Provence by Rail

6 days from £399 per person

Departures through to November 2010
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Travelguru Paul Gogarty says:

Travelling by train offers many advantages over flying; not least because the journey actually feels like part of the holiday. These well balanced itineraries offer the opportunity to learn a great deal about the area you are visiting through a series of excursions accompanied by a knowledgeable tour manager. All in all, it’s a relaxing and easy way to discover different parts of France

Provence, a region immortalised in countless films and books, conjuring up images of sleepy villages, boules, rustic cuisine and robust wines. It is also a region that boasts some of the best preserved Roman sights in the world, beautiful cities with world class museums and stunning scenery including rich vineyards and fragrant olive and peach groves. See it all on this 6 day tour travelling by Eurostar and TGV trains.

Itinerary details

Lavender fieldsDay 1

Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Lille and onwards to Avignon by TGV. On arrival, transfer by coach under tour manager's direction to hotel for check in for 5-night stay on room and continental breakfast basis.

Day 2

Full day excursion to Aix-en-Provence and the Luberon.

Day 3

Morning excursion to Uzes and the Pont du Gard. Afternoon free.

Day 4

Full day excursion to Orange and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Orange Day 5

Full day excursion to Arles, Baux-de-Provence and the Camargue.

Day 6

Travel by TGV from Avignon to Lille and onwards by Eurostar to Ebbsfleet or St Pancras.



Located on the main thoroughfare in central Avignon, the Bristol enjoys a superb location in the heart of the city. Facilities at this traditional 3-star hotel include bar and comfortable bedrooms with private bath/shower, TV and telephone. There is also a ground floor brasserie (under separate management) serving inexpensive meals throughout the day.Bristol Hotel WebsiteAVIGNON GRAND

The superior 4-star Avignon Grand Hotel is located directly opposite the old city walls and a 10 minute walk to the main square. The upgrade supplement is £160 per person. The single room supplement here is £220 total. All rooms are spacious with modern facilities.

Avignon Grand WebsitePre-tour accommodation is available at the Travel Inn, London King's Cross St Pancras, about 5 minutes walk from St Pancras, at an approximate rate of £90 per room. Bookings can be made direct with the hotel on 0870 990 6414 or visit their website at

Included in the price:

  • Return Eurostar and TGV from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Avignon.

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