Avignon Visit & Chateauneuf Du Pape Wine Tour

Discover the Magic of Avignon & Chateauneuf Du Pape

Admire the famous Saint Benezet Bridge, Notre Dames des Doms cathedral

Discover Chateauneuf du Pape village and its ancient castle

English speaking driver/guide

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Trip Details

Price:

€650 total price – From 1 to 8 passengers maximum


When:

TBC


Duration:

Approximately 8 hours


Trip style:

Private full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 1 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us


Meeting point:

Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Aix en Provence center


Inclusions:
  • English-speaking qualified guide/driver
  • Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel in recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
  • Free WiFi access on board
  • Bottled water in the vehicles

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

On this private full-day small-group tour, we will first come and pick you up at your accommodation in Aix en Provence. Meet your English speaking driver-guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. The tour will first take you to the Pope’s city of Avignon. We will then take you to the Chateauneuf du Pape wine region where you will have several wine tasting sessions in carefully selected châteauneuf du pape wineries.

Avignon town visit
Begin your full-day tour from Aix en Provence in the beautiful Provence region by the visit of Avignon, known as the city of the popes. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of Avignon around the Unesco world heritage listed historic city center with your guide. During the tour you will discover the pope’s palace, a Unesco listed site, Pont St Bénezet, Notre Dame des Dom’s cathedral, Saint Peter’s church and Horloge square. Your guide will certainly take some time to evoke the Papal history of this stunning provencal town. After the visit, enjoy some free time for personal discovery. It will be possible to have lunch in the town of Avignon or you can also ask your guide to get away from it all and have lunch in a local hilltop village such as Les Baux de Provence. After lunch, reach the Chateauneuf du Pape wine region.

Wine tour
The Chateauneuf du Pape Appellation was one of 6 to be labeled as the 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 of 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 local’s 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.

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

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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