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Sun, Sand, Wine & Culinary Adventures

Gourmet Touring
5.0 . Excellent
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
From: $ 1,379 $ 276 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore St Emilion
  • Explore Pomerol
  • Visit and tasting at an exclusive St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château
  • Explore the coast - climb up the largest sand dune in Europe
  • Enjoy a nice walk along long secluded stretches of beach

Short Description

During this 5 days tour, with GPS guided car explore St Emilion. Pre-paid visit and tasting at an exclusive St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château and visit to the places near Atlantic coast, climb up the largest sand dune in Europe

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City St Emilion
End City Atlantic coast

Trip Includes

  • Hire car
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Guidebook & GPS sent in advance of arrival
  • Guided tour of underground
  • Monuments
  • Oyster farm & caviar farm visits and vineyard tours
  • Tastings
  • Other meals as specified

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Itinerary

Day 1: St Emilion

Collect your hire car & drive to St Emilion and check in to your 4 star hotel, Château Grand Barrail, near St Emilion town.

Free time to exlore St Emilion’s romantic little cobbled streets on foot.

Dinner suggestions are provided in your guidebook (sent before you arrive). Choose to eat at your hotel, drive in to St

Emilion or to a romantic restaurant in the surrounding countryside. GT can reserve your table.

Day 2: St Emilion & Entre-deux-Mers

Use your GPS & guidebook to direct you to a food market or explore Pomerol before your first appointment.

See famous  châteaux  of note - all described in your guidebook and pre-logged in your bespoke GPS system.

Pre-paid visit and tasting at an exclusive St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château.

Join a pre-paid guided tour, in English, of St Emilion’s incredible underground monuments.

Select a suggested route from your guidebook - passing through the picturesque countryside of Entre-deux-Mers.

Check in to your countryside accommodation in Entre-deux-Mers.

Pre-paid meal (including wine) at your accommodation.

Day 3: Entre-deux-Mers & Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

Morning free to use your guidebook to explore the numerous and varied cultural sights of Entre-deux-Mers.

Lunch (excl drinks) at a wonderful out of the way restaurant frequented predominantly by locals.

Welcomed by the owner of a small family run vineyard in Premières Côtes de Bordeaux for a pre-paid visit & tasting.

Restaurant suggestions will be provided & a table booked for you if you wish or you can dine at your accommodation

Day 4: Atlantic coast - Gujan Mestras & Arcachon

Drive to the Atlantic coastal region where a new host of interests (none related to wine!) exist.

Enjoy an oysters and prawns lunch in a quaint oyster farming village (alternatives dishes available upon request!).

Check in to Hotel Gueriniere in Gujan Mestras.

The afternoon to explore the coast - climb up the largest sand dune in Europe, take a boat trip in to the Arcachon bay to see bird island or enjoy a nice walk along long secluded stretches of beach. All this & more is detailed in your guidebook.

Dinner suggestions will be provided & a table can also be booked for you at your hotel’s own Michelin-starred restaurant.

Day 5: Atlantic coast

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast & perhaps a morning swim in your hotel’s pool.

Drive to a caviar farm where a pre-paid visit will be organised for you followed by a tasting of their refined delicacy.

Return car to airport, post the GPS in its pre-paid envelope and depart with incredible memories

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Price Per Day: $ 276 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 385

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Independent

Accomodations

Château Grand Barrail 4* St Emilion (1 night, superior room including breakfast & taxes).

La Petite Source  B&B Entre-deux-Mers (2 nights including breakfast & taxes).

Hotel La Gueriniere 3* Atlantic coast (1 night, superior room including breakfast & taxes)

Cancellation Policy:

You must immediately advise us in WRITING (or must ensure that your travel agent does so on your behalf). You will then receive a notice of cancellation, detailing any charges due. No booking is cancelled until such a cancellation invoice is issued by us, so you (or your travel agent) should ensure you receive one in order to avoid incurring extra costs. Except where a ‘money back guarantee’ applies, if you cancel before the balance is due, only your deposits are forfeited. If you cancel within the following days of departure, your full holiday costs are due less the following refunds (or the deposit amount, if greater): 36-55 days – 25% refund; 14-35 days – 15% refund; 3-13 days – 10% refund; less than three days or after departure – no refund. The Refunds above apply to total holiday price excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges or charges for goods sold and despatched. *The conditions of your travel insurance policy may allow a refund claim

Trip ID#:

SunSanGou

Meals Included:

Breakfast as mentioned

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