AVIGNON AND CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE WITH WINE TASTING: 9 Hour Tour
Avignon Private Tour
AVIGNON PRIVATE TOUR & CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE WITH WINE TASTING
Chateauneuf du Pape & Avignon Private Tour Includes: Our Chateauneuf du Pape and Avignon private tour includes private transportation and English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, chocolate and wine tasting, taxes, tolls and parking.
Not Included: Meals, beverages and other personal expenses.
Departure Points: Avignon, Arles and vicinity; Aix, Marseille and vicinity. Other departure points available, please inquire.
This morning, your expert tour guide will take you to one of the most charming cities in southern France: Avignon. Your Avignon private tour is followed by a guided tour of Chateauneuf du Pape and enjoy wine tasting in this beautiful part of Provence.
Surrounded by imposing city walls, Avignon is well known as the residence of the Pope in the 14th century. Your Avignon private tour will also take you to visit the awesome Palace of the Popes and enjoy the enormous banquet rooms, original frescoes and floor tiles, and other details in its interior. The Palace paints a vivid portrait of the Pope’s life in that era.
Your Avignon private tour also includes a visit the famous 12th century Pont Bénazet. This bridge was originally composed of 22 arches, but was almost completely destroyed in a 1668 flood. In one of the remaining arches you can still visit the little chapel of St. Nicholas.
In the afternoon, your Avignon private tour continues with a drive north of Avignon to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a medieval hillside village famous for its vineyards. You can tour the ruins of the old stone castle here. After walking the sites, you will be ready for the final stop of the day: a huge chocolate and wine boutique. You will sample the wares here with the assistance of a professional sommelier or chocolatier. The tasting includes three wines matching five different chocolates.
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