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Avignon Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace

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    What to Expect
    Your 3-hour sightseeing tour of historic Avignon begins in the morning. Meet your guide in at a central location near the Pope’s Palace and stroll through the town’s historic center. As you walk, hear about Avignon’s extensive history, officially beginning with Roman conquest in the sixth century BC, though most renowned as the papal residence during the 14th and 15th centuries. 
    Follow medieval streets and alleys, and climb to the top of the city’s famous ramparts – medieval constructions that were restored in the 19th century. From atop the ancient walls, enjoy sweeping vistas of the Avignon city and the rushing Rhône River. 
    Next, head to Popes’ Palace, the world’s largest Gothic palace and a UNESCO-listed site, where you’ll have skip-the-line access to tour the building’s impressive interior. Learn about medieval life in the palace and explore galleries, fresco-adorned chapels, papal apartments and grand ceremonial rooms.
    Finish your excursion with a visit to the Place de l’Horloge (Clock Tower Square), the main square in the heart of town from which the clock is – ironically – hardly visible. However, you’ll view the beautiful opera theater and city hall before heading to a historic local bar for a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine.
    Your walking tour ends in central Avignon in the afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    33 Rue de la Balance, 84000 Avignon, France
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    1: The Square Palace, 1 Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon, France
    2: Restaurant Bar à Vin Le 46, 46 Rue de la Balance, 84000 Avignon, France
    • Guide
    • 1 glass of Côtes du Rhône wine
    • Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes
    • Entry/Admission - The Square Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Restaurant Bar à Vin Le 46
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not suitable for children under 4 years old
    • There are a series of steps to climb to reach the Pope's Palace
    • Anyone under 18 will not be served wine at the end of the tour
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    It was a nice tour, the tourist guide was good, gave us a lot interesting information. The palace and Avignon are beautiful, we have finished our tour with a glass of wine, in style. Recommended

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Zoran M
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I didn't even want to go on the tour. Who needs a guide? They have 'histopads' or audio guides surely. But that was before we met Julien! He was utterly delightful. Funny, knowledgable and passionate about his beloved Provence. In the all too brief three...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank kimandvickij
    Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

    This was a nice succinct tour. Guillaume was great and spoke very good English. He managed to navigate our small group around the hordes or large groups and give us the highlights while skipping the dull parts. And ending up with a nice wine tasting...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank seofabulous
    Reviewed 24 May 2019

    Excellent tour. Beautiful structure and easily understood by the instruction the audio guide gives. Fascinating how the castle is laid out and how the Pope’s used each room to accommodate catholicism. Tour takes a couple of hours to do well and includes quite a few...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank michael m
    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    We enjoyed this tour with just my wife and I and our teen daughter and niece. Our guide Marc kept a nice pace while not only sharing good and interesting info and facts on the history of Avignon and the Palais des Papes but also...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    2  Thank hanleydouglas
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