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Southern Runner 2018-19 (7 Days, London to Madrid)

Fancy ticking off two of Europe's most popular holiday hotspots? Yeah, we thought so. Say "oui" to Paris, venture to the world-renowned wine region of Bordeaux and cross over to Spain. Full of Spanish flair, Bilbao and Madrid will have your ts tapping and tummy rumbling. Let's go!


Bordeaux winery tour & tasting
Driving tour of Paris
6 Breakfasts
6 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $1,052
Start Location
London, England
End Location
London, England
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Day 1: London, England to Paris, France (or join in Paris)
Leave London for dust as we jump over the English Channel to France for a beauty smackdown. Brush up on your bonjours when you meet the rest of the group and wrap your lips around your first real French meal at our included dinner. See the City of Light at its best on a driving tour and play landmark bingo with the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Included today: -English Channel ferry ticket -Driving tour of Paris Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Paris
A free day in Paris to get involved with pastries, paintings and the Centre Pompidou. Bike along the Seine on an optional tour or just flâner (stroll) around and drink it in. Check out L'eclair de Genie in le Marais (don't ask questions), get your obligatory Eiffel Tower #selfie then explore the world's largest grave at the Catacombs. Tonight, experience the razzle dazzle of a cabaret show or hop on a boat down the river to crank the romance dial to 11. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Traditional cabaret show in Paris -Seine River cruise -Bike tour of Paris
Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux
Today we roll on to the port city of Bordeaux, where half the city is UNESCO World Heritage listed and vineyards reign supreme. Stroll amid the royal residences of Château du Chambord, the largest château in the Loire Valley, and learn why the divine French Renaissance architecture is one of the most recognisable in the world. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Visit Château de Chambord
Day 4: Bordeaux
Wander the picturesque streets on your free day here, with special stops at Cathédrale St-André, Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Jardin Public. After, embrace France's finest #cafélife and try some amazing wine. Obvs. You're in the world's most renowned wine-growing region after all. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Bordeaux to Bilbao, Spain
First stop: a visit to the family-run estate, Château du Taillan, one of the most attractive vineyards in the Gironde. Here, you are able to explore the classical château dating back to the XVIIIth century, along with the unique underground cellars, which is now listed as a French National Heritage Site of France. Next up is Bilbao - famed for its titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum that boasts an incredible collection of contemporary art and more curves than Beyoncé. Included today: -Wine tasting at Château du Taillan Meals: -Breakfast
Day 6: Bilbao to Madrid
Spain's crowning capital and a city known for its artistic pedigree, culinary wonders and heaving nightlife, Madrid will offer just what you're looking for. Take in the beauty of the city's hidden gardens, ancient buildings, tucked-away cafés and gorgeous markets and refuel with a delicious included dinner. Did we mention there's a driving tour to get your bearings? You're welcome. Included today: -Driving tour of Madrid Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 7: Madrid
Morning, Madrid! Today's your last day so make sure you tick off all the bits you've missed. Check out the Royal Palace, get cultured at the Prado Museum or just kick back in the botanical gardens. See you next time! Meals: -Breakfast