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The picturesque town of Gordes overlooking the breathtaking countryside

Discover Avignon and Beyond

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The picturesque town of Gordes overlooking the breathtaking countryside
Journey through the marvellous city of Avignon and to France’s most beautiful villages: Roussillon, Gordes & Les Baux-de-Provence.
Cultural
Packaged tour

Highlights

Discover the most popular attractions in Avignon , including the Pope's Palace

Travel to some of France's most beautiful villages in Provence

Featuring ancient hilltop villages, very old vineyards and medieval abbeys, exploring Provence is like getting into a living history book. Come experience this remarkable region through this 5-day packaged tour. Discover the main highlights of Avignon, such as the famous Palais des Papes, one of the most important Gothic buildings in Europe; the 12th century Avignon Cathedral; and Pont d'Avignon, a medieval bridge over the Rhône River. Embark to Roussillon, one of the prettiest French villages in the Provencal countryside, and then to Gordes, another beautiful village set on the edge of a plateau. Stop by Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, where you’ll find the largest spring in France, and travel further to see the ancient Roman aqueduct bridge Pont du Gard. Continue to Les Baux-de-Provence to admire its small village and fascinating castle ruins. You have an option to extend your stay to witness the captivating lavender fields of Provence in full bloom around June and August.

This tour departs daily.

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Included

4-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Avignon
All Provence in One Day tour
Avignon and Pope’s Palace walking tour

Itinerary

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Day 1
Avignon

Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Check in and have the remainder of the day at your own leisure.

Day 2
Avignon

Following breakfast at your hotel, you will explore the historical centre of Avignon on a 3-hour 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 with an inside visit of the Pope's Palace, largest Gothic-styled palace in Europe. Walking on the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge, find out about the secret of the painted windows.

Breakfast
Day 3
Provence

Early breakfast at your hotel before discovering what the Provence region is all about. Departure from Avignon to Roussillon, enjoy the market in Roussillon on a Thursday, visit Gordes which is a village erected on the top of a cliff, before driving to Fontaine de Vaucluse, where you will walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. Then, continue to the Pont du Gard and visit the best-preserved aqueduct of the Roman period. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to visit the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence before you make your way back to Avignon.

Breakfast
Day 4
Avignon

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy today at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 5
Avignon

Check out after breakfast, end of tour.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
4 nights
from AUD916
per person, twin share
Avignon
1 January - 31 October 2020
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Important notes

Extend your stay and include a full-day Lavender Tour, available daily between mid-June and mid-August.

 

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