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From Avignon: Magic Luberon Private Tour

1. 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.

Provence: Guided Tour of the Hilltop Villages of Luberon

2. Provence: Guided Tour of the Hilltop Villages of Luberon

Start your day of discovery with a convenient pick-up service from your driver/guide. You will be met in the lobby of your accommodation in Provence, or from your cruise ship departure terminal. After a short meet and greet with your friendly driver, you will take a brief, scenic drive toward the hilltop villages of the Luberon, where your day's activities will commence.  Upon your arrival in Luberon, your guide will get you acquainted with this magnificent location with a sightseeing tour of some of the villages' most beautiful landmarks. Stroll through Luberon and witness the village of Gordes, considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of France. See the Cistercien abbey of Sénanque and marvel at the infamous red and yellow ochre color palette of the county of Roussillon. Whilst here, enjoy a spot of wine tasting and taste the wine that is famously manufactured in this region.  At lunch, participants are free to pick a beautiful place to sit and have a picnic whilst marveling at the view surrounding them. Alternatively, you can choose to have a restaurant booking made on your behalf - the choice is all yours!  Enjoy the views of Bonnieux and Saignon, a location that will grant you spectacular views of the valley from a high vantage point. Shortly after this, you will get to see a lavender distillery, a feast for the senses awaits you here. You will finish your day off in comfort with a trip back to your accommodation or cruise terminal in your private, air-conditioned vehicle. 

From Avignon: Private Walking Tour from Gordes to Sénanque

3. From Avignon: Private Walking Tour from Gordes to Sénanque

You'll be picked up directly from your hotel in Avignon by private vehicle and transfer (less than 1-hour) to the picturesque village of Gordes, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. After exploring the stunning medieval streets, your guide will lead you along the walking paths lined with ancient stone walls. On seldom-used trails and through the thyme-laden hills, you will reach the 12th century Sénanque Abbey, completely intact, and a jewel of Romanesque architecture. It sits in a hidden valley framed by lavender fields. You will be able to visit the Abbey if you wish (there are regularly scheduled guided tours lasting an hour, not included). Beyond the abbey, climb on a path with magnificent aerial views of the ancient buildings. You will reach a pass before a leisurely descent back to Gordes, finishing your loop. The fully guided walk will be 10 kilometers in total and require approximately 3-hours of walking time on easy but rock paths.  

From Aix-en-Provence: Sidecar Beer and Wine Full-Day Tour

4. From Aix-en-Provence: Sidecar Beer and Wine Full-Day Tour

On this day trip from Aix-en-Provence your guide will drive you across Montagne Sainte Victoire, where you will stop for a swim in an idyllic mountain lake. Next, you'll see the limestone cliffs of Gorge du Verdon, before tasting exquisite regional produce from a lakeside brewery and a wine estate in Luberon. After setting off in the sidecar of a classic motorcycle, your adventure will take you into the winding mountain roads of Montagne Sainte Victoire. This breathtaking ridge inspired a well-known painting series by local artist Paul Cézanne. Next stop is one of two idyllic lakes - Lac d'Esparron or Lac de Sainte Croix - where you can dive into the glorious turquoise waters. Then, after drying off, you will hop back in the sidecar to see the magnificent limestone canyon of Gorges du Verdon - one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Then, the hill-top drive will continue to a brewery nestled on the edge of a lake at an altitude of over 500m. A range of 6 beers awaits your palette: including the Hibiscus rosé, Blanche calisson, the original blonde, or the famous Triple. The last stop on your unique adventure will be a visit to a wine estate in the heights of the Luberon. Here, you will sample fine wines from the regional produce while taking in the panoramic views from the heart of the Prealps in southern Provence.

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What people are saying about Luberon

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Perfect stress-free way to see some of the best of Provence

My partner and I had a brilliant 2-person private tour through the Luberon region this July (2017), setting off from Avignon. The best aspects of the tour can be summarised thus: -A friendly, knowledgeable, humorous and interesting guide who tackled questions on history and everyday life in the region -Not having to drive, especially through the narrow streets of the hill-top towns -Having the opportunity to select exactly what we wanted to do and for how long, and to be able to divert from the planned route whenever we wished -Avoiding the worst of the tourist crush by setting out early It's not the lowest cost way of seeing the region of course, but totally worth it.