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The best of Avignon private tour

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 8 hours
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Enjoy total immersion in the history of Avignon, the City of the Popes

Taste some of the best wines of the region in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Take advantage of the pick-up service from your hotel

What to expect

See the very best in and around Avignon with this private tour. Get the most out of the key sites in this magnificent city in Provence and its surroundings and uncover the amazing history of the so-called City of the Popes!

Avignon is bursting with the fantastic story of the glory days when the Vatican moved to Avignon in the 14th century, transforming this small town into the beauty it is today: see trances of this fascinating past reflected in monuments and buildings such as the largest surviving Gothic palace in Europe, the Palace of the Popes. You'll then move to Rocher des Doms, a lovely park overlooking the Rhône river, walk along the ramparts of the city and finally reach the famous Pont de Avignon.

The tour also includes the visit to the town on the other side of the river, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the village well known for its world-famous wines. Don't miss a tasting of AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controlée) red wines produced here, which are the pinnacle of viticulture heritage in the southern Rhône Valley. See the ruins of Pope John XXII’s castle with its beautiful view over the Rhône. Time permitting, you’ll also have the chance to visit some wine estates in the town of Tavel, famous for its rosé wines served at the courts of Philippe the Fair, Louis XIV and the Popes.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

What's included

Pick-up and drop-off service from/to your hotel

Transportation by a/c minivan with WiFi

Professional tour guide

Private tour of Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

Tastings of local wines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel (optional)

Local taxes, fuel surcharge, insurance

What's not included

Lunch (available on request)

Location

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Meeting point:

Pick-up and drop-off service from/to your accommodation, cruise ship port, or any other agreed meeting point en Provence. Please confirm the pick-up place and time at checkout.

When

  • Please refer to calendar for updated starting times and availability

Provider

Provence Amazing Tours

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • The indicated price is for your private group of up to 8 people
  • Please indicate your preferred pickup location at checkout
  • If you'd like to request a different starting time, please specify it at checkout