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11-Night Coast To Coast From Bordeaux To Nice

11-Night Coast To Coast From Bordeaux To Nice

11 nights from
AU$11,235 Per Person
11 nights from
AU$11,235 Per Person
  • Package Highlights
    ACCOMMODATIONACCOMMODATION 1 night at Hotel Bailli De Suffren in Rayol Candel Sur MerACCOMMODATIONACCOMMODATION 1 night at Hotel Muse Et Rozier in Tarn CanyonACCOMMODATIONACCOMMODATION 2 nights at Hotel De L’horloge in AvignonACCOMMODATIONACCOMMODATION 3 nights at Hotel Plaza Madeleine in Sarlat La CanedaMealMeal Breakfast from day 2 to 12MealMeal Special dinner prepared by hosts at luxury B&B including wine on day 6TOURTOUR Guided walking tour of Rocamadour villageTOURTOUR Wine Lover tour visit at Chateau Siran in the Medoc



  • From 4th to 15th of June 2017
  • From 17th to 28th September 2017


  • Tour is limited to 6 guests – Guaranteed departure with 2 guests
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Tour begins in Bordeaux and ends in Nice
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible


1. Arrival transfer in Bordeaux
2. Services of an English speaking driver/guide throughout the tour
3. Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped Mercedes MPV minivan
4. Welcome dinner in Bordeaux on day 1
5. Private guided walking tour in Bordeaux
6. Prestige visit at Chateau Lamothe Bergeron winery in the Medoc
7. Special Oenological visit at Chateau Tour Saint Christophe in Saint Emilion
8. Guided visit of the underground monuments of Saint Emilion
9. Sweet White Wine Tasting at Chateau Monbazillac in the Dordogne
10. Guided walking tour in Sarlat on Market day
11. Purchase of local produce for picnic at Sarlat Market
12. Visit of Domme, Beynac and La Roque Gageac villages
13. Traditional picnic lunch with produce bought at the Sarlat Market
14. Traditional Gabarre Boat ride on the Dordogne River
15. Private guided tour of the National Prehistory museum in Les Eyzies
16. Visit of the new Lascaux IV center for Parietal Art
17. Visit of Rouffignac cave with authentic drawings and etchings
18. Visit of Saint Cirq Lapopie and Cordes sur Ciel villages
19. Guided walking tour of Albi including visit of Toulouse Lautrec museum
20. Local lunch in a restaurant on days 7 and 8
21. Discover the Millau Viaduct with amazing photo opportunities
22. Drive through the Tarn Canyon area and its breathtaking scenery and landscape
23. Pont du Gard visit
24. Guided walking tour of Avignon including the Popes Palace
25. Discover the Provence villages of Gordes and Roussillon
26. Aix en Provence guided walking tour
27. Boat ride in the Calanques departing from the small fishing port of Cassis
28. Follow the magnificent Corniche des Maures coastal road
29. Dine overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Rayol sur Mer on day 10
30. Visit the beautiful village of Gassin
31. Farewell lunch in a local restaurant set among vineyards and Olive trees on day 11
32. All entrance fees to activities, monuments, museums mentioned in program
33. Bottled water in the minivan


1. Meals, drinks unless specified in itinerary
2. Social drinks, items of personal nature, room service in hotels
3. Laundry costs, shipping charges including for the return of lost items
4. Personal travel insurance
5. Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions unless specified in itinerary
6. Driver/Guide gratuities at your own discretion




Arrival transfer in Bordeaux, check in at your centrally located hotel.

7.30pm Meet in the hotel lobby with your guide and depart for a dinner in a local restaurant. This welcome dinner will be the perfect opportunity for you to meet your partner travelers and to go through the itinerary of the tour with your guide.

10.00pm Return to your hotel and night in Bordeaux.


Breakfast at your hotel.

10.00am Pick up at your hotel.

Guided walking tour of Bordeaux

This morning, depart for a guided walking tour of historical Bordeaux with your guide. Classified a “City of Art and History” and home to one of Europe’s largest collection of 18th Century architecture, discover big‐ ticket attractions such as the neoclassical Grand Theater or Saint Andrews Cathedral. Your accredited/licensed tour guide can be flexible on the itinerary but will definitely include the most famous landmarks. After your tour, enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch.

