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Bergerac, Bordeaux and the Dordogne Valley

9 days - from only £829pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

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.

TOUR INCLUDES

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

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

  • Day 2:

    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

  • Day 3: Begerac

    Enjoy a leisurely morning in Begerac. Why not enjoy an optional 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.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bergerac

    Bergerac Boat Trip

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

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    • Bergerac Boat Trip
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    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Brantome

    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 chateaus are located in and around Brantome, all featuring stunning French architecture that is iconic in this part of the country.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Brantome

    Brantome

    Included Highlights

    • Brantome
  • Day 5: Bordeaux

    We explore Bordeaux, the port city set on the River Garonne, 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. </p>Whilst in Bordeaux, why not join our optional visit to the Cite du Vin wine museum. 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.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bordeaux

    Bordeaux
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    Included Highlights

    • Bordeaux

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Cite du Vin wine museum
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: 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.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bastide

    Bastide Villages

    Included Highlights

    • Bastide Villages
  • Day 7: Scenic Dordogne Valley

    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

    Sarlat

    Scenic Dordogne Valley

    Included Highlights

    • Scenic Dordogne Valley
  • Day 8: Perigueux

    While travelling back to Paris on our way home, we’ll drive via the market town of Perigueux and will stop for a short visit. This town is 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. Continue to the Paris area for overnight.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Perigueux

    Perigueux

    Included Highlights

    • Perigueux
  • Day 9:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £299.00 (9 days).

Hotels

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.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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