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 we take you on a short drive to an ancient village and to one of our favourite restaurants for a delicious local lunch. This is followed by a stroll to a wine chateau to enjoy a tasting of Languedoc wines and learn a little about their history before returning 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. We operate 2 small mini buses and the maximum number of people we can take in each one is 8 and therefore the maximum number of people on the guided tour is 16. Here are the prices based on numbers of passengers in each vehicle:
|1 to 2 people||3 people||4 people||5 people||6 people||7 people||8 people|
|€245 pp||€200 pp||€175 pp||€165 pp||€155 pp||€145 pp|
- Pickup and transport from Sète to Carcassonne
- Guided tour of Carcassonne
- Delicious lunch with wine
- Winery visit and tasting
- Return transport to Sète
How to Book
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. At the time of booking we request a €25 deposit and before paying it we recommend you read our Terms & Conditions.