This city located on the banks of the Garonne River in southwestern France is famous for being the world’s major wine industry capital and is the capital of the Aquitaine region. Each year it is home to the world’s main wine fair, Vinexpo. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a place of outstanding urban and architectural beauty from the 18th century. Bordeaux is a great destination for wine enthusiasts and those interested in horticulture as well as those who want to experience the rich history of this lovely region in France.
The Dordogne River is one of France’s main rivers and flows into the same estuary with the Garonne River. It is one of the few rivers in the world that has a natural phenomenon known as a tidal bore. This tour takes you to the upper valley of the Dordogne where you will see deep gorges, cliffs, steep banks and fast flowing water with beautiful bridges throughout the day. This area is very popular with nature lovers, and hikers from all parts of the world and is one of France’s main gastronomic regions with exceptional food and drink.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Afternoon: Departure from school and travel to the port of Dover for crossing into France.
Evening: Arrival in Northern France for overnight stay.
Morning: Morning departure from accommodation and travel to to Bordeaux.
Afternoon:Arrival in the afternoon in Bordeaux and start of walking tour. See the Place de la Bourse, Miroir d’Eau de Bordeaux, Porte Cailhau, Norte Dame Church and much more.
Evening: Evening arrival at accommodation for overnight stay.
Morning: After breakfast at accommodation, take a cruise on the River Garonne and then River Gironde on our way to Pauillac where we will arrive around lunch time.
Afternoon: After lunch, visit the Chateau Mouton Rothschild Winery for a tour of this famous winery. Enjoy stunning grounds, an amazing wine museum, and a small tasting of wine as part of the tour.
Evening: After some free time in Pauillac we will trave back to accommodation for overnight stay
Morning: After breakfast travel to the Gironde Estuary to see where the Dordogne & Garonne River meet and the largest estuary in western Europe.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon exploring the small ancient port town of Blaye. See the citadel of Blaye and more.
Evening:Evening arrival at our accommodation for overnight stay
Morning: After breakfast travel to Saint Emilion. This town dates back to prehistoric times and is a World Heritage Site with beautiful Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets.
Afternoon: After lunch, travel to Lascaux to visit the world famous Lascaux Caves. The drawings inside this cave are estimated to date back up to 17,300 years ago.
Evening:Evening arrival back at accommodation for overnight stay.
Morning: After breakfast check-out of accommodation and spend the day exploring Bordeaux before our jounrey back to England.
Afternoon: Afternoon departure from Bordeaux and travel north to overnight accommodation.
Evening:Enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay.
Morning: After breakfast travel to Calais for crossing back to England.
Afternoon: Arrival back in England in the afternoon and onward travel back to school.