9am - Meet your English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and departure for a full day tour in Basque Country
Start the day with the visit of Saint Jean de Luz: « the jewel of Basque coast »
St. Jean de Luz has an active fishing harbor filled with colorfully painted boats and a sprawling bay area. Its boutique-lined pedestrian streets and art galleries make this town a "must see" when visiting the Basque Country.
During the town tour we will visit the church where the wedding took place over 340 years ago, the most lavish Basque-style church in the area.
Then walking tour of Biarritz: from the "Grande Plage", the main beach in town, where surfers from the world over come to ride the waves. From here guests will head to the cosy fishing port nestled in the rocks, which is considered by many a tiny village unto itself within the city of Biarritz. Then to the Rock of the Madonna, a landmark in Biarritz, attainable only by an imposing bridge constructed by Gustave Eiffel.
The on to view the ancient whaling port, which is an integral part of the history of Biarritz. The tour continues towards the center of town to Place Clémenceau.
At the junction of the Nive and Adour rivers lies Bayonne. Both regional capital and port, this town is steeped in history. Originally a Roman garrison, medieval Bayonne developed on the same site, under the coat-of-arms of both France and England! The town became a flourishing port during 300 years of English rule, which originated in the famous marriage between Alienor of Aquitaine and Henry Plantaganet. Stop at a famous chocolate shop is highly recommended !
5pm - End of the tour at your ship