Deluxe group travel in Gironde and Perigord
Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
This charming 4-star hotel, ideally located in the very center of Bordeaux, is a true haven of peace in an exceptional setting of an old mansion dating from the 18th century. Its historic facade hides a luxury and design hotel, very intimate, which will charm you from the reception hall. Its original decoration, its interior garden organized around a Wine Bar (unique in Bordeaux!), Its 27 fully personalized rooms and suites make it a rare address for exploring the riches of the city and the region. You will be seduced by the terraces, the spa baths or the furniture designed by the greatest designers … all this with a breathtaking view of the rooftops of Bordeaux or the tree-lined interior courtyard of the hotel.
Morning: Guided tour of the historic center of Bordeaux:
(Duration 2 hours on foot with departure in front of your hotel, with a guide). Bordeaux, the ancient Roman “Burdigala”, inseparable from its vineyard … shines amply in its stone adornment to dispense with artifice.
Capital of wine, it is also endowed with great historical and architectural wealth: the Palais de la Bourse and the Hôtel de Douanes, the Grand Theater, the Gardens of the Palais Rohan, the Cathedral, the Place des Quinconces, the Place du Parlement, the Place des Grands Hommes, the Grand Théâtre, the Allées de Tourny, the Place Pey-Berland as well as the many 18th century mansions in the heart of the city center, to the elegance of the Aquitaine capital. The city has built its wealth on a privileged location, drawing the best wines in the world from the soil and climate and building the first port in France around its river in 1750. Bordeaux has been included in the World Heritage list since June 2007. of UNESCO, under the title of “Exceptional Urban Ensemble” Free lunch in Bordeaux Afternoon: Discovery of the World City of Wine in Bordeaux You will enjoy a panoramic view of Bordeaux and discover the wines of the world. La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux was designed as a unique cultural leisure site dedicated to wine as a cultural, universal and living heritage. It offers a spectacular journey around the world, through the ages, in all cultures and all civilizations, at the heart of an evocative architecture. A place of life, a place to go out, a place of discovery, “La Cité du Vin” wants to invite Traveling in a world of cultures.
Its architecture is a journey in itself, it does not leave indifferent the visitor who perceives it.
The Permanent Course
You will embark on an immersive and sensory adventure to discover the cultures and civilizations of wine.
Across more than 3,000 m² of free course, nearly twenty interactive thematic spaces invite you to travel for a unique experience in time and space to meet wine in its deepest diversity.
Throughout your visit to the permanent course, you will be equipped with an audio guide, travel companion and innovative tool available in 8 languages, allowing you to explore the course at your own pace, adapting to your profile.
The visit of the permanent route includes access to the belvedere of La Cité du Vin, where you will discover Bordeaux in 360 ° while tasting a glass of world wine (5cl) .NB: Ticket reservation and tasting included in the price of the stay but the visit takes place independently with audio guides in 9 languages. (Duration of visit: around 3h00). Gourmet dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Bordeaux Created in 1825, this restaurant is one of the first three-star gourmet restaurants in history (it was one of the first 33 establishments to be awarded Michelin stars in 1933). In the early hours of the twentieth century, Bordeaux merchants, wealthy transatlantic travelers, prestigious distinguished clientele of the Café Anglais on their way to their holiday resort on the Basque Coast, everyone stopped in Bordeaux, at this address … This restaurant became then a new meeting very French, gourmet and refined.Toulouse-Lautrec often comes to dinner with his journalist friend Paul Berthelot, Sacha Guitry swears by the diplomatic tournedos, while Sarah Bernhardt loves ortolans …
This gourmet restaurant has always known how to keep its fame and charm, and is still today among the Michelin starred.
The priority of the Chef, 1 Michelin star, is to focus his cuisine on products from controlled agriculture. This search for authenticity opens up the Gironde terroir to him, which therefore holds no secrets for him. It is always with great care that he selects his suppliers and his products.
The chef will prepare a menu for you consisting of appetizers, a starter, a main course, a plate of cheese and a dessert. The menu will be accompanied by a selection of 4 glasses of wines selected by the sommelier, unlimited mineral water and coffee. Overnight at the hotel in Bordeaux.
“Saint-Émilion: Vineyard and UNESCO World Heritage” Morning: Transfer to Saint-Émilion.
Not far from Bordeaux, between Libourne and Castillon-la Bataille, Saint-Émilion stands like an open-air museum. Built as an amphitheater in a limestone valley, this small town, a “precious stone of Bordeaux” astonishes and fascinates.
Saint-Émilion, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, named after the monk who came to settle in a cave, as a hermit, in the 8th century.
The village, surrounded by famous and prestigious vineyards, is one of the richest in historical monuments of all the villages in France .
Private guided tour of the underground monuments of Saint-Émilion: (duration 45 minutes)
This visit lasts approximately 45 minutes. During this visit, your guide will give you the keys to understanding Saint-Émilion’s underground heritage.
