// Small villages of the Garonne //
3 From: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm / 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm 3 41/2 hours 3 Not available on Monday
// Médoc “Half day” wine Tour //
// Saint Emilion “Half day” Tour //
3 From: 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm 3 41/2 hours 3 Not available on Monday
3 From: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm / 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm 3 41/2 hours
3 Depart for a drive along the Garonne River lined with Mansions
3 Today, come and admire the lowlands of the Médoc where a
3 Pick up at Bordeaux and depart for the small village of
and Chateaus and arrive in the medieval village of St Macaire. Visit of this beautiful village and then drive to La Sauve Majeure to discover one of the most spectacular monuments of the region. Founded in 1079, the Benedictine Abbey still retains some of the most beautiful Romanesque capitals of southern France. Visit of the Abbey and return to Bordeaux.
particular knowledge has been passed on from one generation to the next, in order to produce the most famous red wines in the world. Visit and wine tasting in a local vineyard then off to LA WINERY for another wine tasting session that will reveal your oenological sign®.
Saint Emilion. Once you have arrived at the village your driver guide will take you on a walking tour to see the main attractions. Optional wine tasting in a cellar in the village. Free time for personal discovery. Return to Bordeaux.
3 Visit: The medieval village of St Emilion. 3 Enjoy: Beautiful landscape and free time for shopping.
3 Visit: Guided tour of Saint Macaire and La Sauve Majeure. 3 Enjoy: The landscape and architecture along the Garonne.
3 Visit: Follow the Château route, La Winery. 3 Enjoy: A wine tasting session in a château, beautiful Medoc landscape.
// Arcachon visit & Boat tour //
// Médoc “Full day” wine Tour //
// Saint Emilion “Full day” wine Tour //
3 From: 1.30 pm to 7.00 pm 3 51/2 hours 3 Not available on Saturday and Sunday
3 From 10.00 am to 6.30 pm 3 81/2 hours 3 Not available on Monday
3 From: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm 3 71/2 hours 3 Not available on Sunday
3 Head for Arcachon and embark on a unique boat tour to
3 This morning depart for the Medoc region. Visit and wine
3 In the morning depart for Saint Emilion and stop at PLANETE
discover Birds’ Island and its “tchanqué” cabins (on wooden piles), the Arguin oyster banks and the magnificent
tasting in 2 vineyards. In the afternoon, head for LA WINERY so that you may discover your oenological sign®.
BORDEAUX for an initiation to the wine making process and then enjoy a wine tasting session. Arrive in Saint Emilion and
surrounding scenery. Then visit of the unique oyster museum
During this special session you will be invited to express
enjoy a guided visit of the village. After some free time for lunch
where an interactive scenography will show you all there is to know about the work of the oyster-farmer. Finish with an
your feel about different wines. Once analyzed, the information collected will reveal the "explorer", "rebellious", "trendy",
and personal discovery, end the day with a visit and wine tasting in one of the numerous chateaus. Return to Bordeaux.
oyster tasting session (optional). Return to Bordeaux.
"eternal" or even "sensual" wine side of you…
3 Visit: Arcachon panoramic tour, Oyster house in Gujan. 3 Enjoy: 1h45 Boat ride (if weather permits).
3 Visit: Follow the Chateau route, La Winery 3 Enjoy: 2 wine tasting sessions, magnificent scenery
3 Visit: Planète Bordeaux, Saint Emilion guided tour 3 Enjoy: Wine tasting session in Planet Bordeaux and in a Chateau.
// Biarritz and the Basque country //
// Roman city of Saintes and Cognac //
3 From: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm 3 91/2 hours
3 From: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 3 7 hours
3 Named the “Jewel of the Coast”, Biarritz has transformed
3 In the morning depart for the city of Saintes considered
itself from a tiny fishing village into one of the most famous “turn of the century” aristocratic resorts. Panoramic tour and free time. In the afternoon, visit some of the most beautiful villages of France, typical examples of traditional Basque architecture and life style.
to be one of the Architectural Jewels of France. In the afternoon, discover “the liquor of the Gods” now called Cognac. The soft flowing river and the gentle rolling countryside of the Charente preciously hide the secrets of the world famous brandy.
3 Visit: Biarritz, traditional Basque villages classified as most beautiful of France. 3 Enjoy: Free time for leisure and beautiful Basque countryside.
// Prehistoric Dordogne //
3 From: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm 3 91/2 hours 3 Not available on Tuesday
3 Visit: Guided tour of Saintes, visit a Cognac distillery. 3 Enjoy: Roman architecture in Saintes, Cognac tasting.
// Transfer Services from your hotel // // CANAL & RIVER TRANSFERS Bordeaux - Agen 250€ Bordeaux - Valence/Baïse 280€ Bordeaux - Le Mas d’Agenais 175€
3 Today, depart for the small town of Les Eyzies de Tayac to visit the most outstanding museum dedicated to prehistory. After your visit, we head to St Léon sur Vézère, a hidden jewel, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Then arrive in Montignac to visit what is considered to be the Sistine Chapel of Parietal Art: Lascaux II. Return to Bordeaux.
3 Visit: National Prehistory Museum, Lascaux II cave. 3 Enjoy: The Dordogne region, Saint Leon sur Vézère.
// RESORT TRANSFERS Bordeaux - Biarritz Bordeaux - Messanges Bordeaux - San Sebastian Bordeaux - Lourdes Bordeaux - Saint Emilion Bordeaux - Pauillac
330€ 255€ 405€ 395€ 95€ 105€
Other tours and transfers are possible on request.
PICK UP IN FRONT OF Bordeaux Tourism Office, 12 cours du XXX Juillet, 33080 Bordeaux GENERAL CONDITIONS The suggested excursions will be driven in a 7 seated, air-conditioned minivan with commentaries and visits as mentioned and held out by your driver guide. Pick up and return in Bordeaux city centre. Minimum two passengers for departure. Meals and entrance at monuments are not included unless mentioned. Children under 3 years are free (on parents knees unless available space), children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) get half price. Ophorus has contracted a civil liability of transported persons insurance. Clients are insured during times of transport but not when boarding or disembarking the minivan. Any loss or theft of personal items is not insured and Ophorus cannot be considered as responsible. Prices are per person and are valid for tours starting in Bordeaux. No refund for tours interrupted at clients own will.
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SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS Saint Emilion Medoc wine tour Arcachon Boat ride Authentic Dordogne Biarritz + the Basque country
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Published on Feb 25, 2009
Sightseeing excursions departing from Bordeaux; destinations include all main vineyards of the region, Cognac, Arcachon, Biarritz and the Ba...