NEW About the tour: The Perfumes and Colours of Provence

A land of contrasts and Roman heritage – join us as we uncover the history, passions, colours and flavours of the fascinating Provence region of France. Known for its diverse landscapes, from the Cemargue plains to the deliciously fragrant lavender fields, Provence is as fine on the nose, as it is on the eyes. Discover the impressive Pont du Gard, the ancient seaside town of Saintes Maries de la Mer and walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh and discover the scenery from some of his famous paintings. Learn about the Lavender grown in the area of Luberon, at the Lavender Museum at Coustellet and discover the Roman delights, nestled into the commune of Orange. So why not fill your lungs with one of France's most picturesque regions on this incredible holiday?

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 evening meal
  • Convenient joining points

9 days from £899 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach then onwards to Reims for an overnight stay.

    Continue to the historic town of Avignon, where we arrive this evening for a six-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We travel to the ‘City of Fountains’ - Aix en Provence, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along shady tree-lined Cours Mirabeau.

    Here you can follow in the footsteps of the town’s favourite son, artist Paul Cézanne, and see the Brasserie Deux Garçons, where he was said to have been a regular visitor.

    Some of Aix’s many fountains can be seen around Cours Mirabeau or the nearby Mazarin district, with its 17th century town houses.

    Whilst in Aix, why not sample the local delicacy- almond paste sweets named ‘Calissons d’Aix? We return to Avignon for time at leisure this afternoon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Aix-en-Provence
    Aix-en-Provence

    Included highlights

    • Aix-en-Provence
    • Avignon

    Today we visit the iconic Pont du Gard, a vast bridge and aqueduct built in Roman times to carry water to the city of Nïmes, and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Soak up the atmosphere of this ancient monument as you walk across the lower spans, or discover the local history and heritage by visiting the on-site museum.

    We continue to Nïmes, a pretty town, known for its Roman monuments – in the town centre see the ‘Maison Carrée’ a restored temple, or the atmospheric Roman arena still used as an events venue.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Pont Du Gard
    Pont Du Gard

    Included highlights

    • Pont Du Gard
    • Nimes

    Join us for an optional excursion into the Luberon, a region known for its hill-top villages, the beauty of its landscapes, and for its association with the author Peter Mayle, who lived here, and whose books painted an entertaining picture for many.

    We call first at the Lavender Museum at Coustellet, to learn more about the lavender that is grown in this area of the Luberon.

    We continue to Gordes, a village seeming to cling to the hillside, and with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside – explore the historic cobbled streets of one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages.

    We continue to Isle sur la Sorgue, a small town situated on the River Sorgue, known for its abundance of antique shops, and for many ancient waterwheels – fifteen can still be seen, and some, although no longer working, are still turning.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Optional highlights

    • Lavender Museum at Coustellet
    • Gordes
    • Isle sur la Sorgue

    Today we explore the Camargue, a region known for its marshlands, flamingos, flora, fauna, wild white horses, and gypsy traditions.

    We travel via the Camargue National Reserve to reach Saintes Maries de la Mer, an ancient seaside town which for hundreds of years, has been the place of festivals and local Camargue traditions.

    We continue to Arles, a town best known for its architectural heritage and association with Vincent Van Gogh who lived and painted here in the 1880s.

    Visitors to Arles can follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps and see some of the scenery from his famous paintings, such as the café in Place du Forum, he painted at night, or the Trinquetaille Bridge beside the river Rhône.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included highlights

    • Arles
    • Saintes Maries de la Mer

    Enjoy more flavours of Roman Provence on an optional excursion to Orange, home to the Triumphal Arch and the well-preserved Roman Theatre.

    Absorb the atmosphere of the bustling, narrow streets, and admire the jaunty colours of the houses, or for a panoramic view of the town, St Eutrope hill, a former Roman look-out, is the perfect place.

    Or, why not discover the Cathedral of Our Lady of Nazareth, a 13th century catholic church embellished in the 19th century with stained glass windows and frescoes.

    On our return, we call at a wine co-operative, where you will be able to sample some of the region’s wines, and perhaps purchase your favourites to bring home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Optional highlights

    • Orange

    We leave Avignon behind this morning as begin our journey northwards.

    During the day we stop in the beautiful town of Vienne. Built around the Rhône river, you will have time at leisure to explore the narrow streets and discover the ancient monuments, many of which are still very well preserved today.

    We continue to Reims for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Roman temple of Augustus in Vienne
    Vienne

    Included highlights

    • Vienne

    Return home.


    NEW The Perfumes and Colours of Provence 9 days from £899pp

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    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Hotel Bristol in Avignon. The hotel is superbly located within the old city walls of the beautiful historic town of Avignon and is only a 10 minute walk to the magnificent fortified UNESCO World Heritage Palais des Papes (Papal Palace). The facilities at this charming, traditional hotel include a bar and lounge and comfortable modern bedrooms with TV, safe and air conditioning. Dinner is included on the first night at the adjacent ground floor brasserie (under separate management) and for the rest of your stay you are free to eat at your leisure in the evening in any of the town's numerous restaurants ranging from good and relatively inexpensive family-run brasseries to Michelin-starred restaurants. Why not take a stroll after dinner down to the river Rhone to have a dance on the Avignon Bridge, made famous by the French children's song? Or sit back and enjoy a glass or two of the local Cotes du Rhone in one of the town's numerous beautiful Provencal squares.

    Overnight stays in Northern France will be in city-style hotels.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 7 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

      Customer Reviews

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