Afternoon wine tour in the Medoc wine region

In the afternoon, head towards one of the most renowned wine producing areas of Bordeaux, the Medoc. As you follow the ‘Chateau Road’ that is lined with some of the most famous wineries of Bordeaux, stop andparticipatein avisit& winetastingsession at ChateauLamothe Bergeron. This winery was deemed to be one of the leading ‘Cru Bourgeois’ Superior wines of the 19th century, a status still retained today. Upon arrival, enjoy a private visit of the Chateau as you tour the grounds, see the vines, discover the Vat House and cellar. This “Prestige Visit” also includes a vertical tasting of five vintages of Chateau Lamothe Bergeron wines.

Our next stop will be at Chateau Siran located in the Margaux area. Here, you will follow the “Wine Lover” tour to discover the old wine cellar, today an exhibition area for a superb family collection of over 300 wine‐related objects. Then visit the “Bacchus Bunker” and discover the Chateau’s wine collection that spans from 1912 to 2012. Your visit will end with a comparative tasting of 3 different wines.

6.30pm Return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel and check out.

9.00am Pick up at your hotel

Saint Emilion underground monuments, village visit & wine tour

Today the wine region known as the Libournais is on your program. Located on the right bank of the River Garonne, you will discover the beautiful region and village of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO world heritage site also famed for its Merlot based wines.

In the morning begin with the visit of Chateau Tour Saint Christophe a mid‐18th century property, located at the limit between the two villages of Saint‐Émilion and Saint Christophe des Bardes. Consisting of 11 hectares on the northern clay and limestone hills of Saint Emilion, the Château overlooks beautiful ancient dry stone terraces. Here, with renowned winemaker Jérôme Aguirre, take part in a special “Oenology” tour during which you will learn about terroir, understand the meticulous work in the vines and discover his winemaking secrets. The tour also includes a wine blending workshop with barrel sampling, varietal tastings of different plots from the Saint Emilion and Pomerol appellations. After the visit, reach the village of Saint Emilion, one of the most beautiful villages of the region.

Upon arrival, follow your guide on a unique tour of the underground monuments of Saint Emilion including the Monolithic Church. The tour covers several centuries of history and legend from the time of the monk Saint Emilion to the carving out of the amazing monolithic church. During your visit, admire the medieval paintings in the Trinity Chapel and learn the secrets of the catacombs. Finally, the underground monolithic church will be yours to discover and it will probably be the most fascinating moment of your visit.

Chateau de Monbazillac visit & wine, arrive in the Dordogne

After some free time for lunch and personal discovery, reach the Dordogne region and stop at Chateau de Monbazillac. The Castle, symbolic of the Bergerac region, has stood proudly since the end of the 16th century and is also famous for the making of sweet white wines. Here, after a walk to discover the beautiful grounds of the Chateau and landscape, you will have the opportunity to taste some of the local wines. Your tour will then continue towards the town of Sarlat where you will be based to discover the Dordogne region.

5.00pm Arrive in Sarlat and check in at your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel.

9.00am Pick up at your hotel

Sarlat market tour & produce purchase for picnic lunch

Depart for a guided walking tour of Sarlat. In the morning, follow your guide to discover the historical town of Sarlat. A picturesque tangle of honey‐colored buildings, alleyways and secret squares make up the beautiful town which boasts some of the region's best‐preserved medieval architecture. Today is also market day in Sarlat, a perfect opportunity for you to taste and shop for local specialties that will be eaten during your picnic lunch. After the visit, head for the Dordogne valley to visit some of the most beautiful villages of the area.

Villages of the Dordogne visit & Boat Ride

Arrive in the village of Domme a well preserved 13th century Bastide. Built around the year 1281 on the orders of Philip III the Bold, the village still retains the features of what a Bastide should be: Built on a grid layer, houses of equal sizes built in blocks and four main streets that lead to the central market square named “Les Halles”. During your short walking tour your guide will certainly show you one of the most amazing views over the Dordogne valley. After the visit, reach the small village of La Roque Gageac.

Upon arrival in La Roque Gageac, take some time to taste and enjoy the local specialties bought during your Sarlat market tour during a picnic lunch. The setting is perfect with the River Dordogne on one side and the medieval village, built alongside the abrupt limestone cliff, on the other. After lunch, embark on a traditional Gabarre the flat bottomed boats that were used for transporting goods along the Dordogne since the Middle Ages. As you slowly cruise on the River Dordogne admire the Castles of La Malartrie and Castelnaud as well as the Gardens of Marqueyssac. After the boat ride, you will be taken to the village of Beynac.

