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Witness the Marvels of Southwest France

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About

Start and end in Bordeaux!

Embark on the In-depth 10-day comprehensive Cultural tour, a journey that navigates through Bordeaux, France, and nine other captivating destinations within the country. This tour package is a gateway to a treasure trove of experiences, encompassing accommodation, and the expertise of a seasoned guide, delicious meals, seamless transport, and more.

Indulge...

Itinerary

Day 1

Embark on your journey

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

The comprehensive cultural tour of France starts with your arrival in Bordeaux, one of the pristine cities of Bordeaux. From your arrival destination, make your way straight to the Hôtel de Sèze & Spa Bordeaux Centre and join the group.

Savour some delicious dishes, and get relaxed.

Day 2

Journey through Arcachon Bay & Biarritz

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

This morning, our journey takes us to the picturesque Atlantic Ocean-fringed Arcachon Bay, where we'll be greeted with the tantalizing aromas of coastal cuisine. Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure as we indulge in fresh oysters paired with a glass of local wine, served from one of the port's charming traditional cabins. 

Following this delectable feast, we'll make a stop to marvel at the Great Dune of Pilat – Europe's highest sand dune, offering sweeping panoramic views over the bay.

As the afternoon unfolds, we'll continue our exploration, arriving in the glamorous seaside town of Biarritz. Here, you'll have the evening free to leisurely wander along the waterfront promenade, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and the stunning coastal vistas. Feel free to immerse yourself in the local culture further by sampling more of Biarritz's renowned delicacies.

At night, make your way exquisite Hôtel Georges VI, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay as we continue our journey through Southwest France.

Day 3

Day Excursion at Bayonne

  • Breakfast

Immerse in the beauty & culture of the French Basque Country. Our journey begins with a visit to Bayonne, a vibrant city celebrated for its rich art and history. A short drive from Biarritz, Bayonne invites us to delve into its fascinating heritage. Our first stop will be the Bayonne Ham Museum, where we'll have the unique opportunity to explore a local family business with a legacy spanning three generations. Prepare your palate for a delightful ham-tasting experience, indulging in the flavors of this renowned delicacy.

Following our cultural excursion, we'll return to the hotel for an afternoon of leisure time. Take this opportunity to unwind and recharge amidst the comfort of our accommodation, perhaps reflecting on the experiences of the day or venturing out to explore more of the charming surroundings at your own pace.

Day 4

Way toward Midi Pyrenees

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Stay Included

Spice up your vacation and make your way to the scenic Midi-Pyrénées region, tracing roads steeped in the history of the Tour de France. Along the way, we'll pause at the spiritual town of Lourdes, home to the revered Sanctuaries Notre-Dame de Lourdes and the Massabielle Grotto, a site of profound significance in the Christian faith. Immersed in the spiritual ambiance, we'll settle into the atmospheric Hotel du Barry before savoring a delightful dinner, which is included in tonight's itinerary.

Day 5

Venture to Carcassonne

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

We will now turn our journey through the captivating landscapes of the Midi-Pyrénées, dotted with picturesque bastides, while tracing the path of medieval knights. Amidst this historical backdrop, we'll pause to explore a local winery, indulging in a glass of the region's renowned sparkling Blanquette.

Our day culminates in the medieval marvel of Carcassonne, where we'll have the evening to explore at our leisure, wandering through the winding streets of this ancient citadel. Rest awaits at the charming Hôtel Le Donjon, offering a tranquil retreat in the heart of Carcassonne's storied surroundings.

Day 6

Discover the Wonders of Carcassonne

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore Carcassonne's chivalric secrets at your leisure, wandering through the UNESCO-listed medieval citadel's alleys, passageways, and 52 towers, with a history spanning two millennia. Discover the imposing Château Comtal and its formidable ramparts, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of the past. As evening falls, reconvene for a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, where tales and photographs of the day's adventures are shared, fostering camaraderie and memories to cherish.

Day 7

Turn Journey to Sarlat la Caneda

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

Departing from the formidable stronghold of Carcassonne, we set our sights on the captivating 'red city' of Albi. Embark on a leisurely stroll through its charming streets, admiring the grandeur of the Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile along the way. 

Later, our journey leads us to the enchanting town of Sarlat-la-Canéda, renowned as one of the Dordogne's most picturesque destinations. Prepare to be captivated by its timeless beauty as we explore its winding lanes and architectural treasures, immersing ourselves in the rich history and allure of this remarkable town.

