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A Journey through the French Countryside
From Bordeaux to Barcelona
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Food and wine, arts and culture
11 Days - September 2018 and May 2019
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4-star central hotel stays & high-quality meals
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Appreciate Bordeaux's best wines and taste local French delicacies
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See UNESCO World Heritage cities, medieval villages, and culture-rich towns
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Get a true taste of the Southern France and Mediterranean good life

A Journey Through the French Countryside;

From Bordeaux to Barcelona Tour

Experience the best of southern France and Barcelona

Bordeaux, Sarlat, Albi and Barcelona

11 Day Adult Group Tour

September 2018      May 2019

From the famous wines of Bordeaux through to the picturesque countryside of the Mediterranean, there’s something for every taste on this tour journey through the French countryside; from Bordeaux to Barcelona Tour.

Join your Tour Manager as you start your exploration devouring oysters in the Bay of Arcachon and appreciating the best in Bordeaux wine exploring the south-west of France. Then head east towards Sarlat, as you enjoy a two-night stay in this medieval town known for its local delicacies including foie gras and cheese. Continue your journey through the French countryside as you travel onto the UNESCO World Heritage city of Albi making a stop along the way at St Cirq La Popie, the tiny French commune perched high up on a rock above the Lot river. Then it’s to the cultural hub of Barcelona, where you’ll take in all the razzle and dazzle of this thriving metropolis.

Tour highlights include:

  • 4 star centrally located hotel accommodation
  • Full, daily buffet breakfasts
  • Five, high-quality 3-course dinners
  • One, high-quality included lunch
  • Private local guide for sightseeing tours in Bordeaux and Barcelona
  • Wine tasting at Maison du Vin, Bordeaux and in St Emillion Village
  • Entrance to the Bay of Arcachon Oyster Centre
  • A Gabarre River Boat Cruise
  • A visit to Grotte de Rouffignac Cave
  • A visit to Albi Cathedral
  • Entrance to Dalí Theatre and Museum – Figueres
  • Entrance to Park Guell – Barcelona
  • Olympic Park – Barcelona
  • Transportation for all scheduled activities including a private motor coach

So join us, for eleven days and get a true taste of the Mediterranean good life.

Tour Route

France Tour

Southern France & Barcelona

Spend 11 days of traveling through the French countryside and getting to know Barcelona.

Accommodation

French Countryside and Barcelona Tour

4 star, central hotels

- Bordeaux (2 nights)
- Sarlat (2 nights)
- Albi (2 nights)
- Barcelona (3 nights)

Restaurants & Meals

Upgraded tour meals | Lingo Tours

High quality meals

When you travel with Lingo Tours, you will always enjoy high quality meals.
You'll enjoy daily delicious full buffet breakfasts as well as five, 3 course dinners and one included lunch during this tour.

Day by Day

  • Board your overnight flight to Bordeaux, France.
  • Arrival in Bordeaux. Transfer to your centrally located hotel for a two night stay. Join your Tour Manager for an orientation walk in the afternoon before finishing at the Maison du Vin for a wine tasting. Sit down for a delicious Welcome Dinner in evening… bienvenue en France!
  • Begin the day with a guided sightseeing tour of Bordeaux before heading to the Bay of Arcachon for lunch and a visit of the oyster centre. Later you’ll head to the Dune de Pilat, Europe’s largest sand dune, for amazing views along the Atlantic coast. Enjoy a free evening to try the local Bordeaux specialties.
  • Depart Bordeaux following the Dordogne river up stream to the famous St Emillion Village and wine region. Stop along the way for a short visit and free time for lunch before heading on to a wine tasting in one of the local caves. From here continue the picturesque drive along the Dordogne to Sarlat, your base for the next two nights. This evening enjoy a typical local meal in the historic old town.
  • Visit one of several prehistoric caves in the region before heading to the village of La Roque Gageac where you’ll board a traditional ‘Gabarre’ river boat for a cruise down the Dordogne. Return to Sarlat late afternoon for dinner.
  • Head south crossing the rivers of the lot, Aveyron and Tarn. Stop for lunch in St Cirq La Popie, perched on a rock above the Lot river, then it’s on to the village of Cordes-sur-Ciel, before finally arriving in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Albi for a two night stay.
  • Join your Tour Manager for a morning guided visit of the cathedral and old city. The afternoon is free to visit the Toulouse Lautrec Museum or relax back in the hotel. In the evening enjoy dinner overlooking the cathedral all together.
  • Depart Albi and continue southwards towards Barcelona, stopping at midday in Carcassonne, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval fortresses. Then follow the Mediterranean, crossing the border into Spain and stopping in Figueres. The town was home to the artist Salvador Dali, where you’ll enjoy included entrance to the Dalí Theatre and Museum. Arrive late evening in Barcelona for your hotel check-in and dinner.
  • Start the day with a guided sightseeing tour of Barcelona’s highlights, including Gaudi’s famous La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Olympic park as well as Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. The afternoon is free for your own discovery of the city or you could join your Tour Manager for a cycle ride along the coast. Then in the evening there are options to enjoy a Flamenco night or head for a soccer match at the Camp Nou.
  • The last day is free for you to spend your time as you like in Barcelona. Fancy some shopping? Maybe you’d like to head to the beach, the choice is yours. In the evening sit down all together for a Farewell Dinner… what has been you tour highlight?
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Included on tour

  • An specialist Tour Manager from beginning to end
  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Full daily buffet breakfasts, five, 3-course dinners and one included lunch – all of a high quality
  • Private local guide for sightseeing tours in Bordeaux and Barcelona
  • All entrances and activities including wine tastings at Maison du Vin and St Emillion Village in Bordeaux, a visit to the Bay of Arcachon Oyster Centre, a Gabarre River Boat Cruise, Grotte de Rouffignac Cave, the Albi Cathedral, the Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres, Park Guell and Olympic Park – Barcelona
  • Transportation for all scheduled activities including a private motor coach
  • All European airport transfers
  • Smartphone app for all travelers with safety information, schedules, timings, menu choices, maps, hotel info and more

Tour Dates

Barcelona Tour

Tour Date 1: Saturday 8 September 2018
Tour Date 2: Saturday 11 May 2019

Rates

Wine - Barcelona Tour

Twin/Double Room Rate

$2,447
Wine Tour, French Countryside and Barcelona Tour

Single Room Rate

$3,095

Notes

1. Rates are land only prices and do not include flights, excess airline luggage fees, nor transport or transfers to/from the airport in your city of origin. Lingo Tours are happy to provide a quote for this tour with flights included, please contact us with your departure airport hub for more information.
2. A Twin room is for one traveller sharing one room with one other person. This room consists of two single beds in total. When enrolling online you can specify who you would like to share this room with. Travellers who do not specify will be matched up into this room formation based on gender and age.
3. A Double room is for one traveller sharing one room with one other person. This room consists of one double bed and so is suited to couples.
4. Rates are based on no/little fluctuation in exchange rate between USD and Euros. Should the USD weaken significantly towards the Euro a correction in tour price would be done accordingly.

Bordeaux wine tasting

Dune de Pilat

Dun de Pilat, France Tour

St Emillion Village

River Boat Cruise

Albi

Albi France Tour

Barcelona

Barcelona Tour

Take me on tour!

Sign up online using the below tour code that matches your preferred tour date. Then secure your space by paying the $150 registration fee online.
If you would like more information (PDF tour brochure, rates etc.) please feel free to contact us or the Group Leader who is organizing this tour.
Tour Date 1 - 8 September 2018. Code: FCB891
Tour Date 2 - 11 May 2019. Code: FCB951