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Bergerac, Bordeaux & River Dordogne

 

Scenery along the Dordogne
  • Overview

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    • Admire the scenic Dordogne Valley
    • Stroll around Sarlat with charming honey-coloured buildings
    • Explore the peaceful town of Brantome
    • Visit historical Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    The Dordogne River, which stretches from the mountains of Auvergne all the way to Garonne for 483km, and is surrounded by forests of dark green, bustling villages and towns, and many attractions and enjoyable sights. During our stay in Bergerac, we’ll get to explore this landscape to our heart’s content, thanks to the many excursions that are planned for us.  Read More

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    • Great for - Activities
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Walking


    Bordeaux
      
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    We’ll be based at the Hotel de Bordeaux, which will serve as an excellent starting point each day. On our first excursion, we’ll travel along the Dordogne to Sarlat, where we can enjoy a great day out before returning along the same route in order to enjoy those great views again. This will be followed up by an included trip to Brantome, where we can make the most of the mesmerising scenery.

    Next, we’ll travel to nearby Bordeaux to enjoy a spot of wine tasting, as well as touring the city to delve into its excellent culture. With free time to explore the town of Bergerac as well, this holiday is certain to be an exciting trip to France.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

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  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel de Bordeaux

    • Hotel de Bordeaux
    • Hotel de Bordeaux
    The Hotel de Bordeaux is close to the historical centre of Bergerac. A warm welcome awaits and the hotel bedrooms are comfortable and will ensure a pleasant stay. Relax in the cool of the shady garden or enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool.
    • All bedrooms are well appointed and have private facilities, hairdryer, satellite TV, wireless internet access (small charge) and telephone
    • Restaurant /Dining room
    • Bar
    • Outdoor swimming pool
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Bergerac Boat Trip
    Enjoy a relaxing boat trip to Bergerac, with the opportunity to admire this beautiful part of the Dordogne department's stunning scenery. Find out more about this famous destination, as well as learning more about Bergerac's fascinating history during our excursion. 
    En Route: Oradour-sur-Glane and Limoges
    Travel with us via the French towns of Oradour-sur-Glane and Limoges. Oradour-sur-Glane is perhaps best known for the events of 10 June 1944 during World War II, in which the entire village was destroyed by German troops. Today, the village's museum, the Centre de la Mémoire, commemorates the events, and the reconstructed new town overlooks the ruins of the village. 

    In Limoges, we'll find a beautiful French town famous for its known for its enamels, porcelain and oak barrels used in Cognac and Bordeaux wine production. 
    Bars and restaurants in Bordeaux
    Full Day: Bordeaux

    We explore Bordeaux, the port city set on the River Geronne, with its exceptional architecture. This city is famous for its winemaking, and while we’re there we’ll get learn more about how this has evolved over time.

    The city of Bordeaux itself is filled with excellent attractions and surroundings, including Porte Cailhau, the Column of the Girondins, the church of St Pierre, the Church of the Holy Cross, and Place de la Bourse, as well as much more. We’ll be able to visit some of these sights for ourselves while at leisure in the city.

    Dordogne River
    Full Day: Scenic Dordogne Valley

    A scenic drive along the meandering River Dordogne takes us to Sarlat, with its charming winding streets and pretty honey-coloured buildings. As we travel along the Dordogne, we’ll take in the stunning views and will enjoy the lovely vistas over the river and the surrounding countryside, which is filled with lush green forests and fields.

    Once in Sarlat, we’ll be able to enjoy all this quaint town has to offer, including its medieval architecture and the Sarlat Cathedral, parts of which dates from the 9th century. We’ll be able to explore the town and can go shopping to buy souvenirs of our visit.

    Brantome
    Half Day: Brantome

    This peaceful town is set on an island in the River Dronne, with pretty riverside gardens and attractive architecture. The island town is known for its lovely position and delightful surroundings, and when we visit we’ll get to spend time wandering through the streets and admiring the landscape.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Wine tasting
    Cite du Vin Wine Museum and Wine Tasting
    Enjoy a unique experience at the Cite du Vin wine museum in Bordeaux. This excellent museum boasts an unusual architectural design, and, inside, we'll find a fascinating exhibition taking us through the history of wine. Learn about its heritage, along with its cultural importance. Afterwards, join us for a fantastic wine tasting. 
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    Full Day: Bastide Villages
    The fortified new towns and villages that were created under Raymond VII of Toulouse’s rule in order to replace those that had been destroyed in Albigensian Crusade are excellent examples of architecture from this time. We’ll visit some of these striking villages during this optional excursion.
    Brantome
    Half Day: Brantome Chateau and wine tasting
    A wide number of chateaus are located in and around Brantome, all featuring stunning French architecture that is iconic in this part of the country. During this excellent excursion, we’ll visit one of these chateaus and will also get to enjoy a wine-tasting experience. 

 


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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Eight nights half-board accommodation
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys
  • Porterage
  • Four included excursions
  • Three optional excursions
Hotel de Bordeaux

Hotel de Bordeaux

The Hotel de Bordeaux is close to the historic centre of Bergerac. A warm welcome awaits and the hotel bedrooms are comfortable and will ensure a pleasant stay. Relax in the cool of the shady garden or enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel de Bordeaux

  • Hotel de Bordeaux
  • Hotel de Bordeaux
The Hotel de Bordeaux is close to the historical centre of Bergerac. A warm welcome awaits and the hotel bedrooms are comfortable and will ensure a pleasant stay. Relax in the cool of the shady garden or enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool.
  • All bedrooms are well appointed and have private facilities, hairdryer, satellite TV, wireless internet access (small charge) and telephone
  • Restaurant /Dining room
  • Bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
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  • British Travel Awards
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