Nice, France

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Time11 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 2 more

Overview

The Provencal town of Avignon was once the center of the Roman Catholic religion and the former home of the Popes is now one of France’s most visited monuments. This private full-day tour from Nice is the ideal introduction to the medieval city, including a tour of the UNESCO-listed Pope’s Palace, a visit to the Musée du Petit Palais, and an optional wine tasting tour of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
  • Full-day tour of Avignon and the Pope's Palace from Nice
  • Explore the medieval city of Avignon and learn its former importance as the city of the Popes
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Pope’s Palace, including the Wardrobe tower, the Old and New Palaces, and the Musée du Petit Palais
  • Indulge in wine tasting (own expense) at a Chateauneuf-du-Pape winery
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
Your private custom-made tour begins with pick-up from your central Nice hotel and a scenic drive through the Provence countryside to Avignon, on the banks of the Rhône River. With a personalized itinerary, perhaps opt to stop along the way and visit Provencal villages, take photos from the hilltops, or sample some traditional regional cuisine.

On arrival in Avignon, make your way to the city’s star attraction – the UNESCO-listed Pope's Palace. Follow your guide on a tour of the magnificent Gothic complex, and explore the both the Old Palace and the New Palace. Learn about Avignon’s importance as the medieval city of the Popes, marvel at Matteo Giovanetti’s exquisite frescos that adorn the chapel walls, and stand in awe before the Wardrobe Tower. Then, pay a visit to the Musée du Petit Palais, where the masterpieces on display include Botticelli’s ‘Virgin and Child’, and enjoy some free time to explore the palace grounds independently.

After a break for lunch (own expense), enjoy an optional tour of a Chateauneuf-du-Pape winery, where you can indulge in an expert-led tasting (own expense) of house wines or regional Rhone Valley wines, and perhaps purchase some of your favorites to take home with you.

After a full day exploring Avignon, choose to stay in the city for dinner, or drive back to Nice, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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