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Avignon, Provence & the Camargue

7 Days From £519*
Departing May - October 2017
* Price shown: 14 Oct 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW
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A week in Provence

Enter a landscape of historic cities and stunning hilltop villages, of fields of lavender and sunflowers. Stay in Avignon, and explore Aix, Arles, tiny coastal Cassis and the vast wetlands of the Carmargue, as we spend seven days uncovering the beauty of the very south of France.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A walking tour of medieval Avignon - City of the Popes
  • Entry to the Palais des Papes
  • Seeing the famous Pont d'Avignon
  • Discovering the delightful Provencal towns of Aix and Cassis
  • Arles' rich Roman history
  • The wild windswept Camargue
  • Six nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Ibis Avignon Centre Pont de l'Europe
  • Return flights from the UK to Nice or Marseilles
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly into Nice or Marseilles where our coach will be waiting to carry you through the countryside to Avignon and your hotel, where your Tour Manager will be waiting to greet you.

Day Two

On today's included tour we'll discover Avignon - once protected by 40 stone towers (just one remains). Dominated by the monumental Palais des Papes, Avignon is centred on the cafe-lined Place d'Horloge. Don't miss the celebrated Pont d'Avignon across the Rhone or the opportunity for lunch in one of the famed hostelries.

After the tour and a visit to the Palais des Papes, you'll have time to explore, and perhaps head to the city's Les Halles food market to pick up some local specialities for an improvised picnic lunch.

Day Three

Aix-en-Provence, the "city of a thousand fountains", is one of the great jewels of Southern France. At its heart lie the aristocratic mansions and fountains of the Cours Mirabeau and the old town - a labyrinth of narrow lanes. Birthplace of Paul Cezanne, Aix is home to museums, art schools and galleries, as well as specialist shops and boutiques.

Our second stop, today, is the lovely little Mediterranean resort of Cassis. Stroll around the harbour, stop for a drink at a cafe on the quay, or perhaps take a boat trip up the coast to explore the narrow inlets and gorges of the Parc National des Calanques (payable locally).

Day Four

Spend today relaxing, or join our optional excursion to Nimes and Montpellier. Sometimes called the French Rome, Nimes became a Roman colony in 28BC and still boasts a two-tier amphitheatre, and one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the world - the Maison Carree.

A little way to the south-west, Montpellier is the fastest growing city in France - thanks largely to its three universities and other colleges. Pay a visit to the Musee Fabre (entry payable locally) to view one of the greatest collections of art in France, and wander the pedestrianised city centre, which radiates out from the oval expanse of the Place de la Comedie (often simply called l'Oeuf).

Day Five

Our final included excursion takes us to Roman Arles. Here, the superb archaeology includes a baths, a chariot racetrack and the famed Les Arenes arena. The great cathedral of St-Trophime and several museums add glamour to a city that inspired both Van Gogh and Gauguin.

In the afternoon we'll head into the untamed marshland of the Camargue to explore a landscape of islands and lagoons where flocks of flamingoes sweep across the sky, and herds of black cattle are still protected by traditional herdsmen (gardians) from atop their white horses.

Day Six

Make the most of your last full day in France - either in Avignon's streets and squares or on our optional excursion into the landscape immortalised in Peter Mayle's 'A Year In Provence'.

Spend a relaxed day exploring sun-soaked medieval villages and market towns like Apt, Gordes and Bonnieux, and make the most of your final opportunities to enjoy the local produce.

Day Seven

Transfer back to the airport to check-in for your flight home.

Prices

 Departure AirportDatePrice From
Birmingham20 May 2017 £609.00
Birmingham10 Jun 2017 £639.00
Birmingham24 Jun 2017 £649.00
Birmingham09 Sep 2017 £649.00
Birmingham23 Sep 2017 £635.00
Birmingham07 Oct 2017 £609.00
Bristol13 May 2017 £629.00
Bristol17 Jun 2017 £689.00
Bristol02 Sep 2017 £689.00
Bristol14 Oct 2017 £629.00
Edinburgh13 May 2017 £589.00
Edinburgh17 Jun 2017 £649.00
Edinburgh02 Sep 2017 £649.00
Edinburgh14 Oct 2017 £589.00
Liverpool13 May 2017 £589.00
Liverpool17 Jun 2017 £649.00
Liverpool02 Sep 2017 £649.00
Liverpool14 Oct 2017 £589.00
London City20 May 2017 £669.00
London City10 Jun 2017 £689.00
London City24 Jun 2017 £709.00
London City09 Sep 2017 £709.00
London City23 Sep 2017 £695.00
London City07 Oct 2017 £669.00
London Gatwick13 May 2017 £539.00
London Gatwick20 May 2017 £559.00
London Gatwick10 Jun 2017 £589.00
London Gatwick17 Jun 2017 £599.00
London Gatwick24 Jun 2017 £599.00
London Gatwick02 Sep 2017 £599.00
London Gatwick09 Sep 2017 £599.00
London Gatwick23 Sep 2017 £585.00
London Gatwick07 Oct 2017 £559.00
London Gatwick14 Oct 2017 £519.00
London Heathrow20 May 2017 £669.00
London Heathrow10 Jun 2017 £699.00
London Heathrow24 Jun 2017 £709.00
London Heathrow09 Sep 2017 £709.00
London Heathrow23 Sep 2017 £695.00
London Heathrow07 Oct 2017 £669.00
London Luton13 May 2017 £549.00
London Luton17 Jun 2017 £609.00
London Luton02 Sep 2017 £609.00
London Luton07 Oct 2017 £569.00
London Luton14 Oct 2017 £549.00
London Stansted20 May 2017 £569.00
London Stansted10 Jun 2017 £599.00
London Stansted24 Jun 2017 £609.00
London Stansted09 Sep 2017 £609.00
London Stansted23 Sep 2017 £595.00
London Stansted07 Oct 2017 £569.00
London Stansted14 Oct 2017 £549.00
Manchester13 May 2017 £609.00
Manchester20 May 2017 £629.00
Manchester10 Jun 2017 £659.00
Manchester17 Jun 2017 £669.00
Manchester24 Jun 2017 £669.00
Manchester02 Sep 2017 £669.00
Manchester09 Sep 2017 £669.00
Manchester23 Sep 2017 £655.00

Ibis Avignon Centre Pont de l'Europe

Avignon

The Ibis Hotel is located opposite the city ramparts and within easy reach of the Pont d'Avignon and Palais des Papes.

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Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes from Marseille Airport and two hours and 45 minutes from Nice Airport.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Rail travel packages

This holiday is also available by rail, travelling directly from London to Avignon by Eurostar. The transfer time from Avignon train station to the hotel is approximately 15 minutes.

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