From Avignon: Magic Luberon Private Tour
- Transportation included
- Duration: 9 hours
- Small group
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We had a fantastic tour with Conny on 16th May. Despite being a public holiday we managed to cover 220 kilometres and really see the best of Provence. We saw beautiful villages and had enough time to have a good impression of each - we liked being told the information on the way into the villages, dropped off, shown where to go and then having the freedom to wander ourselves before meeting up again. Impressive views and time to take scenic photographs. Loved going to St Remy de Provence and then Pont du Gard at the end of the day. We would recommend this if you are short of time (ie don't have many days in the area) or if you want a taster to know where to return to. Sadly we were too early for the lavender fields but we saw plenty without that. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made it interesting.
If you are limited in time, but on the other hand you really want to see Provence - this tour is the best choice for you. We visited all must see attractions in one day. We were at the couple wineries with tasting wines in the morning. Return back to Aix-en-Provence, have a lunch and the rest part of the day we were traveling all over Provence, visiting different small villages, lavender fields. We were at Lourmarin, Gordes, Bonniex, Roussillon, Abbaye Notre-Damme de Senanque - everything which I've read about before the trip. In short time we got brief expression of the Provence. Also special thanks to our driver Gregg, he is interested person, told a lot about Provence and villages we visited, explained what better to see in that villages.
Our tour guide, Jean Baptiste (JB), was informative and very knowledgeable of the whole area of Provence. He took us to eight or nine different stops throughout the whole day. My wife and I loved the "all day" tour because we came to France to see a lot of the countryside and Provence......not just one or two towns. JB drove us from city to city while explaining facts of the area along the way. Then we would have time to get out and walk around at each city. This tour is the best for your money.
David did a great job of providing interesting commentary about the history of the various areas we saw during the day. It was an aggressive schedule, but necessary to cover the diverse areas we saw. We could have spent much more time at each site but as a highlights/overview tour we were able to spend just enough to appreciate the special nature of each site.
Even though we had reserved/ confirmed a week in advance, the company chosen for our Luberon tour only let us know the afternoon before our tour that it had to be changed. To make up for this, they send a wonderful guide to give us a private tour on a makeup day of our choosing.