TOURS & accommodation package IN DORDOGNE
Based in Sarlat, in the heart of the Dordogne region, follow us on this 5-day tour to discover
the essential of what this fascinating French province has to offer. Follow your guide on this
small group tour and visit one of the most well preserved 17th century town during its bustling
market day. You will also experience a unique visit at Lascaux IV cave that will plunge you
back to the origins of Art. The tour also includes the visit of some of the most beautiful villages
of the area as well as a boat ride on the River Dordogne so as to admire stunning landscapes
and mighty medieval fortresses lined up along the River.
DORDOGNE private tour – 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
From: 1100 Euros / person twin-shareFrom April to October, not available in August
INCLUSIONS1. Accommodation in 4*, double room sharing in Sarlat
2. Breakfast from day 2 to day 5
3. Private Sarlat guided walking tour
4. Private visite of Beynac and Domme
5. Boat ride on the Dordogne
6. Lascaux IV, Rouffignac and National Prehistory Museum visit with entrance fees
7. Private guided walking tour of Rocamadour
8. Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
9. Bottles of water in the minivan
EXCLUSIONS1. Entrance fees other than mentioned in the program
2. Meals and drinks
3. Personal expenses and insurance
4. Gratuities for the driver/guide
DAY 1 - Arrival in SarlatArrive in Sarlat on your own and settle into your hotel. Night in Sarlat. Sarlat is one of the most representative towns of 14th century France.The town possesses an outstanding number of buildings and houses dating from the 13th to 18th century.
DAY 2 - SARLAT GUIDED TOUR / VILLAGES OF THE DORDOGNE
9.30am pick up at your hotel. Follow your guide on a 2-hour walking tour and discover all the main sites the town has to offer. On Wednesdays and Saturdays your guide will also point out all the main specialties that one can find in the Sarlat Market. In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful village of Domme,a fortified medieval town. The village is classified as one of “The Most Beautiful Villages of France”). Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River. Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the 12th Century Castle perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. 5.30pm Return to your hotel and night in Sarlat.
DAY 3 - LASCAUX IV VISIT & THE ART OF THE CAVES - shared tour
9.00am Pick up at your hotel
Begin the day in Les Eyzies de Tayac for a guided visit of the National Prehistory Museum. Many themes are explored, including the legendary “Lucy”, the small 3.5-million-year-old woman discovered in Ethiopia in 1974. You will then visit the permanent exhibit galleries that will plunge you into the mists of time, revealing seven sequences that cover the entire Paleolithic era through an “ideal historiography”.
Visit the Incredible Lascaux IV Cave Complex Continue to Montignac where you will visit the brand-new Lascaux IV cave – open in December 2016. For the first time, all of Lascaux is revealed. A complete new replica retraces the discovery of the famous decorated cave.
Then, a Visit to the Famous Rouffignac Cave Finally, end the tour with the visit of Rouffignac Cave that possesses original and authentic etchings and drawings. After the visit, return to Sarlat.
6.00pm return to your hotel and night in Sarlat.
DAY 4 - ROCAMADOUR HALF DAY MORNING TOUR - shared tour
9.00am pick up at your hotel.
Rocamadour - A Picture-Perfect Visit Awaits 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. 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.
1.00pm Return to hotel in Sarlat, afternoon at leisure and night at your hotel.
DAY 5 - SARLAT
Breakfast at your hotel and end of our services.