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  • POPE'S PALACE IN AVIGNON - ADULT TICKET

    € 12.00

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    Adult entrance fee to visit the Pope's Palace in Avignon.
  • POPE'S PALACE IN AVIGNON - CHILD TICKET - REDUCED PRICE

    € 10.00

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    Reduced price for Children 8 years to 17 years. Under 8 years old are free of charge.
  • POPE'S PALACE & SAINT BENEZET BRIDGE IN AVIGNON - COMBINED ADULT TICKET

    € 14.50

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    Adult Entrance ticket to both Pope's Palace & Saint Bénezet Bridge in Avignon for all private tours or shore excursions that include Avignon as a visit.
  • PROVENCE WINE TOUR - TASTING FEES FOR 1 WINERY

    € 25.00

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    Per person wine tasting fees for an optional wine tour in a Provence winery on a private day trip or shore excursion in the French Riviera.
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Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Shore Excursion From Marseille

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Avignon Visit & Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Shore Excursion From Marseille

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Visit the Charming small town of Avignon followed by a Provence Wine Tour in the Chateauneuf du Pape Appellation

Highlights

  • Discover the Magic of Provence Cities
  • Admire the famous Saint Benezet Bridge, Notre Dames des Doms cathedral
  • Discover Chateauneuf du Pape village and its ancient castle
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert of Provence
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Marseille to visit Avignon and the Châteauneuf du Pape wine producing region. Let our Expert local guides introduce you to one of the most prominent wine regions of the Cotes du Rhone.Today we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Marseille Port of Call. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this private ...

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Marseille to visit Avignon and the Châteauneuf du Pape wine producing region. Let our Expert local guides introduce you to one of the most prominent wine regions of the Cotes du Rhone.

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Marseille 

Today we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Marseille Port of Call. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this private shore excursion. Then, board your air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to the town of Avignon.

The tour will first take you to the Pope's city of Avignon. We will then take you to the Chateauneuf du Pape wine region where you will have several wine tasting sessions in carefully selected châteauneuf du pape wineries.

Avignon town visit

Begin your full day tour from Marseille in the beautiful Provence region by the visit of Avignon, known as the city of the popes. This stunning small town of France was built close to the Rhône River where enjoyable boat rides can be taken.

Upon arrival, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of Avignon around the Unesco world heritage listed historic city center with your guide. During the tour you will discover the Pope's palace, a unesco listed site, Pont St Bénezet, Notre Dame des Dom’s cathedral, Saint Peter's church and Horloge square. Your guide will certainly take some time to evoke the Papal history of this stunning town of Provence.

After the visit, enjoy some free time for personal discovery. It will be possible to have lunch in the town of Avignon or you can also ask your tour guide to get away from it all and have lunch in a local hilltop village such as les baux de provence. After lunch, reach the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region.

Châteauneuf du Pape Wine tour

The Châteauneuf du Pape Appellation was one of 6 to be labeled as the first AOC wines of France in 1936. The vineyards planted by the Romans were extended and developed by the Pope's residing in Avignon during the 14th century. As you reach this famous wine producing region, discover the village and its ancient castle that was the summer residence of the Pope's during their stay in the area.

Here, you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley. Then, you will have some free time to roam around and enjoy a wine tour of Chateauneuf du Pape wines in the old 14th century pope cellars. Depending on your wishes, it will be possible to taste more wines in the local wineries that your guide can point to. Here, both red and white wines are produced.

Chateauneuf du Pape wines have the specificity of having a possible thirteen grape varieties that can be used in the blend with Grenache & Syrah being the most used. The lesser produced white wines can include any of the seven authorized grape varieties such as Roussanne or Greanche Blanc.

After the wine tasting tour, we will take you back to Marseille and that will be the end of our services. Please note that this experience requires a minimum number of travelers to take place. If the tour is canceled because the minimum isn't met you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Marseille

  • Visit Avignon with your guide

  • Optional visit of Pope's Palace & Gardens

  • Free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense)

  • Chateauneuf du Pape Wine tour

  • Return to Cruise Ship in Marseille

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Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Shore Excursion From Marseille
Ophorus Tours - Avignon Visit & Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Shore Excursion From Marseille

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If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business. We accept split payment transactions by credit card.

  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • Entrance fees can be purchased during booking process
  • Wine tasting fees can be purchased during booking process
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups, contact us
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Marseille Cruise Port Terminal

Departure

Pick up at Cruise Ship – Marseille Cruise Ship Terminal.
Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Drop off at Cruise Ship – Marseille Cruise Ship Terminal

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Marseille
  • Visit of Avignon
  • Optional Visit of Palace & Gardens of Popes
  • Optional visit of Bénezet Bridge
  • Wine tasting session in Chateauneuf du Pape
  • English speaking driver or driver/guide
  • Premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during your Marseille private shore excursions?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts your private shore excursions from Marseille?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking drivers or driver/guides. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both a driver and a guide. On this particular tour, you will enjoy the services of an English speaking driver/guide, expert in Provence.
  • How long is the drive from Marseille to Avignon?

    From Marseille Cruise Terminal to reach Avignon, under normal traffic conditions, driving time is of approximately 1 hour and a half. Chateauneuf du Pape wine region is located at a 30 minute drive from Avignon.
  • Is this private shore excursion from Marseille strenuous?

    Yes, this tour involves a great deal of walking in both the Popes' Palace and in Avignon to reach the Saint Bénezet bridge. Therefore, we do not recommend that you book this tour if you have any walking difficulties or health issues.
  • What can we expect on this private shore excursion from Marseille?

    This private shore excursion is mainly dedicated to the visit of historical Avignon. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the Palace & Gardens of the Popes as well as Saint Bénezet Bridge. You can purchase all the tickets during the booking process and even combine both tickets to obtain a reduced price. After the morning visits you will have some free time in Avignon where a large number of lunch options are possible.

    In the afternoon, on our way back to Marseille, we have included a stop in Chateauneuf du Pape where you will have a wine tasting session of Provence wines.
  • Is lunch included on this private shore trip from Marseille?

    No, we never include lunch on our private shore excursions. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant reservation. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost. For this particular shore excursion we suggest that you opt for lunch in a local restaurant of Avignon as there is a lot of choice and different options.

    You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
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