In the heart of the Perigord region famed for its prehistoric caves, spectacular limestone cliffs, medieval villages and castles, narrow gorges and tumbling waterfalls, the delightful Dordogne valley will enchant you. From one of the best markets in France at Sarlat, to the rocky peak of Rocamadour, this region is filled with ancient stories of pilgrims and miracles.
Specialties of the region include truffles and wild mushrooms, walnuts and cheeses. The most celebrated wine is Monbazillac, a slightly sweet white wine which is an excellent accompaniment to the region’s signature ‘foie gras’.
Transfer from Bordeaux airport or train station on arrival
Transfer to Toulouse train station or airport on departure
5 nights in 3* and 4* accommodation
5 breakfasts, 4 x 3-course meals (either lunch or dinner) with a glass of wine or beer
Excursions as per the itinerary
Bike and canoe hire for the energetic
Boat trips as per the itinerary
Meals not mentioned above
Drinks not mentioned above
Travel to Bordeaux for arrival and from Toulouse on departure
Travel is in a comfortable new vehicle
Maximum 14 passengers
This tour is preceded by a 10-day tour of Bordeaux and Cognac from 2 -10 June 2019.
If you would like to continue travelling with us an 8 day Provence tour follows this one from 18-25 June.
Arrive at Bordeaux airport or train station for a 2-hour drive to your accommodation. Settle in and relax at the hotel before a welcome dinner
Our day starts after a breakfast overlooking the pool, and a short drive to La Roque Gageac, a village built into the cliff with some very interesting architectural features. A morning boat ride on one of the famous Gabarres takes us down the Dordogne river with views of ancient bridges and castles. We lunch on the terrace of the chateau Marqueyssac and enjoy a stroll around the topiary and acres of gardens with clifftop views over the river
After breakfast, we drive to Montignac for a browse in the village, walking across the bridge for lunch overlooking the river Vezere before visiting the prehistoric caves at Lascaux II. An afternoon stop at La Roque St Christophe will surprise you with a mix of prehistoric and medieval habitations in a cliff side
An early start takes us to an underground cave at Padirac. Then it is off to Rocamadour, one of the most stunning towns in this region, built on 3 levels where you can climb to the Abbey at the top, or there are lifts for those who prefer
Today is market day in Sarlat so the markets are the first stop after breakfast at the hotel. The old medieval town buildings have been beautifully restored, so we take an afternoon exploring its church, abbey and cathedral, cobblestone streets, cafes and many shops where you can taste the wonderful 'foie gras' of the region. Your choice if you would like to wander with a map, or join a guided tour. Mid-afternoon we return to the hotel for some free time before a sumptuous dinner at the old village of Domme
After breakfast, we transfer you for departure from Toulouse airport or train station.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Jun 11 2019||Jun 16 2019||14||Single rooms||1,830€|
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