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  1. France
  2. Occitanie
  3. Carcassonne

2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Carcassonne

Product ID: 17107
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Enjoy a private walking tour of the magnificent fortified town of Carcassonne. Stroll down medieval streets and explore the superb castle, city ramparts and romantic buildings.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the romantic town of Carcassonne with a private guide
  • See the stunning fortress of the old Cité
  • Observe the 13th-Century Carcassonne Cathedral
  • Tour the Gothic Basilica of St. Nazaire
Full description
The walled city of Carcassonne in Languedoc is world renowned as a spectacular fortified medieval city. But this rocky spur has been occupied since the 6th-Century BC, first as a Gallic settlement and later as a fortified Roman city.

The Visigoths seized the city in the 5th-Century, and were followed by the Saracens, who remained in control for a mere 30 years before the Francs expelled them.

Restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th-Century, the city fortress was consecrated in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while the former military enclosure of the lower town’s "La Bastide Saint-Louis" is listed as a conservation area.

Take a 2-hour private walking tour, personalized to your own schedule and rhythm, visiting the sights you would like to visit. Explore medieval architecture and discover the rich culture that has inspired poets and writers, including William Faulkner.

The city is divided into 2 parts; the town and the famous Cité de Carcassonne. Typically we pay more attention to the Cité, but if you would like to visit the town the tour can be customized to suit.

Discover the castle and ramparts at the heart of the medieval city; explore the Cathedral and the Basilica of Saint Nazaire; and visit la porte Narbonnaise, which was the principal entrance to the Cité.

A dream like destination with a romantic ambience, the tour is tailor-made to enchant you.
Includes
  • Private tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

In front of the Narbonnaise Gate at the entrance to the city

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Important information
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Please note, this tour can accommodate wheelchair users if you inform the operator beforehand.

From US$ 256.09 Per group up to 8

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 22 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.9/5

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AKOPSO

Product ID: 17107