Guided tour

From Avignon: Afternoon Wine Tour Châteauneuf du Pape

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60 reviews

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From Avignon: Afternoon Wine Tour Châteauneuf du Pape

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From US$ 79.03 per person

Make the most of your time in Avignon with a scenic drive through the rolling vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape. Enjoy a panoramic photo stop at the ruins of the Pope's summer residence, followed by two wine tastings at two different wineries.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the facinating Roman history and heritage of Provence
  • Visit the lush, rolling vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Discover the beauty of the Pope's grand summer residence
  • Savor local flavors with a wine-tasting experience in a local cellar
  • Travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned and spacious van
Full description
Tucked between the Alps to the east and the Rhone River to the west, Provence is a rich tapestry of natural and manmade wonders. On this tour departing Avignon, you will combine a tour of its Roman heritage with a trip to the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Stop at the ruins of the castle built by the former Popes who relocated the papacy to Avignon in the 14th-Century and used it as their summer residence. Then drive to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s most popular wines. Discover the different grape varietals, such as Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, which give distinctly fruity and spicy wines. The 13 varieties of grapes combined with the various soils create a large palette of complex red wines and elegant white wines. Enjoy a wine-tasting in one of the numerous cellars of the village before going back to Avignon.
Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, French

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

  • Food & drink
    • Wine tasting

Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Tips and personal expenses are not included in the price
  • Food and drinks will not be provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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If you like wine this is a must to try. Christian was an amazing and patient guide and he took extra time for us at the end to explain why Châteauneuf du Pape is unique in its way-it is made out of 13 different grapes. Plus he told us some funny local stories of the Pope which added an extra smiles to the trip. We saw 2 wine producers and got some wine tasting lesson to compare the wines between each other. You could understand better why wine is important in the French culture. It is a whole science behind it. Warmly recommend it.

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September 15, 2022

WQe thoroughly enjoyed our time and found out so much about the region, the types of grapes they are allowed to use, all the rules they have to follow etc.... The actual wineries we went to for tasting were absolutely top notch and delicious!! The information on the region was very informative and the knowledge that the guide shared on the history of the area and the winery was a wonderful bonus. i highly recommend this tour and company!!!

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September 17, 2021

Good tour.

The tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was in a small van, so the group was quite small -- 7 of us -- which was excellent and allowed for the asking of more questions. The title of the tour is a bit misleading in that you will visit 2 wineries, only one of which is in Chateau-neuf-de-pape. Also, the tour was advertised as being in English, but one couple present preferred French. -- actually did not seem to speak English at all -- so guide had to repeat everything twice, but no one seemed to mind. The one other piece of feedback was that the information I was sent on signing up said that I needed to call and confirm with the actual tour provider, but the phone number given (same as on their website) was out of order. I sent them an email instead and they confirmed.

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October 15, 2019

Product ID: 16085