Private Tour of Avignon, Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape from Arles

Highlights

  • Meet your private guide in central Arles in time for a 9am departure. Traveling by private vehicle, soak up the scenery on the around 45-minute journey to Avignon. As you approach the grand medieval city, listen as your guide explains its importance, as the former city of the Popes. After admiring the remarkably preserved city walls, hop out to explore the UNESCO-listed historic center, marvel at the magnificent Popes' Palace (entrance tickets not included), and spot landmarks such as the Saint-Benezet bridge, made famous in the children's song ‘Sur le Pont d'Avignon’. Continue to Orange, where your guide will take you on a tour of the city’s impressive Roman ruins. After admiring the Triumphal Arch and Roman amphitheater – one of the finest of the Roman world – enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at one of the city’s cafés or restaurants. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards of the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region, stopping to enjoy wine tasting at a local winery. On return to Arles, your tour ends back at the departure point around 5pm. Please note: entrance fees and wine tasting are not included.

Summary

Meet your private guide in central Arles in time for a 9am departure. Traveling by private vehicle, soak up the scenery on the around 45-minute journey to Avignon. As you approach the grand medieval city, listen as your guide explains its importance, as the former city of the Popes. After admiring the remarkably preserved city walls, hop out to explore the UNESCO-listed historic center, marvel at the magnificent Popes' Palace (entrance tickets not included), and spot landmarks such as the Saint-Benezet bridge, made famous in the children's song ‘Sur le Pont d'Avignon’. Continue to Orange, where your guide will take you on a tour of the city’s impressive Roman ruins. After admiring the Triumphal Arch and Roman amphitheater – one of the finest of the Roman world – enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at one of the city’s cafés or restaurants. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards of the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region, stopping to enjoy wine tasting at a local winery. On return to Arles, your tour ends back at the departure point around 5pm. Please note: entrance fees and wine tasting are not included.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Enjoy a full day tour from Arles. Your first stop will be in Avignon, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Popes Palace from the 14th century. Remind you the children song of ' Sous le Pont d'Avignon' by taking a photo of it. Then drive up North until the town Orange, to see one of the best preserved theatre from the Roman period. Before to drive back to Arles, stop in one of the winery of the village of Chateauneuf-du Pape for a wine tasting.

What’s included?

  • Driver/guide

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Private tour

  • One wine tasting

  • Lunch

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Popes palace/Pont d'Avignon ticket entrances

  • Entry/Admission - Pont Saint-Bénézet (Pont d'Avignon)

  • Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes

  • Entry/Admission - Roman Theatre of Orange

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  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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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