Spend some wonderful family-bonding time in Provence with your children as you explore the imposing Palace of the Popes, the charms of Arles, the curiosities of Les Baux de Provence and enjoy a private olive oil tasting session.
DAY 1: EXPLORING THE PALACE OF THE POPES
In the morning, your private chauffeur will pick you up at the train station in Avignon and drive you to your hotel. Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, meet your private guide in front of the Palace of the Popes. Explore this magnificent and world-famous fortress in Avignon and learn about the medieval lives of the Popes and inhabitants through a fun-filled, family-friendly private tour. This medieval fortress and palace served as the papal residence during the 14th century. With stories of fortifications, treasures, luxurious banquets and wars, you and your children will enjoy every second of this family-friendly tour. A game booklet will be given to each child to keep then even more engaged.
DAY 2: LES BAUX DE PROVENCE AND OLIVE OIL TASTINGS
In the morning, your chauffeur will drive you to Les Baux de Provence. They will be at disposal for the whole day. Let the past and present unite as you discover the charming medieval town of Les Baux de Provence and the spectacular light show in its abandoned quarries. Follow your private, fully-licensed guide as they take you through the narrow streets of the medieval town and its castle. Then walk downhill and treat yourselves to a one-of-a-kind light show inside the abandoned quarries. An artistic and historical experience you will never forget! Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, your chauffeur will drive you to an olive oil mill. Learn all about the secrets of one of Provence’s specialties, olive oil, through a fun-filled visit of a traditional oil mill, followed by a tasting session that includes other local specialties. The region produces some of the best olive oil in the world and this is your chance to learn all about this old tradition. After the activity, your chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel in Avignon.
DAY 3: THE ROMAN HERITAGE OF ARLES
In the morning, your chauffeur will drive you to Arles. They will be at your disposal for the entire day. Travel back in time to some 2,000 years ago and discover Arles’ beautiful Roman heritage sights: from the iconic arena, still used today, to the ancient theater. Created by Julius Caesar, Arles was a vibrant and established Roman city, and some of its most iconic buildings still stand. Start with an amazing visit to the museum with a private, fully-licensed guide. Then, follow them to the Roman amphitheater (arena) and theater. A game booklet will be given to each child to keep then engaged and entertained throughout the visit. Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, and depending on your train schedule, your chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you Avignon train station.
WHERE YOU WILL STAYOur price offer is based on a 5-star hotel called the Hotel d’Europe, built in 1580 and located in the medieval center of Avignon. The two connecting Prestige Rooms (breakfast included) are 35 sqm each and are equipped with a double bed (or two twin beds) a luxurious marble bathroom and all the necessary amenities. This hotel has been selected by Family Twist for its warm attention to families, location and hospitality.
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