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Languedoc & Carcassonne

(Tour code: 17BCS)The perfect citadel, the Minervois and fine wines

From the Mediterranean coast to timeless vineyards, via mysterious citadels and medieval towns, taste Languedoc's southern way of life and fine wines, and marvel at Carcassonne's walled 'cité'.


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Tour Highlights
  • Béziers including a guided tour
  • The "perched" village of Minerve
  • Wine tasting at Chateau Raissac
  • Excursion to Collioure
  • The walled city of Carcassonne
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Lunches
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Day 1

London to Béziers

After meeting at our St Pancras Departure Office, board the Eurostar to Paris. Continue to the town of Béziers for six nights at the Hotel Imperator.

  • Dinner
Day 2


Today enjoy a guided walking tour of Béziers, including the fragrant flower market, historic Old Town and St Nazaire Cathedral. This afternoon, you are free to explore at leisure.

  • Breakfast
  • Guided City Tour
  • Béziers Tour
Day 3


This morning travel by coach to the 'perched' village of Minerve, built on a raised rocky plateau in between the Brian and Cesse rivers. Explore the village, once famously a refuge for Cathar heretics, before visiting St Chinian and enjoying a wine tasting at Chateau Raissac on the return to Béziers.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Wine-tasting
Days 4-5


Take the train to seaside Collioure,the inspiration for artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Derain. The town has a rich Catalan heritage, self-evident in the Spanish influenced architecture and sandstone buildings. Enjoy a day at leisure in the former Roman colony of Béziers on Day 5.

  • Free Day
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Day 6


Your excursion today is to the striking walled city of Carcassonne. Perhaps take a stroll through the narrow, winding streets and over the Pont Marengo bridge, crossing the shimmering waters of the Canal du Midi. You may also like to visit the imposing 13th century Carcassonne Cathedral, seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Carcassonne, or the former cathedral, the Basilica of St Nazaire and St Celse, with its impressive tower and ancient crypt.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Carcassonne
St Pancras International
Day 7

Béziers to London

Depart Béziers for Paris to connect with the Eurostar service to St Pancras in London.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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