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Orange City Tour and Wine Tasting in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Key Highlights

  • Sample fine French wine in the Rhone Valley
  • See the historical monuments of the city of Orange
  • Architectural marvel, Pont du Gard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Thursday & Saturday

    Duration

    Approx. 5 hours

    Start time

    Start Time: 01 Apr - 31 Oct:
    Thursday: 9:00am
    Monday, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm
    01 Nov - 31 Mar:
    Thursday: 9:00am
    Monday & Saturday: 1:00pm
    Duration: Approx. 5 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Avignon
    (Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This tour is your chance to sample some fine French wines and see the historical monuments of the city of Orange. Marvel at the Roman Triumphal Arch in Orange; it is truly a masterpiece of architecture and sculpture. Smaller than its counterpart in Paris, it is no less a work of art with its intricate engravings that have stood the test of time.

    Sample some of the most prestigious red wines in the Rhone valley and stroll around the winery in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. You could stop at a traditional shop and select from an assortment of fine wines and other Provencal specialities, for your family and friends back home.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel in Avignon. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken to the city of Orange.

    Explore Orange and see the Roman Triumphal Arch, a symbol of Roman imperial glory. Built in the 1st century as a tribute to Augusta, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Antic Theatre (entrance fee included), it is one of the best preserved theatres in the Roman Empire with its stage wall intact. After sightseeing in Orange, you have free time for lunch (cost not included).

    Further on, proceed towards the vineyards between Orange and Châteauneuf-du-Pape and stop for some wine tasting in a cellar. You will try the most prestigious red wine in the Rhône valley and visit the winery founded in Châteauneuf-du-Pape 100 years ago.

    After wine tasting, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Avignon.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance fee to the Roman Theatre in Orange
    • Wine-tasting in Châteauneuf du Pape

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.

    From 01Apr15 to 31Oct15
    Thursday - Return at 1:45pm
    Monday, Saturday and Sunday - Return at 7:00pm

    From 01Nov15 to 31Mar16
    Thursday - Return at 1:00pm
    Monday and Saturday - Return at 6:00pm

    Additional info

    You will have leisure time from April to October for about an hour to enjoy a weekly traditional provençal market and this will extend your tour by 1 hour.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Beautiful Scenery

      We were happy with our tour - it was a tuesday, and ended up only being the two of us! The tour driver was very nice. Our only complaints were that we didn't have a chance to...

      Jennifer DAscoli
    • What an experience

      Super tour of Roman Orange and the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape the wine tasting was very informative and well worth every euro- the bonus was the driver Mark who added a...

      P BARRETT
    • A wonderful experience

      We had a small group that added to the overall experience. We larnt so much from the wine tasting at Ogier and the Orange city tour was excellent. Our guide was wonderful and...

      Gael Campton
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