A day in Dordogne
Starting at 925€ for the party
- Full day
- Private tour
- Private transportation
- English-speaking local guide with food and wine expertise
Bordeaux / Dordogne / Bordeaux (260 miles/ 5h total transfer time)
8:30AM – BORDEAUX
Hotel Pickup (or another location in Bordeaux).
11AM – VISIT THE LASCAUX CAVES
Arrive in Montignac and visit the Grottes de Lascaux.
Lascaux Cave is a Palaeolithic cave situated in southwestern France, near the village of Montignac in the Dordogne region, which houses some of the most famous examples of prehistoric cave paintings. Close to 600 paintings – mostly of animals – dot the interior walls of the cave in impressive compositions. Besides these paintings, which represent most of the major images, there are also around 1400 engravings of a similar order. The art, dated to c. 17,000 – c. 15,000 BCE, falls within the Upper Palaeolithic period and was created by the clearly skilled hands of humans living in the area at that time. Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1979, along with other prehistoric sites in its proximity.
Today, discover the brand-new Lascaux IV, the triumph of technology. After Lascaux II (the famous facsimile of the original cave) and Lascaux III (The Lascaux international exhibition), we now have the International Centre for Cave Art (Lascaux IV) at the foot of Lascaux hill. The site includes a facsimile of the entire cave – as well as the discovery of cave art from around the world and the Cro-Magnon civilization – through virtual reality technology. A truly special outing!
11AM – VISIT THE TOWN OF SARLAT
Follow a guided tour of the medieval town of Sarlat. Sarlat is in the region of Perigord Noir, a few hours east of Bordeaux City. Sarlat is a beautiful, well-restored town a few miles north of the River Dordogne. The old town, dating from both medieval and renaissance times is a pleasure to visit: discover its picturesque tangle of honey-colored buildings, alleyways and secret squares. We can also organize a tour on a “Gabarre” on the Dordogne river… Take a cruise along the river aboard a gabarre, a safe and modern replica of the flat-bottomed crafts used in the past centuries. Discover the local history and customs which have shaped the cultural identity of our river, its valley and its inhabitants.
1 PM – LUNCH
Lunch and free time in the medieval town of Sarlat.
AFTERNOON – DORDOGNE VALLEY
In the afternoon, stop at La Roque Gageac and Beynac and enjoy the best panoramic views of the Dordogne Valley.
6:30/7 PM – BORDEAUX
Arrive back at your hotel in Bordeaux.
Organization / Price
- Private transportation
- Your local English-speaking guide/driver
- Activities, visits, lunch, any personal expenses, airfares, accommodation, travel insurance and tips.
- Generally anything not listed in the program.