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Discover Avignon - 'City of Popes' by Eurostar

Discover Avignon - 'City of Popes' by Eurostar

Thu 14 June 2018: Escorted Coach & Eurostar Holiday to Avignon with Johnsons Coaches 8 Days

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The city of Avignon is in the heart of the Provence and is a lovely city to explore, with boutique-lined streets, leafy squares and an impressive wall that entirely encircles the old city. From here, we take in some of the loveliest towns and villages of this beautiful region, offering us an insight into the Provencal way of life!


Your Holiday Includes:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 5 nights half board in Avignon

  • 2 nights bed & buffet breakfast in London

  • Hotel porterage

  • Thames River cruise

  • Return Eurostar train from St Pancras to Avignon (2018 timetables are still to be published & this journey may involve a change of train in Paris)

  • Wine tasting & review of Chateauneuf du Pape wine

  • Entrance to the site of Pont du Gard

  • Guided walking tour of Nimes

  • Guided Provencal tour with entrance & audio-visual show to Carrieres Lumieres


Not included: All lunches, Porterage of Bags on Eurostar



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We travel to London with free time for lunch at Covent Garden, before enjoying a scenic afternoon Thames River Cruise before checking into our hotel for overnight bed & breakfast.


An early transfer to St Pancras where we board our Eurostar train with our courier for the speedy journey through France to Avignon. Upon arrival, a local coach transfers us to our hotel for our 5-night stay. Tonight, our Johnsons tour coach and driver will meet us at the hotel.


A day at leisure in our new surroundings.


This morning, we make our way to Chateauneuf du Pape. Most famous for its fine wine, we can explore the narrow, twisting, medieval lanes and stop at the Place de la Fontaine. Whilst here we visit the Cave du Verger des Papes vineyard, before continuing to the Roman town of Orange, where we spend time in the ancient, historic centre.


We visit Pont du Gard Museum, home of the ancient Roman Aqueduct, before continuing in the afternoon to the attractive town of Nimes, an important outpost of the Roman Empire that is packed with well-preserved Roman monuments. A guided walking tour is included.


A full days guided Provencal tour visiting the typical Provencal village of L'Isle-sur-la-Sugrue then on to St Remy de Provence for lunch. Later, we continue to the extraordinary Carrieres Lumieres near Baux - a former quarry that presents art-based multimedia shows, projecting images of famous paintings set to music - A true spectacle!


We transfer with our courier to Avignon TGV Station for our return train to St London Pancras. Upon our late arrival, a Johnsons coach will transfer us to the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury for overnight bed & breakfast.

2nd Thursday

Departing after our buffet breakfast we pause at Henley-on-Thames, before returning home mid-afternoon.

Your Hotel


4* Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury London

Located in a quiet street area, close to Tottenham Court Rd underground station. A 10-minute walk of the British Library and 15 minutes from the British Museum.


4* Novotel, Avignon Centre

Located in the heart of Avignon, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of the Place L’Horloge and 1 klm from the Palais des Papes. Seasonal outdoor pool available.


Hotel Facilities:


En Suite Bedrooms 


Hospitality Tray 




Duration, Departure Dates & Price

8 Day Tour



Thu 14 Jun – Thu 21 Jun 2018 - £1475

Tour Departs 8.00am

Returns By 4.00pm




  • Single Room: £430

  • First Class Upgrade on Eurostar: £130 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.

£250 per person for all air and cruise holidays.


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