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|Price range||From £449|
|Travel partner||Newmarket Holidays|
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Carcassonne, Avignon and Provence
- 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 hotel. Accommodation is reserved on a bed and breakfast basis, giving you the opportunity to dine out and discover some local cuisine during your stay.
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 Church of St-Nazaire.
Continue your exploration, or join today's optional excursion to the port-town of Collioure. Visit the palm-fringed promenade that curves around the bay, before enjoying a visit to charming Narbonne - once the Roman capital of all of southern Gaul - with its imposing 13th-century cathedral.
Today's included excursion takes you first to 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. We then make the short journey to the 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, spend your last evening - perhaps dining in Carcassonne's Cite.
We leave Carcassonne, transferring to the airport for the flight home.
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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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