6 Day Bordeaux Grands Crus & Essential Dordogne

A 6 Day Meander Through Wineries and Villages

Become a Wine Expert Over the Course of 6 Guided Visits + Tastings

Guided Walking Explorations of Saint Emilion, Beynac and Domme, Some of the Most Beautiful Villages of France

Explore Historic Cave Paintings and Cruise the River Dordogne

All wine tasting fees and entrance fees mentioned 100% included

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

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Trip Details

Prices:

705€ per person.


When:

Departs Sun, Wed. Not available in August.
1 Apr 2018 to 31 Oct 2018


Duration:

6 days


Trip Style:

Multi-Day Shared Tour in Bordeaux & the Dordogne.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.


Meeting Point:

In front of the Bordeaux tourism office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000 for the Bordeaux Tours
Place Pasteur Bus stop in Sarlat, Place Pasteur 24200 for the Dordogne Tours
Hotel pick-up not available
Tour returns to departure point


Inclusions:

Services of an expert English speaking driver guide
Wine tours to the Médoc & Saint-Émilion
6 Visits & tastings in classified growth chateaus
All tasting fees
Private transfer from Bordeaux to Sarlat
Guided walking tours of Sarlat, Rocamadour
English guided tour of the Prehistory museum
Boat ride on the River Dordogne
Entrance fees and visit of Rouffignac and lascaux IV center
Walking tour in Saint-Émilion, Beynac and Domme villages
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
Bottles of water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board


Exclusions:

Entrance fees other than mentioned
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses and insurance
Gratuities for the driver/guide

Departs from Bordeaux

Follow us on a 6 day tour that will take you from the world famous vineyards of Bordeaux to one of the most unique regions of France: the Dordogne.

Start the tour based in the recently declared UNESCO city of Bordeaux where your local driver/guide will help you discover the best of the Bordeaux vineyards. Pick up will be centrally located in front of the Tourism Office and you will depart towards all the main Bordeaux wine regions that are famous worldwide. From the famous Grand Cru Classé of the Médoc to the more intimate garage wines that produce only 3000 bottles a year in Saint Emilion, our Bordeaux wine tours are designed to bring you where wine tasting has become an art. During the tour all will be able to comprehend the different techniques involved in wine-making, understand the relationship between the wine grower and his/her vineyard and mostly get the feel and authenticity for a region where traditions and values are as deeply rooted as the vineyard itself. Certainly one of the main features of the tour will be the visit of some of the most famous Classified growth chateaus of the most famous appellations: the Médoc and St Emilion.

The tour will then move along towards the Dordogne region where you will be based in Sarlat. Here, your local driver/guide will make you discover the best the Dordogne region has to offer. Pickup will be at centrally located Place Pasteur bus stop and you will depart towards the main attractions this unique region offers every day. Small traditional Dordogne villages will be yours to discover as many are classified among the “most beautiful of France”. The region also boasts some of the most incredible medieval castles as this was the region where the French and English armies faced each other during the 100 year war. Certainly one of the main features of the tour will be the visit of Lascaux IV international center for Parietal Art. The Dordogne is famous in the world for having the largest number of prehistoric cave paintings and shelters in a sole location.

Day 1 > Medoc Wine Tour Full Day - Shared

Leave Bordeaux in the morning and follow the châteaux route where you will come across such pearls as Château Margaux, Château Palmer or Mouton Rothschild. Your first stop will be in one of our selected Classified growths where you will enjoy a visit of the installations and a wine tasting session. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit and wine taste in 2 other selected classified growths. Appellations visited include Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe. Night in Bordeaux.

Day 2 > St Emilion Wine Tour Full Day - Shared

Today your tour will take you to the right bank of the River Garonne. Your first stop will be in 2 of our selected classified growth chateaus of the appellation: St Emilion or surrounding (Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol, Fronsac…). Here you will follow a guided visit of the installations and enjoy a wine tasting session. Then follow your guide on a walking tour of the village. After some free time for lunch and personal discovery, we will take you to another selected chateau for a visit and wine tasting session. Return to Bordeaux after the visit and night in Bordeaux.

Day 3 > Transfer From Bordeaux To Sarlat - Private

This morning enjoy some free time in Bordeaux to admire some of the UNESCO monuments or why not shop in one of the longest shopping streets of Europe? After lunch, pick up at your hotel and departure transfer for the town of Sarlat la Canéda. Night in Sarlat.

Day 4 > Sarlat MARKET TOUR / Domme Village Visit / Dordogne Boat Ride – Shared

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.

Day 5 > Lascaux IV Visit & The Art Of The Caves - Shared

Some 17,000 years ago, 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 the new center for Parietal Art, Lascaux IV where a thrilling new experience awaits in what is considered to be the ideal 21st century museum dedicated to Paleolithic Art.

Day 6 > Rocamadour Visit - Shared

In the morning, 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. Afternoon in Sarlat is free for you to enjoy. Return to Sarlat. End of our services.

Good to Know

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