9am - Meet your English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and departure for a full day tour in the Luberon
"The Luberon" applies to a range of mountains running about 55 km between Cavaillon and Manosque, and a regional park, the Parc Régional du Luberon. The western end of the range is called the Petit Luberon and the eastern end is the Grand Luberon. The two parts are divided by the beautiful Combe de Lourmarin that cuts across the mountains from Bonnieux and Lourmarin. Geologically, the Luberon range extends west to the Chaines des Alpilles.
The Luberon is a beautiful region for visiting, by car, foot, bicycle or horse. The mountains and forests are beautiful. There are scores of lovely, ancient villages, many with castles, forts, ruins, towers, and other geographical and historical sites. This is a region for the dry-stone bories that link the present with the past.
The Parc Régional du Luberon roughly follows the mountain range east-west, but extends out further north-south, bounded by the Durance (south) and Calavon (north) river valleys. This is a regional park, not national, and the boundaries follow some unusual contortions to meet the political and economic needs of the local communes.
5pm - End of the tour at your ship