itinerary

Day 1

MEET IN PARIS, FRANCE

Check into your 4-star hotel near the Eiffel Tower, and gather at 3 PM for a welcome meeting. Set out on a one-hour riverboat tour before heading to dinner at a typical Parisian brasserie.

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Day 2

TGV TO BORDEAUX

Travel in First Class on the TGV to Bordeaux. After lunch, take a guided walking tour of the historic section of this beautiful city. Spend the night in 4-star accommodations.

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Day 3

VINEYARDS OF SAINT-EMILION

Travel by private van to the famed wine-producing region of Saint-Emilion. Tour an estate known for its Grand Cru Classé, and enjoy a gourmet lunch while looking out over the vineyards.

Continue on the heart of our trip, the Perigord region, stopping along the way to take a train ride through ancient caves and admire the 15,000 year old artwork of our ancestors.

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Day 4

ROCK HOUSE AND FOIE GRAS

Start the day with a visit of an astonishing medieval castle built into the façade of a cliff in the 14th century. After a stroll in the town where the first Cro-Magnon remains were discovered, visit the National Prehistory Museum. End the day with a goose farm visit and foie gras tasting.

Day 4

Day 5

CAVERNS AND CLIFFS

Take a riverboat ride through caverns 110 yards below the surface in France’s first underground natural heritage site. After lunch, explore the extraordinary village of Rocamadour, an important pilgrimage site since the 12th century, perched on the side of a limestone cliff.

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Day 6

LASCAUX AND A CASTLE

Visit the world-famous site of Lascaux and see why one of the caves is known as the Sistine Chapel of Prehistory. After lunch beside a picturesque river, tour a stunning Renaissance castle and its gardens.

Day 6

Day 7

A CHÂTEAU AND LIQUEURS

Discover one of the “jewels of Perigord”, a Renaissance-style château with beautiful views from its classic French gardens. In the afternoon, visit a liqueur distillery that has been in the same family for 180 years, and taste their famous walnut liqueur.

Day 7

Day 8

MEDIEVAL TOWN AND A LEGEND

Take a walking tour of the town of Sarlat, a spectacular example of 14th century France. After a stroll through a farmers’ market, end the day at a castle famous for its eerie legend.

Day 8

Day 9

RETURN TO PARIS

This morning, travel by train in First Class back to Paris. After a stroll through the oldest neighborhood in Paris, enjoy a memorable farewell dinner and a last night at the hotel.

Day 9

Day 10

TRAVEL DAY

After breakfast we say Au revoir to our guests, and wish you a pleasant trip home or journey onward.

Day 10
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