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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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

Customize this tour

We are glad to customize this itinerary to include additionnal night stays, extra activities or any specific request you have.

YOUR Guide Book

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Brigitte
We want to thank you and Guillaume for a wonderful itinerary and such amazing personalized attention. Every touch was added with so much special care and your willingness to answer all of my questions in such detail ahead of time was truly amazing. The guidebook and ‘care package’ you sent was so exciting and really helped us a lot with every day …
Sandra
My husband and I prefer to travel independently not on tours but I am getting tired of doing all of the planning. Emilie did an excellent job of planning the trip. I gave input on the type of hotels and the places that we wanted to see and she took care of the details. The hotels that she picked were outstanding. All but one day we followed her …
Howard & Darlene
What a wonderful trip with personal guides Emilie planned for us! I would recommend her without reservation on your trip through Normandy, Mt St. Michel and the Loire Valley. The guidebook, which was chock full of important information (be sure to read it all!) was invaluable to us and became our bible.

Our Travelers’ Photos

Tonia & Peter
from Canada
at the Louvre Museum in Paris
Alan & Lucelle
From South Africa
In Mont Saint Michel at the border between Brittany & Normandy
Peter
from Canada
Truffle Hunting in Dordogne
Roy & Maureen
From Australia
In Biarritz Food Market, enjoying some white wine with oysters
Yvette & David
from the US
on the French Riviera, near Nice
Phyllis, Gyu & the boys
from Korea
in Nice
Linda
From Australia
Making Chou-Buns at Valerie's
Gary, Barbara, Lori and Ron
from the US
After a cooking class in Provence
Ron
From the US
Cycling in the Loire Valley vineyards
Tonia & Peter
from Canada
on the Pyla sandbar near Bordeaux
Bev & John
from Canada
in Bordeaux
Ginger & Tom
from the US
At their B&B in the Loire Valley