Weekend Rugby Tour: Bordeaux, France

Go wine-tasting in the heart of the French wine country, play two rugby games, visit the biggest sand dune in Europe, spend an afternoon by the beach and go out in Bordeaux city centre

 

50.1 Bordeaux

Thursday & Friday: Arrival, Bordeaux city centre trip & accrobranche

We will arrange for luxury coaches to meet the touring group at your club/school, from where you will depart in the morning to Bordeaux via the Dover-Calais ferry route, arriving in the evening. You will be taken to Kyriad or Ibis Hotel, where you will spend 4 nights on a bed & breakfast basis. Both hotels have comfortable double, triple or quadruple rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable television and en-suite bathrooms.

After a leisurely morning visiting the shops and markets in the city centre you will be transferred to the forests outside of the city, where you will try some accrobranche, where you climb trees, trapeze between them and abseil down afterwards. It has been extremely successful for groups of all ages. In the evening you will return to Bordeaux and explore the city. There are great wine bars, restaurants and nightclubs all within the near vicinity of the hotel and city centre.

 

 

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Saturday: Rugby Match vs. local club

After breakfast you will be taken wine tasting to try a variety of Bordeaux Wines. The Bordeaux region is the second largest growing wine area in the world with 284,320 acres under vine, 57 appellations, 9,000 wine-producing chateau, and 13,000 grape growers.

In the afternoon you will play a rugby match against a local club. Hospitality will be provided afterward, including dinner and a party hosted by the local club.

 

 

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Sunday & Monday: Rugby, trip to the beach & departure

In the morning you will play your second match against a local club. Lunch will be provided afterwards. In the afternoon you will visit the Bassin d’Arcachon & the Dune du Pyla, Europe’s highest sand dune. This dune reaches a height of 107m. At the summit, there are spectacular views over the ocean coast, the inlet of Arcachon Bay, the large Pine Forest of Les Landes, and, on a clear day, the Pyrenees. You can spend the time relaxing, swimming or playing touch rugby on the beach.

In the evening there will be a tour dinner at a local restaurant, A La Region, after which you can go out in town.

After breakfast on Monday you will board your coach and drive back to the UK, arriving in the evening, where we will bid you farewell.

 

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