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Avignon, Provence & the Camargue

7 days from £519*
Departing: September 2017 - October 2018
* Price shown: 14 October 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON!

OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*

A week in Provence

Enter a landscape of historic cities and stunning hilltop villages, where ripening vineyards, summer's lavender and sunflowers bathe in golden sunshine. Stay in Avignon, and explore Aix, Arles, tiny coastal Cassis and the vast wetlands of the Camargue, as we spend seven days uncovering the beauty of the very south of France.

Avignon, Provence and the Camargue Holiday Highlights

  • A walking tour of medieval Avignon - City of the Popes
  • Seeing the famous Pont d'Avignon
  • Discovering the delightful Provencal towns of Aix and Cassis
  • Arles' rich Roman history
  • The wild windswept Camargue

What does the price include?

  • Six nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the three-star Ibis Avignon Centre Pont de l'Europe (upgrades available)
  • Visits to Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Arles and the Camargue
  • Entry to the Palais des Papes
  • 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 to your selected airport and make the scenic transfer to Avignon and your holiday base.

Day Two

Our half-day guided introduction to historic Avignon will bring to life the fabled 'City of the Popes', dominated by the monumental 'Palais', with its battlements and crenellations. Avignon is an engaging, bustling city, centred on the place d'Horloge, with its market stalls and cafes - the perfect spot from which to watch the world go by. The tour, which will also include the celebrated Pont'd'Avignon, celebrated in the French folk song known to children everywhere, is followed by the chance to soak up the atmosphere of the historic city.

Day Three

Today's included excursion travels first to Aix-en-Provence, one of the great jewels of Southern France, with one of Europe's most stunningly beautiful town centres crowned by the famous cours Mirabeau, the city's 'grand boulevard', shaded by plane trees, and with its Old Town of narrow lanes. After the chance to explore, this afternoon is spent in idyllic seaside resort Cassis, on the shores of the blue Mediterranean, before you return to Avignon for the evening.

Day Four

Rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, or join today's wonderful optional excursion to two of the great cities of southwest France, Roman Nimes and stylish university seat Montpellier, the former famed for its two-tiered Roman amphitheatre, its preserved temples and elegant old town of tree-lined boulevards, and the latter boasting a wonderful pedestrianised heart, centred on a vast open space known as 'l'Oeuf'.

Day Five

The final included excursion is to Arles, one-time capital of Roman Gaul, whose superbly preserved remains - baths, a chariot racetrack and the famed Les Arenes arena - bear witness to its former importance. The afternoon is spent discovering the untamed landscape of the fabled Camargue, the marshland of lagoons and tiny islands where wild, white horses, black bulls and flocks of flamingos are watched over by traditional herdsmen or gardiens.

Day Six

A last day is free to make the most of Avignon, or join the final optional excursion to the Luberon, a region described in the best-selling 'Year in Provence' book by author Peter Mayle. A relaxed day will introduce the area, with the opportunity to sample local produce along the way, before you return to Avignon for a last evening.

