Water Activities

Full-day private tour of historic Arles and the beaches of the Camargue

Availability: Every day
Duration: 9 hours
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit Arles the city of art, history and photography, a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy the wild windswept beaches of the Regional park of Camargue
  • Discover the capital of the Camargue Les Saintes Maries de la Mer
What to expect

You will first be driven in Arles, where you will have a leisurely walking tour of the old town, and visit the Roman Amphiteatre, Théâtre Antiques d'Arles, Hôtel de Ville and Obelisk. You will see also the café in Place du Forum made famous by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh which will be one of the highlights of your visit. Arles founded in 46BC by Julius Caesar developed by Augustus 2000 years ago. Van Gogh arrived in 1888, made 300 paintings.

You will also have time in the old town shopping area full of narrow streets, bars and cafés - all very close to the river. We will have an early lunch break in Arles before driving to the Camargue and the sea.

From Arles you will be driven to Salin de Giraud and the wild and windy beach at Piémanson, you will enjoy the beauty of nature around. In the heart of the Camargue natural park, you will witness an amazing sight of wild animals and wild landscapes; pink flamingos, bulls & the famous white horses of Camargue.

You also visit the capital of the regional park, Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, a town of Spanish gypsy traditions. You will head to the rooftop of the town's church, admire the view of the Mediterranean before visiting the Ornithological park Pont de Gau with flamingos, egrets and many more species.

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What's included
  • Travel to the sites mentioned
  • Admissions for the Roman Amphitheater and Théâtre Antiques Arles
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille (other locations by arrangement - there may be a supplement payable)
  • Travel to all of the destinations and sites mentioned
  • Dedicated guide driver
  • Mineral water in the car
What's not included
  • Refreshments, snacks
  • Lunch & Wine
  • Guide gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Reduced price
  • Child under 10 years old
  • Youth from 11 to 17
  • Senior from 65 years old
Where
Meeting point:
  • You will be picked up at your hotel, address in Marseille, or Aix en Provence, or at Gare St Charles in Marseille or at the TGV (high-speed train) station, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Please make sure to be at the pick-up point, 10 minutes before departure
What to remember
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • The total duration of the tour is 9 hours, assuming pick-up in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille
  • The tour schedule is flexible to take into account the starting point depending on your location
  • There is a scheduled lunch break, at your leisure, but not included (we can also organize a picnic lunch if preferred).
  • Please remember sunscreen and a sun hat in summer and warm clothing in the winter and comfortable walking shoes
  • Please make sure to be at the pick-up point, 10 minutes before departure
  • If you are staying outside Marseille or Aix en Provence, we can coordinate a pick-up from your address or from Gare St Charles, the mainline train station. (There may be a supplement payable)
  • Available languages: English, French
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When
  • Every day
  • Departure time will be confirmed with your driver/guide
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Provider
OohProvence.com
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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