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  • Location:Avignon, France
  • Duration:9 - 10 hours

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

Sample exquisite wines from the Rhône Valley region on a full-day wine trip from Avignon! With a wine expert guide at your side, tour the cellars of a wine estate near Mont Ventoux and enjoy a wine-tasting session to discover the role that your senses play in discerning the flavors of wine. Spend free time in pretty Beaumes-de-Venise, and then tour two more wine estates in the Rhône Valley, sampling Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines!


  • Full-day Rhône Valley wine tour from Avignon led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Travel to a wine estate near Mont Ventoux and ‘blind taste’ wines and olive oil
  • Spend time at leisure in the vibrant little market town of Beaumes-de-Venise
  • Sample rosé wine an outstanding Tavel chateau
  • Learn about Rhône Valley viniculture and sample renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine

What You Can Expect

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

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

Leave your central Avignon hotel by luxury minivan and head northeast in the direction of Mont Ventoux – amusingly nicknamed the ‘Beast of Provence’ in recognition of its status as the region’s largest mountain. Lasting just over an hour, your journey passes through swathes of picture-perfect Provence countryside, dotted with vineyards that produce the grapes for the Rhône Valley’s esteemed Ventoux wines.

Stop at a wine estate in the foothills of Mont Ventoux for a tour of its cellars, fermenting rooms and bottling rooms, learning all about wine cultivation in the area as you go. Listen to your knowledgeable guide explain how all of your senses can discern your taste for different wines, and then discover it for yourself during a wine-tasting session. Sample up to five different wines (red, rosé and white) plus quality olive oils, and then take a stroll around the vineyards.

Hop back into your minivan and travel to the charming town of Beaumes-de-Venise to explore independently or have lunch -- your guide will give tips for the best places to eat!

In the afternoon continue your tour through the prestigious Rhône Valley, where you’ll visit two more wine estates. Sample crisp rosé wines at a chateau in the Tavel wine region, and then end your tour on a high note by sampling the internationally acclaimed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine at another chateau. After learning all about the characteristics of these incredible Rhône Valley wines, return to your Avignon hotel where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really great tour with a wonderful guide, Julian. Enjoyed all three wineries, and Julian's wonderful commentary about the wine making process, and the region. Julian did a fantastic job, and made everyone feel comfortable while on the tour. The only change I would make is for the tour company not to have others join the tour half way through the day. We had to backtrack to where we started in Avignon just to pick up two people. Wasted part of our tour day having to have Julian do that.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My best friend and I had an amazing trip with wonderful wine and food pairings. It was definitely worth it for the full day tour. Julien was a great driver, tour guide and teacher! He was charming and very knowledgeable about wines, food and Avignon. I would do it again!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Every tour is about the guide. Julien was a superstar. He is a native of Avignon and could answer all our questions. Since we had just arrived the night before, he filled us in on the history as we drove to our first winery. It was just Julien and the 2 of us in the AM which was delightful. In the afternoon, our van was full...Julien 8. Still we had a wonderful time, and know it would not have been the same without Julien. He gets 5 stars. The wines were lovely...we were taught how to properly taste, and we learned a lot about the wonderful grapes and blends of the region. Do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had a tour guide by the name of elody (spell). She was the best. Can't say enough about how good she was. She knew her stuff from history to wine.
Best guide ever. Bob Hewitt, Ketchikan, Alaska.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Delightful day - Julian was personable, knowledgable and well versed. Our morning wine tasting was exclusive to the three of us and was simply wonderful.

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