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Flavors of the Basque Country from Bordeaux

Flavors of the Basque Country from Bordeaux

10 hours From
AU$1,264 Per Group
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • Duration
    10 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-4642
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    All year round
10 hours From
AU$1,264 Per Group
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • Duration
    10 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-4642
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    All year round
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Escorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideInclusionInclusion Hotel pick-up & drop-offTourTour Tour of the French Basque regionTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

The full-day tour takes you on a journey to French Basque Country, the home of lush valleys and golden beaches. Upon arriving at the seaside town of Biarritz, enjoy some free time for personal discovery. Dine in one of the traditional restaurants set in the corner of the small fishing port. After lunch, get to choose your next destination: a visit to Saint Jean de Luz town, a drive along the coastal road with wine tasting, or a visit to some of the most traditional Basque villages. Take in the breathtaking landscapes of the countryside. Bayonne’s hot chocolate is something you don’t want to miss as well, especially when you learn about the town being the first French city that fell in love with chocolate. This private tour guarantees you receive full attention from your expert guide.

Meeting Point: Your hotel in Bordeaux City Centre

Available all year round, on request, except January 1, May 1 and December 25

Itinerary

An Authentic Tour of the Wonderful French Basque Countryside

From a small fishing village, Biarritz became famous in 1854 when Empress Eugenie (the wife of Napoleon III) built a palace on the beach that is today the Hôtel du Palais. This made Biarritz one of the most trendy destinations attracting the British royal family such as Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and other European royalty as Alfonso XIII of Spain. The resort became even more famous when movie stars such as Charles Chaplin or celebrities like Coco Chanel bought huge 19th century villas and began to live in Biarritz. Moreover, the Basque region of France is somewhat unique as it has preserved much of its traditions and authenticity and this is noticeable through the language, architecture and cultural expression found in the region but even more so in the villages.

This morning depart for the authentic French Basque region located south of Bordeaux. Reach the classy resort of Biarritz. After and a stroll through the town, enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch. You might want to eat in one of the traditional restaurants that is tucked away in a corner of the small fishing port. In the afternoon, your guide will suggest different options such as a visit to Saint Jean de Luz town, a drive along the coastal road with its fascinating landscapes and during which you could experience a unique wine tasting session of wines that are aged in the Ocean. Another option is to head inland to visit some of the most traditional Basque villages that have kept their authenticity through times. Villages such as Ainhoa, Sare or Espelette are a real treat for those discovering the French Basque region for the first time. Finally, you could also reach Bayonne, the local Capital, and meander through its narrow streets that will immerse you in the Basque Culture. Good to know: you can experience a great Hot Chocolate tasting here as the town is famous for being the first French city where Chocolate arrived perpetuating the tradition ever since!

This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off at hotel
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Bottles of water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board
  • Hotel pick up in Bordeaux

Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Important Notes

  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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Opening Hours:
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