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4.4 stars(28 reviews)
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A French holiday including a cruise along the Rhône

7 days Sold out

2022 Tour code: AVB22

About the tour

A destination that's inspired artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and culture. Staying in the delightful city of Avignon, we explore Roman Provence, cruise along the Rhône and sample the regional flavours with a gourmet food tour and a wine tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Hotel de l'Horloge, Avignon

Hotel de l'Horloge, Avignon

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Novotel Avignon

Novotel Avignon, Avignon

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Eurostar

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4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 28 reviews

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Peter Johnson

3 stars

Submitted 23/Oct

On paper, a most interesting holiday but October was clearly NOT the month to travel. The holiday season was over, so the river cruise from Arles to Avignon was cancelled and the visit to Arles by rail helpfully organised by the Tour Manager was a poor substitute as virtually every café there was shut. The climate in Avignon was cold and windy so it was almost impossible to sit outside for coffee anywhere. The latter part of the tour using a coach was more interesting and successful, with some good visits as advertised, though too long looking at the production of Nougat. We could all have enjoyed more time at Vignobles Mayard where the wine tasting was a great event Hotel l'Horloge was acceptable with friendly staff, but our room on the top floor was hard to access, as was the Breakfast Room without going outside. Our Tour Manager Philip Ellson was brilliant and deserves commendation for rewriting part of the programme to cater for the cruise cancellation and doing a daily update to keep us all informed.

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P Hewetson

4 stars

Submitted 22/Oct

Well planned. Tour Guide excellent

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Ann Senior

3 stars

Submitted 22/Oct

HOTEL VERY POOR, THE ROOM WAS FAR FROM BEING SUPERIOR WHICH IS WHAT WE BOOKED AND PAID EXTRA FOR. THE HOLIDAY ITSELF WAS ALRIGHT, BUT SOME TOURS WERE CANCELLED. THE TOUR MANAGER WAS VERY GOOD CONSIDERING THE PROBLEMS HE HAD TO SOLVE.

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Dr P Hill

5 stars

Submitted 20 Oct 2019

excellent organisation. No problems

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Mr D Williams

5 stars

Submitted 13 Oct 2019

A very satisfying holiday and a most enjoyable time was had with a good friendly bunch of fellow travelers.

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Mr A Woods

5 stars

Submitted 21 Jul 2019

I have already completed a survey form. Why are you asking again?

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