5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

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  • Location:Avignon, France
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

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

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Rhône Valley wine country on this half-day tour from Avignon. In a small group, wind through verdant hills en route to two esteemed wine estates where you’ll take guided tours and taste sumptuous AOC-classified wines, from crisp rosés in Tavel to an array of world-class varietals in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 


  • 4-hour Rhône Valley wine tour from Avignon led by an expert guide
  • Discover two significant Rhône Valley appellations: Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Visit a Tavel wine estate and sample its crisp rosé wines
  • Learn about the AOC classifications that indicate superior quality wine
  • Explore a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate and sample this world-famous wine
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

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

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

Your 5-hour tour begins with afternoon pickup from your Avignon hotel. Relax as your minibus winds into the verdant Rhône Valley, a fertile and faceted wine region with many distinctive appellations. 

Visit two acclaimed wineries, starting in the Tavel region, where tastings of the estate’s signature rosés are complemented by a stroll through the lovely grounds. Sip on hand-selected wines while learning about the area’s terroir (environmental characteristics), and note the exquisite color and flavor that distinguishes Tavel’s prized wines. 

Next, drive east to the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, where the prestigious Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) regulations were developed. While at the wine estate, you’ll learn more about the AOC rules that set the standard for fine wine, stroll through facilities, and enjoy a tasting session including several beautiful samples. By the end of the tour, you’ll better understand the rich ecology of the Rhône Valley and the elite art of viticulture in southern France.

Relax on the scenic ride back to Avignon, returning to your hotel by early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a wonderful tour! Our guide was amazing--thoroughly knowledgeable and so helpful. We enjoyed both wineries very much! We were on a Viator tour in 2013 in Epernay which was also wonderful. We will highly recommend Viator to any travelers and look forward to our next Viator experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We have enjoyed this trip very much. It is a half day excursion, just not too long and not too short.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, new several languages and was a very nice person.
We recommend this tour if you happen to be in Avignon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic tour with an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our guide,Julien, was friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. We enjoyed learning about terroir, the history as well as the wine tastings themselves. It was a great afternoon and we would recommend this tour to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved it. Driver was very informative. Stopped many times so we could take pictures of the beautiful countryside. Wineries we visited were friendly and we loved the rose at Tavel. Would recommend this tour to wine lovers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour guide, Julien, was very informed about wines, and entertaining as well. Our time together was both educational and entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The afternoon vineyard tour to Tavel and Chateauneuf du Pape was excellent. The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and the tastings were superb. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Avignon. My only regret was not buying any Tavel or Lirac.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Anne was WONDERFUL. We had a fabulous time with some of the best wine in the world and we learned a lot! Totally worth it...we wish we did the full day tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Loved this tour
Our guide Julien was vey knowledgable and made the tour even better than expected
The wines were superb and the knowledge gained was invaluable
This is a must do tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great guide, very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and wine!

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