Follow us on a thrilling 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 make you discover the best of the Bordeaux vineyards. 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.
Day 1: MEDOC FULL DAY WINE TOUR
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: POMEROL & SAINT EMILION WINE TOUR
Today your tour will take you to the right bank of the River Garonne. Your first stop will be in one of our selected classified growth chateau's of the appellation: Pomerol or Saint Emilion.
Here you'll 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
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 & VISIT / DORDOGNE VILLAGES / GABARRE BOAT RIDE
In the morning, follow your guide for an enriching walking tour of historic Sarlat, a rich merchant town of the 18th century that has kept and renovated its architectural treasures in a traditional style. Also, discover one of the most beautiful and authentic markets of the region, the Dordogne being one of the most famous "Food Destination" of France.
After some free time to enjoy the market and for lunch, your afternoon will take you to the small village of Domme. Walking tour in the village and off to La Roque Gageac savor a boat ride on the River Dordogne on board an authentic Gabarre. Finally, reach the small village of Beynac to admire the castle and participate in a walking tour through the villages, free time for personal discovery.
Night in Sarlat
Day 5: PADIRAC CHASM / ROCAMADOUR VISIT / MANOR OF EYRIGNAC GARDENS
Set off on an excursion to the Padirac abyss, a natural, 75 metre chasm. Once at the bottom of the chasm you will be taken deep inside the natural cave on a unique underground River boat ride.
Then off to the pilgrimage and fortress town of Rocamadour. Visit the renowned Notre Dame Chapel and one of the most dramatic pilgrimage sites in Europe. Finally stop at the Gardens of Eyrignac Manor, one of the most famous and beautiful topiary gardens of France.
Night in Sarlat.
Day 6: PREHISTORY & THE ART OF THE CAVES IN THE DORDOGNE
Thousands of years ago unknown artists created breath taking paintings, engravings and etchings on the walls of natural caves of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area. Today you will be introduced to this art and to the fascinating civilization that created it: Modern Man. Start the day in Les Eyzies and follow your guide on an English guided tour of the National Prehistory Museum one of the most complete in the world in the number of prehistoric artifacts.
Then, we will take you to Rouffignac Cave, the cave of 160 Mammouths, that possesses original and authentic etchings, engravings and drawings. Finally, visit world famous Lascaux II a perfect reproduction of the original cave. Here, you will discover 90% of the paintings that can be seen in the original and will be awed by the more than 20 year achievement to create this facsimile.
Return to Sarlat and end of our services.
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