Full-day private tour of Avignon and the Vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape
Excursions & day trips

Full-day private tour of Avignon and the Vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit two exceptional sites of Avignon, the Palais des Papes, and Pont St Bénézet
  • Discover the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Tasting of the Chateauneuf du Pape Wines
What to expect

You will begin the day with a visit to the city of Avignon. Here you will have a guided tour of the Palais des Papes and Pont St Bénézet, the famous bridge of Avignon. Both these exceptional sites make this visit really special. You will see a magnificent urban landscape, overlooks the city, river Rhône, Rocher des Doms presenting an exceptional set of monuments.

You will have time for a snack, coffee or early lunch in Avignon before we leave. (Alternatively lunch on arrival in the village of Châteauneuf du Pape)

In the afternoon you will be driven to Châteauneuf du Pape which is at the heart of a region full of history, culture and joie de vivre. A unique, magical place that appears on the hill like an island rising out of a sea of vines. At the summit the vestiges of the ruined château – wall, tower and lower hall built by the popes in the 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. It was the popes who planted the town's first vineyards. In the afternoon visit two different vineyards - first a winemaker with 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation and second a 43ha family estate owned by five generations of wine-producers. Introducing you to the iconic wines established in 1880's where tradition is enhanced by modernism and excellence, with wine tasting too.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Wine tasting & vineyard tours
    • Pick-up and drop-off in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille and Avignon (other locations by arrangement - there may be a supplement payable)
    • Travel to all of the destinations and sites mentioned
    • Dedicated guide driver
    • Mineral water in the car
    What's not included
    • Refreshments and snacks,
    • Lunch & wine
    • Admission to Palais des Papes and any historic sites in Avignon.
    • Guide gratuities
    • Personal expenses
    Reduced price
    • Child under 10 years old
    • Youth from 11 to 17
    • Senior from 65 years old
    Where
    Meeting point:
    • You will be picked up at your hotel, address in Marseille, Avignon or Aix en Provence , or at Gare St Charles in Marseille or at the TGV (high-speed train) station, Aix-en-Provence.
    • Please make sure to be at the pick-up point, 10 minutes before departure
    What to remember
    • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
    • The total duration of the tour is 8 hours, assuming pick-up in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Avignon
    • The tour schedule is flexible to take into account the starting point depending on your location
    • There is a scheduled lunch break, at your leisure, but not included (we can also organize a picnic lunch if preferred)
    • Please remember sunscreen and a sun hat in summer and warm clothing in the winter and comfortable walking shoes
    • Please make sure to be at the pick-up point, 10 minutes before departure
    • If you are staying outside Marseille or Aix en Provence, we can coordinate a pick-up from your address or from Gare St Charles, the mainline train station. (There may be a supplement payable)
    • Available languages: English, French
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    When
    • Every day
    • Departure time will be confirmed with your driver/guide
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    Provider
    OohProvence.com
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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