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FranceCastles and Citadels of Occitanie  

  • Off the beaten track
Journey back to the middle ages on this off the beaten path discovery of the French Occitanie region! Take in stunning views from castles and citadels perched atop fortified hills. Explore Lesser known wine regions and delight your tastebuds. If you are looking for an adventure that combines your interests in middle-ages history, vibrant cities and delicious...

Journey back to the middle ages on this off the beaten path discovery of the French Occitanie region! Take in stunning views from castles and citadels perched atop fortified hills. Explore Lesser known wine regions and delight your tastebuds. If you are looking for an adventure that combines your interests in middle-ages history,vibrant cities and delicious wine - this is the one! Knowledgable local guides and private chauffeurs will make your journey comfortable, informative and safe. All you should focus on, is savoring the moment. 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Train
    Train
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine

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Day 1: Welcome to France!

Arrival in Paris...

Upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport, make your way to the airport's high-speed train station and board a train to Montpellier

• When you reach Montpellier, a private chauffeur will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel

Take the rest of the day to relax, or visit the city at your own pace

Visited:
Paris, Montpellier
Accommodation
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier (Montpellier)

Day 2: Gourmet walking tour

• Participate in a unique gourmet walking tour of Montpellier

• Enjoy the company and knowledge of with your own personal culinary guide

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Visited:
Montpellier
Accommodation
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier (Montpellier)

Day 3: Half day Languedoc wine excursion

• Start the day bright and early with an excursion to the historical Languedoc

Discover a plethora of wine varieties grown in the region

• Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day in Montpellier at leisure

Visited:
Montpellier
Accommodation
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier (Montpellier)

Day 4: Full-Day wine discovery experience

You will be picked up by your private guide at your hotel

• Head North out of Montpellier towards the mountainous

• Prepare for a tasting of regional wines while exploring landscapes of Languedoc

Visited:
Montpellier
Accommodation
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier (Montpellier)

Day 5: Carcassonne

• Upon hotel checkout, a private driver will take you to the city of Carcassonne

• This hilltop is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications

Château Comtal, a 12th-century castle within the Cité, offers archaeological exhibits and a tour of the inner ramparts

 Check-in at your hotel within the city

• Later, a local guide will meet you to embark on a walking tour of Carcassonne

Visited:
Carcassonne
Accommodation
Hôtel des Trois Couronnes (Carcassonne)

Day 6: Highlights of Occitanie

• Today you'll set out to seetwo incredible sites of Occitanie:

Rennes le Château - a small hilltop village famous over various conspiracy theories

Château de Montségur - a former Cathar stronghold before it was razed in the early 13th century

Visited:
Rennes
Accommodation
Hôtel des Trois Couronnes (Carcassonne)

Day 7: Toulouse

• After checkout, you will be picked up by a private driver and head across the countryside to Toulouse

• After arrival and check-in, a private guide will meet you for a walking tour of the city

• Spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish

Visited:
Toulouse
Accommodation
Hôtel de Brienne Toulouse (Toulouse)

Day 8: Lourdes excursion

• Meet your guide at your hotel and head out to the nearby city of Lourdes

• Spend a full day visiting this world-famous pilgrimage site

• Return to Toulouse

Visited:
Lourdes
Accommodation
Hôtel de Brienne Toulouse (Toulouse)

Day 9: Gaillac

• Today, head to Gaillac for a half-day wine tasting excursion

• Delight in the tastes and flavors of Gaillac

• Return to Toulouse

Visited:
Accommodation
Hôtel de Brienne Toulouse (Toulouse)

Day 10: Departure

• Time to say "Au revoir" - Goodbye!

• Checkout and pick up by a private chauffeur

• Transfer to the train station and board a train to Paris airport for departure

Bon voyage!

Visited:
Toulouse

ParisMontpellierCarcassonneRennesToulouseLourdes

Price details

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The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

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  • In-trip ground transportation
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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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