3-Day Avignon Wine Tasting Tour

3-Day Avignon Wine Tasting Tour

Excellent introduction to the various tastes and styles of wines available in the Southern Rhône

Tour type: Group , Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Product ID: 53773
Description

This Avignon break is ideal for those looking for a midweek or weekend Rhone wine tour providing an excellent introduction to the various tastes and styles of wines available in the Southern Rhône.
 
You will visit a selection of celebrated appellations and gain a breadth of knowledge and experience with regards to this fascinating and prestigious wine region.
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1: After having settled in at your chosen hotel you will enjoy an early evening wine tasting of three Rhône wines. Your wines will be accompanied by a platter of cheese and meats.
The remainder of the evening will be free for you to be able to explore the delights of Avignon independently.
 
Day 2: Meet your English-speaking driver/guide at a central meeting point and embark on your oenological discovery of the stunning surrounding vineyards.
You will visit three appellations including Gigondas, Vacqueyras and the most notable, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Start by looking at the unusual terroir that is responsible for the ultra-ripe grapes that come from its vines and then visit the cuverie of a winemaker to understand their winemaking philosophy. The visit will conclude with tastings of their award-winning...

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This Avignon break is ideal for those looking for a midweek or weekend Rhone wine tour providing an excellent introduction to the various tastes and styles of wines available in the Southern Rhône.
 
You will visit a selection of celebrated appellations and gain a breadth of knowledge and experience with regards to this fascinating and prestigious wine region.
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1: After having settled in at your chosen hotel you will enjoy an early evening wine tasting of three Rhône wines. Your wines will be accompanied by a platter of cheese and meats.
The remainder of the evening will be free for you to be able to explore the delights of Avignon independently.
 
Day 2: Meet your English-speaking driver/guide at a central meeting point and embark on your oenological discovery of the stunning surrounding vineyards.
You will visit three appellations including Gigondas, Vacqueyras and the most notable, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Start by looking at the unusual terroir that is responsible for the ultra-ripe grapes that come from its vines and then visit the cuverie of a winemaker to understand their winemaking philosophy. The visit will conclude with tastings of their award-winning wines.
In the afternoon, you will be welcomed to dine in a quintessentially Rhône bistrot for lunch. Visit the village of Vacqueyras, where you will see the famous dentelles. Meaning lace in English, these short, steep mountains are covered in broom and you will have time to admire the beautiful rock formations and the magical terroir.
You will then meet a wine producer in the village who will show you around his estate. A tasting session of some of his wines will then ensue.
Before heading back to Avignon your guide will take you to Gigondas. The countless wine-related archaeological artefacts found in this appellation are testament to the Roman’s appreciation of wine.
The day will end with a tour and tastings as the guests of a highly regarded winemaker in this appellation. You will then be chauffeured back to Avignon in time to relax and enjoy  the evening.
 
Day 3: After breakfast check out of the hotel.
 
Please note: If you wish, the tour can be extended with an extra day. If you are to opt for the four day package, the itinerary will be slightly different. 
 
On Day 2 you will have a full day guided and transported tour of three key appellations, Gigondas and Vacqueyras, (as mentioned above) and a third, Rasteau. Rasteau’s history is defined by fortified sweet wines produced from the Grenache grape. You will still enjoy a bistro lunch and be dropped back into the centre of Avignon at the end of the day.
 
On Day 3, you will continue your exploration of the Rhône Valley, with an extensive tour of the jewel in the crown, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The tour will be slightly more in-depth than that in the 3-day package and will include a visit to one winery.
In the afternoon of Day 3, you will be free to explore the cultural and historical side of this wonderful region. You will firstly visit the famed Palais des Papes. The palace is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe and was once the papal residence and the seat of Western Christianity during the 14thcentury. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Pont d’Avignon, an authentic medieval bridge, with picturesque views of the Rhône River. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le Pont d’Avignon and is considered a landmark of the city. In 1995, the surviving arches of the bridge, together with the Palais des Papes were classified as a World Heritage Site.
In the evening, a four course dinner with drinks with be served at a local premium restaurant. Next day after breakfast, check out of the hotel.
These prices are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel during out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you traveling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price. Please get in touch here

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About this activity
Tour Timings
Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year (except July).
Group size
2 - 6
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Hotel pick-up in Avignon

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Includes
  • 2-nights accommodation in 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
  • Delicious lunch 
  • Visits to 3 wineries
  • Wine tasting session (approx. 8 wines tasted)
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide

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Payment Policy

£10 per person deposit payable to secure your reservation (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person)

Final balance payable 60 days before date of departure.

Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.

Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation charge per person cancelling 60 days or more - loss of deposit;

  • 59-28 days - 50%;
  • 27-14 days - 70%; 
  • 13-8 days - 90%
  • 7 days or less - 100%. 

As all customers are required to have adequate travel insurance, you should contact your insurer to see if any of these charges will be refunded by them. This will depend on the terms of your policy and your reason for cancelling. 

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Jenna

Created in 2004 by wine connoisseurs, we are a specialist wine tour operator offering a broad selection of holidays and trips to the premium wine regions of France, Italy and Spain. From our traditional Premium tours to the regions of Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy to bespoke self-drive circuits and birthday weekends, our expertise is creating perfect trips for individuals, groups or companies. We have a large number of clients who return to us year on year and many more come through recommendations. The reason we attract such loyalty from customers is that not only do we provide an excellent trip, we also pride ourselves on giving superb customer service.


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