Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

4 Reviews

  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration: Flexible (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3555CITYAP
The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church's influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI.
The Popes' Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15,000 square meters of floor space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals). See over 20 rooms, scenes of historic events, in particular the popes' private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.

The Pont d'Avignon (Pont St Benezet) was the first construction over the Rhone river, between Lyon and the Mediterranean sea in the 12th century. The bridge had 22 arches and covered approximately 900 meters linking Villeneuve les Avignon to Avignon. The bridge collapsed in the 17th century and the king did not want to pay for restoring the bridge. Today, the bridge has 4 arches, and is still so famous for the French song "Sur le Pont d'Avignon"

There is no guide or transport included. Your ticket allows fast track entry to the above attractions.

Choose a half day minivan tour (8 persons maximum) with French and English speaking driver from the following tours:

  • Lavender and villages in Luberon (Gordes, Roussillon and Lavender Museum) on Tuesday morning, Friday morning or Wednesday afternoon
  • Stone Monuments (St Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence and Pont du Gard) on Wednesday morning, Tuesday afternoon or Friday afternoon
  • Van Gogh in Provence (St Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence and Arles) on Monday morning, Saturday morning orThursday afternoon
  • Culture and Wine (Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape) on Thursday morning, Monday afternoon or Saturday afternoon

Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Avignon
Departure Time:
At your leisure
Duration:
Flexible

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.


Pricing information

Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

Popes Palace, Avignon

Inclusions:
  • Entrance tickets
  • Half day minivan tour of your choice
  • Audio guides at Popes' Palace and Pont d'Avignon
Exclusions:
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Guide (except on minivan tour)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Transport (except on minivan tour)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation of this product will be received at time of booking
Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Additional details

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michael V, July 2016

Palais des Papes, Pont D and #39;Avignon and an unexpectedly beautiful and interesting Lavender Field and Sault Village visit. Tops!

Reviewed by: Wiiliam B, October 2015

We did the Lavender tour that included a tour of the lavender museum and side trips to Gordes and Rousilon. Small coach and just eight of us made it great. Excellent tour guide who was right on time and very engaging. We did the Papal Palace on our own, which is a must see.

From USD $101.81

View price calendar



1.

Select Travel Date

Flexible date guarantee


2.

Enter total number of travelers: