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Toulouse: 70-Minute City Tour by Open-Top Minibus

1. Toulouse: 70-Minute City Tour by Open-Top Minibus

Experience a new way to see Toulouse aboard a convenient, open-topped minibus. See the city's most famous attractions and historic monuments from a different perspective. Pass the landmark attractions of the “Ville Rose” and hear anecdotes about the city from the audio guide (available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese and Japanese). Journey through the old town and admire the main churches of the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toulouse (Toulouse Cathedral) and Basilica of Saint-Sernin. Pass the Renaissance façade of the Hôtel d'Assézat, where the art gallery of the Bemberg Foundation contains a stunning collection of 19th and 20th-century French paintings. Go to the banks of the River Garonne and Canal du Midi to discover a link between the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Along the way, marvel at the typical pink terracotta bricks of much of the city.

Excursion Albi Cathédrale Sainte Cécile and Cordes Sur Ciel

2. Excursion Albi Cathédrale Sainte Cécile and Cordes Sur Ciel

Set out from Toulouse to discover Albi, the Sainte Cécile Cathedral, and the Toulouse Lautrec Museum or the medieval city of Cordes sur Ciel with round trip bus transportation. In Albi you can admire the many architectural gems, including the Sainte Cécile Cathedral. Visit the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, located in the Palace of Bishops. Near to Albi, you can also explore the enchanting city of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Its Gothic architecture holds the secrets to many legends. During your free time here, you can stroll through the cobbled streets of the city. Return transport is included in the tour package, but once in the cities you will be free to explore at your own pace without a guide. The tour departs Toulouse at 9:30am and returns back around 6:30pm.

Toulouse: Carcassonne Day Trip

3. Toulouse: Carcassonne Day Trip

If you're staying in Toulouse and want to discover the Cité de Carcassonne, the Comtal Castle, the Saint Nazaire Basilica and more historical highlights, this is the perfect day tour for you. Located 1 hour from Toulouse, Carcassonne is one of the 25 great sites of Midi-Pyrénées. In Cathar country and at the heart of the fortified city, you can discover the Château of the Counts of Carcassonne and the Remparts, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will departure from Toulouse at 9:30AM (check-in is at 9:15AM), with a planned arrival in Carcassonne at 10:30AM.  Following your day of discovery, you will depart from Carcassonne at 4:30PM, with a planned return to Toulouse at 5:30PM.

Toulouse: City Highlights and Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

4. Toulouse: City Highlights and Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Get to know Toulouse at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts. Visit the important Basilique Saint-Sernin and Couvent des Jacobins, walk through Grand Rond and admire Saint Stephen’s Cathedral. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Toulouse’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour at the much-photographed Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse. Visit the architecturally exemplary church of Notre Dame du Taur, while the Place du Capitole will give you a taste of downtown life. Take a photo at the Pont Neuf Toulouse, which will amaze you with its view, and indulge in the beauty of the exhibits of the Musée des Augustins. Visit the incomparably beautiful Cathédrale Saint Etienne. Pass through a Grand Rond with a unique experience of relaxation in the chaos of the city. Admire the famous University of Toulouse and marvel at Saint-Exupère with its rich exterior and interior.

Toulouse E-Bike Tour

5. Toulouse E-Bike Tour

Discover Toulouse and its highlights with your Ebike! Guided by a professional cycling monitor, you'll love the experience. Once you've tried one of these Ebikes, you'll be fond of it. The best of Toulouse is to see with our special E-Bike Tour. Toulouse is like a big village, the historical center is still living at medieval time, and it's really pleasant to ride along narrow street full of surprises with an E-bike. Once you'll be given your E-Bike, you'll receive some tips from your Monitor. Then you'll be able to hit the pink city in small group (8 people Max). The tour starts in the city center and you'll be able to see all the highlight during this very special trip.  Riding an E-Bike is simple and it's a lot of fun. Want to disconnect from your routine? Let the electric bike assistance guide you and enjoy the experience!

Languedoc: Tour and Tasting at Domaine de Baronarques

6. Languedoc: Tour and Tasting at Domaine de Baronarques

Dive into centuries of winemaking tradition with a tour of the Domaine de Baronaques. Acquired by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and her 2 sons in 1998, the vineyard has been in existence since the 17th century, when it was under the possession of the Abbey de Saint-Polycarpe. Across over 270 acres of lush vineyards, experience the raw materials that coalesce to form a wine celebrated across the globe. After arrival at the vineyard, you'll tour the vat-house and barrel-room where wines are fermented and aged, and see the 19th-century French Château, nestled into a tree-covered hill. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to taste the 3 wines produced at the Domaine de Baronaques: Grand Vin Rouge, La Capitalle de Baronarques, and Grand Vin Blanc.

