Private Rhone Valley Wine Tour From Avignon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape And Tavel

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am or 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Avignon hotels if accessible
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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 ros wines and red wines reputed to be the favorite of French kings and popes while learning about winemaking in southern Frances stunning Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur region. At the end of your wine tour, youll take a panoramic tour of Avignon, passing the medieval city walls and seeing the famous Pont Saint-Bnzet (Saint-Bnzet bridge).

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Youll be picked up from your Avignon hotel for your morning or afternoon wine tour. Traveling by comfortable air-conditioned mini-coach, learn about the history and wine of Provence from your private guide as you make your way through southern France's beautiful countryside.

Soak up the vineyard-covered landscapes as you venture 20 minutes northwest to Tavel, a charming village thats historically famous for its ros wines. Tavel wines are reputed to have been a favorite of kings Philippe le Bel and Louis XIV, the Popes of Avignon, the 19th-century French novelist Honor de Balzac and the 20th-century American writer Ernest Hemingway.

Head to a local winery to try these world-renowned ros wines and learn about the towns winemaking heritage from your guide and sommelier.

Then, continue driving through the beautiful countryside. Cross back over the Rhne to Chteauneuf-du-Pape, another famous wine village firmly entwined with papal history. One of the most renowned appellations of the southern part of the Rhne Valley, Chteauneuf-du-Pape makes more wine than the entire northern Rhne region!

Visit a local winery to sip Chteauneuf-du-Papes signature reds, like Grenache noir or Mourvdre. Notice the distinct sweet and rustic flavors of these Rhne wines, which often exhibit aromas of dried herbs common in Provence.

After your wine tastings, your guide will take you to Avignon to view the medieval city walls and the remains of 12th-century bridge over the Rhne. Pont Saint-Bnzet, also known as Pont d'avignon, was frequently damaged by flooding but never rebuilt after the 17th century. You'll also see the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms and after a wonderful panoramic view of the city, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Private tour

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

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Wine-tasting fees

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation of this product will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Jul-2017

    Very knowledgeable tour guide! He knew a great deal about the area, history, wine, and everything else we inquired about. Misplaced his card though, and unfortunately we can't remember his name.

  • 13-Jun-2015

    Jeremy picked us up right on schedule and we toured the Rhone Valley on our way to Tavel and Chateauneuf du Pape. We had many questions and he answered them plus added local flavor about the area. We stopped for photos and even toured the town of Tavel since we were a bit early for the wine tasting. It was a very satisfying experience for all four of us! Thank you Jeremy and Viator.

  • 16-Aug-2014

    Fabulous tour! Audrey our tour guide was amazing. We visited 3 vineyards in total and had a wonderful afternoon. Would book this tour again!

  • 16-Aug-2014

    Julien was wonderful and we enjoyed the tour so much! It was just my husband and I for the tour. The car was comfortable and air conditioned. We learned a lot and had fun at the same time. Wine was great and we got some dinner recommendations too! Highly recommend this tour.

  • 25-Sep-2013

    Our trip was fun and informative! Our guide Ann was great!! She was professional and fun!

  • 03-Jul-2013

    Our guide, Julian, was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was also adaptable as one place we were to visit was closed and he quickly substituted with an excellent replacement. As I had presumed, the vineyards were glorious despite the stiff mistral wind, and we tasted several wines and learned about them. The wine museum we visited was better than many such commercial ventures and had well written English captions to the exhibits.

  • 25-Apr-2013

    Caroline (our tour guide) picked us up right on time. She provided excellent commentary on the beautiful countryside as we drove through on the way to our two winery stops. We had time for a couple brief stops along the way to look at scenery. She was very knowledgeable about the area and about the history of wine production in the region. She also spoke excellent English (and Italian. And Chinese.). She topped it off by finding the exact chocolate shop my wife visited 17 years ago. The Mercedes minibus was very comfortable and held the 8 of us nicely. If you like wine, this is the tour for you!

  • 05-Oct-2011

    Perfect combination of wine tasting, local knowledge and history. Loved every minute of it. I would recommend this tour and our tour guide (Adelaine) to everyone.

  • 08-May-2011

    We visited Tavel and Chateauneuf du Pape with our very informative and friendly tour guide Virginie. We would recommend this tour.

  • 16-Oct-2010

    Davide often spoke in French to the people in the front of the van without the mike. Those in the rear could not hear or understand. The air conditioning did not work and when he was asked to turn it on he responded that maybe we had had too much wine...rude and unnecessary. He later apologized--but privately. The van was overcrowded and when I asked him what town we were going through he said it was not important, it was not on the tour and then returned to talking to the 2 ladies in the front. He was more polite the second day.

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