The Dordogne & The Vézère

The Dordogne & The Vézère

The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of France, rich in history and scattered with castles and picturesque villages.

The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of France, rich in history and scattered with castles and picturesque villages. A plethora of magnificent landscapes awaits: massive cliffs topped by golden chateaux, meandering rivers lined with honey-coloured Medieval villages, lush vegetation and dark oak forests. The climate is excellent in September and the quality of the food and wine available is renowned throughout France. The base in Le Bugue is perfect for exploration of The Dordogne and Vézère valleys.


At a glance:

  • Wine tasting

  • Périgueux guided tour

  • Sarlat-la-Canéda

  • Wine with dinner

  • Home pick up


Please note: this tour is not suitable for the less mobile and is operated in conjunction with Woods Travel of Bognor Regis.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. On arrival in France, head south to the overnight hotel near Chartres.


Day 2

Leaving the hotel after breakfast, continue the drive and cross into the beautiful Dordogne Department, reaching Hotel Royal Vézère in Le Bugue by the late afternoon for the five night stay with a welcome drink, dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 3

A day to relax and unwind in Le Bugue, sunbathe on the terrace of the hotel or swim in the rooftop pool. Alternatively explore the charming village with its winding streets and traditional architecture.

B, D

Day 4

Travel along the beautifully scenic Dordogne Valley to Bergerac, where the old town slopes down to the river. The whole region is famous for its viticulture and this afternoon visit the village of Monbazillac to enjoy a tasting of its famous dessert wine before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Day 5

A full day excursion visiting the beautiful old Roman City of Périgueux, capital of the region. This beautiful town offers wonderful architecture, a wealth of historic sites, pavement cafés and great restaurants. An included guided walking tour takes in the ancient Gallo-Roman district of Vesunna and the Renaissance quarter built of dazzling white limestone and surrounding St Front Cathedral. The afternoon is free in Périgueux. Take time to enjoy one of its parks or gardens, or stroll along the banks of the River L'Isle (there are 15kms of towpaths!).

B, D

Day 6

A full day excursion, first to Sarlat-la-Canéda, with its narrow streets, Renaissance-style Bishop's Palace and elegant old burghers' houses of honey-coloured sandstone. Proceed to Rocamadour, a town built on narrow ledges above an almost sheer cliff, its main street is between two Medieval gateways. Return via the picture postcard villages of La Roque-Gageac and Beynac, with views of one of the finest chateaux of the Perigord region.

B, D

Day 7

Departing Le Bugue after breakfast, travel north with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the overnight hotel close to Chartres by late afternoon.

B, D

Day 8

Continue to Calais, taking the late afternoon crossing to Dover and the return journey to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hotel Royal Vézère, La Bugue


Hotel Royal Vézère is a charming 3 star hotel overlooking the River Vézère in the centre of the village of Le Bugue. The hotel has a sun terrace with wonderful views of the countryside. A glass of wine with dinner each evening is included.


The hotel has a lift.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites

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