Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Aix en Provence, Avignon & Chateauneuf Du Pape
Spend a Day Exploring Aix en Provence, Avignon & Chateauneuf Du Pape
Reach the Unesco World Heritage town of Avignon
Discover the unique fountains and small squares of Provence
English speaking driver/guide
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€650 total price – From 1 to 8 passengers maximum
Approximately 8 hours
Private full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us
Pick-up and drop-off in at your accommodation in Marseille
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped minivans
- Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Enjoy a private full day trip from Marseille to visit the town of Aix en Provence and Avignon. This will be followed by a Provence wine tour in the Chateauneuf du Pape wine producing region. In the morning we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Marseille. We can also pick you up at a central meeting point if you are in a rental appartment or at the St Charles station. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of your private tour from Marseille. Then, board your comfortable air conditioned minivan and travel from Marseille to begin your day tour in the Provence.
Visit Aix en Provence
Reach the beautiful town of Aix en Provence. First, enjoy a guided walking tour of the historical city center and marvel at its large boulevards or narrow streets. Take in the history and culture of the town as you follow the footsteps of famous painter Cézanne or discover unique fountains and small squares. There is also a typical Provence market that a visit to comes highly recommended during this tour. As you continue your visit, explore its narrow streets filled with history, provencal market, town hall square, fountains and cathedral Saint Sauveur, walking in the paths of Cezanne.
Reach the Unesco World Heritage town of Avignon. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour with your guide. During the guided tour you will admire the fortifications and mighty ramparts of the town, the famous Saint Benezet Bridge, Notre Dames des Doms cathedral, church and gardens and have some time to visit the Pope’s palace on your own (entrance fees not included). Lunch will be on your own in Avignon and you will also have some free time to explore the historical city center.
Wine Tasting Tour in Chateauneuf du Pape
The Chateauneuf du Pape Appellation was one of 6 to be labeled as first AOC wines of France in 1936. The vineyard planted by the romans were extended and developed by the Pope’s residing in Avignon popes during the 14th century. As you reach this famous wine producing region, discover the village and its ancient castle that was the summer residence of the Pope’s during their stay in the area. Here, you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view on the valley. Then, you will have some free time to roam around and enjoy a wine tour of Chateauneuf du Pape wines in the old 14th century pope cellars. Depending on your wishes, it will be possible to taste more wines in the locals wineries that your guide can point to.
After the wine tasting tour, we will take you back to Aix en Provence and that will be the end of our services. Please note that we also organise private sightseeing tours to the pont du gard and the nearby lavender fields, cultural tours that will have you follow the footsteps of famous painters such as Van Gogh or Cézanne, regional tours of southern France that include the French Riviera and Monte Carlo.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per person
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
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