Flavors of Dordogne

Trip Leader(s)
David J. Rothenberg, Professor and Chair, Department of Music, CWRU
May 12 – 20, 2023
Trip Description
Image of Dordogne

With your small group (maximum 30 guests), enjoy seven nights in the beautiful 13th century Château de Mercuès. Gain a deeper understanding of wine, gastronomy, and the world among connoisseurs and the curious. Join an intimate cooking class with a chef sharing inspiration, secrets, and favorite recipes.

Trip Highlights

  • Savor new flavors with a vineyard tour, wine tasting, and lunch at the Domaine de HauteSerre.
  • Indulge in local delicacies on a gourmet tasting tour of Sarlat-la-Canéda and during select meals at Michelin-starred properties. Discover
  • Take in the area’s layered history with tours of Château de Beynac, the lush Jardins d’Eyrignac, La Madeleine troglodyte village, and the fascinating Pech Merle cave.
  • Survey the small cliff-top village of Rocamadour and make stops at cheese and truffle farms.
  • See La Roque-Gageac with a walking tour and cruise on the Dordogne River in a traditional gabarre.
  • Day after day, experience the getaway appeal of the Dordogne, whose lush forests, rolling hills, and imposing cliffs make it the perfect setting to relax and celebrate the region.
  • Otional Bordeaux Post Tour

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What’s Included

  • 7 nights’ accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • All lessons, private tours and tastings, and unique small-group excursions noted in the 9-day itinerary
  • Full guiding services of an Orbridge Travel Director and expert local guides
  • Private motor coach transportation
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guides, drivers, porters, and wait staff for included meals
  • Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.

Trip Cost: Prices start at $5,995. See brochure for full price listing. 

Trip Term and Conditions

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For more information about this trip, please contact:
Sarah Doody at 904.432.3141 or email 

LUMINARY SOCIETY MEMBERS: CWRU’s Luminary Society members may receive additional discounts on CWRU Educational Travel programs. For further information on Luminary Society travel discounts only, please contact The Office of Strategic Giving or 216.368.4460.