Getting on/off motorcoach; walking up to 2 miles throughout the day on even and uneven terrain, cobblestone streets; standing for up to 2 hours during visits.
At the hotel.
Wednesday is market day in Sarlat! Take some free time to experience the open air market that occupies the town's main squares on your own. Together, we'll then take the motorcoach to Vitrac, a charming village along the Dordogne River.
We'll enjoy the gourmet tastes of the Perigord through a cooking demonstration at a chef-owned restaurant.
On our way to explore Domme, a typical "bastide" from the 13th century, we will hear an expert lecture from the Group Leader. The Group Leader will provide an intorduction to bastides. At the medieval village of Domme, which overlooks the Dordogne valley, we'll come to a better understanding of why this location was chosen for the construction of a bastide. We will proceed through the Dordogne valley to La Roque Gageac, a scenic town set in the cliffs that drop off into the banks of the Dordogne River. We will also enjoy an excursion to meet a truffle hunter, discover the secrets of truffles, a product famous in the Perigord region's gastronomy, and taste the "Black Diamond."
On your own in Sarlat.