Private Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Avignon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel

Highlights

  • Your morning or afternoon wine tour begins with pickup from your Avignon hotel. Meet your private guide and relax as the comfortable mini-coach winds through the verdant Rhône Valley, a fertile and faceted wine region with many distinctive appellations.  Admire the seemingly endless vineyards as you arrive in Tavel, where you’ll visit a local estate known for producing the region’s signature rosés, said to be the favorite of kings Philippe le Bel and Louis XIV and the Popes of Avignon. Sip on hand-selected wines while learning about the terroir (environmental characteristics) that distinguish Tavel’s prized wines.  Next, continue to the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, where the prestigious Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) regulations were developed. While at the wine estate, you’ll learn about the standard for fine wine, stroll through facilities, and enjoy tasting several beautiful samples such as Grenache noir or Mourvèdre. By the end of the tour, you’ll better understand the rich ecology of the Rhône Valley and the elite art of viticulture in southern France. Relax on the scenic ride back to Avignon for a tour of the city’s key attractions including the medieval city walls, Pont Saint-Bénézet, the Petit Palais and Notre-Dame-des-Doms Cathédral.  Your 4-hour excursion concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Summary

Your morning or afternoon wine tour begins with pickup from your Avignon hotel. Meet your private guide and relax as the comfortable mini-coach winds through the verdant Rhône Valley, a fertile and faceted wine region with many distinctive appellations.  Admire the seemingly endless vineyards as you arrive in Tavel, where you’ll visit a local estate known for producing the region’s signature rosés, said to be the favorite of kings Philippe le Bel and Louis XIV and the Popes of Avignon. Sip on hand-selected wines while learning about the terroir (environmental characteristics) that distinguish Tavel’s prized wines.  Next, continue to the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, where the prestigious Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) regulations were developed. While at the wine estate, you’ll learn about the standard for fine wine, stroll through facilities, and enjoy tasting several beautiful samples such as Grenache noir or Mourvèdre. By the end of the tour, you’ll better understand the rich ecology of the Rhône Valley and the elite art of viticulture in southern France. Relax on the scenic ride back to Avignon for a tour of the city’s key attractions including the medieval city walls, Pont Saint-Bénézet, the Petit Palais and Notre-Dame-des-Doms Cathédral.  Your 4-hour excursion concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

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4 hours
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Why take this tour?

On this private wine tour from Avignon, admire the beauty of Provence as you travel to the famous wine villages of Tavel and Chateauneuf-du-Pape for wine tastings. Sip signature rosé wines and red wines — reputed to be the favorite of French kings and popes — while learning about winemaking in southern France’s stunning Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

What’s included?

  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach (max 8 passengers)

  • Local guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Two wine tastings

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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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