About the tour: Rocamadour & Highlights of the Dordogne

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

7 days from £599 pp

Low deposits extended - Book this tour by midnight 31st May, from as little as £50pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

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

    We leave our hotel in Paris, 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
    Oradour-Sur-Glane
    Oradour-Sur-Glane

    Included highlights

    • Oradour-Sur-Glane

    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
    Rocamadour
    Rocamadour

    Included highlights

    • Rocamadour
    • Gouffre de Padirac Tour

    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
    Cahors
    The Lot Valley- Cahors

    Optional highlights

    • Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
    • Cahors

    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
    Sarlat
    Sarlat

    Included highlights

    • Sarlat
    • Beynac et Cazenac

    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
    Martel
    Martel

    Included highlights

    • Martel

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £149.00 (7 days).

    Accommodation

    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.

    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. 

    The Best Western Plus Paris Orly Airport, Rungis is only five minutes from Orly Airport and has great highway connections to the City of Paris and other major attractions in the area. Rungis is home to the international food wholesale market which is only 10 minutes away. The hotel offers the following facilities 24 hrs reception, bar, currency exchange, lift, lounge, air conditioning, restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature modern decor, flat screen T.V, telephone, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi/Internet access, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.


    Hotel Features

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available

    Room Features

    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone


    Hotel Features

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available

    Room Features

    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone


    Hotel Features

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available

    Room Features

    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    The Best Western Paris CDG is located close to the Charles De Gaulle airport only 3km and ten minutes away from Villepinte and Le Bourget Exhibition centres which is north of Paris. The capital is only 25km away and there are other local attractions such as theme parks and shopping. The hotels facilities include a fitness centre, sauna, a restaurant, a bar, 24hrs reception and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature T.V with cable or satellite with radio, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Iron/Ironing board on request, desk, telephone, minibar, air conditioning, in-room safe, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.


    Hotel Features

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available

    Room Features

    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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.


    Hotel Features

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available

    Room Features

    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    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. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. 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 £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats
    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 7 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, 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 points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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      Rocamadour & Highlights of the Dordogne 7 days from £599pp

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