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Carcassonne, Avignon & Provence

6 days from £449*
Departing: October 2016 - October 2017
* Price shown: 30 April 2017 from London Stansted - STN - QBX
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Join us in the stunning walled fortress-town of Carcassonne - one of France's greatest medieval glories. Visit the fascinating papal city of Avignon and the spectacular Pont du Gard, cruise along the Canal du Midi, and perhaps join our optional excursion to the port-town of Collioure, on this wonderful, six-day holiday.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A guided walking tour of historic, medieval Carcassonne
  • A full-day visit to majestic Avignon and the stunning, Roman Pont du Gard
  • A cruise along the Canal du Midi
  • Five nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the Ibis Carcassonne Est (upgrade hotels available for a supplement)
  • Return flights from your local airport to Carcassonne, Toulouse or Barcelona
  • Comfortable coach transfers and travel throughout
  • One suitcase allowance per person
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

Exquisite Carcassonne is crowned by the fairytale turrets and battlements of the Cite, which overlooks the River Aude. Enjoy wandering the narrow streets and discovering one of the many restaurants within the walls of the extraordinary medieval fortress, beneath which the Ville Basse - or lower town - is a lively centre of activity, built alongside the river.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to France or Spain, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your welcoming hotel. Accommodation is reserved on a bed and breakfast basis, giving you the opportunity to dine out and discover some exceptional local cuisine during your stay.

Day Two

Today's included guided tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne - one of the most striking walled settlements in the whole of Europe - will introduce you to the city, after which you are free to explore at leisure. Restored in the mid-19th Century, the bastion includes the inner Chateau Comtal and the beautiful Church of St-Nazaire.

Day Three

Continue your exploration, or join today's optional excursion to the exquisite port-town of Collioure. Visit the palm-fringed promenade that curves around the bay, before enjoying a visit to charming Narbonne - once the Roman capital of all of southern Gaul - with its imposing 13th-century cathedral.

Day Four

Today's included excursion takes you first to the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. Straddling the River Gard, it has three levels and is regarded as a masterpiece of Roman engineering.

We then make the short journey to delightful Avignon. Don't miss the curious half-bridge of St-Benezet - the 'Pont d'Avignon' of the famous French folk song - or the Palais des Papes - the 14th-century home of popes and cardinals.

Day Five

Our last full day join our included cruise along the tree-lined Canal du Midi, part of the 240-kilometre-long waterway connecting the Atlantic with the Mediterranean. Later, enjoy your last evening - perhaps dining in one of the atmospheric restaurants in Carcassonne's wonderful Cite.

Day Six

We leave Carcassonne, today, transferring to the airport for the flight home at the end of a wonderful holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Belfast International
Belfast International 06 September 2017 £599.00 NF7QFO12
Bristol
Bristol 16 October 2016 £479.00 NF6QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 02 April 2017 £469.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 23 April 2017 £469.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 30 April 2017 £469.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 14 May 2017 £499.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 21 May 2017 £499.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 11 June 2017 £519.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 18 June 2017 £519.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 02 July 2017 £549.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 27 August 2017 £549.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 17 September 2017 £529.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 24 September 2017 £529.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 01 October 2017 £479.00 NF7QBP12
Bristol
Bristol 08 October 2017 £479.00 NF7QBP12
East Midlands
East Midlands 06 September 2017 £539.00 NF7QBQ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 October 2016 £479.00 NF6QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 April 2017 £459.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 April 2017 £459.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 April 2017 £459.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 May 2017 £499.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 21 May 2017 £499.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 June 2017 £519.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 June 2017 £519.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 July 2017 £549.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £549.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £519.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 September 2017 £519.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £459.00 NF7QBR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £459.00 NF7QBR12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 April 2017 £539.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 April 2017 £539.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 April 2017 £539.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2017 £569.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 21 May 2017 £569.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 June 2017 £589.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 June 2017 £589.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 July 2017 £619.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 August 2017 £619.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 September 2017 £589.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 September 2017 £589.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 October 2017 £549.00 NF7QBS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 October 2017 £549.00 NF7QBS12
London Luton
London Luton 06 September 2017 £539.00 NF7QBU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 October 2016 £469.00 NF6QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 April 2017 £449.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 April 2017 £449.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 April 2017 £449.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 May 2017 £479.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 21 May 2017 £479.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 June 2017 £519.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 18 June 2017 £519.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 July 2017 £539.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 August 2017 £539.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £499.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 September 2017 £499.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £459.00 NF7QBX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 October 2017 £459.00 NF7QBX12
Manchester
Manchester 06 September 2017 £569.00 NF7QBV12
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 September 2017 £599.00 NF7QBW12

Cerise Residence Carcassonne ★★★

This hotel offers apartment-style accommodation. It is conveniently located and, although it does not have a lounge or a bar, it is within easy walking distance of the restaurants and bars in the medieval part of the city.

Ibis Carcassonne Est ★★★

The modern Ibis Hotel is located on the outskirts of Carcassonne, in a shopping estate. A local bus service takes clients close to the medieval citadel during the day, and in the evening the centre is a taxi ride away. Alternatively, it is a 30-minute walk to the Old Town.

Mercure Carcassonne Porte de la Cite ★★★★

The Mercure is ideally situated at the foot of the medieval city, within walking distance of one of its ancient gates.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Toulouse Airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes. From Carcassonne Airport, it is approximately 15 minutes. From Barcelona Airport, the transfer time to your hotel is approximately four hours, 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

*Low deposit of £50 applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2016 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to all 2016 to 2018 air breaks excluding the American Queen - Mississippi River Cruise; Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans and Caribbean Cruise; Five-Star Alaska Cruise and the Canadian Rockies; Highlights of China and Yangtze Cruise; Any world cruises or sectors aboard Magellan that include flights; Cruises aboard Norwegian Star that include flights; Cruises aboard Mendula that include flights; Cruises aboard Astoria that include flights; Cruises aboard Olympia that include flights; Cruises aboard Sound of Music that include flights and Daniel O'Donnell in Dublin by Air. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Carcassonne, Avignon & Provence reviews verified by Reevoo

Carcassonne, Avignon & ProvenceScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 558 reviews
(10 out of 10)

LINDA

IPSWICH Friends
I chose The cerise R
Confirmed traveller: 08 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

JOYCE

Blyth Couple
Carcassonne was all we hoped for. The hotel was ideally situated at the gate of the citadel, staff were very pleasant and breakfasts had a good variety.
Confirmed traveller: 08 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016