Private cultural and oenology tour around Marseille
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Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape day tour from Marseille

History and oenology tour with wine tastings

WITH
Christophe | about the guide

Discover two beautiful Provencal towns on this exclusive day tour from Marseille. Your local guide will pick you up directly at your hotel in a comfortable minivan Mercedes, and drive you to Avignon, a stunning UNESCO-listed city. Famous for being the 14th-century seat of the Pontifical court, Avignon is also renowned for its magnificent Saint-Bénézet bridge (also called the Avignon bridge) built in the 12th century. After a guided stroll in the historic center, you will see the Pope Palace and the Saint-Bénézet bridge from afar with a possibility to visit them at your own coast. Your Avignon tour will end in the local Halles Market where you will browse the colorful stalls filled with fresh products. Afterwards, you will re-embark your minivan and head to the wine-growing town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Once there, you will savor a delicious lunch in a traditional restaurant suggested by your guide (one of them is La mère Germain, the restaurant of General de Gaulle's cook). After lunch, you will take a walk to a wine cellar where you will learn about the local winemaking process, with possibility of wine tasting. You will then see the 14th century Papal castle from afar before going to a Château for a tour and a wine tasting. Your guide will drive you back to Marseille at the end of the day. 



Please note: this itinerary can be adapted to suit your needs and interests.

  • Marseille and Provence
    France
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 3
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Day tour Provence, Rosé wine Provence, Rosé Provence, Avignon day tour, Châteauneuf-du-Pape day tour, Avignon Bridge, Marseille day tour, Marseille Provence tour
transport :
Mercedes Minivan (6 passengers maximum)
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (Bilingual), Espagnol/Spanish (Bilingual), Portuguais/Portuguese (Bilingual), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
3

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Service of a private guide for 9 hours - Private Transport

NOT INCLUDED

- Entrance fee for the Pope Palace and the Avignon Bridge (around 13.50 euros/pers) - Wine tastings (around 12 euros /pers) - Lunch

ITINERARY

Leave your Marseille hotel with your guide and board a comfortable vehicle traveling for an hour to the UNESCO world heritage city of Avignon. There, enjoy a guided stroll and marvel at the Pope Palace and the Saint-Bénézet bridge. Your tour will continue in the beautiful town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where you will have lunch before visiting a wine cellar and a Château. After a guided tour and some wine tastings, you will leave Châteauneuf-du-Pape to return to Marseille.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel, boat, or airport/train station in Marseille, Aix en Provence or surroundings at 9am
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel, boat, or airport/train station in Marseille, Aix en Provence or surroundings at 6pm

about
your guide

Christophe

Toulon

languages :
Anglais/English, Espagnol/Spanish, Portuguais/Portuguese, Français/French

Bonjour I am Chris. I was born in Marseilles some years ago! I have been moving and traveling all around the world and I really enjoy meeting people. I've been back in Provence since 2006 and I've been taking visitors all over places for 10 years, not only in Southern France but also to different places in France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain... Showing people nice countrysides, talking about history, telling them stories, it's really fun and I love it. First I was a travel agent and everything was fine, but, I decided that I wanted to spend more time with people and I figured out that the best way to do it was to spend a whole day with them driving them along nice roads and through beautiful villages. I do tours in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and sometimes in French. I'll be glad to drive you along and I am looking forward to meeting you. Please feel comfortable and let me know what would be your dream: I'll do my best. ?? Chris

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