Jewels of South West France-2020
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Tour code: BEHTBBB-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 9 Nights
  • 14 Meals 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver

Jewels of South West France

  • 10 days
  • France
  • Max 18 Passengers

Overview

Delicious oysters. Exquisite wines. Take time to savour the finer things in life on this journey of discovery through Southwest France. Starting in Bordeaux (just a two-hour train journey from Paris), we'll seek out the region's gastronomic gems and treasured vineyards - travelling over soaring mountains, along the Atlantic coast, and into enchanting castles and otherworldly caves as we go.

 

Map of A Taste of Bordeaux | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Taste fresh oysters, Bayonne ham, Blanquette de Limoux wine and world
  • famous Bordeaux reds
  • Sleep beneath turrets and towers with two nights in the romantic walled city of Carcassonne
  • and travel the scenic roads made famous by the Tour de France
  • Join the hunt for black truffles at a traditional truffle farm

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Bordeaux - Arcachon Bay - Biarritz

    Where better to begin our journey than Bordeaux? After meeting the group, we'll move on to Atlantic Ocean-fringed Arcachon Bay, where we'll get our first taste of coastal cuisine with fresh oysters and a glass of local wine from one of the port's traditional cabins. We'll then stop to see the Great Dune of Pilat – Europe's highest sand dune, with panoramic views over the bay. Then: to round off our first day, we'll gather together in Biarritz for a welcome dinner. Accommodation: Hôtel Georges VI (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Biarritz - Bayonne - Biarritz

  • Day 3 - Biarritz - Lourdes - Midi-Pyrenees

  • Day 4 - Midi-Pyrenees - Cathare Country - Carcassonne

  • Day 5 - Carcassonne

  • Day 6 - Carcassonne - Albi

  • Day 7 - Albi - Sarlat

  • Day 8 - Sarlat - Beynac-et-Cazenac - Sarlat

  • Day 9 - Sarlat - Vezere Valley - Sarlat

  • Day 10 - Sarlat - Saint-Emilion - Bordeaux

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

9 nights in boutique accommodation

 

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

 

Transport

Premium mini-coach transportation