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Essential Dordogne private tour
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Departure from Sarlat

From April to October included

Hours

Duration

890
   
Total: 890

Description

This 5 day tour based in Sarlat-la-Canéda covers the main sights of the area. The itinerary begins with the private guided walking tour of Sarlat-la-Canéda (market days are Wednesdays and Fridays). The historical city center has preserved most of its 16th and 17th century houses and the market is one of the most famous and finest of France. On the next day, guests will then discover the National Prehistory Museum and visit Lascaux II cave, a highlight of the tour. Finally, the pilgrimage village of Rocamadour will be on the program, with the visit of Notre-Dame Chapel, part of an extraordinary 13th century chapel complex perched on a cliff and one of the most dramatic sites in Europe.


ITINERARY


DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SARLAT

Arrive in Sarlat and settle into your hotel. Night in Sarlat.


DAY 2 SARLAT GUIDED TOUR / DOMME VILLAGE VISIT / DORDOGNE BOAT RIDE - PRIVATE

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.00am In the morning, follow a guided walking tour of historic Sarlat, a rich merchant town of the 18th century. 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.

5.00pm Return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.


DAY 3 LASCAUX IV & THE ART OF THE CAVES - PRIVATE

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.00am 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 has just opened in December of 2016. Here, experience an extraordinary journey back in time to discover our ancestors and their artwork.

5.00pm Return to Sarlat and night at your hotel. 


DAY 4 ROCAMADOUR HALF DAY MORNING TOUR - PRIVATE

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.00am 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.

1.00pm Return to Sarlat and free time in the afternoon. Night at your hotel.


DAY 5 SARLAT

Breakfast at your hotel. End of our services.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Accommodation in 4* hotel, double room sharing in Sarlat
2. Breakfast from day 2 to day 5
3. Private Sarlat guided walking tour
4. Beynac, Domme villages visit
5. Boat ride on the Dordogne River
6. Lascaux II and Rouffignac cave visit
7. Private guided walking tour of Rocamadour
8. Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
9. Small group tour of 8 passengers maximum
10. Bottled water in the minivan
11. 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

Every day at your hotel

Pick up information

Hotel pick up in Sarlat (if applicable)
Tour returns to departure point

Additional information

Additional information

- Tour is for 6 passengers maximum per vehicle

- Confirmation of the tour will be received within 72 hours, subject to availability
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated

- Tour involves some walking, cobblestone villages, not suitable for persons with walking difficulties

- This tour is not wheelchair accessible




Price information

- Program and Prices are listed as a guide only

- Prices are per persons, double room sharing
- Currency is in Euro

- Price base 2 persons: 1300€ per person
- Price base 4 persons:  1000€ per person
- Price base 6 persons:   890€ per person
- Single supplement:       360€


Possible languages: English, Español, Français