This magnificent tour starts and ends in Bordeaux city. It takes you to the magical vineyards and captivating little villages of this sunny part of France. You’ll also visit wonderful Dordogne with its castles and ancient towns. A visit to the sunny south, this exclusive Bordeaux and Dordogne tour is all about great food and wine, the most wonderful sites and getting to know France like a local…
Wine, culture and fabulous food in Bordeaux
Bordeaux is often called France’s greatest city. Quite simply, it has everything that makes you fall head over heels in love with France. Great wine – surrounded by some of the world’s best vineyards. Great restaurants – it has become serious competition for Lyon, known as the gastronomic capital of France. UNESCO listed architecture, wonderful markets, museums galore, wall to wall sunshine, fabulous shopping, historic buildings. In short, it’s not far from the perfect French city. In fact Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain called it “the very essence of elegance” the last time she visited.
You’ll stay in a gorgeous hotel in a fantastic location for 3 nights. Take a guided tour to see the city’s most beautiful sites, and indulge at the best restaurants including dinner on a boat. Visits include the Cite du Vin wine museum and the Bassin de Lumières immersive light show. Plus there’s time to simply relax and soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city
Vineyards and Saint-Emilion
You’ll visit the famous Saint-Emilion wine producing area. In this enchanting little hilltop village, officially one of the prettiest villages of France, you’ll dine at a Michelin starred restaurant. History, beauty fine wines and fabulous food – guaranteed to uplift your soul.
You’ll also get to explore the local vineyards. Here you’ll learn the winemaking secrets of the most famous wine region in the world. Of course you also taste some exquisite wines. You’ll watch a master chef at work in the kitchen of a chateau as he prepares your lunch which you’ll enjoy with a tasting of magnificent local wines. And it really doesn’t get much better than that…
The delights of Dordogne
Okay – we said it doesn’t get much better… Except when the next part of the tour takes you to Dordogne which neighbours Bordeaux.
Here you’ll visit the wonderfully pretty medieval town of Sarlat. You’ll go to Beynac castle, once home to Richard the Lionheart, King of England. Seen from a hot air balloon (which is an option) it is breath-taking. Highlights include exploring the beautiful fairy-tale chateau where Josephine Baker, the famous American entertainer and activist, once lived. Rocamadour is also on your itinerary, a pilgrimage site build on the side of a cliff, one of those places you have to see to believe, it is simply stunning.
Visit a truffle farm and enjoy a tasting. Be wowed by the incredible La Roque Gageac, one of France’s most beautiful villages. And the mysterious Gouffre de Paridrac, a sink hole in a spectacular cave system. And talking of caves, you’ll also get to see the replica Lascaux Caves, filled with prehistoric paintings that are an astonishing 15,000 years old.
You’ll stay for 3 nights in a 400 year old castle in a private park with a heated pool in the land known as the “Valley of 1001 castles.”
You will have a main local expert guide plus specialist guides at specific sites who will show you the “French Life” and share intricate details of each location’s history. Every guide is passionate about welcoming visitors to France and sharing their cultural knowledge. Every guest gets their personal attention and is treated like a VIP! All you have to do is relax, enjoy the tour, with everything taken care of.
And the team at TripUSAFance will even help with booking your flights and planning your trip.
Book your place on this superb, exclusive, small group tour at: tripusafrance.com/bordeaux-dordogne-tour