Luberon Villages Full Day Shore Excursion From Marseille

Explore typical hilltop villages of Luberon region

Discover the unescapable and famous village of Gordes

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details


700€ Per Group of 2-8 people

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All year round on request


8 hours

Trip Style:

Private Shore Excursion Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.

Meeting Point:

Pick up at your cruise ship at Marseille port of call

  • Pick up and drop off to ship
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Transport in recent & comfortable compact minivan
  • Itinerary as mentioned

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions unless specified in program
  • Meals, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Marseille Cruise Terminal to visit the most beautiful villages of the Luberon. Let our Expert local guides introduce you to one of the most stunning regions of Provence

Today we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Marseille Port of Call. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this private shore excursion. Then, board your air-conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to the Luberon villages of Provence.

There are a number of villages that can be visited on this full-day trip from Marseille. Below is our selection of Villages du Luberon that is worth a stop. It will be your driver/guide on the day of your tour that will go over this selection with you. Depending on your wishes and on the timing, your Expert guide will adapt the itinerary to your wishes. You will also have some free time in most villages so that you may explore on your own and lunch will be taken at your own expense in one of the villages on the way.

Our selection of Luberon Villages:

Gordes is without a doubt the most famous of all Luberon villages. The downside to this is the high number of visitors that come to visit the village so we advise that if you do choose to visit this village, you should go there immediately so as to arrive early. Classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France and 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.

Roussillon is a typical hilltop village located just above a rock formation called the “Provencal Colorado“. If you decide to visit this village, 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The village of Lourmarin is quite unique 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. As you stroll the winding streets, the architecture in the village reveals its many riches: from the Renaissance to the Baroque period, from Classicism to the 19th century, the houses in Lourmarin highlight the incomparable know-how of those builders often little known to the general public. If your guide makes a stop in Lourmarin, enjoy some time in the village where options include either the visit of its ancient castle, either wander in the winding streets. The village was the source of inspiration for Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence”.

The architecture of Bonnieux, papal town for about 500 years, testifies to the prestige of its inhabitants over the centuries: ecclesiastical dignitaries, counts, lords… up until the modern times of the 19th century. The village has kept all its authenticity, its steep sloping streets, its fountains and washhouses, its old church – or upper church, a mix of Romanesque and Gothic

As Provence Specialists, please note that we also conduct private tours, shore excursions, wine tasting tours departing from Toulon. Other important destinations to discover provence include the town of Aix en Provence, the Pont du Gard, the village of Les Baux de Provence, Chateauneuf du Pape for the wines, Van Gogh tours, the lavender fields, l’Isle sur la Sorgue River and village and so much more. For more information please contact our reservations team.

Good to Know

  • This tour departs from Marseille Port of call
  • Tour is for 8 passengers maximum per vehicle
  • This tour involves walking some distances, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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