Frequently Asked Questions
Please fill out our Reservation Request form, and a representative will call you within the next business day.
2023 tour prices are guaranteed upon receipt of your deposit. Until then SLL Perigord Travel reserves the right to change tour prices in response to Euro/USD currency fluctuations.
Gratuities for the tour director, local guides, chauffeurs and servers are optional and should be extended on a voluntary basis at the end of your tour. We recommend 150€ total per guest/per tour to be given directly to the SLL Perigord Travel Tour Director who will distribute the gratuities among the people who have helped to make your stay a memorable one.
On the History Lover Tour, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included every day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day.
On the Wine Lover Tour, all meals are included with the exception of two dinners in Bordeaux when guests have the evening free.
A continental breakfast is included with all accommodations. Lunches and dinners have pre-selected options for you to choose from. Lunch includes a first course, a main course, one glass of wine and a coffee. Dinner includes a first course, a main course, and a dessert. Wine is not included at dinner.
Our tours involve a moderate amount of walking (typically two to three miles per day), often uphill or on uneven or cobblestone streets. You must be able to get on and off trains and passenger vans on your own; we regret that we cannot provide individual assistance with luggage handling. Please note that this itinerary, for reasons beyond our control, does not accommodate wheelchairs.
Our guests stay in a 4-star hotel in Bordeaux and in a castle (4 stars) in Perigord.
A deposit of $1,000 U.S. dollars per person confirms your reservation. Your deposit is fully refundable up to 120 days before departure. Full payment is due at least 120 days prior to departure. If you make your reservation after the final payment due date, payment in full will be required upon reservation.
All cancellation requests must be submitted to us in writing via email. You will receive a full refund for any cancellations made 120 days or more before departure. For cancellations made less than 120 days before departure, please see the Cancellations and Refunds section on our Terms and Conditions page.
SLL Perigord Travel does not offer insurance and recommends that all travelers on our tours purchase international travel insurance with medical coverage as well as trip cancellation coverage and protection against lost, stolen or damaged luggage. Many reputable insurance companies offer travel insurance. For a non-exhaustive list see: https://www.forbes.com/advisor/travel-insurance/best-travel-insurance/
Starting in 2024, the European Union will require Americans who travel to Europe to apply for a travel authorization. The application form, which will be available on the official ETIAS website has a fee of 7 euros and will usually be approved within minutes (though the EU strongly recommends that you apply early as it could take up to 2 weeks if further documentation is required). ETIAS travel authorization is valid for three years or until the passport you used in your application expires, whichever comes first.
It is a 2-hour train ride to Bordeaux on the high speed train (TGV) from Paris. There are also direct flights from Montreal as well as from many European cities.
Airport transfers are not included. Licensed taxis from CDG airport to Paris have fixed prices: 62€ to left bank, 55€ to right bank. A 3€ tip is customary. Luggage does not cost more. The hotel can arrange for a taxi to take you back to the airport at the end of the trip. Ubers are also widely available.
We recommend packing light since luggage handling is not available. Bring comfortable clothes and shoes as our tours involve a moderate amount of walking, often uphill or on uneven or cobblestone streets. A warm sweater or light jacket is a must for cooler mornings and for cave visits. Most evenings on the tour are casual; for the restaurant dinners, it is preferable not to wear shorts, but jacket and tie are not necessary. Also, don’t forget a bathing suit if you would like to use the pool in Perigord (weather permitting).
A washing machine and dryer will be available for your use mid-trip. Dry cleaning is not available.
While we do our best to accommodate food allergy concerns, we cannot guarantee zero cross-contamination.