Roman city + wine private tour
You'll be able to see the beautiful city of Orange and its Roman ruins going through paths among Roman ruins that have not be completely undug so you'll be needing good walking shoes and a camera! Beautiful panoramic views are to be captured on top of the hill where you'll get a great overview of the whole city and its Roman monuments. Absolutely breathtaking!. You'll also be visiting great cellars in Châteauneuf-du-Pape from tiny very old cellars to more modernised ones. You'll be Lucky to be in one of the most picturesque and authentic vineyard in France as Châteauneuf has remained the same throughout times -unlike many other French Vineyards!- and faithful to its tradition and ancestral way of working the land and making wine. This tour is not available at the weekend as the cellars are closed.
We shall start with a short walk on the hill overlooking Orange where you'll be explained all the monuments you'll be seeing: Antique Theatre, Roman Arch and Oppidum. Lunch possible in local restaurant or food and wine pairing at home. You'll then be able to visit and taste wines in 3 different Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaines. Explanation of course will be provided regarding the terroir and the methods of vinification.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet up location: If meeting point anywhere near Orange or Chateauneuf, I can come and pick you up with my own car with no extra cost.
End location: End location: If meeting point anywhere near Orange or Chateauneuf, I can come and pick you up with my own car with no extra cost.
Duration: 6 hours
My services as a private guide are included in this private tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 € - Lunch and wine purchase
Tasting admission to some cellars ranging from 5€ to 12€ to be paid on the spot directly to cellars.Your own wine purchases.Admissions in museums. Transport fees for any picking up at hôtels located more than 10 kms from Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
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Sophie was the perfect tour guide. She has a wealth of information on the area and a passion for what she does. She did a perfect job of incorporating the history with the modern. Not only was her tour informative for the history enthusiasts in our group, but her experience and knowledge of the local viniculture is vast and she put together a wonderful tasting for us too. She met every one of our requests. Whether your interest is history or wine, she is the expert to call upon.