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Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

1. Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

This guided walk will allow you to learn more about the history of the development of the city, from its origins to the present day. Walk along the ramparts, imagine the life of the monks through the old monasteries and the magnificent views of the city. An outside explanation of the monolithic church, the collegiate church, the palace of the archbishops, and the remains of the fortifications will be possible with the tour guide. The advantage of booking a private walking tour is that the visit takes place at your own pace. This tour offers a high degree of flexibility whether you are looking for a tour that takes in all the famous sites or something more off the beaten track. Your private guide will have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect walking tour, according to your wishes!

Sarlat-la-Canéda: Dordogne Valley Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Sarlat-la-Canéda: Dordogne Valley Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the great sites of the "Golden Triangle" on this unique sightseeing tour with live commentary. After meeting in Sarlat-la-Canéda it's only a short drive to the Dordogne Valley, where you'll visit many fascinating historic sites. Admire Richard the Lionheart's castle at Beynac, and stop at the foot of Castelnaud Castle, an impressive fortress occupied by the English during the Hundred Years' War. Then take a guided tour of La Roque Gageac, one of the most beautiful villages in France, built into the cliffs along the Dordogne river. Afterwards, continue to the hilltop village of Domme for breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding area. Walk around the village to get a feel for the local atmosphere.  Visit an incredible troglodytic chapel built in a cave and stop at the medieval village of Montfort and its castle, built in the 11th century. Stop at a romanesque church from the 12th century, built on an ancient site of Celtic worship, before returning to Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Bordeaux: Sweet and Discoveries Guided Tour

3. Bordeaux: Sweet and Discoveries Guided Tour

During this two-hour guided tour, you will discover the historical center of Bordeaux, its main districts, monuments and squares: Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre, the Grosse Cloche, the Saint-André cathedral, the Monument to the Girondins or the Grand Théâtre... But above all, we will stop at 4 independent foodshops, each one making a sweet specialty of the region that you will taste on the spot. Come and you will see that there is many to discover and to taste in Bordeaux !

Bordeaux Private Walking Tour

4. Bordeaux Private Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of historic Bordeaux with a local guide who will tailor the excursion to your tastes and introduce you to the city’s beautiful buildings. Starting at the main tourist office in the city center, move on down charming streets lined with graceful buildings. Bordeaux has been classified a “City of Art and History” and is home to one of Europe’s largest collection of 18th-Century architecture. As you walk through imposing squares and handsome avenues, you will see big-ticket attractions such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Gothic Basilica of St. Michael and the neo-classical Grand Théâtre, conceived as a “Temple to the Arts and Light.” You can take the tour at your own pace and rhythm. Your guide will provide the narrative and propose visits to the city’s museums and galleries. Naturally, as the center of one of the world’s best-known wine producing regions, you will be recommended some of the famous wines; Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Latour among them!

From Sarlat: Padirac Chasm and Rocamadour Day Trip

5. From Sarlat: Padirac Chasm and Rocamadour Day Trip

Begin your journey of the Lot Region at Sarlat’s central Place Pasteur, where you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to the Padirac Chasm, or Cave, the region’s most iconic natural underground reservoir of water, and second longest chasm network in the world after the Sac Actun in Yucatán province in Mexico. There, your guide will take you down into the network of underground caves and rivers for a boat ride and a walk. Look up to admire the gigantic limestone stalactites and stalagmites adorning the walls and marvel at the magnificent crystal-clear blue waters beneath you. Next, head to the dramatic clifftop village of Rocamadour, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its complex of religious buildings, and medieval houses. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid castle, churches, sanctuaries, and magnificent towers. Depending on when you arrive at the village, either enjoy a relaxed hilltop lunch (not included in the price of the tour) at one of the many restaurants offering stunning panoramic views of the Alzou Canyon beneath you or go on a walking tour of the village with your guide and learn about the rich history of the region.

