Best of Luberon in an afternoon from Avignon

Highlights

  • Your 6-hour tour begins with afternoon pickup by comfortable minivan from your Avignon hotel. Enjoy sun-kissed river views as you arrive at your first stop, the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard. Considered an ancient work of art, this three-tiered construction is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. View the perfectly preserved masterpiece of ancient engineering and the rushing Gardon River below. Next, head south to the Les Baux de Provence – a fortified medieval village carved straight from the limestone-rich earth. Meander through the narrow stone streets to view the many original 16th-century houses, the labyrinthine ruins of Château de Baux and other main attractions such as the Museum of Santons and St Vincent Church. 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. If you’ve purchased the standard tour, you’ll return to your Avignon hotel from Gordes. 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.

Summary

Your 6-hour tour begins with afternoon pickup by comfortable minivan from your Avignon hotel. Enjoy sun-kissed river views as you arrive at your first stop, the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard. Considered an ancient work of art, this three-tiered construction is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. View the perfectly preserved masterpiece of ancient engineering and the rushing Gardon River below. Next, head south to the Les Baux de Provence – a fortified medieval village carved straight from the limestone-rich earth. Meander through the narrow stone streets to view the many original 16th-century houses, the labyrinthine ruins of Château de Baux and other main attractions such as the Museum of Santons and St Vincent Church. 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. If you’ve purchased the standard tour, you’ll return to your Avignon hotel from Gordes. 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.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Delve into rural France and discover stunning scenery on this half-day trip through Provence from Avignon. Travel along the Luberon regional park and stops in some of the famous villages. Roussillon, Ménerbes, Lacoste and the village of Gordes, dry-stone built hilltop village.

What’s included?

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)

  • Driver/guide

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Hotel pick up / drop off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 5h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Discover Provence’s ancient roots and winemaking traditions on a half-day tour of the Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards from Avignon. Wind through the verdant vineyards of the Rhône Valley to distinguished wine estates in both areas to sample fine wines and learn about local varietals. Explore the ruins of the Pope's formal summer residence in Châteauneuf-du-Pape before heading back to Avignon.

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