Private Full Day Luberon Village
Private Full Day Luberon Village
Skip the bustling city tours for a relaxing day trip to the country villages of Luberon.
Your journey begins as you board your comfortable vehicle at the cruise terminal for a scenic ride through vineyards and orchards to l'Isle Sur la Sorgue. Known as the Venice of Luberon, this quaint village is lined with multiple canals, winding streets, and trendy cafes. Watch as the water from the Sorgue River activates the water wheels, prominent relics of the town's historical method of harnessing water to provide power to the silk and paper mills.
From there you will make your way to Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in the area with multiple fountains and a thriving art scene. Navigate the tight alleyways, pop into the artisan workshops and relax in the shady squares while you observe local life.
Your journey continues to Roussillon, a clifftop village known for its famous splashes of red and ochre colors. While here, explore vaulted passageways and the remains of a 10th-century castle. Be sure to have your camera on hand for spectacular overviews from the cliff.
At Bonnieux you will see Vieille Eglise, a 12th-century Roman Gothic church that dominates the landscape. Observe other landmarks including Phillippe Tower and the stately Hotel de Rouville residence.
Your final stop is in the wonderful village of Menerbes, famous for its portrayal in Peter Boyle's novel, A Year in Provence. This village has also been a popular artist enclave over the years; Picasso, Dora Maar, and Nicholas de Stahl had made this place home. While in Menerbes, make your way to Maison de la Truffe et du Vin to sample delicious Cotes du Luberon wines before your return trip back to port.
Book now for a day in the Luberon region of Provence that you will fondly remember for years to come.
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 8, 22, or 40 passengers maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please consider this information when booking.
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
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Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.
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Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.