Sète to Carcassonne Excursion

We pick you up from the port of Sète and take you on a 1.5-hour drive to the medieval town of Carcassonne that stands proud atop a hill surveying the Aude river and looking north to the Black Mountains and the ancient land of Occitanie.

As soon we arrive the walking tour begins with a stroll to the beautiful the Old Bridge and along the way your guide will explain the history of the town including the important cloth industry and its military past. You will walk through the ‘ville basse’ as the village that lies below La Cité is called and enter the medieval town through an ancient gateway. Once in La Cité you will learn about the defensive buildings and walk the ramparts to discover how they were designed to protect the inhabitants.

The Cathar history is of great importance to this area and during this tour you will learn much about the Cathar crusade that marched on Languedoc in 1208, how Carcassonne was captured and how Lord Trencavel lost his life.

After the tour you are free to explore, find a cafe, enjoy some lunch the choice is yours. At the end of your visit our guide will meet you and return you to Sète to re-join your ship.

The tours are private just for you and any travelling companions you may have. Many of our Cruise Ship clients wish to spread the cost of the tour and so ask other passengers to join them by advertising the tour on the ships forum called Cruise Critic’s Roll Call. The maximum number of people we can take is 8 and here are the prices:

1 to 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people
€570 €585 €600 €675 €750 €840 €800
€195 pp €150 pp €135 pp €125 pp €120 pp €100 pp

What’s included:

  • Pickup and transport from Sète to Carcassonne
  • Guided tour of Carcassonne
  • Return transport to Sète

How to Book

Please email wendy@vinenvacances.com giving her the date you will be arriving in Sète and how many people are in your party and we will get back to you with availability.