See Bordeaux by Boat
From the wines of Bordeaux to the heritage of Biarritz, Ker & Downey’s Southwest France Luxury Tour presents delectable flavors coupled with proud legacy. Anchored by a Bordeaux River Cruise and a retreat along the Bay of Biscay, multiple landscapes and luxuries await discovery.
Upon arrival in Paris, you will enjoy VIP Arrival Assistance including private transfer to your accommodations. Today is yours to relax and recover from your travels. Should you wish, Ker & Downey can organize any range of excursions in Paris, from a classic city tour or Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tour tickets, to a scavenger hunt at the Louvre or a backstage tour of the Palais Garnier.
After a night in Paris, you will transfer directly to Bordeaux to begin your Southwest France Luxury Tour. Immediately set sail along the region’s three stunning rivers: the Garonne, the Dordogne, and the Gironde. Your Bordeaux River Cruise is a historical and invigorating one. As such, it allows you to explore the region’s most breathtaking backdrops, wines, and cultural treasures in Bordeaux, Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye, Libourne, and more. Highlights of your Bordeaux River Cruise include a scenic drive from Blaye to Bourg along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. Along the way, marvel at the sights of Blaye Fortress and the Lansac Windmill. You will also have the chance to slow down in Libourne and Bordeaux with multiple wine tastings and village tours. Finally, cap it all off with a farmers’ market visit and a heritage walking tour of Bordeaux.
Upon disembarkation, your Southwest France Luxury Tour continues, following the coast from Bordeaux to Biarritz. Enjoy a chic private boat excursion through the Bay of Arachon, taste the region’s famous oysters, and sip on some of the region’s top crus in several private cellars. Then nestle in for two nights of pure relaxation in Landes. The romantic Les Maisons Marine d’Huchet will serve as your Relais & Chateaux beach hideaway led by Michel Guerard. Indeed, it is an idyllic spot to soak in the sun, take a swim, dine on gourmet cuisine, or set out immersive adventures in nature. Activities on offer include hiking in the nature reserve, paddling on the lake, and horseback riding on the beach at sunset.
Finally, conclude your Southwest France Luxury Tour in Biarritz, located along France’s Basque Coast. Of course, your time in Biarritz promises diversity and indulgence. For instance, enjoy a chocolate workshop in Bayonne, as well as an exploration of the ancient medieval fortress of Hondarribia. Then cap it all off with a private tour of the 19th-century Chateau Abbadia.