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

About the Tour

The Dordogne is a region of stunning natural beauty, where medieval villages seemingly cling to hillsides and cliff faces, castles tower above lush green riverbanks, and rolling vineyards, and awe-inspiring caves provide the setting for this region steeped in history and legend. We begin with a visit to the Remembrance village of Oradour-sur-Glane, which has been left untouched since WW2. From here, we travel to our base in Rocamadour, where we discover the city’s many delights. Descend the cave complex of Gouffre de Padirac and take a short boat trip on the underground river. Explore the old towns and villages of the Lot Valley, before we tour the Dordogne. We see Sarlat, one of the most beautiful towns in the region, and Beynac with its spectacular castle. As we leave Rocamadour behind, our holiday comes to an end in the medieval town of Martel.

Tour Includes


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

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

    Oradour-sur-Glane

    Oradour-sur-Glane

    We leave our hotel in Paris and head pausing for a remembrance visit at the village of Oradour sur Glane, which stands frozen in time since the terrible massacre on 10th June 1944 by the German SS. Without any explanation, soldiers from the Der Fuhrer Regiment killed 642 men, women and children before destroying the entire village. After the war, General Charles de Gaulle decided the village should never be rebuilt, and for it to remain a memorial site. A stroll around the empty streets of this silent monument is a very moving experience. We then continue our journey to the Dordogne region, and the village of Rocamadour where we stay for four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rocamadour

    Rocamadour

    Enjoy a morning at leisure exploring the pilgrimage town of Rocamadour, where Saint Amadour was reputed to have lived as a hermit. There are many small chapels to explore, including the Chapelle de Notre Dame with its famous Black Madonna, a 12th century carved wooden depiction of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. This afternoon we travel to Gouffre de Padirac, a spectacular cave complex for an included tour. We descend 103 meters via the cave lift before joining the underground river for a boat trip through the tunnels, seeing impressive 60 meter high stalactites. We then continue the tour on foot seeing the Grand Dome chamber, a 94 meter high vault. Please note that this excursion may not be suitable for customers with particular health conditions. The tour takes place between 75 & 103 meters underground and is a 2km round trip, the majority of which is by foot. The walk is flat but there will be a large number of steps to negotiate.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cahors

    Cahors

    Enjoy a further day at leisure in Rocamadour, or why not join our optional excursion to the Lot Valley. We start in the beautiful town of Cahors, famous for its art and history. Founded in the Roman times, Cahors has many sights worth exploring. The centre of Cahors has beautiful medieval streets and charming little squares which you can explore. Later we head to the beautiful village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Standing high above the river Lot on a rocky outcrop, the village was once the site of a fortress which guarded the valley. Today, the village is known as one of the most beautiful in France.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Baynac et Cazenac

    Baynac et Cazenac

    Today’s included excursion takes us first to the bustling market town of Sarlat, home to some of the best-preserved medieval buildings in France. Here you will have free time to explore the town, and the beautiful gothic and Romanesque style Cathedral, St Sacerdos. We then continue to Beynac et Cazenac, with its impressive medieval castle overlooking the Dordogne River. There will be free time here for you to explore this beautiful village.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave our hotel in Rocamadour and head north to the Paris area. En route we visit the beautiful town of Martel with its seven large medieval towers. There will be free time for you to explore the town. See the main town square and the Palais de la Raymondi, one of Martel’s many notable buildings. Later we continue north to our overnight hotel on the outskirts of Paris.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • 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 & Visits

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

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £149.00 (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 hotel. 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 in character 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
    • Lift
    • 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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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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