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Highlights of Bordeaux & the Dordogne

10 days from $4,420pp

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Tour highlights

  • Visit caves that house prehistoric artwork.

  • Try your hand at cooking traditional dishes from the Dordogne.

  • Tour some of France’s most celebrated wine regions.

  • Explore medieval hilltop castles and sail along the Dordogne River.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival into Bordeaux, you’ll be met by your private driver, who will take you to your hotel in central Bordeaux. Once you’ve settled in, make your own way to the port for your wine cruise along the Garonne River.

  • Meet your private guide this morning for a gourmet walking tour of Bordeaux. Then enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the city by yourselves.

  • Embark on a shared tour of the prestigious Médoc wine region today with a guide and small group.

  • Your private driver collects you at your hotel this morning for your local train journey to Saint-Émilion. After you’ve settled in to your hotel, take a privately guided bike tour of the vineyards.

  • Your private driver collects you at your hotel this morning for your train journey to Sarlat-la-Canéda. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

  • Your private guide meets you at your hotel today for a walking tour of the medieval city. The afternoon is spent at leisure to wander the well-preserved cobbled streets, enjoy some shopping or visit the church.

  • Your private driver takes you into the Dordogne countryside for your shared full-day cooking class, starting with a visit to a local market to buy seasonal produce.

  • Set off on a private tour of the Dordogne today, including Château de Beynac, Château de Castelnaud, a troglodyte village along the river, and a short, shared cruise along the river in a traditional Gabarre boat.

  • Delve into this region’s extensive prehistoric artwork today with your private guide starting at Lascaux IV Cave, then to Les Eyzies National Prehistory Museum and finally to Rouffignac Cave.

  • Your private driver takes you to the train station today for your journey back to Bordeaux and private transfer to the airport and flight home.

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Bordeaux
 
Saint-Émilion
 
Sarlat-la-Canéda
 

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