Guided tour

From Avignon: Morning Wine Tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From Avignon: Morning Wine Tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

Activity provider: Provence Reservation
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 79.14 per person

Explore one of the largest wine regions of France on this half-day excursion from Avignon. Visit the emblematic wine appellation of the region: Châteauneuf du Pape, just outside Avignon.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive along the vineyards and discover the terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Visit the 2 wineries and let the experts guide you in the wine-tasting
  • Enjoy the panaromic view from the ruins of the castle.
Full description
This tour takes you to the vineyards of the Rhone Valley, the second largest wine-growing region in France. Vines have been cultivated here since the days of the Romans and the centuries-old tradition is ripe for exploring. Tucked between the Alps to the east and the Rhone River to the west, it is an area rich with natural and manmade wonders. Departing from Avignon, you will drive through the lush landscape on your way to the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The name is familiar across the globe for its exquisite wines, but you will also have time to explore the village and see the ruins of the castle where former Popes built their summer residence after they relocated the papacy to Avignon in the 14th-Century. The tour visits 2 wineries involved in the production of red, white and rosé wines. Go to the cellars and learn everything you could possibly think to ask, about the "terroir,“ grape varieties, vinification and ageing process. You will also get a lesson in how to taste wine using your eyes, nose and finally taste. As the French say, "A votre sante!" Cheers!
Includes
  • Wine tasting at 2 wineries.
  • Transportation in air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of the tourist information center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great little excursion to get a feel for wine production in the area. Nice private wine tastings and tutorial. It was good not to have to book the wine tasting sessions privately. We saw several people who just showed up at the vineyards asking to taste the wine but all of the sommeliers were busy with preexisting groups. Everything ran quite smoothly for our little group—it was great!

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May 25, 2022

Great overview of Rhone Valley

Romans and wine, two of the great attractions of the Rhone Valley. This tour made visiting them easy and informative. Our guide Adi gave us lots of information and was particularly helpful during our winery tour where the winery host did not speak English so Adi translated - well done. Disappointed not to have time in the village of Chateau neuf but it did not spoil an enjoyable morning.

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September 28, 2019

Awesome tour

This tour is a great way to see a little bit further afield whilst staying in Avignon. Our guide was fantastic- friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The staff at the vineyard we visited were also great, and gave us an informative tour where they explained how the wine was made. I highly recommend this tour!

August 8, 2019

Product ID: 16091