From the history of the monk Emilien, between legend and reality, to the excavation of the surprising monolithic church; from the paintings of the Trinity Chapel to the secrets of the catacombs. A compendium of history through four major monuments!
During this walk, you will be able to marvel at the many architectural and local treasures: mounds, escalettes, cloisters…
Gourmet lunch in a gourmet restaurant in Saint-Émilion.
You can be surprised by the culinary specialties as well as by the typical Saint-Émilion atmosphere.
Atmosphere fresh and pleasant; traditional cuisine and Saint-Émilion wine come together to discover the pleasure of pairing food and wine.
(Starter, main course, dessert, wine, coffee)
Afternoon: Private visit of a “Grand Cru Classé” in the heart of Saint-Emilion
The Château was built in the 13th century in the heart of Saint-Émilion. Thanks to the quality of these exceptional vintages, its wines were recognized among the most characteristic of the region of Saint-Émilion from the 16th century. The owners, for over a century, continue the great tradition of the noble vineyards of yesteryear. In the cellar, tradition is respected with rigor and passion and the owners age their wine in superb cellars carved out of the rock in the Middle Ages. Discreetly but confidently, this wine is now one of the greatest vintages of Saint-Émilion.
This visit is followed by a commented tasting in a cellar privatized for you (7 red wines, 2 white wines, 1 syrup)
Transfer by coach from Saint-Emilion to your ***** hotel in Sarlat. Sarlat, a great medieval abbey, became a prosperous town from the medieval period. The Renaissance embellishment largely gives it its present character. However, Sarlat does not remain locked in its past. It has evolved over the centuries to become this modern city so rich in history. Welcome and installation at the hotel Gourmet dinner at the restaurant next to your hotel in Sarlat (Aperitif, starter, main course, dessert, wine, coffee) Night at the hotel in Sarlat.
“Discovery of Sarlat and Lascaux II” Morning: Guided tour of the historic center of Sarlat-la-Canéda (With a tour guide)
Capital of the Périgord Noir, Sarlat is an exceptionally well-preserved city. More than 1,000 years of architecture live through its alleys, slate roofs and walls of blond and warm stone. The impressive number of buildings listed or classified per square meter makes Sarlat the leading European city in terms of heritage.
It has long been the natural backdrop for many cinema films and the 3rd th shooting location in France (Les Misérables, La Fille de d’Artagnan, Jacquou Le Croquant, …). Sarlat is today one of the most beautiful medieval complexes in Europe.
Free lunch in Sarlat Transfer by coach to Montignac. Guided tour of the Grotte de Lascaux II – The most visited decorated cave in the world and the most famous in France! The walls of this cave discovered in 1940 by teenagers are decorated with nearly 1900 painted or engraved representations of animals, dating back to of about 18,000 years before Jesus Christ! A true masterpiece!
In order to allow all audiences to admire the masterpieces of prehistory, it is 200 meters from the original cave that an exact copy, Lascaux II, was opened in 1983. An identical reconstruction of the Lascaux site was undertaken (same paints, same techniques, same pigments, etc.). This facsimile reproduces the Salle des Taureaux and the Axial Diverticule, or 90% of Lascaux’s paintings.
Lascaux 2 is nonetheless an exceptional site to visit offering a thrilling spectacle.
Coach transfer to Sarlat at the end of the visit. Gourmet dinner in a restaurant in Sarlat (Starter, main course, dessert, wine, coffee)
Exceptional restaurant in the heart of Sarlat.
This former hospice is a 17th century building that has been preserved with remarkable architecture.
Night at the hotel in Sarlat.
Morning: Departure by coach for “Les Eyzies”
Free time for a free visit of the village of “Les Eysies”
This extraordinary village receives more than a million visitors per year! The village of “Les Eyzies” described as “World capital of prehistory” is at the heart of the “Vézère Valley”. Bordered by caves and occupied since prehistoric times, the Vézère Valley has been classified in its entirety as a heritage site by UNESCO. Besides the village itself, which is a typical Dordogne village with very popular yellow stone houses, it is here in “Eyzies” that what is called “the Cro-Magnon man” was discovered, when three skeletons were found towards the end of the 19th century Privatized guided tour of the National Museum of Prehistory (1h30)
Both a place of memory for the history of Prehistory, a conservatory of objects, Center of studies and place of dissemination of knowledge in constant evolution, the National Museum of Prehistory has been, since its creation at the beginning of the 20th century, a place of reference for prehistorians as much as for visitors. This museum houses exceptional collections which allow us to retrace more than 400 millennia of human presence. It is one of the most complete collections in the world of prehistoric objects.
Unusual lunch in a restaurant in “Les Eysies”
Located in Les Eyzies de Tayac in a very picturesque troglodyte setting, this family restaurant, opened in 1947, has been welcoming customers for 3 generations.
