Getting on/off public transportation (bus, tram); possibility standing on public transportation. Walking up to 3 miles throughout the day while exploring the city; some steps at historic building entrances are unavoidable. Standing for 30 minutes at a time at various historic sites.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet includes eggs, breads, cheese, cereals, jam, butter, yogurt and fresh cut seasonal fruits, plus coffee, tea, juice, water.
The Group Leader will commence a robust 2-day orientation to the city of Bordeaux, beginning with a presentation on local customs and culture near the hotel. Next, we will learn how to navigate the local public transportation system and review the details of the program. If you would like to familiarize yourself with the system in advance, please refer to the Transports Bordeaux Métropole (TBM) website where maps and schedules can be found.
After arriving at a local restaurant on foot, we’ll enjoy a plated and served meal plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Continuing on foot, we will explore Bordeaux's historic center and see sites such as the Saint-André Cathedral, a UNESCO listed monument with a local expert.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.