AVIGNON & PONT DU GARD
Avignon and Pont Du Gard Tour Includes: Our shore excursion from Marseilles to Avignon and Pont Du Gard includes private transportation and English speaking tour guide, walking tour of Avignon, picnic lunch with wine, parking and tolls, visit of Pont du Gard.
Note: Rates do not include optional admission to Avignon monuments and other personal expenses.
Departure Point: Dock of Marseilles
ALL OUR SHORE EXCURSIONS AND PRIVATE TOURS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED TO MEET YOUR UNIQUE GOALS. Perfect for families with kids, seniors and those with mobility issues.
This Marseilles private shore excursion features a private tour to Avignon, which was home of the papacy in the 14th century, and perhaps the largest and the most beautiful house of the Gothic world. You’ll have the “chance to dance on the Old Bridge St Benezet,” as the song goes, and discover the rich architectural heritage (churches, former bishoprics, clock towers).
For lunch, you can enjoy a unique and casual tasting experience in one of Avignon’s markets, where mouth-watering platters of olives, tapenades, cold cuts, oysters, organic breads and local cheeses will be prepared especially for you in a very Provençal atmosphere.
After lunch, your private guided tour of Pont du Gard and Avignon continues to Pont du Gard. This huge, perfectly preserved Roman aqueduct supplied running water to the city of Nimes and beyond. This marvel of engineering work has endured two millennia, attracting scientists, artists and visitors from all over the world. Your guide will show you the 1,000-year-old olive tree a few yards away from this incredible site. This is one of the highlights of this Provence shore excursion. This magnificent monument is situated at the rim of Gardon Canyon. From its heights, one can admire the landscape of the valley and follow the flow of the Gard River, tributary of the Rhône.