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Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour provided by OohProvence

Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour

Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour
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About
Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, today a magnificent urban landscape, overlooking the river Rhône & the Saint Bénezet Bridge - the famous Pont d’Avignon. Start with a visit to the Palais then a visit to the unique fresh food market - Les Halles to sample Provençal life before a short drive to the wine country of Châteauneuf du Pape; at the heart of a region full of history, culture & joie de vivre. A unique village where at it's summit the vestiges of the ruined château – wall, tower & lower hall built by the popes in the 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. It was the popes who planted the town's first vineyards. In the afternoon visit two different vineyards - first a winemaker with 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation & second a 43ha family estate owned by five generations of wine-producers. Introducing you to the iconic wines established in 1880's where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence, with wine tasting too.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 138969P13
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Admission to the Palais des Papes - Avignon
  • Wine tasting at two Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes
  • Entry/Admission - Avignon Les Halles
  • Entry/Admission - Office de Tourisme de Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • These are all private tours; so we are happy to coordinate with you a collection from another hotel or villa - just contact us when you reserve.
  • Airports:
  • Marseille Airport, 13727 Marignane France
  • Ports:
  • Marseille
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Admission to the Palais des Papes - Avignon
  • Wine tasting at two Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes
  • Entry/Admission - Avignon Les Halles
  • Entry/Admission - Office de Tourisme de Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • These are all private tours; so we are happy to coordinate with you a collection from another hotel or villa - just contact us when you reserve.
  • Airports:
  • Marseille Airport, 13727 Marignane France
  • Ports:
  • Marseille
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 28, 2021
A note from Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour
We require all guests to have either an international vaccination card or an EU digital Covid certificate to show proof of vaccination. These are required to access hospitality areas, museums, visitor centres and some indoor spaces. Our guides are fully vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Palais des Papes
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Avignon Les Halles
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Office de Tourisme de Chateauneuf-du-Pape
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Alevtina
Moscow, Russia33 contributions
Very informative excursion
Nov 2019
Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour is very informative excurtion, The guide Laurent is very competent and will give you a lot of info about history of this region, it is very useful excurtion for people who are interested in history and architecture. I would maybe make the Avignion visit a bit shorter and to make Châteauneuf du Pape winery visit longer, with more detailed observing and slower and more comprehensive degustation.
Thank you OohProvance and Laurent specially for this great day! Very prfessional and responsible company.
Written November 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
oohprovence
Thank you for your review, I'm super happy you enjoyed your visit. I hope the balance of visiting Avignon and Châteauneuf du Pape somehow manages to bring together the two elements of this interesting story. Hope to welcome you back again when you next visit the South of France. Cordialement Laurent OohProvence.
Written November 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda Peterson
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Best thing we did during our whole trip to France!
Sep 2019
We had an absolutely lovely time with Laurent visiting Avignon. Learning the history of Avignon, touring the castle and finally wine tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape was amazing! We even bought some wine to ship home! It was a wonderful way to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to have Laurent be your guide, it will be even better!
Written September 18, 2019
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oohprovence
Thank you so much - it was great showing you Avignon and Châteauneuf du Pape and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and your 25th Wedding Anniversary! In hope you come to see us again when you're next on your travels. Thank you again Laurent.
Written September 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: OohProvence
Navigate819319
Navigate819319
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Absolutely and Highly Recommended!
We did the tour in mid October. We were lucky with the weather, great conditions to start the tour with Christopher
sandraf20212021
sandraf20212021
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Great work ethic and professional service
We used OohProvence to take care of our clients few weeks ago and we were very pleased with the level of profession
Travelling_Sunrays
Travelling_Sunrays
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Excellent historical overview
We had a wonderful half-day private tour of Arles with Christopher from OohProvence. He showed us, and described th
Travelling_Sunrays
Travelling_Sunrays
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Thorough and Personable
Christopher from OohProvence delivered a very enjoyable and extensive tour of Aix-en-Provence. He took us all over
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Responsive, professional private guide company...
This is a review about our experience "so far" with Christopher and Ooh Provence. A number of months ago, as usual,
Melissa8791
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Wonderful Experience!
My daughter and I had the opportunity to visit Avignon in early January, and Chris was an excellent guide. He was
joannepG4206NZ
joannepG4206NZ
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Great Tour of the City
I made a last minute detour to Aix-en-Provence in February, hoping to explore Cezanne's footsteps and the city. To
mcabrera519
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Aix, Lisle sur de la sorgue, Gordes, Avignon, San Remy, La Beaux, Arles, wine tasting
They should wear Superman capes because Christopher came in and saved the day, two actually. When I was in a bind a
pamelamE5069CZ
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Vacation
Overnight visit, saw the church on the hill overlooking the town. Beautiful church, fabulous views og the area
Glad2Go4
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A wonderful introduction to Marseille.
Christopher is my idea of an ideal tour guide - personable and knowledgable, with a clear love for both the city an
David H
David H
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Enjoyable & Informative
All three of us enjoyed our tour of old town Avignon. Laurent was a great tour guide! All three of us enjoyed our
Fearless597705
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Fabulous Tour of Arles and the Camargue
This was a fabulous tour - from exploring the history and architecture of Arles to enjoying the nature and beauty o
1greenwood
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Excellent opportunity to visit a walled city
Funny thing to say, but I remember singing the song in school about the bridge and the visit to see the bridge comp
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Chris is the best guide!!
Anyone who wants personal attention and to learn the history of any city in Provence needs Chris as their guide! He
sherryr1956
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An Amazing Experience
My visit was one of the highlights of my recent trip to France. I wish I could have stayed all day. The sculpture
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