Toulouse: DreamAway VR Experience with Snacks

7. Toulouse: DreamAway VR Experience with Snacks

When you enter, you will be surprised to discover a very beautiful space typically from Toulouse. You will be welcomed by our game master who will immerse you in the experience of your choice or he will help you to choose the best immersion that will suite your tastes. After a few explanations on how to use the equipment, you will be plunged into an extraordinary 360 degree world. With your friends, you will have to solve riddles (escape games) or defend yourself (adrenaline adventure). With your children, you will search for hidden treasures or shoot arrows with flaming arrows. At the end, you can take a break in our lounge area to quench your thirst or taste some sweets. At the end, you will leave with wonderful images that will stay with you forever.

Welcome to Toulouse: Private Walking Tour with a Local

8. Welcome to Toulouse: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Toulouse from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

Toulouse: Old Town City Exploration Game

9. Toulouse: Old Town City Exploration Game

Play a city game that will take you around the old town of Toulouse while having fun exploring all of the city’s cultural highlights. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problems and guess the answers, the secret story of each site will be unlocked. Receive all the instructions via email after booking, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. The game will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit which will allow you to go at your own pace.

Bordeaux to Dordogne: Castles & Villages Private Tour

10. Bordeaux to Dordogne: Castles & Villages Private Tour

Enjoy a private full-day tour of Dordogne and discover the history of the King’s Musketeers, learn about Eleanor of Aquitaine, and visit prehistoric cave paintings. After the pick-up from your hotel in Bordeaux, Sarlat, Limoges, Toulouse, Agen Bergerac, or elsewhere nearby, you will head off on an exciting day filled with history, magnificent panoramic vistas, the finest gastronomy, and wine tasting. Whatever you desire can be incorporated into this private tailor-made tour. One of the places you can visit on this tour is Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, a lovely town which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site partly because of its proximity to the famous Lascaux Caverns and partly because of the newer site of Grottes de Cougnac. Here you can visit the caves and see the original art. Les Eyzies is also home to the National Prehistoric Museum. You also have the option of visiting Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most attractive and alluring medieval towns in south-western France. The town was developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. Its town center of impeccably restored stone buildings – now a pedestrian zone – is perhaps the most representative of 14th century France. Discover another UNESCO World Heritage Site – Château de Rocamadour – perched up high on the side of a gorge of one of the Dordogne River’s tributaries, famous for its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You can also explore the Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with magnificent views over the landscape. Among other castles you can visit is the Château de Beynac, one of the best preserved and best known castles in the Dordogne region. Its austere appearance perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town on the north bank of the Dordogne River over the sheer cliff face. It boasts double crenelated walls, double barbican, and double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine. Another castle to visit is the Château des Milandes, once the home of the Josephine Baker, an American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. Josephine Baker and her husband renovated this beautiful castle, installing central heating, electricity, and running water. They lived here with 12 adopted children from 9 different nationalities to create what they tenderly call the “World Village”. You can also explore Domme, another typically charming Bastide village built on the cliffs overhanging the Dordogne River. It was here that many of the Kinghts Templar were imprisoned and you can still see some of their graffiti on the tower gates. Another option on this tour is to visit the Jardins de Marqueyssac, an amazing garden filled with topiary creation and a picturesque promenade with panoramic views over the Dordogne River. Visit the Eyrignac gardens, the French garden inspired by the 18th century Italian design. They were entirely modified into an English romantic garden in the 19th century. On this private tour you also have the possibility of visiting Chateau de Commarque, Chateau de Jumilhac, Monpazier, Puymartin, Eyrignac, Monbazillac, La Roque Gageac, Montfort, and Salignac.

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What people are saying about Toulouse

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 525 reviews

Fabulous afternoon at the vineyard! The staff were all so helpful and informative not to mention the wine was delicious!!

The tour was developed as contracted and was illustrative of the most attractive of Tolouesse

Great bike ride through Toulouse enjoying all the major tourist sites.

Fantastic beautiful medieval town. The whole city is an open museum.

it was very interesting. a great guide. We recommend