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From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

1. From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

Discover the wine country of 3 Grand Crus on this 5-hour guided tour in the Côtes du Rhône. The highlights of this renowned wine region include Gigondas, Seguret, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, whose wines carry the certification of Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). During your tour you’ll have a chance to admire the beauty of vineyards and the small regional villages dominated by bell towers. You’ll be at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, and in this lovely landscape you’ll learn about wine production and grape varieties. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some fine wines with a wine specialist. The specialist’s expert knowledge will help make your tasting session a unique and memorable experience.

Avignon: Full-Day Wine Tour around Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2. Avignon: Full-Day Wine Tour around Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Visit the world-renowned vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape on a full-day excursion from Avignon. Accompanied by a wine specialist guide, visit 4 of the main appellations in the region. Head to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s best-known wines. Discover grapes such as the grenache, the syrah, and the mourvèdre, which give the wines their fruity and spicy tastes. Visit a wine producer and explore their cellars, where you’ll see the barrels used to age wines for up to 24 months. In addition, learn how to taste wines, using your eyes, your nose, and finally your palate.

From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

3. From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

Travel in a comfortable minivan through the wild landscapes of Camargue, listening to your guide's insightful commentary while looking out for flamingos, black bulls, and wild horses. See the local salt marshes and rice fields before visiting Pont de Gau's Ornithological Park, which hosts several species of birds including pink flamingoes all year round. Then, drive to Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer, which is an important pilgrimage destination for traveller communities. Afterwards, you can opt for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea or a stroll along the lively streets of the village and a visit to its fortified church. You will have some free time for lunch there. Finally, visit Aigues Mortes and travel back to the Middle Ages in this wonderful fortified town, surrounded by warmly colored salt pans.

Ocean of Lavender in Valensole

4. Ocean of Lavender in Valensole

Discover and enjoy the sights of one of the most beautiful and unique scenes in Provence: the ocean of lavender! You'll see the endless fields of lavender in Valensole, surrounded by the golden colors of sunflower and wheat. Walking among the blue palette and diving into the lavender scents, you can enjoy a peaceful moment under the Provencal sunshine.  You will also stop and visit the beautiful Moustiers Sainte Marie village. Located in Haute Provence, this village is titled Un Des Plus Beaux Village de France (one of The Most Beautiful Villages in France). Moustiers has a rich history in ceramic craftsmanship and the faïence is renowned for its fine decoration. On the back way, you make a short stop at the L'Occitane factory to learn about how this small workshop became a worldwide cosmetic factory. 

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What people are saying about Avignon

Fantastic tour and a wonderful tour guide. She was so personable, informative and helpful! The white horses were amazing and beautiful. I had some grapes with me and they ate them right from my hand…very gently. The flamingos were also incredible to observe. We stopped for lunch in a very sweet walled town and had plenty of time to walk around too. I highly recommend this tour and the guide as well! She was a very safe driver as well.

One of the best wine tastings of my life (and that’s saying a lot). Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and was able to be flexible with the schedule given that my wife and I had already tasted a few of the wineries on the agenda. The wines were FANTASTIC. Overall a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend!

Really enjoyable trip. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide who took us to some lovely vineyards to taste great wines. 8 people the perfect size group, by the end of the trip it felt as if we were with a big group of friends. Worth the money.

This was the perfect wine tour! Our guide Teri was fantastic and took us to 3 different wineries in the area, stopping to tell us about the region and the winemaking process. I could not recommend it more highly!

Very knowledgeable and kind guide. Perfect English speaker.