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Rail Discoveries: The Charming Dordogne

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Based in pretty Le Bugue, this train holiday takes you to some of the most beautiful parts of the Dordogne, where you can marvel at exquisite medieval towns, outstanding countryside and pre-historic sites.

  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 5 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast each day
  • 4 course dinners with wine every evening
  • Excursion to Sarlat
  • Historical visit to the replica Lascaux II cave and the National
  • Museum of Pre-history in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
  • La Roque-Gageac including a boat trip
  • Rocamadour
  • Journey on the Truffadou Train
  • Free time to explore Le Bugue

Day 1: London to Le Bugue

You will meet your Tour Manager at our dedicated Departure Office at St Pancras International before you travel on the Eurostar service to Paris. Here you connect with the train to Brive for a transfer to Le Bugue, a small and attractive market town that sits on the Vézère River.

Day 2: La Roque-Gageac Cruise & Marqueyssac

Take to the water at La Roque-Gageac today for a traditional flat-bottomed Gabare boat cruise. Sail serenely along the river and watch in awe as high, rocky hills elevate dramatically behind elegant houses which are beautifully framed by verdant scenery.

Day 3: At Leisure in Le Bugue

Today is free for you to explore the charming town of Le Bugue. You have the opportunity to admire the town’s traditional houses and take a stroll along the river.

Day 4: Sarlat and Lascaux II

Your excursion today starts in Sarlat, an incredibly picturesque town in the heart of the Dordogne. The medieval Old Town, with its labyrinth of alleyways and buildings built in warm honey-coloured stone, is virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.

Day 5: Rocamadour and Martel

This morning you travel to the magnificent village of Rocamadour, perched high above the meandering river below. The town rises up in levels, and is crowned by l’Hospitalet Abbey. Perched on the side of a rocky hill this town overlooks the countryside with sweeping views and is a focal point of the region due to its pretty towered skyline.

Day 6: Le Bugue to London

Transfer by coach to Brive today, for the intercity train to Paris. Here, you change for the Eurostar to St Pancras International, where your tour concludes.

Hotel Royal Vézère, Le Bugue

The 3-Star Hotel Royal Vézère is beautifully set on the banks of the River Vézère in the centre of the bustling village of Le Bugue, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside from the terrace. The hotel has a restaurant, bar a lift between floors and an open air swimming pool with wonderful panoramic views.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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