Beautiful Dordogne

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Souillac

Scheduled flight to France from your preferred airport – transfer with our guide in our private executive coach to the 3* Hotel La Promenade in Souillac.

Day 2 – Martel, Truffadou Train, Rocamadour & caves at Gouffre de Padirac

Explore the village of Martel, the medieval 'city' of seven towers – the restored Truffadou Train travels along a scenic line, formerly used to transport truffles, to the village of St Denis – the pilgrimage site of Rocamadour is built into the face of a limestone cliff topped by the abbey of l'Hospitalet – an underground river trip reveals the beauty of the caves at Gouffre de Padirac.

Day 3 – Château de Castelnaud & Domme

Founded in the 12th century and built on a rocky outcrop, a guided tour of Château de Castelnaud takes in its collection of weapons and armour and magnificent panoramic views over the Dordogne Valley – founded by Philippe III of France in 1281 as a bastion against the English, Domme retains much of its original medieval ramparts and its imposing clifftop position offers wonderful views across the valley.

Day 4 – Cro-Magnon Shelter Museum, Palaeolithic paintings at Lascaux & Sarlat-la-Canéda

The Cro-Magnon Shelter Museum is on the site where in 1868 the first known modern human was discovered – the caves and their astonishing Palaeolithic paintings at Lascaux were discovered by four boys in 1940 and the Lascaux II replica cave was meticulously created in 1963 – time at leisure in Sarlat-la-Canéda, a maze of golden sandstone cobbled alleyways and courtyards with wonderfully preserved medieval architecture.

Day 5 – Beynac-et-Cazenac, La Roque-Gageac & cruise the Dordogne

Beynac-et-Cazenac was the site of fierce medieval battles between the lords of its impressive castle and the lords of Château de Castelnaud, allies of the English Plantagenets – at La Roque-Gageac on the banks of the Dordogne admire the ochre coloured houses, sheltering under dramatically overhanging cliffs – cruise in a traditional Gabare boat along the Dordogne past five of the valley's most beautiful châteaux.

Day 6 – Souillac

Morning free at leisure before we transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional local guide in France

Scheduled flights to France

Executive coach in France

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Souillac

Martel

Truffadou Train

Rocamadour & caves at Gouffre de Padirac

Château de Castelnaud

Domme

Cro-Magnon Shelter Museum

Palaeolithic paintings at Lascaux & Sarlat-la-Canéda

Beynac-et-Cazenac

La Roque-Gageac

Cruise the Dordogn

Hotel

Five nights on half board basis at the 3* Hotel La Promenade in Souillac. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

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020 7064 4970
to tailor this tour
for your group

Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group