9am –meet your English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and departure for a half day tour visit of Biarritz
The tour will start at 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. During the tour the guide will take guest through the famous street and markets.
The market, “Halles de Biarritz,” has been around since 1885 and is the main covered market of the town. It’s the perfect place to buy local produce.
The Halles de Biarritz is divided in two buildings. In the first one, you will find meat, fruit and vegetables, bread and other Basque specialties. The second building is dedicated to fish and is usually busier in the early morning.
The area surrounding the market has a lot of shops and restaurants and is worth a stop
Departure for Bayonne
The main thing to do in Bayonne is just to walk around through the old town’s narrow streets and soak up the atmosphere. The shops are interesting and there is an abundance of nice looking restaurants, bars and cafes. The river frontage, the old town and the cathedral are the principal highlights of a visit.
The rivers divide the town into discrete sections. The River Nive separates Grand Bayonne from Petit Bayonne and the River Adour separates Petit Bayonne from Saint Bayonne and these are linked by the Pont St Esprit.
The river Nive is a narrow river as it travels through Bayonne and a total of five bridges link Grand and Petit Bayonne. All along the river there are lovely half-timbered town houses, many of them now home to shops, cafes and bars.
4pm – end of the tour at your ship