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Ophorus Tours - Special Offer - 6 Days Bordeaux & Dordogne Small Group Shared Tours

Sarlat-la-Canéda Bordeaux

Special Offer - 6 Days Bordeaux & Dordogne Small Group Shared Tours

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A 6 Day Meander Through Wineries And Villages in small group shared tours

Highlights

  • 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
  • English speaking Guides, local Experts of Bordeaux and the Dordogne

Program & Itinerary

This 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 renowned appellations, but you will also have the opportunity to visit prestigious Classified Growth wineries and taste some of the most famous blends that this ...

This 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 renowned 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 semi private 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 in what is without a doubt one of the fascinating provinces of France.

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  • day 1

    Full Day Wine Tour to the Medoc appellation

    9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of BordeauxA Full Day Including Visits to 3 Renowned EstatesThe Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectoliters of wine. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and...
    9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux

    A Full Day Including Visits to 3 Renowned Estates
    The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectoliters of wine. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère. 

    Taste Fabulous Wines, Guided By a Knowledgeable Hand
    This morning, head towards the famous Medoc wine region. On this full day tour, experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Grands Crus Wineries 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 winemaking. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Haut Medoc appellations.

    Stop along the famous Route des Chateaux for great photo opportunities
    During the day you will inevitably drive along the D2 road or Route des Chateaux as it is known locally. It is along this route that some of the most famous Wineries such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, Chateau Latour or Chateau Pichon Longueville are located. Depending on the timing of the tour, your driver/guide will certainly make a stop in front of one of these world-renowned wineries so that you may have the opportunity to take some photos. 
    6.00pm return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.
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  • day 2

    Full Day Wine Tour to Saint Emilion

    9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of BordeauxDiscover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of BordeauxThe wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol...
    9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux

    Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux
    The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint Émilion that are named the satellite appellations.

    The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damp, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and, as such, they are less often used.

    Saint-Émilion wines were first classified in 1955 and have been continuously revised with the most recent revision occurring in 2012. Chateaus are divided into two First Growth classification- Premiers Grands Crus Classés A, which currently includes Château Ausone, Château Cheval Blanc, Château Pavie and Château Angélus and Premiers Grands Crus Classés B which currently includes 14 chateaux such as Château Beau-Séjour Bécot and Château Figeac. Below the Premiers crus are the Grands Crus Classés which currently includes 63 chateaux.

    Mix Incredible Wineries With the Enchanting Village of Saint Emilion
    Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…).

    Then, arrive in the village and participate in another visit of a Classified Growth Chateau, followed by some free time for personal discovery and lunch. In the afternoon after a walking tour of the village, experience another visit and wine tasting session in a local winery of the Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and bottled water in the minivan are all included.

    5.30pm return to Bordeaux. Night at your hotel.
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  • day 3

    Free time for personal discovery in Bordeaux / Private transfer to the Dordogne valley

  • day 4

    Gourmet Walking Tour of Sarlat market / Villages of the Dordogne

    9.30am Pick up in Sarlat, Place Pasteur Bus Stop.Experience the Excitement of Bustling Sarlat on Market Day (Wednesdays/Saturdays)Welcome to Sarlat, one of the most fascinating small towns of France. This tour takes place only on market days, so follow your guide through the winding streets and stroll through the colorful...
    9.30am Pick up in Sarlat, Place Pasteur Bus Stop.

    Experience the Excitement of Bustling Sarlat on Market Day (Wednesdays/Saturdays)
    Welcome to Sarlat, one of the most fascinating small towns of France. This tour takes place only on market days, so follow your guide through the winding streets and stroll through the colorful stalls as he introduces you to the local delicacies. Your tour will include stops where you will taste delicious specialties of the region including duck, cheese, walnuts and wine.

    At 2.00pm, departure for the second part of your day.

    The Highlights of the Dordogne in One Short Tour
    Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide, or a fortified medieval town, adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides.

