Southern Runner 2019-20

from R 12,600* per person


Fancy ticking off two of Europe’s most popular holiday hotspots? Yeah, we thought so. Say “oui” to Paris, venture to the world-renowned wine region of Bordeaux and cross over to Spain. Full of Spanish flair, Bilbao and Madrid will have your toes tapping and tummy rumbling. Let’s go!

Destination: Europe

Travel Dates: From 20/10/2019 to 15/02/2020

Duration: 7 days

Company: Topdeck

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Inclusions

  • Paris city driving tour
    Bordeaux winery experience
    Also Included
    6 breakfasts, 2 dinners 4 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades English Channel ferry crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader and Driver
    Group Size
    Maximum 48
    Transport
    Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi, including power points for charging electronics

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Day 1 London, England to Paris, France
We’re hopping over the English Channel to brush up on our bonjours. Topdeckers, meet Paris! Tonight you’ll treat the tastebuds with your first French meal at our included dinner. Then it’s off on a driving tour to see the City of Light at its best and play landmark bingo with the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe.

Included today:
-English Channel crossing
-Driving tour of Paris

Meals:
-Dinner
Day 2 Paris
A free day in Paris to get involved with pastries, paintings and the Centre Pompidou. Bike along the Seine on an optional tour or just flâner (stroll) around and soak up the atmosphere. Check out L'eclair de Genie in le Marais (don't ask questions), get your obligatory Eiffel Tower #selfie then explore the world's largest grave at the Catacombs. Tonight, experience the razzle dazzle of a cabaret show or hop on a boat down the river to crank the romance dial to 11. Ooh là là!

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Traditional cabaret show in Paris
-Seine River cruise
-Bike tour of Paris
Day 3 Paris to Bordeaux
Today we roll on to the port city of Bordeaux, where half the city is UNESCO World Heritage listed and vineyards reign supreme. Stroll amid the royal residences of Château de Chambord, the largest château in the Loire Valley, and learn why the divine French Renaissance architecture is one of the most recognisable in the world.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Visit Chateau de Chambord
Day 4 Bordeaux
Wander the picturesque streets on your free day here, with special stops at Cathédrale St-André, Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Jardin Public. After, embrace France’s finest #cafélife and try some amazing wine. Obvs. You’re in the world’s most renowned wine-growing region after all.

Meals:
-Breakfast
Day 5 Bordeaux to Bilbao, Spain
First stop: a visit to the family-run estate, Château du Taillan, one of the most attractive vineyards in the Gironde. Here, explore the unique underground cellars, which are now listed as a French National Heritage Site. Next up is Bilbao – famed for the titanium curved Guggenheim Museum that boasts an out-of-this-world collection of contemporary art.

Included today:
-Wine tasting at Château du Taillan

Meals:
-Breakfast
Day 6 Bilbao to Madrid
Spain’s crowning capital and a city known for its artistic pedigree, culinary wonders and vibin’ nightlife, Madrid will offer just what you’re looking for. Soak up the sights as we swing by El Retiro park, the Gran Vía and the Plaza de España on a driving tour. So. Much. To. See. Take in the beauty of the city’s hidden gardens, ancient buildings, tucked-away cafés and gorgeous markets and refuel with a delicious included dinner.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Madrid

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner
Day 7 Madrid
Morning, Madrid! Today’s your last day so make sure you tick off all the bits you’ve missed. Check out the Royal Palace, get cultured at the Prado Museum or just kick back in the botanical gardens. See you next time!

Meals:
-Breakfast

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