A Taste of Avignon

Hotel & Sightseeing Package - 2 Nights/3 Days

Avignon, a historical city located at the crossroads of the Provence and Languedoc regions, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of a region rich in culture and beauty.
From Avignon you can visit the Roman city of Nimes, Orange with its unique amphitheatre, Saint Remy de Provence with its antiques and the Roman Arenas of Arles. You are also just a short drive away from the Alpilles Mountains, the Citadelle of Les Baux de Provence, and the many picturesque villages of the Luberon. Discover magical landscapes along the famous wine routes of Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Beaume de Venise, and journey through the lavender fields that follow the river Sorgue all the way to Fontaine de Vaucluse. Cross Avignon’s legendary "Pont'Avignon" (medieval bridge) then turn back towards the city to admire the majestic sight of the Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace). Stroll Avignon’s winding, narrow streets pausing at the many museums, antique shops and art galleries. To top it all off, the city also boasts a wonderful choice of delightful selection of wonderful cafés, restaurants and shops to round off your stay.

Our package includes:

  • Two nights in one of our carefully selected hotels
  • A superb full day tour - a day in Provence. On this tour you see some of the most beautiful sights of the region and gain valuable local insight.

 

Your Journey - A day in Provence

 

You will be picked up from your hotel in Avignon and taken to the Pont du Gard: the best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period, dating back to the 1st century and classified by UNESCO.
Next you will visit Les Baux de Provence: this medieval village is located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountain range. Walk around its historical centre, beautiful houses of the 16th century, the St-Vincent church and pretty Romanesque-style buildings.
We stop at the Antiques in Saint Rémy de Provence (Triumphal Arch and mausoleum) located in an olive-tree field. Then follow picturesque roads through olive groves, vineyards and fields to see some of the most beautiful villages in Luberon.


The village of Roussillon is famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs. The hilltop village of Gordes is completely made with dry stones and ranks among the most beautiful villages in France.
Enjoy a photo stop at Senanque Abbey (from June 15th to July 15th only) to capture the blooming lavender fields. Visit of the Lavender Museum - entrance ticket included. In July and August you also get a demonstration of distillation during the harvest.


On Sunday enjoy L’Isle sur la Sorgue, the village famous for its antique shops and weekly market. Depending on the day of your tour, the order of village visits change to coincide with market day and lunch time (lunch not included).

Additional Sightseeing Options

To see more of Provence choose from our wide selection of tours and extend your stay in Avignon.
  • Roman & Historical Sites – Nimes, Uze, Pont du Gard. Operates Tue, Wed, Fri at 2.00 pm Cost: €70
  • Treasures of Provence – Orange, Chateauneuf-du-Pape (wine-tasting), St Remy, Les Baux de Provence, Arles. Operates Mon, Thur, Sat, Sun full day Cost: €112
  • Van Gogh In Provence – St Remy, Les Baux de Provence, Arles. Operates Mon, Sat, Sun 9.00 am Thur 2.00 pm Cost: €64
  • Culture & Wine - Orange, Chateauneuf-du-Pape (wine-tasting). Operates Mon, Sat, Sun 2.00 pm, Thur 9.00 am
  • Chateaux & Domaines - A good introduction to the wines of the Rhône Valley incl Chateauneuf-du-Pape Operates daily 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Cost: €64
  • Provence ‘La Grand’ - Orange, Chateauneuf-du-Pape (wine-tasting), Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes and Roussillon. Operates Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 9.00 am full day Cost: €128

Price

2015 (Including Full Continental Breakfast): 

Standard RoomLow SeasonHigh Season
Double €201 €222
Twin Share €207 €227
Single €279 €321
Superior Room    
Double €219 €255
Single €315 €387

 

2015 (Including Full Buffet Breakfast):

Standard RoomLow SeasonMid SeasonHigh Season
Double €201 €305 €343
Double with Terrace €293 €313 €356
Single €422 €462 €542
Superior Room    
Double €302 €325 €370
Single €458 €502 €592

 

Schedule

2015 (Low Season): 1 Apr – 30 Jun & 1 Aug – 31 Oct.

2015 (Mid Season): 1-4 July, 27-31 July (Except for High Season blackout below)

2015 (High Season): 1-26 July, 21-31 July.

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