Select city tours in Avignon and you can visit many towns and cities in the Provence Region in southern France, rich in history and with a host of great attractions.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM AVIGNON
Marvel at magnificent medieval architecture on this 3-hour walking tour of Avignon, with skip-the-line entry to the Pope’s Palace. Explore UNESCO World Heritage–listed city of Avignon, home to the Papacy and seat of western Christianity in the 14th century.
Follow your guide along the historical city walls for breathtaking views over the Rhône River. Beat the queues and enjoy swift access to the chambers and chapels of the Pope’s Palace. Admire 19th-century architecture in the beautiful Place de l’Horloge and finish with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine.
ROMAN SITES SMALL GROUP DAY TRIP INCLUDING NIMES AND UZES: FROM AVIGNON
Step back in time and discover thousands of years of civilization and heritage on this 5.5-hour Roman sites day trip from Avignon. Follow your guide through ancient Nîmes and discover top city attractions like the Roman amphitheater, Augustus’ Gate and the Maison Carrée — widely considered among the best-preserved Roman temples in the world.
Visit Uzès and admire the Fenestrelle Tower and Saint-Théodorit d’Uzès Cathedral. Marvel at the spectacular Pont du Gard — a UNESCO–listed Roman aqueduct — and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
PROVENCE HALF DAY TRIP: FROM AVIGNON
Delve into rural France and discover stunning scenery and Roman history on this half-day trip through Provence from Avignon. Travel along the Gardon River to the UNESCO–listed Pont du Gard Aqueduct.
Explore the cobbled streets of Les Baux de Provence with your guide and admire top attractions like St Vincent Church, the Museum of Santons and the Hotel des Porcelets. Discover the village of Gordes and enjoy panoramic views over the Provençal countryside. You have the option to upgrade your tour to visit Roussillon, a village nestled deep in the Luberon regional park.
SMALL GROUP TOUR: ARLES, CAMARGUE AND AIGUES-MORTES DAY TRIP: FROM AVIGNON
Uncover ancient history and diverse wildlife on this group day trip from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes, Camargue and Arles.
Wander the cobbled streets of Aigues-Mortes and take a train through the salt marshes outside the city with an expert guide. Enjoy free time to explore Les Saintes Maries de la Mer and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Arles at your leisure. Marvel at wildlife including the herons, swans, flamingos and bulls for which the Camargue is famous. Your tour size is limited to eight to ensure a more personalised experience.
PROVENCE WINE TASTING SMALL GROUP DAY TRIP: FROM AVIGNON
Blend ancient Roman history and traditional winemaking heritage on this 9-hour Provence wine-tasting day trip from Avignon. Take a scenic drive through the Châteauneuf-du-Pape winemaking territories.
Visit two wineries with your guide and sample the wine for yourself during tasting sessions. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Pont du Gard, a 1st-century Roman aqueduct.
Travel deep into the Alpilles mountain range and visit the medieval villages of Les Baux de Provence and Gordes. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
RHONE VALLEY WINE TOUR: FROM AVIGNON
Get the perfect introduction to Rhône Valley wine on this 4-hour tour from Avignon! Led by an expert local guide, your tour visits an esteemed chateau near Mont Ventoux for a tour of its cellars, fermenting rooms and vineyards.
Learn about the region’s exquisite red, rosé and white wines and then sit down for a wine-tasting session — enjoying five of the chateau’s fine wines. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll enjoy personalised attention from your guide.
FULL DAY PROVENCE VILLAGES AND HISTORICAL MONUMENTS WALKING TOUR: FROM AVIGNON
This 10-hour small-group tour will take you to some of the main highlights of the Provence region.
Visit the Fontaine de Vaucluse spring, the Gordes hilltop village followed by the Lavender Museum.
You’ll also visit Roussillon with its amazing colours, and Saint Remy de Provence to admire the Van Gogh’s reproductions. Explore Les Baux de Provence village and gaze at the famous Roman aqueduct, and UNESCO World Heritage site, Pont du Gard.
SMALL GROUP FULL DAY HIGHLIGHTS OF PROVENCE TOUR: FROM AVIGNON
Discover the best of Provence in a small group tour from Avignon with an experienced guide. During this full day tour, you will visit the highlights of the region as: Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Abbey of Senanque, Roussillon, les Baux de Provence, Saint Remy de Provence and Pont du Gard – places full of history, tradition, culture, romans architecture and typical perches villages surrounded by the beautiful nature.
