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Ophorus Tours - Avignon & the Luberon Villages: Exploring the Heart of Provence Privately

Aix-en-Provence

Avignon & the Luberon Villages: Exploring the Heart of Provence Privately

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Visit historical Avignon including Pope's Palace followed by Villages of the Luberon of Provence on this private tour from Aix. Taste local Luberon wines, see the Luberon lavender fields during the blooming season, visit Gordes, Lourmarin.

Highlights

  • Discover the Magic of Avignon & the Luberon region
  • Visit the Pope's Palace in Avignon
  • Visit the village of Gordes, a most beautiful village of France.
  • Visit Lourmarin & Roussillon villages of the Luberon
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
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Program & Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable private full-day trip from Aix en Provence to explore the captivating town of Avignon and the picturesque hilltop villages of the Luberon region. Our expert English-speaking driver guides will lead you on this small group tour, ensuring an immersive and informative experience as you discover the rich history and beauty of Provence. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up ...

Experience the Best of Provence: Private Full-Day Tour from Aix en Provence to Avignon and Stunning Hilltop Villages

Embark on an unforgettable private full-day trip from Aix en Provence to explore the captivating town of Avignon and the picturesque hilltop villages of the Luberon region. Our expert English-speaking driver guides will lead you on this small group tour, ensuring an immersive and informative experience as you discover the rich history and beauty of Provence.

Meet Your Knowledgeable Local Guide

Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from your centrally located accommodation in Aix en Provence. Meet your friendly English-speaking guide who will provide you with a detailed itinerary and program for the day. Settle into your comfortable premium air-conditioned vehicle and get ready for a day of exploration.

Explore the Majestic Town of Avignon

Leaving Aix en Provence behind, enjoy a scenic drive along the Rhône river as you reach the magnificent city of Avignon, known as the city of the Popes. Accompanied by your guide, embark on a walking tour to discover the iconic landmarks of Avignon. Marvel at the beauty of the fortified medieval city walls as you climb to the top, offering panoramic views of the Rhône river. Immerse yourself in the rich historical past of Avignon, which became the seat of the papacy in the early 14th century.

Visit the Impressive Pope's Palace

Begin your day with a visit to the Palace and Gardens of the Popes, the largest Gothic Palace in the world. With your entrance ticket (you can purchase it as an extra during the booking process), you'll have access to the new Histopad, an augmented reality and 3-D technology device that enhances your experience. Explore nine major rooms of the palace in their original 14th-century splendor, with detailed explanations provided in your chosen language. 

Admire the original floors, ceilings, and furnishings as you step back in time. Families can enjoy a treasure hunt throughout the visit, adding to the excitement. After your visit, take some time to stroll through Avignon and learn more about its Papal history before enjoying some free time for personal discovery. You can choose to have lunch in Avignon or ask your guide for recommendations to have lunch in a charming hilltop village like Gordes.

Discover Gordes and Senanque Abbey

After a delightful lunch, continue your journey to the enchanting village of Gordes, renowned as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Nestled against the backdrop of the Luberon mountain range, Gordes beckons with its narrow paved streets and timeless charm. Take in the beauty of the village, especially during the less crowded seasons of spring and autumn. Then, make a photo stop at the Cistercian abbey of Senanque, surrounded by magnificent lavender fields in July. 

Experience the Magic of Roussillon and the Ochre Trail

Your excursion from Aix en Provence continues to the villages of Lourmarin and Roussillon. Roussillon captivates with its unique setting atop the "Provencal Colorado," a rock formation that offers stunning views. Take some personal discovery time to wander through the village or walk along the famous Ochre Trail, a picturesque 30-minute walk through the former Ochre Quarry. Admire the vibrant colors created by the natural ochre pigments mixed with the cliffs' sand, ranging from bright yellow to violet.

Discover Lourmarin, the Artist's Village

Next, visit the renowned village of Lourmarin, known as an artist's village. Surrounded by olive and almond trees, Lourmarin has attracted numerous artists and writers, including Henri Bosco and Albert Camus. Enjoy the charming ambiance of the village and consider visiting its ancient castle, a source of inspiration for Peter Mayle's book "A Year in Provence."

Don't miss this opportunity to discover the best of Provence on our private full-day tour. Immerse yourself in the enchanting history and natural beauty of Avignon and the captivating hilltop villages, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Book now for an unforgettable Provence experience.

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  • Meet your Guide at Train Station, Hotel or your Accommodation in Aix en Provence

  • Guided walking tour of Avignon

  • Discover the Pope's Palace on your own

  • Free time for lunch in Avignon

  • Discover the beautiful village of Gordes

  • Photo stop at Senanque Abbey

  • Walk along the Ochre Trail in Roussillon

  • Enjoy a last stop in the beautiful Lourmarin village

  • Return to Aix en Provence

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Ophorus Tours - Avignon & the Luberon Villages: Exploring the Heart of Provence Privately
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Ophorus Tours - Avignon & the Luberon Villages: Exploring the Heart of Provence Privately
Ophorus Tours - Avignon & the Luberon Villages: Exploring the Heart of Provence Privately
Ophorus Tours - Avignon & the Luberon Villages: Exploring the Heart of Provence Privately

Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • 8 hour Private Provence Sightseeing Tour
  • Entrance fees to Pope's Palace can be included during the booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
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

Train Station, Hotel, AirBnB or Accommodation in Aix en Provence

Departure

We will come and pick you up directly at your hotel or accommodation in Aix en Provence or the surrounding area.

Return

Tour will return to original departure point.

Reviews

5.0/5 (2 reviews)
  • Russ Emmons

    12, May 2023

    I was lucky to have Caroline as my guide for three days in a row on separate tours. The first was a day trip to Cassis—what a lovely experience! The second...
  • Daniel Mastromonaco

    14, Sep 2022

    Fantastic day with a superb tour guide named Thomas. Learned many things about the area and saw some spectacular scenery
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Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent & comfortable minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Aix en Provence private tours?

    Yes, all private tours include a pick up and drop off at requested location – hotel, Guest House, AirB&B or Aix en Provence train station.
  • 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 Private Tours from Aix en Provence?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking drivers or driver/guides. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both a driver and a guide. On this particular tour, you will enjoy the services of an English speaking driver/guide, expert in Provence.
  • Is the price per person or per group?

    All our private tours are priced per group of 2 to maximum 8 passengers.
  • Is this Private Provence Sightseeing Tour only available in English?

    No, our talented, multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian. Just ask for availability.
  • Can we adapt the tour to fit our wishes?

    Yes, of course. Please let our team of travel advisors know which places you would like to discover and we adapt the tour accordingly.
  • Is lunch included on this full day trip from Aix en Provence ?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant reservation. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost. You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
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