South West France & the Midi-Pyrenees

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – UK to France

Scheduled flight to Toulouse – transfer with our guide in our private executive coach to the 3* Hotel Chiffre in Albi – dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 – Albi

Guided walking tour of Albi to introduce us to the medieval streets of the old quarter and the enormous Gothic Cathedral of Sainte Cécile whose outer defensive architecture is in stark contrast to the sumptuous inner decoration – rest of the day is free to enjoy Albi at your leisure.

Day 3 – Castres

Drive through the scenic Black Mountain region to the pretty riverside town of Castres, a centre of wool making since the 14th century where old tanners' and weavers' houses overhang the river and best known as the home of famous socialist leader Jean Jaurès and for its major Goya Museum of Spanish paintings.

Day 4 – Carcassonne & Béziers

With its double battlemented walls, turreted towers and panoramic views over the countryside, the fortress at Carcassonne captures the atmosphere of medieval France – guided tour takes in the church of St Nazaire et Celse, the Old Bridge and 12th century Château Comtal – visit the medieval town of Béziers which rises in terraces from the banks of the River Orb and Canal du Midi.

Day 5 – Najac & Cordes

The fortified village of Najac is set on a conical hill on a wide bend in the Aveyron Valley and its photogenic castle sits right on the peak – free time in the unspoilt medieval walled town of Cordes with steep cobbled lanes, perched on a ridge above the river.

Day 6 – Toulouse

Guided tour of Toulouse – transfer to Toulouse Airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

All excursions & guided tours included

Guide for all excursions & transfers

Welcome dinner

Scheduled flights to Toulouse

Executive coach in France


Guided tour of medieval Albi

Pretty riverside town of Castres

Fortress at Carcassonne

Medieval town of Béziers

Fortified village of Najac

Unspoilt walled town of Cordes

Guided tour of Toulouse


Five nights in the 3* Hotel Chiffre in Albi. Once an old coaching inn, the hotel is centrally located and just a short walk from the historic centre. Dinner is included the first night and the following four nights are on bed and breakfast. All the rooms are en suite and the hotel has a restaurant.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor this tour
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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • travel by Eurostar to Avignon
  • with more (or less) dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • include UK coach transfers (for flight and Eurostar tours)
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group