Guided tour

From Avignon: Morning Wine Tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

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46 reviews

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From Avignon: Morning Wine Tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From US$ 79.03 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
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

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
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, French

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

  • Food & drink
    • Wine tasting

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Jerome was an excellent guide and the wineries were wonderful! Notes: - Some more explanations along the drive would be nice, otherwise it’s quiet in the car for most of it, but not a big issue - Lot of standing in the first winery (an hour or so), keep in mind if you’re older. - two wineries with three wines each - wish that we stopped by one winery that looked like a castle for a photo op, but we just drove slowly by

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September 13, 2022

Would really recommend this trip - definitely for beginners. We learnt lots but this was our first wine tasting experience. The first winery had a museum as well... we weren't sure at first but turned out to be really interesting. Wine was great! The second winery went into more detail about the region - and how to properly taste the wines. The tour stopped at a couple of good places for photos. And our guide was excellent - friendly and had so much information to share with us.

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July 17, 2022

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

Product ID: 16091