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

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • Duration

    Approx. 5 hours

  • Start time

    April to October: 9:00 am
    November to March: 8:30 am

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way in front of the Avignon Tourist Office 41 Cours Jean Jaurès 84000 Avignon
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Architectural marvel, Pont du Gard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Sample fine French wine in the Rhone Valley
  • See the historical monuments of the city of Orange

Overview

Love a glass or two of wine? Enjoy as the flavours swirl around your month and leave a distinct taste on the palette? You’re heading for Provence so why not taste some of the regions most elegant wines and get a history tour to accompany it? Head to Orange, and that is what you will do.

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.
After this tour, your appreciation of wine will reach new levels. Room for one more glass, wouldn’t you say?

About Your Guide:
With over 25 years of experience, Provence Reservation knows about what’s best to discover in Provence. Arranging tailor-made tours combining culture, nature, food and wine, they are ready to show you their stunning area. Add to that their guides/drivers passion and expertise, it all adds up to you just settling back and enjoying!

Itinerary

  • You will be 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, tour ends at the starting point.

Inclusions

  • 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

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. 

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.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    What an experience
    08/29/2015 P BARRETT, United Kingdom
  • 4
    A wonderful experience
    07/11/2011 Gael Campton, Australia
  • 4
    Beautiful Scenery
    04/29/2009 Jennifer DAscoli, United States

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