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Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

1. Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

Discover Bordeaux from the River Garonne onboard the yacht, Le Luna. Enjoy a different perspective on the historic city with expert commentary as you sip on your choice of wine, hot drink or soft drink, and enjoy a piece of canelé cake. From the river, see some of the most famous sights of the city including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. Admire 18th and 19th-century mansions and art museums. Learn about the rich history of the city from your expert guide as your cruise along on a vintage post-war yacht. Enjoy a glass of local wine and a small traditional cake from the region, known as a canelé.

Bordeaux: Guided River Cruise

2. Bordeaux: Guided River Cruise

Explore Bordeaux from a new perspective with a river cruise on the Garonne with live commentary. Sail into the heart of the French wine region and admire the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Port de la Lune. Learn about the architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance as you relax on board. Make your way to the pontoon close to Pont de Pierre and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Settle down on your boat and start your cruise along the Garonne river. Listen to live commentary from your guide as you admire the beautiful buildings that line the riverbanks. Pass by the Place de la Bourse historical square, the district of Saint-Pierre, and the iconic Cite du Vin.

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: Sightseeing Tour by Open-Top Minibus

4. Toulouse: Sightseeing 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

5. 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.

France: Europe eSim Mobile Data Plan

6. France: Europe eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in France and the other 41 most visited regions in Europe. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Isle of Man, Iceland, Ireland, Italy(including San Marino & Vatican), Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered is Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: France: Orange France / SFR / Free Mobile /Bouygues The rest of the countries is available in the voucher info on your GYG App after purchase

Toulouse: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

7. Toulouse: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

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 and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. 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 city sightseeing game. 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.

Bordeaux: Wine and Trade Museum Entry Ticket & Wine Tasting

8. Bordeaux: Wine and Trade Museum Entry Ticket & Wine Tasting

Pre-book your entry ticket to Bordeaux’s Wine and Trade Museum and enjoy the added perks of a presentation of the vineyard and a wine tasting of two wines paired with local snacks. Receive a paper guidebook for your self-guided exploration of the cellars. The Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum pays tribute to the great wine merchants and the rich winemaking history of Bordeaux. Set in the building of Louis XV's royal broker, you’ll discover three centuries of the history and fame of Bordeaux’s great wines. The vaulted cellars, built around 1720, retrace the work of the coopers and the maturing of wine in barrels in the tradition of the wine merchants of the 19th century. With an included paper guide, you’ll get to go on a self-guided walk through two cellars. At the end of your visit, you can attend a presentation on the Bordeaux vineyards and learn about the notions of grape varieties, appellations d'origine contrôlée, terroir, and more. Alongside your commented wine tasting with in-house selected local wines, you can taste raisins dorés (coated raisins) and canelés de Bordeaux (small French pastry flavored with rum). Before the end of your visit, you can savor more of the wines in the wine cellar (costs not included).

Toulouse: Electric Tuk-Tuk Tour with Photo Stops and Audio

9. Toulouse: Electric Tuk-Tuk Tour with Photo Stops and Audio

You are plan to go trip in Toulouse soon ! Good idea, explore the capital of France’s southern Occitanie region on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Toulouse with photo stops and an audio guide. the electric tuk tuk of Visiterama is the ideal choice to visit all the emblematic places of Toulouse, Le Capitole, Basilique Saint-Sernin, Les Jacobins, La Garonne, Les Remparts Gallo-romain, Le Pont Neuf, Pont des Catalans, La place Saint-Pierre, le Canal du Midi, Les Carmes, Le Jardin Japonais, Le Jardin des plantes, La Halle aux Grains, Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, La Place Saint-Cyprien, Le Musée Les Abattoirs...etc

Lourdes: Sanctuary Guided Walking Tour

10. Lourdes: Sanctuary Guided Walking Tour

Step into a profound spiritual experience in Lourdes that will move and inspire. Embark on an immersive 2-hour guided tour of the sanctuaries led by an expert local guide who will bring the rich history and religious significance to life. Follow in the footsteps of Saint Bernadette as you walk the same path she took to the revered Grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to her over 18 times, forever changing her life and this unassuming place. As you stand before the famous healing spring and take in the atmosphere of the candlelit crypt, gaze in wonder at the exact spot the apparitions occurred. Your guide will regale you with stories of Bernadette’s visions, the miracles reported here, the architectural features, precious artifacts and more. With their deep insight, see Lourdes transform before your eyes from an ordinary town into the enormous pilgrimage site it is today, welcoming over 6 million visitors each year. After exploring the sanctuaries, drink in their tranquility during contemplative personal time for prayer, reflection or connecting with the divine presence that permeates this holy ground. Feel the untold mysteries, beliefs, hopes and intentions of all who have gathered here through the decades settle upon you. Let the spirituality of Lourdes work its wonders from the inside out as it likely did for Bernadette herself. Emerge renewed and inspired by the two hours spent in this place unlike any other in the world.

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Joseph spent a lot of time with us and even organized a wheelchair for my mother, as she has difficulty walking. He knows his stuff well and showed and explained everything to us. Thanks so much!

Very informative, guide Joseph was very knowledgeable and provided much insights into the place

I think it's good value for money, especially if you not local and the bus was clean :)

Transport was always on time and comfortable. Plenty of time to explore Carcassonne.

I was able to discover aspects of Toulouse that I would not have seen alone on foot.