Visit aboard an open-top bus, a tourist train, by boat…

Are you looking for original activities in Toulouse? The Ville Rose can easily be explored on foot but you can view it from a different angle on a range of more unusual modes of transport… All aboard? Off we go!

Visit on…

Open-top minibus

Toulouse is one of the most popular tourist destinations and has its own tourist bus. The CityTour, this red minibus with an open roof, takes you on a complete 1 hour and 20 minute tour of the city’s must-see monuments. You can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the rose-coloured brick buildings while listening to commentary in several different languages on your audio guide. Here the CityTour is also available in a hop-on hop-off format, so you can get off and on as much as you like to make the tour last longer!

The little tourist train

A family favourite, the little tourist train takes you around the city on a choice of two routes. On the Garonne side or the Canal du Midi side, seated comfortably in the carriage and listening to your audio guide, 35 minutes of discovery await you! Children and parents alike enjoy this original form of public transport which manages to weave its way through Toulouse’s famous narrow streets and immerse you in the city’s atmosphere.


Toulouse is a city of water that can also be discovered by taking it slowly! Here river tourism goes hand in hand with a bucolic trip aboard one of the Bateaux Toulousains. Depending on the season, you can admire the major monuments from the River Garonne by experiencing the crossing of a lock, or enjoy the peace and quiet of the Canal du Midi lined with plane trees. On the deck of the boat or inside, this 1h cruise comes with commentary to make sure you don’t miss any of Toulouse’s heritage!
The plus? In summer, event tours are organised with a special cruise for 14th July and night cruises where you can admire the reflection of Toulouse’s lights from the Garonne.


A sporty tour? This is possible with gyro-pods which offer a nice gliding sensation. After mastering the vehicle with the help of your guide, strap on your helmet and take off into the narrow streets of the Ville Rose to discover all its history. A fun and original way to explore Toulouse!


For groups of friends or families looking for eco-friendly and unconventional activities, don’t miss out on Visiterama’s 100% electric tuk-tuk! Climb aboard a vehicle reserved just for you and visit Toulouse with your private driver, in complete peace of mind. Quiet and completely open, this is probably the best way to discover the charms and character of this south-western city, from the singsong accents of the people, to the musicians on the banks of the Garonne!

Canoe kayak

On summer times, the river Garonne becomes the beating heart of the city. People like to meet up to picnic and chat, take a boat cruise but also enjoy water sports activities with family and friends! During the summer months, canoes are available for you to enjoy a sporty stroll while observing the main Toulouse monuments from the water. To end the day well, we recommend the aperitif formula offered by Granhota.

And much more besides!

Are you the kind of person who scours the city for treasures or the kind of person who listens with both ears to learn about the history of the monuments?

Whether it’s a gourmet tour, a treasure hunt or an evening stroll, be prepared to meet people who are passionate about the city: each activity is organised by a guide or an expert on the area, who are keen to show you the best of Toulouse. The choice is yours!