If you plan to travel from Languedoc to Provence you can of course take the train however you will miss a lot of interesting places along the way. Local knowledge is a valuable thing and we believe that is one of the things that make our Shuttle tours the best way to plan your transfer. You will be sure not to miss anything along the way plus no lugging heavy suitcases and struggling with train changes and the language.
Each Shuttle tour is a private tour just for you regardless of whether you are travelling alone or with companions. Group sizes are up to 8 people but if you are a larger group please let us know, we may still be able to help.
We will pick you up from wherever you are staying in Languedoc and transfers are available to Nimes, Avignon, Nice and many places in between. The tour will be designed just for you based on where we pick you up and where you are heading. Here are some itinerary ideas:
Narbonne Market & the Pont du Gard
Narbonne Market ‘Les Halles’ is a food lovers paradise and we begin this Shuttle tour with a drive to the city and a stroll around the various stalls. During the tour we will taste olives, garlic confit and anchoide plus local cheese and honey. We finish the market tour with an apéro accompanied by a plate of fabulous charcuterie. Now its time to re-join our mini bus and take the scenic drive to the Pont du Gard, a fascinating Roman aqueduct. Here our guide will walk with you to visit this historical monument and you will also have the chance to watch a wonderful film that explains how this incredible structure was created 2000 years ago.
The Pont du Gard is close to Nimes and Avignon so this Shuttle tour is ideal if you are heading for either of these cities.
Aigues-Mortes & the Camargue
Aigues-Mortes is a medieval walled town that rises from the marshes of the Camargue. Its history goes back to Charlemagne, but it was Louis IX of France who built the town in the 13th century and from here he set out for the Crusades. We start our tour with a 45-minute walk around the ramparts which provides wonderful views of the city and the salt lagoons of the Camargue. Your guide will regale you with the history of this wonderful place and you will have some free time to wander the narrow lanes before meeting again for a light lunch.
In the afternoon we visit the little town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer which is the capital of the Camargue and where we will visit the Church of the Saintes Maries de la Mer which was finished in the 12th century and is a focal point here. Now its time to take a scenic drive through the Camargue keeping our eyes peeled for the white horses and black bulls that roam freely and pink flamingos and other bird life.
This tour is ideal if you are heading to Arles or Avignon
Châteauneuf-du-Pape & the Cotes du Rhône
It is possible to reach the Cotes du Rhône from most parts of Languedoc with time to spare for wine tasting. We head first for the left bank appellations of Lirac and Tavel, both of which are famous for their rosé wines but these areas also make wonderful white and red wines too.
After an interesting winery visit we head to the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for lunch and follow this with a walk around the village and a visit to the ruined château which provides us with a wonderful view of the river Rhône too. Our final visit of the day is to a family owned producer of top quality red and white Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines.
This tour is ideal if you are heading to Avignon or close by.
We can design a Provence Shuttle tour to meet your exact request so tell us what you what and we will create a bespoke tour just for you.
The average prices for 8 people depending which itinerary you choose is £145 per person.