Beynac village, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France, has managed to retain all of its medieval charms. As you stroll through the paved and steep little lanes, reach the top of the village where the imposing medieval fortress of Beynac awaits. Here, as you walk alongthe ramparts you will certainly be stunned by the amazing view over the Dordogne Valley probably one of the most emblematic the region has to offer. After some free time for personal discovery, return to Sarlat.

5.00pm Return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel.

9.00am Pick up at your hotel

English guided tour of the Prehistory museum

This morning head for the National Prehistory Museum located in Les Eyzies‐de‐Tayac. Inaugurated in 2004, this national museum possesses the largest collection of prehistoric artifacts in the world. More than 18,000 pieces are on display on a surface area of nearly 1,500 square meters. In the entrance hall, the theme of the emergence of cultural man between 3.5 and 1.8 million years is brought to life through an “anthropological frieze”. As you reach the staircase, several vertical notches cut into the cliff hold casts of stratigraphic cross‐sections: as you make your way to the first level, discover seven sequences that cover the whole Paleolithic period, thus showcasing an “ideal” stratigraphy. Your tour will then cover the lower and upper galleries were you will be introduced to the different material cultures of the hunter‐gatherers from 400,000 to 10,000 B.P. After the visit, depart for the new “International Center for Parietal Art” in Montignac, where Lascaux IV cave is located.

Paleolithic Art of the Caves

Lascaux IV has been initiated to conserve the integrity of the original cave complex, permanently closed to the public since 1963, while ensuring that the public can still appreciate the remarkable Paleolithic paintings within. Inaugurated at the end of 2016, the reproduction of the cave of Lascaux will be the focal point of the International Center for Parietal Art in Montignac, in which state of the art digital technologies are used for presentation and interpretative purposes. Begin the tour on the observation deck located on the roof of the building. From here you will follow a slightly sloping path as if walking on the edge of the forest until you reach the entrance to the replica designed to replicate the setting and experience of the four teenagers when they found the cave in 1940. Then reach the actual replica that covers 100% of the original cave. Inside the replica it is dark, damp and the sound is muffled; just as it is in the real cave. The visit ends with the Cave Art World Tour gallery where images from painted caves are projected onto interlocking domes. After some free time for personal discovery and lunch, depart for Rouffignac cave.

In the afternoon, visit Rouffignac Cave that possesses original and authentic etchings and drawings. Famous archaeologists like Henry Breuil, André Glory and Martel had visited the cave in the early 20th century, but it was only in 1956 when Louis‐René Nougier and Romain Robert visited the cave that the Paleolithic Art was confirmed. Here, you will be taken to the prehistoric art on an electric train, a journey deep into the cave that lasts about an hour. The most striking aspect of the art in this cave is the sheer number of mammoths. In Europe, there are about 350 caves with prehistoric art in them – about a third of all depictions of mammoths are in the cave of Rouffignac. After the visit of the cave, return to Sarlat.

5.00pm Return to Sarlat and night in your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel and check out.

9.00am Pick up at your hotel

Villages of the Languedoc region

Today you leave the Dordogne region to discover some of the most beautiful villages that the Midi Pyrenees region has to offer. Your first stop will be in the breathtaking village of Rocamadour that has attracted visitors because of its incredible setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne. The village is renowned for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has brought pilgrims from every country.

Then depart for the village of Saint Cirq Lapopie. Elected as the preferred village of the French in 2012, its position, originally selected for defense, perched on a steep cliff 100 m above the river Lot has helped make it one of the most well preserved in the area. There are numerous lunch opportunities that will be suggested by your guide in this enchanting atmosphere.

Your final visit will be that of Cordes sur Ciel. The village is a living piece of history and art, holding alive in its stones the memory of all those who have passed through it since its creation in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse. Its exceptional site and remarkable architectural heritage make it one of the most significant medieval cities of France.

5.00pm Tonight arrive and check in at your Luxury Bed & Breakfast located in the vicinity of Cordes Sur Ciel.

The house sits on a hillside, surrounded byfour hectares of parkland with a lily pond, rose gardens, cedars, oaks, olives and other mature trees and overlooks twenty hectares of vineyard. After an aperitif (welcome drink) on a terrace or in one of the salons, participate in a homemade dinner prepared by the owners. This will be a perfect moment to interact with your hosts and find out about the French way of life in the countryside. Your dinner will be composed of fresh, seasonal, locally‐sourced (often organic) produce paired with some exceptional local wines.


