Bergerac, Bordeaux and the Dordogne Valley

The Dordogne River, which stretches from the mountains of Auvergne all the way to Garonne for around 300 miles, is surrounded by dark green forests, bustling villages and towns, and breathtaking panoramas. 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.

9 days from £1,099pp

Single Room Supplement from £439pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 9 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to our overnight hotel in the Paris area.

Continuing south, we make our way to Bergerac, travelling down through the French countryside before arriving at the Hotel de Bordeaux and settling into our accommodation for six nights.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Our included 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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Scenic Dordogne Valley

Included excursion to 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. A wide number of châteaus are located in and around Brantome, all featuring stunning French architecture that is iconic in this part of the country.

Later, we’ll continue to the market town of Perigueux; home to a wonderful Cathedral of St. Front, which dates from the mid-1600s and which has a similar style to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, having been modelled after it.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Brantome
  • Perigueux

We explore Bordeaux, the port city set on the River Garonne, with its exceptional architecture. The city of Bordeaux 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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Bordeaux

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 fantastic excursion.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Bastide Villages

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Bergerac. Why not enjoy an optional boat trip in 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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Bergerac Boat Trip
    • 2024: £16.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

To the Paris area for an overnight stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Hotel de Bordeaux, 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.

Overnight stays in the Paris area will be in city-style hotels.

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £439.00

Reviews

3.8 Out of 5 ( 9 Reviews )

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Quality

3.4 / 5

Value for Money

3.7 / 5

Amy Pankhurst, 9 months ago

Great holiday. Well organised. wonderful scenery throughout, especially loved visiting the Bastide villages and seeing the french markets. Nice central hotel in Bergerac.

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MRS C M MORRISON, 10 months ago

Again, I thoroughly enjoyed my Shearings holiday to the Dordogne. Our driver was on his own and did a wonderful job organising our excursions, hotels and sorting out any problems. He certainly deserves my thanks. I saw some pretty, charming old places, my favourite being Sarlat.Although I have given the holiday 5 stars I must mention our last meal at the Hotel de Bordeaux in Bergerac. The hotel was clean and the staff very friendly and helpful and the meals very good apart from our last meal served on the Friday night. The pieces of beef were inedible, tough and grisly. In fact I couldnt even cut the meat with my knife. Sadly, most of my fellow travellers experienced the same. That was the only fault I can report. Lovely holiday otherwise. Thank you.

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Cilla, 11 months ago

This tour was very good with some good trips. However, Shearings seem to have a shortgage of drivers and sub the driving out to Ridleys who are obviously a good company. Our two drivers Carlos and Jordan were lovely guys and the best drivers, very careful smooth driving. Hotel de Bordeaux in Bergerac where we stayed for 6 nights was sufficient with clean rooms and lovely staff and owners. However the evening meals brought in from another source are not great. The hotel's own breakfasts are excellent with everything you could wish for. Why don't Shearings market this holiday as Bed and Breakfast and bring the price down slightly. There are plenty of lovely restaurants a short walk away in the town.

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Jacqueline Chaudhury, 11 months ago

The drivers had never been to France before and knew nothing about where we were going or where to find anything. They did not help the disabled. The breakfasts at the hotels was good but the evening means poor some courses inedible. At the Ibis Hotel on the way home there was a problem with door locks if the visitors left their room they were locked out.

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Suzan Priestley, 1 year ago

Pick up points and journey time both ways to long.

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