Welcome to Provence


For the quintessential Provençal countryside, the best place to begin is inland around the valleys and hills of the Luberon and Var. Further inland rises Provence's highest peak, Mont Ventoux, and beyond it, the snow-capped peaks of the Hautes-Alpes. Meanwhile, along the coast, the rough-and-ready port of Marseille, the tourist honeypot of St-Tropez, the dramatic cliffs of the Calanques and the flamingo-rich wetlands of the Camargue are all worthy of a detour.


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$125.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

You will visit the famous Pont du Gard bridge classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and dating back to the 1st century. You'll also tour the historic center of Les Baux de Provence, with free time to enjoy lunch on your own. After a stop at the Antiques of Saint Remy de Provence, a triumphal arch and funeral monument in a field of olive trees painted many times by Vincent Van Gogh, you'll journey to the Luberon, made famous by Peter Mayle in his book A Year in Provence. You'll also visit Roussillon and the dry-stone village of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France.Stroll in the typical provençal markets in Gordes on Tuesdays and in Roussillon on Thursdays (no market in winter season). Finally, you will enjoy some free time in the refreshing village of Fontaine de Vaucluse : walk to the spring of the resurgence, which depth has never been discovered so far.

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Provence Grand Tour with Avignon, Orange, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Meet your guide and hop into your air-conditioned minivan at your hotel in Avignon, then head out of the city to begin your tour of Provence. With thousands of years of history and some of southern France’s finest scenery to discover, Provence holds secrets round every corner!The first stop on your grand tour of Provence is Orange, founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC. Follow your guide on a tour through the town and discover top attractions such as the amphitheater and the Triumphal Arch — widely considered among the most remarkable monuments of its kind in France. Admire friezes commemorating Julius Caesar's victories over the Gauls in 49 BC and listen as your guide brings their stories to life.Take a scenic drive through the rolling vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and gain insight into the many grape varieties grown in the region. Afterward, head to a local vineyard with your guide and enjoy a tasting session of some of the fine wines.After lunch at your leisure (own expense), continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard, one of the finest remaining Roman aqueducts in the world. Visit Les Baux de Provence — a picturesque medieval village in the Alpilles Mountains widely considered the jewel in the crown of Provence.Head through the Luberon region to admire the beautiful Provençal villages of Gordes and Roussillon, then travel back to your accommodation in Avignon where your tour will come to an end.

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Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

Meet your guide and hop into your air-conditioned minivan at your hotel in Avignon, then travel out of the city deep into the rural heart of Provence. With outstanding natural beauty, fascinating history and vibrant culture to discover, Provence is widely considered among France’s biggest draws.Visit the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century. Spanning the mighty Gardon River, the Pont du Gard is widely considered among the finest pieces of Roman architecture in Europe.Continue on to Les Baux de Provence — a fortified hilltop village set upon a rocky limestone outcrop 804 feet (245 meters) high. Follow your guide along winding cobbled streets to top attractions like the Museum of Santons, the Hotel des Porcelets and St Vincent Church, and admire the village’s many beautiful 16th-century houses. Take in panoramic views over nearby villages such as Gordes and Luberon from a vantage point on the high hillside. Head on to the tiered village of Gordes, constructed in dry stone and considered by many to be among the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy spectacular views over the Sorgue River and the 11th-century castle, and listen as your guide talks of the village’s fascinating past. Upgrade your tour and continue on to Roussillon, famous for the attractive ochre color in the clay surrounding the village. Drive out through the Luberon regional park, known for its beautiful countryside and picturesque villages. When it’s time to depart Rousillon, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Avignon, where your tour of Provence will come to an end.

$119.88 Day Trips & Excursions

Aix-en-Provence to Luberon Villages Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Gordes, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azurphoto stopDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Chateau de Lourmarin, Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azurfree time in the villageDuration: 1 hourStop At: Vieille Ville de Gordes, Gordes, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurFree timeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Le Sentier des Ocres, Roussillon, Gordes, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azurfree time in the villageDuration: 1 hourStop At: Maison de Tourisme de l'Isle sur La Sorgue, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azurfree time Duration: 45 minutesStop At: La Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azurfree timeDuration: 1 hour

$47.95 Walking & Biking Tours

Marseille City and Coast Sightseeing E-Bike Small-Group Tour

Begin your small-group electric bike tour of one of the oldest cities in Europe at the historic Old Port (Vieux Port) in central Marseille. Your deluxe electric bike requires much less pedaling than a standard bike, so you can explore the city with ease. Plus, attachable baby seats and trailers make this an activity the whole family can enjoy. Throughout your trip, your native guide will share anecdotes about Marseille's rich heritage and show you secret streets and places only locals know about. You may even get the chance to see the locals playing their favorite game, pétanque, which is a type of boules and similar to bocce.Ride up to Palais du Pharo (Napoleon's Palace), where you’ll take in lovely views of Marseille and the Old Port. Marvel at Notre-Dame de la Garde, a stunning Catholic basilica that towers over the city, and see the ancient Abbey of St Victor. Follow the Corniche du Président John F Kennedy (Corniche Kennedy), a coastal road with fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Soak up the quaint atmosphere as you cruise by the picturesque fishing village of Vallon des Auffes and the small, rocky bay known as Anse de Malmousque.If you choose the three hours and a half tour option, see all of these sights plus the historic city center and the narrow alleyways and colorful buildings of Le Panier, the oldest neighborhood in Marseille. Visit Marseille Cathedral, a national monument of France, and ride around the glittering glass Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM). You will have plenty of opportunities to capture amazing photos throughout your tour. There will also be a break for a drink or lunch (own expense). Your leisurely electric bike tour concludes at its starting point in central Marseille.

$62.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Avignon to Provence Lavender Fields Small-Group Half-Day Trip

You’ll be picked up from Avignon Tourist Information Center, morning or afternoon tour by 8-passenger minivan. Enjoy views of Provence’s picturesque summer landscapes as you drive through blooming lavender fields, making photo stops along the way. Enjoy free time in the village of Roussillon. Wander the town by foot and browse the lavender shops full of flowers, fragrant essential oils and local honey. You will have a photo stop at the panoramic point of view to take pictures of the hilltop village of Gordes, classified as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". Another short photo stop will be organized at Senanque Abbey to take pictures of this famous cistercian church still ruled by monks, surrounded by lavender fields.You’ll then return to Avignon.

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