Epicurean Bordeaux & Basque Country

Bordeaux, Gascogne, Biarritz, French Basque Country, France, San Sebastian, Spain
12 nights private tour from GBP £7,500

Embark on an unforgettable culinary and wine-focused journey through Bordeaux and the French and Spanish Basque region. Begin your journey in Bordeaux, exploring vineyards and indulging in wine tasting. Then, venture to the French Basque country, where you'll relax by the stunning Biarritz beaches and savour delectable seafood. Finally, make your way to San Sebastian where you will immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Michelin-star dining.

Epicurean Bordeaux Biarritz and Spanish Basque Country
At a glance
  • Learn from expert oenologists, taste exquisite grand crus, and deepen your appreciation for the art of winemaking

  • Discover the picturesque landscapes of the French Basque region, where azure waters meet golden sands

  • Culinary Delights: Elevate your gastronomic cooking skills with a VIP Cooking Experience at Les Pres d'Eugenie Cooking School, guided by esteemed chefs.

  • . Fall in love with the vibrant Basque culture, witnessing the fusion of tradition and modernity at every turn.

Journey highlights
  • Learn from expert oenologists, taste exquisite grand crus, and deepen your appreciation for the art of winemaking

  • Discover the picturesque landscapes of the French Basque region, where azure waters meet golden sands

  • Culinary Delights: Elevate your gastronomic cooking skills with a VIP Cooking Experience at Les Pres d'Eugenie Cooking School, guided by esteemed chefs.

  • . Fall in love with the vibrant Basque culture, witnessing the fusion of tradition and modernity at every turn.

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. A spring in France provides the right climate for the picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Autumn months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Autumn draws in.

Itinerary

Day 1-5

Bordeaux, France

Begin your unforgettable adventure in Bordeaux, a city renowned for its prestigious wines and timeless elegance. Over four nights, revel in the opulence of Les Sources de Caudalie, a luxurious haven nestled amidst vineyards and boasting world-class amenities.

Delight your palate with a curated Bordeaux wine tasting and private walking tour, led by an esteemed oenological expert. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and flavors of the region as you savor the finest wines that Bordeaux has to offer.

 

For wine lovers, a private guided driving tour through the Médoc grand cru region awaits. Discover the secrets of Bordeaux's legendary vineyards, where exquisite wines are crafted with passion and precision. Indulge in the full-bodied aromas and refined flavors that have made Médoc a symbol of vinicultural excellence. Alternatively, wine amateurs can partake in a private guided driving tour of Saint-Emilion, a picturesque village known for its grand crus. Engage in a tasting workshop that will awaken your senses and deepen your appreciation for the art of winemaking.

Accommodation: Les Sources de Caudalie ( 4 nights )
Day 5-9

Biarritz, French Basque Country, France

From Bordeaux, venture to the enchanting French Basque region, where the vibrant energy of Biarritz awaits. Immerse yourself in elegance and sophistication at the esteemed Hotel du Palais Biarritz, an architectural gem overlooking the Bay of Biscay. Experience the wonders of the region with a half-day private guided driving tour of Arcachon Bay, where you'll discover stunning landscapes and indulge in the freshest seafood delicacies. Take to the waters on a Pinasse Boat rental, where you'll cruise along the coastline, basking in the beauty of the azure waters, while savoring a sumptuous seafood platter.

 

For an unparalleled epicurean experience, indulge in a VIP Cooking Experience at Les Pres d'Eugenie Cooking School. Unleash your culinary creativity under the guidance of skilled chefs, as you master the art of haute cuisine using the finest ingredients. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and techniques that have made French gastronomy a world-renowned culinary tradition.

Accommodation: Hotel Du Palais Biarritz - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt ( 4 nights )
Day 9-13

San Sebastian, Spain

Continuing your journey, the captivating city of San Sebastian beckons, offering a seamless blend of natural beauty and culinary excellence. Experience the epitome of luxury at the iconic Hotel Maria Cristina, by Luxury Collection, where timeless elegance meets modern sophistication. Travel in utmost comfort with a private car and driver, ensuring a seamless transition from Biarritz to San Sebastian.

 

Delve into the gastronomic wonders of San Sebastian with an unforgettable evening Michelin-star Pintxos Tasting Walking tour. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culinary scene as you sample an array of exquisite pintxos, paired with the finest wines. Elevate your culinary skills with a Cooking Experience led by a Michelin-star chef, who will guide you through the creation of innovative and tantalizing dishes.  

 

To complete your extraordinary journey, immerse yourself in the cultural treasures of Bilbao on a full-day tour, culminating with a visit to the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Gehry and explore the captivating artworks within its hallowed walls. Discover the city's rich history and vibrant atmosphere as you wander through its charming streets and squares.

Accommodation: Hotel Maria Cristina ( 4 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: ( based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £9,000 GBP £1,300 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £9,000 GBP £1,300 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £9,000 GBP £1,300 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £8,200 GBP £1,200 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £7,500 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £7,500 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £7,500 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £7,500 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £7,500 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £8,200 GBP £1,200 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £8,200 GBP £1,200 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £9,000 GBP £1,300 plan your trip
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. A spring in France provides the right climate for the picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Autumn months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Autumn draws in.

Epicurean Bordeaux & Basque Country
Epicurean Bordeaux & Basque Country

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

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