Languedoc-Roussillon Wine Experience

3 days

Explore the history stretching back to the Gauls with character flowing like the local wine. Discover one of the world’s most underrated wine regions; explore the citadel of Carcassonne and the historic village of Minerve, and experience the rustic beauty of a province out of time.

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Carcassonne (hold luggage has not been included)

  • Stay in the stunning medieval city of Carcassonne

  • Explore in style with a chauffeured wine tour and tastings at family-owned and larger estates – comparing old and new wine making techniques

  • A day sampling the very finest wines in La Livinière – the only “Cru” in the Minervois

  • Three course lunch with accompanying wines of the region

  • Visit the beautiful village of Minerve and learn about the Cathar seige

from $693 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Flights are included with this package.


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Trip details

Day 1

As you arrive in Carcassonne you’re welcomed with a smile and a complimentary bottle of wine – perfect for enjoying as you soak up the atmosphere of this fairy tale looking city. Stay in a 3 star hotel just outside the medieval, and in the evening, explore the Cité de Carcassonne.

Day 2

After breakfast there’s no time to waste as you meet your English-speaking guide and head off for your first Languedoc wine tasting in an ancient winery. Here’s you’ll learn secrets old and new as you compare the winemaking techniques of yesterday and today. Your tastings will include red wine made up of the Syrah (Shiraz), Grenache and Carignan grapes plus the delicious white wine made from the Viognier grapes. Then it’s off to enjoy a three course lunch paired of course with local wines in the once-besieged-now-beloved village of Minerve, before another Languedoc wine tasting in a local family-owned domaine in La Livinière appellation. You then make your way home to Carcassonne along a route which winds through the Languedoc vineyards and olive groves with spectacular views of the Pyrenees.

Day 3

Take the chance to get under the skin of Carcassonne; the fortified town is home to La Cité, one of the most remarkable medieval sights in the world and a deserving UNESCO World Heritage site.

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