Private tour of the Dune du Pilat and Arcachon departing from Bordeaux
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Arcachon and Dune du Pilat Day Tour

Discover the beautiful bay of Arcachon and the Europe’s highest Sand Dune

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Elodie's TEAM | about the guide

Leave Bordeaux behind for a day and enjoy the great outdoors in Arcachon. Both seaside resort and spa, Arcachon has an authentic and picturesque charm that leaves no visitor indifferent. Together with your private guide, stroll in elegant streets filled with colorful shops and relax on the sandy beach.

Your guide will also take you to the Dune du Pilat, the largest sand dune of Europe from where you will enjoy some breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Landes Forest.

At noon, you will discover the delicious local cuisine around a nice lunch in a local restaurant or in an oyster shack: fish, fresh oysters, and other seafood paired with good white wine... You will spoil your taste buds; and perhaps, you will even have space for an ice cream dessert?

To make the most of your beautiful day, you can also visit Arcachon from the water: why not adventuring to the bird island or see the oyster parks in a traditional boat? (optional for extra price to pay on the spot).

  • Bordeaux and the wine region
    France
  • 9 hrs
    DURATION
  • 8
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Arcachon, Dune of Pilat, Oysters Arcachon, oyster tasting, Bordeaux beach, Arcachon Pilat, Birds Island
transport :
Private transportation
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (native), Espagnol/Spanish (Bilingual), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
8

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Private transportation for the day - Services of a local private English speaking guide, expert in wine and regional gastronomy for about 9 hours - Visit the highest natural sand dune of Europe and explore the little town of Arcachon - Pickup and drop-off at your hotel

NOT INCLUDED

- Meals; - Any personal expenses; - Everything not listed in the program; - Additional activities (see options below) options: private tour of the bay on a pinasse, a typical local boat (starting from € 275 / boat) or grouped boat tour of the Birds Island (20 € / person)

ITINERARY

Explore the beautiful scenery of the Bordeaux coastal area with this unforgettable 9-hour private day tour. After meeting your professional guide and driver at your Bordeaux hotel, you will enjoy a comfortable ride to the Dune du Pilat, highest sand dune in Europe located among the coastal dunes of the Aquitaine region. After climbing up the sturdy 160-step staircase, you will marvel at the incredible view of the Arcachon bay from the top. Then, you will experience the delicious seafood gastronomy during a lunch in a local restaurant or at a local oyster farm. In the afternoon, you will visit the charming seaside resort of Arcachon and relax on the sandy beach unless you prefer adventuring to the bird island or see the oyster parks (these two activities will be at your own expenses). Your guide will drive you back to Bordeaux at the end of the day. Example of schedule for the day: - 9:30am : appointment in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux - 11am: Discover and climb the Dune du Pilat - 12.30pm : Lunch in a charming local restaurant with local seafood or in an oyster shack (fresh seafood - included the famous oysters - white wine etc...) - afternoon: free time to relax on the white sand beach or to go shopping - or take one of the options (payable locally, not included in the tour price): take a private tour of the bay in a Pinasse - a typical local boat (€ 275 / boat) or take a tour boat to the Birds Island (20 € / person)

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
In the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux (or any other location of your choice in Bordeaux)
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel in Bordeaux

about
your guide

Elodie

BORDEAUX

languages :
Français/French, Espagnol/Spanish, Anglais/English

I was born and raised in the Bordeaux area, few steps away from the picturesque village of Saint-Emilion and its endless vineyards. In my family, wine runs through the veins. My grandfather was a wine-maker, my brother manages a winery, and my cousin sells wine. Working in the fine food industry abroad (US and Latin America) for twelve years, I decided to change my life and career from marketing director to professional tour guide, coming back to my beautiful region to share its treasures. Passionate about meeting with people from different countries and cultures, becoming a guide was quite a destiny, especially after organizing several amateur wine tours for friends visiting from the US. Today I am never tired of showing the beauty, culture and bustle of the Bordeaux region. Holding a level 3 WSET (certificate in wines and spirits education trust), I can lead wine-oriented tours in the Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and many other areas of the Bordeaux region, in Spanish, French and English languages. I also work with two other guides and wine experts, Laura and Laetitia. Exploring my region with visitors is always a new and inspiring experience. I invite you to follow me in the top wineries and discover the Bordeaux area through the eyes of a native. NB: My tours are always tailor-made to suit your needs and interests.

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