Arcachon bay & Dune du Pilat private day trip from Bordeaux
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Arcachon bay & Dune du Pilat private day trip from Bordeaux

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Go on a pleasant day-trip to the oceanside near Bordeaux
  • Go on a magical boat ride or climb Europe's highest sand dune
  • Tell the guide what you want and let them focus the tour on your interests
What to expect

After your guide picks you up at your accomodation in Bordeaux, head to the bay of Arcachon. A popular bathing location on the Atlantic coast 55 kilometers (34 miles) southwest of Bordeaux, it has fine sandy beaches, a mild climate and boasts belle époque architecture.

Upon arrival, discover the picturesque Oyster Sheds where you can sit and taste fresh Arguin Banc accompanied with fresh baguette, lightly salted butter and a glass of white wine!

For lunch, your guide will certainly suggest one of the many high quality sea food restaurants located along the shore. There are also fantastic restaurants facing the sand beaches that can be booked by your guide in the morning.

In the afternoon a number of options are possible: either Head to Pilat-sur-mer and climb the Dune de Pilat (or du Pyla), nearly 3 kilometres long, 500 metres wide, reaching 107 metres in height, and moving inland at a rate of 5 metres a year, that will grant you the most stunning views of the bay and enchnting pine forests. Or, book a unique boat ride on board a local “Pinasse”, the traditional boats of the Bay of Arcachon.

At the end of the day, you'll be dropped off at your accommodation in Bordeaux

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Transportation in air-conditioned, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
    • Bottled water
    • Free Wifi access on board
    • Hotel pick up from Bordeaux
    What's not included
    • Oyster tasting fees (15€ /person)
    • 2-hour boat ride (360€/tour)
    • 3-hour boat ride (490€/group)
    • 4-hour boat ride (620€/group)
    • All entrance fees
    • Meals and drinks
    • Personal insurance and expenses
    Where
    Meeting point:

    You can be picked up at your accommodation in Bordeaux or its surrounding area (up to 30 kms / 20 miles).

    What to remember
    • This tour is private and customizable: the tour operator will get in touch with you after booking to go over its organization with you
    • Possible optional extras include: Oyster tasting in an Oyster Farm, Caviar Tasting – Sturgeon Farm, Boat ride on a traditional Pinasse or Climb the Highest European Sand dune in Pyla
    • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) and maximum 8 to operate
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
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    When
    • Every day except May 1st, Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st
    • Departure at 9.00am

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    Provider
    Ophorus Excursions & Tours in France
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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