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Bordeaux Grands Crus & Essential Dordogne package
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Departure from Bordeaux to Sarlat

From April to October, not available in August

Hours

Duration

2100
   
Total: 2100

Description

This semi private tour has been designed so that you may discover 2 of the most beautiful regions of south western France. The Bordeaux wine region first, a world renowned destination for all wine lovers. Here, not only will you discover some of the most prestigious appellations, but you will also have the opportunity to visit prestigious Classified Growth wineries and taste some of the most famous blends that this area has to offer. Your English speaking wine guide will also be happy to share all his knowledge so that your Bordeaux experience is as enriching as possible. Then move on to the enchanting Dordogne region. Small traditional villages classified among the “most beautiful of France”, breathtaking Medieval castles that line up along the River, refined and exhilarating Art that goes back to the origins of Man and incredible food, all these aspects concur in making the Dordogne so special. Departing from the beautiful town of Sarlat, your daily excursions will lead you to the most significant attractions.


ITINERARY


DAY 1 ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN BORDEAUX

Arrival at Bordeaux Airport / Train station and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in. Night at your hotel.


DAY 2 FULL DAY GREAT CABERNETS OF THE MEDOC WINE TOUR - SHARED TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.20am Pick up in front of Bordeaux Tourism Office

Today, depart from a centrally located pick up point in Bordeaux and head towards the famous Medoc wine region. During this full day tour you will experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. During these visits you will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process as well as the techniques used during the wine making. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Saint Estèphe appellations. During your day you will also follow the castle road to admire some of the most famous chateaus such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer or Chateau Pichon Longueville.

6.00pm return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.


DAY 3 MERLOT WINES OF SAINT EMILION & POMEROL WINE TOUR – SHARED TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.20am Pick up in front of Bordeaux Tourism Office

Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified Growth Chateau of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Then, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discover the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, why not discover the underground monuments of Saint Emilion? In the afternoon experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of our selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion. 5.30pm return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.


DAY 4 BORDEAUX / PRIVATE TRANSFER TO SARLAT

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up from your hotel in Bordeaux (TBA) and transfer to Sarlat la Canéda. Check in at your hotel and night in Sarlat.


DAY 5 SARLAT / VILLAGES OF THE DORDOGNE - SHARED TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.50am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat.

In the morning, follow a guided walking tour of historic Sarlat, a rich merchant town of the 18th century. Enjoy some free time for lunch in Sarlat. Then reach the small village of Domme. Enjoy a walking tour and some free time for personal discovery. Then we drive to the beautiful village of La Roque Gageac where you will depart on a boat ride on the River Dordogne. Finally, we head to Beynac where you will admire a truly spectacular view and one of the most impressive medieval castles of the Dordogne. Walking tour in the village and free time for personal discovery.

6.30pm return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.


DAY 6 LASCAUX IV  & THE ART OF THE CAVES – SHARED TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel.

8.50am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat. Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown painters created breath taking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area. During this day enjoy some time in Les Eyzies and follow your guide on a commented visit of the National Prehistory Museum. Continue to Rouffignac Cave that possesses original and authentic engravings dating back to the late Magdalenian. Finally, visit of Lascaux IV the brand new international center for Parietal Art that opened in December 2016. 5.00pm return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.


DAY 7 ROCAMADOUR HALF DAY MORNING TOUR – SHARED TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel.

8.50am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat. Depart for the pilgrimage and fortress village of Rocamadour that has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne. The village is renowned for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has brought pilgrims from every country, among them kings, bishops, and nobles. Here, follow your guide and visit the renowned Notre Dame Chapel, part of an extraordinary 13th-century chapel complex perched on a cliff and one of the most dramatic pilgrimage sites in Europe. Enjoy some free time for personal discovery and return to Sarlat.

1.00pm return to Sarlat. End of the day is free for you to enjoy the town of Sarlat. Night at your hotel.


DAY 8 SARLAT

Breakfast at your hotel. End of our services.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Private arrival transfer in Bordeaux
2. Accommodation in 4* hotel, double room sharing in Bordeaux
3. Accommodation in 4* hotel, double room sharing in Sarlat
4. Breakfast from day 2 to day 8
5. Services of an expert English speaking driver guide in Bordeaux and Sarlat
6. 2 full day shared tours to the Médoc & Saint-Émilion - The Discovery Collection
7. 6 Visits and tastings in classified growth chateaus of Bordeaux
8. All tasting fees in the Chateaus
9. Private transfer from Bordeaux to Sarlat
10. Guided walking tours of Sarlat, Rocamadour
11. English guided tour of the Prehistory museum
12. Boat ride on the River Dordogne
13. Entrance fees and visit of Rouffignac and Lascaux caves
14. Walking tour in Saint-Émilion, Beynac and Domme villages
15. Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
16. Small group shared tours of 2 to 8 passengers maximum
17. Bottles of water in the minivan
18. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Entrance fees other than mentioned in the program
2. Meals and drinks
3. Personal expenses and insurance
4. Gratuities for the driver/guide

Meeting point

Bordeaux: in front of Bordeaux Tourism Office, 12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux

Transfer on day 4: at your hotel

Sarlat: Bus Stop, Place Pasteur, Sarlat la Caneda

Pick up information

Hotel pick up not available
Tour begins in Bordeaux and ends in Sarlat

Additional information

Additional information

- Confirmation of the tour will be received within 72 hours, subject to availability
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- Touring days can be inverted
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible


- Please contact us if you need a return transfer from Sarlat to Bordeaux




Price information

- Program and prices are listed as a guide only

- Prices are per person in double occupancy
- Currency is in EUR

- Price :2100€ per person
- Single supplement: 790€


Possible languages: English