Heritage & High Tech
Private tour, English speaking tour minimum 2 participants
Toulouse-Airbus-Cite de l'Espace-Albi-Roquefort-Peyreleau-Millau-Carcassonne
** Please contact us for 2019 dates & prices
day 01 Toulouse
Arrival Toulouse airport. Welcome by your driver & guide. Enjoy a walking tour of Toulouse and discover the main sites and monuments. During the tour, you will be able to admire the Capitole, the actual City Hal and the National Theatre are housed in this magnificent building on the square that has the same name. St-Sernin Basilica which is the largest Romanesque church in Europe and compulsory halt on the pilgrims’ way to Santiago de Compostela. You will have the opportunity to admire and discover many churches and private mansions as well. Transfer to your hotel in Toulouse. Settle into your hotel. Welcome dinner & overnight at your hotel.
day 02 Airbus, Cite de L’Espace
Pick up at your hotel by a private coach & your guide for a guided tour of the Airbus Assembly Line. The airbus A380 is the largest passenger airliner in the world, this tour will reveal you all the secrets of the world’s only true double-decker, from the design stage through to the commercial service. Right in the middle of this, in Toulouse’s eastern suburbs lies the Space Centre – La Cite de l’Espace. This space centre museum contains numerous exhibits, interactive resources, planetarium and IMAX cinema; it opens its doors into the universe where there are more than 12 acres of space to discover as if you were there. Back to and overnight at your hotel in Toulouse.
day 04 Millau, Carcassonne
Pick up at your hotel by a private coach and your guide. You will visit Millau and its viaduct. The Viaduct of Millau, tallest in the world and taller than the Eiffel Tower, slung across the valley of the river Tarn, the Viaduct of Millau, designed by Norman Foster, was designed to take the A75 motorway from Clermont-Ferrand south to Beziers. On you way to Carcassonne, you will stop at the Abbey of Fontfroide for a visit. Founded by benedictin monks at the end of the XIth century it is linked the Cistercian order in 1145. Its became rapidly one of the wealthiest Cistercian abbeys of the Christendom. Its architectural entity, diverse and varied, has been amazingly well preserved. Open every day of the year, you will discover its cloister and its church of the XIIth century as well as the Rose Garden and the terraced gardens from spring onwards. At the end you will visit Carcassone. The citadel dominates the old town and it is defined to be a town within a town, a maze of narrow cobbled streets within severe ramparts of thick walls and turreted towers, but it is bustling with life and colour. Transfer to your hotel in Carcassonne. Settle into your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
day 04 Departure
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast
Inclusions: 4* hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 dinners, executive coach transport, qualified guide, Airbus taxiway & Cite de l’espace, Toulouse Lautrec Museum, Tasting in Papillon caves, Viaduct de Millau & Abbey de Fontfroide.
Exclusions: drinks, other meals, tips, luggage handling, insurance.
*N/B: minimum 2 participants, supplement applicable.
Hotels: Toulouse-Hotel Le Pere Leon 3*, Peyreleau-Hotel La Muse et du Rozier 4*, Carcassonne-Hotel les Trois Couronnes 4*.