Treasures of Provence 2019

Treasures of Provence 2019

Avignon, Pont du Gard, Nîmes, the Camargue: what a list of 'must see' places!

8 day Holiday


Sunday 7 July  £799


Single supplement £175




INCLUDES: 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

               Excursions as described

               Channel crossings by Ferry

Day 1 Sunday

Dijon is our destination following a morning ferry crossing to Calais. Dinner, bed & breakfast at Hotel Kyriad or Ibis.


Day 2 Monday

Down the Rhône Valley to Provence checking in to the BestWestern Uzès Hotel for 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast. Porterage is included anda welcome glass of wine with the first dinner. Set menu on the day of arrival; choices plus vegetarian option on the other days. Tea/coffee afterwards included.

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Day 3 Tuesday

To Arles where there are some of the best-preserved Roman monuments, the amphitheatre (seating 20,000) and the theatre. Plus a number of places associated with Van Gogh and Gaugin. From there we cross the Camargue (part of the Rhone Delta), carefully managed to preserve the flora and fauna; horses and flamingos being the best known. Visit the walled town of Aigues Mortes

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Day 4 Wednesday

We have chosen Wednesday for a day at leisure in Uzès because there is a market this morning on the Place aux Herbes. Uzès is a pleasant small town to explore and a pool and gardens awaits back at the hotel for when you have finished with sightseeing

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Day 5 Thursday

Excursion to Avignon where massive ramparts enclose a fascinating town. We know it best for the Palais des Papes and the semi-destroyed bridge which inspired the song ‘Sur le Pont d’Avignon’. Cruises on the Rhône are possible here. Then to Les Baux, a strange, deserted, medieval citadel looking like a rocky plateau.

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Day 6 Friday

To sparkling, clean, sunlit Nîmes. Sights include the Roman Maison Carrée and the impressive Amphitheatre. Then to Pont du Gard, the 2,000 year old aqueduct built by the Romans to bring fresh water from Uzès to Nîmes.

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Day 7 Saturday

The dramatic scenery of the Massif Central as we follow a different route homewards. Dinner, bed & breakfast at our hotel in Nevers or Bourges.

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Day 8 Sunday

To Calais and a late afternoon ferry to Dover and home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Lived-in Provence still casts its magic spell – as it has for 2,000 years – to attract us to the sunshine and the sights. So much to see and wonder at… the Pont du Gard, the Maison Carrée in Nimes, the Amphitheatre in Arles, white horses and flamingos on the Camargue, the Bridge and the magnificent Palais des Papes in Avignon.


BEST WESTERN HOTEL, UZÈS . This traditional family-run hotel sits in a tranquil position at the foot of the beautiful town of Uzès. Each of the 65 comfortable bedrooms features a TV, hairdryer and air conditioning. The bedrooms are reached from the main building by an undercover walkway. The hotel is decorated in the traditional medieval colours of the Duchy, centred around the pleasant outdoor swimming pool and gardens. The welcoming bar, restaurant and terrace also lead to the outdoor pool. Ground floor rooms, lift, leisure facilities, WiFi.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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