Region
in Dordogne
Heritage & History Tours
Villages & Markets Tours

Discover Dordogne’s must sees and hidden beauties in a day from Sarlat. 

How To Get There

This day tour starts from Sarlat. From Bordeaux, you may take a train or bus to Sarlat (about 1hr30). 

Dordogne is one of our favorite regions of France and we like to have our travelers see this area through our insiders’ eyes. 

 

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Naomi
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Duration
1 day
Price
US$ 550
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Step by step

Paris Dordogne

Sarlat & Prehistoric painted caves

  • Sarlat historic city is a great base to explore Dordogne and to start your day. 
  • You will take a short tour to Sarlat paved streets and get up the Cathedral’s tower elevator to get a unique view over the city lauze-stone roofs. If you are there on a Saturday, then you will witness the bustle of Sarlat farmers market
  • Then, your private guide will take you to a prehistoric cave and explain you about how men were drawing and painting there about 20,000 years ago.

 This is an out of time experience which will take you back to the roots of humanity.

 

prehistoric caves

  • You will savor a traditional lunch Périgourdin made of duck confit and walnut cake which are food specialties from Dordogne. 

 

The Middle-Ages Heritage in Dordogne

  • In the afternoon, you will tour a quaint village from the Middle Ages, with an impressive fortress hanging on the cliff above you.
  • It will be the occasion to learn about the Hundred Year War (which was opposing the French to the English during the Middle Ages). 
  • We also plan for you to take a gabare boat tour on the river. 

boat tour dordogne river

  • Your day will end in a magnificent garden, overlooking the Dordogne river. 

What a day!

This day tour includes:

- A Private English-Speaking Guide

- Transportation in the guide's vehicle from and to Sarlat

- Admission to a prehistoric cave

- A 3 course lunch at a local restaurant with 2 glasses of wine

- A 1hr Gabare Boat Tour on the Dordogne River

It does not include:

- Transportation to Sarlat

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Deirdre
My husband and I spent one week visiting Normandy and the Loire Valley on a trip planned by France Just For You. The trip was amazing....We stayed in beautiful accomodations,had the BEST private guides,utilized many suggested itineraries---and all while keeping within our budget! For anyone who does not have the time or inclination to plan a trip …
Naomi
Our trip was arranged and detailed well in advance, with reservations for activities and places of special interest, and free days with suggestions for things to see and do. We fell in love with Dordogne and the Paleolithic caves for which we had reserved tours, and were able to take in another cave the next day at the suggestion of our B&B hostess …
Shanna
Emilie's services are amazing!! I contacted her after my one year anniversary trip planning fell through with another agency. She quickly picked up the reins from where they left off, listened to our budget requests and organized an absolutely fantastic trip for us! From Paris to Provence to the French Riviera, everywhere we stayed was wonderful …

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