Discover the treasures of this part of France relatively undiscovered by tourism, just far enough away from the Dordogne to avoid the crowds, but near enough to share the rural charm and culinary delights of the region. Pass through surprisingly unspoilt scenery, charming medieval villages clinging perilously to the sides of towering cliffs, beautiful views over lush green riverbanks, sun ripened grapes in the vineyards gracing the river terraces, tobacco and sunflower fields, walnut orchards, not to mention the food and wine for which this area is famous.
Best Western Hotel Beau Site * * *
Ideally located in the heart of the medieval village of Rocamadour En-suite bedrooms Hairdryer Television Bar Restaurant Bistro Garden terrace Lift. www.bestwestern-beausite.com
Following the Channel crossing we travel to our overnight half board accommodation.
We visit the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, a memorial site to a 1944 SS massacre. Before completing the journey to Rocamadour.
We have arranged a guided morning visit of the medieval town of Rocamadour. Huddled around the shrines, the town of Rocamadour clings to the cliff face on several levels. We visit the sanctuaries and the seven churches and chapels, in one of which resides the 12th century black Madonna. See the town’s defences, many of which are still intact: the castle, ramparts and fortified gates.
Today we take a guided tour of the Haute Serre Chateau. Enjoy a presentation of the vineyard followed by a tasting of four wines. We then enjoy a guided visit of a truffle farm “Truffes Passion” where you can discover the mystery of this exquisite mushroom, the famous “Black Diamond”, and enjoy a demonstration of how they are harvested with the aid of truffle dogs.
We travel to the Renaissance Chateau des Milandes overlooking the valley of the Dordogne, at Castelnaud la Chapelle – many artefacts celebrate the life of owner Josephine Baker, the mesmerising star of the Parisian Music Hall. Then we’ll stop at the fortified honey coloured village of Domme, perched high on the cliff top. We return via La Roque Gageac one of France’s most beautiful villages, set in a main position on the Dordogne River.
Half day guided tour known as “La Vicomte de Turenne” – visit Collonges la Rouge, a village of Renaissance houses built entirely of red sandstone. Then onto Turenne, a village dominated by ruins of the original castle and finally Martel, the town of seven towers protected by the Viscounts of Turenne.
We depart our hotel and travel to our overnight half board accommodation.
Continue to Calais and complete the journey home.
While we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven ground. Electric scooters and or wheelchairs would also not be suitable for this tour.
Executive coach travel
Door to door pick up
Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing
2 overnight half board accommodation
5 nights dinner bed & breakfast
Welcome glass of Kir
¼ litre of wine, plus tea/coffee with dinner
Guided Walking tour of Rocamadour
Guided Villages Tour
Vineyard visit with wine tasting
Entry to Chateau des Milandes
Entry to Truffes Passion
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
30th Apr 8 days £859
15th Oct 8 days £959 - Red Dragon Departure
Single room supplement £227
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|Bracknell - Bagshot Road|| Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop |
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
|Cardiff West Services|| Cardiff West Services Coach Park |
|Carmarthen - Boars Head|| Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head) |
|Chepstow Bus Station|| Chepstow Bus Station |
|Chieveley Services|| Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury |
|Clackett Lane Services|| Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock) |
|Dover Docks (WHERE USED)|| Dover Docks (WHERE USED - Eastern Entrance) |
|Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet|| Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet |
|Edwards Llantwit Depot|| Edwards Depot, Llantwit Fardre |
|Edwards Pembroke Depot|| Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR |
|Extra Services Cobham EB|| Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6 |
|Hereford-Rose Tinted Rags|| Rose Tinted Rags - Hereford Bus Station |
(May be a Taxi)
|Kilgetty Information Ctr|| Kilgetty Information Ctr (Community centre) |
Bottom of James Park
|Leigh Delamare Eastbound|| Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17 |
|Llanelli - Town Hall|| Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall |
|Lydney Bus Station|| Lydney Bus Station, Hams Road |
|Magor Services|| Magor Service Coach Park |
|Maidstone Services|| Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20 |
|Monmouth - Cinderhill St|| Monmouth - Cinderhill Street Bus stop |
NORTHBOUND TOURS ONLY
|Narberth - Town Moor|| Narberth Bus Stop - Town Moor Car Park |
Opposite the Primary School
|Neath - Railway|| Neath - Outside Railway Station |
|Port Talbot Temporary|| Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House |
Just past the Plaza
|Reading Services|| Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ |
|Ross on Wye Bus Station|| Ross on Wye Bus Station |
|Sarn SERVICES|| Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park |
|St Clears, Car Park|| St Clears Car Park |
|Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11)|| Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11) |
|Swindon Hilton|| Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16 |
|Wellington Street Swansea|| Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay |
|Whitland North Road|| Whitland North Road Car Park |
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