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Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & The Luberon Shared Full Day Trip from Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Avignon Visit & The Luberon Shared Full Day Trip from Aix en Provence

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  • 08 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

  • Relaxed

  • Multi-languages

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Enjoy a private full-day trip from Aix en Provence to visit the town of Avignon and some of the most beautiful villages of the Luberon region.

Highlights

  • Enjoy breathtaking sceneries in the Luberon countryside
  • Admire the famous Saint Benezet Bridge in Avignon
  • Discover Roussillon and its Ochre path
  • Visit the village of Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France
  • English speaking Driver Guide

Program & Itinerary

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 in front of the Aix en Provence tourist office. 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 ...

Meet your English speaking local guide

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 in front of the Aix en Provence tourist office. 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 shared tour to Avignon, Gordes and Roussillon.

Visit the town of Avignon

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).

If you do wish to visit the Pope's palace, we strongly suggest that you include the Histopad that uses augmented reality and 3-D technology that will enhance your experience. Visit and discover 9 of the major rooms of the monument in their original splendor of the 14th century thanks to the Histopad. Original floors, ceilings, furnishings are all revealed as you take a leap back in time.

Of course all the detailed explanations can be done in your chosen language and the most important artistic features are commented with detailed explanations especially in the Chamber of the Stag and the Saint Martial and Saint John Chapels. The Histopad is also ideal if you are traveling with children as families are invited on a Treasure Hunt that takes place throughout the visit.

Visit Saint-Benezét bridge (on your own), famous for the children’s song “Sur le Pont d'Avignon''. Built during the 12th century over the Rhône River, it was destroyed by the River several times before being rebuilt and later abandoned in the 17th century.

The bridge was of importance especially during the middle ages as it linked the Avignon with its outskirts where most of the Cardinals had built their residences. The town of Avignon at the time had the reputation of being filthy and it was described by the Poet Petrarch as being one of the "stinkiest cities on earth" thus chasing the Cardinals out of town. Your tour guide will certainly take some time to evoke the Papal history of this stunning provencal town.  

Free time for lunch

Lunch will be on your own in Avignon and you will also have some free time to explore the historical city center.

Visit the village of Gordes 

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.

Roussillon & The Ochre Trail

Your tour from Aix en Provence continues with the visit of some of the most beautiful villages of the Luberon region. The villages of Lourmarin and Roussillon are next on 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.

The Ochre Trail

Discover one of the main highlights of the village of Roussillon, the Ochre Trail, an easy walking trail that takes place in what used to be an Ochre Quarry. Extracted during the 18th century, the mining has now stopped but the location is quite stunning. The natural Ochre pigments mixed with the sand of the cliffs constitute a mineral landscape made up of Iron Oxide that creates colors ranging from bright yellow to violet.

After the visit of Roussillon, it will be time to make our way back to Aix en Provence. We will drop you off at the tourist office and that will be the end of our services.

Please note that we also organize private tours from Aix en Provence to visit Provence region national park, the city of Arles on the footsteps of Van Gogh, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Châteauneuf du Pape wine tours, Isle sur la Sorgue, and of course the remarkable lavender fields.

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  • 09:45 am

    Meet your Guide in front of the Tourism Office in Aix en Provence

  • 10:45 am

    Guided visit of Avignon and free time for lunch

  • 02:30 pm

    Visit of the beautiful village of Gordes

  • 03:30 pm

    Discover Roussillon and its Ochre path

  • 05:45 pm

    Drop off at Tourism Office in Aix en Provence

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Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & The Luberon Shared Full Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & The Luberon Shared Full Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & The Luberon Shared Full Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & The Luberon Shared Full Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & The Luberon Shared Full Day Trip from Aix en Provence

Know before you book

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English, French and Spanish
  • Small group option, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

In front of Aix en Provence Tourism Office

Departure

Pick up in front of the Tourism Office in Aix en Provence, 300 Avenue Giuseppe Verdi
Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Visits as mentionned
  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivan

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to any monuments or museums
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • What happens if we do not find the meeting point for our Shared Tour from Aix en Provence?

    You have to be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure. If you are having difficulties finding the meeting point you must call us on our office number +33 556 152 609 so that we may help you find the exact area. Please note that tours leave on time and if you are not there at the designated area and indicated time the driver/guide will leave. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
  • Is lunch included on this full day tour from Aix en Provence?

    No, we never include lunch on our shared tours. However, the tour has been organized so that it will be possible for you to have some time for lunch in Avignon or in one of the small villages of the Luberon. In both locations, there are several different lunch options that you will be able to choose from. Also, don't hesitate to ask your guide for suggestions or recommendations during the tour.
  • Do you organize hotel pick up on your shared tours from Aix en Provence?

    No, all our shared tours depart from a centrally located meeting point in Aix en Provence; you will need to be present 10 minutes before departure time. All tours leave on time!

    If you wish to be picked up at your accommodation then you will need to book a private tour.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Aix en Provence?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 8 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C. For larger groups, you will need to contact us directly.
  • Who conducts your Shared Day Trips from Aix en Provence?

    All our shared tours from Aix en Provence are conducted by local English speaking driver/guides that are experts in the Provence destination.
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