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Classic old town Arles from Romans to Vincent Van Gogh - half day private tour

By OohProvence
Price was undefined, price is now £119

Features

Free cancellation available
4h
Mobile voucher
Skip the line
Instant confirmation
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Guides required to wear masks

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Coffee and/or Tea - We always include a break for a coffee, tea or soft drink on all our visits - it's a nice way to relax during our visit

  • What's included

    Admission to both historic Roman sites.

  • What's included

    Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Theatre Antique

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transport

  • Minimum Numbers - we reserve the right on some occasions, to combine more than one booking, but guarantee never more than two groups & never more than eight persons per tour.

  • Most travellers can participate

  • IMPORTANT Health & Safety: Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity. Stringent Cleaning - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and in particular our hired vehicles and hand sanitiser will be available to all of our guests. Social Distancing - Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE, if required to do so. The driver of a hired mini-bus will wear a mask as will our driver/guide whilst in the vehicle together. We recommend our guests to do likewise. Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Please see special note regarding our full Health & Safety policy

  • Returns to original departure point

  • Departure time: 10:00 AM


What you can expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Theatre Antique, South East corner of town next to Arena, 13200, Arles France

The Roman Theatre of Arles, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, preceded its famous neighbour the amphitheatre by a century, and is less well preserved. Constructed at the end of the 1st century BC, it dates from the first phase of urbanisation of the Roman colony founded by Caesar in 46 BC. It was built on the L'Hauture hill and was part of the Roman grid system, on the decumanus (East-West road). Fortified in the Middle Ages and lost to encroaching construction work; its material was often reused for neighbouring buildings. Even the original function of the monument is unknown.

This function was rediscovered in the late 17th century and its origin was confirmed over the following centuries thanks to a number of archaeological finds excavated from the ground, including the famous 'Venus of Arles'. It was not until the 19th century that the site was completely cleared.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Rond-Point des Arenes Arènes d Arles, 13200, Arles France

The amphitheatre is the most important monument of the former Roman colony that we should admire, some two thousand years after its construction. Its architecture is entirely designed in relation to its vocation of place to great shows, hosting a large audience. In their initial rise, the bleachers could receive approximately 21 000 viewers, streams were cleverly organised by a network of doors, galleries and stairs, on several floors.Become at the beginning of the middle ages a city close and fortified, the building was cleared only in XIX century. He himself then for part, its original function, including bullfighting, which earned him his current common appellation of “arenas”.It is today the monument of the most visited city, bringing the image of Arles in the world.With a major axis of 136 metres in length and a minor axis of 107 metres, the amphitheatre of Arles is slightly larger than that of Nîmes and the 20th ranked amongst those of the Roman world. It has a shape of an ellipse. The façade includes two levels of sixty semicircular arches, separated by the abutments, massive rectangular section. A wider opening points out the ends of the two axes of the monument. The main entrance was not North as today, but the West where we can see the remains of a staircase overlooking the city.The cavea, space reserved for spectators, included 34 stands, divided into four series: the maeniana, where viewers were divided according to their social status. It is estimated the initial capacity of the monument to some 21,000 people.

Duration: 45 minutes

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitised between use

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Arles Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Place de la République, 13200 Arles, France
    • Arles Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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