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    Wine tasting fees per person, for 2 winery visits in Châteauneuf du Pape.
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Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence

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  • Food & Wine

  • 07 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

  • Relaxed

  • Multi-languages

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Enjoy a Châteauneuf du Pape Vineyard tour and visit carefully selected Châteauneuf du Pape wineries. Departing from Aix en Provence, your Châteauneuf du Pape wine tour will include visits and wine tastings in 2 wineries.

Highlights

  • Discover the Châteauneuf Du Pape Vineyards
  • Pre-booked Visits to 2 Chateauneuf du Pape wineries
  • View Chateauneuf du Pape village and its ancient castle
  • Tour can be Customized to suit your Interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in wines

Program & Itinerary

On this private full day small group tour, we will first come and pick you up at your accommodation in Aix en Provence. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you.Drive to the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region where you will have several wine tasting sessions in carefully selected Châteauneuf du Pape wineries. The Châteauneuf du Pape Appellation ...

Meet your English speaking local guide

On this private full day small group tour, we will first come and pick you up at your accommodation in Aix en Provence. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you.

Drive to the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region where you will have several wine tasting sessions in carefully selected Châteauneuf du Pape wineries.

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 popes during the 14th century.

In 1314, Clement V, the first Avignon Pope discovered the special soil of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. His successor, John XXII supports him and it was during his reign that the vineyard really took off and spread fame beyond the borders of “The Comtat”.

The former bishop of Avignon, Jacques Duèse was elected as Pope John XII and succeeded Clement V in 1316. He regularly drank the wines from the vineyards ‘in the north’ and did much to improve viticulture practices there.

The Pope sought a place sufficiently far from the city to discourage courtiers, sycophants, and scroungers, yet close enough so that a courier could go there and back to Avignon on the same day. The ideal spot was found on a hillock overlooking the Rhône Valley about halfway between Avignon and Orange – Châteauneuf – and this area was placed directly under his authority.

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 on the valley.

Morning Wine tasting session in a local Winery

The Chateauneuf du Pape wines are well known for their full bodied red wines made predominantly with different grape varieties such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre that are typical grapes that can be found in the southern vineyards of France. There are also some white Châteauneuf du Pape wines that are intensely perfumed. The grape varieties used for the white wines include Grenache Blanc, Rousannes, Clairette and Bourboulenc many of which are rustic french varietals.

Upon arrival in the village, it will be time to taste some of the local wines in a local winery. 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.

Lunch in a local restaurant

After your morning Chateauneuf du Pape wine tour, it will be time for lunch. We can pre-book a restaurant for you and your party in a local restaurant. Why not enjoy the local food and pair it with more Chateau neuf du Pape red or white wines.

Afternoon wine tasting session in a local Winery

After lunch, experience your second Chateauneuf du Pape winery tour. Listen about the history of this unique domain, visit the installations and participate in a commented tasting of the wines of the estate. Take the opportunity to ask about the wine making process, the different bledings that are possible and most of all learn about the large range of grape varieties that can be used to make this exceptional wines. 

After the wine tasting tour, we will take you back to Aix en Provence and that will be the end of our services. Please note that we also organize Provence wine tours & day trips from Aix en Provence.

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  • Pick up at your accommodation in Aix en Provence

  • Morning Visit & Wine tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape winery

  • Lunch at leisure in a local restaurant (at own expense)

  • Afternoon visit and wine tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape winery

  • Return to Aix en Provence

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Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence

Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • 8 hour Private Châteauneuf du Pape wine tour from Aix en Provence
  • Wine tasting fees can be included during the booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us

Meeting point

Aix en Provence

Departure

We will come and pick you up directly at the train station, your hotel, AirBnB or accommodation in Aix en Provence or the surrounding area.

Return

Tour will return to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off in Aix en Provence
  • Pre-booked visits to 2 Chateauneuf du Pape wineries
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent & comfortable minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
  • Wine tasting fees, can be purchased during booking
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Aix en Provence private tours?

    Yes, all private tours include a pick up and drop off at requested location – hotel, Guest House, AirB&B or Aix en Provence train station.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Aix en Provence ?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 8 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C. For larger groups, you will need to contact us directly.
  • Who conducts your private day trips from Aix en Provence?

    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.
  • Is this Private Provence Sightseeing Tour only available in English?

    No, our talented, multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian. Just ask for availability.
  • Is the price per person or per group?

    All our private tours are priced per group of 2 to maximum 8 passengers.
  • Can we adapt the tour to fit our wishes?

    Yes, of course. Please let our team of travel advisors know which places you would like to discover and we adapt the tour accordingly.
  • Is lunch included on this full day trip from Aix en Provence ?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. 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. 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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