Day trip

From Marseille: A Day in Provence

4.6 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: Tylene Tours

From Marseille: A Day in Provence

Activity provider: Tylene Tours
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Discover some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille, including the stunning Palais des Papes. Admire the Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard, explore the medieval city of Avignon, and more.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy free time in Les Baux de Provence, the medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles Mountains
  • Continue to Pont du Gard, the best preserved Roman aqueduct
  • Visit the Popes' Palace and the famous St Benezet Bridge also called 'Pont d'Avignon'
  • Experience a scenic drive through the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape followed by wine-tasting in a winery
Full description

Explore some of the historic sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille, starting with the medieval city of Avignon. Drive along the docks between the Rhône River and historic city walls, looking at the Saint-Benezet Bridge made famous by the children's song, “Sur le Pont d'Avignon.” See the impressive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), the site of the Papacy in the 14th century before their return to Rome. Sample the wines of the Rhône River valley in the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, boasting a castle ruin that overlooks the vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Visit the cellar of a winery for a complimentary wine-tasting session. Next, drive to the Pont du Gard to see the remains of the Roman aqueduct that supplied water to the city of Nîmes. Continue to the Alpilles Mountains to visit the lofty village of Les Baux de Provence, located on a rocky spur overlooking the valley.

Take an unforgettable journey back to the Middle Ages at Les Baux, before your return journey to Marseille.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver guide English/French
  • Wine tasting
  • Entrance to Pont du Gard
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to Museum Pont du Gard & entrance to the Pope's Palace or Bridge in Avignon
  • Any other service or activity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Tours depart from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Vieux Port Marseille

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Our tour guide Florence was very informative and knowledgeable about the sites we visited. She was excellent. The sites were also good, you’ll get to see a lot outside of Marseille that are maybe hard to get to without a car. The only downside was our tour was on a rainy day so we couldn’t tour the site where we did the wine tasting.

November 4, 2022

Tour guide was very knowledgable about the places we visited - excellent translation French and English translation skills Had plenty of time to explore the different places where we stopped and each place was very unique and had their own charm / character. Would definitely recommend if travelling to Marseille and want to experience a day tour

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October 11, 2022

Overall very nice tour with lots to see. The only comment is a choice of timing: we arrived very early to Les Baux village - all shops and restaurants were still closed and starting to open; and then we arrived to Avignon around 13:00, so some of restaurants were going to close for a day-rest break in an hour or so and only touristy bistros were opened (not what I enjoy).. For wine tastes can differ, so I will not say enything here. But otherwise it was a very interesting journey if you like historical places and a feel of Provance. I am glad I went and would recommend.

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September 11, 2022

Product ID: 42315