Lourdes Sanctuary Visit Day Trip From Bordeaux (private)


  • Visit the Most Important Sites of Lourdes

  • Get to Know the Historical Places of Bernadette’s Life

  • Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts


A One Day Historic Tour To A Most Important City. Our unique day trip from Bordeaux to Lourdes includes the visit of the sanctuary as well as the most important sites linked to Bernadette Soubirous. Free time for personal discovery.

Tour info

10 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-64 years)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

From Bordeaux, depart for the town of Lourdes located at the foothills of the Pyrenees mountain range. After your drive, reach the town and visit the sanctuary with your guide. Spend some time on your own and visit the famous Grotto of Massabielle, the Basilica of the Rosary or just take some time to meditate in this peaceful environment.

7:45 AM : Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Bordeaux
8:00 AM: Departure from Bordeaux

Guided walking tour of the sanctuary of Lourdes
Free time at the Grotto
Time for lunch and personal discovery
Visit of the birthplace of Bernadette
Visit of the Cachot

6:00 PM: Drop off at your accommodation in Bordeaux

Follow In the Footsteps of Bernadette Soubirous
In 1858, Lourdes become known throughout France and the world after a series of apparitions seen by Bernadette Soubirous. These “Marian apparitions” quickly transformed Lourdes into one of the most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism. 

Today, around six million people visit Lourdes each year. Due to the consistent stream of pilgrims and tourists, Lourdes has become the second most important center of tourism in France, following Paris. It is now the third most important site of international Catholic pilgrimage.

Your tour to Lourdes
Arrive in Lourdes and start by visiting the sanctuary. Here you will not only see the grotto but will also visit the three churches that were built on the site, one on top of the other. After some free time for lunch, join your guide and follow the footsteps of Bernadette. 

First discover the house of the family when the father ran a mill. Bernadette was born in this millhouse on 7 January 1844, one year after the marriage of her parents Louise Castérot and François Soubirous. She lived here for the first 10 years of her life; it’s still possible to see her childhood bedroom, along with the house’s mill machinery. 

Then on to the Cachot. In 1857 Bernadette Soubirous’ family fell on hard times and were forced to move to this dingy former prison, where they lived communally in a room measuring just 16 sq metres. It was while living here that Bernadette stumbled across the Grotte de Massabielle, having been sent out to collect firewood. 

Return to Bordeaux at the end of the day.

This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.

What’s included?

  • Guided walking tour of the sanctuary

  • Pick up and drop off at hotel

  • Travel in spacious, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes minivans

  • Free Wifi access on board

  • Visit the important sites on the footsteps of Bernadette

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal insurance and expenses

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Things to know

Before you book

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate

  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request

  • 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.

Before you go

  • Please be ready 10 minutes before departure time

  • Currency is in Euros.

  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Cancellation Policy

    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.

Redemption information

    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

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...