Discovery Family Avignon & Palace of the Popes

Discovery Family Avignon & Palace of the Popes

9 hours | Marseille (Provence) | M R S - 6 0 0
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Avignon
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This wonderful exploration of one of France's most loved regions, starts when you meet your driver and guide ship-side for a drive through colorful Provence. Journey along Durance River, to historic Avignon, passing vineyards, orchards, and olive and cypress trees. Join your guide for a walk around the Palace of the Popes, which stands proud in the heart of Avignon. This abandoned, fortified palace became the residence of nine popes from 1309 to 1378 during their exile from Rome. Their time here became known as the Great Schism and their palace remains one of the largest medieval Gothic buildings in France. Stroll the galleries, chambers and chapels with their grand arches before walking to the old town to view the historic arched Pont d'Avignon bridge, which dates back to 1171. Enjoy a traditional Provencal lunch with wine, before browsing the shops for souvenirs.

Special Notes:

The drive to Avignon takes approximately 90 minutes. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

This tour involves climbing many stairs while visiting the Palace of the Popes. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Palace of the Popes

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 02:30
Time at site: 01:00
Inside visit: Yes
Steps: 30
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes

Guided walking tour of Avignon

Transport type: Walking
Time at site: 01:30
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 900
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Lunch at a leading local restaurant

Time at site: 01:15
Inside visit: Yes
Restroom available: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Free time for shopping

Transport type: Walking
Time at site: 01:15
Free time at site: 45
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 900
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 01:30