Carcassonne Private Shore Excursion From Sète

Explore the Famous Castle & Ramparts

Visit Other Landmarks Such As the Basilica of Saint Nazaire

Discover the Amazing Lastours Belvedere

Visit the village of Minerve

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Trip Details


950€ Per Group 2 – 7 persons


All year round


8 Hours (approx.)

Trip Style:

Full Day Shore Excursion
Minimum 2, Maximum 7.

Meeting Point:

Pick up and drop off at your Ship located in Sete


  • Pick up at your ship in Sète
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Visit Carcassonne
  • Admire Lastours Castles
  • Visit Minerve Village


  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses & insurance
  • Gratuities for the guide

Capture The Best Of Carcassonne on this Full Day Private Shore Excursion from Sète

Capture The Best Of Carcassonne on this Full Day Private Shore Excursion from Sète

Carcassonne looks like some fairy-tale medieval city. Bathed in late-afternoon sunshine and highlighted by dark clouds, La Cité, as the old walled city is known, is truly breathtaking. The visit of the Basilica with its outstanding stained-glass windows is a must. 

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Sète

From Sète Cruise Port depart for a half-day private tour to the fortified city of Carcassonne one of the most famous Unesco World Heritage Sites of the region. On this half-day trip to Carcassonne, we will first come and pick you up at your Ship located in Sète. Meet your English speaking driver who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you.

Then you will board your air-conditioned vehicle and it will be time to drive off to this day’s destination. The drive from Sète to Carcassonne is 1 hour and a half. As you drive, admire the Languedoc region landscape with its rolling hills, fields of bright yellow sunflowers and of course the Canal du Midi that you will follow until Carcassonne. This half day tour also enables you to take in some panoramic views of the area especially as you pass the Alaric mountain range.

Visit the Walled Town of Carcassonne – La Cité

Follow your private guide on a walking tour to discover the famous Cité de Carcassonne. Here, you will admire 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 dreamlike destination with a romantic ambiance, this guided tour is tailor-made to enchant you. After the visit, enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch.

Discover the Superb site of the Lastours Castles

In the afternoon, you will then have the opportunity to admire the Castles of Lastours. The location is a splendid archaeological site, with its four castles: Cabaret, Tour Régine, Surdespine and Quertineux. Below, the medieval village of Cabaret is nestled deep in the valley. Upon arrival, discover the stunning panoramic view from the Belvedere.

Visit the most beautiful village of Minerve

After the visit, you will then be taken to the small village of Minerve that gives its name to the Minervois region. Completely surrounded by deep canyons, the small Cathare Village of Minerve is a mineral location set in the heart of the Languedoc garrigue landscape. A stroll through the village will clearly make you understand why it is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Here you can shop for local arts & crafts, taste some delicious Minervois Wines or just wander in the village past bookshops or art galleries.

After the visit of Minerve, it will be time to head back to your ship in Sète. Upon arrival at ship, this will be the end of our services.

Our other Shore Excursions from Sète

Our other Shore Excursions from Sète include food & wine tours on a private half day or full day schedule. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information. You can also take a look at our terms and conditions to find out about our cancellation policies.

Good to Know

  • This activity is subject to availability at time of booking
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • Price is for small groups of 2 to 7 persons
  • For larger groups please contact us
  • Possible languages: English, other languages on request
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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