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Bordeaux and Biarritz Combo

£1455 per person

Gastro Golf is delighted to bring you this superb Bordeaux Biarritz Combo package.  

Moving from one historic town to another this trip begins with the finest accommodation in Bordeaux and heads south to the elegant seaside town of Biarittz on the Basque coast.   Eight days in which to explore the glories of France, its culture, its wine (including a trip to La Cite du Vin), its food and some of the best golf in Europe.

Superb 4* hotels in Bordeaux and Biarritz each provide a splendid base from which to venture into their respective towns or to go further afield into the picturesque UNESCO town of Saint-Emilion or the quaint fisherman’s village and beach resort of Saint Jeande-Luz.   Where ever you go you’ll be surrounded by the best local food and wine and be given a a welcome that will bring you back time and again.

Price
From £1455 per person
Duration
7 nights (8 days)
Booking reference number
GG-BORDEAUXBIARRITZ-001/2018
Package Dates
March – November, 2018
UPGRADES ARE AVAILABLE WITH THESE PACKAGES 

Accommodation

Le Grand Hotel (Bordeaux)

The hotel enjoys the most commanding position in the city, on the Place de la Comédie, facing the iconic Grand Theatre. This is the heart of the Triangle D’Or, three broad 18th-century boulevards laid out at the peak of Bordeaux’s maritime trading fortunes.

Hotel du Palais (Palace) in Biarritz

The hotel has wonderful coastal views from many of the rooms. It is 10 minutes stroll from the town centre’s shops, bars and galleries and few minutes more from a large seafront promenade where Atlantic sunsets can be admired over coffees or cocktails.

Golf Courses

Golf du Medoc

Bordeaux: Golf du Medoc offers two 18 hole golf courses, Les Chateaux –  host of the 1999 French Open and Les Vignes, host to the Grand Final of European Challenge Tour in 2002 – 2003 – 2004.

Grans Saint-Emillonnais

Bordeaux: Designed by Tom Doak Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club offers visitors a natural free flowing route from hole to hole mixed together with the stunning vineyard that fringes the golf course.

Golf de Seignosse

Bordeaux:
Rated the 15th best golf course in continental Europe by Golf World magazine, Golf de Seignosse is a famous modern masterpiece. There are many natural, daunting water features and shots over ravines making this a test of anyone’s golf game.

Golf de Biarritz

Located in the town itself, the links at Biarritz le Phare is a good test of any golfer’s technique and course management. Realtively short at 5900 yards and one of the oldest courses in France this course is typified by fast greens, wiry rough and 70 bunkers.

Golf d'Arcangues

Biarritz: Set in the hills overlooking Biarritz, this beautifully landscaped course, designed by Ronald Fream, runs through old oak trees and meadows. It demands aggressive approach shots to receptive greens – a truly top course in a wonderful location.

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Packages

  • 7 Nights B&B
  • £ 1455
    per person
  • SAMPLE PACKAGE:

    • 3 nights in Hotel Bordeaux followed by 4 nights in Hotel Biarittz
    • Twin or Double room on B&B basis with 2 people sharing

    • 1 round of golf at Golf du Medoc
    • Day 2: Visit to Saint-Emilion with golf Grand Saint-Emilionnais
    • Day 4: play Seignosse golf course on route to Biarittz
    • Day 6: play golf de Biarritz and explore the town in the afternoon
    • Day 7: play Golf d’Arcanques in the heart of the Basque Country. After golf is a visit to the unique subsea wine cellars of Saint-Jean-De-Luz

     

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Hire of golf equipment
    • Hire of golf buggies and trolleys
    • Food and drinks outside the package outlined above
    • Flights
    • Transfers or car hire (can be arranged at extra cost)
    • City tax per day.
    • Additional Gastro Golf activities

 

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Day 1:

Arrival presents the opportunity to relax and explore this wonderful city.  Set on the banks Garonne, neo-classical 18th century architecture, contemporary cafes and bistros all await discovery. A visit to the Cité du Vin is followed by dinner in a wine-bar owned by an Entre-Deux-Mers wine château - here you will discover the history of the area whilst enjoying local food and the châteaux' wines.

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Day 2:

Tee it up on one of the 2 courses at Golf du Medoc. After lunch visit a well reputed brasserie in Margaux followed by a trip to a Medoc classified château.  Here wine tasting will while away the afternoon be returning to Bordeaux in the late afternoon.

