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Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape Small-Group Day Trip

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Avignon, France
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4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Discover Provence’s ancient roots and winemaking traditions on a half-day tour of the Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards from Avignon. Wind through the verdant vineyards of the Rhône Valley to distinguished wine estates in both areas to sample fine wines and learn about local varietals. Explore the ruins of the Pope's formal summer residence in Châteauneuf-du-Pape before heading back to Avignon.
  • Half-day trip to Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Avignon
  • Explore the vineyards of the Rhône Valley with your guide
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the French countryside from the castle at Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Visit a local wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of the region’s famous wines
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes wine tasting in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of France’s most famous wine appellations.
From central Avignon hop in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the scenic ride to the village of Gigondas, located at the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail range. Learn about the red wines that belong to the Crus of the southern Côtes du Rhône, as you tour a local vineyard.

Next, travel south to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a lovely village in the Rhône Valley surrounded by prestigious wine estates. Marvel at the rolling vineyards that produce varietals such as cinsault, grenache, and counoise, and learn about the region’s rich viniculture and terroir. Stop at a hilltop castle to snap some panoramic shots of the Rhône Valley and visit a charming winery to taste fine wine and tour the wine cellars.

Enjoy time to purchase some traditional souvenirs before heading back to Avignon.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the typical group size?
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Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 8 travelers.
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How long is the tour?
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Approximately 4 to 5 hours long.
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What languages is this tour offered in?
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This tour is offered in English.

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Good but could also do it yourself
brethertonjames
, Sep 2019
Had a good time on this tour and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. If you are staying in Avignon and want to get up to cote do rhone country it's a good idea. If you have already rented a car I'd be tempted to drive to wineries yourself as its very easy to walk in and do a tasting. That said, you get a lot more information this way and don't feel obligated to buy any wine. It's up to you.
Enthusiastic guide made trip a great...
margandgreg
, Oct 2017
Enthusiastic guide made trip a great experience. The wine tasting was a pleasurable experience. The Roman ruins have to be seen to be believed.
Our guide Melanie was knowledgeable...
Robert B
, Oct 2017
Our guide Melanie was knowledgeable and pleasant and, although the Triumphal Arch and Roman Theatre at Orange were interesting, we would have liked more time tasting more wines. However, we did enjoy the winery presentation and tasting, which was entertaining and informative.
Guide was very knowledgeable. We had...
catherinemarshall5
, Sep 2017
Guide was very knowledgeable. We had a relaxing afternoon with nice drive through the vineyards.
We only had 3 guest in the group...
Tamara F
, Jun 2017
We only had 3 guest in the group which was great! Orange was a welcome surprise. The audio guide took you to different spots where you learned about the history of the theatre. Instead of hearing about it in one long spiel, the narrator broke it up into sections which helped hold your attention while you moved about the arena. Lots of stairs and uneven surfaces, so not for everyone but I loved it. Chateauneuf-du-Pape was a different story. We were taken to the winery Ogier which is in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region. The lady giving the tour was quite rude throughout the presentation. There were 2 groups visiting and everyone was put-off by her attitude. No one bought any wine, probably due to her attitude. This was a disappointment as we had every intention of purchasing wine from this region to bring home. But there was no way I would buy from this lady.
A very effective way to visit area...
J Lau
, May 2017
A very effective way to visit area outside train network
Pleasant half day tour, winery visit...
Bruce P
, Jan 2017
Pleasant half day tour, winery visit particularly enlightening
This was a very good trip. We...
Pauline R
, Sep 2016
This was a very good trip. We enjoyed the visit to chateau neuf particularly. Our guide was knowledgeable and able to give lots of information about the area. There were plenty of photo opportunities.
We like it , the driver is pleasant and...
Reen W
, Jul 2016
We like it , the driver is pleasant and knowledgeble
The tour was completely as...
Margaret A
, Mar 2016
The tour was completely as advertised. We had the right amount of time in Orange and the wine tour was great for a first-time wine tasting. It was a relaxing afternoon but we also saw a great deal. Our guide was very knowledgeable both about the items on the tour and more generally in answering our questions about the Avignon area. She used perfect English and also was very patient in letting us practice our French.

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