Avignon & Luberon Villages Private Tour

 

Sightseeing & Shore Excursion

8 hours

Private Tour

 From Aix en Provence or Marseille

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Experience Avignon & Luberon Villages Private Tour

 

Set out for a unique experience in the picturesque Luberon. Visit the provencal city of Avignon and its monuments and the most traditional and charming villages of the area.

Highlights of the Full Day Avignon & Luberon Villages Private Tour

 

-Enjoy a comfortable ride with your private driver throughout the landscapes of the Luberon

-Visit the famous Avignon bridge and Pope Palace in Avignon

-Visit the most beautiful hilltop villages in Provence such as Gordes

-Explore other Luberon villages with their charming streets, architecture, shops, and restaurants

Full Description of the Full day Avignon & Luberon Villages Private Tour

 

Begin your Avignon & Luberon Villages Private Tour with a departure from Aix en Provence or Marseille, set out for a ride with your English-speaking driver-guide to your private tour in one of the most beautiful regions of France. The Luberon is an area in Provence with the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes and hilltop villages. In fact, it is considered by some as 'the little Tuscany of Provence'. This being said, start your visit to the Provencal city of Avignon. Enjoy a promenade around the main monuments including the Pope's Palace (optional visit including audio guide), the biggest Gothic palace in the world, the Pont d'Avignon, the famous bridge, and the 'Cathédrale des Doms'.

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After Avignon, reach Isle Sur Sorgue , a former fishing village where old paddle wheels still turn famous for its antique shops. It has forged a strong image today among lovers of Art and ancient objects. Over 300 permanent antique dealers and second-hand dealers are open there all year round, making the city one of the most important European places of antiquity. Then continue to Fontaine de Vaucluse, a sun-filled village famous for its mysterious Sorgue River that flows out of the depths, its spring is one of the largest in the world!

 

After a nice lunch overviewing the river banks, drive through the heart of the Luberon and discover three of the most beautiful villages: Gordes, a hilltop village considered the most famous and beautiful with its white stone houses and cobblestone narrow streets. Then continue to Menerbes, a perched village surrounded by vast wine fields, very attractive with an authentic feel, with medieval and renaissance style churches and houses and a castle dominating the village. Lastly, if times allows, end your tour in Lacoste, an open-air museum mixing Middle Age and Renaissance styles crowned by the 11th century Marquis de Sade’s château.

 

If you are interested in other itineraries around the Luberon area clic here: Lavender fields Luberon Villages Private Tour

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About this activity

📍 Pick up and drop off conditions

-Meet at your place of stay in Aix or Marseille or close surroundings.

 

☑️ Includes

-Private knowledgeable driver-guide and car adapted to the size of your group.
-Entrance tickets for any museum (on request).
-Licensed guide for 2 hours walking visit of Avignon (Optional)

Itinerary / Interactive map

*Click on the markers for more details

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Our Local expert tips

FAQ

+A walking tour in Avignon?
Avignon is a big city with a lot of places to visit. If you want to make the most of it and learn everything about its history including the Pope's Palace, we advice you to take a private licensed guide. Another option: Our knowledgeable english-speaking driver takes you around and explains what you need to know about the monuments. For the Palais des Papes, (Pope's Palaces) there are audioguides available for your visit.

+Pope's Palace visit
From 4th to 27th July, every evening during the Avignon theatre festival, the last admission at the Pope’s Palace will be at 6.30pm instead of 7pm. The Popes' Palace is open every day of the year. The last tickets are sold one hour before closing time. 10am - 5pm
+What if I have a large group?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers. Our booking agent will have to customize this tour if your group is larger.

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