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We meet at the airport at 3.00pm for our flight departing to Lourdes at 5.00pm. On arrival at 7.25pm, we will transfer to our hotel in Bayonne, check in and overnight.
We will head off for another full-day optional excursion, this time taking us to Saint Jean de Luz and Hendaye! Just 20km from Bayonne, the rugged cliffs form a natural harbour protecting St Jean de Luz. A paradise for all ages, where the magnificent sandy beach and superb bay provide a safe environment for sun lovers. St Jean de Luz has colourful pedestrian shopping streets and a historic heritage. Further down the coastal route, Hendaye is the last stop before the border with Spain. A perfect Basque holiday destination, this beautiful seaside resort offers 3 km of sandy, child-friendly beaches as well as a bay and a marina for water sports like sailing, surfing, kayaking and even diving and a sea-front spa complex. Perched upon the coastal route the the Neo-Gothic chateau of the Irish-Basque explorer Antoine d’Abbadie watches over the town. A short boat trip (extra) across the port takes you to the Spanish town of Fontarrabia.
Some lovely Basque Villages await us today! Our full-day optional excursion will take us to discover the Basque country, steeped in tradition, culture and conviviality, at the foot of the Pyrenees and on the Atlantic coast, and fall under the charm of its traditional sport, Basque pelota, its language, gastronomy, landscapes and villages full of character. Situated in a French enclave which runs into the Spanish Navarra province, Sare is ranked as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France and has remarkably decorated 17th and 18th century Basque-style houses. The fronton in the main square hosts many pelota games and has played an important role in the game’s history. Ainhoa also ranks as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. Founded in the 13th century this walled town was a halt for pilgrims on the French Pilgrim Routes of Santiago de Compostela. We will also take a trip to Cambo les Bains to visit author Edmond Rostand’s stately home the Villa Arnaga. Surrounded by French and English style gardens, many of the writer’s souvenirs are on display in a belle époque decor. La Bastide Clairance, another of France’s Most Beautiful Villages is also worth a visit for its many art and craft workshops, and this is where we will enjoy our last stop.
After some free time for personal sightseeing in the morning, we will check out of our rooms, board our coach and head off towards Lourdes for a free visit. Here, we will have the possibility to visit the pretty town of Lourdes and the Sanctuary of Lourdes and enjoy our time in this peaceful location. We later head toward the airport for our Air Malta flight departing at 8.15pm and arriving in Malta at 10.30pm.
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Price per person
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
€487 *€437 Adult in Triple
€497 *€447 Adult in Twin
€597 *€547 Adult in Single
€409 *€359 Child sharing with 2 adults
Air Malta return flights to Lourdes
3 nights in 3 star hotel in Bayonne
Rooms with private facilities and TV
Return airport transfers
Free visit to Lourdes
Services of Tour Leader
Airport taxes & service charge
€49 Saint Jean de Luz, Hendaye & Fontarrabia
€43 Basque Villages
Children under 12 years
€29 Saint Jean de Luz, Hendaye & Fontarrabia
€22 Basque Villages