Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon

Highlights

  • Travel between Roman towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites with ease 

  • Explore the Roman theater and the Pont Du Gard with your guide

  • Wine-tasting and time for lunch in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region

  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from Avignon

Summary

Meet your guide at a central meeting point and begin the scenic journey into the Provençal countryside. Arrive at the ancient Roman town of Orange and explore the Théâtre antique d’Orange (Antique Theater of Orange) with your guide’s informed commentary. Then continue on to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Take in the undulating vineyard views and learn some of this region’s storied winemaking history. Stop at a vineyard to learn about local wine varietals and sample a few fine wines. Have time to explore on your own and stop for lunch (own expense). Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct, and continue on to the fortified medieval village Les Baux de Provence for views and photo-ops. Finally, visit hilltop Luberon villages—Roussillon and Gordes—and admire the mountain ranges and alluring light, which captured the imaginations of some of the world’s most celebrated artists.

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Duration
10 hours
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Why take this tour?

Explore the Provençal countryside, see the famous lavender fields, and taste wine from the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards on this hassle-free tour. Don’t stress about figuring out logistics in a foreign language, instead relax with the help of a guide and well-planned itinerary including entrance to major sights. Plus, enjoy stunning views and photo-ops from hilltop Luberon villages.

What’s included?

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Driver/guide

  • Two Wine-tastings in Chateauneuf du Pape

  • Gratuities

  • Lunch

  • Hotel pick up / drop off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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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