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Bordeaux: Guided Jet Ski Tour

1. Bordeaux: Guided Jet Ski Tour

See the sights of Bordeaux from a different perspective on a guided jet ski ride along the Garonne River. Discover some of the historic waterway's hidden treasures, and get a rush of adrenaline along the way. Benefit from the services of an instructor who will ensure your safety and describe what you will see. Get tips on how to operate the jet ski for the best experience. Depart from the center of Bordeaux and drive to Place de la Bourse to see the Miroir d'eau, the world's largest reflecting pool. Be impressed by the city's wealth of bridges, castles and monuments on the way. 

From Bordeaux: Arcachon Bay Morning Tour

2. From Bordeaux: Arcachon Bay Morning Tour

Depart Bordeaux at 8:30 AM and take a 50-minutes drive to the majestic Dune of Pilat at Pyla-sur-Mer in Arcachon Bay. Climb the highest sand dune in Europe for a panoramic view (known locally as the “Bassin”) of an inland sea open to the Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the splendid colors of the lagoon, and take in the views of the Landes Forest from the summit. Famous for its oysters, Arcachon Bay is known for its mild climate and exceptional natural beauty. Enjoy a tasting session of some fresh oysters served with a glass of white wine from a local producer of the “Bassin.” Drive back to Bordeaux and get dropped off in the city center at approximately 1:00 PM.

From Bordeaux: Arcachon and Pilat Dune Private Tour

3. From Bordeaux: Arcachon and Pilat Dune Private Tour

Get back to nature in the Landes Forest and marvel at Europe's largest sand dune on a private day trip from Bordeaux. Head towards Port de Larros to take part in an oyster tasting at an oyster farm. Continue to the Winter City of Arcachon for lunch, and admire the typical 19th-century homes, especially around Mauresque Park. Stroll along the boardwalk to Thiers Pier and get lovely views of the fishing boats off the coast. See the sandy beaches of Pereire and Moulleau as you make your way towards Pilat Dune. Get panoramic views of Arcachon Bay and its natural attractions, such as the Banc D'Arguin, the remains of a lagoon now open to the ocean and used for oyster farming. Gaze at the iconic tchanquée huts on the île aux Oiseaux and see the tip of Cap Ferret framed by a pine forest slowly being swallowed up by the dunes. Get a better appreciation for the bio-diversity and maritime heritage of the area before you make your way back to Bordeaux. Here is an example of what you could enjoy in one day*: 9.00AM : Pick up at your stay in Bordeaux. 11:00 AM: Oyster Tasting at Le Routioutiou, Port de Larros. 12:00 AM: Discover Arcachon’s winter city, around the Mauresque park. 1:00 PM: Lunch at Chez Pierre, on the seafront. 2:30 PM: Walk along the seafront and the Thiers Pier. 3:30 PM: Drive along the beach to the Pilat Dune. 4:00 PM: Climb up the Dune. 7:00 PM: Drop off at Bordeaux Tourist office. *Depending on our partners’ availability

Bordeaux: Full-Day Countryside Tour

4. Bordeaux: Full-Day Countryside Tour

Be driven from Bordeaux to the Pyla Sand Dune where you will enjoy views of the ocean and the Landes' Forest. At Arcachon Bay, you will have the chance to taste fresh oysters with a glass of white wine before returning to Bordeaux.                                                                      Once you are back in Bordeaux, you will relax with a casual picnic lunch. Afterwards, be driven to the Medoc Region, your journey will take you along the mythical chateaux route.  Visit a charming family run estate of the region and spend a few hours touring its vineyards, vat room, and cellars. Learn more about the wines at a tasting class.                                                                                                                                           In the late afternoon, make your way to the beautiful Great Classified Growth estate, one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux.  Taste the wine while enjoying an aperitif of French delicacies, including cheese, fresh bread, and dried sausage.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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What people are saying about Bordeaux

Great experience and something a bit different to do in Bordeaux. Despite being a large river we felt safe and pretty much had the whole stretch to ourselves. Our guide Mickael was great and good fun telling us about the sights and teaching us some new jet ski tricks. Thanks

The one-hour session leaves time to have fun after visiting monuments. Micka has a lot of humor, take pictures. Loan of glasses, a detail that is important. I recommend!

An unforgettable day with our guide-driver Xavier. Tasting oysters in a small fishing village, climbing the Dune du Pilat and other surprises to discover…..

Hello, Great experience and Mickael our instructor was great. A big congratulations and a very nice experience with my son.

Awesome monitor! I recommend the 1 hour for those who want a little more sensations!