Breakfast at your guest house and check out.

9.00am Pick up at your guest house.

Albi guided walking tour including Toulouse Lautrec Museum

After a short drive, arrive in the town of Albi. Follow your guide on a private walking tour that will take you to the Episcopal City centered round two immense medieval buildings:

The Saint‐Cecile Cathedral, the largest brick‐built cathedral in the world, and the Berbie Palace, the former fortified residence of the bishops of Albi, and now the home of the Toulouse‐Lautrec Museum, home to the largest public collection of the artist’s work. More than 1,000 works, including his famous posters, are housed in this impressive ‘palace’ museum. After a private visit of the Museum, we will begin our drive towards the Millau Viaduct.

Local lunch & Millau Viaduct discovery

The Millau Viaduct is considered to be one of the greatest engineering achievements of all time. Designed by British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast's summit at 343.0 meters above the base of the structure and weighing 36,000 tons. The bridge appears to float on the clouds despite the fact that it has seven pillars and a roadway of 1½ miles in length. First, we will have the opportunity to travel on the bridge as we take a small portion of the highway. Then, stop right next to the bridge for an amazing vista and great photo opportunities. After the visit, it will be time to start making our way towards the Tarn Canyon road.

5.30pm Arrive in Mostuéjouls and night at your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel and check out.

Tarn Canyon route

9.00am pick up at your hotel. This morning drive through the Tarn Canyon. With each turn the drive becomes more beautiful, never monotonous. The road cuts through the Canyon, hugging its walls, in sight of picturesque villages, clusters of stone buildings that nestle above the shores of the Tarn River. Along the way we will make a stop in Florac where it will be time for the group to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, continue along the Tarn Canyon road.

Pont du Gard visit

We will then reach the Pont du Gard. A true masterpiece of ancient architecture, the aqueduct is one of the most beautiful Roman constructions in the region. It is the principal element in a 50 km long aqueduct that supplied the city of Nimes with water. The figures are impressive: over 21,000 cubic meters of rock, weighing 50,400 tones! Moreover, archaeologists also uncovered evidence of how well organized the project was. They found numbering on the stones, points of support for scaffolding, and evidence of the use of hoists. Visit of the aqueduct and then depart for Avignon.

6.30pm Arrive in Avignon and check in at your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel

9.00am pick up at your hotel.

Guided walking tour of Avignon including Palace of the Popes

Provence and all its highlights are on your program today. Start your day with a guided walking tour of Avignon including the Popes Palace. The Popes arrived in Avignon during the 14th century, turning this small and modest town into the most prestigious center of the world at that time. As we visit the palace, discover the beautiful architecture of the largest gothic building in the world and learn about the everyday life of the nine popes who lived there in splendor and luxury. Other essential landmarks include the “Pont d’Avignon” bridge dating back from the 12th century as well as the main square “clock square” and its elegant town hall and stage theatre. Afterthevisit, enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch.

Villages of Provence

After your visit, depart for the Provence countryside to visit some of the most beautiful villages of the area. Reach Gordes, a perched village located in the Luberon and one of «the most beautiful villages in France». The village is famous for its dry stone architecture and the houses root themselves into the sharp cliff of the mountain arranged in tiers around the imposing Renaissance castle and church and narrow cobbledstreetswindtheirwaythroughthem.Here,afterawalkingtourwith your guide, take some time to stroll through the village at your own pace. Then depart for the village of Roussillon.

Arrive in Roussillon yet another «most beautiful villages of France». The red, yellow and brown shades of the earth form a striking contrast with the lush green pine trees. The ochre façades of the houses are magnificent. Shades vary subtly from light yellow to dark red, set off by the brightly painted shutters and doors. Again, after a walking tour with your guide, take some time to stroll through the village at your own pace to get the real feel and atmosphere of this picture perfect village. After the visit, return to Avignon.

5.30pm Return to your hotel in Avignon.


Breakfast at your hotel and check out.

9.00am Pick up at your hotel.

Aix en Provence walking tour

This morning experience Aix en Provence one of the Jewels of southern France.

Known as the town of water and art it was founded in 123 BC on anatural spring water site. Numerous fountains can be seen all over the town, the most famous being located on the main street “Cours Mirabeau”. Your tour will also take you to the elegant residential area of the Quartier Mazarin where sumptuous private houses were built in the mid 1600's. In the old town you will discover a warren of pretty winding streets with everyday markets, shops, fountains and squares.

