French Luxury Collection: Bordeaux to Arcachon Bay

5 days

Indulge in a truly relaxing boutique getaway, stay in a five star spa hotel in the middle of the vineyards followed by three nights in ravishing 5 star luxury with an infinity pool overlooking the mesmerising Bay of Arcachon. With gourmet dining and private wine experiences in paradise locations, this is perfect for a special celebration, or if you just need time to kick back and relax - this is the ideal package for you!

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Bordeaux from London or Paris (Eurostar travel is also available) and private transfers

  • Unwind for two nights at the luxury vinotherapy spa hotel surrounded by the lush vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte

  • Visit and tasting at a famous Grand Cru Classé winery in Pessac-Léognan

  • Explore the world-famous wine region of Bordeaux with a private expert wine guide and driver. Enjoy a number of tours and tastings at world famous Grand Cru classified Châteaux in the Pomerol and St Emilion regions – Bordeaux’s right bank, famous for the Merlot grape. Enjoy a memorable three course in a 2 star Michelin restaurant with accompanying wines

  • Two nights in five star luxury with a jaw-dropping infinity pool in the romantic seaside setting of Arcachon

  • Enjoy a unique boat ride on a local "Pinasse", the traditional boats of the Bay of Arcachon

from $3,313 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Flights and private transfers are included with this package.


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Trip details

Day 1

Relax with private transfers from the airport. Check in to Les Sources de Caudalie a tranquil, five star spa hotel surrounded by the lush vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. Choose from a terrace or balcony with a view of the vineyard or lake – your view for the next two nights. This afternoon enjoy a tasting and tutorial at a nearby world-famous château. Before dinner relax with some treatments at the vinotherapy spa, take a dip in the pool or explore the lush hotel gardens with an aperitif with the option of a two-starred Michelin tasting menu for dinner (treatments and dinner are not included).

 

Day 2

The following day, your private wine guide will collect you after breakfast and you’ll be chauffeur-driven to a Premier Grand Cru Classé Château in Saint-Émilion to explore its cellars and winery before a morning wine tasting. Unwind with a memorable three course lunch in a 2 star Michelin restaurant with accompanying wines. The final tasting of the day is at a Grand Cru Classified Château in Pomerol. At each venue you’ll taste the wines and meet the wine makers behind this world-renowned wine region. Alternatively should you prefer Cabernet Sauvignons, we offer a similar day tour of Bordeaux’s left Bank – the Médoc region.

Day 3

Spend the morning, enjoying the numerous spa treatments on offer in your hotel, or take the time to explore the nearby Bordeaux city centre before heading to your next destination, the Bay of Arcachon. Stay two further nights in the five star former hunting lodge and oyster farming house Hotel La Co(o)rniche with outstanding views of the sea.

 

Day 4

The day is yours to explore the local area or just soak up the tranquility of your accommodation. We suggest to visit the dune de Pyla, the highest dune in Europe! Discover the oyster sheds that are laid in rows one next to each other and that belong to the local oyster farmers that make this destination so well known to all French oyster aficionados. In the afternoon, enjoy a unique boat ride on board a local “Pinasse”, the traditional boats of the Bay of Arcachon. Discover the “île aux oiseaux”( birds island). Ile aux Oiseaux is surrounded by oyster beds and bird life of the bassin d’Arcachon. Near the island, the famous cabanes tchanquées (cabins on stilts) stand overlooking the water.

Day 5

Enjoy one final dip in the spectacular infinity swimming pool, or a final seafood lunch before your private driver meets you to transport you to the airport. Not ready to go home? Extend with Michelin star dining experiences in the foodie destination of San Sebastian or Tempranillo tasting staying at Marques de Riscal, designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry – please ask for details!

 

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Les Sources de Caudalie - Vineyard Spa Hotel 2
Les Sources de Caudalie

Description Les Sources de Caudalie, is a luxury vineyard spa hotel located among the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a Graves great growth, was…

France, Bordeaux
Hotel La Co(o)rniche

Description A luxury hotel in the romantic seaside setting of Arcachon, this five star hotel is a former hunting lodge and oyster farming house with an infinity…

France, Bordeaux

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