Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon

Highlights

  • Visit Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape: two top Rhône Valley appellations

  • Round-trip transit from Avignon is provided via air-conditioned minibus

  • Enjoy tours of the vines and numerous wine tastings as you explore

  • Learn all about how wine is made, and about the region’s wine traditions

Summary

Your 4-hour tour begins with afternoon pickup from your Avignon hotel. Relax as your minibus winds into the verdant Rhône Valley, a fertile and faceted wine region with many distinctive appellations. Visit two acclaimed wineries, starting in the Tavel region, where tastings of the estate’s signature rosés are complemented by a stroll through the lovely grounds. Sip on hand-selected wines while learning about the area’s terroir (environmental characteristics), and note the exquisite color and flavor that distinguishes Tavel’s prized wines. Next, drive east 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 more about the AOC rules that set the standard for fine wine as you stroll through facilities and enjoy a tasting session including several beautiful samples. 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 ride back to Avignon, returning to your hotel by early evening.

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4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Trade Avignon’s bustle for time among the vines when you book this half-day, Rhône Valley wine tour. Hop aboard your air-conditioned minibus in central Avignon, and set off with just a small group for company. Venture first to the Tavel appellation, famed for its rosé wines, before continuing to the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, known for its rich red blends. At both stops, you’ll enjoy tours, tastings, and discussions about how wine is made and classified.

What’s included?

  • Transport by air-conditioned 8-seater minivan

  • Driver/guide

  • 2 wine tastings

  • 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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