Meet your guide during a pickup at your hotel in Avignon, then hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan for the 30-minute journey to the nearby town of Orange. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Orange is widely considered home to some of the most impressive Roman architecture in Europe.
On arrival in Orange, follow your guide on a tour of the town and its Roman monuments. Discover top attractions such as the Triumphal Arch — a powerful symbol of the glory of ancient Rome — and admire the magnificent Roman amphitheater, considered by many to be the best-reserved Roman theater in existence. Visit on a Thursday and perhaps explore the local market, time permitting.
Leave Orange behind and head on through the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, where grape varieties such as Cinsault, Grenache and Counoise thrive in the mineral-rich soil. Listen as your guide details the region’s rich winemaking heritage and stop for panoramic views of the Rhône Valley from the hilltop castle at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Enjoy a wine-tasting session in a cellar in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and gain insight into the delicate flavors the grapes produce in the wine.
After a little free time to browse a traditional shop for souvenirs, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to Avignon, where your tour will conclude.
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Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape Small Group Day Trip, departing at 9am
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range and Chateauneuf du Pape Small Group Day Trip
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Wine-tasting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape
- Entrance fees
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Margaret A, March 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.
Reviewed by: Michael R, July 2015
Great tour. Our tour guide Emilie was very informative and sweet. She picked us up from the hotel and we saw Orange and the vineyards of Chateauneuf de Pape and had a very nice wine tasting at one of the wineries. I recommend this tour