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Avignon and the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, where life is lived in its wine 

Tour summary

We begin our day with an immersive experience and visit to one of the most prestigious vineyards of the Châteauneuf du Pape region with a history dating back to the 17th Century and the late 19th century played an important part in the creation of the first AOC (Appellation d'Origin Controlée) and introducing you to the iconic wines of the region where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence - wine tasting too

After a short break for lunch in a nearby village (not included) a short drive to Avignon which for over 100 years of the early 1300s was centre of the Catholic world. The skyline a magnificent urban landscape, overlooks the city, river Rhône, Rocher des Doms presenting an exceptional set of monuments that includes the Saint Bénezet Bridge - the famous Pont d’Avignon, the Ramparts, Petit Palais, Cathedral & walls of the Popes’ Palace flanked by four mighty towers. Start with a visit to the Palais, the beautiful gardens and discover the town.

Tour itinerary & highlights

We will arrive to collect you from your hotel or guest house. (If you are staying in a rented apartment or villa, we can arrange that too) We can arrange to meet you at the Cruise ship terminal in Marseille if arriving by ship. However, the tour is not recommended, if you arrive and depart the same day. Tour available from Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Avignon. 
  
Châteauneuf du Pape, time to explore the village and visit to the  vineyard for an arranged tasting - learn about the vine and the production of wine in this exceptional wine region. In the afternoon short drive to Avignon to discover the town and a visit to the world famous Palais des Papes.

Language: English or French

Tour duration & schedule 

The total duration of the tour is 8 hours, assuming pick-up in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. There is a scheduled lunch break, at leisure, (not included) & you have to chance to purchase wines.

What's included

Pick-up & drop-off at either the Cruise Terminal in Marseille or hotel in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. If staying elsewhere we can coordinate a pick-up from your address.  

Travel to all of the sites & destinations proposed with dedicated guide/driver & return to your hotel, address or the cruise terminal. Admission to the sites listed included. Wine tasting & vineyard tour included. Refreshments, snacks, lunch not included. 

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