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Duration
5 Days
Price
From £1795
  • Bordeaux

  • Cordeliers Cloister

  • Saint-Emilion

  • Dune of Pilat

  • Arcachon

  • La Cité du Vin ©Teddy Verneuil

  • Garonne River

Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world, and is an excellent gateway to some of the world's most famous vineyards.

Price is per person sharing a double or twin room and is based on 25 passengers. Single supplement applies.


Itinerary/Excursions

Day 01

Meet and greet upon arrival at the airport. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight stay at Bordeaux.

Day 02

We start the day by visiting The Cordeliers Cloister, one of Saint-émilion’s major tourist sites. The Roman architecture of the remains is charged with history, they have been perfectly preserved and are one of the most picturesque historic monuments of the Medieval Citadel of Saint-émilion. A tasting of the house sparkling wine is proposed at the end of the visit. Afterwards, we go to a renown winery and participate in a oenology experience while having lunch at a Château! Time to get to know Saint-Emilion, his underground heritage, the medieval city, his cloister and the collegiate church. This guided walking tour will tell you more on the main development stages of the city, from its origins to our times. Dinner and overnight stay in Bordeaux.

Day 03

Journey towards the seaside, and discover the site listed as a natural heritage site since 1994 and it’s the highest dune in Europe. The Dune of Pilat impresses by its formidable size but also by the breath-taking panorama you get at its summit: Arcachon Bay, the Banc d’Arguin, the CapFerret lighthouse, and woodland stretching to every horizon. Just climb up and admire the stunning views! We’ll take a pause and take a moment to taste some deliciously fresh oysters while enjoying the incredible view. After having lunch at a sea front restaurant, we set out to explore by boat the Île aux Oiseaux and the famous Cabanes Tchanquées huts perched on stilts. Admire this unique natural treasure which is home to numerous bird species. Meander through 100 hectares of oyster farms, pass tiny oyster-farming hamlets on the water’s edge on the Cap Ferret peninsula: Piquey, Le Canon, L’Herbe, la Vigne. End your boat trip with Arcachon waterfront and its ancient villas, reminders of the resort’s prestigious past. Enjoy dinner, and stay overnight in Bordeaux. 

Day 04

During this day you will explore the city of Bordeaux with a guided tour through the must see monuments and unmissable places. We start with a panoramic bus tour and continue with a walking tour in the heart of the city. After lunch we visit the Cité du Vin. An audio-guide will allow you to explore the museum at your own pace. At the end of the visit, don’t forget the wine tasting on the rooftop! To finish the day, we take a guided cruise on the Garonne river, dedicated to the wines of Bordeaux. With a wine expert onboard, you will taste one representative wine of a regional vineyard. Enjoy the cruise along the UNESCO façades. On board, you will discover the city from a different angle. Dinner and overnight stay in Bordeaux.

Day 05

This last morning we go discover the Citadelle de Blaye, a listed Historic Monument, this place is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Major Vauban Sites! A trip to see the Blaye fortifications is also a chance to admire magnificent views of the largest estuary in Western Europe! We finish this journey with a wine tasting during lunch at a Château in Blaye. Transfer to Bordeaux airport.

Your holiday includes

  • Return UK Transfers to Airport
  • Return flights from a UK Airport
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with lunch on day 2/3/4 & 5 (depending on flight times) 
  • Hotel accommodation
  • All rooms ensuite
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Services of an experienced driver throughout your stay or when mentioned
  • English speaking tour escorts and guides where mentioned
  • Saint-Emilion
  • Arcachon & The Dune of Pilat
  • Bordeaux
  • Citadelle de Blaye
  • Tours where mentioned
  • Tastings where mentioned

Hotel Details

4* hotel accommodation in Bordeaux

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