    The village is classified as one of the “Plus Beaux Villages de France” (“The Most Beautiful Villages of France”). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years’ War, the bastide was coveted by the English who first took the town in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again.

    Boat ride along the Dordogne River
    Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river.

    Visit the village of Beynac
    Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley.

    The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defenses were built up on the plateau: double crenelated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican. See architectural phenomenon, aided by nature, and discover more about the history of this unusual city on this half-day tour!
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  • day 5

    Tour to the prehistoric Caves - Lascaux IV and Rouffignac

    9.00am Pick up in Sarlat, Place Pasteur Bus Stop.A Full Day Exploring the Fascinating History of the Cave Paintings of the DordogneSome 15,000 years B.C. unknown artists created breathtaking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area. During this day tour you will be...
    9.00am Pick up in Sarlat, Place Pasteur Bus Stop.

    A Full Day Exploring the Fascinating History of the Cave Paintings of the Dordogne
    Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown artists created breathtaking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area. During this day tour you will be introduced to this fascinating art and to the people who made it.

    Visit the National Prehistory Museum
    Begin the day in Les Eyzies de Tayac for a guided visit of the National Prehistory Museum. Opened in 2004, this national museum possesses the largest collection of prehistoric artifacts in the world.

    Visit Lascaux IV Center for Parietal Art in Montignac
    Continue to Montignac where you will visit Lascaux IV cave, a perfect reproduction of the original cave. Opened in 2016, Lascaux IV is a triumph of technology. Unlike any other cave visits, Lascaux IV employs different set designs, displays, state-of-the-art interactive workshops and immersive technology to bring it to life. In fact, the atmosphere inside the replica cave is just like that of a real cave: dark, damp and muffled.

    Visit Rouffignac cave
    Finally, end the tour with the visit of Rouffignac Cave that possesses original and authentic etchings and drawings. The Rouffignac cave was already mentioned in 1575 by François de Belleforest. In his Cosmographie universelle he cites “paintings and animal traces”.

    In the 19th century the cave was known as a tourist attraction. Famous archaeologists like Henry Breuil, André Glory and Martel had visited the cave in the early 20th century, but it was only in 1956 when Louis-René Nougier and Romain Robert, two prehistorians from the Pyrenees, rediscovered and confirmed the cave art. 
    6.00pm return to Sarlat.
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  • day 6

    Tour to Padirac Chasm and Rocamadour

    9.00am pick up at a centrally meeting point in SarlatDiscover two of the most emblematic sites of the Lot Region of FranceFollow our unique small group full day tour to the Gouffre de Padirac and the village of Rocamadour departing from Sarlat. At first, meet your English speaking expert tour...
    9.00am pick up at a centrally meeting point in Sarlat

    Discover two of the most emblematic sites of the Lot Region of France
    Follow our unique small group full day tour to the Gouffre de Padirac and the village of Rocamadour departing from Sarlat. At first, meet your English speaking expert tour guide at the central meeting point in Sarlat located Place Pasteur. Here, you will be first introduced to the days program. Then, it will be time to board your air-conditioned minivan and begin your day trip that will take you first to the Chasm of Padirac.

    One of the most stunning visits of the area: Padirac Chasm
    After a drive of just over an hour, arrive in Padirac. Experience a unique visit of one of the most extraordinary natural phenomena of the region as you plunge in an unexpected underground world. The chasm itself is 103 m (338 ft) deep, with a diameter of approximately 35 meters (115 ft).

    The flooded network of Padirac Chasm is the second longest in the world after those located in the Yucatan province of Mexico. The visit of this vertiginous chasm begins with a 75 meter descent via a lift before actually entering the cave system. Following the descent, enjoy a peaceful boat ride on the mysterious subterranean River.

    Then, disembark and walk along a path that will take you through large caves decorated with stunning gigantic limestone concretions. After the walk, you will return by boat to your original departure point and take the lift back up to reach the outside world.

    Rocamadour: A castle set above a sanctuary set above a village
    After the visit of Padirac, board the minivan and head to the nearby village of Rocamadour. Miraculous rock, collection of tales, legends and beliefs, sanctuary of the Black Virgin, pilgrimage site: the Village of Rocamadour is all of this at the same time.

