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Explore Languedoc-Roussillon 8-day Small Group Tour
Enjoy the rugged mountainous hinterland, barge laden canals and flat beaches of this appealing landscape. Home to the Cathars with their mountain top castles, you will take home some wonderful memories of this region of wild beauty.
Marvel at the breath-taking train ride across impressive viaducts in the Pyrenees. Discover a historic medieval town still surrounded by its walled fortifications. Relax at a charming seaside village and enjoy the Spanish influence all around you. Fine wines, fresh foods and excellent restaurants are in abundance.
Transfer from Perpignan airport or train station on arrival
Transfer to Perpignan train station or airport on departure
7 nights in 3* and 4* accommodation
7 breakfasts, 6 x 3-course meals (either lunch or dinner) with a glass of wine or beer
Excursions as per the itinerary
Bike and canoe hire for the energetic
Boat trips as per the itinerary
Meals not mentioned above
Drinks not mentioned above
Travel to Perpignan for arrival and from Perpignan on departure
Travel is in a comfortable new vehicle. Maximum 14 passengers
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Transfer from the train station or airport at Perpignan to our hotel where you can settle in and relax before enjoying our welcome dinner
Today we discover Villefranche and the old fort. This town, listed as a World Heritage site, dates back to 1098 when it belonged to the Spanish. Because of its position, it has, over the centuries, been on both sides of the changing French Spanish border, hence the solid, defensive walls which surround the town. Today Villefranche is a busy hive of artisans, artists, shops and restaurants. Its railway station is the starting point for the little yellow train which climbs up the Pyrenees across many viaducts
After breakfast we drive to the fishing port, fort and beach of Collioure to explore this delightful old town and take a drive to the fort overlooking the Mediterranean. After lunch we visit the chateau Valmy for wine-tasting of some local Languedoc -Roussillon wines
Climb up Mount Canigou (easy climb) for some stunning views and see the Abbey of St Martin de Canigou. The energetic can climb further to a lookout point above the Abbey where you will have the best views and photography spots
After breakfast, we go to the city of Beziers for the morning. This old town's narrow streets wind up to the 13th-century Béziers Cathedral, marked by its grand rose window. The neighboring Jardin des Évêques is a 14th-century terraced garden with views of the river and the town's 5 bridges. On our way back, we stop for a walk around the perched village of Eus, taking in the stunning views over the valley enjoying a glass of wine with aperitives before returning to our hotel.
Today is market day in Prades, followed by an early light lunch in the town square. In the afternoon we visit the famous Cathar castles, Queribus and Peyreperteuse and the perched village of Cucugnan
An early start to take the little yellow train across viaducts and through the Pyrenees mountains to where we disembark for a walk around the old walled town of Mont Louis. Explore this small town and enjoy some light refreshments before taking the train back to Villefranche
After breakfast, transfer to Perpignan airport or train station for departure or continue on the tour of Catalonia Spain
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Sep 30 2020||Oct 07 2020||14||Single rooms||2,550€|
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