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Scenic Splendours of the Dordogne
Join us in a land of sunshine, history and renowned gastronomy. Stay on the banks of the River Dordogne, explore beautiful towns like Bergerac and Sarlat, and perhaps join our optional excursions as we discover what is - for many - one of the most charming parts of France.
- Return flights from your local airport to Bordeaux or Bergerac
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- Five nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the Hotel de Bordeaux, Bergerac
- A walking tour of Bergerac
- A full-day visit to Sarlat and Rocamadour
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to either Bordeaux or Bergerac and transfer by coach to your hotel. After check-in, the remainder of the day is free for you to unpack and explore.
This morning's guided walking tour provides the perfect insight into Bergerac's past, and helps you get you your bearings before you spend the rest of the day exploring the old town, museums, boutiques and cafes of this attractive riverside town.In the afternoon, why not join our optional trip on the majestic River Dordogne in a traditional gabarre boat? Relax and listen to the expert commentary as you float past the tranquil banks. Watch out for the kingfishers, which can often be seen diving for fish along the river.
Choose this morning's half-day optional excursion and come with us to the celebrated Chateau de Monbazillac, a beautiful Renaissance mansion surrounded by vineyards famed for their sweet white wine. Enjoy a guided tour of the chateau, and visit the cave for the chance to taste and buy direct from the producer.
On today's full-day tour you'll discover the delightful medieval town of Sarlat in the heart of the Perigord Noir. With its maze of narrow, cobbled streets and the warm golden sandstone of its beautiful, restored mansions, Sarlat is arguably one of the most attractive towns in all of France. After time to explore and have lunch (payable locally), we'll continue to the extraordinary cliff-side town and shrine of Rocamadour. This breathtakingly beautiful town has inspired awe in tourist and pilgrim alike for years, and is one of the most photographed locations in all France.
Enjoy a day of gastronomic delights on our final optional excursion. Explore Perigueux's bustling market and speciality shops, and visit its domed cathedral and Roman remains, before continuing to pretty Brantome. Discover the village's many charms, including a beautiful Benedictine Abbey, dating back to the 8th Century, and a wonderful stone bridge across the river Dronne.
Today we bid "au revoir" to the Dordogne region and return to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
Just a stone's throw from the heart of 'old' Bergerac, and yet just 20 minutes from Bergerac airport and less than two hours from Bordeaux airport, the friendly and welcoming Hotel de Bordeaux is well known for its attractive, understated decor and relaxed atmosphere.
The hotel was completely refurbished in 2006, and, unlike many town-centre hotels, boasts an attractive garden and a delightful swimming pool. Accommodation is reserved on a bed-and breakfast basis, giving you the chance to sample the celebrated local cuisine in Bergerac's many restaurants. The hotel also has a lift and its own bar with billiard table.Each of the 40 guest rooms is equipped with private facilities, a direct-dial telephone, satellite TV and a hairdryer.
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