9 Day Bordeaux & Dordogne Tour September 29th to October 8th, 2022

Start & Point: Bordeaux

6 reviews
Sep 29 - Oct 8, 2022
Group size: 4 - 14
9 Day Bordeaux & Dordogne Tour September 29th to October 8th, 2022
Start & Point: Bordeaux

6 reviews

Sep 29 - Oct 8, 2022
Group size: 4 - 14

About this trip

9 Day Bordeaux & Dordogne Tour: Breathtaking, Magical, Authentic

This tour combines two of the greatest regions to visit in France. Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world, where many of the best wines come from, and is also the name of one of the best cities in France. It is a must visit for anyone passionate about wine and French culture. Dordogne is a region you may have heard of but maybe know less about. For foodies, it is known as the duck, truffle, and foie gras capital of France. (Vegetarian, vegans and less adventurous souls do not worry we have meals that suits everyone's needs) For history lovers it has a cave filled with 15,000 year old prehistoric paintings and some of the best medieval towns and castles to explore. Some highlights are a truffle farm visit, an art and light show in an old German U-boat base, castle visits, wine tastings, market shopping, and exploring the prehistoric cave replica, all with your new friends and local French guides.

Reserve your spot today, and get ready for a tour full of memories!


Room upgrades: There are several room upgrades with limited availability on a first come first serve basis. The differences from the standard room are listed next to each room. The price listed for the upgrade is for the whole tour.

Hot air balloon ride: Take in the magical countryside of the Dordogne Valley from an hot air balloon! A breathtaking experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. You will be able to see the river and the castle of Beynac from the sky! Read about this optional add-on here.  

Available Packages

Solo Traveler
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Select your room and bed from the add-ons. 

Deposit: $808
Two Travelers sharing the SAME room
12 left

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS: Select your room from add-ons below. If you select twin beds, for 3 nights at hotel Château Fleur de Roques you will have a room with 1 Queen bed and 1 twin bed. All the other nights in the other hotels will be two twin beds in the room.  You must set the Quantity to 2 for this package for 2 people in the room.

Deposit: $703

Available options

Queen Bed
Hôtel Vatel Bordeaux Superior Room
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Twin Beds
5 left
Hot Air Balloon Ride (per person)

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6 reviews
We started this company to help people who are in love with France to have a cultural trip where they can experience the country as temporary locals, not the average tourists bouncing around in a crowd or waiting in long lines and getting stuck in tourist traps. We will help you make a deeper connection with the country and understand what it is like to live there, while fulfilling the desire to see amazing sites and make lasting memories.


This was a wonderful experience. The group size (14) was perfect. The itinerary was varied and mixed in local customs with major sites. Getting to know families and friends of the owner and tour guides made us part of the family. And the food! Every meal was excellent. Also, the local hotel made us feel welcome and met our varied needs and requests at every step. Thank you Julia and the whole team! Highly recommend!
By Karla S for Signature 9 Day South of France Tour May 3rd - May 12th, 2022 on 21 May, 2022
This was a FABULOUS experience! Julia created a varied and interesting itinerary that included the usual highlights (places like Arles, Avignon, and Nimes) as well as places and activities that are not on the usual big group package tours: a cheese cave, Camarque cowboys and bulls, petanque (the local version of bocce), walks on ramparts in small medieval villages, and accommodations in a beachfront hotel in a Mediterranean town that is not overbuilt like so many places are becoming. The food was wonderful; Julia took great care to select fine restaurants that represent the best of the regional cuisine - and wine was included with lunch and dinner. We had tours and tastings at 3 wineries. And if you love to take pictures (I do!) there were infinite opportunities to take pictures of mountains, vineyards, castles, cathedrals, monuments, horses, flowers, people, and more. This tour included everything except for 5 dinners (and we were given a helpful list of recommended restaurants), airfare, and souvenirs, and was VERY reasonably priced. Julia, Isabelle (the other guide), and her family warmly welcomed us and introduced us to Provence and we truly felt like we were "Traveling like a local!" Tip: if a balcony room is available when you book the trip, it is worth the small upgrade expense!
By Amy C for Signature 9 Day South of France Tour May 3rd - May 12th, 2022 on 18 May, 2022
Once again Julia and Stephane, her father, the owners of TripUSAFrance have outdone themselves! Three years ago we took the Normandy tour with them and it was so wonderful that as soon as we got home we knew we wanted to book their South of France tour. After having to reschedule three times because of covid, we finally made it! With a personal pickup at the airport, it was like seeing old friends. We stayed the entire time in a lovely boutique hotel in Palavas across the street from the beach. The hotel owners, Katy and Jerome are friendly and run a clean and well appointed establishment which includes a wine store! We enjoyed sipping wine on our balcony that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea after a day of touring. The breakfast prepared by Katy for our group was so welcoming each morning with fresh croissants, cheese, fruits and yogurt. The first morning I ordered a decaf coffee and every morning after, she brought it without me even asking. Julia, who grew up in the South of France and completely bilingual is the best tour guide you could hope to have. She has detailed each day of the tour so all you have to do is show up at the appointed time to be ready for the day's adventure, which ranges from ancient Roman cites to medieval castles and cathedrals to a BBQ at a ranch and so much in-between. We enjoyed wine tastings, a Roquefort cheese cave tour and tasting, an authentic French picnic, where Cathy, Julia's Mom (and Stephane's wife) prepared many delicious courses. We played several lively games of Pétanque and saw a beautiful underground light show featuring Cezanne. When Julia provides a private guide in a particular village just know that you're getting the best. The wonderful dining experiences are another highlight of the tour. Each restaurant is hand chosen by Julia and Stephane where we enjoyed the local dishes of each region we visited, carefully prepared and well presented. I love the motto of this company, "see France like a local" as it's exactly the experience Julia and Stephane provide. However, it's like seeing France with dear friends as well. Thank you for another wonderful trip!
By Brenda C for Signature 9 Day South of France Tour Sept 14th - Sept 23rd, 2021 on 09 Oct, 2021
Oh my goodness! We had such an amazing time. The TripUSAFrance team exceeded all of our expectations on every level. The itinerary was excellent and we were delighted every day. Julia and Stephane made sure that every detail large and small was perfect. You can tell that they love the south of France and they made sure that we did, too. And, the food(!!) was fabulous with restaurants carefully picked out and two memorable "picnics". We felt like we were traveling with family and best friends. The hotel was charming and it was great to stay in one place for the whole tour. Yes, you need to book this tour right now.
By Christine H for Signature 9 Day South of France Tour Sept 14th - Sept 23rd, 2021 on 03 Oct, 2021
Enjoyed the trip.Disappointed by Nime flooding a d car rental expense, later closed museums and lo cal Nime guide. No audioguide avai!able at Popes palace. air France had no seats at scheduled departue so return delayed overnight. Tour director and meals quite good. Not enough time at St.Remy hospital .hopedto visit St. Remy village. Historic site visits remarkable.
By Daniel A for Signature 9 Day South of France Tour Sept 14th - Sept 23rd, 2021 on 26 Sep, 2021
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