Paris, Dordogne & Bordeaux



From the historic monuments of Paris to countryside chateaux in the Dordogne, the lush vineyard-studded landscapes of Bordeaux and the seaside scenery of Basque-inspired Biarritz, the cultural riches of France unfold in a romantic rhapsody of traditions, stories and culinary pleasures, distinctively French. Discover a taste of Parisian pastimes, from the days of its Roman origins to the works of 17th-century artists to wine-making secrets and gourmet fare on visits to acclaimed museums and during lunch at an Eiffel Tower brasserie, a private visit to a centuries-old city vineyard and a foodie tour tempting with classic favorites.

Board a fast train to Lyon where dining delights day and night and local landmarks tell stories of daily life, past and present. Stunning pastoral views of hillside villages and volcanoes seduce during a three-night stay in the Dordogne in southwest France, inspiring with a pre-opening visit to Chateau de Beynac, guided discovery of the Bastide village of Monpazier and Cadouin Abbey, a private tour of Lascaux IV Caves, replicating the original caves, and a gastronomic dinner by a Michelin-starred chef at Lascaux IV Museum. If you could bottle up the experiences you'll have in Bordeaux, you'd find a bespoke visit to Chateau de Ferrand Grand Cru Classe de Saint-Emilion;, walking tours of wine-making villages, and tasting visits in the Medoc along the Route de Grand Vins. Basque villages, sand dunes and beaches line the seascapes of Biarritz, giving you the opportunity to bask in its coastal charms from your oceanfront accommodations at the former imperial residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie, Hotel du Palais. The memories you'll make will be unforgettable.



From the historic monuments of Paris to countryside chateaux in the Dordogne, the lush vineyard-studded landscapes of Bordeaux and the seaside scenery of Basque-inspired Biarritz, the cultural riches of France unfold in a romantic rhapsody of traditions, stories and culinary pleasures, distinctively French. Discover a taste of Parisian pastimes, from the days of its Roman origins to the works of 17th-century artists to wine-making secrets and gourmet fare on visits to acclaimed museums and during lunch at an Eiffel Tower brasserie, a private visit to a centuries-old city vineyard and a foodie tour tempting with classic favorites.

Board a fast train to Lyon where dining delights day and night and local landmarks tell stories of daily life, past and present. Stunning pastoral views of hillside villages and volcanoes seduce during a three-night stay in the Dordogne in southwest France, inspiring with a pre-opening visit to Chateau de Beynac, guided discovery of the Bastide village of Monpazier and Cadouin Abbey, a private tour of Lascaux IV Caves, replicating the original caves, and a gastronomic dinner by a Michelin-starred chef at Lascaux IV Museum. If you could bottle up the experiences you'll have in Bordeaux, you'd find a bespoke visit to Chateau de Ferrand Grand Cru Classe de Saint-Emilion;, walking tours of wine-making villages, and tasting visits in the Medoc along the Route de Grand Vins. Basque villages, sand dunes and beaches line the seascapes of Biarritz, giving you the opportunity to bask in its coastal charms from your oceanfront accommodations at the former imperial residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie, Hotel du Palais. The memories you'll make will be unforgettable.



Traveling Well Includes:
  • All small group departures averaging 24 guests or smaller group departures averaging 15 guests
  • An early opening private visit to 12th-century Chateau de Beynac, one of the best preserved and most famous feudal castles in Perigord
  • Torch-light visit to Lascaux IV, replicating the Paleolithic paintings in the prehistoric caves of Dordogne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before dinner prepared by a Michelin-starred chef
  • A private tour and tasting at Chateau de Ferrand, one of the premier wineries in Saint-emilion
  • A guided visit to Musee de Cluny in the Latin Quarter of Paris to view its medieval art and Ladu and the Unicorn tapestries

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    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    14 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1ParisArrive Paris

    Tour begins: 6:30 PM, Sofitel Paris Baltimore. A transfer is included upon arrival from Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport to the Sofitel Paris Baltimore, ideally located steps from the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the elegant Champs Elysees. Join us tonight for a welcome reception and dinner, prepared by a Michelin-starred chef.



    Lodging: Sofitel Paris Baltimore

    Meals: D
    Day 2ParisMedieval art & lunch at the Eiffel Tower

    Discover the landmark sights of Paris today with a locally guided visit to Musee de Cluny (Le Monde Medieval) located in the lively Latin Quarter and home to the famous Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. Enjoy lunch amidst stunning views of the city at a French brasserie in the Eiffel Tower. The remainder of the day is free.



    Lodging: Sofitel Paris Baltimore

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3ParisArt & wine in Montmartre and a tasting lunch

    Drive to hilltop Montmartre today for a morning of sightseeing, choosing to walk along the cobblestone walkways or ride aboard the Petit Train to the start of your walking tour in this artsy village. Visit Musee du Montmartre, set in a 17th-century manor house where local artists, including Auguste Renoir, Raoul Dufy, and Maurice Utrillo would meet to discuss their art. Enjoy a private visit to Montmartre winery, regarded today as the last operational vineyard in Paris. A walking tour follows with stops at local restaurants to sample an appetizer, main course and dessert for a true taste of daily life here.



