A region full of elegant stone houses and medieval castles, the Dordogne boasts stunning scenery with a combination of villages, forests and farmland. Focused around the Dordogne River Valley, this itinerary has plenty of scope to absorb the history and culture of the Perigord. With marvellous food and colourful markets (particularly Sarlat) you will discover the specialities of the region including mushrooms, walnuts, chestnuts, truffles and strawberries. The Benedictine Abbey in Souillac and the delightful villages of Beynac and Domme are fine examples of period architecture that really add to the flavour of the the region.
DAY 1 Arrive in Souillac DAY 2 Transfer to Rouffillac, walk through the wooded hills, fields and typical houses of Perigord to Sarlat (4hrs) DAY 3 Day in the medieval town of Sarlat (2hrs) DAY 4 Walk to Beynac, known as "the most beautiful village in France" (4hrs) DAY 5 Walk from Beynac through the heart of the Dordogne Valley to Domme (4hrs) DAY 6 Walk to Carsac (3-4hrs) DAY 7 Walk along the riverside to Souillac (5-6hrs) DAY 8 Trip concludes
Daily departures from 1 Apr to 31 Oct
High season is from 1 May to 30 Sep and a supplement applies. The first Saturday of each month is our group self guided departure. Where possible we will match same gender singles on these departures.
*7 breakfasts, 7 dinners *7 nights in 2-3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *return transfers to Souillac train station on days 1 and 8 *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes and maps *emergency hotline