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Day 3:

In the morning there is a trip to the picturesque UNESCO town of Saint-Emilion followed by a visit to a nearby château for a picnic lunch. Wine tasting is of course included. In the afternoon golfers play Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club before returning to Bordeaux

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Day 4:

The final day in Bordeaux is one of culture. Visit any of the places of interest including museums like the new Musée de la Mer or have some retail therapy on the longest shopping avenue in Europe.

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Day 5:

On the way to Biarritz, there is a stop to play the famous Seignosse golf course. Lunch will be in Hossegor to taste the local 'landaise' cuisine, followed by an hour or two on the beach before continuing onward to reach Biarittz in the late afternoon - plenty of time to enjoy a free evening exploring.

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Day 6:
Golf is booked mid-morning at the legendary golf de Biarritz with its breathtaking views. The remainder of the day is left to explore this historic town and its beaches. A dinner and wine-tasting of  roulegy Basque wines takes care of the evening.
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Day 7:

Golf is booked mid-morning at Golf d'Arcanques in the heart of the Basque Country.  Don't let the spectacular views of the Pyrenees Mountains affect your golf!

In the afternoon we recommend you visit the beautiful fishermen's village of Saint-Jean-De-Luz. Included is a trip to the subsea wine cellars followed by dinner of typical Basque cuisine.

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Day 8:

Guests return to Bordeaux in readiness for their trip home.

Tour Location

Bordeaux – Renowned worldwide for its famous vineyards and a prestigious architectural heritage.
An 18th-century gem, the City of Art and History of Bordeaux, a World Heritage Site since 2007, takes visitors back to the Enlightenment. A remarkable urban and architectural ensemble to enjoy on a sightseeing walk along the quays of the Garonne, its elegant streets and imposing town squares. Must-see places inherited from this period include the lively Place de la Comédie with its neoclassical Grand Theatre adorned with majestic Corinthian columns, Place de la Bourse with its fountain of the Three Graces, and the Allées de Tourny.
Strolling through the historic centre is also a great way to discover medieval Bordeaux: Saint-André Cathedral with its carved portals, Gothic choir and Renaissance organ loft, the imposing Cailhau door dedicated to Charles VIII, the Holy Cross (Sainte-Croix) Church with a façade carved in the Saintonge Romanesque style, and the door of the Great Bell (Grosse Cloche), the belfry of the old City Hall, are all reminders of this time. A bell tower separated from St Andrew's Cathedral, the 15th-century Pey Berland tower, offers breathtaking views of the roofs and spires of the city. Although this view must be earned by climbing the 231 steps of the narrow spiral staircase! Not far from this Gothic gem lies the famous pedestrian street of Rue Sainte-Catherine, a long commercial street popular with shoppers, which connects Place de la Victoire to Place de la Comédie.
Garden lovers will prefer the banks of the Garonne, where the lovely Enlightenment Garden (Jardin des Lumières) stretches out on both sides of the beautiful water mirror. Featuring a beautiful view of the river and the Bastide district located on the right bank, this vast space with walkways and flower beds is dotted with street lights that illuminate it magically at dusk. Walkers can then continue their walk towards the huge Esplanade des Quinconces. On one side of it stand the two rostral columns, and on the other is the illustrious Girondins monument built in the late 19th century in memory of Girondin members of Parliament who fell victim to the Terror. A listed Historic Monument, the latter consists of two basins adorned with bronze water horses and a column 43 metres high, on top of which stands a Statue of Liberty breaking her chains. A few blocks away is the public park, an English garden of 10 hectares popular with joggers and strollers, which includes a botanical garden, a library and a museum of natural history.
The City of Light is also a destination of choice for visitors who thirst for culture: the Aquitaine Museum, dedicated to the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine from prehistory to the present; the Museum of Fine Arts, with collections of paintings and sculptures from the 15th to the 20th century; the Museum of Decorative Arts, with ceramics, furniture, paintings and engravings; the National Museum of Customs, dedicated to the history of the customs service in France; the Museum of Natural History, with zoological, mineralogical and paleontological collections; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, whose works are displayed in the old Lainé warehouse.
Finally, food-lovers won't want to leave Bordeaux without trying the famous canelés, delicious little cakes flavoured with rum and vanilla, best enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee…

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VINYARD'S VISITS:

With over 6,000 châteaux in the Bordeaux region and over 4,000 in La Rioja, we've personally selected the vineyard where clients will meet passionate owners.

It's also a cultural visit as you discover the history of the châteaux and the families who have owned them over many centuries.

And it all about discovering the world of wine-tasting in a relaxed fashion. for whether you are a novice or a connoisseur ! If your clients wish to visit a specific château, we'll do our upmost to organise it !

All seasons are beautiful in the vineyards, but our favourites are spring and autumn, during harvesting!