    Lodging: Sofitel Paris Baltimore

    Meals: B, L
    Day 4LyonTGV to Lyon & a feast of Lyonnaise specialties

    Board a fast TVG train bound for Lyon this morning, arriving in the culinary capital of France for a tasting lunch at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, where acclaimed chefs shop. Continue to your hotel on the banks of the Rhone and join us this evening for dinner at a local restaurant.



    Lodging: InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5LyonLandmarks of Lyon

    Spend the morning exploring landmark sites in Lyon. Drive up to the top of the hill that prays for a visit to centuries-old Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere. Continue to Vieux Lyon for a locally guided walking tour through the heart of Old Town, pausing for a taste of local specialties and a visit to a silk weaving workshop. In addition to its gastronomic pleasures, Lyon is known as the world's silk capital with a history dating back more than 2,000 years. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.



    Lodging: InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

    Meals: B
    Day 6Les EyziesDrive to the Dordogne

    Leave Lyon this morning and drive to the Dordogne, stopping en route in the Auvergne region to view its dormant volcanoes and enjoy a cheese tasting and lunch in the village of Orcival. Continue on to your hotel in Perigord Noir, known for its rich history and stunning natural landscapes. Enjoy an aperitif and expert lecture on the region's prehistoric sights, before dinner prepared by a Michelin-starred chef.



    Lodging: Hotel les Glycines

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7Les EyziesBeynac Castle & the Abbey of Cadouin

    Enjoy an early opening private visit to 12th-century Chateau de Beynac this morning, one of the best preserved and most famous feudal castles in Perigord. Enjoy free time in the village of Beynac before stopping in the fortified bastide village of Monpazier, a jewel of medieval architecture, for an orientation walk, followed by lunch on your own and an opportunity to meet local artisans. This afternoon, visit the Abbey of Cadouin with a local guide. A UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1115 as a Cisterian monastery, it is a masterpiece of Gothic art. Dinner tonight is a special treat at a local restaurant in Sarlat.



    Lodging: Hotel les Glycines

    Meals: B, D
    Day 8Les EyziesPrehistoric treasures

    Venture to the mysterious lost village of Madeleine this morning, learning more about the stories behind this prehistoric settlement. Explore the gardens of Eyrignac, astounding with topiaries, before a choice of activities this afternoon, including time at leisure or a walking tour of Les Elyzies with a local guide. This evening, join us for a private guided torch-light visit to an exacting replica of Lascaux IV caves, followed by an exclusive dinner prepared by a Michelin-starred chef at Lascaux IV Museum.



    Lodging: Hotel les Glycines

    Meals: B, D
    Day 9BordeauxMedieval Saint-emilion & Bordeaux

    Depart for Saint-Emilion this morning, stopping for a private tour and wine tasting at Chateau de Ferrand; dating to 1702 and owned by the same family since 1978. Drive through the countryside through the heart of wine country for a walking tour of Saint-Emilion with a local guide and free time for lunch. Have dinner at your leisure in your hotel.



    Lodging: Hotel Burdigala by Inwood Hotels

    Meals: B, D
    Day 10BordeauxBest of Bordeaux, your way

    Explore the beautiful city of Bordeaux on a locally guided sightseeing tour and during free time, by trolley if you wish, to discover the sights on your own. Nestled on the Garonne River, Bordeaux is home to more than 350 historic buildings, monuments, museums and galleries, the multi-level La Cite du Vin center and some of the best food in France.



    Lodging: Hotel Burdigala by Inwood Hotels

    Meals: B
    Day 11BordeauxThe Medoc and the Route des Grand Vins

    Travel along the Route des Grand Vins, enjoying the scenery and stopping at different chateaux for guided visits, lunch and tastings. Visit the village of Blaye, a key French seaport for centuries. Return to Bordeaux for an evening spent as you please.



    Lodging: Hotel Burdigala by Inwood Hotels

    Meals: B, L
    Day 12BiarritzBordeaux to Biarritz

    Savor the seaside scenery in Arachon, famous for being the site of Europe's tallest sand dune, the Dune of Pilat, and for the oyster beds that make the town a haven for seafood lovers. Explore the national park and climb the dunes if you wish, before lunch overlooking the beach. Continue to Biarritz in France's Basque country for a two-night stay. Your grand dame hotel, once the palatial summer residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers views of the Bay of Biscay.



    Lodging: Hotel du Palais Biarritz

    Meals: B, L
    Day 13BiarritzBasque villages

    Embark on a guided sightseeing drive through the Basque countryside surrounding Biarritz, stopping to sample a taste of daily life and immerse in Basque traditions as you view arts and crafts workshops and more. Join us tonight for our farewell dinner at the hotel.



    Lodging: Hotel du Palais Biarritz

    Meals: B, D
    Day 14BiarritzJourney Home

    Tour ends: Hotel du Palais. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Hotel du Palais to Biarritz Airport. Allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
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    04/29/2025$12,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    05/06/2025$12,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    05/13/2025$12,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    09/02/2025$12,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    09/23/2025$12,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    09/30/2025$12,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    10/03/2025$15,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    10/14/2025$12,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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