Best of Provence Tour

Discover the Best of Provence with a tour package for three days with a tour based in Avignon. Your Best of 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. Please note that the destinations may vary depending upon the days of the week that you plan to do this Best of Provence tour.

  • Tour days: Daily throughout the year except for July when the tour isn’t possible due to the Festival in Avignon; tour can begin on any day of the week
  • Duration: 3 days and 2 nights
  • Included: Guided touring in English to Nîmes, Uzès,  Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles; two nights accommodations, breakfasts, two dinners, arrival and departure transfers from the train, and tour transportation
  • Vehicle: Van or Minicoach

Best of Provence Tour Details

Avignon, Nimes, Uzes, Pont du Gard

Pointe du Gard Aqueduct

Pointe du Gard Aqueduct

Your Best of Provence tour package will begin with a morning transfer from your train’s arrival in Avignon. You will arrive at your Avignon hotel.

In the afternoon, you will do a tour to Nîmes for the visit of the Roman amphitheater and to see the temple Maison Carrée (a place that so inspired Thomas Jefferson that he modeled the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond after it).

Your tour will continue to the medieval town of Uzès 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.

Orange, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Arles, Les Baux, St. Rémy

Le Cafe la Nuit

Le Cafe la Nuit

Your Provence tour will first visit Orange and the Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In Orange, you’ll be privileged to see the Roman Triumphal Arch and the Antique Theater before heading to Châteauneuf-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’Hôtel 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 treasure 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. It is 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

Roussillon, Gordes, Lavender in the Lubéron

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll do a morning tour to the villages of the Lubéron.

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.

Village of Gordes

Village of Gordes

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 package will end with a transfer to the Avignon TGV station in the afternoon.

Best of Provence Tour Pricing:

One Guest - 3 Star Hotel
$1,130/person
Two nights accommodations
Breakfasts
Two dinners
Arrival and departure
transfers from the train
Guided touring in English to Nîmes, Uzès, Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles
Two Guests - 3 Star Hotel
$820person
Two nights accommodations
Breakfasts
Two dinners
Arrival and departure
transfers from the train
Guided touring in English to Nîmes, Uzès, Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles
One Guest - 4 Star Hotel
$1,320/person
Two nights accommodations
Breakfasts
Two dinners
Arrival and departure
transfers from the train
Guided touring in English to Nîmes, Uzès, Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles
Two Guests - 4 Star Hotel
$910/person
Two nights accommodations
Breakfasts
Two dinners
Arrival and departure
transfers from the train
Guided touring in English to Nîmes, Uzès, Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles