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  • From Avignon: Private Wine Tour in the Cotes du Rhone

    1. From Avignon: Private Wine Tour in the Cotes du Rhone

    Experience a full-day tour in the west of Avignon for a discovery of Tavel's vineyards. Enjoy a typical Provence lunch on a beautiful terrace in Châteauneuf-du-Pape or choose to partake in a gastronomic French lunch from €32 per person consisting of fresh seasonal products, on the terrace or in the beautiful dining room.  After lunch, have a short visit to the old "New Castle" for a quick history lesson followed by the best wineries in Chateauneuf du Pape, which is one of the world's most famous and renowned wines of the Cotes du Rhône. Visit some of the most prestigious wine cellars. Have a guided tour of the vineyards first to discover the wine making process and the terroir type and then taste several reds and whites of different years. Finally end a great day by heading to the wine museum, where you can finalize your initiation of the Côtes du Rhône with the audio-guide, before the...

  • Private Walking Tour of Avignon

    2. Private Walking Tour of Avignon

    Walk through one of the most charming cities in southern France on this 2-hour tour of Avignon. See the impressive Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge at Pont St. Bénezet as you explore the city's sidewalk cafes, elegant squares, and delightful tree lined boulevards. Surrounded by imposing medieval walls, Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century, with seven successive popes making the city their home. In an attempt to rival Rome's Papacy, Avignon's architects designed many of the city's magnificent features, including the superbly preserved defensive walls and the monumental Palace of the Popes ̶ one of the most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. From lesser-known attractions in Avignon to its most renowned sites, you will be accompanied by an expert local guide who will share with you the history and secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage listed city...

    It was wonderful to have a local guide teaching us about the area! She was patient with our teenagers and kept them as engaged as possible:).

  • Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

    3. Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

    Meet your guide at 9:00 AM and start your Provence tour by the visit of Saint Remy de Provence. Explore the Provencal market on Wednesday, or have a look at the reproductions of Van Gogh works near the asylum where he stayed for one year.   Your next step is Les Baux de Provence, a typical Provencal village that used to be a medieval stronghold. The paved streets and the amazing panorama will charm you. Then, head off to to Arles and visit the Roman monuments such as arenas or follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh in this rich historical and cultural city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, have your lunch break (not included). Go to the Pont du Gard where you will discover the famous Roman aqueduct. After a historical comment, you can walk around to find your best photo spot. Finally, enjoy a visit to a wine museum in a reconstituted roman antic winery on an archeological site....

  • Chateauneuf du Pape: Private Guided Walking Tour

    4. Chateauneuf du Pape: Private Guided Walking Tour

    Enjoy a pick-up from your hotel in Avignon or surrounding area (within 25 kilometers of Avignon) by private vehicle and head to the village of Châteauneuf du Pape, which is by far the most prestigious wine-making village in the Rhône Valley. From the ruins of the medieval castle that crowns the village you can enjoy excellent views of the surrounding mountains, of the Rhône river, and the sea of vines covering the hills. Leave the village by foot, walking on the farming tracks between the celebrated vines of Grenache and Syrah, leading through rolling terrain, from one estate to another. Along the way learn all about the centuries-old history of wine-making in the region, and stop for a wine-tasting. Also enjoy a picnic in the vines (picnic/lunch not included). After the walk is complete you will return back to your hotel in Avignon. The walk is about 7 kilometers long, with about 2 hou...

  • From Avignon: Private Guided L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Bike Tour

    5. From Avignon: Private Guided L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Bike Tour

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Avignon or the surrounding countryside (within 25 kilometers of Avignon) and transferred to the village of L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue (45 minute drive) to begin your guided bike ride. Surrounded by the clear and emerald waters of the Sorgue River, you will find the village streets lined by quaint cafés and waterwheels. Your guided bike ride will take you off the beaten track along seldom-used country lanes, lined by fruit orchards and farmhouses. Cycle past sleepy villages on your way to the source of the Sorgue River: the mysterious spring of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Have free time to visit the spring and enjoy a leisurely restaurant or picnic lunch (not included) before looping back to L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue by bike. On Sunday, there's a lovely market that covers the entire center of the village. In L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue, you will be fitted with a high-qua...

  • From Avignon Private Guided Bike Tour Around St Remy

    6. From Avignon Private Guided Bike Tour Around St Remy

    Get picked up from your hotel in Avignon or the surrounding countryside (within 25 kilometers of Avignon) and transfer to Saint Rémy de Provence during a 30-minute drive, where you will be equipped with a high quality hybrid bike or e-bike, a helmet and a saddle bag. Your guided bike tour will take you through a picturesque countryside of olive groves, farmhouses and lone cypress trees, just as Van Gogh painted them during his stay in Saint Rémy. After passing sleepy villages, a short climb leads you up to the Monastery of Saint Michel de Frigolet, where you can choose to enjoy a picnic lunch with fantastic views of the plains (lunch not included). Return to the plains where you will pass a goat cheese farm, bull farm and an olive mill before returning to Saint Rémy. There is also a lovely Wednesday market that covers the entire center of the village. The riding is mostly flat around t...

