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Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting

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Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting

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Overview

Escape the bustle of Bordeaux for some seaside therapy on this half-day trip to the Bay of Arcachon. With your local guide and small group, journey southwest by mini-coach to the white-sand beaches of Arcachon, famous for oyster-harvesting. Hike to the top of Pyla Dune—the highest sand dune in Europe—stroll the beach, get splendid ocean and forest views, and sample fresh oysters at a local oyster farm.
  • Guided Pyla Dune and oyster-tasting tour from Bordeaux
  • Marvel at panoramic views of Arcachon, the Atlantic Ocean and the Landes Forest from the top of Pyla Dune
  • Indulge in fresh oysters or shrimp at a local oyster farm
  • Small-group format ensures personalized experience
  • Roundtrip travel by comfortable minivan included
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Professional guide
Oyster tastings or shrimps (no other food alternative)
Climbing the Sand Dune
Coffee and/or Tea
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux Tourist Office Please be there 5 min before tour departure (8.25am)

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

3 Rue d'Enghien, 33000 Bordeaux, France
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BORDOVINO

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting.

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  • "If you have enough time you can go to the Pyla dune by train and spend more time there." See review

Reviews

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star-3
Pleasant day out but rushed and overcharged
Vacation42674815183
, Aug 2019
It was a pleasant day out. The guide was friendly. I enjoyed climbing the dune and the oyster tasting. However, I found this activity overcharged (€69) for what it offers. They drive you to the Pyla Dune, you have 20 mins on the top and then drive you to the oyster farms where you get half dozen of number 5 oyster and a glass of wine. If you want more oyster you pay for it. You don't get to visit the farm itself or learn about it. You just go, eat and then leave in a rush. I think that this is an activity for people who have a very short time in Bordeaux. If you have enough time you can go to the Pyla dune by train and spend more time there. At Chez Jean Mi in the market Marche des Capucins in Bordeaux you can eat same quality oysters and seafood with glass of wine for lower price.
star-5
sand dune tour to remember
jamesw001
, Jun 2019
Thrilling walk up and across dunes with magnificent views. Host was both informative and charming. Topped off with wonderful oysters and prawns.
star-5
Extraordinary Oysters
SWOBODA4
, May 2019
The excursion was excellent. Our guide, Vincent, provided thorough and interesting background information on the region. He took us to Le Pilat, the largest sand dune in Europe. He brought coffee for us and was helpful throughout the tour. The highlight for me was the opportunity to taste the Arcachon oysters.....the best in the world!!!
star-4
Nice
shrikantpangarkar
, Sep 2018
Good guide quick trip and nice viewIt was not too far and the car was goodCould be good to add some more item in the food
star-5
Great small group tour
, Aug 2018
Great tour led by a fanatastic guide. the sand dune was Very impressive and the glass of wine at the top of the dune was a great idea! After that we went to a local oyster village where we enjoyed the oysters with a glass of wine.
star-4
The guide was professional, and we...
LionKing
, Nov 2017
The guide was professional, and we first stop at the sand dunes. We have a glass of wine on top of the dunes, which was magical. there after we went directly for the oyster tasting with a glass of wine or prawns. The oysters were fresh but a bit small. We had greater expectation as they we directly from the farm.
star-4
Ann was our tour guide for the...
Kelly K
, Oct 2017
Ann was our tour guide for the morning - we went and climbed the big sand dune and went to a local oyster village. Ann was a FABULOUS guide, very relaxed and kind and the small group tour format is great. If you have 4-5 days in Bordeaux, its a great tour for something a little different aside from 100 wine tasting!
star-5
I highly recommend this tour. The...
Lainey O
, Sep 2017
I highly recommend this tour. The dune was an unusual and fun point of interest during my stay in Bordeaux. The view at the top was spectacular. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. And the oysters were really delicious!!!
star-5
Great tour led by a fantastic guide...
Marla W
, Aug 2017
Great tour led by a fantastic guide. It was a memorable experience!!!!
star-4
The dune itself is really cool but...
Robin K
, Jul 2017
The dune itself is really cool but we only got about 20 minutes up top before going to the oyster tasting. The oyster bay was quite different then I thought, it was low tide or as I was calling it no tide. The bay was just boats sitting in mud, the oysters were kind of warm and it was summer which is not the best season for oysters. They all had egg sacks which were creamy and just ok tasting. Most of this trip is spent driving since Arcachon Bay is about 1.5 hours from Bordeaux. It was an ok trip, I would maybe rent my own car next time and go.

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