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Avignon and Wine

Price: $192.00
Children ages 3 and under are free of charge.
Avignon and Wine
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Avignon and Wine

Continuously inhabited since the Stone Age, the city of Avignon became a refuge for popes fleeing corruption in 14th century Rome. This small group tour is designed to allow you an intimate and personal look at Avignon with a local, knowledgeable guide.

During this tour you will see the imposing Le Palais des Papes, or the Pope's Palace, that has the world's largest Gothic facade. While here you can admire the iconic Saint-Benezet bridge, famous for the children's song Sur le pont d'Avignon; this 12th century bridge spanning the Rhone River was rebuilt several times before being abandoned in the 17th century (any entrance fees to attractions are at your own expense and at your own discretion).

Continue your day with a walk through the vineyards around Chateauneuf du Pape, a commune just north of Avignon. Learn about terroir, or the environmental qualities that affect the outcome of a wine, as well as the region's various grape varieties, the secrets of vinification and aging cellars.

Pop into a local winery for an exquisite wine tasting before your return trip to Marseille. During the tour you will have free time for lunch (not included) on your own.

Get ready to explore the City of the Popes when you book this full-day, small group tour today.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
7 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Wine Tasting
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible
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