Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon

Highlights

  • From central Avignon hop in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the scenic ride to the village of Gigondas, located at the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail range. Learn about the red wines that belong to the Crus of the southern Côtes du Rhône, as you tour a local vineyard. Next, travel south to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a lovely village in the Rhône Valley surrounded by prestigious wine estates. Marvel at the rolling vineyards that produce varietals such as cinsault, grenache, and counoise, and learn about the region’s rich viniculture and terroir. Stop at a hilltop castle to snap some panoramic shots of the Rhône Valley and visit a charming winery to taste fine wine and tour the wine cellars. Enjoy time to purchase some traditional souvenirs before heading back to Avignon.

Summary

From central Avignon hop in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the scenic ride to the village of Gigondas, located at the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail range. Learn about the red wines that belong to the Crus of the southern Côtes du Rhône, as you tour a local vineyard. Next, travel south to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a lovely village in the Rhône Valley surrounded by prestigious wine estates. Marvel at the rolling vineyards that produce varietals such as cinsault, grenache, and counoise, and learn about the region’s rich viniculture and terroir. Stop at a hilltop castle to snap some panoramic shots of the Rhône Valley and visit a charming winery to taste fine wine and tour the wine cellars. Enjoy time to purchase some traditional souvenirs before heading back to Avignon.

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
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Why take this tour?

This afternoon trip will be dedicated to the famous vineyard of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The ruins of the Pope's formal summer residence dominate the typical medieval village. The 13 varieties of grapes combined with the various soils create a large palette of complex red wines and elegant white wines. Enjoy two wine-tastings in two of the numerous cellars of the village before going back to Avignon.

What’s included?

  • Driver/guide

  • Wine-tastings in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)

  • Entry/Admission - Le Pavillon

  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Fortia

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Hotel pick up/drop off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Please note that the European sanitary pass or vaccination certificate is mandatory to attend our experiences Social distancing, wearing a mask, disinfecting minivans, bikes and equipment, hydroalcoholic gel available. We strictly apply all the sanitary measures in force

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Discover Provence’s ancient roots and winemaking traditions on a half-day tour of the Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards from Avignon. Wind through the verdant vineyards of the Rhône Valley to distinguished wine estates in both areas to sample fine wines and learn about local varietals. Explore the ruins of the Pope's formal summer residence in Châteauneuf-du-Pape before heading back to Avignon.

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