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Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon

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Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon

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Overview

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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Transport by air-conditioned 8-seater minivan
Driver/guide
2 wine tastings
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick up / drop off
Office de Tourisme d'Avignon , 41 Cr Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France
This activity will end right where it started.
Your 4-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 as you 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 ride back to Avignon, returning to your hotel by early evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tavel
Tavel famous for rosé wine. Enjoy a wine tasting in one of the winery of the village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Drive through the vineyards. Enjoy a wine tasting in one of the winery ofthe village
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on tours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Provence Reservation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "We recommend this tour for anyone who likes wine and wants to learn more about French wines." See review

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star-5
Great
Michael_G
, Aug 2022
The guide was very informative. The van was clean and air conditioned. The 2 wineries were great and the tastings great
star-5
Great guide, very nice professionals at wineries and a really nice afternoon
Martin_S
, Aug 2022
Very enjoyable and educational afternoon at 2 wineries and some stops along the way to admire Chateuneuf de Pape and Avignon
star-5
A simply ‘wine‘derful experience!!
Conrad_S
, Jul 2022
The chateauneuf du pape sommelier was extremely informative, and we tasted exquisite red wines. Also, chateauneuf du pape does not export their white wines, so getting a chance to taste one of their whites was excellent. Getting a chance to view the castle of chateauneuf du pape was a dream as well. Tavel’s rosé was divine, and we ended up buying some to take home with us. Mark’s commentary during our van ride showed his high level of experience and knowledge of wine industry and wine production in the area. I would recommend this excursion to everyone!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Conrad, We are glad you liked the tour and our guide Mark! Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you on other tours! best regards, ALAFRANCAISE
star-4
Excellent if you have no car, want to visit Chateauneuf du Pape and buy some wine.
Michelle_O
, Jun 2022
Christian was an excellent tour guide; very considerate, attentive to the experience & needs of the group. Sharing fascinating snippets of information from the outset - he also went above & beyond - demonstrating his real love of Avignon, Marseille, it’s history and appreciation of the wine. Thank you Christian! I have not given 5 stars as I hoped to see and learn more about the vines or how they treated the grapes; although we did learn a little more at Chateauneuf du Pape - about grape varieties, the terroir and the steps involved in tasting the wine. To me, the experience felt a little too much like a guided shopping experience…but I would still recommend a tour with Christian - as he made it something more :)
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear costumer, Thank you for your nice review. we are very attentive to customer satisfaction and do everything to improve our services and that of our guides. We hope to see you again soon in France. Best regards A la Francaise Team
star-5
Great experience
Emily_C
, May 2022
Great experience. Remi was a very thoughtful and insightful tour guide. I appreciated his positive energy!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear costumer, Thank you for your nice review. we are very attentive to customer satisfaction and do everything to improve our services and that of our guides. We hope to see you again soon in France. Best regards A la Francaise Team
star-5
Just fantastic. Smooth...
BeowLeng_T
, May 2022
Just fantastic. Smooth ride n learn about the two wine domains. And of course tasting of the wines. 👍
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear costumer, Thank you for your nice review. we are very attentive to customer satisfaction and do everything to improve our services and that of our guides. We hope to see you again soon in France. Best regards A la Francaise Team
star-5
Magical Place
Willie
, Mar 2022
The very very terroir of Chateauneuf du Pop is very spectacular- some magical place. Our guide Nicolas is very well informed and explained the wine making experience very well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. A la française Team.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent afternoon
