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PAIRING OF ARLES AND A PICNIC HIKE IN ALPILLES NATIONAL PARK

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $1541 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $1669 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $1887 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $2052 USD
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PAIRING OF ARLES AND A PICNIC HIKE IN ALPILLES NATIONAL PARK

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Your arrival into Arles is lovely. The city bends around the curve of the river and delivers that magic that was captured in Starry Night by Van Gogh. After you disembark, you will enjoy your private walking tour of Arles with your private guide. There seems to be a secret around every corner. Arles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and sits on a low hill where the Rhône river branches in two parts to the sea. The town dates back to the 7th century BC, and was a major Gallo-Roman city. The major Roman sites, such as the Arena and the Theater, are unique in that they are integrated into the houses and buildings of the town, rather than sitting apart as they do in so many other towns of this size.

The streets of this city are truly medieval in character: narrow and winding between ancient buildings. Automobile traffic is permitted on many of them, but walking is much easier than driving. The Roman ruins sit surprisingly in the midst of business. There are numerous plazas and squares, usually anchored by a church. It is a town that you can feel as you travel through it, the history and the culture are so apparent.

If you wish you will visit a beautiful 11th century monastery which was converted into a psychiatric clinic. It was at this location that Vincent Van Gogh voluntarily committed himself for treatment. There he painted some of his most famous works.

Though your walk through Arles was a little bit of exercise, you will now take a ride to a lovely area where you can enjoy a nice hike in Alpilles National Park.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier or hotel
  • Private licensed English speaking guide in Arles
  • Roundtrip private transportation to Alpilles National Park
  • English speaking driver/hiking licensed guide
  • Picnic lunch of local cheeses, jams, and other specialities. Dessert, wine and water provided.
  • Return stop in St. Remy if time allows
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Mandarin($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Admission to the Roman Amphitheatre is 8€ per person. Admission to the Van Gogh Monastery/hospital is 6€ per person. Neither are included but payable at each site.
• Lunch is included as described.
• Please dress comfortably for your hike as well as your walking tour.
• Gratuities to your guides are not included.