Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Avignon Visit & the Luberon
Discover the Magic Avignon & Luberon
Admire the fortifications and mighty ramparts of Avignon
Face the Luberon mountain range
Get lost in the small paved streets
English speaking driver/guide
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€105 per person
Approximately 8 hours
Shared full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us
Pick-up and drop-off at Marseille
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
- Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
- Free WiFi access on board
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Enjoy a shared full day trip from Marseille to visit the town of Avignon the some of the most beautiful villages of the Luberon region. On this small group shared full day tour our expert English speaking driver guides will have you discover the city of the popes and the beautiful hilltop villages of Provence. In the morning, we will come and pick you up at a centrally located meeting point in Marseille. Meet your guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable A/C vehicle and depart for your full day private tour.
Reach the town of Avignon. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour of Avignon with your guide. During the guided tour you will admire the fortifications and mighty ramparts of the town, the famous Saint Benezet Bridge, Notre Dames des Doms cathedral, church and gardens and have some time to visit the Pope’s palace on your own (entrance fees not included). Lunch will be on your own in Avignon and you will also have some free time to explore the historical city center.
Gordes and Senanque Abbey
After lunch, it will be time to head out to the village of Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Facing the Luberon mountain range, the village is composed of small paved streets, known as calades, where it feels so nice to get lost in. To mostly appreciate this unique village, magic operates in spring and autumn as summer is very crowded by the number of visitors. After some time in the village, we will take you to the Cistercian abbey of Sénanque for a photo stop. In July, the Abbey is surrounded by magnificent Lavender fields.
Roussillon or Lourmarin village visit
The villages of Lourmarin and Roussillon are next to your program. Roussillon is a typical hilltop village located just above a rock formation called the “Provencal Colorado“. Here, you will have some time for personal discovery that will allow you to stroll down the village or walk along the “ochre path”, a 30-minute walk. Lourmarin village is yet another famous Provence villages and is known to be an artist’s village. Located in a gorgeous setting that is surrounded by olive and almond trees, the village has attracted numerous artists and writers such as Henri Bosco and Albert Camus. Again, enjoy some time in the village where options include the visit of its ancient castle. The village was a source of inspiration from Peter Mayle for “A year in Provence”.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per person
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
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