Shore excursion: Avignon & Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tour


  • Avignon and its historical center

  • The bridge of Avignon

  • Wine-tasting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape


TASTING Wine-tasting
LANGUAGE French, English
SCHEDULE 09.00 AM to 04.00 PM
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Marseille shore excursion to Avignon and wine tasting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape - the perfect stop on your cruise! Hop off your ship at Marseille cruise terminal for a tour to 2 of the must-see sites of Provence: the historical city of Avignon and its famous Popes' Palace and the famous wine village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

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Marseille shore excursion to Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape 

Your day trip starts at 9am in Marseille harbour where you will meet your A la Francaise guide.

Climb aboard your minivan and set off to discover the city of Avignon. Enjoy a scenic drive before arriving at the city known as the "City of the Popes". Enjoy a walk through the sites of this UNESCO classified city and discover its famous Popes' Palace (entrance ticket not included). 

Did you know? The Popes' Palace is the biggest Gothic-style palace in Europe?!

Your guide will show you the great view of Avignon's Saint-Benezet Bridge, a beautiful site that inspired the famous French song "Sur le pont d'Avignon". Admire the view and get ready to sing with your local guide!  

Free-time for lunch (not included) on your own during the day.

After your tour of Avignon you'll drive on through the vineyards of the Rhone Valley to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting in a local winery and learn about Provence's famous wine.

Ending the day on a good note, it's time to leave Chateauneuf-du-Pape and head back to Marseille. You will arrive at 4pm.

Note : The order of the visits can change.

IMPORTANT: Please add the name of the ship on which you are cruising to the 'Pick up' box when booking so we can arrange your pick up.

visit to the city of the Popes
tasting in the cellars of Chateauneuf du Pape
Provence wine tasting France


  • Up to 24 hours in advance: 100% refund
  • Under 24 hours in advance: no refund
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise will contact the customer to reschedule or refund the total amount.

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Meeting point*

At the exit of your ship, at the cruise terminal, Marseille port.

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