Bilbao: Small-Group St. Ignatius Three-Temple Tour

6. Bilbao: Small-Group St. Ignatius Three-Temple Tour

This tour is focused on the path of St. Ignatius, from his birth to the founding of the Society of Jesus. You will begin with a visit to the spectacular Basilica of Loiola, which was built in the 18th century. You'll then visit Saint Ignatius' family house and birthplace (in Loiola, Azpeitia), the hermitage of La Antigua in Zumarraga (where Saint Ignatius made a stop during his pilgrimage), and the Sanctuary of Arantzazu, which is located in a spectacular spot in a gorge and was rebuilt in the 1950s. It is also a showcase of modern religious art at its finest, having been awarded with several international prizes. This is a day full of spirituality which is bound to leave both faithful and non-religious tourists alike awed by the sheer beauty of its sights.

From San Sebastián: Private Biarritz & San Juan de Luz Tour

7. From San Sebastián: Private Biarritz & San Juan de Luz Tour

Take a Private Biarritz and San Juan de Luz Tour from San Sebastián for eight hours with a private official tour guide in the whole tour and a private luxury vehicle with a chauffeur that will pick you up and drop-off at your hotel in San Sebastián. Once your private chauffeur has picked you up from San Sebastián, you will meet with your tour guide to go ahead to San Juan de Luz and Biarritz. First you will discover Saint Jean de Luz, located in the region of New Aquitaine and known to be visited by many bathers. You will discover its city and its old port, you will have the opportunity to visit sites such as its main beach along the promenade, the king's house known to be a small museum, the church of Saint Jean Baptiste built in the Baroque period and much more. After visiting Saint Jean de Luz, your next destination will be Biarritz, a city in the southwest of France which also belongs to the region of New Aquitaine. There, you will visit the highlights of the city. These include the Museum of the Sea, the church of Saint Martin, the Russian Orthodox church, built for the colony of Russian aristocrats, the Imperial chapel, the two big casinos located next to the beach, the Clemenceau square known to be the historical center of Biarritz and much more. Once you have finished visiting Biarritz, your private driver will take you back to your hotel in San Sebastian or your preferred location within the city.

Bayonne: Biarritz Private Guided City Tour

8. Bayonne: Biarritz Private Guided City Tour

Meet your guide by Place de la Liberté in central Bayonne and start with a beautiful panoramic view of the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers. Then set off on your 2-hour walking tour of the city, where you will immerse yourself in the history of the medieval hearth of Bayonne. Visit the defensive system of the fortress city, including hidden parts of the Roman ramparts, its feudal fortress: "Le Chateau Vieux", and the stunning Bayonne Cathedral (Unesco World Heritage site). Your guide will point out examples of beautiful traditional half-timbered architecture and regale you with stories about past and present life at Bayonne. You will discover why Bayonne became the French capital of ham and chocolate. After the walking tour of Bayonne you will jump on the local zero emission tram bus to get to Biarritz. During a 25 minutes ride, you will learn about the current life of the BAB (Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz) urban area. Once in Biarritz you will start with a short visit to the market before enjoying free time to taste the local delicacies on your own. After lunch, meet your guide back at the market and set off on a walking tour of Biarritz: "queen of beaches and beach of kings". See the legendary Hotel du Palais, the elegant Art-Deco Casino Municipal, and the glamourous Grande Plage, as your guide entertains you with stories about the city’s glorious past and vibrant present. Take in the stunning coastline as you admire gorgeous Belle Époque and art deco buildings. Explore the charming "Port des Pecheurs" and the "Rocher de la Vierge", and marvel at the panoramic views of the Basque coastline. After the walking tour, you will take the tram bus back to Bayonne with your guide to end a fascinating journey.

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What people are saying about Nouvelle-Aquitaine

We are 2 hours through Bordeaux with Maria. A lot of interesting story that Maria told very confidently and with a lot of humor. Definitely to be recommended! Many thanks again, Maria. The 6 from Jever near Hamburg

Very well organized and highly recommended activity for those interested in the Basque cultural and natural heritage. Excellent guide, with a high level of knowledge and very friendly.

We enjoyed the tour a lot. We got a lot of information. The guide didn't answer a few of our questions after talking is he would tell us later. We would go on that tour again.

Maria was terrific and showed us various parts of this beautiful city. She had good knowledge the history and current situation of the city.

David is very knowledgeable, outgoing, and will tailor the tour to fit your needs.