- Day 1 : Depart U.S.
- Day 2 : Toulouse | Albi
- Day 3 : Albi
- Day 4 : Montauban | Canal du Midi
- Day 5 : Toulouse
- Day 6 : Cordes-sur-Ciel
- Day 7 : Castres | Carcassonne
- Day 8 : Albi
- Day 9 : Depart for U.S.
Celebrate the soul of France on a seven-night journey in the country’s southwest region, home to ancient villages, glorious vineyards, and beloved 19th-century painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. A warren of half-timbered homes and cobbled lanes, Albi serves as our base for excursions to Musée Toulouse-Lautrec and nearby sites. Visit the city of Toulouse and lose yourself in the warmth of its pink stone landmarks, vast plaza and glorious St. Sernin Basilica. Embrace the quaint town of Castres. Venture to the beautiful walled city of Carcassonne, the largest fortress in Europe, and see the Château Comtal and Saint-Nazaire Basilica, known for its brilliant stained glass. Witness the storied Canal du Midi, a centuries-old engineering marvel that connects the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Relax each evening in first-class accommodations, gain insight from local experts, and enjoy an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner. No single supplement!
We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.
Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.
All 2020 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.