Dordogne Tour

Book a Dordogne tour to visit the Dordogne region in Southwest France. Based in Sarlat, your Dordogne tour will immerse you in the wonders of this area.

Sarlat is one of the most well preserved 17th Century towns in France. You will enjoy Sarlat’s bustling market day. While on your Dordogne tour, you will visit  Lascaux II Cave that will take you back to the origins of art. The Dordogne tour also includes a visit to some of the most beautiful villages of the Dordogne. You will also enjoy a boat ride from La Roque Gageac on the River Dordogne where the stunning landscapes and mighty medieval fortresses stand guard along the River.

Included in the Dordogne tour price:

  • Four (4) nights accommodation in 3* Hotel (Double occupancy, superior room) in Sarlat la Caneda, including Breakfast
  • English-speaking guide driver
  • Transportation in Mercedes Minivan
  • Guided walking tour of Sarlat
  • Entrance fees to Lascaux II and Rouffignac Cave
  • Entrance fee to Prehistory museum
  • Boat Ride on the Dordogne river

Not included in the tour price:

  • Meals, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities

Dordogne Tour Details

Sarlat Market Day

Sarlat Market Day

Arrive in Sarlat

Upon your arrival in Sarlat, you will get settled into your hotel.

Overnight in Sarlat.

Sarlat Guided Tour / Domme Village Visit / Dordogne Boat Ride

La Roque Gageac

La Roque Gageac

The morning will begin with breakfast at your hotel.

Then you will enjoy a guided walking tour of historic Sarlat, a rich merchant town of the 18th century.

Departing with your driver guide, you’ll arrive in the small village of Domme to do a walking tour and then have some free time to explore on your own.

Then you’ll drive to the beautiful village of La Roque Gageac where you will depart on a boat ride on the River Dordogne and see castles, homes built into the hillside, and appreciate the pace of the tranquil landscape.

Finally, you’ll head to Beynac where you will experience a truly spectacular view and one of the most impressive medieval castles of the Dordogne. A walking tour in the village is part of your day and then you’ll have some free time to discover the town on your own.

Overnight in Sarlat.

 

Lascaux II Visit and the Art of the Caves

Lascaux II

Lascaux Cave II

Your day will begin with breakfast at the hotel.

Today is a trip back in history…literally! Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown painters created breath taking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area.

During this day, you will visit the town of Les Eyzies and follow your guide on a commented visit of the National Prehistory Museum.

The day continues to Rouffignac Cave that actually has authentic engravings dating back to the late Magdalenian period (17,000-12,000 years ago).

The final visit is to Lascaux II. a perfect reproduction of the original cave (public visits of the original caves are not permitted). First discovered in 1940,  the public cave visits to the original Lascaux were stopped in 1963 because of the damage that human breath was doing to the paintings. The replica is truly a thrill, too.

Overnight in Sarlat.

Rocamadour Half Day Morning Tour

Rocamadour

Rocamadour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will depart for the pilgrimage and fortress village of Rocamadour.  Rocamadour 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.  For centuries, the village has brought pilgrims from every country — among them kings, bishops, and nobles.

With your guide, you will 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. Afternoon in Sarlat is free for you to enjoy.

Overnight in Sarlat.

Sarlat

Breakfast at your hotel.

Dordogne Tour Pricing

This private tour pricing is based on your group size as follows:

Group of 2
$1560/person
3 star hotel, double occupance
Single Supplement: $430
Group of 4
$1024/person
3 star hotel, double occupance
Single Supplement: $430
Group of 6
$920/person
3 star hotel, double occupance
Single Supplement: $430
Group of 8
$855/person
3 star hotel, double occupance
Single Supplement: $430