Enjoy this excursion from Marseille to visit Avignon and taste the wine from Chateauneuf du Pape.
Day Trips from Marseille to Pont Saint-Bénézet
Discover some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille, including the stunning Palais des Papes.…
Discover the papal city of Avignon before visiting the charming villages of Lubéron. Visit Gordes and Roussillon.
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We missed a reservation at Chez Fonfon because we got back at 7.30 the time of our reservation. The tour started at 8 and I was told it would be 9 and a half hours. We should have got back at 5.30. Don’t know why the guide Virginie spent so long in certain villages eg 2 hours in Gordes. Not long enough in some towns with more to see and do and too long in villages where little to do. Went to Marseille to eat Bouillabaisse and missed that experience because of bad timing. Also the guide should not ask for a tip that should be at the discretion of clients. Loved seeing all the villages but if the guide had stuck to the timetable we would have been able to eat Bouillabaisse. We hit the traffic jam coming back because she left too late. Disappointed in all and very tired at the end of the day.
The trip was very interesting, but I think there should be more time to visit Avignon rather there spending an hour in Les Boux or watching the Roman Pont du Gard, which you could do in 15 minutes. Very dissappointing wine tasting; the sommalier was extremely unfriendly, not explaining anything about wines we were trying. I guess they think their wines are so good and famous that they don't need any marketing, but what she was presenting was in fact anti-marketing. It spoilt somehow the overall impression of the trip.
Heading to the main tourist attractions of Marseille which is far from the city and completed on one day was really very fruitful trip. My trip was a lucky one as there was no traffic slow down on the road and I finished with enough time for each tourist attraction:) Sebastian is tour guide for the day who is very helpfully and very kind to wait for me when I am late for the tour and I recommend him to be the best tour guide:)
Our guide, Ginny (Virginia), was very friendly and informative. She made the journeys in between the locations fun and was very happy to answer questions etc. Each location was worth stopping at although it would have been nice to have longer in the village near the Quarry of Lights. But overall it was very enjoyable and we are glad we signed up.
Had a pretty poor experience in Marseilles overall, but this was our final day, and we wished we had gotten out of the city earlier. The surrounding area is beautiful, our guide was knowledgeable and adjusted our trip to dodge the rain as necessary. Overall a great experience that saved our weekend excursion.