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Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon

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Avignon, France
Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon
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Overview

Discover Provence’s ancient roots and winemaking traditions on a half-day tour of Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards from Avignon. Wind through the verdant vineyards of the Rhône Valley to distinguished wine estates in both areas to sample fine wines and learn about local varietals. Explore the ruins of the Pope's formal summer residence in Châteauneuf-du-Pape before heading back to Avignon.
  • Half-day trip to Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Avignon
  • Explore the vineyards of the Rhône Valley with your guide
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the French countryside from the castle at Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Visit a local wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of the region’s famous wines
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes wine tasting in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of France’s most famous wine appellations.
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Driver/guide
Wine-tastings in Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick up/drop off
Office de Tourisme d'Avignon , 41 Cr Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France
2:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
From central Avignon hop in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the scenic ride while traveling south through the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a lovely village in the Rhône Valley surrounded by prestigious wine estates. Marvel at the rolling vineyards that produce varietals such as cinsault, grenache, and counoise, and learn about the region’s rich viniculture and terroir. Stop at a hilltop castle to snap some panoramic shots of the Rhône Valley and visit a charming winery to taste fine wine and tour the wine cellars.

Enjoy time to purchase some traditional souvenirs before heading back to Avignon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Enjoy 2 wine tastings in two different wineries of the village
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chateau de Chateauneuf-du-Pape
From the panoramic point of view, see the village of Châteauneuf du Pape surrounded by its vineyard.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Le Pavillon
Live a tasting experience and discover the wines from the Chateauneuf du Pape.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chateau Fortia
wine tasting
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Provence Reservation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon.

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star-5
Great visit to fabulous wine region
Wayne_M
, Jun 2022
Very informative and scenic excursion to one of the world’s premier wine regions. The wine tastings were very good.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear costumer, Thank you for your nice review. we are very attentive to customer satisfaction and do everything to improve our services and that of our guides. We hope to see you again soon in France. Best regards A la Francaise Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Beautiful countryside, too short, audioguided tour only
Meike_W
, Oct 2021
Nice countryside, but the wine museum was a walk on your own with an audioguide only. 6 wines to taste, fruendky staff. Was written it takes 4 hours, but we were back after 3 already! They could have filled that time with some photostops etc. Fruendly guard, but too expensive for what offered
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear John We are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with Maison Brotte. We will bring it up to our management and review our partnership with them. Thank you for your commentary.
star-4
Good but could also do it yourself
brethertonjames
, Sep 2019
Had a good time on this tour and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. If you are staying in Avignon and want to get up to cote do rhone country it's a good idea. If you have already rented a car I'd be tempted to drive to wineries yourself as its very easy to walk in and do a tasting. That said, you get a lot more information this way and don't feel obligated to buy any wine. It's up to you.
star-5
Enthusiastic guide made trip a great...
margandgreg
, Oct 2017
Enthusiastic guide made trip a great experience. The wine tasting was a pleasurable experience. The Roman ruins have to be seen to be believed.
star-4
Our guide Melanie was knowledgeable...
Robert B
, Oct 2017
Our guide Melanie was knowledgeable and pleasant and, although the Triumphal Arch and Roman Theatre at Orange were interesting, we would have liked more time tasting more wines. However, we did enjoy the winery presentation and tasting, which was entertaining and informative.
star-3
Guide was very knowledgeable. We had...
Catherine_M
, Sep 2017
Guide was very knowledgeable. We had a relaxing afternoon with nice drive through the vineyards.
star-3
We only had 3 guest in the group...
Tamara F
, Jun 2017
We only had 3 guest in the group which was great! Orange was a welcome surprise. The audio guide took you to different spots where you learned about the history of the theatre. Instead of hearing about it in one long spiel, the narrator broke it up into sections which helped hold your attention while you moved about the arena. Lots of stairs and uneven surfaces, so not for everyone but I loved it. Chateauneuf-du-Pape was a different story. We were taken to the winery Ogier which is in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region. The lady giving the tour was quite rude throughout the presentation. There were 2 groups visiting and everyone was put-off by her attitude. No one bought any wine, probably due to her attitude. This was a disappointment as we had every intention of purchasing wine from this region to bring home. But there was no way I would buy from this lady.
star-4
A very effective way to visit area...
J Lau
, May 2017
A very effective way to visit area outside train network
star-4
Pleasant half day tour, winery visit...
Bruce P
, Jan 2017
Pleasant half day tour, winery visit particularly enlightening
star-4
This was a very good trip. We...
Pauline R
, Sep 2016
This was a very good trip. We enjoyed the visit to chateau neuf particularly. Our guide was knowledgeable and able to give lots of information about the area. There were plenty of photo opportunities.
star-4
We like it , the driver is pleasant and...
Mary_W
, Jul 2016
We like it , the driver is pleasant and knowledgeble
star-5
The tour was completely as...
Margaret A
, Mar 2016
The tour was completely as advertised. We had the right amount of time in Orange and the wine tour was great for a first-time wine tasting. It was a relaxing afternoon but we also saw a great deal. Our guide was very knowledgeable both about the items on the tour and more generally in answering our questions about the Avignon area. She used perfect English and also was very patient in letting us practice our French.
star-3
My husband and I really enjoyed trip...
Joanne T
, Jul 2015
My husband and I really enjoyed trip to the Theatre of Orange and the wine tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape. The wine tasting was very professionally conducted and I felt like I learnt a lot more about wines. However, these are places that are easily accessible by car, so if you are in the mood for driving, there may be no need to sign up for this tour.
star-5
Great tour. Our tour guide Emilie...
Michael R
, Jul 2015
Great tour. Our tour guide Emilie was very informative and sweet. She picked us up from the hotel and we saw Orange and the vineyards of Chateauneuf de Pape and had a very nice wine tasting at one of the wineries. I recommend this tour
star-3
The Roman Theater in Orange is...
ELIZABETH S
, Jul 2015
The Roman Theater in Orange is really spectacular. Wine tasting at a Chateauneuf winery was fun owing to the reputation of the area. Our guide was not as good as we expected. She sent us in to the Roman Theater in Orange and left us for 1 1/2 hrs on our own. It would have been so much better to have heard from her about the history and events. The audio guide was OK, but you can't ask it questions and you can't adapt it for the interest of those on the tour. Same thing at Chateauneuf - she could have added greatly to the tour by being there instead of leaving us.
star-4
We had a wonderful host and had a...
Kathy C S
, May 2015
We had a wonderful host and had a great time! We had just expected to visit a more countryside-like village area, but still enjoyed walking through the small town.
star-5
The Roman arch and ancient theater...
Raymond H
, May 2015
The Roman arch and ancient theater in Orange are wonderfully preserved and important to see. The theater has a very good audio guide that comes with the tour. We enjoyed the tastings at the working winery and also the visit to ruins of the Pope's old chateau. Our guide Julian was excellent, fun, helpful.
star-5
It was good, and the tour guide...
susan
, Oct 2014
It was good, and the tour guide quite helpful. I really would have preferred to have a wine tasting at several wineries in Chateauneuf du Pape, but that was not an option.
star-3
The forum in Orange was great and...
Algonzo5
, Oct 2014
The forum in Orange was great and the wine tasting was even better and educational. Avignon city tour was too quick and very short.
star-5
Wine and antiquity. What a...
Robert T
, Oct 2014
Wine and antiquity. What a combination! We thought the tour was fantastic.

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