Dordogne Wine Tour Private Day Trip From Sarlat
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Small Groups ( 2~8 )
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- Travel on small country side roads
- Admire the landscape along the Dordogne River
- Enjoy two Wine Tasting Sessions of Bergerac Wines
- Tour can be customized to suit your interests
- Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bergerac Wines
Program & Itinerary
A Full Day Private Tour to discover the wines of Dordogne
Take part in this small group private Dordogne wine tour departing from Sarlat la Canéda (pick up in the vicinity is possible) to discover local wines of the area. Firs, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Sarlat or surrounding area. Then, meet your English speaking driver/guide who will introduce you to the itinerary and program of the day. Finally, board your recent and comfortable Air Conditioned minivan that can take up to 8 persons.
Departing from Sarlat, this day trip to the Dordogne wine area of France will have you first travel on small country side roads that will enable you to admire the landscape, pass through historic small towns and traditional villages as you drive along the Dordogne River.
Your first stop on the way will be in the Bergerac wine producing area. Here, participate in a visit and a commented wine tasting session. The local wines here are called Pecharmant. This little known appellation of the Bergerac wine region is famous for producing full bodied red wines that are made from a blend of Merlot, Malbec (also known locally as Cot) and both Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes.
This is a unique opportunity for you as you will be tasting wines that are considered to be of higher quality than the average Bergerac wines, considered as more rustic!
Enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch in Bergerac
After your visit, your driver/guide will drop you off in Bergerac historic center. The city center is classified as 'Town of Art & History' with its charming small streets, half timbered houses with their Gothic architecture. Your guide will also certainly point out the location of the statue of Cyrano de Bergerac where it will be time for a great photo opportunity. The town and the region are also famous for the local food & wine and so you will have some free time for lunch and personal discovery in Bergerac.
Take part in another wine tasting session in the afternoon
After lunch, we will take you to another local winery of the area so that you may further understand that type of wines that are made in the area. Typically, we will include the visit and tasting in a family owned winery as this is always a much more interesting experience especially for those who would like to know a bit more about wine making in the French region.
Finally, depending on the timing of the day, it will be possible to stop just before Sarlat to visit one of the last remaining wineries of the Black Périgord. This traditional winery produces local wines that age in terra-cotta pots. The wines made in the property are the product of typical terroirs that are made up of limestone. The grape varieties used here are Merlot, Cabernet France and Fer Servadou for the red wines and Sauvignon blanc and Semillon for the white wines.
Return to your accommodation at the end of the day and end of our services.
Meet your Guide at your Accomodation in Sarlat
Visit and wine tasting at 1st winery
Guided walk through charming Bergerac
Free time for lunch and personal discovery in Bergerac
Visit and wine tasting at 2nd winery
Drive back to Sarlat along the Dordogne valley
Drop off at your accommodation in Sarlat
Know before you book
- Tour available from April to October
- 8 hour Private Dordogne Wine Tour from Sarlat
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
- Wine tasting fees can be purchased during booking process
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
- Currency is in Euros
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
- Face Masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
Other possible pick up locations :
- Les Eyzies de Tayac
- Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme
Included / excluded
- Reservation for 2 different Bergerac wineries
- Guided walking tour of Bergerac
- English-speaking driver guide, Expert of the Dordogne
- Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Free WiFi access on board
- Wine tasting fees
- Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Will we be able to buy wine during this private Dordogne Wine Tour?Yes, all the wineries that we visit sell their wines directly at the Chateau / Winery.
Do you organize pick up and return at hotel on your private day trips from Sarlat?Yes, absolutely, we will come and pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Sarlat. We can also pick you up within a radius of 30kms (20 miles) around Sarlat at no extra cost.
What type of vehicles are used during your wine tours from Sarlat?Our company uses only Mercedes Vito Tourer 8 seater minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space and on board P/A system for commentaries by the guide.
Who conducts your private wine tours from Sarlat?We only employ fully accredited, licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of the National Prehistory Museum, guided walking tours in villages such as Rocamadour, visit of historical monuments and so on.
For this particular day trip, your tour will be conducted by one of our guides that has excellent knowledge in local Bergerac & Dordogne wines.
Which Vineyards of the Dordogne will we visit?On this private wine tour from Sarlat we will take you to the Bergerac Wine region first. After a visit & wine tasting at a carefully selected winery we will take you to the charming small town of Bergerac where you will have time for lunch (at own expense). In the afternoon, we will take you to the Pecharmant Wine region. Finally, on the way back to Sarlat we will stop in one of the last remaining local wineries of the area.
How many / much wines are served in the Wineries?Usually the wineries will have you taste the wines that are produced in their wineries. For the Bergerac wines, wineries can produce reds, whites, rosés and sweet white wines. In the Pecharmant wine region, red wine is the main wine that is produced.
Is lunch included on this Private Wine Tour from Sarlat?No, we never include lunch on our private full day tours from Sarlat. If you would like to include a lunch in a local restaurant don't hesitate to reach out and our travel advisors will take care of your restaurant reservation. Also, don't hesitate to ask your guide in the morning for recommendations.