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    Adult entrance fee to visit the Pope's Palace in Avignon.
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Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & The Luberon Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence

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Avignon Visit & The Luberon Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence

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Visit historical Avignon including Pope's Palace followed by a sightseeing tour of the Luberon region of Provence

Highlights

  • Discover the Magic of Avignon & Luberon
  • Admire the famous Saint Benezet Bridge
  • Visit the village of Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France.
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Provence Expert

Program & Itinerary

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. On this small group private 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 your centrally located accommodation ...

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. On this small group private 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.

Meet your English speaking local guide

In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Aix en Provence. Meet your guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable premium A/C vehicle and depart for your full day private tour.

Reach the town of Avignon

Leaving Aix en Provence on this full day tour, drive along the Rhône river and enter Avignon, the majestic city of the Popes. Upon arrival, visit Avignon with your guide to discover all the famous landmarks that this town has to offer on a walking tour.

Climbing up to the top of the fortified medieval city walls, discover Avignon stretching in all its beauty along the Rhône river. Discover the rich historical past of Avignon where the papacy established itself in the early 14th century.

Visit of the Pope's Palace

Begin your day tour from Aix with Avignon & the visit of the Palace & Gardens of the Popes. The City of Avignon and Avignon Tourism board now invite visitors to experience a unique discovery of the largest Gothic Palace in the world.

Your entrance ticket includes the brand new 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.

Saint-Bénezet Bridge

Visit Saint-Benezét bridge, 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. After the visit, enjoy some free time for personal discovery. It will be possible to have lunch in the town of Avignon or you can also ask your guide to get away from it all and have lunch in a local hilltop village such as Gordes.

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 of 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 a number of visitors. After some time in the village, your Provence day excursion will take you to the Cistercien abbey of Sénanque for a photo stop. In July, the Abbey is surrounded by magnificent Lavender fields.

Roussillon & The Ochre Trail

Your tour from Aix en Provence continues with the villages of Lourmarin and Roussillon that 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.

Lourmarin Village

Lourmarin village is yet another famous Provence village 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 Henri Bosco and Albert Camus.

Again, enjoy some time in the village where options include the visit of its ancient castle. The village was the source of inspiration for Peter Mayle's book “A year in Provence”.

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

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.

Included / excluded

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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