Essential Carcassonne

Three and Four Day Carcassonne Wine Tours in Languedoc-Roussillon

At a glance

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: From £541 to £872 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch (3 Days)
3 breakfasts and 2 lunches (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 2 wineries and 1 tasting session (3 Days)
4 wineries and 1 tasting session (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 13 (3 Days)
Approximately 20 (4 Days)
Tour Transport: 1 or 2 Full day transported tours from your hotel and 1 visit on foot in Carcassonne
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends from April to Mid-October

Trip Summary

Carcassonne Wine Tour

For those looking for a mid-week or weekend wine tour with a good introduction to the various tastes and styles of Languedoc wines available, this may be the answer. The authentic Southern French wine bar for the introductory tasting session is situated within walking-distance of the hotel, inside the ancient walls of the city centre, and your guide will collect you from Hotel du Château for the full day transported tour(s).

Carcassone Wine Tour - Credits Hotel du Chateau

Depending on your specific tastes and preferences, you can choose between a tour of  the famous Minervois appellation, world renowned for some of the region’s finest wines to visit two wineries (one of which is located in Livinère, the only Cru in the Minervois) or Corbières and Lagrasse, famed for their rocky vine-covered hillsides. On this tour, visits and tastings will take place at two wineries. There will be a maximum of eight guests on both tours and a traditional lunch with wines will be served in a picturesque location. If your tour day falls on a Sunday, you will be taken to the Minervois and the pretty village of Saint-Chinian for two visits and tastings with lunch. For those booking the four day break, enjoy both full day tours.

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Outline Itinerary

Carcassonne Wine Tour- Day One

  • Upon arrival in Carcassonne, check into your chosen hotel in the city centre.
  • Free afternoon to explore the walled city and relax.
  • Enjoy an early evening introductory tasting session of three Languedoc wines from the Minervois, Corbières and Limoux. Your wine will be accompanied by a platter of cheeses and meats.

Carcassonne Wine Tour- Day Two

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by an English-speaking driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a full day tour in your choice of the Minervois or Corbières and Lagrasse. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Visits to two wineries on the tour.
  • A traditional lunch with local wines in a picturesque setting.
Carcassone Wine Tour - Credits C.Deschamps

Carcassonne Wine Tour- (Optional) Day Three

  • After breakfast, your guide will return and accompany you on a second day of tours, visiting the Minervois or Corbières and Lagrasse. Again, your tour day will comprise of:
  • Visits to two wineries on the tour.
  • A traditional lunch with local wines in a picturesque setting.

Carcassonne Wine Tour- Final Day

  • Breakfast and check out at the hotel.

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

The hotel was luxurious and only a short walk to the medieval part of the city.

Grace- Devon, UK

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hôtel du Château - Carcassonne Standard 4* 3 Days £576 Book Now
Hôtel du Château - Carcassonne Standard 4* 4 Days £872 Book Now

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know which room grade you prefer and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for an extra nigfht at the hotel.
  • Stay in the vineyards. We thoroughly recommend spending some time in the Languedoc-Rousillon vineyards to relax, unwind and enjoy further tastings!
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to the Languedoc-Rousillon and the Loire Valley, we also arrange holidays to the Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy Alsace, Cognac and Provence.
Carcassone Wine Tour - Credits Hotel Napoleon Chateaux et Hotels Collection

Further Information

Travel to your Carcassonne Wine Tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Languedoc travel page for detailed information.

Essential Tours

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

We are just back from our holiday at the weekend and wanted to say thank you for putting together such a wonderful trip. We are no experts but found the tour of the vineyards really interesting and we were impressed that it was solely for our benefit. The hotel was lovely and we also used your meal guide to dine at two wonderful restaurants also.

Hannah - Essex, UK

Groups

From birthday weekends and hen trips to bespoke tours for wine clubs, car clubs and U3A’s, our group trips are always tailor-made.

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