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Tour code: BEHTBBB-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 9 Nights
  • 14 Meals 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver
  • Tour Leader

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.

Worth Noting…
This tour was previously called 'A Taste of Bordeaux'

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