Contact Us Book Online & Save

Alpilles Full Day Tour : Baux de Provence, Arles & Pont du Gard (tue, thu, sat)

Reference: PP-D220

Alpilles Full-Day Tour of Les Baux de Provence, Arles & Pont du Gard

Tuesday, Thursday Saturday


BAUX DE PROVENCE, ARLES & PONT DU GARD
Pick up at 9.45 am, meet your guide at Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office.

Cost per person $19.00


ITINERARY SUMMARY

Medieval hilltop village of Baux-de-Provence

You start this daytrip by discovering the authentic and old village of Les Baux-de-Provence. You will stroll by yourself (free time) this perched mountain village of the Middle Ages, full of narrow cobblestone streets, old mansions and the picturesque Saint-Vincent church, and appreciate the panoramic view of Provence landscape from the promontory of the ruined fortress.

The old Roman and Romanesque city of Arles, UNESCO World Heritage

Then your guide will drive you to the historic city of Arles where you will be given free time to visit the Roman monuments such as the Theatre and the Amphitheatre, but also the Alyscamps, painted several times by Van Gogh. Don’t miss the majestic Place de la République, main square of the city, with the spectacular Romanesque Saint-Trophime cathedral famous for its sculpted façade and its cloister, but also the high Roman obelisk in front of the ornate City Hall. Finish by a drink at the Café Van Gogh, inspiration of the famous artist who lived in the city in 1888.

Lunch at leisure in Arles.

 

Pont du Gard, UNESCO World Heritage

Your guide will drive you to the best-preserved aqueduct of the Roman world located in a beautiful setting. Built on three levels during the 1st century, this bridge led clear water from Uzès to Remoulins., upon the Gardon River. Offering one of the most picturesque landscape of Provence, you will be amazed by the mixture of gracious and strong architecture ! Even the several and violent floodings of the river never managed to make this wonder collapse…

6.45 pm : Drop off at Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office. End of the tour.

 


This tour includes

Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan for the day, English speaking escort guide, Pont du Gard tickets.

Maximum 8 passengers per vehicle.

This tour doesn't include

Personal expenses, extras, entrance fees to monuments and museums, meals & drinks, hotel pick up/drop off.

SPECTACULAR LUBERON: Roussillon, Gordes, Senanque Abbey & Calissons 

Provence Small Group Day Tour - Tuesday and Friday (PP-D2)


Guaranteed Departure - This tour is available from March to November.
Discover the National Park of Luberon : top of the hill villages, Senanque Abbey, vineyard... and taste local products during the lunch and during a funny visit of a Calissons d'Aix factory. 

ITINERARY

At 9.00 AM, meet your guide at the tourist office in Aix-en-Provence. Our 8 passengers minivan has air conditioning and comfortable seats.
The journey to Roussillon is the nicest occasion to have a view on the famous perched village of inland Provence, such as Lacoste or Bonnieux. Pastels and ochre colors will attract your eyes  as well as the beautiful hills of Luberon area. The contrast between warm and cold colours is overwhelming.
Ochre trail in Roussillon - Ochre has become the cornerstone of Roussillon's popularity. The village is today a highlight of Luberon, beguiling visitors thanks to its vivid colors. Sculpted by storms, this former ochre deposit today present enchanting scenery, which combines men and nature work. Cliffs, earth pillars, ochre-colored sand hillocks, after being dug out by shovels and picks, are henceforth shaped by the winds and rain.
Roussillon - Provence Tours in Luberon - It’s time now to leave Roussillon to go to Gordes, through a dramatic, narrow and winding road.Gordes -  Known as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Gordes is absolutely captivating. The town is located east of Avignon and just west of Roussillon, and like the latter it was built on top of a hill. The village’s 2,000 inhabitants live in stone houses with terracotta roofs. Gordes also has an impressive castle. The beauty of Gordes on top of the cliff and its panoramic views of the surrounding landscape were not lost on the many famous artists who frequented the village, such as Marc Chagall.
Gordes - Provence Tours in Luberon - Sénanque Abbey - Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey is still a Cistercian monastery, since the mid-12th century, and not a museum or a tourist site. It’s allowed to walk around the valley and the abbey. Stretching out from the abbey buildings is a valley of lavender fields, which are in full flower and fragrance during the summer. The lavender is then harvested by the monks themselves to produce essential oil and other products. The Abbey went through trouble times in history and was ransacked a few times, alternating between flourishing time and destruction. Today and only since 1989, the abbey is again an active monastery. The church is unusually aligned to the north, instead of the east, because of the limited width of the valley in which is sits.
Senanque Abbey and Lavender fields - Provence Tours in Luberon The next, lost in lavender fields is certainly one of the most famous postcards of Provence.Lunch in a typical restaurant with local wines. Lunch with Local products - Provence Tours around in Luberon
Confiserie du Roi René - Created in 1920 in Aix-en-Provence by a master nougatier, the traditional candy store of the king René makes Calissons d’Aix, Nougats from Provence and many other types of local sweets. The use of delicious and local products is the key of their recipes; almond, honey, thyme, lavender, candied fruit...Managed by the third generation of the family, the candy store is now leader in provençal high quality sweets and export in 24 countries!Each generation brought his own innovations to the sweets, keeping the old way of making the Calisson ( a candy made from a paste of ground almonds, candied melon and orange peel on a thin layer of wafer, all covered with bright royal icing) and creating new sweets. In 2012 the King René’s candy store got the label “company of alive heritage”, thanks to its excellence in its culinary tradition.   
06:00PM: Drop off at Aix en Provence Tourist Office. End of the tour.
This tour includes -  transportation in a comfortable full options minivan for the day, English speaking escort guide, walk on the Ochre Trail in Roussillon, sightseeing in the top of the hill village of Gordes, photo stop at Senanque Abbey, guided tour and wine tasting at a local domain, lunch at a traditional restaurant (drinks included), guided tour and tasting of artisanal Calissons d'Aix. 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour doesn't include - personal expenses, extra, other drinks, other meals, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in Aix en Provence surroundings).
Members of
travel at leisure helloworld travel events at leisure atas afta member