Discover Villages in Luberon Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

Highlights

  • Your morning or afternoon small-group tour begins with pickup from your Avignon hotel. Take a seat in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the passing Provençal landscape, famous for endless swathes of lavender and postcard-worthy villages carved from stone. The summer particularly affords glorious views, which you’ll have the chance to capture at photo stops such at the medieval Sénanque Abbey. Explore beautiful Rousillon, a hilltop village at the edge of the Luberon mountain range, marked for its brilliant red stone buildings. Learn about the town’s unique mining history as you view the surrounding ochre cliffs, painted in shades of red and yellow. Then continue to Gordes, one of France’s most gorgeous villages. Composed of white stone, this ancient town seems to rise straight from the earth. As you walk the narrow cobblestone streets, take in the scenery that inspired artists such as Pablo Picasso and Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence.  Your last stop is Fontaine de Vaucluse, a typical provençal village built at the spring of the Sorgues river.  Your 5-hour tour ends with drop-off at your Avignon hotel by early afternoon or evening.

Summary

Your morning or afternoon small-group tour begins with pickup from your Avignon hotel. Take a seat in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the passing Provençal landscape, famous for endless swathes of lavender and postcard-worthy villages carved from stone. The summer particularly affords glorious views, which you’ll have the chance to capture at photo stops such at the medieval Sénanque Abbey. Explore beautiful Rousillon, a hilltop village at the edge of the Luberon mountain range, marked for its brilliant red stone buildings. Learn about the town’s unique mining history as you view the surrounding ochre cliffs, painted in shades of red and yellow. Then continue to Gordes, one of France’s most gorgeous villages. Composed of white stone, this ancient town seems to rise straight from the earth. As you walk the narrow cobblestone streets, take in the scenery that inspired artists such as Pablo Picasso and Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence.  Your last stop is Fontaine de Vaucluse, a typical provençal village built at the spring of the Sorgues river.  Your 5-hour tour ends with drop-off at your Avignon hotel by early afternoon or evening.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Venture through Provence’s landscapes and picturesque villages on this half-day tour from Avignon. Admire the unique red ochre cliffs of Roussillon, and picture the postcard-worthy Luberon village of Gordes and enjoy a refreshing walk in Fontaine de Vaucluse along the river Sorgues up to the resurgence. The river has kept its secrets and many speleologists are searched in vain the exact depth of the well. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience of Provence.

What’s included?

  • Local guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • 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

Please note that the European sanitary pass or vaccination certificate is mandatory to attend our experiences Social distancing, wearing a mask, disinfecting minivans, bikes and equipment, hydroalcoholic gel available. We strictly apply all the sanitary measures in force

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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