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Best of Luberon in an afternoon from Avignon

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Best of Luberon in an afternoon from Avignon

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Journey back in time to historic Provence on this half-day tour from Avignon. Then continue to other perched villages like beautiful Gordes and Rousillion.
  • 5h30 tour through Provence from Avignon
  • Stroll in the village of Gordes, widely considered among France’s most beautiful villages
  • Your tour will allow you to visit Roussillon in the Luberon regional park
  • Tour includes round-trip travel by 8-seat minivan from your hotel in Avignon

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This afternoon tour visits four top attractions in Provence in just six hours.
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)
Driver/guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick up / drop off
41 Cr Jean Jaurès , 41 Cr Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France

Meet your guide outside the Tourist Office of Avignon.

This activity will end right where it started.
Your tour begins with afternoon pickup by comfortable minivan from your Avignon hotel.

From this lofty vantage point, spot other hilltop towns that decorate the the landscape like the gorgeous village of Gordes – which is your next stop!

Tumbling down the hillside in waves of white rock and terracotta, Gordes is a masterpiece of stone architecture. Tour Gorde’s charming shops, have a look at the reconstructed Renaissance castle and enjoy more sweeping vistas of the Luberon valley.

Upgrade your excursion to visit the stunning village of Roussillon for an unforgettable look at the region’s famous ochre cliffs, painted in swathes of red and yellow. Grab any last souvenirs before heading back to Avignon, where your tour ends in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Roussillon
Free time in the village famous for the red ochre
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Menerbes
Discover the village famous thanks to the novel of Peter Mayle "A year in Provence"
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Le Pont Julien
Photo stop
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lacoste
Drive through
Stop At:  
Gordes
Free time in the village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on tours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Provence Reservation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Luberon in an afternoon from Avignon?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Luberon in an afternoon from Avignon?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Luberon in an afternoon from Avignon?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-4
a wonderful experience
xi_J
, Jul 2022
Very good service and very friendly personal. We had a wonderful trip among beautiful small villages in this area.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear XI, We are glad you liked the tour! Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you on other tours! best regards, ALAFRANCAISE
star-5
A perfect afternoon with a wonderful guide
Janet_N
, Jun 2022
A fabulous tour with a delightful guide, whose passion for the area was apparent. A great effort was made to engage with all of the guests and his extensive local knowledge added significantly to the trip. Each stop was lovely, with every village having a unique charm. A wonderful introduction to an area I hope to visit again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear costumer, Thank you for your nice review. we are very attentive to customer satisfaction and do everything to improve our services and that of our guides. We hope to see you again soon in France. Best regards A la Francaise Team
star-3
The guide drove much too...
Gerard_M
, May 2022
The guide drove much too fast and the ride was uncomfortable. Otherwise he was friendly and helpful THe scenery was fantastic and an expetrience to see.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your feedback. Always concerned about customer satisfaction, we have passed your comments on to the guide and he has corrected his conduct. Hoping to see you back with us soon! A la Française team
star-5
Excellent ++ tour of Luberon area of Provence
Patricia_T
, Nov 2019
We met our guide Amar at the Visitors Info Center near the Central train station. He was prompt and friendly from the start. There was only one other couple in our tour and we were in a nice van. Amar was thoroughly knowledgeable about the area and he had a quality hand's free microphone attached to his driver's seat, so that we could hear his excellent commentary all through the day. The itinerary was to see the town of Roussillon, Gorde, Les Baux and Pont du Gard. These places in the Luberon area of Provence are so nice that any tour would be beautiful, but Amar gave us good hints of highlights at the stops and he parked the car in the best location to make it shorter walking and he was in the best location when we returned to the car. The pretty town of Gorde was just to be seen from a good vantage point, so we were pleasantly surprised when he also drove through the tiny town. We had a 45 minute stop at the famous red clay town of Roussillon which is not enough to walk all through the town, but Amar showed us a great place with a few shops, restrooms, cafe and fantastic view of the city and of the valley below. On the way to Les Baux we drove passed by St. Remy where Van Gogh stayed in the clinic. Across the road from the clinic Amar drove in front of the Roman triumphal arch that was part of the nearby ruins of the city of Glanum from 27BC - first century AD. A short distance away is Les Baux that sits on top of a steep hill that can be a challenge to hike up the parking lot and the hill, so when Amar let us out right at the entry to Les Baux & we were able to make the most of our 45 minute visit there. the last stop was at the Pont du Gard three tier Roman ruin. Again Amar let us out right at the walking path and while we walked across the aquaduct he drove around to our exit point and we could get right into the vehicle - personalized first class service !! Amar asked us and the other couple if we wanted to be dropped off near our hotel area or some other part of Avignon and again that was so helpful to be able to be in the spot best for us. In order to see more of the beautiful Luberon area of Provence it would best to have several days in each of the areas we saw, but this excursion was a great way to be introduced and see the highlights in order to return sometime. Our thanks to Viator and Amar !
star-2
Glorified bus ride
lorraine_d
, Jul 2018
This half day tour of select parts of Provence lacked walking tours and information. The very prompt and personable driver/guide simply drppped us off at vista points and touristy shops.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
My mom and I enjoyed our afternoon...
Christine_C
, Jul 2018