Michael_W
, Nov 2019
Julien provided an excellent afternoon with exceptional knowledge, visits (2) to family run wineries, pridefully producing delicious wine. Overall a wonderful afternoon. Definitely recommend. Well worth the cost.
star-5
We had a great time on this tour. Our...
Marianne_M
, Sep 2018
We had a great time on this tour. Our driver/guide was knowledgeable, friendly and spoke English perfectly. We especially enjoyed the Rosè tasting in Tavel. She explained the 3 different soil types used and then poured samples of each so we could taste the difference. We stopped at a vineyard to take a close look at the vines and soil. We also liked the trip to the Chateauneuf-du-Pape ruins before going to the next winery. We recommend this tour for anyone who likes wine and wants to learn more about French wines.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This was a great tour, just the write...
peterbeeby
, Sep 2018
This was a great tour, just the write length and content - great tastings and informative tours - our driver Jeremy was very friendly and helpful, even making suggestions which supported the rest of our stay in the area.
star-3
Good wine tasting with a nice tour director
Anne_B
, Sep 2018
My adult daughters and I were part of an 8 person wine tour in the Rhone valley. Anna, our tour leader, was interesting and fun. The wine pours could have been more generous and/or allowed us to taste additional wines. I expected a setting where we could sit outside tasting wine while overlooking the vineyards, but the tastings take place while standing inside a tasting room. The wines themselves were very good, especially the Tavel rose.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
I find it hard to recommend this...
Catherine_N
, Jun 2018
I find it hard to recommend this tour. We did go to a Tavel vineyard, and try 4 generous wines - all which were great. Then we did a tour of a vineyard in Chateauneuf-de-Pape and tried their wines. However I thought our guide was a bit arrogant and I didnt learn as much about French wines as I thought it would on the tour. Its worth nothing that the vineyard in Chateauneuf on this tour is the same vineyard you go to one Le Grand Tour of Provence trip. I did both trips in two days, so that was disappointing - and I was surprised that wasn't raised with me when I rang Provence Reservation to confirm my bookings. I'd definitely choose Le Grand Tour over this one. Also, given the price of this tour I think I would have rather gone to a nice restaurant and tried a bunch of wines there. You can also get a train direct from Avignon to Chateauneuf de Pape where there are lots of cellars you can walk into and do tastings, which may be worth considering.
star-5
Amazing experience, excellent tour and...
YoungWoo_P
, Apr 2018
Amazing experience, excellent tour and especially the guide. Highly recommended!
star-5
If all you did on this tour was...
Craig M
, Nov 2017
If all you did on this tour was taste Taval it would be 5 stars. The rest is icing on the cake.
star-5
Really fun tour. Guide was great and...
Karen S
, Sep 2017
Really fun tour. Guide was great and very knowledgable. There were 3 couple including us and it was a great group.
star-5
Small group tour of two wineries...
elaine m
, Aug 2017
Small group tour of two wineries. Drive/tour guide was knowledgeable and nice. He picked us up right on time in Avignon and the van was comfortable and had air conditioning. Would recommend.
star-4
Pick up and driver were good...
Stephen B
, Aug 2017
Pick up and driver were good. Chateaunuf with in house talk and wine store vist was excellent. Travel was just a tasting run by driver/guide could have done with more detail there.
star-5
We really enjoyed this tour mainly...
Lewis M
, Aug 2017
We really enjoyed this tour mainly because our tour guide Nicolas was very knowledgeable and engaging. He told us interesting history and fun stories. The wineries we visited were very nice and it happened to be the perfect length of tour, as more than 2 tasting locations would have put me to sleep. The scenery was beautiful and we even stopped on the way to take pictures at a historical place with a great view of the valley. I highly recommend this tour if this you are new to Avignon and want to know about the wine and history of the region!
star-5
This was an excellent wine tour! Got...
Lucinda Y
, Jun 2017
This was an excellent wine tour! Got picked up in nice SUV near hotel. A small group of 7. Saw some amazing scenery, in addition to a great wine tasting at a winery which had a long history. Interesting tour earning about the casks of various size and age. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this activity.
star-5
Wonderful visit to two wineries...
Eric P
, Jun 2017
Wonderful visit to two wineries. Beautiful countryside. Guide showed us vineyards in addition to going to two different sites. The C-d-P site included an informative tour of the facility.

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