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Pont Neuf, Toulouse

Discover Toulouse, Lourdes & Bayonne

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Pont Neuf, Toulouse
Discover Toulouse, Lourdes and Bayonne at your own pace with this 9-day, self drive itinerary.
Self-Drive
Independent tours

Highlights

9-day car hire (Renault Clio or similar)

Free time to discover different cities  at your leisure

Guided walking tour of the  Sanctuary of Lourdes

Guided walking tour of Toulouse and  Carcassone 

Experience things for yourself at your own pace with this 9-day self-drive package to the fascinating cities of France.  Hire a car and make your way to Toulouse, known as the Pink City, to  explore its  elegant squares  and one of the biggest Romanesque churches  in Europe, the basilica of Saint-Sernin.  Continue your journey to  Carcassonne,  a medieval city plucked from a  fairy tale book, comprised of watch towers, a hilltop castle, and numerous ancient buildings. Travel to the miraculous town of Lourdes, one of the  most famous  catholic  pilgrimage sites  in the world  on account of the apparitions of the  Virgin Mary.  Gain insight into the history and faith of Marian  pilgrims and visit  impressive basilicas. Depart for Bayonne  to admire  its waterside city  and  then enjoy a relaxing  drive along the  breathtaking Basque coast  in  Biarritz  before returning to Bordeaux. 

Tour departs daily from January to December 2020.

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Included

8-night hotel accommodation in 3-star category
Daily breakfast
9 days car hire pick up/drop off Bordeaux station - Renault Clio or similar
Guided walking tour of Toulouse, Carcassonne, and Lourdes

Itinerary

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Day 1
Bordeaux - Toulouse

Arrive at  Bordeaux TGV Station and collect your hire car. Proceed to drive to Toulouse which is an approximately 2.5 hour to 3-hour drive. Check into your hotel and have the remainder of the evening at your own leisure.
 

Day 2
Toulouse

Today, you will take a private walking tour and discover the beautiful town of Toulouse known as the Pink City. Follow your guide and admire the largest Romanesque Church of Europe, the head church of the Dominican church, the typical and unique brick-built architecture as well as one of the most amazing City Halls of France that depicts some of the most glorious episodes of the town’s history.
 

Breakfast
Day 3
Carcassonne

Breakfast at your hotel before heading off to Carcassonne which is designed to look like a fairy-tale medieval city. Bathed in late-afternoon sunshine and highlighted by dark clouds, La Cité, as the old walled city is known, is truly breathtaking. The visit to the Basilica with its outstanding stained-glass windows is a must. Depart from Toulouse and discover the largest fortified town of Europe with your own personal guide. After your private tour, return back to Toulouse.
 

Breakfast
Day 4
Toulouse - Lourdes

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Lourdes which is an approximately 2-hour drive. You will check into your hotel and have the remainder of the day at leisure.
 

Breakfast
Day 5
Lourdes

Breakfast at your hotel. Later, enjoy a walking tour of the Sanctuary of Lourdes with your guide. You’ll learn about the history of the Marian apparitions and visit the main shrines of the Sanctuary, as well as other locations that played an important role in Lourdes’ history. Visits include the Crypte, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the Basilica of the Rosary and the impressive underground Basilica Saint Pius X.
 

Breakfast
Day 6
Lourdes -Bayonne

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Bayonne which is approximately 1 hour and 45-minute drive. You will check into your hotel and have the remainder of the day at leisure.
 

Breakfast
Day 7
Bayonne

Breakfast at your hotel and day at leisure to discover Bayonne and surrounding area. 
 

Breakfast
Day 8
Bayonne

Breakfast at your hotel and day at leisure. Suggested visit to Biarritz.
 

Breakfast
Day 9
Bayonne - Bordeaux

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive back to Bordeaux where you will drop your car back off at the TGV Station. This is an approximate 2-hour drive. End of tour.

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Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
8 nights
from AUD1,527
per person, twin share
Bordeaux
01 January - 31 December 2020
France & Monaco Brochure
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