A 10-day journey of discovery from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees. This small-group (maximum of 18 people) guided tour travels in luxury Mercedes mini-coaches, small and nimble enough to go anywhere a car can go. Take the scenic route through the region’s gastronomic gems and treasured vineyards, traveling over mountains and along the Atlantic coast. Taste fresh oysters, delicious local ham, world-famous wines and join the hunt for black truffles at a traditional truffle farm. Travel through roads made famous by the Tour de France and pause at the spiritual town of Lourdes. Sleep beneath turrets and towers in the romantic walled city of Carcassonne. Visit the charming medieval town of Albi, birthplace of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Cruise along the River Lot in a traditional wooden boat to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Dordogne, where you will overnight in the beautiful town of Sarlat. Take in the prehistoric paintings of the Lascaux Cave as you continue through the Dordogne region, before heading north to Saint-Émilion to sample its famous wine. This journey begins and ends in the city of Bordeaux, and includes transportation, accommodations, daily excursions, most meals and the services of an expert driver and guide. Contact Travel Muse for pricing on 2021 tours, offered from May 6 through October 4, 2021.
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