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Carcassonne Private Tour

13 reviews | 121 travellers
Very well explained, the excellent guide, both in his explanations and in clarifying any questions
10 Maria Dolores
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
Per group from
US$ 158.60
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The Cathars left many secrets within the walls of Carcassonne. Discover all the myths and legends when you take our fantastic private tour.

The Cathars left many secrets within the walls of Carcassonne. Discover all the myths and legends when you take our fantastic private tour.

Carcassonne Private Tour

Join us as we set off to discover the secrets that the Cathars left behind in the south of France. At the chosen time, we will meet up in front of the majestic Narbonne Gate of Carcassonne. At this point, we will begin our fantastic private tour of one of the best-preserved walled cities in Europe.

For two hours, we stroll through the historic center of Carcassonne and learn all about its fascinating past. You will discover a brilliant example of medieval defensive architecture with a total of 52 towers. These bastions were built for the protection of the city and surveillance before possible attacks. On the tour, you will find out who the main enemies of Carcassonne were.

Besides learning all about the origin of the walls of Carcassonne, we will also learn about the history of the main monumental jewels of the medieval city. Among them is the beautiful basilica of Saint-Nazaire, which combines elements of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Its stained glass windows filter the sun's rays in a very special way, giving the temple a special lighting effect.

If you wish, we can also visit two of the main tourist attractions of Carcassonne: the Condal Castle and the Museum of the Inquisition. After a two-hour guided tour, we will conclude this private tour in the old town.

Advantages of reserving a private tour 

When you book a private tour, you will receive a much more personal experience than a standard tour. A professional guide will exclusively be at the service of you and your friends or family.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide

Private tour, exclusively for you and your family or friends

Not included

Optional ticket for Condal Castle ( 9 (US$ 9.20) per person approx.).

Optional ticket to the Museum of the Inquisition ( 10.50 (US$ 10.70) per person approx.).

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Allowed, only in outdoor areas.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Are pets allowed?

    A - Dogs or other pets are allowed during this private tour of Carcassonne, with the exception of the optional visit to the Château Condal, where they are not permitted inside.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
Per group from
US$ 158.60

Meeting point

Narbonne Gate

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