Gastronomic Tours in the Dordogne, France

Perfect for wildflower walks and meanders through mediaeval villages, the Quercy region of the Dordogne offers gastronomic ramblers a true taste of life in rural France.

Organised exclusively for Kirker clients, stride out on a seven-night tour that offers food, wine and walking in equal measure – combining cookery demonstrations, ‘truffleculture’ tips and fine wine tasting with gentle strolls through châteaux grounds, private garden picnics and visits on foot to the bastide town of Monpazier, the famous prehistoric caves of Lascaux, and the villages of Issigeac and Saussignac.

‘Discover the Dordogne’ costs £1,885 pp (two sharing), including return flights to Bordeaux (Gatwick), seven nights’ châteaux/manor house accommodation with most meals, wine at dinner, all entrance fees/gratuities and the services of specialist tour hosts James and Diana Tamlyn.

Departs 9 May and 17 October 2009. Call Kirker Holidays on 020 7593 2284 (www.kirkerholidays.com).