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Elegant Bordeaux & Basque Journey

7 Days | Wine & Food

Exploring Bordeaux to Biarritz: A Luxurious Journey through Wine, Dunes, and Basque Villages

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Embark on a journey through Bordeaux and the Basque coast, featuring private transfers, guided city tours, wine tastings and scenic explorations. This trip begins with arrival in Bordeaux, featuring a private transfer and a guided city tour. The next day, you explore Arcachon Bay and the Dune of Pilat, followed by an oyster tasting. On the third day, visit Saint-Émilion for a Grand Cru wine tasting. Then, transfer to Biarritz for guided tours of the Basque coast and the countryside villages, including Bayonne, Anglet, Bidart, and Arcangues. The trip ends with a transfer to Biarritz airport for your departure.

Day by day


Day 1: Bordeaux

Private Transfer to your accommodation

Your private driver will give you a personalized welcome when you get off the plane at the Bordeaux airport. He will help you with your luggage and drive you safely to your hotel in Bordeaux or the surrounding.


Private guided tour in the center of Bordeaux

The former crown jewel of Aquitaine and France, Bordeaux required some restoration to regain prestige and become the glowing city you see today. Now a major European destination, Bordeaux will seduce you with its stunning architecture, its riverside quays, its eventful history, and its delicious gastronomic specialties. Starting at the not-to-be-missed Place de la Bourse, you’ll discover the key highlights of the city’s history, from antiquity to present times.

Then, follow your tour guide along Bordeaux’s cobbled streets where grand monuments might whisper a few secrets in your ear… Complete with anecdotes, your exploration of the historical city center will even follow in the footsteps of some of France’s Great Men such as Michel de Montaigne, Montesquieu, and François Mauriac… without forgetting great ladies like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Marie Brizard.

Don’t forget to bring a camera with you to capture the beauty of the golden limestone buildings, the majestic cathedral, and the charming alleyways, to name but a few of the sights of the tour.

Day 2: Bordeaux - Dune du Pilat - Arcachon - Bordeaux

Private guided tour of Arcachon Bay and oyster tasting

Visit beautiful Arcachon Bay with a guide. It is about an hour south of Bordeaux’s downtown.

Arcachon Bay is a sprawling, shallow, area fed by the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by the largest sand dune in Europe, the Dune du Pilat. Climb up to the dune and enjoy this natural wonder with fantastic views from up top on the bay and the Landes forest.

The main attractions in Arcachon are the miles of sandy beaches, the vibrant town center and its markets, and the architecture of the ville d’hiver that boasts rows of belle epoque mansions. There’s an eccentric mix of neoclassical, neo-gothic, colonial, and Swiss chalet styles. In the 19th century, this winter town competed with Alpine retreats was a sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers.

The bay is also a major center for oyster farming. You’ll visit a local producer and try some paired with local white wine.


Day 3: Bordeaux - Saint Emilion - Bordeaux

Private half-day wine tasting and visit in Saint-Emilion – Introduction

Your driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel in Bordeaux for a half-day of discovering Saint-Émilion wines. Enjoy the scenic drive through endless vineyards and rolling hills.

You’ll begin with a visit and tasting at a cellar, recognized for its Saint-Émilion Grand Crus. Grapes have thrived on this limestone plateau since at least the 16th century.

saint emilion

Day 4: Bordeaux - Biarritz - Seignosse

Private transfer from Bordeaux to the train station

A chauffeur will pick you up in the city center of Bordeaux for a transfer to the railway station


Day 5: Biarritz - Bayonne - Anglet - Seignosse

Half-day private guided driving tour in the Basque Coast

Your adventure begins at the Biarritz lighthouse, perched atop a hill, where your guide will unlock the secrets of the Pyrenees’ geologic marvels, the origins of the Basque Country, and even the love story that graced Napoleon III and his young bride.

Next, traverse the magnificent Anglet beach, a gentle stroll between the lush Chiberta golf course and the endless ocean. For those seeking a less sporty pace, savor a coffee or a refreshing beverage as you watch the waves.

Following this, delve into the 1500-year-old tapestry of Bayonne, a fortified city brimming with stories. From its Roman roots to its transformation by Vauban, and even its golden age under English rule, your journey through “Vieux Bayonne” – with its charming cobbled streets and elegant 18th-century houses – will paint a vivid picture of this historic gem.


Day 6 : Biarritz - Bidart - Arcangues (NW Biarritz) - Seignosse

Private guided driving tour to the Basque Countryside

You will start the tour at the Biarritz lighthouse on a hill overlooking the town. Here, your guide will explain the geological wealth of the Pyrenees, the history of the origins of the Basque country, and the love story of Emperor Napoleon III and his young wife. You will then take the coastal road to discover one of the most beautiful stretches of our coastline, where every kilometer is different!

From the heights of Biarritz, we start with a remarkable view of the famous “côte des basques” beach, where surfing arrived thanks to an American screenwriter who came to adapt a Hemingway novel. You will then move on to the neighboring village of Bidart, the perfect representation of the typical Basque village, with its church, pediment, and town hall, allowing the guide to explain Basque social organization and the peculiarities of churches. A captivating coast view will also delight lovers of wide open spaces!

To reach the village of Arcangues, you will cross a hilly area offering charming views over the countryside. Once in the town, you will take advantage of its location on the heights of the golf course, with panoramic views of the mountains. Arcangues is rich in history, allowing the guide to enlighten you on many themes. This lovely excursion offers a complete overview of the Basque country while opening the door to the riches of the interior!


Day 7: Biarritz

Transfer from your hotel in Biarritz to the airport in Biarritz

A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you safely to Biarritz Airport.

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About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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