|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £604 to £915 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|
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).
Depending on your specific tastes and preferences and the day which your tour falls on, 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. Just let us know which date would be most convenient for you, and we will advise which specific tour(s) will be available.
(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.
The hotel was luxurious and only a short walk to the medieval part of the city.
Grace- Devon, UK
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.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Languedoc travel page for detailed information.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential Tours page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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