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Holiday type Tours
Country France
Travel type Fly
Price range From £349
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 5 nights
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Carcassonne, Avignon and Provence

Join us in the walled fortress-town of Carcassonne - one of France's greatest medieval glories. Visit the papal city of Avignon, and the Pont du Gard, and perhaps join our optional excursions to the port-town of Collioure and cruise along the Canal du Midi.

Included

  • 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
Day one

Fly to France or Spain, meet your Newmarket tour manager and transfer to Carcassonne and your welcoming hotel.

Day two

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.

Day three

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 riverside Lagrasse and a stop to view the Cathar castle at Queribus.

Day four

Today's included excursion takes you first 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. We then make the short journey 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.

Day five

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.

Day six

We leave Carcassonne, transferring to the airport for the flight home.

Residhotel le Clos de la Cite

This renovated hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the medieval city, restaurants and shops.

Ibis Carcassonne Est

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.

Mercure Carcassonne Porte de la Cite

The Mercure is ideally situated at the foot of the medieval city.

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18-May-2014 Dublin 5 559.00 book
18-May-2014 London Gatwick 5 459.00 book
04-Jun-2014 Bristol 5 459.00 book
04-Jun-2014 London Gatwick 5 449.00 book
04-Jun-2014 Newcastle 5 559.00 book
04-Jun-2014 East Midlands 5 589.00 book
29-Jun-2014 Bristol 5 359.00 book
29-Jun-2014 London Gatwick 5 349.00 book
29-Jun-2014 London Heathrow 5 429.00 book
29-Jun-2014 London Stansted 5 399.00 book
06-Jul-2014 Dublin 5 459.00 book
06-Jul-2014 London Gatwick 5 419.00 book
06-Jul-2014 London Heathrow 5 469.00 book
06-Jul-2014 London Stansted 5 419.00 book
21-Sep-2014 Bristol 5 439.00 book
21-Sep-2014 London Gatwick 5 479.00 book
21-Sep-2014 London Heathrow 5 509.00 book
21-Sep-2014 Manchester 5 559.00 book
21-Sep-2014 London Stansted 5 499.00 book
28-Sep-2014 Bristol 5 439.00 book
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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.
May 2011
Mr & Mrs Ellmer