Day 8

A Day at Vézère Valley

  • Breakfast

Experience walking through the Dordogne region unveils treasures of both ancient and culinary significance. We'll begin with a visit to the UNESCO-protected Lascaux Cave, home to prehistoric paintings discovered by chance in 1940. 

Admire the Lascaux Cave II replica before continuing to the picturesque village of Les Eyzies. Following the 'Royal Road,' we'll wind through stunning landscapes to a local truffle farm, where exclusive insights into truffle hunting await. 

Returning to Sarlat-la-Canéda, the evening beckons for a leisurely exploration of its charming streets or dining at local restaurants, immersing in the town's timeless ambiance.

Day 9

Tour to Beynac-et-Cazenac

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Embark on a leisurely stroll through the captivating streets of Sarlat-la-Canéda, soaking in its timeless beauty. 

Next, we'll venture to the riverside town of Beynac-et-Cazenac, where a well-preserved medieval château awaits exploration atop its hillside perch, offering panoramic views of the Dordogne. 

Enjoy free time to wander its historic streets before we gather for a memorable farewell dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region and reflecting on the adventures of our journey together.

Day 10

Way to Home

  • Breakfast

Immerse in the historic charm of Saint-Émilion, nestled amidst picturesque vineyards and rolling countryside. 

Indulge in the region's renowned "heavy reds," savoring each sip as we bid farewell to this enchanting destination. With glasses raised in a final santé, we'll cherish the memories made throughout our journey. 

Returning to Bordeaux, it's time to bid fond farewells, reflecting on the experiences shared and the beauty discovered during our exploration of Southwest France. Make your way ahead to the departure destination.

Have a Safe Journey Ahead!!

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  • Stay Included
  • Dinner as per Itinerary
  • Explore Arcachon Bay & Biarritz
  • Full Day Excursion to Bayonne. Discover the enchanting landmarks of the city, including the Bayonne Ham Museum.
  • A sight at Lourdes
  • Explore Carcassonne's chivalric secrets
  • Walking through the Vézère Valley

Hotels

Day 1

Bordeaux

Hôtel de Sèze & Spa Bordeaux Centre

Day 2-3

Biarritz

Georges VI

Day 4

Midi Pyrenees

Hôtel du Barry Resort & Spa

Day 5-6

Carcassonne

Hôtel Le Donjon - Cœur de La Cité Médiévale

Day 7-8-9

Sarlat la Caneda

Plaza Madeleine & Spa

  • Accommodation at "Hôtel de Sèze & Spa Bordeaux Centre”: 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Georges VI": 2 Nights
  • Accommodation at "Hôtel du Barry Resort & Spa": 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Hôtel Le Donjon - Cœur de La Cité Médiévale”: 2 Nights
  • Accommodation at "Plaza Madeleine & Spa": 3 Nights
  • Experienced Tour Leader and Driver
  • All S.I.C. Based Excursions
  • Discovering the wonders of Arcachon Bay & Biarritz
  • Full-Day Excursion to Bayonne
  • Discover the Wonders of Carcassonne
  • Walking through the Vézère Valley
  • Breakfast: 10
  • Dinner: 03
  • Airfare & Airfare Taxes (Round-Trip)
  • Transfer (To and From Arrival Destination)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional Activities
  • Additional/Personal Expenses
  • Meals & Beverages (Not Mentioned Above)

Hotel included in package:

Starting from:

$3899 $4679

per adult on twin sharing

Destination covered

Bordeaux, Biarritz, Carcassonne, Sarlat-la-Canéda

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Bordeaux Package for 9 nights and 10 days : Frequently asked questions

For a tour to Southwest France, craft an itinerary of around 7-10 days. However, based on your preference, you can tailor the itinerary accordingly.

The average price of the package varies from $ 3,899 to $ 4,290. However, you can further enquire about your package price by connecting with the Trekhops support team.

No. Having travel insurance isn't restricted at all. However, you can add a protection shield by getting travel insurance.

Yes. Travelers are free to modify/customize their vacation packages as per their preferences or interests.

This city of France is perfect to be explored in the months of May-October. Encountering favorable weather, you can check out the attractions of this place during these months.

Pont de Pierre, Grand Théâtre, The Musée d'Aquitaine, The Place des Quinconces, The Pey-Berland Tower and the Saint-Andre Cathedral are some of the perfect attractions to be checked in Bordeaux.