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  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
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 rosé wines and red wines — reputed to be the favorite of French kings and popes — while learning about winemaking in southern France’s stunning Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. At the end of your wine tour, you’ll take a panoramic tour of Avignon, passing the medieval city walls and seeing the famous Pont Saint-Bénézet (Saint-Bénézet bridge).

Highlights

  • Private Provence wine tour from Avignon
  • Admire the picturesque Provencal landscapes blanketed in vineyards
  • Wine taste in the famous wine villages of Tavel and Chateauneuf-du-Pape
  • Sip rosé wines and red wines that were favored by French kings!
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour

What You Can Expect

Private Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Avignon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel

Start and end your tour in Avignon

You’ll 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 that’s historically famous for its rosé 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 Honoré de Balzac and the 20th-century American writer Ernest Hemingway.

Head to a local winery to try these world-renowned rosé wines and learn about the town’s winemaking heritage from your guide and sommelier.

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

Visit a local winery to sip Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s signature reds, like Grenache noir or Mourvèdre. Notice the distinct sweet and rustic flavors of these Rhône 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 Rhône. Pont Saint-Bénézet, 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

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