Essence of Avignon
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 685
FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover a city of art and culture, imposing medieval walls, Gothic architecture, and the historic Palais des Papes. Enjoy a small group walking tour, including skip-the-line access to the palace. You’ll also discover Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape and 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.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 685
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Avignon TGV Train station to Avignon Hotels or city centre
Cloitre St Louis
Housed in a 16th-century building and boasting a traditional and a more contemporary area, this charming hotel is located right in the heart of Avignon, at just a 5-minute walk from Palais des Papes and 10 minutes from TGV station, offering easy access to the main sites of the city. The accommodation units are beautifully appointed with modern décor and excellent facilities including air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. Enjoying a unique and original place, the on-site restaurant invites travellers to sample a delicious seasonal menu, while overlooking the beautiful cloister's courtyard. The rooftop terrace offers a fantastic sun-deck and a seasonal swimming pool, where guests can relax and take a refreshing dip into the sparkling water. The hotel also features comfortable meeting rooms with natural light, ideal to celebrate seminars, banquets and receptions.
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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
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.
Avignon Hotels or city centre to Avignon TGV Train station
Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays April - October
- Private arrrival and departure airport transfers
- 3 nights first-class accommodations in Avignon
- Small Group Avignon & Pope's Palace Walking Tour (max 8 guests)
- Small Group Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tasting (max 8 guests)
- Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1)
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- 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.
10 Jun 2021