Holiday Itinerary - Basque Country, Carcassonne, the Languedoc and the Dordogne

Day 1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth/Plymouth for the overnight crossing to Santander.

Day 2 

Evening arrival in Santander, then travel to Zarautz, for a three night stay.

Day 3 - San Sebastián and Guernica

Included excursion, first to Guernica which was infamously bombed by the Nazis during the Spanish Civil War. The haunting museum is well worth a visit (admission is extra). After, we visit San Sebastián with its stunning setting on a sweeping, shell-shaped bay. B

Day 4 - Biarritz, Bayonne and St. Jean de Luz

Another day of Basque delights, as we include a full-day tour along the French Basque coast. Biarritz is a play-ground for the French rich, with a seafront lined with grand buildings. In Bayonne, saunter around the narrow streets of the old town, with half-timbered houses painted in traditional Basque colours. We end the day in the small French resort of St. Jean de Luz, with its sheltered, sandy beaches and pretty old town. B

Day 5 

Our journey takes us east to Pau, then to Carcassonne for a three-night stay. B,D

Day 6 - Carcassonne

Spend a full day in the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne. The walled ‘Cité Médieval’ with its cobbled lanes, is a joy to explore with spectacular views towards the Pyrenees from the medieval walls. B,D

Day 7 - Béziers and Narbonne

Optional excursion around the Languedoc region, which takes us first to the hill-top town of Béziers, where the Canal du Midi crosses the river by means of an aqueduct, then Narbonne, which boasts a pretty medieval core, and a fine Gothic cathedral. B,D

Day 8 - Albi and Cahors

We head to the rose-red town of Albi, birthplace of the artist, Toulouse-Lautrec. See the impressive 13th century Palais de la Berbie, now a museum, containing a comprehensive collection of his work. We continue along the Lot Valley, to the pretty town of Cahors, situated on a loop of the Lot River. The town’s long and sometimes turbulent past is best represented in its architecture, with Gallic, Roman, Moorish and English influences. We continue to Rocamadour for two nights. B,D

Day 9 - Sarlat and Rocamadour

Included excursion to the charming town of Sarlat in the Perigord-Noir, a fascinating town with some of the best-preserved medieval buildings in France. In the afternoon, we return to Rocamadour for time at leisure. Spectacularly perched on a limestone cliff overlooking the gorge of the River Alzou, Rocamadour is an important pilgrimage site for the French. B,D

Day 10 - Oradour-sur-Glane

To the Paris area for an overnight stay. En route we stop in the Remembrance village of Oradour- Sur-Glane, scene of a German SS massacre of the villagers. The ruined village has been left exactly as it was during the World War 2. B

Day 11 

Return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast,D=Dinner

Silver Service Departure Dates and Prices 2020/2021 : tour code 11EBDV

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

April 21 2020
April 20 2021
June 16 2020
June 15 2021
September 15 2020
Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £319.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
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Travel Door-to-Door

If you are travelling on one of Leger's coach holidays, you can take advantage of their Door-to-Door service where they collect you, and others who may live locally to you, from your individual homes and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday – from just £40 per booking.

Leger Holidays
Basque Country, Carcassonne, the Languedoc and the Dordogne

Grand Explorer Tour 11 Days

Prices from only £999

A fascinating Grand Explorer tour highlighting some of the delights of the beautiful Basque Country, a region shared by both Spain and France, visiting south west France, San Sebastian and St. Jean de Luz

To book this Basque Country, Carcassonne, the Languedoc and the Dordogne coach holiday with Leger Holidays call them on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

What's included and excursions

  • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 5 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing from Portsmouth or Plymouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries in a two-berth en-suite inside cabin (meals at extra cost) 
  • Regional joining points

To enhance your holiday the following excursions and visits are included:

  • San Sebastián –enjoy the excellent tapas
  • Guernica –famous link to the ‘Guernica’ painting by Pablo Picasso after the bombing in 1937
  • Biarritz, Bayonne and St. Jean de Luz –famous Basque resorts
  • Carcassonne –stunning medieval walled town
  • Albi and Cahors –beguiling scenery and impressive architecture
  • Rocamadour and Sarlat –clifftop village and Medieval town
  • Oradour-sur-Glane – Remembrance village

The following optional excursion is offered for added interest:

  • Béziers and Narbonne –medieval towns

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Your Hotels

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Zarauz in Zarautz, then three nights at the 3-star Brit Hotel CarcassonneBosquet or Ibis Carcassonne Est la Cité, followed by two nights at the 2-star Hotel du Lion d’Or in Rocamadour. 

Overnight stay in the Paris area will be in a city-style hotel.

On the overnight sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth, en suite cabins.

Silver Service Coach

✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control  will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  A spacious rear lounge where you can relax, socialise and get to  know your fellow passengers better

✓  Toilet and servery on board, offering a range of refreshments including tea, coffee and soft drinks.
✓ Personal tables so you can enjoy your refreshments in comfort as  you watch the world go by and take in the passing scenery
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit  or debit card during your tour. 

✓  Time flies with our onboard entertainment and satellite  navigation system. 
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs being played by your crew.


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