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2018 RYDER CUP GOLF TOUR

To BIARRITZ - SAINT EMILION - PARIS

21st September - 02 October 2018

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Package cost to be released late July 2017 


DRAFT ITINERARY

(To be finalised late July 2017)

 

* Day 1 - Arrival at Biarritz Airport. Welcome by our representative. Transfer to Biarritz (15mn)

Lodging at Regina Hotel - Hotel Regina overlooks the Bay of Biarritz, ideally located 300 meters from Biarritz le Phare golf course as well as the Thalassa sea & spa thalassotherapy center and a few steps from the city centre.

Completed in 1907, Le Regina Biarritz building is one of the town’s architectural jewels. Known affectionately as “the Petit Palace”, this iconic Belle Époque building invites guests to embark on a voyage filled with unforgettable moments

The 65 elegantly decorated rooms and suites, whose every detail is inspired by the hotel’s history, are an open invitation to comfort and relaxation. Guests have access to the heated outdoor swimming pool, the fitness room, spa and hammam as well as the Restaurant N°1 and the Café N.

* Day 2 - Golf at Biarritz Le Phare Golf Course

Biarritz Le Phare golf course was designed by Willie Dunn in the British tradition and is the second oldest golf course built in France and. Facing the Atlantic ocean and the lighthouse, this flat and tireless course offers the best quality of fairways and greens in the region. Since his origins, this course has been the great theatre of sportsmen and gathering events and the best European players rubbed shoulders. Biarritz golf club, along with Augusta National, has already welcomed 17 international championships

Sightseeing and shopping in Biarritz - “When you find yourself hesitating between two beaches, one of them is always Biarritz” said Sacha Guitry, French actor, dramatist and director. The refined sophistication of elegant Biarritz also appeals to its visitors: big name fashion boutiques that rub shoulders with independent designers, VIPs, celebrities and major events all contribute to the town’s renown. Biarritz is a holiday destination with an exceptional quality of life. The appeal of the town is characterized by its architectural diversity. Local gastronomy, delicious regional produce, its sports culture and many sports events make Biarritz an outstanding holiday resort.
Lodging at Regina Hotel

* Day 3 - Golf at Seignosse Golf Course

This course is a beautiful masterpiece designed by Robert von Hagge and ranked among the top 100 best courses in the world according to Golf World Magazine. Its narrow fairways and sloping greens surrounded by water hazards require a constant accuracy.

Considered as one of the most challenging golf course in France, Seignosse is one of Jose Maria Olazabal’s favourite course, coming here to work his iron game.

Suggested sightseeing in Bayonne. - From the Ramparts which have protected the old centre for the last 15 centuries, to the magnificent Cathedral, classified as UNESCO world heritage, the protected buildings, wine cellars and the old castles... Bayonne well deserves its appellation of town of art.
Lodging at Regina Hotel

* Day 4 - Travel to Saint Emilion.

Guided tour of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion. There are some architectural sites which have always seemed, from immemorial times, to blend in with the surrounding landscape. Saint-Emilion is just such a jewel of stones, in a natural setting of utmost beauty.
This medieval town stands proudly at the top of the hill overlooking the worldwide renowned Saint-Emilion vineyards and is the ideal place for wine tasting and shopping.
Built in the form of an amphitheatre, Saint-Emilion has also a remarkable monolithic church and its Romanesque monuments and vestiges tuck away in the back streets which seem to defy the passage of time. The stone is a soft ochre colour, and somehow symbolises the town’s spirit

Followed by:  Wine tasting visit at Château Figeac Premier Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion

Figeac is a very ancient estate, going back at least as far as the 2nd century AD. The site has been continually inhabited ever since then, as proved by vestiges: a water-supply system dating from the Gallo-Roman period, foundations of buildings from the Middle Ages with defensive walls, and the remains of a Renaissance chateau reflected in the present-day chateau's great door and tower.

