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Here is our day-by-day itinerary. For details on tour items, click on "Read more" links in the schedule below, or visit our Resources page. Be sure to view our Gallery to get a better sense of the splendor of the region and what's in store for you on this magnificent tour.

Note: there will be numerous times we are dining out, most often for lunch. Other times we have a chef arranged to dine in. At any time, if you would like to go out on your own for dinner, you may. Just let us know!

Thursday, September 18, 2025
Fly to TLS
Friday, September 19, 2025
Spend the night at NH Hotel in TLS airport
Saturday, September 20, 2025
2:00 PM: Transport from TLS to SCL - stop at Carrefour in Lalbenque for individual needs
4:00 PM: check in at Coeur de Lion
5:00 PM: Garden Apero
Light early supper – quiche or soup, salad, cheese plate and dessert
Quiet, leisurely evening
Sunday, September 21, 2025
8:30 AM: Breakfast – coffee and breakfast
9:30 AM: Leave for Market in LimogneRead more
11:00 AM: Coffee and Noubar's croissants at Gallopin on the village square
12:00 PM: Lunch in Limogne at Le Jardin
2:00 PM: Truffle Farm tour and degustation
Return to SCL - Personal time: walk, explore, rest, nap - your option
6:30 PM: Dinner at home – traditional French with Cabecou from Letou, a Local Goat Farm<
Monday, September 22, 2025
10:00 AM: Tour of village guided by Erica Michon from castle ruins at top to medieval gate at bottom. Visit galleries and meet local artists.Read more
12:00 PM: Lunch at St Cirq Gourmand
Afternoon Free – explore village, bicycle, walk the Halage, rest, nap - your option
6:30PM: Private, chef-prepared dinner at home or dinner out on your own — your option.
8:00 PM: Salon: Caves + 15,000 years; option - watch Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Tuesday, September 23, 2025
9:00 AM: Leave for 10:00 AM Tour of Pech Merle Cave and museumRead more
12:00 PM: Lunch Truite D’Orée in Vers
Afternoon: Boat Cruise on the Lot from Bouzies to St Cirq Lapopie
5:00 PM: Malbec Wine Tasting with history of the wine and phylloxera
6:30 PM: Private, chef-prepared dinner at home or dinner out on your own — your option.
Wednesday, September 24, 2025
8:00 AM: Leave for Cahors – Market (brocante market included if happening), Pont Valentre, St Étienne Church and cloister, Tourist trainRead more
12:00 PM: Lunch in Cahors at Palais under the glycine or Cote du Sud
2:00 PM: Musee Henri Martin private tour
4:00 PM: Return to SCL for Free time: rest, relax, exercise - your option
6:30 PM: Private, chef-prepared dinner at home or dinner out on your own — your option.
8PM: Salon - “Faces In Modern Art” by John Welchman, UCSD Professor of Modern Art
Thursday, September 25, 2025
10:00 AM: private tour Maison Breton with Clement Read more
12:00 PM: Lunch at Auberge Sombral
Afternoon - Free time or Possible Cooking demonstration TBD
6:30 PM: Private, chef-prepared dinner at home or dinner out on your own — your option.
8:00 PM: Salon on life in a Medieval Castle by Claudio Shonenberger, history teacher and native of Saint Cirq
Friday, September 26, 2025
10:30 AM: Leave for 11 AM Private tour of Chateau Cenevieres Read more
12:30 PM: 5-course lunch hosted in manor home of Cordon Bleu Chef Noubar
Afternoon free: cycling, walking, packing, last visits - your option
6:30 PM: Supper at home. Time to pack
Saturday, September 27, 2025
9:00 AM: Depart for TLS; option to travel via Albi to see fortified church and Toulouse Lautrec Museum.
Return to NH hotel in PM - dinner on your own
Sunday, September 28, 2025
Fly out