While in Avignon, treat yourself to a private tour of Rhône Valley wine country! With a personal guide, wind through the lush Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region en route to two esteemed wine estates, where you’ll see traditional winemaking techniques and taste sumptuous wines from crisp rosés in Tavel to an array of world-class reds in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Finish with a historic tour of Avignon including famous sites like the Saint-Bénézet Bridge.
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!
Your morning or afternoon wine tour begins with pickup from your Avignon hotel. Meet your private guide and relax as the comfortable mini-coach winds through the verdant Rhône Valley, a fertile and faceted wine region with many distinctive appellations.
Admire the seemingly endless vineyards as you arrive in Tavel, where you’ll visit a local estate known for producing the region’s signature rosés, said to be the favorite of kings Philippe le Bel and Louis XIV and the Popes of Avignon. Sip on hand-selected wines while learning about the terroir (environmental characteristics) that distinguish Tavel’s prized wines.
Next, continue 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 about the standard for fine wine, stroll through facilities, and enjoy tasting several beautiful samples such as Grenache noir or Mourvèdre. 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 for a tour of the city’s key attractions including the medieval city walls, Pont Saint-Bénézet, the Petit Palais and Notre-Dame-des-Doms Cathédral.
Your 4-hour excursion concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Private Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Avignon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel
, Apr 2019
Pick up on time. We were 2 couples. The visit to Tavel winery with tastings was great. Nice explanation of the different types of grapes and soil. The staff at the vinery were friendly and gave good information. The visit to Chateauneuf-du-Pape however was a disaster. The vinery we visited was Domain de BEAURENARD. NO STAFF WAS THERE TO GREET US TO EXPLAIN THEIR OPERATIONS. but ONE PERSON to have us taste two types of vine instead of Three. The portion of vine was very little. They were more interested to sell and see us go out. I would not RECOMMEND THIS WINERY.
Jeremy picked us up right on schedule and we toured the Rhone Valley on our way to Tavel and Chateauneuf du Pape. We had many questions and he answered them plus added local flavor about the area. We stopped for photos and even toured the town of Tavel since we were a bit early for the wine tasting. It was a very satisfying experience for all four of us! Thank you Jeremy and Viator.
Julien was wonderful and we enjoyed the tour so much! It was just my husband and I for the tour. The car was comfortable and air conditioned. We learned a lot and had fun at the same time. Wine was great and we got some dinner recommendations too! Highly recommend this tour.
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.
Caroline (our tour guide) picked us up right on time. She provided excellent commentary on the beautiful countryside as we drove through on the way to our two winery stops. We had time for a couple brief stops along the way to look at scenery. She was very knowledgeable about the area and about the history of wine production in the region. She also spoke excellent English (and Italian. And Chinese.). She topped it off by finding the exact chocolate shop my wife visited 17 years ago. The Mercedes minibus was very comfortable and held the 8 of us nicely. If you like wine, this is the tour for you!