Discover the historic gems of Provence, then raise a glass to French wine on this full-day small-group tour from Avignon. Enjoy tours and tastings at two wineries in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region; marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard; and explore the medieval villages of Les Baux de Provence and Gordes.
Full-day wine tasting and villages tour of Provence from Avignon
Enjoy tours and tastings at two Châteauneuf-du-Pape wineries
Marvel at the UNESCO–listed Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct
Visit the medieval villages of Les Baux de Provence and Gordes, high in the Alpilles Mountains
Tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from your accommodation in Avignon
Ideal for first-time visitors to Provence or those short on time
Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personal attention from your guide
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
If you’re visiting Provence and can’t decide whether to focus on the wine or the history, this tour is for you! Enjoy tasting sessions at two wineries in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape territories and marvel at the mighty Pont du Gard, a UNESCO–listed Roman aqueduct.
Start your Provence wine tasting experience with pick-up from your centrally located Avignon hotel by air-conditioned minivan and soak up the scenery as you head north through the Rhône Valley. Admire the views as you climb through the rolling vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region and listen as your guide fills you in on the region’s rich winemaking heritage.
Along the way, stop to tour two different wineries and learn about the age-old winegrowing techniques still in use today, as you stroll the vineyards and peek into the wine cellars. At each winery, indulge in a guided wine tasting and sample renowned varietals like Counoise, Muscardin and Picardin.
Continue through the idyllic Provencal countryside and make a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Pont du Gard, a mighty aqueduct built by the Romans in the 1st century. Listen as your guide details the aqueduct’s historical significance, then marvel at the panoramic views over the Gardon River below.
Back on the bus, head south through the sweeping landscapes of the Alpilles Mountains and visit the picturesque medieval village of Les Baux de Provence. Perched on a rocky limestone outcrop, the village boasts amazing views over the French countryside and you’ll have time to take photos and explore the village on foot.
The final stop is Gordes, a village sitting high on the Plateau de Vaucluse and affording far-reaching views over the surrounding hills. Enjoy free time to explore independently and discover for yourself why the village has been selected as one of ‘France’s most beautiful villages’. Stroll the cobbled streets, tuck into lunch (own expense) at one of the many cafés and restaurants, or take a peek at Gordes Castle.
When it’s time to leave Gordes behind, hop back in the minivan and travel back to Avignon, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.