Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour

Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour

Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, today a magnificent urban landscape, overlooking the river Rhône & the Saint Bénezet Bridge - the famous Pont d’Avignon. Start with a visit to the Palais then a visit to the unique fresh food market - Les Halles to sample Provençal life before a short drive to the wine country of Châteauneuf du Pape; at the heart of a region full of history, culture & joie de vivre. A unique village where at it's summit the vestiges of the ruined château – wall, tower & lower hall built by the popes in the 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. It was the popes who planted the town's first vineyards. In the afternoon visit two different vineyards - first a winemaker with 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation & second a 43ha family estate owned by five generations of wine-producers. Introducing you to the iconic wines established in 1880's where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence, with wine tasting too.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon France

Guided tour of the Palais - the largest gothic palace in Europe.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avignon Les Halles, Place Pie, Avignon France

Uniquely Provençal market in the centre of Avignon - a morning visit to tempt you and introduce you to all the flavours of Provence.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Office de Tourisme de Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 3 rue de la Republique, 84230 Chateauneuf-du-Pape France

The afternoon is spent visiting two ancient vineyards in the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region, one of the oldest wine producing areas in France. Learn about the wines, the production and enjoy a degustation of the wine at each Château. In the morning fine food and the afternoon - the finest of French wine.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"We require all guests to have either an international vaccination card or an EU digital Covid certificate to show proof of vaccination. These are required to access hospitality areas, museums, visitor centres and some indoor spaces. Our guides are fully vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding."

Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
These are all private tours; so we are happy to coordinate with you a collection from another hotel or villa - just contact us when you reserve. We can meet and collect you from other hotels, guest houses, villas & AirBnB apartments in Avignon, Aix & Marseille.


  • Marseille Airport, 13727 Marignane France


  • Marseille

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Admission to the Palais des Papes - Avignon
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Wine tasting at two Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes
  • Entry/Admission - Avignon Les Halles
  • Entry/Admission - Office de Tourisme de Chateauneuf-du-Pape

No Incluye

  • Lunch
  • Snacks


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