BORDEAUX GRANDS CRUS & THE DORDOGNE                     7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS from 17000€ per person

This tour has been designed so that you may discover 2 of the most beautiful regions of south western France. The Bordeaux wine region first, a world renowned destination for all wine lovers. Here, not only will you discover some of the most renowned appellations, but you will also have the opportunity to visit prestigious Classified Growth wineries and taste some of the most famous blends that this area has to offer. Your English speaking wine guide will also be happy to share all his knowledge so that your Bordeaux experience is as enriching as possible.

 

Then move on to the enchanting Dordogne region. Small traditional villages classified among the “most beautiful of France”, breathtaking Medieval castles that line up along the River, refined and exhilarating Art that goes back to the origins of Man and incredible food, all these aspects concur in making the Dordogne so special. Departing from the beautiful town of Sarlat, your daily excursions will lead you to the most significant attractions in what is without a doubt one of the fascinating provinces of France.

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX / HOTEL TRANSFER              

Pick up in Bordeaux upon arrival (Airport/Train Station) and transfer to your hotel. Check in to your centrally located hotel and night in Bordeaux.

 

DAY 2 BORDEAUX GUIDED TOUR / CLASSIFIED GROWTHS OF MARGAUX         B, L

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.30am pick up at your hotel. This morning, enjoy a private guided walking tour of Bordeaux with your English speaking licensed tour guide. During your visit, you will discover the most famous monuments and landmarks that the city has to offer. Bordeaux has been classified a “City of Art and History” and is home to one of Europe’s largest collection of 18th-Century architecture. As you walk through imposing squares and handsome avenues, you will see big-ticket attractions such as the neo-classical Grand Théâtre, conceived as a “Temple to the Arts and Light” or Saint Andrews Cathedral where young Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII. After some free time for lunch, depart for the Margaux appellation located in the Medoc region. Here, you will enjoy the visit and wine tasting in 2 Classified Growth Chateaus of different Medoc appellations. Your tour will begin with the visit of the installations so as to better understand the chemistry & technical complexity involved in the wine making process. The visits also point out the importance of the soil and weather conditions, which the French translate into one word: Terroir.

6.30pm Return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.

 

DAY 3 MERLOT WINES OF ST EMILION / TRANSFER TO SARLAT                                 B

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.00am Pick up at your hotel. Today the wine region known as the right bank is on your program. Your main destination will be the Saint Emilion wine area where Merlot is the predominant grape variety. Here you will first enjoy a private visit and wine tasting in a Classified Growth Chateau of the appellation. In Saint Emilion village your guide will explain the history of this medieval town and you will discover the unique underground monuments, including the Monolithic church. After some free time for lunch continue your way to the Dordogne.

5.30pm Arrive in Sarlat la Caneda and check in your 4* hotel.

 

DAY 4  SARLAT GUIDED WALKING TOUR / ROCAMADOUR VISIT                                B

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.30am Pick up at your hotel. In the morning, follow a guided walking tour of historic Sarlat, a rich merchant town of the 18th century. After the visit 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 and return to Sarlat.

5.30pm Return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.

 

DAY 5 NATIONAL PREHISTORY MUSEUM / LASCAUX II  & ROUFFIGNAC VISITS   B

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.00am Pick up at your hotel. Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown artists created breathtaking paintings, drawings and etchings inside caves of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area. During this day you will be introduced to this fascinating art and to the people who created it. Begin the day in Les Eyzies de Tayac for a guided visit of the National Prehistory Museum. Continue to Montignac where you will visit Lascaux II cave, a perfect reproduction of the original cave. Finally, end the tour with the visit of Rouffignac Cave that possesses original and authentic etchings and drawings.

5.00pm Return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.

 

DAY 6 BREATHTAKING VILLAGES OF THE DORDOGNE VALLEY                             B, L

Breakfast at your hotel.

10.00am Pick up at your hotel. By Carsac-Aillac and Montfort depart along the Dordogne valley. First discover and visit the mighty castle of Castelnaud a medieval fortress overlooking the Dordogne River, erected to face its rival, the Château de Beynac. Today the picturesquely restored château houses a much-visited museum of medieval warfare, featuring reconstructions of siege engines such as the trebuchet. After a traditional lunch in one of the selected restaurants of the area, continue with the visit of the hill top village Beynac, La Roque Gageac and the bastide of Domme. All 3 are classified as “Most beautiful village of France”. End the day with a peaceful cruise on the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river.

6.00pm Return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.

 

DAY 7 SARLAT                                                                                                                                   B

Breakfast at your hotel and transfer back to Bordeaux (or Toulouse).

PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE ROOM SHARING

  BASE 2 BASE 4 BASE 6 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Price per person     2650€ 1940€ 1700€ 600€

PRICE & TOUR INFORMATION

Prices are per person double occupancy
Tour is available from April to October included
Departs everyday

 

INCLUSIONS

1. Arrival/departure private transfers in Bordeaux, Sarlat
2. 2 nights in Bordeaux in 4* hotel, double room sharing
3. 4 nights in Sarlat 4* hotel, double room sharing
4. Breakfast from day 2 to day 7
5. Services of an expert English speaking driver/guide
6. Private guided walking tour in Bordeaux
7. Margaux appellation half day wine tour including 2 “Classified Growth Chateau” visits
8. Saint-Émilion wine tour with 1 “Classified Growth Chateau” visit and tasting
9. Private visit of the underground monuments of Saint-Émilion
10. All tasting fees in the chateaus - Private transfer to Sarlat
11. Private guided walking tour in Sarlat and Rocamadour
12. Private English guided tour of the Prehistory Museum in Les Eyzies
13. Visit of Rouffignac and Lascaux II caves
14. Private visit of Castelnaud castle
15. Lunch in a selected local restaurant of the Dordogne valley (drinks not included)
16. Boat ride on the Dordogne River
17. All entrance fees to activities, monuments, museums, caves mentioned in program
18. Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped compact vans
19. Bottled water in the minivan

 

EXCLUSIONS

1. Personal insurance or expenses
2. Meals and drinks
3. Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions, wine tasting fees unless specified in the program
4. Gratuities for the driver/guide

 

ACCOMMODATION IN LUXURY B&B OR 5* HOTELS ON REQUEST

Telephone

+33 556 152 609

Email

contact@bordeaux-wine-tours.biz

Website

www.bordeaux-wine-tours.biz

 

Tour Operator n° : IM031130002

Transport Licence : 2011/73/00593

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