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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.  Please note that train tickets are not included in prices listed below, but we are happy to help you secure the tickets prior to your departure for Europe.

The touring is not private, but rather the group minivan tours are offered on a daily basis from Avignon (minimum of 2 people).

Tour Price Options

$985/person for One Guest in a 3-Star Hotel
$715/person for Two Guests in a 3-Star Hotel
$1,225/person for One Guest in a 4-Star Hotel
$835/person for Two Guests in a 4-Star Hotel

Best of Provence Tour Highlights

  • Tour days: Daily throughout the year; tour can begin on any day of the week
  • Vehicle: Van or Minicoach
  • Duration: 3 days and 2 nights
  • Included in tour:
    • Audioguides for Popes’ Palace and Pont d’Avignon
    • Tours as described in the itinerary (tours may differ depending upon the dates of your Best of Provence tour)
    • Two nights accommodations
    • Breakfasts
    • Two dinners
    • Arrival and departure transfers from the train, and tour transportation.

Best of Provence Tour Details

  • Day One: Tour begins with transfer from your train’s arrival in Avignon to your Avignon hotel. In the afternoon, you will be able to visit Avignon on your own with tickets for the Popes’ Palace and Pont d’Avignon with a “HistoPad”. Your audioguides will  enrich the visits.
  • Day Two: You will visit the Lubéron Regional Park to see the following:
    • Village of Roussillon, which is famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs and unusual landscape
    • Village of Gordes, one of “the most beautiful villages of France”. Completely built with dried stones, it is situated on a hillside and has a very majestic feel to it! (Market is on Tuesday!)
    • Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse: walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. This impressive resurgence spring hasn’t revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain to determine the exact depth of the well.
    • Continue to the Point du Gard (entrance fees included) to visit the best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period, dating back to the 1st century and listed by UNESCO.
    • Les Baux de Provence will be your final memorable stop!  This treasure is a perched village in Les Alpilles de Provence with a fascinating historical center, beautiful houses of the 16th century, and the Romanesque-styled St. Vincent Church. (It’s also the place for the best shopping of the day!)
    • Photo stop at the Antiques in Saint Rémy de Provence (Triumphal Arch and mausoleum) located in an olive-tree field.
  • Day Three: You will be picked up at your hotel for a morning shared tour. You will visit Orange to have a panoramic tour of the city with its Roman monuments, Triumphal Arch, and Antique Theater (entrance ticket and audioguide included). The theater is one of the best preserved theaters from the Roman period.  Next, you’re off to the Châteauneuf du Pape for a scenic drive and sightseeing in the vineyards followed by a wine-tasting in a cellar. You’ll have a great introduction to the wines of the Rhône Valley.  During the tour, you will get explanations “terroir”, grape varieties, vilification, and aging cellars.

Your Best of Provence tour package will end with a transfer to the Avignon TGV station in the afternoon.

 
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