Cassis, Calanques boat ride & Corniche des Maures coastal road

After the tour, depart for Cassis. This small fishing port, nestled between two natural sites (the famous Calanques and the majestic Cap Canaille) offers visitors a concentrate of Provence and the Mediterranean. After some time for lunch, enjoy a boat ride that will take you along the sheltered inlets called Calanques that are one of the natural wonders of the area. After the boat ride, enjoy some free time and personal discovery.

From the village of Cassis, we will begin to make our way along the Corniche des Maures Coastal Road one of these routes that large groups will never be able to access. Here, the hills of the Massif des Mauresplunge abruptlyintothetranslucentwatersoftheMediterraneanSea.Rustlingoaks mingle happily with aloes, agaves and mimosa as this breathtaking road winds along the coast and its succession of fine sandy beaches, promontories and rocky peaks. Travel in a smooth way and stop at Rayol‐ Canadel sur Mer for the night.

5.00pm Check in at your hotel in Rayol – Canadel sur Mer.

Dine at the hotel’s restaurant

7.30pm In a prestigious setting facing the sea and the Golden Islands, you will be served Mediterranean dishes that exalt the natural flavors of local produce from both the land and sea. Extravagant and creative dishes by the Chef who, every day, is inspired by the produce available at the market. Here, benefit from the exceptional view and admire the scenery of the Mediterranean Sea.


Breakfast at your hotel and check out.

9.00am Pick up at your hotel.

Corniche des Maures & Esterel mountains

This morning, continue your travel along the coastal road and reach the small village of Gassin. Perched high up on a rock, it is situated in the center of the St. Tropez peninsula and has an unrivalled panoramic view of the Golfe of St. Tropez, the Iles d'Or as well as the surrounding hills. Originally created to allow the local people to escape the pirates who cruised the Mediterranean waters, Gassin is an old village steeped in history and its cobbled streets and romantic atmosphere are a life apart from the bustle of the coastal resorts. Follow your guide on a walking tour to discover this beautiful village and the amazing scenery that surrounds it. After your visit, you will be driven through the Maures mountain range.

With a surface area of 135,000 hectares, 70% of it covered in trees, the Massif des Maures mountains extend from Saint‐Raphaël to Hyères. It reaches its peak at an altitude of 780 meters near the Notre‐Dame‐des‐ Anges priory. The vegetation of the Maures mountain range mainly consists of chestnut and cork oak forests, Maquis (dense Mediterranean shrub land) and maritime pines.

Farewell lunch & villages of the Côte d’Azur

The landscape here is breathtaking and your driver / guide will certainly make some essential stops for great photo opportunities. During the drive towards Cannes, we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. As the end of the tour approaches we have decided to make this final lunch for the group an important one. Today, we invite you to discover local Mediterranean recipes in a peaceful setting surrounded by a vineyard of Provence. The Chef offers various suggestions and is constantly changing the menu with recipes that combine both creativity and terroir.

After lunch, we will begin our drive towards Nice, our final destination.

5.30pm Arrive in Nice and check in at your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel and end of our services.

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Your Accommodation

Hôtel de Sèze | Located in Bordeaux

Hotel de Seze is a charming, 4-star hotel located in the heart of Bordeaux's city centre.

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  • Located in the heart of Bordeaux
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Located in the heart of Bordeaux
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Free WiFi
La Perouse | Located in Nice

In the heart of Nice, with views of the Promenade des Anglais and the famous Baie des Anges.

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  • Located above Promenade des Anglais
  • Stunning views of Baie des Anges
  • Restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine
  • Sauna, solarium & Jacuzzi
  • Located above Promenade des Anglais
  • Stunning views of Baie des Anges
  • Restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine
  • Sauna, solarium & Jacuzzi
De L’Horloge | Located in Avignon

In the heart of Avignon, a stone’s throw from the Popes’ Palace, this hotel has a charm all of its own.

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  • Located in the city centre
  • Near Place de L'Horloge and Palais des Papes
  • Stylish rooms
  • Located in the city centre
  • Near Place de L'Horloge and Palais des Papes
  • Stylish rooms

Your Destination

From the religious importance of Lourdes, to the awe-inspiring Pyrenees mountains, to the picture perfect walled city of Carcassonne, to the 16th century palaces of Toulouse. France's South West region holds something for every visitor.

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