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From Avignon: Afternoon Wine Tour Châteauneuf du Pape

1. From Avignon: Afternoon Wine Tour Châteauneuf du Pape

Between the Alps and the Rhone River, Provence is a rich tapestry of natural and manmade wonders. On this tour departing from Avignon, you will enjoy a trip to the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Stop at the ruins of the castle which was the summer residence of the Pope during the 14th century. Then drive to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s most popular wines. Discover the different grape varietals, such as Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, which give distinctly fruity and spicy wines. The 13 varieties of grapes combined with the various soils create a large palette of complex red wines and elegant white wines. Enjoy two wine-tastings in two of the numerous cellars of the village before going back to Avignon.

From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

2. 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.

From Avignon: Morning Wine Tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

3. From Avignon: Morning Wine Tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

Between the Alps and the Rhone River, Provence is a rich tapestry of natural and manmade wonders. On this tour departing from Avignon, you will enjoy a trip to the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Stop at the ruins of the castle which was the summer residence of the Pope during the 14th century. Then drive to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s most popular wines. Discover the different grape varietals, such as Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, which give distinctly fruity and spicy wines. The 13 varieties of grapes combined with the various soils create a large palette of complex red wines and elegant white wines. Enjoy two wine-tastings in two of the numerous cellars of the village before going back to Avignon.

From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

4. From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore some of the historic sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille. Embark on an unforgettable journey back to the Middle Ages at Les Baux de Provence a medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpills region. Continue to Pont du Gard, one of the largest and best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period. Drive along the docks between the Rhône River and historic city walls, looking at the Saint-Benezet Bridge made famous by the children's song, “Sur le Pont d'Avignon.” See the impressive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), the site of the Papacy in the 14th century before their return to Rome. Sample the wines of the Rhône River valley in the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, boasting a castle ruin that overlooks the vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Visit the cellar of a winery for a complimentary wine-tasting session.

From Aix-en-Provence: Provence Region Tour with Wine Tasting

5. From Aix-en-Provence: Provence Region Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover the highlights of Provence on an immersive tour departing from Aix-en-Provence. Explore the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, the ancient aqueduct of Pont du Gard, and the town of Avignon. Enjoy a wine tasting in Châteauneuf du Pape. Start your adventure with free time in Les Baux de Provence. See the medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Continue to the Pont du Gard and visit the best-preserved aqueduct of the Roman period (museum entrance not included). Move on to Avignon where you will have lunch. Choose to wander around or visit the Pope's Palace and the famous bridge Saint-Bénezet, also called Pont d'Avignon. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, followed by a wine tasting, before to drive backto Aix en Provence.

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

6. 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.

Marseille: Cruise Ship Excursion to Avignon & Pope's Palace

7. Marseille: Cruise Ship Excursion to Avignon & Pope's Palace

Meet your tour guide at the exit of the cruise terminal at Marseille seaport then drive to Avignon, the majestic city of the Popes, located on the bank of the Rhône River. Take a look at Saint-Benezet bridge, famous for the children's song Sur le Pont d'Avignon. Possibility to visit the Popes' Palace at your own pace, entrance ticket not included. Discover the largest Gothic-style palace in Europe and learn about its history as you explore its elegant interior. Take some time for a lunch on the main square of the town, called La Place de l'Horloge. Before heading back to the port of Marseille, enjoy a wine tasting session in Chateauneuf du Pape.

From Avignon: Wine Tour in 3 places inc. Châteauneuf du Pape

8. From Avignon: Wine Tour in 3 places inc. Châteauneuf du Pape

Share a wonderful picnic made with fresh products from local farmers (fresh eggs, tapenade, bell peppers cream, goat cheese with bell peppers, melon, grape juice) for a convivial time spent together. Taste the fantastic Wines of Provence during this Wine Tour starting from Avignon to some of the most famous designations such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas or Beaumes-de-Venise. Apart those famous designations, you will also taste some less-known wines but also very good ones: Séguret and AOP Ventoux.

From Avignon: Châteauneuf du Pape and Luberon Tour with Wine

9. From Avignon: Châteauneuf du Pape and Luberon Tour with Wine

Enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape followed by wine tastings at two different wineries. From the ruins of the Pope's summer residence, enjoy a panoramic view over the Rhône River valley and the hill ranges surrounding the village. In the afternoon, discover the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses. Enjoy a photo stop at Pont Julien with a history dating from Roman times. Drive through the village of Lacoste, where you will see the remains of the castle of the Marquis de Sade. Conclude the tour with free time in the dry-stone-built hilltop village of Gordes.

From Avignon : Afternoon Prestige Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine

10. From Avignon : Afternoon Prestige Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine

Discover a one of the famous vineyards of of the Rhône Valley : Châteauneuf du Pape is renowned for its full-bodied and powerful red wines. Enjoy a wine-tasting experience in a prestigious cellar of the village of Châteauneuf du pape. Combine tasting with expert instruction about the wines of the Rhône Valley, and learn about the terroir and French system of quality certification known as AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée). Explore the agriculture, geography and vineyards of the Rhône, known for their dry, crisp and refreshing taste that is perfect for a summer's day.

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What people are saying about Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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4.6
(345 reviews)

Great tour guide Fred, he is so knowledgeable about wines and gave us so much insight into not only the winemaking process, the characteristics that make the terroir and guided us through an incredible tasting. The wineries visited was really nice with several top notch tastings and the lunch was magnificent!

It was lovely and complete with a nice picnic offered by our tour guide Arnaud of local treats. The wine was delicious and great hospitality. Arnaud is a great tour guide — would recommend!

Florence was the perfect host. Friendly and Informative. we were given time to explore and enjoy the locations.

The tour was fantastic! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone. A great way to experience the region.

It was a lovely day. The lunch was amazing. The last two wineries were spectacular.