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Essential Dordogne - 5 Days/4 Nights

Essential Dordogne - 5 Days/4 Nights

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,922 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Dordogne
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-4698
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Fri
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,922 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Dordogne
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-4698
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Fri
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedAdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

This 5-day tour will take you to the very best of the Dordogne region. Explore the beautiful town of Sarlat and its popular market with a guided tour and gourmet adventure. Visit some of the most beautiful villages of the country including Beynac and Domme and learn more about history with a trip to the National Prehistory Museum and the Lascaux IV cave. You'll also make a stop at the pilgrimage village of Rocamadour and enjoy a boat ride on the scenic Dordogne river.

This tour is available from April 1 to October 31 (except August).

Meeting PointPlace Pasteur bus stop in Sarlat la Caneda. Hotel pick-up not available. Tour returns to departure point.

Itinerary

Departing always from the beautiful town of Sarlat, your daily excursions will lead you to the most significant attractions and the best delicacies of the region. Follow your guide on this small group tour and visit one of the most well preserved 17th century town during its bustling market day. Treat yourself to local delicacies as you explore famous markets and feed your mind with historical knowledge coming from Dordogne's prehistoric art scene. You will experience a unique visit at Lascaux IV cave that will plunge you back to the origins of Art. The tour also includes a visit to some of the most beautiful villages of the area as well as a boat ride on the River Dordogne that allows you to admire stunning landscapes and mighty medieval fortresses that lined up along the River.

Day 1, Arrival in Sarlat Train Station/Transfer to hotel

Arrive in Sarlat then transfer to your accommodation.

Day 2, Gourmet Tour/Villages of the Dordogne

Have some delightful breakfast at your hotel.

9:50 am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat.

Discover the beautiul medieval town of Sarlat and its colourful market and delicacies in the morning. In the afternoon, explore some of the most beautiful villages of Dordogne including Beynac, Domme and enjoy a boat ride along the River Dordgone.

6: 00 pm Return to Sarlat.

Day 3, Paleolithic Art of the Dordogne Full Day

Have some delightful breakfast at your hotel.

8:50 am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat. 

Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown painters created breathtaking 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, a perfect reproduction of the original cave.

6:00 pm Return to Sarlat

Day 4,  Rocamadour Half Day Tour

Have some delightful breakfast at your hotel.

8:50 am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat. 

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.

1:00 pm Return to Sarlat 

Day 5, Departure Day
After breakfast, transfer to Sarlat train station.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a 3-star or 4-star hotel, double room sharing in Sarlat
  • Breakfast from day 2 to day 5
  • Private guided walking tour of Sarlat
  • Visit to Beynac and Domme villages 
  • Boat ride on the Dordogne river
  • Lascaux IV and Rouffignac cave visit
  • Private guided walking tour of Rocamadour
  • 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 in the program
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Important Notes

  • Triple and single room upon request.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Touring days can be inverted.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Prices are per person in double occupancy.

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