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Avignon, France
Morning Wine Tour To Chateauneuf du Pape
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover the rich traditions and flavors of Rhône Valley wine country on a guided wine-tasting tour from Avignon. With a small group of fellow wine enthusiasts, spend a half day visiting one or two distinguished wine estates in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape territory to sample and learn about local varietals. Your excursion includes fascinating estate tours and intimate tasting sessions in a breathtaking natural setting. Itinerary subject to changes from March 2022.
  • 3.5- to 4-hour wine-tasting day trip from Avignon
  • Visit two local wineries in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape winemaking territories
  • Admire panoramic views over 17th- and 18th-century castles in the French countryside
  • Sample the wines during tasting sessions with your guide
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman amphitheater in Orange (depending on day of visit)
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from your hotel in Avignon
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour visits two wineries in the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation and includes wine tasting.
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1 wine tasting
Driver/guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)
Orange Roman Theater entrance ticket
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick up and drop off
Office de Tourisme d'Avignon , 41 Cr Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France
9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your 4-hour trip through Rhône Valley wine country begins with morning pickup from your Avignon hotel. Take a seat in the comfortable minivan and enjoy scenic views as you wind through the foothills of Mont Vernoux. Along the way, learn about the region's ancient winemaking heritage – originating in Roman times! – and current renown as a premier producer of fine wine.

You’ll visit up to two acclaimed wineries in the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, where the prestigious Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) regulations were developed. As you travel, listen to your expert guide describe the grape varieties that thrive in this region, including Grenache, Cinsault and Counoise. 

While at each winery, you’ll learn more about strictly preserved wine-making techniques, stroll through the cellars stacked with barrels of maturing wine, and enjoy a tasting session of several beautiful samples. Immerse yourself in the sensory experience of wine-tasting from taking in the color and aroma to identifying the complex flavor notes on your palate. Afterward, spend time strolling the vineyards and admiring gorgeous views of the centuries-old castles and mansions that dot the Rhône Valley.

Your half-day excursion ends with drop-off at your hotel by afternoon. By the end, you’ll better understand the rich ecology of the Rhône Valley and the art of viticulture in southern France. 

