|Highlights||Stop for a Lunch in Biarritz and Explore the City
Take in the Scenery of the Basque Countryside and Villages
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
8.20am - Pick up by your driver / guide at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux or surrounding.
8.30am Depart from Bordeaux
10.30am Arrive in the Basque Country visit Bayonne or Biarritz
1.00pm Free time for personal discovery and lunch in Biarritz
2.30pm Depart from Biarritz to Visit traditional Basque Villages
3.45pm Depart for Bordeaux
6.30pm Arrive in Bordeaux
An Authentic Tour of the Wonderful French Basque Countryside
From a small fishing village, Biarritz became famous in 1854 when Empress Eugenie (the wife of Napoleon III) built a palace on the beach that is today the Hôtel du Palais. This made Biarritz one of the most trendy destinations attracting the British royal family such as Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and other European royalty as Alfonso XIII of Spain. The resort became even more famous when movie stars such as Charles Chaplin or celebrities like Coco Chanel bought huge 19th century villas and began to live in Biarritz. Moreover, the Basque region of France is somewhat unique as it has preserved much of its traditions and authenticity and this is noticeable through the language, architecture and cultural expression found in the region but even more so in the villages.
Your tour in the Basque Country
This morning depart for the authentic French Basque region located south of Bordeaux. Reach the classy resort of Biarritz. After and a stroll through the town, enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch. You might want to eat in one of the traditional restaurants that is tucked away in a corner of the small fishing port. In the afternoon, your guide will suggest different options such as a visit to Saint Jean de Luz town, a drive along the coastal road with its fascinating landscapes and during which you could experience a unique wine tasting session of wines that are aged in the Ocean.
Another option is to head inland to visit some of the most traditional Basque villages that have kept their authenticity through times. Villages such as Ainhoa, Sare or Espelette are a real treat for those discovering the French Basque region for the first time. Finally, you could also reach Bayonne, the local Capital, and meander through its narrow streets that will immerse you in the Basque Culture. Good to know: you can experience a great Hot Chocolate tasting here as the town is famous for being the first French city where Chocolate arrived perpetuating the tradition ever since!
This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.
|Included||Hotel pick up from Bordeaux or surrounding area.
Enjoy live commentaries from your expert guide.
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans.
Bottled water in the vehicle.
Free WiFi access on board.
|Excluded||Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions
Meals and drinks.
Personal insurance, expenses.
Gratuities for the Guide
|Know before you book||Price is per group, not per person.
This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.
Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.
This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Currency is in Euro.
|Know before you go||Please be ready 10 minutes before departure time|
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Offered all year round on request.
Tour does not run on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Infant seats available.
|Booking Cut-off||72 hours|
|Minimum||2 guests per booking|
|Maximum||8 guests per booking|
|Valid||10 hours Only on date on reservation|
|Cancellation Cut-off:||48 hours|
|Cancellation Notes:||Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 48 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 48 hours prior to departure and less > no refund. No show - no refund.|
|PRIVATE TOUR||RETAIL PRICE||NET RATE|
|Adult||18-99 years||€760.00||Available on request|
|Option Name||PRIVATE TOUR|
|Option Description||This is a private tour, price is per activity not per person. Group size from 2 to 8 travelers maximum.|
|Terms and Conditions||
Please contact us for all our terms & conditions
If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately. Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.