Avignon Private tours

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Private Walking Tour of Avignon

1. Private Walking Tour of Avignon

Walk through one of the most charming cities in southern France on this 2-hour tour of Avignon. See the impressive Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge at Pont St. Bénezet as you explore the city's sidewalk cafes, elegant squares, and delightful tree lined boulevards. Surrounded by imposing medieval walls, Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century, with seven successive popes making the city their home. In an attempt to rival Rome's Papacy, Avignon's architects designed many of the city's magnificent features, including the superbly preserved defensive walls and the monumental Palace of the Popes ̶ one of the most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. From lesser-known attractions in Avignon to its most renowned sites, you will be accompanied by an expert local guide who will share with you the history and secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage listed city.

Marseille: Jewish Heritage in Provence 8-Hour Tour

2. Marseille: Jewish Heritage in Provence 8-Hour Tour

The presence of Jewish communities in the South of France dates back to the beginning of the Roman Gaul era after the fall of Massada in 73 CE. These communities improved the cultural life of the area, especially in the artistic, scientific, medical, mystical, and philosophical fields.  Meet your minivan and tour guide in Marseille and begin an 8-hour private tour of the region. Stroll through former Jewish places like Carpentras, Cavaillon, Avignon, and Aix-en-Provence. Visit the old synagogues and cemeteries and appreciate the fascinating history of Jewish people of Provence.

Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

3. Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

Meet your guide at 9:00 AM and start your Provence tour by the visit of Saint Remy de Provence. Explore the Provencal market on Wednesday, or have a look at the reproductions of Van Gogh works near the asylum where he stayed for one year.   Your next step is Les Baux de Provence, a typical Provencal village that used to be a medieval stronghold. The paved streets and the amazing panorama will charm you. Then, head off to to Arles and visit the Roman monuments such as arenas or follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh in this rich historical and cultural city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, have your lunch break (not included). Go to the Pont du Gard where you will discover the famous Roman aqueduct. After a historical comment, you can walk around to find your best photo spot. Finally, enjoy a visit to a wine museum in a reconstituted roman antic winery on an archeological site. Have a wine tasting of the the unique “Vinum Romanum”, wines elaborated from original recipes found in the writings of eminent Latin authors.

Avignon: Wine Tasting Tour

4. Avignon: Wine Tasting Tour

First of all, you begin by walking the streets of Châteauneuf-du-Pape adorned with fountains and up to the castle built by Pope John XXII. The AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the greatest French wines and an iconic wine of the southern Rhone Valley. Next, you will visit a wine museum which displays a large collection of tools used in wine making dating back to the sixteenth century. Then you will visit wineries and taste several wines. You will visit Gigondas, famous village for his organic wine, classified in Côtes-du-Rhône Villages. Gigondas has also a real Provençal atmosphere with ites old facades and wineries. Finally, you will go to Séguret, one of the most beautiful villages of France. It offers beautiful stone paved pathways for a walk in the shade of its old walls in a dreamy atmosphere. 

From Avignon: Magic Luberon Private Tour

5. From Avignon: Magic Luberon Private Tour

Enjoy a hotel pick-up at around 08:30 (hotels located in downtown Avignon) and get ready for your 9-hour journey through Luberon.  First, stop at Fontaine de Vaucluse and admire this charming village by the river Sorgue. Walk up to its spring, one of the biggest of Europe and then walk down the cliff. Then, go to Sénanque Abbey and take beautiful pictures of this typical 12th-century abbey surrounded by lavender fields.  Your next step is Gordes. After the photo stop at the "belvedere", visit this famous hilltop village made of local dry stones, and explore the flourishing Provencal market on Tuesday. Then head off to the Provencal village of Roussillon, which weaves its spell throughout the year, as the shades of ochre of the houses and the ground vary with the sunlight. This is where you will take your lunch break (not included).  In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the perched village of Bonnieux. Your guide will drop you at the top and pick you up from the bottom.Your final stop will be Menerbes, a preserved village, made famous by Peter Mayle's novels. There you can choose what you want to visit: wine tasting houses, galleries, historic monuments or simply somewhere to have a drink. Your guide will then take you back to your hotel or accommodation in Avignon.

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What people are saying about Avignon

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Claude was a very knowledgeable guide who showed us the highlights of the old city in Avignon. We got some interesting history plus information about local and current highlights.

The Genoa city sightseeing tour was informative and the driver / conductor were helpful. I recommend this activity to help inform you of all of the attractions in the city.

It was wonderful to have a local guide teaching us about the area! She was patient with our teenagers and kept them as engaged as possible:).

A perfect mix ...

... from culture and history, from small discoveries and hidden pearls. It was really a nice tour with a super friendly leader

Marc is a learned and friendly guide Excellent visit of a city that we already knew but about which Marc taught us a lot