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Roman Sites and Historical Places Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon

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Roman Sites and Historical Places Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon

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Overview

Explore Provence of millennia past on this small-group tour from Avignon. With an expert guide, visit beautifully preserved ancient ruins and hear stories of Roman settlement and culture in southern France. Highlights of your tour include Nîmes' Roman amphitheater and Maison Carrée (Square House), the Fenestrelle Tower in Uzès, and the magnificent Pont du Gard aqueduct – UNESCO-listed site. In addition, you'll discover the city of Orange and visit the Roman Antic Theatre.
  • Roman sites day trip from Avignon
  • Admire top city attractions like the Maison Carree, and the Roman amphitheater in Nîmes
  • Discover the Episcopal palace, the Fenestrelle Tower, and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Pont du Gard, a famous Roman aqueduct
  • Discover the city of Orange and the visit of the Roman Antic Theatre
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personal attention from your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit two of Provence’s most important ancient Roman sites on this full day.
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
Driver/guide
Amphitheater in Nîmes and Pont du Gard entrance fee
Roman Antic Theatre ticket
Gratuities
Food and drink, unless specified
Hotel pick up / drop off
41 Cr Jean Jaurès , 41 Cr Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France
9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your voyage through ancient Provence begins with afternoon pickup from your Avignon hotel. Meet your knowledgeable guide and sit back for the short ride to Nîmes, where your half-day tour kicks off. Along the way, learn a bit about the city’s Roman roots, so well preserved that Nîmes is considered one of Europe’s most important historic cities.  

In Nîmes, immerse yourself in story as your guide explains the city’s main monuments, some of the most impressive in France. See Maison Carrée, a remarkably preserved temple built to honor the Emperor. Visit the Arènes de Nîmes (Nîmes Arena), a formidable Roman amphitheater built in the 1st century.

Next, travel to the quaint medieval town of Uzès, an ancient city that served as a medieval stronghold. Stroll narrow streets to visit the Fenestrelle Tower, Place aux Herbes (the main square) and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral. Then finish your tour at the nearby Pont du Gard, a UNESCO-listed aqueduct on the Gardon River. Considered an ancient work of art, this three-tiered construction is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. 

