3 Night Culture and Truffle in Provence
3 Night Culture and Truffle in Provence Ref: 3PCAT
3 nights Hotel de l'Horloge 4*, Avignon or similar, subject to availability.
1 x Standard Double Room
Pick up from Avignon TGV Station and transfer to the hotel in Avignon centre for check-in.
Enjoy a self-guided visit of the Popes' Palace and the St Benezet Bridge (Tickets & Audio Guides included for both monuments). Dinner tonight is at leisure on your own.
Breakfast in your hotel.
09:00am-19:30pm: Today, enjoy a shared full day tour to discover the most beautiful monuments and spots in Provence. Departure from Avignon to Roussillon, built at the top of an ochre cliff and providing visitors with a beautiful understanding of the harmonious combination of man and nature and of ochre and stone; with all these ochre-washed acades. Enjoy the market in Roussillon (only on Thursday’s). Continuation toward Gordes, which is a village erected on the top of a cliff. Its fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they are fitting. Enjoy the market in Gordes on Tuesday. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse: walk up to the cave from, which the River Sorgue emerges. This impressive resurgence spring hasn't revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain the exact depth of the well.
There will be free time for lunch on your own in Gordes or Fontaine de Vaucluse before we continue to the Pont du Gard (entrance fees included), with a visit of the best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period, dating back to the 1st Century and listed by UNESCO. We then travel to Les Baux de Provence, enjoying a photo stop and some free time to visit this medieval village located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountain range, with its historical centre, beautiful houses of the 16th Century, the Romanesque styled St. Vincent Church. Photo stop at the Antiques in Saint Rémy de Provence (Triumphal Arch and mausoleum) located in an olive-tree field. Enjoy L’Isle sur la Sorgue, village famous for antique shops and the weekly open air market which is one of the most colourful and typical in Provence (on Sunday’s only).
Tonight, enjoy dinner at leisure on your own.
Please Note: The order of visits will then change on Sunday to include the stop at the market in Isle sur Sorgue.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning is at leisure for you to explore at your own pace. Possibility to discover the nice & local covered market “Les Halles” located in the heart of the town. Don't hesitate to buy some local products for a picnic lunch.
16:00pm: Meet your English speaking driver/guide at your hotel, for a private afternoon truffle tour!
Your tour includes: Truffle-hunting, Champagne, truffle hors d'oeuvres and an olive and truffle oil tasting.
Around 21:30pm you will be transferred back to your hotel for your last night in Avignon.
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Avignon TGV Station for your departure or onward journey.
Welcome 3 course Dinner in a Local Restaurant
From AUD $85.00 per night.