7 days Dordogne

The Dordogne valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in French! From here we will explore the surrounding area in the next few days and experience a lot: a boat trip across the Dordogne River, various wine tastings, visits to historical and famous towns such as Rocamadour, Bergerac and finally Bordeaux. Of course, culinary discoveries should not be missing!

1st day Dordogne

The Air France airline goes via Paris to Bordeaux. Depending on the arrival time at Bordeaux Airport, we make a stop on the way to our hotel in Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse, in the middle of the Dordogne. We are accommodated in a castle hotel with its own swimming pool. We enjoy dinner at the hotel.

2nd day La Roque Gageac - Château de Castelnaud

After a wonderful breakfast we drive to the nearby small town of La Roque-Gageac. From here we take a boat trip across the Dordogne river in a typical boat of the region. Afterwards there is enough time to visit the small town and also time for lunch. In the afternoon, Château de Castelnaud is on the program, supposedly the most visited castle in southern French. Built on a rocky outcrop in the 12th century, it was later conquered by Simon de Montfort, one of the main players in the Albigensian crusades. We are not late in the hotel, so you can relax a little before dinner.

3rd day Rocamadour – Gouffre de Padirac

At first we visit the famous pilgrimage site Rocamadour in the dry Alzou valley. Rocamadour is located on three levels (each of them individually and in their entirety is worth seeing) and is - after Mont Saint-Michelle - the second most visited place in French. On the lower level is the village, whose medieval houses nestle against the steep limestone cliffs above the gorge of the Alzou River. You can climb the “Great Staircase” to the 12th century holy city (Sanctuaire).
In the afternoon we visit the Gouffre de Padirac cave, which was created by an underground river, buried itself more than a hundred meters into the karstic limestone of the Causses de Gramat and finally flows into the Dordogne. We can visit about 1km of this cave system with its imposing stalagmites and stalagtites.

4th day Issigeac – Bergerac

Today the Bergerac wine region. First we visit the small medieval town of Issigeac, known for its artists and artisans, as well as the farmers market. The next stop brings us to the Château de Monbazillac - an insider tip for lovers of sweet wine. Now we go to the medieval town of Bergerac, which lies on the Dordogne river. During a short tour we learn everything about this nice town. We then end the day with a wine tasting.

5th day Sarlat-la-Canéda

On the last day we drive to Sarlat-la-Canéda in the heart of the Périgord. The medieval townscape dates back to the 13th to 16th centuries and was completely restored in the 20th century. We first visit the market, which runs almost throughout the old town. Afterwards we take a tour of this picturesque village.

6th day Bordeaux

The university city of Bordeaux is known for its wine and cuisine. During a city tour we explore the beautiful metropolis on the Atlantic. The afternoon is at your leisure - visit one or the other museum or get a nice souvenir for your home. Our evening program leads to a very special cheese restaurant in Bordeaux: there are an impressive 110 types of cheese in the basement of the house. Tonight is in Bordeaux.

7th day Toulouse – Home

Unfortunately our trip ends today and we fly home. Depending on the flight times, we use the last hours to shop in Bordeaux before heading to the airport.

This trip included the following services:

  • Flight from .. to Bordeaux (return)
  • Travel with minivan
  • Experienced driver / guide
  • 5x Bed and breakfast in Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse
  • 5x Dinner in Hotel
  • 1x Overnight stay with breakfast in Bordeaux
  • 1x Dinner in the cheese restaurant in Bordeaux
  • Dordogne boat trip
  • Entry Château de Castelnaud
  • Entry Gouffre de Padirac
  • Guided tour Bergerac
  • Wine tasting
  • Guided tour Sarlat-la-Canéda
  • Guided tour Bordeaux

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