Pont du Gard to Orange - unique Roman history & Châteauneuf du Pape wine tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

793179


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

French (conversational), English (fluent)

Two unique UNESCO world heritage sites and some of the finest wines in the World


We begin the tour with a short drive from Avignon (also available from Aix-en-Provence or Marseille) to the famous Roman aqueduct - Le Pont du Gard, spanning the Gardon river, an impressive 160ft high bridge from the 1st century regarded as one of France's most important structures from the Roman period. We follow this with a cross country drive to the Provençal town of Orange to visit the antique théâtre and museum that is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Two spectacular visits to two of the most impressive ancient remains from the Roman period here in the South of France. Time for a short lunch break before we head to the famous wine growing region of Châteauneuf du Pape and visit the middle-age castle and village and wine tasting at one of the most highly regarded wineries of the region. Time permitting - one last surprise stop at one of the best chocolate makers in the region before returning you to Avignon (or Aix-en-Provence)

Itinerary

Depart: Avignon (or Aix-en-Provence) direction Pont du Gard
Visit to the historic Roman site
Depart direction Orange via Caderousse village
Visit to the Theatre Antique d'Orange (optional stop for lunch at leisure)
Depart for Châteauneuf du Pape, visit the old medieval village & castle
Visit to Château Fortia, one of the finest wineries of the region & originator of the AOC that determines the standard worldwide for wines.
Visit to a unique chocolate workshop (option to purchase local produce)
Return to Avignon (or Aix-en-Provence)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

Duration: 9 hours

This tour can be customised for 2-4 guests or up to 10-12 guests. Please contact me for more information.

Transportation

Air-conditioned mini-bus with driver/guide

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euros - snacks, drinks or souvenirs

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admission to the historic sites:

Pont du Gard - 9,50€ per person
Theatre d4Orange - 15.00€ per person

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    Tour Price

    2445 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    793179


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    French (conversational), English (fluent)

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