Arcachon Bay Discovery Full Day Trip From Bordeaux (private)
Taste Fresh Oysters Directly From the Local Oyster Sheds
Lunch At Any One of the Local High Quality Seafood Restaurants
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
9.00am Depart from Bordeaux
10.30am Visit & Wine tasting at local Oyster Shed on the Arcachon Bay
11.30am Depart for the seaside resort of Arcachon
12.00am Free time for personal discovery and lunch in Arcachon
2.00pm Optional boat tour on a traditional Pinasse or Dune du Pyla visit
4.00pm Depart for Bordeaux
5.30pm Arrive in Bordeaux
Why take this tour?
In earlier years, when some hygienists began to recommend sea bathing, three sea establishments were laid out by some entrepreneurs especially for the Bordeaux bourgeoisie. At its southern entrance from the Atlantic ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe’s largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla (or du Pilat), nearly 3 kilometres long, 500 metres wide, reaching 107 metres in height, and moving inland at rate of 5 metres a year. Today depart from Bordeaux and head towards this land locked sea known as “The Arcachon bay”.
Your Arcachon Private Tour
Upon arrival, discover the oyster sheds that are laid in rows one next to each other and that belong to the local oyster farmers that make this destination so well known to all French oyster aficionados. Here you will have the opportunity to taste some oysters accompanied with fresh baguette, lightly salted butter and white wine of course.
For lunch, your guide will certainly suggest one of the many high quality sea food restaurants located along the shore.
Finally, why not indulge yourself to a unique boat ride on board a local “Pinasse”, the traditional boats of the Bay of Arcachon. All built out of wood, mention of the boats date back to the 1500’s at a time when they were used only for fishing. This pleasant ride will have you see the numerous oyster farms and admire ‘Birds Island’ with its “Tchanqués” huts built on wooden piles. If the boat ride is not to your taste, then we will take you to the Pyla sand dune where you will have a stunning view over the Bay. It will be possible for you to also take some refreshments in a local venue that also has thrilling views over the Bay.
This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.
Hotel pick up from Bordeaux or surrounding area.
Enjoy live commentaries from your expert guide.
Reservations for a tasting session at an Oyster Shed.
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans.
Bottled water in the vehicle.
Free WiFi access on board.
Tasting fees at the Oyster Shed.
Meals and drinks.
Personal insurance, expenses.
Optional Boat ride on the Bay
Gratuities for the Guide
Things to 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.
Before you go
Please be ready 10 minutes prior to departure time.
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
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.
If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately. Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.
Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption
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