Lavender Tour Half Day Trip from Aix en Provence (shared)

Highlights

  • Enjoy breathtaking sights surrounded by the 'Blue Gold'

  • Visit the most photogenic Lavender fields of Provence

  • Understand the difference between Lavender & Lavendin

Summary

Experience the Sights and Scents of Provence’s Lavender Fields on this half day trip from Aix en Provence.


Tour info

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-64 years)
€60.00
Child: (5-11 years)
€30.00
Commentary
Afrikaans, English
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

  • 08:45am Meet at the Aix en Provence Tourism Office

  • 09:00am Depart from Aix en Provence
  • 10:00am Reach the Lavender fields
  • 11:15am Visit a Lavender producer
  • 01:00pm Return to Aix en Provence, end of our services

Wander the lavender fields & Take in the wonders of Provence.
Departure for the Plateau de Valensole the largest and most famous lavender area of Provence. During the tour, enjoy many stops along the lavender road and free time among lavender and sunflower fields according to flowering periods. Visit a traditional lavender distillery shop to discover the lavender and lavandin essential oils making process, olive oil and lavender honey. You will drive through typical landscapes and lavender fields

This is the time of the year when Provence puts on her purple and golden  dress. June and July are the months of blooming lavender and sunflowers fields. Lavandin and wild lavender grow in an altitude of between 500 and 1700m, in the sun and on a dry soil. It is a delight for your senses. Lavender is a treasure for the eyes, the nose and the palate. You can stroll among lavender plants, spot butterflies and bees working on the flowers, taste a lavender ice cream and by lavender products. Valensole is a particularly popular destination for its large fields of lavender alternating with waves of shining sunflowers. Simply stunning. The best time to come to Provence for photo opportunities is late June to mid-July.

What’s included?

  • Discover the Lavender fields around Valensole

  • Visit a local Lavender producer

  • Great Photo opportunities along the way

  • English-speaking local driver/guide

  • Travel in Premium A/C vehicle

  • Bottled water in the minivan

  • Free wifi access on board

  • Meals and drinks

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions

  • Personal insurance and expenses

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Things to know

Before you book

  • Tour only available between 06/15 to 07/15 - flowering season

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate

  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will reschedule or refund

  • Price is per person

Before you go

  • Please be ready 15 minutes before departure time

  • Please bring sun glasses, cap or hat and sun cream

  • Tour is operated in English

  • Small group option, maximum 8 persons

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

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