Toulouse: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

83 reviews

Toulouse: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

From $81.88 per person

See the highlights of Toulouse on a customized tour. Take a walk along the banks of the Garonne River, look inside the magnificent Basilica of Saint-Sernin, visit the Church of the Jacobins where the relics of Thomas Aquinas are housed and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of Toulouse, customized for you
  • Admire the Basilica of Saint-Sernin and its magnificent interior
  • Walk along the banks of the Garonne River
  • Hear interesting tales and get fascinating facts throughout from your guide
Full description
Explore the historic city of Toulouse with a guide on a tour that can be customized for your convenience, and get information about the sights you will see along the way. Start with a visit to the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, constructed in a Romanesque style between 1080 and 1120. Marvel at the quality of the many sculptures at the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, and discover why it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list as part of the "World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela" in 1998. Then, visit the large brick building of the Church of the Jacobins, built over a century in the Gothique Méridional (southern Gothic) style. Learn how it received the body of Thomas Aquinas (Saint Thomas D'Aquino) from Pope Urban V in 1368 to encourage pilgrims and the up-keep of the church. Hear how it was used by Napoleon as a stable for his horses during his war campaigns. Next, visit Hôtel d'Assézat before ending at the Capitole de Toulouse. Admire the 8 columns of the marble facade, built according to plans by Guillaume Cammas Caunes-Minervois to symbolize the first 8 sheriffs of Toulouse.
Includes
  • Professional guide for 2.5 hours
  • Tickets and entrance for special visits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Place Jeanne D'Arc, Toulouse, in front of the statue of Jeanne d'Arc.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera

    Know before you go

    • Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves lots of walking on uneven surfaces
    • Please bring your sunglasses and camera
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 83 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.3/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5
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    Excellent introduction to Toulouse

    Silvania was knowledgeable about the main sites and gave us a thorough history of the city and highlighted the must see sites that we should return to, especially when fees would be charged. As the tour was on a Monday, quite a few churches and other sites we not open, however she made this clear and took us to these so we could find them later in the week. This was a worthwhile tour as an introduction for further exploration. The only advice was that some of the historical information was a little too detailed for our needs.

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    September 17, 2019

    Excellent tour of Toulouse highlights and history.

    Silvanna was awesome. She was pleasant, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about Toulouse, the city she lives in and loves. Walking around Toulouse with her was a rewarding and entertaining experience. She knew a lot, answered our questions, suggested a wonderful place for lunch afterwards. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get to know the city better. Our only regret was that we didn’t have more time to explore some of the things she pointed out on the tour as we left the city afterwards. Thank you Silvanna!!

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    July 13, 2019

    Very informative. Saw things we would have missed on our own.

    September 16, 2019

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