1. France
  2. Provence
  3. Arles
  4. Luberon

From Arles: Best of Provence Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 870
See the lavender fields of Provence in bloom (depending on the season) on a 10-hour sightseeing tour from Arles. Discover the picturesque villages of the Luberon region, such as Les Baux de Provence, St. Remy, Gordes, and Roussillon.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • See the lavender fields and vineyards of Provence on scenic drives
  • Go to the remains of the Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard
  • Admire the dry stone buildings of Gordes
  • Learn more about the uses of lavender at the Lavender Museum in Roussillon
  • Take a scenic drive through the Luberon
  • Discover paintings by Van Gogh from when he was in a mental asylum
Full description
See the lavender fields and scenic lanes of Provence on a full-day tour, with round-trip transfers from Arles.

Rendez-vous for a Roman escapade to the Pont du Gard, and admire a beautifully preserved Roman aqueduct built to supply water to the city of Nîmes. Stop at Les Antiques near St. Remy de Provence, and admire the Roman arch and mausoleum. Look at paintings Van Gogh painted while a patient at the St. Paul de Mausole mental asylum.

Go to the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, and see thousands of olive trees that hug the village on all sides and produce a famous olive oil. Return to the 10th century at the citadel, and then enjoy some free time for lunch before a scenic drive to the Luberon region, famous for its wonderful countryside and old villages.

Admire the dry stone buildings of Gordes as it looks over a green valley planted with many cherry trees and vineyards. Visit Roussillon, where inhabitants paint their houses and walls using the natural pigments extracted from the ocher cliffs.

Learn more about the lavender industry and symbol of Provence at the Lavender Museum, and hear how the plant grows wild in the mountains and has been used since Roman times for many medicinal properties. Visit between mid June and mid July and you will also see the lavender fields in full bloom.
Includes
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Entrance fee to the Lavender Museum
  • Entrance fee to Pont du Gard
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in "what's included"
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Amazing one day trip filled with awe inspiring experiences!

This tour was amazing for giving us a good sense of the history, culture, and architecture of Provence through visits to some of the smaller towns. We appreciated being given time for individual exploration of some of the sites we visited. Our guide was pleasant, helpful, and friendly. We enjoyed the information provided by our guide, and would have liked more information about the area as we were travelling. This day trip is ideal for visitors travelling without their own vehicles. All in all, an awesome day trip well worth the cost.

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April 29, 2017

Provence was a dream and this tour and our guide made it a reality.

Provence has always been on my travel list only because of two things of which I know: Vincent Van Gogh and lavender fields. I got the two but ended up with more - Provencale cuisine, the three ancient olive trees still standing, the history of the people of France, ochre cliffs, white horses and pink flamingos, and a lot more in my memory bank. Oh and everyone must try lavender ice cream. Merci, Emmanuel.

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August 25, 2016

So worth it day trip!

We are so glad we took this tour. It allowed us too see places in Provence we were not aware of. our guide , Ann was very knowledgeable. My only negative was France was to play in the soccer match that evening so she wanted to rush some things. I would highly recommend this trip. I would not suggest it for young kids since it is a long day and a lot of driving.

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July 14, 2014

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Product ID: 870