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|Price range||From £389|
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Carcassonne, Avignon & Provence
Join us in the stunning walled fortress-town of Carcassonne - one of France's greatest medieval glories. Visit the fascinating papal city of Avignon, and the spectacular Pont du Gard, and perhaps join our optional excursions to the port-town of Collioure and cruise along the Canal du Midi, on this wonderful, six-day holiday.
- Return flights from your local airport to Toulouse or Barcelona
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- One suitcase allowance per person
- Five nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the Ibis Carcassonne Est (upgrade hotels available for a supplement)
- A guided walking tour of the Medieval City of Carcassonne
- A full-day visit to Avignon and the Pont du Gard
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to France or Spain, meet your Newmarket Tour Manager and transfer to Carcassonne and your welcoming hotel.
Today's included guided tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne - one of the most striking walled settlements in the whole of Europe - will introduce you to the city, after which you are free to explore at leisure. Restored in the mid-19th Century, the bastion includes the inner Chateau Comtal and the beautiful Church of St-Nazaire.
Continue your exploration, or join today's optional excursion to the exquisite port-town of Collioure. Visit the palm-fringed promenade that curves around the bay, before enjoying a wine tasting of the famous sparkling wine in Limoux and a stop to view the spectacular Cathar Castle at Queribus.
Today's included excursion takes you to delightful Avignon. Don't miss the curious half-bridge of St-Benezet - the 'Pont d'Avignon' of the famous French folk song - or the Palais des Papes - the 14th-century home of popes and cardinals. You'll then journey through to the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. Straddling the river Gard, it has three levels and is regarded as a masterpiece of Roman engineering.
A last full day in which to explore Carcassonne affords the opportunity to cruise a section of the tree-lined Canal du Midi, part of the 240-kilometre-long waterway connecting the Atlantic with the Mediterranean. Later, enjoy your last evening - perhaps dining in Carcassonne's wonderful Cite.
We leave Carcassonne, transferring to the airport for the flight home, at the end of a wonderful holiday.
This renovated hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the medieval city, restaurants and shops.
This friendly and comfortable Ibis is situated in a peaceful area of Carcassonne, approximately one mile from the medieval city, which can be reached by local bus, or on foot in approximately 20 minutes.
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|11-Sep-2013||Liverpool John Lennon||5||479.00||book|
We have just returned from a fantastic break in the wonderfull city of Carcassonne.I must tell what a wonderfull team you have working out there.Gavin and sabeen were just great nothing was any trouble,they both were very informative about the local history, resturants,they were a mine of information.The hotel Ibis was spotless with frendly staff and good food. over all it was a very pleasant holiday and great value for money.Thanks Newmarket we wll be back.
Mr & Mrs Ellmer