Day tour of Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Your tour starts in the center of Avignon at 9.30am when you meet your English-speaking local guide who will be ready to share his passion and knowledge of the city and of Provence.
Your 3-hr guided walking tour of Avignon will take you to the best sites in the city! Climb to the top of the fortified medieval city walls to reach the "Rocher des Doms" garden, discover Avignon stretching out in all its beauty along the Rhône River. Discover the historical past of Avignon where the papacy was established in the early 14th century.
Next, follow your guide inside the Pope's Palace (entrance ticket included), the largest gothic-style palace in Europe. In this maze of galleries, chambers and chapels, you will begin to imagine the luxurious way of life enjoyed there in the medieval period. Enjoy interesting stories and anecdotes from your local guide as you go.
After the Pope's Palace you'll head on through the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge where you will uncover the secrets of its painted windows. See the town hall topped with its clock tower, and the theatre.
The end of your walking tour in Avignon will be toasted with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine served in a local place close to the Pope's Palace.
You can enjoy free time for lunch on your own in Avignon following the walking tour.
Please note: You will walk over paved streets, then climb a series of steps to reach the Pope's Palace so please wear good shoes (like sneakers).
After a wonderful morning it's time to depart Avignon with your guide for a drive through the vineyards of the Rhone Valley on your way to Chateauneuf-du-Pape for some vineyard tours and wine tastings! On the road, enjoy great panoramic views of the local landscapes.
The famous Provence wine region of Châteauneuf du Pape takes its name from the charming historical village which it surrounds. Your tour includes visits and wine tastings at two wineries in the area. Enjoy learning all there is to know about the emblematic wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape where passion and tradition allow the production of very unique red and white wines full of character!
Did you know? In Châteauneuf du Pape, wine-producers grow no less then 13 different grapes!
After your time discovering the famous wine country of Chateauneuf-du-Pape your guide will drive you back to Avignon where your tour ends at 6.30pm.