Travel-Learn Program

Village Life - Dordogne

When: May 24, 2018 - June 01, 2018 (iCal)

Description

 

“The excursions were very interesting. We learned a great deal about the area and its history.”

 

Come with us and discover the authentic character of Dordogne — its undulating landscapes, charming little towns steeped in history, bustling markets, glorious foods and wines, and fascinating people. From our base in a grand 19th-century townhouse in a storybook village, we’ll go on a series of unforgettable forays. We’ll explore important historic and prehistoric sites, from a medieval castle atop a cliff to the cave art of Lascaux. We’ll also get to know the region’s culture through an array of enriching experiences. Some of us may even get a jump on our adventure by adding a two-night, pre-program Bordeaux option that features the world-renowned wine region of Saint-Émilion.

Don’t wait — book early! This extremely popular journey sells out quickly every year.

 

Activity Level: Moderately Active

 

Brochure & Registration Form

To avoid the disappointment of a sold-out program,
call our travel partner Thomas P. Gohagan & Company at 1-800-922-3088

Cost

Price From: $3,995
Price From: $3,695 (if booked by November 18, 2017)

Includes land only; per person, based on double occupancy.
Itinerary and price are tentative and subject to change.

Contact

travel-learn@tufts.edu|617-627-0633

Itinerary

Spend a magical week in a medieval French market town

    • Stay for seven enchanting nights in a grand 19th-century townhouse in the heart of photogenic Sarlat-la-Canéda

    • Walk with a local guide on a tour of Sarlat’s medieval architecture; gain an even deeper appreciation at a special lecture by a local historian

    • Feel as if we have gone to foodie heaven as we stroll through the village’s celebrated open-air market

    • See the region’s culture come to life at exclusive events, including a performance of folk music and dance and a specially arranged forum with Dordogne                   residents

    • Make a pilgrimage to the USESCO World Heritage site of Rocamadour, a sacred 13th century village built into the face of a 400-foot cliff 

    • View some of the world’s oldest, most amazing artwork — the cave drawings on the Great Ceiling of Rouffignac and the prehistoric paintings of Lascaux

    • Explore the troglodyte village of La Madeleine and learn about the Magdalenian culture that dominated Paleolithic Europe for over 60 centuries

    • Gaze upon the Dordogne River, 500 feet below, as you walk the parapets of 12th-century Chateau de Beynac; then cruise the river on a traditional gabare

    • Price includes most meals as well as exclusive excursions, river cruise, and specially arranged events

*Itinerary and price are tentative and subject to change

 

travel-learn@tufts.edu|617-627-0633