Below you can find a few examples of tours we can help you organize. For more information, availability and quotes, you can send us an e-mail with your wishes.
We are working together with good quality accommodation close to our office, which is in the heart of Cathar Country. These hotels have proved to be a wonderful locations for excursions in all directions.
Building an itinerary
It is very simple to create your own tour for a group. Simply choose your accommodation and build your itinerary.
Creating mini bus tours
If you are with 7 people in total (including you), or, if you are a guide yourself and you have a group of 7 with you, you can hire a mini bus with driver from 350 euros a day.
Also, if you are a tour operator, and you have a group and an itinerary, we can help you organise your tour.
Ground packages only
The only thing we cannot book for you is flights, ferries, car rental and train journeys. Tours always start after arriving in Toulouse, Carcassonne, Barcelona, Beziers or Perpignan. Of course, transfers can be arranged.
CATHAR COUNTRY TOURS
Every tour we help organize visits the famous 'must see' highlights, such as the medieval Cité de Carcassonne, the enigmatic hilltop village of Rennes-le-Chateau, the breath-taking gorge and Hermitage of Galamus and of course, the most famous of the Cathar Castles, Montségur. But there is so much more to discover. Therefore we work with hotels that are great starting points for all your excursions in all directions; from the picturesque coastal town of Collioure with its mighty harbour fortress to the prehistoric caves of the Ariège and from the Montagne Noire to the Canigou Mountain.
Anneke is an allround guide from prehistory to present and can be booked as part of your package.
A TASTE OF OCCITANIA
Explore the Languedoc-Roussillon winelands and sample local foods with an experienced guide and find out the story behind the Blanquette de Limoux sparkling wine!
We visit several vineyards, taste fresh home-made local food during lunch breaks and explore historic sites such as the castle of Puilaurens, the Monastery of St. Anthony in the Desert in the Galamus Gorge, St. Hilaire near Limoux and the Troubadour castle of Puivert. This tour is for lovers of food and wine, culture and nature.
Wine tours can also be booked just for 1 or 2 days as part of a cultural or historical trip.
JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
During this tour we will explore the history of Occitania from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
We visit one of the most incredible caves with Cro Magnon art (16.000 years ago), the Prehistoric Museum in Tarascon-sur-Ariège, the castles of Puivert (troubadours) and Montségur (Cathars), the biggest medieval city of Europe; Carcassonne, one of the finest monasteries in southern France; Elne, and the beautiful picturesque Mediterranean port of Collioure, home of many artists and painters.
Also this tour can be shaped to meet your wishes.
For tour operators, VIP's, companies and schools.
We can arrange your perfect package for coach tours from 6 people to large groups:
English speaking guides
Coach / mini bus hire
Also for consults and advice to help you create the perfect itinerary for your tour.
Barinca Travel & Tourism (SARL) offers both group tours and individual tours through Occitania. We can assist with creating an itinerary that suits you, from one day excursions by car to full size group tours, full board incl. transfers, meals, excursions, accommodation, tour guide and tour manager. us for more information.