Rocamadour & Highlights of the Dordogne

7 days from £559pp.


Beynac

Visit: Beynac, France

Rocamadour

Visit: Rocamadour, France

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Visit: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France

The Dordogne is region of stunning natural beauty. Medieval villages seemingly cling to hillsides and cliff faces; castles tower above lush green riverbanks; rolling vineyards; awe-inspiring caves; this is a region steeped in history and legend. Our base, Rocamadour is an important place of pilgrimage and enjoys a dramatic setting, built into the cliff-face overlooking the Alzou Gorge. Medieval houses line the narrow cobbled streets and the town retains much of its old-charm and character.

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

    We head to the Remembrance village of Oradour-sur Glane, which has been left as untouched, since the German SS massacre of around 600 inhabitants in WWII. A stroll around the empty streets of this silent monument is a very moving experience. We continue to Rocamadour for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    This morning we include a guided tour of medieval Rocamadour, discovering many of its delights, including the monastery and castle. In the afternoon we visit Gouffre de Padirac, a spectacular cave complex within the limestone plateau of the Causse de Gramat. We descend underground by lift and later enjoy a short boat trip on the river.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join our optional full day excursion around the Lot Valley. We first visit Cahors, which is situated on a loop of the Lot River. The town’s long and sometimes turbulent past, is best represented in its architecture, with Gallic, Roman, Moorish and English influences. Explore the old town with its ancient quarters and cobbled streets, and see the medieval Pont Valentre which spans the River Lot. We continue to the beautiful village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, with its commanding position above the Lot Valley. A member of ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France’, the stone and half-timbered houses tumble over the cliff side. Head up the steep path to where the town’s château once stood for wonderful views over the river valley.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included full day excursion, exploring more of the Dordogne. We start with a visit to Sarlat, one of the most beautiful towns in the region. Explore the maze of narrow lanes and winding medieval cobbled streets, which remain virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. We continue to the town of Beynac, whose castle is one of the finest in France, and Beynac is a favoured haunt for artists.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Rocamadour and head to the 12th century medieval town of Martel, with its seven towers. Continue to our overnight hotel on the outskirts of Paris.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 6 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 4 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

    Included Excursions

    • Oradour-sur-Glane – Remembrance Village
    • Rocamadour – Guided tour of this remarkable town
    • Gouffre de Padirac – Spectacular cave system
    • Sarlat – Medieval cobbled streets
    • Beynac et Cazenac – Favoured haunt of artists
    • Martel – Medieval town of seven towers

    Optional Excursions

    • The Lot Valley - Cahors & Sant-Cirq-Lapopie

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (7 days).

    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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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four nights at the 2-star Lion d'Or. This family run hotel is steeped in character and tradition, and enjoys an exceptional setting in the heart of the medieval city of Rocamadour. The hotel offers 75 bedrooms across two buildings that are situated 50 metres apart, with some rooms having amazing views over the Alzou Canyon or the city. The reception and bar/restaurant can be found in the main building where a warm and friendly welcome awaits each guest. The charming restaurant has an excellent reputation and serves fine cuisine and local specialities, together with excellent levels of service. Wi-Fi is free of charge in the public areas. All bedrooms are en-suite with T.V.

    Overnight stays in the Paris area will be in city-style hotels. 

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    Hotel Du Lion D'or

    Hotel Du Lion D'or

    Hotel Du Lion D'or


    This family run hotel is steeped incharacter and tradition,and enjoys an exceptional setting in the heart of medieval city of Rocamadour. The hotel offers 75 bedrooms across two buildings that are situated 50 metres apart, with some rooms having amazing views over the Alzou Canyon or the city. The reception and restaurant can be found in the main building where a warm and friendly welcome awaits each guest. The restaurant has an excellent reputation and serves fine cuisine and local specialities, together with excellent levels of service. Wifi is free of charge in the public areas. All bedrooms are en-suite with T.V.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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