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From San Sebastian: French-Basque Countryside Private Tour

1. From San Sebastian: French-Basque Countryside Private Tour

The first stop on the tour is Saint Jean Pied De Port which is considered the start point on the famous St. James Way, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The Basque language is still spoken on both sides of the border of this stunning medieval town. Next, it's the town of Bidarray, an off the track town in the countryside. Drive along the famous Pass Du Roland to get to Espelette town. Labourd style houses make this town unique, as it's known for its dried red peppers hanging from their facades. Taste some of the typical products of the region. Ainhoa is known for its church, a cemetery full of the traditional disc-topped monuments and white and red houses - a very typical Basque village. Finally, it's Sare, one of the most beautiful villages. Placed at the base of the first mountain in the Pyrenees mountain range, La Rhune, Sare is a major prehistoric site and has carefully preserved.

From Bordeaux: Arcachon and Pilat Dune Private Tour

2. 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

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A simply incredible experience, two top skippers, we had a wonderful time. We're starting again soon with the sunset cruise and we can't wait. An activity that I highly recommend, don't hesitate, go for it, you won't regret it. Just talking about it and after showing a few photos just now to other holidaymakers we met at random, we made them want to!!!

The meeting place is easy to find. Possibility to eat on the boat (tables available). You can settle down wherever you want (nets, feet in the air, lying on the deck). After 2 hours of sailing under full sail, we circled the Fort and returned to La Rochelle. The two skippers were super nice and answered all our questions. A wonderful experience for the whole family!

Very nice trip at sea with the family, most pleasant in high temperatures, especially since the wind was there. Our guides were keen to involve us in the maneuvers, tell us anecdotes of the fort, both historical and current, and allow us to disconnect at the start of our vacation! On top thank you Pierre, thank you Jean thank you Jean Pierre

This walk was sublime. Both the setting and the staff were friendly, the guide was able to answer our questions and be friendly with us. The weather was fine and what more could you ask for when you have the opportunity to enjoy a small glass of Pineau des Charentes on board. I recommend !

Everything went well, good discussion with the managers on the boat