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  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $75.43

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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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from your hotel in Avignon or surroundings
Departure Time:
November 2016 to March, 2017
1pm
April 2017 to March, 2018
08:30am
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point


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Pricing information

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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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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kerry B, December 2016

If you do not wish to go through the hassle of renting a car, this tour is absolutely essential. Our tour guide Anne was very well-versed in the entire region and gave us a wonderful picture of what we were seeing on our way to the sites. The Colosseum in Nimes is amazing, although I wish we would have had a bit more time to see the Temple. Our next stops Uzes was well worth the visit and Anne explained its importance as a major Bishopric. At our last stop at Pont du Gard we were afforded enough time to walk around the massive aqueduct and and appreciate what the Romans had done 2000 years ago to bring fresh water to their communities. A wonderful trip.

Reviewed by: pat, November 2016

The Roman Amphitheater at Nimes was amazing but the Pont du Gard aqueduct was the hightlight of the trip. Don't miss it!