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highlights
  • Bordeaux winery tour & tasting
  • Driving tour of Paris
The Southern Runner tour starts in London and ends in Madrid. The Southern Runner is an Explorer tour that takes 7 days taking you from London to Madrid. The Southern Runner includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

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 toes tapping and tummy rumbling. Let’s go.
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4.0 - Very Good Based on 1 review
Review of Southern Runner December 2017
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4 - Very Good
“This trip was fantastic! Being that it was my first international travel, I was anxious but after a day with this group I felt at ease. On our coach bus we had so much diversity-people from different part of the world! It was so nice to hear different accents. Everyone, including the tour guide-Jess- and driver, were so nice. I even made a lifetime friend!

We saw so many things and places that I know I might had not been able to see if I had plan a trip on my own. I really like the fact that the tour guide provided us with recommendations. During the duration of the trip, my boyfriend and I had our own room two times! I was told me probably wouldn't so we were prepared to not sleep in the same room, but we actually did!

The only downside to the trip is that you have only a 1/1.5 day to sight-see in each city and that the WiFi on the bus goes away really quickly. In regards to sightseeing, we made it work and saw all the attractions we wanted to see. Overall, I would totally recommend this trip.”
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.

Meals
  • Dinner
Others
  • English Channel ferry ticket
  • Driving tour of 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
Transport
  • Seine River cruise
Others
  • Traditional cabaret show in Paris
  • Bike tour of Paris
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
Others
  • Visit Château de Chambord
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
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.

Meals
  • Breakfast
Others
  • Wine tasting at Château du Taillan
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.

Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Others
  • Driving tour of 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
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 3 nights in hostels & 3 nights in hotel upgrades
Meals
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
Activities
  • Bordeaux winery tour & tasting
  • Driving tour of Paris
Others
  • English Channel ferry ticket
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to London and from Madrid are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Southern Runner tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Group Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends London, England/ Madrid, Spain
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A deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 42 days before departure. For any departures within 07 November 2018 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Southern Runner tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Southern Runner tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Southern Runner tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 42 days of departure.
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