7 Days Carcassonne Wine Adventure

7 Days Carcassonne Wine Adventure

Experience Hospitality in the historic heart of the Languedoc wine region

Tour type: Private , Duration: 7

Product ID: 4820
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 "CHOOSE YOUR OWN ITINERARY" from the following options:
7 DAY TOUR: Canal du Midi Cruise, Cathar Castles, visits to the Vineyards of the Languedoc!  
Day 1 - Welcome!: We meet to help with luggage & take an Orientation Tour by car around La Cite de Carcassonne in all her glory!  Then along the Canal du Midi, up through hilly vineyards to the Montagne Noire foothills and we'll arrive in our charming foothill village, just 13 miles from Carcassonne.. Unpack.  Relax and unwind, while we introduce a tasting of exemplary local wines & hors d'oeuvres.. Later, we'll enjoy an unhurried multi-coursed French meal.
Everyday begins with a Continental Breakfast at home..
Day 2 - Carcassonne: We'll walk the ancient streets of Europe's largest functioning Medieval City & World Heritage Site. We'll tour the Castle (where Costner's Robin Hood was filmed). Then enjoy a delicious, leisurely meal of our local cuisine in lively 'Place Marcou'. We'll stroll the medieval streets and peek into some shops if you like.. On the way home we'll stop for a tasting at a popular family vineyard. Dinner on your own.
Day 3 - Wine Class Day: We'll spend...

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 "CHOOSE YOUR OWN ITINERARY" from the following options:
7 DAY TOUR: Canal du Midi Cruise, Cathar Castles, visits to the Vineyards of the Languedoc!  
Day 1 - Welcome!: We meet to help with luggage & take an Orientation Tour by car around La Cite de Carcassonne in all her glory!  Then along the Canal du Midi, up through hilly vineyards to the Montagne Noire foothills and we'll arrive in our charming foothill village, just 13 miles from Carcassonne.. Unpack.  Relax and unwind, while we introduce a tasting of exemplary local wines & hors d'oeuvres.. Later, we'll enjoy an unhurried multi-coursed French meal.
Everyday begins with a Continental Breakfast at home..
Day 2 - Carcassonne: We'll walk the ancient streets of Europe's largest functioning Medieval City & World Heritage Site. We'll tour the Castle (where Costner's Robin Hood was filmed). Then enjoy a delicious, leisurely meal of our local cuisine in lively 'Place Marcou'. We'll stroll the medieval streets and peek into some shops if you like.. On the way home we'll stop for a tasting at a popular family vineyard. Dinner on your own.
Day 3 - Wine Class Day: We'll spend 2 to 3 hours amidst the Vines & Vats learning the skill of winemaking at a local Cabardes vineyard and enjoy lunch there. Next, a special visit to the foothill "Village de Livre" browsing the Bookshops, cafes, galleries & the Museum. Dinner on your own.
Day 4 - Cathar Day:  After breakfast we'll take an easy hike up the nearby Lastours Cathar Castles for spectacular views of the Pyrenees across the Carcassonne Valley. You'll 'experience' Cathar history in what remains of their castle dwellings in an attempt to survive and see recently discovered artifacts from the 10th-12th centuries at the Museum. We'll have a 'pique-nique' lunch by the river, then taste & tour at the local Minervois wineries. Dinner on your own.
Day 5 - Water Day:  Choose a day at the Mediterranean's best Beach (if you love Art, Jazz, Sun, Sand & Fitou wines) OR... Take a leisurely peaceful Cruise on the Canal du Midi (also a World Heritige Site) with a gourmet lunch onboard followed by a tasting at a top Corbieres winery. Dinner on your own.
Day 6 - "YOUR Choice Day": Options for this day include:              

The Medieval Market town of Mirepoix                                   
The Scented Botanical Gardens (in a 5 acre park)                
The stunning Limousis Caves  where Amtheyst barrels are stored               
Blanquette tasting in St. Hilaire where Champagne was invented 
Tour of the 1700's Moulin de Papier
OR a Day trip to Rennes-le-Chateau of Da Vinci Code fame.  Dinner on your own.

Day 7 - Departure Day:  Enjoy a "Blanquette Breakfast" before our 'Farewells'.   We'll make sure you're in 'good hands' at the airport or train station.  
In the heart of 'The Wine Lake' our 200+ year old stone village house is in the foothills just 13 miles north of Carcassonne. Perfect for strolling, our village has 2 restaurant/cafes, a Boulangerie, Poste, Coiffure and doctor. The house has 3 guest bedrooms with tall beamed ceilings and big windows. We have 2 comfortable large double rooms & 1 single.
If you would like a shorter stay in Carcassonne, try our 4 day option instead.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
Saturday PM through Friday AM (We're adaptable!)
Group size
1 - 5
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Carcassonne Airport, Train Station or Car Rental Agency

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Includes
  • 6 nights accommodations, 7 unforgettable days in the south of France
  • 2 meals per day (breakfast & lunch)
  • Wine events & tastings at Languedoc vineyards
  • All breakfasts & lunches
  • Designated driver & transport to all events
  • All tours & events mentioned below
  • Personal purchases
  • Activities, events, tours NOT mentioned above
  • Dinners not included
  • Air travel

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Payment Policy

Pay 100% deposit upon reservation. 

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Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel, 30% of your deposit is NON-Refundable. It will be honored towards a future reservation.

Organized by

Jean Dugay

Discover Cathar Country, Wine Country..with your personal local guides Jean & Dona! Jean is French, keen on history and wine. Dona is a photographer from California and will help you take 'your best shots' if you like.. We've worked & traveled in over 20 countries. And we look forward to making your trip to Cathar & Wine Country a memorable Learning Adventure! Come! Join us and live like a local.. for your own Carcassonne Wine Adventure. Come, celebrate the beauty, the history & the wine of the Carcassone region, in the world's largest wine producing area!


Product ID: 4820

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