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Tour code: BEHTBBB-2

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Jewels of Southwest France

  • 10 days
  • France
  • Max 18 Passengers


Delicious oysters. Exquisite wines. Rich Bayonne ham. 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 prehistoric caves as we go.


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  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Savour the tantalising flavours of fresh Arcachon Bay oysters, Bayonne ham, Blanquette de Limoux wine and world-famous Bordeaux reds
  • Admire the famous prehistoric paintings of the UNESCO-protected Lascaux Cave at Lascaux II
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise down the River Lot on a traditional wooden gabare boat

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Bordeaux

    Where better to begin our journey of Southwest France than beautiful Bordeaux? After meeting the group, we'll clink glasses over a delicious welcome meal. Bon appétit!

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Bordeaux – Arcachon Bay – Biarritz

  • Day 3 - Biarritz – Bayonne – Biarritz

  • Day 4 - Biarritz – Lourdes – Midi-Pyrénées

  • Day 5 - Midi-Pyrénées – Carcassonne

  • Day 6 - Carcassonne

  • Day 7 - Carcassonne – Albi – River Lot – Sarlat-la-Canéda

  • Day 8 - Sarlat-la-Canéda – Beynac-et-Cazenac – Sarlat-la-Canéda

  • Day 9 - Sarlat-la-Canéda – Vézère Valley – Sarlat-la-Canéda

  • Day 10 - Sarlat-la-Canéda – Saint-Émilion – Bordeaux

Tour Inclusions


9 nights in hand-picked accommodation


The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver



Premium mini-coach transportation



Reviews Rating
  • 20th July 2019
    Review rating
    Our leader Max and our driver Darren were outstanding. They were very attentive, approachable, fun and informative. Without them the tour would have been good but with them it was great
  • 20th July 2019
    Review rating
    Small group, great tour leader and driver, interesting sights, nice properties