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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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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Discover Provence’s ancient roots and winemaking traditions on a half-day tour of the Gigondas and 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 Gigondas and 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

Departure Point

41 Cr Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
From central Avignon hop in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the scenic ride to the village of Gigondas, located at the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail range. Learn about the red wines that belong to the Crus of the southern Côtes du Rhône, as you tour a local vineyard.

Next, travel south to 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
From April 1st 2020, 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.

Reviews

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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

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