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Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Les Baux de Provence Tour from Marseille

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Marseille, France

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icon11 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Soak up the bounty, beauty and history of Provence on a full-day trip from Marseille. In Avignon, the ‘City of Popes,’ you’ll discover ancient and medieval art and architecture on a guided, small-group tour. Pop into the Popes’ Palace (own expense) before continuing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape to sample fine Provençal wines in an elegant château. Finish with a visit to the medieval hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence.
  • Full-day highlights of Provence tour from Marseille with an expert local guide
  • Discover Avignon on a walking tour and see the 14th-century Popes' Palace
  • Visit the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to tour a chateau and sample its acclaimed wine
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard – a Roman aqueduct near Nimes
  • Explore pretty Les Baux de Provence independently and admire picture-perfect views
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
Meet your guide in the morning at Marseille Vieux Port for your whirlwind tour from Marseille to Avignon, Les Baux-de-Provence, and the prestigious wine estates of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. An hour-long drive through rolling hills of lavender and vineyards brings you first to Avignon.

Though Avignon boasts an ancient Roman origin, the city is known as the home of the Papacy during the 14th and 15th centuries, when the French Popes adorned the city in opulent architecture and art. With your guide, visit Pont Saint-Bénézet – Avignon’s fabled 12th-century bridge – the lovely Notre-Dame des Doms Cathedral and the lavish Popes’ Palace. Take an optional interior tour of the UNESCO-listed palace (own expense) to see fresco-adorned chapels, galleries, and the papal apartments. You’ll then have free time to purchase your own lunch before leaving Avignon.

Next, travel south to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a lovely town in the Rhône Valley surrounded by prestigious wine estates. Marvel at the rolling vineyards, learn about the region’s distinct viniculture and terroir, and stop at a charming winery to taste fine wine and tour the wine cellars. Then hop back in the coach for a short drive to the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard – a massive, three-tiered Roman aqueduct that spans the mighty Gardon River.  

Finish your tour with a trip to Les Baux-de-Provence – a fortified medieval village perched in the Alpilles Mountains. Take some time to wander the cobblestone streets, visit the labyrinthine ruins of the Baux Castle (own expense) and snap dramatic photos from the lofty vantage point over the Luberon plains. 

After a full day of sightseeing, enjoy a relaxing ride back to Marseille Vieux Port. You’ll arrive by early evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Les Baux de Provence
Free time in the medieval village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pont du Gard
Admire the best preserved asqueduct from the Roman time.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Avignon
Free time to discover the Papal city
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)
Photo stop
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Palais des Papes
Possibility to visit the Popes Palace
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Enjoy a wine tasting in one of the winery of the village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Les Baux de Provence Tour from Marseille?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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  • "Overall, it was a quick was to see a lot of Provence, but there was not much value for the money." See review
  • "Good guide, but not enough information in Aix and Cassis." See review

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Our Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape experience
Pio_A
, Mar 2020
This was an amazing tour. The Palace of the Popes in Avignon is a must see. The wine tasting place in Chateauneuf-du-Pape made us real wine connoisseurs through the short lecture of Pauline, the wine expert at the winery we went to. Our tour guide, Florence, made our trip worth while with the knowledge she imparted on areas that we passed through. She was very friendly.
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Provence-Alpes-Côte in a day
sccharron
, Nov 2019
It was an amazing tour. Our guide/driver, Remy from Tylene Tours was very charming and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him.
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Average tour
Sam N
, Sep 2019
Good guide, but not enough information in Aix and Cassis. If we did not ask we would have not seen much site in Marseille either. Still recommend this tour.
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A great day out!
Jane E
, Sep 2019
This was our third tour booked through Viator and once again we were not disappointed. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and we managed to fit a lot of experiences into the one day. Thoroughly recommend booking through Viator.
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Our guide, Gaelle, was wonderful. My...
Francisco C
, Mar 2018
Our guide, Gaelle, was wonderful. My only disappointment was not having enough time in Avignon. I would have preferred to not go to Chateauneuf-du-Pape and spend the time enjoying Avignon. It took a god couple of hours to get there and back for three thimblefuls of wine. Les Baux de Provence is a beautiful town and we enjoyed visiting it.
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Best way to survey the area and see...
Ross P
, Mar 2018
Best way to survey the area and see some amazing sites in a short amount of time. Our tour guide, Gale, provided a wealth of history and useful information. Highly recommended!
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In spite the heavy rains, Remy made...
Vivien O
, Jan 2018
In spite the heavy rains, Remy made this trip very pleasant. He was friendly, very organized in making our itinerary there were only two of us in this tour and even marked the interesting sites in each place we stopped.
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We really enjoyed Avignon and...
abrown3289
, Oct 2017
We really enjoyed Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but were underwhelmed with Les Baux de Provence. The views were beautiful, but too much time was given to wander the village, which didn't have much to offer. We also had to pick up a second set of travelers in Aix, which was basically wasted time. There was not really any history given on the way to Aix because she was waiting for everyone to be on the tour. Overall, it was a quick was to see a lot of Provence, but there was not much value for the money.
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A very full day! The only Wish we...
Christian B
, Oct 2017
A very full day! The only Wish we had had more time in Avignon, a city WAY too big to visit in 90 minutes!! Le Baux de Provence, on the other hand: WOW!!
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We especially liked the tour guide...
RUSEN Y
, Oct 2017
We especially liked the tour guide Benjamin. This is a day long and satisfactory tour.

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