Bordeaux and Basque Country

Be thrilled by a wonderful part of Aquitaine, and enjoy the variety of its landscapes, its architecture and arts, its people and gastronomy…

REF: Tour 1 - BBC

7 nights /

 8 days

3 nights in Bordeaux / 4 nights in Ainhoa

From 2 to

 6

Customizable

Bordeaux and Basque Country

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This tour starts in Bordeaux, a magic name that symbolizes divine wines and joy of life.  In this city and the surrounding area, you will discover wonderful 18th & 19th century architecture, listed WHS by UNESCO. Enjoy a walking tour of the city, and sense the unique atmosphere of one of the most beautiful places in France, remarkably restored, offering an exceptional quality of life.

Visit the famous vineyards of Médoc and sample some great wines; take a day tour to the fabulous town of Saint-Emilion, also listed WHS for its stunning medieval architecture and reputed vineyards, and experience the Nature Park of the Bay of Arcachon, a paradise for birds, oyster lovers and windsurfers.

Here you will also find amazing sand dunes such as the Dune du Pilat, the largest in Europe!

Pursue your journey to the Basque Country which is a unique/ breathtaking corner of France and Spain.  Green rolling hills, picturesque and colorful villages, and mountains on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other will enchant your eyes and soul. You will stay in one of the most beautiful villages in the Basque Country, Aïnhoa, which will be your home base for excursions to various exciting places in France and Spain.

A pleasant way to discover the secrets of this area is to go on a gastronomic journey.  Visit places where the real and succulent country ham of Bayonne is made; a farm to see and taste genuine ewe milk cheese; and not least, a local vineyard to taste the less well-known but superb wines called Irouléguy.

Basque Country offers so many beautiful cities and towns to explore!

  • Bordeaux wines :“Route des Grands Crus” in the Médoc area
  • Saint-Emilion and its landmarks like the Monolithic Church (9-12thC.)
  • The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao designed by the great architect Frank Gehry
  • Bayonne and the Basque Museum to enjoy its great collection of Basque folk arts
  • Biarritz and the lovely fishing port Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the major pilgrimage stop on the route to Santiago de Compostela
  • A visit to a farm and taste the succulent Bayonne ham and the reputed Irouléguy wines

Included

  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Bordeaux
  • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel in Ainhoa
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches or dinners
  • Pick-up at Bordeaux and drop-off at Pau airports
  • A comfortable van
  • All visits & entrance fees
  • A private multilingual tour director and guide

Not included

  • Travel to Bordeaux and from Pau airports
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel cancellation insurance

Rates

Depend on group size and options.

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