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Dordogne Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 (BB) – Calais to Normandy - Morning P&O Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais (other crossings available on request) After disembarkation in Calais you have the choice of taking the direct route or a more scenic route following the coastal road via Wissant, Wimereux, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Etaples-sur-Mer, where attractions include; Battery Todt and the 39-45 Museum. Suggested stops in either Le Touquet or the picturesque fishing town of Honfleur. Arrival at the Mercure Honfleur should be late afternoon/early evening - Mileage - Direct route approx. 170 miles or the Scenic route 196 miles.

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DAY 6 (BB) & 7 (HB) – At Leisure - Breakfast followed by the two days at Leisure in Sarlat-la-Caneda and the Dordogne. Dinner is included at the hotel on the last night.  

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DAY 2 (HB) - Normandy to Amboise - Departing Normandy after breakfast, today your journey today takes you south via Le Mans, home of the famous 24 hour motor race and the 'Museum of the 24 Hours'. Then it's south to the beautiful Loire Valley and the town of Amboise. Again you'll have the option to choose between taking the direct route or a scenic route with highlighted stops en route - Mileage approx. 198 miles.

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DAY 3 (HB) - Amboise to Sarlat-la-Caneda - Breakfast followed by departure from Amboise as you set off on your final journey to the Dordogne. Our scenic routing takes you through the Parc Naturel Perigord Limousin via Nontron and Bratome before arriving in Perigueux, the capital of the Dordogne. After some free time to explore the city and have some lunch you'll make your way to the picture-postcard town of Sarlat-la-Caneda and the excellent Hôtel La Hoirie your base for the next 5 nights. After check-in and some free time to relax and freshen up dinner is included at the hotel tonight - Mileage Approx. 150 miles

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DAY 4 (BB) – Breakfast followed by the day at Leisure in Sarlat-la-Caneda

OR - Enjoy a 70 mile round trip from Sarlat, a beautiful restored town of honey coloured stone buildings and boasting the highest number of listed buildings per sq. mile in all of Europe. Vézac, home to one of the world’s most magnificent landscapes, the famed overhanging Gardens of Marqueyssac.  Rocamadour, perched half-way up a vertical cliff the spectacular setting of Rocamadour is hard to beat and Domme, one of the best preserved medieval Bastide towns with wonderful views over the Dordogne River.

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DAY 5 (BB) – Breakfast followed by the day at Leisure in Sarlat-la-Caneda  

OR - Take a traditional flat-bottomed boat trip from La Roque Gageac and admire the Chateau de Castelnaud, the Chateau de Marqueyssac, the Chateau de Lacoste and the Chateau de la Malartrie from the unique vantage point of the river. After your boat trip, follow the river to Bergerac where the highlight is the old town,  signposted 'vieille ville'. This part of the town has some lovely streets and squares to explore, and a variety of boutique type shops - Mileage approx. 80 miles

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DAY 8 (HB) – Sarlat-la-Caneda to Orleans - Departing the hotel and Sarlat after breakfast, today’s journey will see you heading north via Limoges and Châteauroux as you make your way to Orleans with arrival at the Novotel hotel late afternoon. After some free time to freshen up dinner is included at the hotel - Mileage approx. 260 miles  

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DAY 9 (BB) - Orleans to Calais - Departing the hotel after breakfast we make our final journey back to your port of departure for your sailing back to the UK - Mileage approx. 260 miles

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