  • Original Provence in One Day: Private Tour

    7. Original Provence in One Day: Private Tour

    After pick-up at your downtown Avignon accommodation, or the central meeting point, your guide will take you to the first stop. Fontaine de Vaucluse is a beautiful village located by the river Sorgue. Walk up to its renowned spring, one of the biggest in Europe. Visit Gordes and take wonderful pictures at the belvedere before visiting this famous hilltop village made of local dry stones. On Tuesdays you will have the opportunity to explore the Provencal market. Visit the Lavender Museum (entrance included) and learn about the culture and traditional heritage of lavender. Then it is time to head off to the next village: Roussillon. The enchantment of this Provencal village weaves its spell throughout the year, as the shades of ochre of the houses and the ground vary with the sunlight. Have a walk in the traditional market on Thursdays. After your lunch break (at your own expense), move...

  • From Marseille: The Best of Provence Day Tour

    8. From Marseille: The Best of Provence Day Tour

    Discover the 14th century seat of the papacy, as you spend some time walking around Avignon. Wander the Palais des Papes, an austere-looking fortress that dominates the city. See for yourself outstanding examples of Gothic architecture in the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms. These complete an exceptional group of monuments that testify to the leading role played by Avignon in 14th-century Christian Europe.  Heading to the small village of Les Baux de Provence in the Alpilles mountain range, see some of the most dramatic scenery in the region. Located on a rocky outcrop, Les Baux de Provence provides a spectacular view of the surrounding valley. Take time at the Senanque Abbey in the middle of the fields of lavender and enjoy visiting the lavender museum in Coustellet where you can learn everything about this relaxing plant.

  • From Nice: Churches of Provence Private Tour

    9. From Nice: Churches of Provence Private Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Nice, where you will meet your private guide. Travel to the first site of religious significance on the tour, Thoronet Abbey. Known as the jewel of Cistercian abbeys, it was constructed between 1160 and 1230. Discover the beauty of the abbey's architecture, the cloister, and the perfectly preserved conventual buildings from the 12th century.  Drive to St Maximin and visit the famous Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene. Explore the largest Gothic church in Provence, which hosts the relics of Mary Magdalene. These relics received official recognition from the Catholic church in 1281. Charles II of Anjou, Count of Provence, decided with the approval and encouragement of Pope Boniface VIII, to build a magnificent basilica in the honor of the saint. Continue towards the city of Avignon and discover the amazing Palace of the Popes. The wealth and the glitter...

  • Les Baux: Private Guided Walking Tour from Avignon

    10. Les Baux: Private Guided Walking Tour from Avignon

    Start your tour with a pick-up from your hotel in Avignon or surrounding area and then head to the windswept Alpilles mountains. Far from the tourist crowds, your expert guide will lead you on an easy walk along the thyme-laden crests, on one of the most spectacular paths in Provence. With aerial views of the famed olive groves and even the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the rocky paths wind through shrub vegetation and pass lone cypress trees: just as Van Gogh painted them during his stay in these mountains. We visit a secret 3000 year-old fort before reaching the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, set high above the valley. Enjoy some free time to meander through the cobbled streets and enjoy a relaxing lunch before completing the walk. After the walk, visit a local olive mill for a tasting and to learn about local olive oil production. Set just beside the village of Les Baux ...

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What people are saying about Avignon

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 18 reviews

I had a perfect guide!

It was a problem to find the guide around meeting point as the agency provided the wrong telephone number of mine and the lady couldn’t contact me until I wrote the message to them asking where is tge guide. The guide was perfect! Very knowledgeable and made us very good excursion! We were very satisfied! The thing that we were two of us only and the price was 220€ for two hours ... a bit expensive

Claude was a very knowledgeable guide who showed us the highlights of the old city in Avignon. We got some interesting history plus information about local and current highlights.

Very nice winetour for 8 people!

We had a greit time on our winetour! Gilles was a nice guide and the lunch on the chateau was fantastic! Everything went smooth and we found some good wines to bring back home!

It was wonderful to have a local guide teaching us about the area! She was patient with our teenagers and kept them as engaged as possible:).

A perfect mix ...

... from culture and history, from small discoveries and hidden pearls. It was really a nice tour with a super friendly leader