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Luxury Coach Travel
2 crew on-board
6 nights dinner, bed and breakfast
Dordogne river cruise
Haut Quercy train ride
Guided tour of Lascaux II Caves
Entrance to the Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac
Day at leisure in Sarlat-la-Canéda
We head to Dover for our afternoon sailing to Calais. We travel through France, arriving early evening in Orleans, where dinner will be served this evening. in the morning we continue our journey to the Dordogne, arriving early evening in sarlat-la-Caneda.
After a leisurely breakfast we head to Beynac for a 60 minute circular cruise on the Dordogne river on a gabare, an authentic reproduction of an 18th century boat. There will be some free time to explore Beynac.
In the afternoon, our coach will drive us along the banks of the Dordogne River towards souillac and on to Martel, the starting point of our steam train excursion with the tourist railway of Haut-Quercy.
Enjoy an 8 mile round trip, that ascends more than 80 metres and provides wonderful panoramic views of the Dordogne Valley below. We will then return to our hotel in time for dinner.
This morning, we head to the Lascaux II Caves for a guided tour. Hidden for over 17000 years, the caves were discovered in 1940, and hold some of the most complete examples of prehistoric cave paintings in the world. Sadly, the original caves were closed in 1963 to ensure that they remained preserved for the future.
However, an exact replica (Lascaux II) was subsequently created with inch-perfect attention to detail and this remains a fascinating, unmissable place to visit.
We then continue our journey to the Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac for a guided tour of these gardens which offer an amazing feast for the senses with something to delight everyone. The seven gardens include the beautiful White Garden, the formal topiary sculptures and a wildflower meadow.
We will spend the day at leisure in the charming medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda. One of the most alluring and attractive towns in south-western France, Sarlat has developed around the large Benedictine Abbey since the 14th Century.
Saturday is market day, so we can browse amongst the stalls at our leisure and wander through the small winding streets of this largely car-free town centre.
We sadly say farewell to sarlat-la-Canéda. Arrive early evening back in Orleans for an overnight stay, before our journey home the following day.
This is a shared departure with our south operation. We will meet our southern travelling companions at Maidstone services.
This 3 star hotel is located within its own grounds a short distance from the centre of Sarlat-la-Canéda. The main building is an authentic 13th century farming lodge, which houses the rustic-chic bar and restaurant with its own conservatory.
At present there are 16 air conditioned bedrooms with a TV and WiFi. There is a charming central courtyard - a lovely area in which to relax each evening.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool for guests’ use. All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, TV and telephone. There is a lift.
Modern hotel located on the outskirts of Orleans. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with en suite facilities, TV, and telephone. There is a lift.
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