* France – South West, Lourdes, Pyrénées : travel with DMC
Period : March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Reference : 10T786n
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D2 The Cirque of Gavarnie, and Beaucens (130 km)
D3 The Tourmalet Col, the Pic du Midi and the Médous Caves (110 km)
Breakfast. A day out to the Pic du Midi mountain top via the Tourmalet pass. Cable car trip up to the Pic du Midi, with its Observatory and Astronomy Museum and awesome panorama over the Pyrenean chain. Free time for lunch, then on to the fabulous Medous Caves with an underground boat trip on the river Adour amidst incredible rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites. Visit of a cheese dairy with an opportunity to sample some local cheese. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
D4 Tarbes Stud Farm and Madiran wines, Toulouse (220 km)
D5 Aérospatiale Aviation Centre and Boat Trip on the Garonne River (30 km)
Guided tour of Aérospatiale and the J.L Lagardère plant, final assembly line and test site for the giant AIRBUS 380. Free time for lunch then cruise along the Garonne for a relaxing view of the sights. Time at leisure in the city of Toulouse. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
D6 Journey in Gers ( 170 km)
Breakfast, set off for Auch. Visit of the Gascogne’s capitale with its cathedral. Free time for lunch, then you will stop in the fortified town of Gimont with its medieval hall and Cistercian abbey. Visit of savoury pie Factory from Gascogne with Tasting. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
D7 Violets of Toulouse and Basque coast and (325 km)
D8 La Rhune and Basque country villages (110 km)
Breakfast. Take the cog railway from the Col de St Ignace to the summit of la Rhune for a breathtaking view over the Pyrenees, the Landes forest and the Atlantic Ocean. Free time for lunch then an excursion into the heart of the Basque country via some of its most typical villages – Ascain, Sare, Ainoa, Espelette, and Arcangues. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
D9 Spanish Basque Country (90 km)
D10 St Jean de Luz and Col d’Ibardin (50 km)
D11 Retourn Journey
Coach Tour for groups.
Service of a local coach for all transfers and excursions included in the itinerary as the programme (between 09h and 19h – maxi 10h/day)
10 nights accommodation sharing a double room in 3 star hotels
Half-Board (buffet breakfast and dinner – excluding drinks)
Services of an English-speaking guide for excursions as the programme (between 9 am and 6pm)
1 Lunch tapas aperitif – Spanish style
Return cable car trip to the Pic du Midi
La Rhune Cog Railway
Boat Trip across the Bay of Txingudi
Entrance fees : Eagle Dungeon, Médous Caves, Tarbes Stud, A380 Aérospatiale.
Boat Trip on the Garonne (1h15)
Visits with tasting session : cheese dairy, Madiran wine producer, savoury pie Factory, Maison de la Violette Barge
single room (10 nights) : 360 €