Roman Sites Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon, Including Nîmes and Uzès

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  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3555_05
Step back in time and discover thousands of years of civilization and heritage on this 5.5-hour Roman sites day trip from Avignon. Follow your guide through ancient Nîmes and discover top city attractions like the Roman amphitheater, Augustus’ Gate and the Maison Carrée — widely considered among the best-preserved Roman temples in the world. Visit Uzès and admire the Fenestrelle Tower and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral. Marvel at the spectacular Pont du Gard — a UNESCO–listed Roman aqueduct — and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
Meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan at your accommodation in Avignon, then travel out of the city on the 45-minute drive to nearby Nîmes. With ancient Roman history and heritage round every corner, Nîmes is widely considered among the most historically significant cities in Europe.

On arrival in Nîmes, follow your guide through the city and discover top attractions such as the Roman amphitheater, Augustus’ Gate, the Castellum and the Maison Carrée — considered by many to be among the best-preserved Roman temples in the world. Listen as your guide details the sites’ historical significance, and gain insight into thousands of years of Roman civilization.

Continue on into the Garrigues countryside to the charming city of Uzès, a medieval stronghold dating back to the 1st century. Admire the grand Place aux Herbes (Uzès’ picturesque square), the Episcopal palace, the Fenestrelle Tower and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral, and gain insight into the roles they’ve played in Uzès’ rich history.

Leave Uzès behind and head onward to the mighty Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century. Spanning the width of the Gardon River, the Pont du Gard is widely considered among the finest Roman constructions still standing in Europe.

Enjoy panoramic views over the Gardon River from your vantage point near the Pont du Gard, then hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Avignon, where your Roman sites day trip will come to an end.


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Tour departs from your hotel in Avignon or surroundings
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April to October
2pm
November to March
1pm
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Roman Sites Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon, Including Nîmes and Uzès

Roman Sites Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The amphitheater in Nimes may be closed for concerts or events. In this case the audio guided visit will be replaced by a photo stop at the amphitheater and entrance to the Maison Carrée
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: arthurandshirley.umbers, July 2015

fantastic tour. Went at the right time of the day and ended when it was cooler. Tour guide Violet was very informative.

Reviewed by: rcwhitejr, July 2015

In spite of the weather, this was truly a fantastic trip with a wonderful guide.

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Tour code: 3555_05