In a friendly atmosphere, you will taste traditional cuisine made up of Périgord dishes in a troglodyte room or on a terrace overlooking the Vallée de la Vézère.
(Starter, main course, dessert, wine, coffee) Afternoon: Guided tour of the Font-de-Gaume cave: (1h00)
Listed as a historical monument, the cave of Font-de -Gaume is in Aquitaine, the last cavity with polychrome paintings still open to the public. It contains some of the oldest cave paintings in the world (the paintings are original).
More than 200 painted and engraved parietal figures, organized in composition, even in scenes, occupy the four main parts of the 120-meter long network.
The cave is accessible by a path which runs along for four hundred meters the high cornice overlooking a dry valley. Guided tour of the Grand Roc cave
In the heart of the Périgord noir, set in a magnificent cliff overlooking the Vézère, the Grand Roc cave presents itself as an exceptional gem.
Renowned international, this natural masterpiece offers crystallizations famous for their diversity: stalactites, stalagmites, fistulas, gours, decalcite and eccentric triangles whose shapes defy the laws of gravity. Classified 2 stars in the Michelin Guide, it is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage.
Transfer by coach to Sarlat after the visit. Gourmet dinner at the restaurant in Sarlat
In a typical freestone house, the pleasant and warm setting of this restaurant welcomes you. With its old-fashioned Eiffel-style veranda and summer terrace, you will fully enjoy the pleasure of being at the table.
Cuisine based on the Chef’s daily favorites, inspired by products from the market.
(Starter – Main course – Cheese – Dessert – wine – Coffee)
Morning: Self-guided tour of the Sarlat-la-Canéda market
Nature has generously endowed Périgord: Foie gras, truffles, porcini mushrooms, chestnuts, walnuts, strawberries, Cabécou, wines, confits, chauds.This market will allow you to discover all the culinary riches of this magnificent region.
The city has a covered market housed in an old church in the historic center. A temple of gastronomy in a way! The building was rehabilitated by Jean Nouvel, the native of the country.
Free lunch at the restaurant in Sarlat Transfer by coach to La Roque-Gageac Free visit in the city. Example : Visit free from the Exotic Garden of La Roque Gageac. The tropical microclimate of La Roque Gageac allows exotic species such as banana trees, palm trees, cacti and Japanese medlar trees to abound in the alleys.
Afternoon: Walk in the gabarre (duration 1 hour) p>
Meet at the bottom of the village for a boat trip on the Dordogne.
From La Roque Gageac, a village classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France at the Castelnaud bridge dominated by a castle from 18th century, this part of the river offers you a unique insight into the history of Périgord and its castles but also an original way to discover nature, its fauna and flora.
You will rediscover authenticity Perigord heritage, but also the traditions and lives of the boatmen of yesteryear.
By making you travel along the water on an authentic reproduction of 18th century barges in its forms, you will relive this distant time when all the transport (wine, wood, fish, salt, chestnuts, truffles …) was done by boat in often difficult conditions.
Transfer by coach to the hotel in Bordeaux (Transfer at the end of the afternoon. Same hotel as at the start of your stay).
“Bistronomic” dinner in a gourmet restaurant in Bordeaux “Quality bistro” on the first floor of a gourmet restaurant. Gourmet address in an exceptional setting.
A true haven of peace taking place in a building listed as a UNESCO heritage site, the address, elegant and refined, offers its guests a real culinary odyssey.
This marvelous restaurant is located on the old quays of Bordeaux. Upon entering, you feel good, the place has a soul and character. In addition to offering an exceptional panorama, this restaurant has several atmospheres that combine elegance and refinement.
(Starter, main course, dessert, wine, coffee) Free evening in Bordeaux. Night at the hotel in Bordeaux
Coach transfer from the hotel to Bordeaux airport. Depending on your departure time, free brunch at the hotel.
- Duration of stays
- Accommodation capacity
Accommodation in 2, 3 or 4 star hotels. Full board or half board
- Visits and tastings in wine châteaux. Meals at the restaurant during day trips. Lunches or picnics in wine châteaux.
- Evenings on request and according to schedules. Boat trips, mini-cruises on the Arcachon Basin or the Gironde estuary, tourist train rides. Visits to sites, museums, castles, parks, caves, in the great southwest of France.
- Supervision of excursions by guides / guides (in French and foreign languages on request). Specialized guides and / or lecturers (cultural visits, visits to monuments, visits to towns, visits to natural sites).
- Entrance tickets to all sites.
- Transport in large tourist coaches and small buses on request (Transport from Bordeaux to Bordeaux as well as in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and in the Pyrenees).
- Drivers available for trips of several days.
- Transfers by tourist minibus and taxis from Bordeaux to Bordeaux for very small groups.
- 1 to 8 days
- On request: Possibility to add as many days as you wish by referring to our lists of destinations, additional days and visits that we offer.
From very small groups to very large groups (depending on your request).