US$3,499.00 pp
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Tour code: BTBBB3

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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.
Jewels of South West France Map
  • 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
  • Stay in the UNESCO-listed medieval citadel of Carcassonne

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Bordeaux (France)

    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! Accommodation: Hôtel de Normandie (or similar)

    • 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 – 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 Tour Leader and Driver


- Premium mini-coach transportation


Reviews Rating
  • 21st July 2023
    Review rating
    Excellent organization Friendly and informative guide and driver. We all felt comfortable and at home Accommodation was very good
  • 13th July 2023
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    Backroads tours are great as they really do travel by the backroads so you get to see sights you would never see if travelling on big highways
  • 13th July 2023
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    Asia our tour guide and Ken our driver were exceptional we could not fault them. Asia was informative and totally organised and Ken was a very careful driver and had the luggage totally under control. They joined us for meals, and sightseeing and were a lot of fun. They went out of their way to give us the best holiday.
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