From Avignon : Culture & Wine Tour in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From Avignon : Culture & Wine Tour in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From $85.15 per person

Explore one of the largest wine regions of France as you head to the Rhone Valley on this half-day excursion from Avignon. Visit a Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery and learn all there is to know about wine production and wine tasting.

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Duration 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the vineyards and taste the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Take a trip to the Antic Theater at Orange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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 1 winery 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 a winery and entrance fee at the antic theater
  • Transportation in air-conditioned minivan
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
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    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles

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    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

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    • Pets
    • Smoking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 / 5

    based on 23 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      1.5/5
    • Transportation
      2.5/5
    • Value for money
      3.8/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    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

    Great trip combined history and wineyard visit

    We joint Friday morning tour, was little worried if too early for wine, but turned out there were a nice place (Theatre Orange) to visit first then wineyard after. Perfect for the half day. Our lady guide Doreen explained every places well and took us around smoothly. Timing was good and we enjoyed it all.

    August 20, 2018

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