Your fun and educational tour concludes with return to your Avignon hotel in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Arenes de Nimes
Visit the Roman amphitheater still used today for bullfightings and concerts of music.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Maison Carree
Photo stop
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Uzes
Visit the medieval village, first duchy of France.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pont du Gard
Visit the impressive Roman bridge linking the 2 banks of the Gardon river.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Theatre of Orange
Visit one of the best preserved theatre from the Roman time.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The amphitheater in Nimes may be closed for concerts or events. In this case the audio guided visit will be replaced by a photo stop at the amphitheater and entrance to the Maison Carrée
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The Theatre in Orange can be closed because of special events in summer time
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Roman Sites and Historical Places Small-Group Day Trip 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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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Roman Sites and Historical Places Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Roman Sites and Historical Places Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Roman Sites and Historical Places Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Roman sires
Maree R
, Jan 2019
We felt safe with our driver/guide Caroline. She communicated throughout the tour about the sites we were to visit in preparation for our free time at the stops. We also learned about the surrounding areas as we travelled through this region. A pleasant and informative tour which we enjoyed.
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My son and I took this wonderful and...
Marjorie M
, May 2018
My son and I took this wonderful and informative tour with guide Julian. Since it was during Dec.and we were the only ones booked for that day, it was like a private tour. Julian was an excellent driver and always made you feel safe. The Amphitheater in Nimes was such an incredible sight and although there are many, we were told that this is the best preserved one. On from there we visited the quaint town of Uzes and were given time to just stroll around the town and take in it's quaint beauty on our way to Pont Du Gard. The Aqueduct was the pieces de resistance and was breathtaking. Julian explained a bit about the history and then gave us tickets to enter on our own. We had the time to take it all in and marvel at the brilliant and innovative Roman design. We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend Julian as a guide for anymore who visits the magical walled city of Avignon.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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We were very pleased with our guide...
sewingpmt
, Nov 2017
We were very pleased with our guide and the tour itself. There was a group of 6 of us, all of whom had seen Pont du Gard, so the driver agreed to spend more time in Uzes which was a beautiful village.
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We didn't see all the Roman sites...
Lorna A
, Oct 2017
We didn't see all the Roman sites listed for Nimes Uzès was an attractive town we found a great patisserie and this was our second visit to Pont du Garde, but from the other side of the river which didn't have as good a view.
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We had an enjoyable day on this...
Martha C
, Oct 2017
We had an enjoyable day on this tour. The guide was informative and very supportive. He attended to us, and made sure everything went smoothly. I think his name was Sylvan. My only suggestions for this tour are that 1 it could be longer, and 2 more time could be given to Uzes--perhaps time for lunch in this charming town. The tour did not disappoint!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Really enjoyed the ampitheater in Nimes...
Dolores_M
, Oct 2017
Really enjoyed the ampitheater in Nimes and the unique Uzes.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Overall the tour was informative and...
Catherine_M
, Sep 2017
Overall the tour was informative and the sights and history something to really remember We would have appreciated more time in both Nimes and Uzes. Maybe the trip could be extended to a full day excursion
1 traveler found this review helpful
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We had a wonderful guide, Remy...
Estell_S
, Sep 2017
We had a wonderful guide, Remy. Unfortunately could not go into the staudium in Nimes it was a,holiday. We did see a great film in the Greek Theatre. The PONT DE GARE was wonderful. We were very lucky to have very pleasant people on the tour. It was worth the money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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A must for better understanding of...
vanessadeguz
, Aug 2017
A must for better understanding of Roman influence/impact in France, if not for the sheer awe-inspiring Pont du Gard aqueduct. We then joined the afternoon tour of Luberon area for wine and olive oil tasting. Guide had a great handle on the history and culture of the region.
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The tour company is really good...
Gina O
, Mar 2017
The tour company is really good. Marc was a good driver and excellent guide. Nimes surprised me, it was a lot bigger and more beautiful than I expected. The aquaduct was good to see.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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If you do not wish to go through the...
Kerry B
, Dec 2016
If you do not wish to go through the hassle of renting a car, this tour is absolutely essential. Our tour guide Anne was very well-versed in the entire region and gave us a wonderful picture of what we were seeing on our way to the sites. The Colosseum in Nimes is amazing, although I wish we would have had a bit more time to see the Temple. Our next stops Uzes was well worth the visit and Anne explained its importance as a major Bishopric. At our last stop at Pont du Gard we were afforded enough time to walk around the massive aqueduct and and appreciate what the Romans had done 2000 years ago to bring fresh water to their communities. A wonderful trip.
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The Roman Amphitheater at Nimes was...
Pat_S
, Nov 2016
The Roman Amphitheater at Nimes was amazing but the Pont du Gard aqueduct was the hightlight of the trip. Don't miss it!
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The Roman ruins were stunning and we...
Catherine T
, Jul 2016
The Roman ruins were stunning and we had the best guide I've ever had! She was most knowledgeable.
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We enjoyed it, but the guide didn't...
Lia S
, Jul 2016
We enjoyed it, but the guide didn't talk much with local information before dropping us off.
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Small group tour gave a great chance to...
Susan P
, May 2016
Small group tour gave a great chance to experience this ancient area.
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I didn't end up going on this tour...
Emma M
, Apr 2016
I didn't end up going on this tour. They called to say that there were no other bookings so I was moved onto another, I was then late for that one due to train delays. I called them and they moved me to the next day. Was a wonderful experience, Remy was an excellent guide. Loved every second of it.
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Our tour guide was great. He gave...
Margaret A
, Apr 2016
Our tour guide was great. He gave us excellent advice about how to spend our time, answered our many questions and offered great background on the sites. Like all tours of this type, it can seem rushed but it is a great way to see these types of interesting places if you don't want to drive yourself and have limited time--the tour makes great use of the time you have.
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Description said guide would walk...
Robert W
, Nov 2015
Description said guide would walk with us. Not true. Basically just drove us around, gave us a ticket or pointed us in a direction. Arrived at Pont Du Gard too late to see the informational video.
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Our particular tour did not cover...
Anthony C
, Oct 2015
Our particular tour did not cover some of the attractions as listed, in fact the only attraction that we saw in Nimes was the Amphitheater. Too much time was allowed in the Amphitheater and also in Uzes, where we were just left to wander the town after a very brief descriptive overview of the main sights. What we did see was very good and that added to the frustration of not seeing more of the sights in Nimes. The Pont du Gard, an exceptional engineering feat, was a highlight of the tour.
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From the pick up at hotel Carol was...
Will V
, Oct 2015
From the pick up at hotel Carol was a fantastic guide explains all the history . All the stops for us was well worth doing and so glad we did this tour Special stNd out was the Roman Aqua Duct bridge with the sun setting .thanks Carol we loved our tour on our 33 rd anniversary from Carol and Will Australia

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