Collioure Village and Wines Private Shore Excursion From Port Vendres

Visit the beautiful fishing village of Collioure

Participate in a wine tasting session of local wines

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Trip Details

Prices:

550€ Per Group 2 – 7 persons

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When:

From March to November included


Duration:

4 Hours (approx.)


Trip Style:

Half Day Shore Excursion
Minimum 2, Maximum 7.


Meeting Point:

Pick up and drop off at your Ship located in Port Vendres


Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Port Vendres
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Visit of Collioure village
  • Wine tasting session in a local winery

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees and tasting fees
  • Personal expenses & insurance
  • Gratuities

Embark on a vibrant Private Shore Excursion from Port Vendres Cruise Port to the beautiful village of Collioure

Embark on a vibrant Private Shore Excursion from Port Vendres Cruise Port to the beautiful village of Collioure

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Port Vendres

Depart for a half-day tour to the small fishing village of Collioure. On this half-day trip, we will first come and pick you up at your Ship located in Port Vendres. Meet your English speaking driver who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then you will board your air-conditioned vehicle and it will be time to drive off to this day’s destination. 

Visit the small village of Collioure

The drive from Port Vendres to Collioure is just over 10 minutes but the drive is stunning through the Languedoc landscape. Upon arrival in Collioure, follow your guide as you walk the narrow streets of this small fishing village.

 A fortified church so close to the sea that it seems to float, an old royal castle, colorful boats that seem ready to set out to catch the prized anchovies (a local specialty), this is enchanting Collioure. 

No wonder artists such as Picasso, Braque, Dufy, Chagall, Matisse, and Derain came here as the village, the birthplace of the Fauvism painting movement boasts more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Another famous sculptor, Aristid Maillol, originates from nearby Banyuls sur Mer.

Followed by a Wine Tasting session

After the visit to the village and some free time, participate in a wine tasting session of local wines. The wine production in Collioure includes reds, rosés and a few white wines. The main grapes varieties that are used here include Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignan which are similar to the grapes used in Languedoc wines. 

Follow a locally guided tour of the winery and listen as the wine grower explains the techniques used here. After the visit, experience a wine tasting session of excellent wines of the region.

Wine making in the area began with the Greeks around the 6th century BP. For a long time under Spanish rule, the wines produced here have often been described as being more like Spanish wines than French. The red wines usually have softer tanins, and are full-bodied with spicy aromas. The rosés produced here have a nice raspberry color to them and can be very aromatic.

After the wine tasting session, it will be time to head back to your ship. Upon arrival in Port Vendres, we will drop you off at your ship and that will be the end of our services.

Our other Shore Excursions from Mediterranean Cruise Ports of France

If you are stopping over in Port Vendres, it might be that your cruise ship will continue its way to other Cruise Ports of the french Mediterranean. As a specialized shore excursion tour operator, we organise a large number of private full day or half day trips departing from Sète, Sanary Sur Mer, Toulon and Marseille Cruise Ports. 

We also provide shore excursions in the French Riviera and from Monte Carlo Port of Call. Our sightseeing tours include visits to major cities such as Aix en Provence and to the National Parks of Provence.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tour, other languages on request
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • Price is per group, not per person
  • For larger groups please contact us
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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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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