Avignon & the tiny villages of the Luberon to L'Isle sur la Sorgue & Gordes

Tour Number

Activity Level

764050


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

French (conversational), English (fluent)

Discover the secrets of the hilltop villages of the Luberon from Avignon to Gordes


L'Isle sur la Sorgue, an ancient town surrounded by a moat of flowing water, dates from the 12th century when fishermen built huts on stilts above what was then a marsh. By the 18th century, canals lined with 70 giant wheels powered silk factories & paper mills, you'll see them as you walk around the town. Today L'Isle is the Venice of Provence, home to antiques villages housing over 300 dealers - a really great way to begin exploring the Luberon. Fontaine de Vaucluse where the largest natural spring in Europe wells up outside the village creates a fast flowing river running through the village dotted riverside cafés & shops the onto Gordes one of the most iconic & beautiful villages of the Luberon onto Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, left with an impressive legacy of ecclesiastical architecture, most notably World Heritage listed Palais des Papes that includes an array of impressive renaissance frescos. Avignon hosts the annual arts festival, the largest in France.

Itinerary

This tour is available to reserve from Marseille or Aix-en-Provence - short drive to Avignon, stop & visit the town with the option to visit the Palais des Papes and the famous Port St Bénezet bridge.

Next travel on to the tiny Luberon village of L'Isles Sur la Sorgue, one of the most interesting & beautiful authentic villages of the Luberon, onto Fontaine de Vaucluse and afterwards a short drive to village the perched hilltop village of Gordes.

Return to Aix-en-Provence or Marseille.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

Duration: 9 hours

This tour is also available for smaller private tours 2 - 6 persons please ask for a quote.

Transportation

Air-conditioned mini-bus with dedicated driver & guide.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euros - Gifts or snacks (historic sites & restaurants accept payments by credit card, but not many accept American Express)

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admission to historic sites & monuments

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    Tour Price

    2869 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    764050


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    French (conversational), English (fluent)

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