1. France
  2. Provence
  3. Avignon
  4. Pont du Gard

From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tasting

Product ID: 42315
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.
About this activity
Duration: 11.5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy free time in Les Baux de Provence, the medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles Mountains
  • Continue to Pont du Gard, the best preserved Roman aqueduct
  • Visit the Popes' Palace and the famous St Benezet Bridge also called 'Pont d'Avignon'
  • Experience a scenic drive through the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape followed by wine-tasting in a winery
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Entrance to Pont du Gard
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to the Pope's Palace or Bridge in Avignon
  • Any other service or activity

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Meeting point

Tours depart from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Vieux Port Marseille

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the Provence countryside. Thank you.

Our guide, Ginny (Virginia), was very friendly and informative. She made the journeys in between the locations fun and was very happy to answer questions etc. Each location was worth stopping at although it would have been nice to have longer in the village near the Quarry of Lights. But overall it was very enjoyable and we are glad we signed up.

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September 16, 2019

Great guide and interesting tour

Our guide, Coco, was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. For me this tour was about seeing as much as possible in one day, and it definitely ticked all the boxes. Our tour was in a comfortable, modern minibuss, and was run in French and English, but the guide swapped easily back and forwards, and the same information was given in each language. Lunch is not included, but there were plenty of options in Avignon. There are also options to buy entrance to additional things during your sightseeing time, like the Pope's Palace in Avignon, or the castle at Baux-de-Provence, but many people on the tour enjoyed just wandering around without this - there is plenty to see in any case. Thank you for a great day 'en Provence'!

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September 9, 2019

Nice places to visit, not the best schedule

The trip was very interesting, but I think there should be more time to visit Avignon rather there spending an hour in Les Boux or watching the Roman Pont du Gard, which you could do in 15 minutes. Very dissappointing wine tasting; the sommalier was extremely unfriendly, not explaining anything about wines we were trying. I guess they think their wines are so good and famous that they don't need any marketing, but what she was presenting was in fact anti-marketing. It spoilt somehow the overall impression of the trip.

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October 9, 2018

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Product ID: 42315