Heritage & High-Tech
4 days / 3 nights Private Tour
Price per person from: 1239 €
Based on a minimum of two participants
Included in the price :
• Private services & transport in executive minivan with qualified driver-guide (EN, ES) with entrances & visits according to the above program: Airbus, Aeroscopia, Albi Cathedral & choir, Toulouse Lautrec museum, Roquefort Papillon Cave, Viaduct of Millau, Abbaye de Fontfroide
• 1 night B&B in 4-star Hotel Villa du Taur in Toulouse
• 1 night B&B in 4-star Grand Hotel de la Muse et du Rozier in Peyreleau,
• 1 night B&B in 4-star Hotel Les Trois Couronnes in Carcassonne
Crédit Photo : Cité de l'espace
How it works
This Heritage & High Tech private escorted tour is for parties of 2 to 6 people of friends or family that get together. With daily departures, fix your dates at any time of the year and we'll take care of the rest:
Travel in air-conditioned minivan with a qualified, English- or Spanish- speaking driver-guide with accommodation in carefully selected hotels.
Optional: This tour can be extended by a one day private tour of the Cathar Citadels where you will learn more about the origins of The Da Vinci Code. Should you wish to extend the package or combine elements of other escorted tours or wine tours with this selection, please do not hesitate to contact us.
This private tour is a high-tech tour which is very popular with engineers of all stripes as it takes participants into the heart of the Airbus construction plant at Toulouse, right on to the A380 assembly line before whisking them out to the French countryside for an inspection of Norman Foster's architectural masterpiece: the Millau Viaduct.
As an historical extra, the tour stops in Albi where the group can examine the largest brick building in the world: the XIIth century Sainte-Cécile Cathedral. The package also includes a visit of the medieval town of Carcassonne and its ramparts.
Arrival at Toulouse airport.
Welcome by your driver-guide and guided tour of the Airbus assembly line. You will discover the Airbus A380, largest passenger airliner in the world!
Continue your tour with the Aéroscopia Museum that is home to the Caravelle, Concorde, Super Guppy, the Airbus A300B, and more than 20 historical airplanes.
Settle in your 4-star hotel in Toulouse.
Overnight in Toulouse.
Pick up at your hotel by your driver guide and drive over through the Gaillac vineyards to Albi, magnificent pink-bricked town on the banks of the Tarn.
Admire the fortified Cathedral of Sainte-Cécile, a masterpiece of the Southern Gothic style, before touring the Toulouse Lautrec museum in the old Bishop’s Palace, imposing fortress (13th century).
On the road to Millau you will pass the village of Roquefort and its famous caves. Visit of the “Papillon” caves to discover the secrets of the Roquefort cheese.
Settle in your 4-star hotel in Peyreleau.
Dinner & overnight in your hotel at Peyreleau.
Visit of Millau and its viaduct. The Millau Viaduct: Tallest in the world and taller than the Eiffel Tower. It is currently the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. It has a steel deck, rather than the more usual concrete roadbed.
On your way to Carcassonne, stop over at the Abbey of Fontfroide for a visit.
Its architectural entity, diverse and varied, has been amazingly well preserved. 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.
Carcassonne: Visit of the citadel which dominates the old town. It’s a town within a town, a maze of narrow cobbled streets within severe ramparts of thick walls.
Settle into & overnight in your hotel in Carcassonne.
Breakfast at your hotel in Carcassonne.
Optional transfer to Toulouse Airport.