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Bordeaux and the Basque Country

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7 Days / 6 Nights (8 Days)
Minibus (8 people max.)
Starts in - Bordeaux
Conducted in English, French
Duration Of The Tour - 8 Days
From $ 2021.50 USD / adult
Infants free

Bordeaux and the Basque Country Tour
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Day 1

Arrival in Bordeaux.

Welcome by your driver guide.

Panoramic tour of Bordeaux, then transfer to your hotel in Bordeaux city centre. Dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Overnight in Bordeaux.

Day 2

 

Breakfast at your hotel.

Departure for the Pauillac region, one of the most prestigious vineyards where 18 of the famous 1855 'Grand Crus' are grown.

The tour continues with a visit and tasting at Ch‰teau Lynch-Bages, Grand cru classˇ in Pauillac Appellation.

The Margaux region is based on white gravelly soil brought down from the mountains by river, and which has been laboured and transformed by the winemakers' industry and savoir-faire.

Visit and tasting at Ch‰teau Giscours in the Margaux Appellation, with vineyards dating back to the 14th century.

Visit and tasting at the Ch‰teau Beychevelle in the Saint Julien Appellation.

Return to Bordeaux & overnight.

 

Day 3


After breakfast, departure for a guided visit of Bordeaux; You will be able to discover the new heart of the City.

 

From the vestiges of the Middle Ages, to the elegance of the 18th century, You will discover the different golden ages of Bordeaux's history, dominated by the wine trade and various colonial influences. Bordeaux is now a UNESCO Heritage.

Afternoon at leisure.

Gourmet dinner in a Michelin restaurant.

Overnight in Bordeaux.

 

Day 4


 

Breakfast at your hotel.

This morning departure to the Basque Country We will visit the Arcachon basin, a vast lagoon on the Atlantic coast some 45 minutes west of Bordeaux. Visit and caviar tasting at a sturgeon farm; stroll around Arcachon town and lunch at leisure. Arrival in Bayonne and settle into your hotel Then we head for the dramatic seafront in Biarritz, which has always remained a fashion hot spot.

Today, the town is sprinkled with some of the most beautiful Belle Epoque villas of France.

Optional visit to Musee de la Mer (which has 24 aquariums containing sharks and seals), and the Musee du Chocolat (Chocolate Museum)

Back to Bayonne & overnight.

Day 5


 

After breakfast, guided tour of the Basque Country capital.

You will discover its characteristic arcades, fa¨ades of stone and half-timbered houses. We suggest the visit of two remarkable museums: the Bonnat Gallery and the Musˇe Basque for a fascinating insight into local customs.

Then day at leisure to explore independently the town.

Dinner in a typical Basque restaurant.

Overnight in Bayonne.

Day 6


Certainly one of the highlights of the week! Your day will begin by the visit of the incredible Guggenheim museum located in the city of Bilbao. Conceived by US architect Franck O. Gehry, the museum possesses one of the most important collections of XXth century art. After the visit and some time in Bilbao, we will return via San Sebastian, the Spanish equivalent to Biarritz. Overnight in Bayonne.

 

Day 7


 

After breakfast, transfer to Bordeaux airport (or train station).

Payment and Cancellation policy
  1. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  2. 80% of the total price will be refunded in case of a cancellation occurring more than 15 days prior to Tour Date. In case of a cancellation occuring closer to the Tour Date, it is to the Tour Operator's discretion to issue a refund, which may be partial or complete. Tours that cannot be confirmed within 2 business days will be refunded in full.
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