit. This perched village is also one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France (a very special label given to the most picturesque towns in France). It is completely built with dried stones.
Your tour will include a visit of the Lavender Museum to discover the flower symbol of Provence. (During July and August, you will get a demonstration of the distillation during the harvest.) The drive will take you through the lavender area with a stop for pictures in the fields...truly magical when the purple fills the scene as far as your eyes can view.
Your Best of Provence tour ends with a transfer to the Avignon TGV station in the afternoon.
Tour Price for the Best of Provence Tour is based on accommodations in a 3 or 4 star hotel:
Contact us to book your tour to enjoy the Best of Provence and Marseilles.