Discover some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille, including the stunning Palais des Papes. Admire the Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard, explore the medieval city of Avignon, and more.
What to Expect
Explore some of the historic sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille, starting with the medieval city of Avignon.
Drive along the docks between the Rhône River and historic city walls, looking at the Saint-Benezet Bridge made famous by the children's song, “Sur le Pont d'Avignon.” Go to the impressive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), site of the Papacy in the 14th century before their return to Rome. The largest Gothic palace in Europe, the austere Palais dominates the city (entrance tickets not included).
Sample the wines of the Rhône River valley in the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, boasting a castle ruin that overlooks the vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. You will visit the cellar of a winery for a complimentary wine-tasting session.
Next, drive to the Pont du Gard to see the remains of the Roman aqueduct that supplied water to the city of Nîmes. The tour then continues towards the Alpilles Mountains to the lofty village of Les Baux de Provence, located on a rocky spur overlooking the valley. Take an unforgettable journey back to the Middle Ages at Les Baux, before your return journey to Marseille.
- Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
- Driver guide
- Wine tasting
- Entrance to Pont du Gard
What's Not Included
- Entrance to the Pope's Palace or Bridge in Avignon
- Any other service or activity
Tours depart from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Vieux Port Marseille