FOLLOWING IN THE STEPS OF VAN GOGH: FROM AVIGNON
Enjoy a small-group tour from Avignon to follow the steps of Van Gogh with an experienced guide. During this half day tour you will visit Arles, where art and history meet in perfect harmony, the sanatorium in Saint Remy de Provence and Les Baux de Provence, one of the most visited destinations in France.
PRIVATE GUIDED BIKE TOUR AROUND L’ISLE SUR LA SORGUE: FROM AVIGNON
You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Avignon and driven to the village of l’Isle sur la Sorgue to begin your guided bike ride. Surrounded by the clear and emerald waters of the Sorgue river, village streets are lined by quaint cafés and waterwheels. Your guided bike ride takes you off the beaten track along country lanes lined by fruit orchards and farmhouses.
You will cycle past sleepy villages on the way to the very source of the Sorgue river, the mysterious spring of Fontaine de Vaucluse. You’ll have free time to visit the spring and enjoy a leisurely restaurant or picnic lunch (not included) before looping back to l’Isle sur la Sorgue by bike.
SMALL GROUP AIX-EN-PROVENCE, VERDON GORGE AND MOUSTIERS STE-MARIE DAY TRIP: FROM AVIGNON
Discover the best of Provence and combine culture and nature on this Aix-en-Provence and Verdon Gorge day trip from Avignon. Explore the Provençal towns of Aix-en-Provence and Moustiers Ste-Marie with an expert guide.
Sample delicious French candy and gain insight into the ceramic trade for which the area is famous. Delve deep into the Verdon Gorge and marvel at soaring limestone peaks, then enjoy free time to swim in the lake and stroll along the beach. Your tour size is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalised experience.
ALPILLES DAY TRIP INCLUDING ST REMY DE PROVENCE, LES BAUX DE PROVENCE AND LUNCH: FROM AVIGNON
Explore the Alpilles regional park on your day trip from Avignon. Visit St Rémy de Provence and its market and explore an olive mill with an olive oil tasting. Admire the views from the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence and the Carrières de Lumières light show. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch while soaking up the Provençal atmosphere.
PRIVATE FULL DAY TOUR OF COTES DU RHONE WITH WINE TASTING: FROM AVIGNON
This full-day private tour will give you the opportunity to discover a great variety of Cotes du Rhone fine wines and feel the typical terroir.
Learn with your guide about the grape varieties used, how they are used and the history of the area. Experience a wine tasting in each cellar visited. Take your lunch in some delicious gastronomic French restaurants (not included), where the cuisine is made of fresh seasonal products, in lovely places. After this tour, the southern Cotes du Rhone will have no secrets for you anymore.
PRIVATE GUIDED BIKE TOUR AROUND SAINT REMY AND THE PROVENCAL COUNTRYSIDE: FROM AVIGNON
You will be picked up at your hotel in Avignon and driven to Saint Rémy de Provence where you will be equipped with a high-quality hybrid bike.
The guided bike tour will take you along seldom-used country lanes through picturesque countryside of olive groves, farmhouses and lone cypress trees, just as Van Gogh painted it during his stay in Saint Rémy. After passing sleepy villages a short climb leads us up to the monastery of Saint Michel de Frigolet where you can choose to enjoy a picnic lunch (not included) with fantastic views.
You will return to the plains where we pass a goat cheese farm, bull farm, and an olive mill before returning to Saint Rémy. A return transfer is included back to your hotel in Avignon.
PRIVATE GUIDED WALKING TOUR THROUGH THE VINES OF CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE: FROM AVIGNON
You will be picked up from your hotel in Avignon by private vehicle and driven for around 30 minutes to the village of Châteauneuf du Pape which is one of the most prestigious wine-making villages in the Rhône Valley.
From the ruins of the medieval castle that crowns the village you’ll have excellent views of the surrounding mountains, the Rhône river and the sea of vines which covers the hills. You’ll leave the village by foot, walking on the farming tracks between the vines of Grenache and Syrah, leading through rolling terrain from one estate to another.
On the way learn the history of wine-making in the region as well as stop in for a wine-tasting. You’ll enjoy a picnic in the vines (picnic lunch not included). After the walk you’ll be driven back to your hotel in Avignon.