    The old medieval houses, the towers and fortifications, the oratories all tumble along the steep cliff that dominates the Alzou Canyon. The whole site is topped off by the castle and its dungeon and the seven sanctuaries. Your guide will certainly stop here for a breathtaking view of the whole site that make for fantastic photo opportunities.

    Depending on your time of arrival, you will either follow a guided walking tour of the village or enjoy some free time for lunch. The full-day tour will also include the short visit of a local farm including a goat cheese tasting.

    Rocamadour is without a doubt one of the most beautiful villages of the area. Classified as a Unesco World Heritage site as it is located on the way to Santiago de Compostella (St James Way), the main attraction of the village lies in its sanctuaries especially that of Notre Dame that bears a statue of the Black Virgin.

    The visit of the village can be painful for those with walking problems but please note that there is a possibility of accessing the sanctuaries by lift (tickets not included in price). For lunch, there are many restaurants & snacks to be found in the village and your guide will make the adequate suggestions depending on what type of meal you are looking for.

    Other great trips that can be taken to local villages include our private tours to Saint Cirq Lapopie, Collonges la Rouge or to the small villages of the Dordogne valley.
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Know before you book

  • Tour available from April to October (except August)
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Order of Tours in Bordeaux or in Sarlat can be modified
  • Departure transfer back to Bordeaux can be booked as a supplement 
  • Detailed program will be sent to you after booking
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • 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

Meeting point

In front of Bordeaux Tourism Office

Departure

Meeting Point in Bordeaux - 12 Cours du 30 Juillet 
Meeting Point in Sarlat - Bus Stop, Place Pasteur

Guide will have a sign with company logo and tour name. Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

After booking you will recieve a detailed program with the final itinerary.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

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  • Jenny & Bob

    10, Apr 2014

    Marion F. of Ophorus was our wonderful driver/guide. She speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of the...
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Included

  • Wine tours to the Médoc & Saint-Émilion
  • 6 Visits & tastings in classified growth chateaux
  • All tasting fees
  • Private transfer from Bordeaux to Sarlat
  • Guided Gourmet walking tour of Sarlat
  • Guided walking tour of Rocamadour, Domme, Beynac
  • Gabarre boat ride on the Dordogne
  • Guided visit of Prehistory museum in Les Eyzies 
  • Tickets for Lascaux IV and Rouffignac Cave
  • Entrance fees to Padirac Chasm
  • Small group of 8 passengers maximum
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board

Excluded

  • Accommodation 
  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you pick up at hotels on this multi day Bordeaux - Dordogne tour?

    On this multi day tour, you will join our shared tours in Bordeaux and in Sarlat. All the tours start at a designated meeting point. Departure times and location will be mentioned on your voucher / itinerary.

    However, the transfer from Bordeaux to Sarlat is privatized just for you. This means we will come and pick you up at your hotel in Bordeaux and drop you off at your hotel in Sarlat. 
  • What type of vehicles are used during these shared tours from Bordeaux and 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 these shared tours from Bordeaux and 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 cities such as Sarlat, visit of historical monuments and so on. In the Dordogne, all our guides are experts in History & Culture. All have a large experience in Paleolithic Art and conduct tours in both Caves & Castles.
  • What happens if we do not find the meeting point for our Shared Tours from Bordeaux or Sarlat?

    You have to be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure. If you are having difficulties finding the meeting point you must call us on our office number +33 556 152 609 so that we may help you find the exact area. Please note that tours leave on time and if you are not there at the designated area and indicated time the driver/guide will leave. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
  • When will we know the exact order of the tours?

    Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a detailed itinerary with all the important informations.
  • Will we have time to enjoy the Sarlat weekly farmers market?

    The Sarlat market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You will be with your guide in the morning from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. After the Gourmet walking Tour you will have free time for personal discovery and lunch in Sarlat. The afternoon tour will start at 2pm.
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