Culture And Wine In Chateauneuf Du Pape Small-Group Day Trip

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9.00 am from April to October 8.30 am from November to March
  • Departure Details :
    Office de Tourisme d'Avignon, 41 Cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France
  • 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

Travel deep into the Rhne Valley and explore the regions rich winemaking heritage on this wine-tasting day trip from Avignon. Stop at one winery which produce red, white and ros wines including the famous Chteauneuf-du-Pape. Learn how grape varieties including Grenache, Cinsault and Counoise flourish in the fertile soils. Follow your guide through the cellars and sample the wine during tasting session. Enjoy the visit of the Roman Theatre of Orange.Take in panoramic views over the Rhne Valley and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.

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Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Avignon, meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan for the journey deep into the rolling hills of the Rhne Valley. The fertile, sun-drenched soils around Avignon offer perfect conditions for growing grapes, and wine has been produced in the region since Roman times.

Stop at two different vineyards in the Chteauneuf-du-Pape winemaking territories and listen as your guide explains how grape varieties including Grenache, Cinsault and Counoise flourish. Gain insight into the age-old winemaking techniques in operation and enjoy panoramic views from the cellars over the Rhne Valleys castles and mansions many of which date from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Explore the cool cellars where wine sits slowly maturing in barrels then enjoy a tasting session of some of the wines produced. Listen as your guide details the complex flavors and scents at play in your glass, then sip the wine to identify them yourself.

For tours on Monday and Thursday you'll visit two wineries. On any other day of the week, enjoy one wine-tasting in a winery as well as a visit to the UNESCO World Heritagelisted Roman amphitheater in Orange. Built early in the 1st century AD, the amphitheatre is widely considered the most impressive in Europe.

After approximately four hours exploring the rolling vineyards of the Rhne Valley, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Avignon, where your tour will come to an end.

Inclusions

1 wine tasting

Driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Your guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and organized. I wish we had spent less time in Orange and more time in wineries. Maybe 2 wineries instead of 1. But nonetheless, we had fun. Thank you.

  • 03-Oct-2017

    This was a good tour if you know very little about wine. It's a nice intro and you get a basic rundown of the region. If you know anything about wine and have a decent palate and would like to experience the area, then maybe try something else. I was traveling with my grandmother who knows nothing about wine and just barely started drinking it, while I have been to several wine regions of the world and know what I like and can tell good wine from bad wine for the most part. It worked for her, which was all that mattered to me, but if I had been on my own I definitely would not have enjoyed it. It's all a matter of where you're coming from.

  • 29-Aug-2017

    Well, our tour guide, Julien, was super-friendly and informative along the route. We were picked up at our hotel in a minivan that was more than clean and comfortable. We did ask for water, however, and there was none available. Given the very hot temperatures, it would have been a lovely perk to have been offered bottled water along the way. I only did a half-day tour, which included two wineries in Chateauneuf du Pape. The first, Brotte, included an audio self-guided tour of a petit museum within the winery that was helpful but actually somewhat duplicative of what Julien had already told us. The second, Bouachon, was more interesting in my opinion. There was a young woman, Natalie, who presented a little lesson in wine tasting not for the pros but for beginners that was interesting and the wine tasting a wonderful experience. Overall, it was a very good tour and would recommend it! Enjoy.

  • 21-Dec-2016

    Great time! recommend for anyone who is interested in wine. Everybody involved from the tour guide to the reps at the winery were very personable and professional. It was supposed to be a small group but because of the time of year it turned out to be a private tour.

  • 11-Jul-2016

    Great tour .. learned lots, and our guide Remi was fabulous .. I would certainly recommend this trip !

  • 09-Jul-2016

    It was an enjoyable tour of Oranges's Roman ruins and one winery. I really would've liked more wine! The tour of the winery was interesting and the wine we tasted was lovely but we only sampled three wines. In California, most wineries give you at least six!

  • 03-Jul-2016

    As our trip was on Tuesday, we visited one winery and Roman amphitheater in Orange.
    Visit to the winery was interesting and we got to learn some basic knowledge of wine from the owner himself. I wish we would be able to spend more time at the winery though we were already behind schedule as we were too excited during the wine tasting part. The guide is knowledgable and friendly. Thank you for such a great half day !

  • 18-Jun-2016

    We had a great half day tour.

  • 31-May-2016

    Tour of the winery was terrible. Both our guide and the person at the winery seemed bored and eager to end the tour quickly. The trip to Orange to see the Roman ruins was worthwhile.
    Our guide was terrible. She even refused to drop us off a few blocks from the center of town.

  • 05-May-2016

    I had a wonderful time at chateaunerf du pape. Both my tour guide and the staff at the wineries but very knowledgable, friendly and good fun! It was a great start to the day. Also the wine is amazing!

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