My mom and I enjoyed our afternoon exploring Provence on this tour with our knowledgeable and friendly guide. The tour was structured such that our guide would give us an introduction to each sight or village on the drive, then leave us free to explore each place on our own with clear instructions on when and where to meet up later. We visited Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, and Roussillon. The tour was supposed to include a stop in Gordes as well, but since we hit a bit of traffic en route, our group collectively decided to limit Gordes to a drive-by so we could spend more time in Roussillon. Overall, this tour was a great way to be exposed to the varied villages, history, and geography that makes up Provence. We just wish we had more time to spend in each place! For instance, a ticket for both Pont du Gard and its museum is included in this tour, but we only had 50 minutes total to spend at the site. We spent our first 30 minutes approaching and walking across the aqueduct, leaving us just 20 minutes to fly through the museum, only taking in a small portion of the exhibits. Likewise, we only had an hour in Les Baux de Provence, which was just enough time for my Mom and I to grab a snack and visit a few shops in the village. Our guide had suggested checking out the chateau at the summit of Les Baux, but the admission fee is not included in the tour, and I cannot imagine how someone could have squeezed in a visit without feeling completely rushed. Similarly, in Roussillon, we only had an hour, which was just enough time to make a pit stop at a restroom, admire the cliffs from the entrance of the ochre path, and then turn back to explore the village for about 20 minutes. Despite the rushed pace, we got a lot out of this tour and very much enjoyed it. The sampling of sights and villages was diverse, and the scenic drives past vineyards, orchards, ruins, rivers, cliffs, and valleys were spectacular. We would definitely recommend this tour as a great albeit fast-paced introduction to Provence!
star-5
Loved, loved this tour. Our French...
cgc0404
, Dec 2017
Loved, loved this tour. Our French local guide was very personable and spoke excellent English so nothing was lost on us in his very informative commentary. Highly recommend to anyone travelling into Provence.
star-4
We visited many interesting sights...
Ellis H
, Oct 2017
We visited many interesting sights during this trip and our guide Jeremy was excellent. He gave us adequate time to properly view places like Pont Du Gard and Rousillon, he gave us plenty of information about the places we were visiting, and his driving was very good. Although the trip was not cheap for an afternoon one, I felt that overall it was good value for money as we saw many fascinating places in Provence that we would have found it difficult or even impossible to reach from Avignon by public transport. Only slight downside for me, as a tall person sitting in the back seat, was that the vehicle had quite a low roof for a mini-bus which my head was almost touching, and I couldnt see as much out of the windows as I would have liked. Also, although not the companys fault, an elderly American tourist who I was sitting alongside at the back somehow went missing in Rousillon, and after spending an extra hour trying to find him, we eventually had to leave without him. As a result, the last part of the tour was in poor light. Can Viator shed any light on whether this gentleman eventually turned up safe and sound?
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
we had a wonderful guide who fid his...
Johann D
, Sep 2017
we had a wonderful guide who fid his best to acommodate all our requests. Even drove the Grand Prix track again in order for me to film for my dad. He took a beautiful scenic drive back to Nice and we could not have asked for more. Thank you so much!! Tania ( south africa)
star-5
We loved our day tour of Gordes, Les...
Serena R
, Jul 2017
We loved our day tour of Gordes, Les Baux and the Pont du Gard. Our tour guide Remi was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Highly recommended.
star-5
Wonderful tour! Our guide, Marc, was...
dawnsharafi
, Jul 2017
Wonderful tour! Our guide, Marc, was very nice and had much knowledge of the area,and he made the tour very pleasant. I loved this tour. Highly recommended. Pont du Gard was a must-see. Gordes, Rousillion, and Les Baux are great places to visit, even though it was for a very short time.
star-5
The best thing about this trip was...
Susan W
, Jul 2017
The best thing about this trip was obviously the Pont du Gard, but also the other sights were very interesting. The hotel pick up and drop off was very convenient, and I think the small group of 8 in the minivan was a good size for the trip. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and I highly recommend this half-day trip around Provence.
star-5
The perfect Provence tour! You visit...
jessiedoyle233
, Jun 2017
The perfect Provence tour! You visit the Pont du Gard, Les Baux, Roussillon and Gordes, all the most BEAUTIFUL places, and you actually have a reasonable amount of time in each place. Would recommend to anyone who wants to see Provence but doesn't have a car, as we covered a lot of ground!
star-5
We saw many Baux villages in the...
john_k
, May 2017
We saw many Baux villages in the Alpielle rocky mountains of southern France,, farms and fields before seeing Pont due Hard, the second tallest structure the Romans ever built! Impressive!
star-5
With a home base in Avignon and no...
MARSHA M
, Apr 2017
With a home base in Avignon and no car, this was great choice for us, since it included two villages in the Luberon, plus the pont du gard, places not easy to get to by train or bus. Our guide, Anais, was very knowledgeable, and shared information while driving to each location, then we were free to explore each place on our own. We highly recommend this tour!
star-5
If you are traveling without your...
Margaret M
, Dec 2016
If you are traveling without your own car this is an excellent way to visit these wonderful sights
star-5
Avignon is the ideal starting point...
German_M
, Nov 2016
Avignon is the ideal starting point for getting to know Provence. In addition to its jewels such as the Palace of the Popes and its famous Bridge and the ever-present wind, it is located in the center of Provence and through the beautiful villages of the Luberon: Les Baux, Gordes and Rousillon, passing from white calcareous to Ocher color, to finish in the incredible Pont du Gard
star-5
Great tour - small group, short and...
Frederick F
, Nov 2016
Great tour - small group, short and informative. The driver was wonderful and very friendly and provided great information. The actual time in each location was short but was enough time to get a feel for each location. There is a great bit of driving but the route is scenic and not too bad. All the locations would be difficult to travel to by public transportation so this a great way to visit these locations without renting a vehicle. For me I don't like taking long all-day tours and this fit unto my schedule perfectly. The meeting place in Avignon is the Tourist Office and it's easy to find.
star-5
I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon...
Margaret B
, Nov 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Our guide, Marc, was very knowledgeable about the land and the history of each town as well as the places in between.
star-5
The tour was great and Melonie was a...
Kenneth M
, Oct 2016
The tour was great and Melonie was a wonderful driver and guide. The highlight was the Pont du Gard. Well worth it

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