- 4- to 5-hour trip to Orange and Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Avignon
- Marvel at the Triumphal Arch and the Roman amphitheater in UNESCO-listed Orange
- Explore the vineyards of the Rhône Valley with your guide
- Enjoy panoramic views over the French countryside from the castle at Châteauneuf-du-Pape
- Visit a local wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of the region’s famous wines
- Tour includes round-trip travel from your hotel in Avignon
- Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Widely considered home to some of Europe’s best-preserved Roman architecture, the UNESCO-listed town of Orange is the jewel in the crown of Provence! Follow your guide through the town and marvel at the ancient sites you find.
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What You Can Expect
Meet your guide during a pickup at your hotel in Avignon, then hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan for the 30-minute journey to the nearby town of Orange. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Orange is widely considered home to some of the most impressive Roman architecture in Europe.
On arrival in Orange, follow your guide on a tour of the town and its Roman monuments. Discover top attractions such as the Triumphal Arch — a powerful symbol of the glory of ancient Rome — and admire the magnificent Roman amphitheater, considered by many to be the best-reserved Roman theater in existence. Visit on a Thursday and perhaps explore the local market, time permitting.
Leave Orange behind and head on through the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, where grape varieties such as Cinsault, Grenache and Counoise thrive in the mineral-rich soil. Listen as your guide details the region’s rich winemaking heritage and stop for panoramic views of the Rhône Valley from the hilltop castle at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Enjoy a wine-tasting session in a cellar in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and gain insight into the delicate flavors the grapes produce in the wine.
After a little free time to browse a traditional shop for souvenirs, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to Avignon, where your tour will conclude.
Great tour. Our tour guide Emilie was very informative and sweet. She picked us up from the hotel and we saw Orange and the vineyards of Chateauneuf de Pape and had a very nice wine tasting at one of the wineries. I recommend this tour
Money well spent!
The Roman arch and ancient theater in Orange are wonderfully preserved and important to see. The theater has a very good audio guide that comes with the tour. We enjoyed the tastings at the working winery and also the visit to ruins of the Pope's old chateau. Our guide Julian was excellent, fun, helpful.
It was good, and the tour guide quite helpful. I really would have preferred to have a wine tasting at several wineries in Chateauneuf du Pape, but that was not an option.
Wine and antiquity. What a combination! We thought the tour was fantastic.
Virginia was our tour guide and she was WONDERFUL! We loved our experience. Thank you!
Excellent tour. Vanessa was a great guide and tour was pitched just right to cover a lot without rushing
Extremely enjoyable - a really helpful guide and a very good tasting at CNduP but the theatre at Orange was magnificent well worth the money
My wife and I enjoyed this trip very much. Our tour guide was wonderful (our 2nd trip with her) and knowledgable. We think that such short or full day trips are the best way to see many local sites in an efficient, comfortable and relaxed way.
Tour guide was professional, cheerful, engaging, and knowledgeable about the sites visited. The tour was conducted promptly (pick up and drop off, keeping to schedule). The size of the group was just right (8, including our party). I would highly recommend this tour and the guide, Virginie. We had a wonderful time.