Day Seven

Bid "Au revoir" to your hosts, and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK, after a wonderful Provencal holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2017 £629
Bristol
Bristol 12 May 2018 £629
Bristol
Bristol 02 June 2018 £679
Bristol
Bristol 16 June 2018 £679
Bristol
Bristol 08 September 2018 £689
Bristol
Bristol 22 September 2018 £679
Bristol
Bristol 06 October 2018 £649
Bristol
Bristol 20 October 2018 £609
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 October 2017 £644
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 May 2018 £609
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 June 2018 £659
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 16 June 2018 £659
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 September 2018 £669
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 22 September 2018 £659
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 October 2018 £629
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 20 October 2018 £589
Liverpool
Liverpool 14 October 2017 £589
Liverpool
Liverpool 12 May 2018 £609
Liverpool
Liverpool 02 June 2018 £659
Liverpool
Liverpool 16 June 2018 £659
Liverpool
Liverpool 08 September 2018 £669
Liverpool
Liverpool 22 September 2018 £659
Liverpool
Liverpool 06 October 2018 £629
Liverpool
Liverpool 20 October 2018 £589
London City
London City 09 September 2017 £709
London City
London City 23 September 2017 £695
London City
London City 07 October 2017 £669
London City
London City 19 May 2018 £659
London City
London City 09 June 2018 £689
London City
London City 23 June 2018 £689
London City
London City 15 September 2018 £699
London City
London City 29 September 2018 £679
London City
London City 13 October 2018 £639
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2017 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2017 £585
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2017 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 October 2017 £519
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 May 2018 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 May 2018 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 June 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 June 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 June 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 June 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 September 2018 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 September 2018 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 September 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 September 2018 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 October 2018 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 October 2018 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 October 2018 £529
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 September 2017 £709
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 September 2017 £695
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 07 October 2017 £669
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 May 2018 £659
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 June 2018 £689
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 June 2018 £689
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 September 2018 £699
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 September 2018 £679
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 October 2018 £639
London Luton
London Luton 07 October 2017 £569
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2017 £549
London Luton
London Luton 12 May 2018 £569
London Luton
London Luton 02 June 2018 £619
London Luton
London Luton 16 June 2018 £619
London Luton
London Luton 08 September 2018 £629
London Luton
London Luton 22 September 2018 £619
London Luton
London Luton 06 October 2018 £589
London Luton
London Luton 20 October 2018 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2017 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 September 2017 £595
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 October 2017 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 12 May 2018 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 19 May 2018 £589
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 June 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 June 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 June 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 June 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 September 2018 £629
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 September 2018 £629
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 September 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 29 September 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 October 2018 £589
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 October 2018 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 October 2018 £549
Manchester
Manchester 09 September 2017 £719
Manchester
Manchester 23 September 2017 £655
Manchester
Manchester 19 May 2018 £649
Manchester
Manchester 09 June 2018 £679
Manchester
Manchester 23 June 2018 £679
Manchester
Manchester 15 September 2018 £689
Manchester
Manchester 29 September 2018 £669
Manchester
Manchester 13 October 2018 £629

Ibis Avignon Centre Pont de l'Europe ★★★

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

Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes ★★★★

This well-located hotel is situated in the heart of Avignon, close to the Popes Palace and Pont d'Avignon, making it ideal for exploring the city.

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.

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.

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.

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.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Avignon, Provence & the Camargue reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Avignon, Provence & the CamargueScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
(9 out of 10)

LINDA

portsmouth Single traveller
A snapshot of the main hi-lights of the Avignon area. Varied and interesting.
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

AUDREY

Single traveller
Excellent holiday-Neville is an outstanding guide
Confirmed traveller: 26 May 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

ODETTE

Poole, Dorset Single traveller
Very busy and enjoyable as I booked all the optional excursions. The driver was very good and the hotel manager very nice.
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

GEOFFREY

Crewe Couple
We were the first group of a new holiday & there were some teething problems, mainly concerning the hotel which, although clean, was unhelpful in providing any snacks(which were advertised) & was in a bad location for restaurants unless you were happy to walk around 20mins., which many of our party could not do. The hotel should be changed in future . The tour guide was very pleasant but you could tell we were his first tour (not enough preparation had gone into some trips e.g. sometimes no maps given out BEFORE arrival at a destination, only afterwards when it was irrelevant). Some tweaking needs to be done on this tour before it will be completely satisfactory. Most people on our tour would be happy to pay more to have a better hotel in a better location.
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 05 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

BRUCE

Southsea (Portsmouth) Couple
It was a delightful week - with perfect late Spring weather, and covering some of the best things in Provence. The hotel was only just about adequate, but friendly, and well-placed for getting to know Avignon well. The Tour leader was a charming and friendly man, but barely up to the job.
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 05 June 2017