Figeac continues to be the largest estate in the commune of Saint-Emilion, with 40 hectares of vines located in a small area which is often referred to as "Graves de Saint-Emilion (same as Cheval Blanc).. The central part of the chateau, built in a very pure, classical architectural style, dates from the late 18th century.

Golf at Saint Emilion golf course -  St Emilion Golf course is the new gem  designed by one of the best architects in the world, Tom Doak (Cape Kidnappers, Barnboulge, Pacific Dunes, etc).
The, course unfolds in a valley fringed by centenary oak trees, framed by vineyards and located just 6 miles from the village of Saint Emilion. The ideal place for our Golf & Wine tours. As Tom Doak usually do, no artificial earth movement has been created to design Saint Emilion golf course, holes follow one another in the most natural flowing way      

Travel to your hotel in Médoc (1h20mn)

Lodging at Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa -  Located in the heart of the Medoc vineyards, Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa is the perfect place for a delicious Golf & Wine tour.
This comfortable four star hotel offers relaxing stays focused on golf and spa activities, as well as vineyards and gastronomy. Each superior room in this hotel near Bordeaux has a terrace opening onto an exceptional setting.  With the two best golf courses on site (Les Châteaux Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, Les Vignes Rod Whitman), Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa is the ideal place for Golf & Wine amateurs.

* Day 5 - Golf at Médoc golf course Les Vignes

Designed by Rod Whitman, Medoc les Vignes course is set in a typically regional landscape where the beauty of the moors and of the maritime pines serve to enhance the architect’s design. The long par 5 holes with their carefully designed greens, the judiciously placed bunkers call for precise strokes.  The wide variety of the playing situations and the delightful setting will meet the expectations of the most demanding players.
Wine tasting visit at Château Pichon Longueville (Grand Cru Classé de Medoc).

It was in the 17th century that Jacques de Pichon, Baron de Longueville, began to put together the vineyard of Pichon-Longueville, between St-Julien and Pauillac. The reputation of this wine was established in a few years and the fame of the domaine equalled that of Latour.
Lodging at Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa

* Day 6 - Golf at Médoc golf course Les Châteaux

Site of the French open in 1999 (European PGA Tour), Medoc les Châteaux Golf Course corresponds to the pure tradition of Scottish links. Wide fairways bordered by heather, gorse, and broom, entice golfers into the delights of carefully preserved nature.
The fast greens, the influence of winds from the Atlantic ocean, and the technical difficulties of the layout go to make this championship course a constant challenge.
Medoc les Châteaux course is set in the heart of the wine area and the players will have no doubt about that, since each hole is named after a Medoc top vintage and the 150 yards mark is …a bottle of wine. 

Half Day Guided Tour in Bordeaux - Situated on the banks of the Garonne, Bordeaux has more than 2000 years of history to share. The city possesses an exceptional architectural heritage, notably dating from the XVIIIth century; situated at the unique environment of vineyards, forest, sea and mountains.

Arriving  by the Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux spreads itself out before you behind a splendid 18th century façade. Set out all along the “port of the moon”, as the Middle Ages chronicler Froissart called it, its quays are in the same noble mould as the town itself, making one of the most harmonious architectural ensembles in Europe. A blossoming trading town during the Enlightenment through its maritime activity, Bordeaux today is a paradise for wine. Over centuries, the most prestigious vintages have passed through here : Châteaux Petrus, Haut Brion, Margaux… For honeymooners, the many squares with their sunny terraces are just so many reasons to stop and relax. And when you appetite bids, let yourself be tempted by a good restaurant and savour the happy alliances of local products and fine wines.
Lodging at Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa

* Day 7  Transfer to Bordeaux train station for TGV to Paris

Rest of the day at leisure in Paris

* Day 10 to 14 - This RYDER CUP package will be available late July 2017 and will include:

  • 5 night accommodation in a 4* Hotel including breakfast and Taxes
  • 4 day access to the RYDER Cup
  • Various touring and transfers 

RYDER CUP PACKAGE AND COST WILL BE RELEASED LATE JULY 2017

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