Please note: Monday and Thursday tours will visit two wineries. On any other day of the week, your tour with include one winery visit and tasting, followed by a stop in Orange to view its UNESCO–listed Roman amphitheater, one of Europe's most magnificent examples.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Orange
Enjoy the visit of the Roman theatre - From April 1st 2022, the visit of Orange will be replaced by another wine tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape.
Duration: 1 hour 
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:  
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Enjoy a wine tasting in one of the winery of the village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 Morning Wine Tour To Chateauneuf du Pape ?
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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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Morning Wine Tour To Chateauneuf du Pape ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning Wine Tour To Chateauneuf du Pape ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
I got to see where and how my favorite wine is made
James_A
, May 2022
Having loved Chateauneuf du Pape my whole adult life I could not be this close to the area and not stop in for a few sips. This half day tour was the perfect trip to get a look at the growing, preparation and fermentation methods used in making this classic wine. Mark our Driver and guide was informative and entertaining as he provided tons of information about the region, climate conditions, how mistral winds play an integral part and of course the river stone, everywhere. We tasted multiple bottles from 2 different vineyards all us us debating which we liked best, always turns out to be the most expensive one. Great half day trip. Got back to Avignon, had some lunch and spent the rest of the day sightseeing there.
star-5
Fun cutler and winery tour
Taesoo_K
, Jun 2019
Your guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and organized. I wish we had spent less time in Orange and more time in wineries. Maybe 2 wineries instead of 1. But nonetheless, we had fun. Thank you.
star-4
This was a good tour if you know...
Sarah B
, Oct 2017
This was a good tour if you know very little about wine. It's a nice intro and you get a basic rundown of the region. If you know anything about wine and have a decent palate and would like to experience the area, then maybe try something else. I was traveling with my grandmother who knows nothing about wine and just barely started drinking it, while I have been to several wine regions of the world and know what I like and can tell good wine from bad wine for the most part. It worked for her, which was all that mattered to me, but if I had been on my own I definitely would not have enjoyed it. It's all a matter of where you're coming from.
star-4
Well, our tour guide, Julien, was...
Patricia L
, Aug 2017
Well, our tour guide, Julien, was super-friendly and informative along the route. We were picked up at our hotel in a minivan that was more than clean and comfortable. We did ask for water, however, and there was none available. Given the very hot temperatures, it would have been a lovely perk to have been offered bottled water along the way. I only did a half-day tour, which included two wineries in Chateauneuf du Pape. The first, Brotte, included an audio self-guided tour of a petit museum within the winery that was helpful but actually somewhat duplicative of what Julien had already told us. The second, Bouachon, was more interesting in my opinion. There was a young woman, Natalie, who presented a little lesson in wine tasting not for the pros but for beginners that was interesting and the wine tasting a wonderful experience. Overall, it was a very good tour and would recommend it! Enjoy.
star-4
Great time! recommend for anyone who...
Noel_C
, Dec 2016
Great time! recommend for anyone who is interested in wine. Everybody involved from the tour guide to the reps at the winery were very personable and professional. It was supposed to be a small group but because of the time of year it turned out to be a private tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour .. learned lots, and our...
Cynthia O
, Jul 2016
Great tour .. learned lots, and our guide Remi was fabulous .. I would certainly recommend this trip !
star-2
It was an enjoyable tour of...
Anne T
, Jul 2016
It was an enjoyable tour of Oranges's Roman ruins and one winery. I really would've liked more wine! The tour of the winery was interesting and the wine we tasted was lovely but we only sampled three wines. In California, most wineries give you at least six!
star-5
As our trip was on Tuesday, we...
WingLan_Y
, Jul 2016
As our trip was on Tuesday, we visited one winery and Roman amphitheater in Orange. Visit to the winery was interesting and we got to learn some basic knowledge of wine from the owner himself. I wish we would be able to spend more time at the winery though we were already behind schedule as we were too excited during the wine tasting part. The guide is knowledgable and friendly. Thank you for such a great half day !
star-3
Tour of the winery was terrible...
Elliott H
, May 2016
Tour of the winery was terrible. Both our guide and the person at the winery seemed bored and eager to end the tour quickly. The trip to Orange to see the Roman ruins was worthwhile. Our guide was terrible. She even refused to drop us off a few blocks from the center of town.
star-5
I had a wonderful time at...
Emma M
, May 2016
I had a wonderful time at chateaunerf du pape. Both my tour guide and the staff at the wineries but very knowledgable, friendly and good fun! It was a great start to the day. Also the wine is amazing!
star-5
Our tour guide was very nice and I...
Sara T
, Oct 2015
Our tour guide was very nice and I enjoyed the tour. She even spoke in French and English for us, so that we could practice our French. The wine tasting was interesting and fun and the Roman ampitheatre was very cool.
star-3
Would have liked to taste more...
Christine I
, Oct 2015
Would have liked to taste more wines. Usually the wine tastings we have been at before give you 6-8 samples. You don' t have to drink it all, but at least 2 whites, 2 rose's and 2 reds. We enjoyed the drive and our driver was very passionate and knowledgeable.
star-5
I had a great time on this tour...
Sandy F
, Aug 2015
I had a great time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and found us easily. I wish we had toured more than one vineyard, but Chateauneuf de Pape was fascinating.
star-5
Excellent half day tour, Roman...
Christine B
, Aug 2015
Excellent half day tour, Roman theatre in 'Orange' followed by wine tour Chateau nerve du pape, well worth the money, guide excellent, wine tasting even better. Learnt a lot about wine, as it was our first wine tasting tour.
star-3
Great tour guide and great tour...
Sarah A
, Aug 2015
Great tour guide and great tour stops, but even though the title states wine-tasting day trip, the focus was not wineries or wine tasting. There was one stop out of about 4 tour stops that was at a winery.
star-5
Really enjoyed this trip. I love...
Sara B
, Sep 2014
Really enjoyed this trip. I love wine, but had little knowledge of French wine. This tour helped to educate me, and I walked away with a greater understanding. Plus, the wine was delicious and the area was beautiful. I am very glad I signed up for this.
star-5
We were met promptly at 8:45 by...
Lorilea F
, Sep 2013
We were met promptly at 8:45 by Julien, a young man who grew up in Avignon. He was extremely pleasant, spoke very good English and had a wonderful sense of humour. There was six of us on this tour (four in our group) and it was wonderful chatting with the other two ladies. We arrived promptly at the Winery however had to wait for the other tour groups, which was fine as it gave us time to look around ourselves. The tour in the winery was excellent and very worthwhile . The tour guide in the winery was incredibly knowledgeable and showed a passion for wine making. We sampled three wines at Chateauneuf-de-Pape and then went to Brote where Julien our guide described the wines after we went through a small museum of historical wine-making equipment. This was my favourite part of the tour as it was just the six of us along with Julien. We sampled three more wines and were able to talk amongst ourselves about the tastes, etc. rather than in the large group at the first winery ...where of course there are always those people who need to let know how knowledgeable they are! Definitely would go on this tour again, especially if our guide was Julien.
star-4
Our guide, Vanessa, was amazing! Great...
Sarah H
, Sep 2013
Our guide, Vanessa, was amazing! Great tour of the area and the wine tastings were fun :)
star-5
Extremely pleasant and knowledgeable...
Jane S
, Aug 2013
Extremely pleasant and knowledgeable courier and tour really good.
star-1
Truly disappointed with this tour...
Maria S
, Jun 2013
Truly disappointed with this tour. The description is a half day wine tour and we only went to one winery (for 1 hour). The rest of the tour was spent traveling to a historical sites.

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