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Highlights of Avignon

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 599

Discover a city of art and culture, imposing medieval walls, Gothic architecture, and the historic Palais des Papes. Enjoy first-class accommodations and a city walking tour including skip-the-line access to the palace. You’ll also discover Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape and enjoy a wine tasting in this world-renowned wine region.


This 4-day French vacation takes you to the medieval city of Avignon. It features first-class accommodations, small group tours, and is an ideal add-on to a longer journey through France.

Your trip to France showcases Avignon, the medieval city that was home to the popes during the 14th century. Staying in a first-class hotel in the city’s core, you’ll spend a few days exploring the city and its surroundings, learning about the fascinating medieval history and enjoying the exceptional food and wine scene. One day, a small group tour will showcase a few of the city’s most famous landmarks, not least of which is the Palais des Papes, the massive Gothic fortress-turned-palace that’s one of Europe’s most beautiful works of architecture and was home to the Pope for around 70 years in the 14th century. You’ll skip the line at the palace and explore its maze of corridors, galleries, and chapels. Another day, head into the countryside to tour the medieval town of Orange and see its collection of Roman monuments like the Triumphal Arch and the theatre. Cap off the day with a trip to Chateauneuf du Pape, where you’ll stroll through vineyards and sample some Cotes du Rhone wine.

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport or train station to continue your onward journey.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 599

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Day 1

Avignon TGV Train station to Avignon Hotels or city centre

Duration1 Hour

Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon Hotel

This charming 4-star hotel is located in a 16th century building and combines historic and modern structures in the heart of Avignon. Initially a Jesuit novitiate, Cloître Saint-Louis became a military hospital in addition to an annexe of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris over the course of several centuries. After renovations, the Cloitre Saint-Louis has been a cultural centre since 1991. Only steps away from the Palais des Papes and famous bridge, guests will not only enjoy its prime location, but its many services and facilities such as a peaceful courtyard, restaurant, private lounge and garden and swimming pool.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon Hotel

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    Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon Hotel


    This charming 4-star hotel is located in a 16th century building and combines historic and modern structures in the heart of Avignon. Initially a Jesuit novitiate, Cloître Saint-Louis became a military hospital in addition to an annexe of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris over ...

    This charming 4-star hotel is located in a 16th century building and combines historic and modern structures in the heart of Avignon. Initially a Jesuit novitiate, Cloître Saint-Louis became a military hospital in addition to an annexe of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris over the course of several centuries. After renovations, the Cloitre Saint-Louis has been a cultural centre since 1991. Only steps away from the Palais des Papes and famous bridge, guests will not only enjoy its prime location, but its many services and facilities such as a peaceful courtyard, restaurant, private lounge and garden and swimming pool.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Small Group Avignon and Pope's Palace Walking Tour

Take a 3-hour shared walking tour to explore the historical center of Avignon with an expert guide. Climb up to the top of the fortified medieval city walls to discover Avignon stretching in all its beauty along the Rhone River. Discover the rich historical past of Avignon where the papacy established in the early 14C. Enjoy skip-the-line access and follow your guide inside the Pope's Palace, the largest Gothic-styled Palace in Europe. In this maze of galleries, chambers and chapels, imagine its luxurious furnishing and sumptuous decoration from the medieval period. Walk on the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge and find out about the secret of the painted windows. See the Town Hall topped with its clock tower and the theatre. Your tour will end with a glass of Cotes du Rhone wine served in a historical place close to the Pope's Palace

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Small Group Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tasting

Join a small group tour to discover Orange, a medieval city with its roman monuments, Triumphal Arch, Antique Theater, one of the best preserved theaters from the Roman period. Then, in Chateauneuf du Pape, enjoy a scenic drive and sightseeing in the vineyards followed by a wine-tasting in a cellar. At the end of this tour, you will have a good introduction to the wines of the Rhone Valley as your expert guide will provide you with explanations about "terroir", grape varieties, vinification and aging cellars.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Avignon Hotels or city centre to Avignon TGV Train station

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays April - October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 nights' first class accommodations
  • Small Group Avignon & Pope's Palace Walking Tour
  • Small Group Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tasting
  • Meals as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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27 Oct 2019
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