Tailormade tour Dordogne by train holiday France

7 nights/8 days

Trémolat • Dordogne

This is a luxury rail holiday to the Dordogne with a stay of seven nights in a typical Périgord village from where you can explore the region with its golden-stone villages, market towns, rich gastronomy, pre-historic sites and clear, flowing rivers. You travel by Eurostar and TGV in one day, collect a hire-car and stay in a country manor house hotel.
Holiday price guide

Available year-round subject to the opening period of the hotel, from £1,870 per person.

Luxury single-centre rail holiday to the Dordogne with hire-car

Highlights

Trémolat • Périgord villages • Visit Les Eyzies and Lescaux • Visit Sarlat • Visit La Roque-Gageac • Bergerac

Day by day

Your luxury rail holiday to the Dordogne starts with a morning departure on Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris, where you change stations to take the high-speed TGV train to Libourne, north-east of Bordeaux and a town at the heart of the region known for its Pomerol and Fronsac wines, and on the River Dordogne. If you leave London on a Eurostar just before 08.00 hrs you can reach Libourne just after 17.00 hrs. You collect your hire-car from the station, and it is a drive of about 1 hour 35-minutes to your hotel where you spend 7 nights.

You have six full days at leisure to explore the Dordogne region. The Dordogne has a great number of very picturesque small towns, most of which have markets on various days of the week.
Sarlat is probably the best known but Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Les Eyzies and Beynac are worth seeking out. Some of the towns also have night-time markets where you can eat, drink and listen to music. Experience the rich culture and history of the region, from the prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux and Les Eyzies to the mediaeval fortresses that perch on rocky crags above the meandering valley of the Dordogne, to beautifully fashioned gardens, at Eyrignac and Marqueyssac for example. Bergerac is situated 40 minutes to the west of Trémolat, on the river Dordogne. The town is renowned for its wine and it is possible to go on vineyard tours. Nearby, visit Chateau de Monbazillac, where you can visit the chateau with its small wine museum and stop off for tastings.  Another chateau to visit is the Chateau de la Jubertie at Colombier near Monbazillac. Visit Perigueux, the capital of the Dordogne region, and 50 minutes to the north of Trémolat. The town is famed for its gastronomic specialities. It is home to the Cathedral of St Front which dates from the 12th century and is Romanesque with Byzantine influences. On the River Dordogne at Trémolat there is a water sports base where you can practise water-skiing, stand-up paddle, diving, fishing and canoeing, in a lush setting on the huge bend in the river here. Horse-riding and cycling are also available nearby.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before you check-out and drive back to Libourne station to return your hire-car before taking the TGV back to Paris, changing stations, and then taking the Eurostar from Paris to London. There is a train that leaves Libourne just before 11.00 hrs which means you arrive in London just after 17.30 hrs.

Holiday price guide Prices from £1,870 per person based on two people sharing a comfort double or twin room and including standard class rail travel. Supplement for standard premier/first class about £190 per person.

Holiday Code FRBR16

Luxury single-centre rail holiday to the Dordogne with hire-car

Holiday price guide Prices from £1,870 per person based on two people sharing a comfort double or twin room and including standard class rail travel. Supplement for standard premier/first class about £190 per person.

Holiday Code FRBR16

Our prices include ● Standard class Eurostar and second-class TGV from London to Libourne return (standard premier/first class can be booked at a supplement)
● 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a comfort room at Le Vieux Logis, Trémolat
● Hire of a group B car for 7 days
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Our prices do not include ● Early check-in or late check-out at any hotels (although we can arrange this on request at additional cost)
● Any other services not mentioned above, such as transfers, entrance fees and meals except daily breakfast at each hotel
● Personal holiday insurance. This is essential and cover should be in place from when you book the holiday.
● Local tourist tax, usually between Euros 1 and 3 per person per night, and payable locally to the hotel
● Transfers in Paris

Additional information This holiday can be arranged throughout the year. Additional nights can be added at any point on this itinerary. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.

Holiday price guide Prices from £1,870 per person based on two people sharing a comfort double or twin room and including standard class rail travel. Supplement for standard premier/first class about £190 per person.

Holiday Code FRBR16

Luxury single-centre rail holiday to the Dordogne with hire-car

Highlights of Dordogne

Cultural highlights include ceramics, wine festivals, foie gras and truffles, wild mushrooms, castles, valleys, water-sports, and local walks.

Climate of Dordogne

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: Jan: 10.0, Feb: 9.4, Mar: 12.2, Apr: 19.5, May: 18.0, Jun: 23.7, Jul: 27.2, Aug: 25.7, Sep: 24.2, Oct: 19.7, Nov: 15.4, Dec: 11.0. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

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