Highlights of Provence & the Dordogne

  • 9 Day Tour
  • 8 Sights Visited
  • 2 to 4 Star Rating

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Continue south to Orange, Provence, for a four-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Aix-en-Provence

Included visit to the delightful former capital of Provence, known as ‘the city of a thousand fountains’.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 - Pont du Gard and Avignon

Optional excursion, first to see the Pont du Gard, an impressive aqueduct dating back to 19BC, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, then the walled city of Avignon, whose Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) dates back to when Avignon was the residence of the Pope. See also the Pont St. Bénézet, the famous broken bridge referred to as the ‘Pont d’Avignon’.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Pont Du Gard


Pont St. Bénézet

Day 5 - Cassis

Optional excursion, to the lovely seaside resort of Cassis, with its picturesque fishing port and town square where you will have free time to explore and maybe enjoy a relaxing drink in one of the cafés overlooking the pretty harbour.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6 - Nîmes

En route to the Dordogne region, we make a short visit to Nîmes, founded by Emperor Augustus in the 2nd century AD. Some call Nîmes the ‘Rome of France’, on account of its arena, similar to the Colosseum. Continue to Rocamadour for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 - Sarlat and Rocamadour

Included excursion to the charming town of Sarlat in the Perigord-Noir, a fascinating town with some of the best-preserved medieval buildings in France. In the afternoon, we return to Rocamadour for time at leisure. Spectacularly perched on a limestone cliff overlooking the gorge of the River Alzou, Rocamadour is an important pilgrimage site for the French.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8

To the Paris area for an overnight stay. Tonight, you can enjoy an optional evening excursion, visiting the Latin Quarter with its vibrant atmosphere.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £189; travel insurance from £47.95. 

FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.