2 Night The Best of Provence
2 Night The Best of Provence Ref: 2PBOP
2 nights Hotel Danieli 3*, Avignon or similar, subject to availability.
1 x Standard Double Room
Pick up from Avignon TGV Station and transfer to the hotel in Avignon centre for check in.
Afternoon is at leisure to visit Avignon on your own with the tickets for Popes' Palace and Pont d ‘Avignon with a “HistoPad”.
Tonight, appreciate a 3 course dinner (without drinks) in a fine restaurant.
Breakfast in your hotel.
09:00am: Pick up at your hotel for a full day shared tour. The most beautiful monuments and spots in Provence.
Departure from Avignon to Roussillon, built at the top of an ochre cliff and providing visitors with a beautiful understanding of the harmonious combination of man and nature and of ochre and stone, with all these ochre-washed facades. Enjoy the market in Roussillon (only on Thursdays). Continuation toward Gordes which is a village erected on the top of a cliff. Its fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they are fitting. Enjoy the market in Gordes (only on Tuesdays). Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse. Upon arrival, walk up to the cave from, which the
River Sorgue emerges. This impressive resurgence spring hasn't revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain the exact depth of the well.
There will be free time for lunch on your own in Gordes or Fontaine de Vaucluse before we continue to the Pont du Gard (entrance fees included). Here we visit the best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period, dating back to the 1st Century and listed by UNESCO.
In Les Baux de Provence, there will be a photo stop and free time to visit this medieval village located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountain range, with its historical centre, beautiful houses of the 16th century and the Romanesque styled St-Vincent Church.
Photo stop at the Antiques in Saint Rémy de Provence (Triumphal Arch and mausoleum) located in an olive-tree field. Enjoy L’Isle sur la Sorgue, village famous for antique shops and the weekly open air market which is one of the most colourful and typical in Provence (On Sundays only).
Please Note: The order of visits will then change on Sunday to include the stop at the market in Isle sur Sorgue.
19:30pm: Return to your hotel. Enjoy a 3 course dinner (without drinks) in a fine restaurant.
Today after breakfast, check out of your hotel.
09:00am: Pick up at your hotel for a morning shared tour. A panoramic tour of the city and its roman monuments, Triumphal Arch, Antique Theatre (entrance ticket and audio guide included) one of the best preserved theatres from the Roman period. Châteauneuf du Pape, scenic drive and sightseeing in the vineyards followed by a wine tasting in a cellar. Good introduction to the wines of the Rhône Valley. During the tour, get explanations about "terroir", grape varieties and vinification and the aging cellars.
13:00pm: Drop off at the hotel. There will be time at leisure before being transferred to Avignon TGV Station for your departure or onward journey.
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From AUD $159.00 per person.