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Avignon, Provence & the Camargue

7 days from £589*
Departing: May - October 2018
* Price shown: 20 October 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW
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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 France

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: Explore Avignon on a guided tour

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: Visit Aix-en-Provence and the Mediterranean resort of Cassis

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: Enjoy the chance to visit Nimes and Montpellier

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: Visit Roman Arles and the Camargue

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: Enjoy the chance to explore the Luberon Mountains

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: Fly back to the UK

Transfer back to the airport to check-in for your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bristol
Bristol 12 May 2018 £689
Bristol
Bristol 02 June 2018 £739
Bristol
Bristol 16 June 2018 £739
Bristol
Bristol 22 September 2018 £739
Bristol
Bristol 20 October 2018 £669
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 May 2018 £669
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 June 2018 £719
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 16 June 2018 £719
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 September 2018 £729
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 20 October 2018 £649
Liverpool
Liverpool 12 May 2018 £669
Liverpool
Liverpool 02 June 2018 £719
Liverpool
Liverpool 16 June 2018 £719
Liverpool
Liverpool 06 October 2018 £689
Liverpool
Liverpool 20 October 2018 £649
London City
London City 19 May 2018 £719
London City
London City 09 June 2018 £749
London City
London City 23 June 2018 £749
London City
London City 15 September 2018 £759
London City
London City 29 September 2018 £739
London City
London City 13 October 2018 £699
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 May 2018 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 May 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 June 2018 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 June 2018 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 June 2018 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 June 2018 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 September 2018 £669
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 September 2018 £669
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 September 2018 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 September 2018 £649
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 October 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 October 2018 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 October 2018 £589
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 May 2018 £719
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 May 2018 £719
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 June 2018 £749
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 June 2018 £749
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 June 2018 £749
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 June 2018 £749
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 September 2018 £759
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 September 2018 £759
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 September 2018 £739
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 September 2018 £739
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 October 2018 £699
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 October 2018 £699
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 October 2018 £699
London Luton
London Luton 12 May 2018 £629
London Luton
London Luton 02 June 2018 £679
London Luton
London Luton 16 June 2018 £679
London Luton
London Luton 08 September 2018 £689
London Luton
London Luton 20 October 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 12 May 2018 £629
London Stansted
London Stansted 19 May 2018 £649
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 June 2018 £679
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 June 2018 £679
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 June 2018 £679
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 June 2018 £679
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 September 2018 £689
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 September 2018 £689
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 September 2018 £679
London Stansted
London Stansted 29 September 2018 £669
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 October 2018 £649
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 October 2018 £629
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 October 2018 £609
Manchester
Manchester 19 May 2018 £709
Manchester
Manchester 09 June 2018 £739
Manchester
Manchester 23 June 2018 £739
Manchester
Manchester 15 September 2018 £749
Manchester
Manchester 29 September 2018 £729
Manchester
Manchester 13 October 2018 £689

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.

Mercure Pont D'Avignon Centre ★★★★

Located between the Pont d'Avignon and Popes Palace, this hotel benefits from an excellent location right in the city centre.

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.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 30th November 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, and Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM). 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 8.1 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
(10 out of 10)

CHRISTINE

Troon, South Ayrshire Couple
A brilliant introduction to the south of France. I fell in love with Provence. Will definitely go back. So many historical sights. Enjoyed the many contrasts from beautiful cities, rural landscape, perched villages, the wonderful Callanques of Cassis and stunning wetlands of the Camargue. The icing on the cake was Avignon itself. I am still trying to take it all in.
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 09 November 2017
(9 out of 10)

ALAN

Newport-on-Tay Couple
Hotel room very small but clean. Good information from tour guide. Would have liked more time at Pont Du Gard
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 07 November 2017
(8 out of 10)

ELSPETH

Inverness Friends
An excellent trip. All the excursions were well worthwhile and varied. The tour manager Neville was well informed and organised all arrangements very well. A very pleasant, helpful person. The coach driver Regis was also very good, with good local background to the area.
The Ibis Hotel rooms were rather small but the facilities clean and adequate. The buffet breakfasts gave an excellent choice. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful.

The flight arriving at Nice meant rather a long coach journey of 2.5 hours.

Overall a most enjoyable trip.
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 06 November 2017
(9 out of 10)

LINDA

Dundee Couple
Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday all the trips were very good and our tour guide Neville was excellent . The staff at the hotel were also excellent, the breakfasts were very nice , the accommodation which we knew about was basic, although it was very clean and also in a good location.
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 06 November 2017
(5 out of 10)

PHILIP

Adelaide, South Australia Couple
Hôtel staff were fine but
# Hotel rooms too tight for two
# Drains smelt
# As dinner was not included, the nearest restaurants were too far away for retirees to go to after a full day of sight seeing.
Confirmed traveller: 13 October 2017
Published on: 22 October 2017
(8 out of 10)

RICHARD

Couple
Avi
Confirmed traveller: 15 September 2017
Published on: 18 October 2017
(7 out of 10)

PATRICK

Guildford Couple
A series of flying visits to a number of the most scenic spots in Provence provided a great introduction to places you might wish to visit for a longer period. We were glad we upgraded our Hotel to the city centre as we got more of a flavour of Avignon old town and better facilities.
Confirmed traveller: 15 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017