These last years, the Dordogne region of France has become one of the favorite destinations for independent travelers. We at Ophorus have designed small group scheduled multi day tours departing from Sarlat that include all the most significant attractions and must see's the region has to offer. Highlights of these small group Dordogne tours include a gourmet walking tour of Sarlat on market day, the visit of beautiful villages, stunning landscapes, a private visit of the National Prehistory Museum and a visit in world renowned Lascaux IV museum. These small group Dordogne scheduled tours can also be combined with the Bordeaux region for those that would like to experience and discover our small group Bordeaux wine tours. All our scheduled multi day tours are for small groups of 8 persons maximum and are conducted by English speaking licensed Guide/Drivers.
Day 1 SARLAT GOURMET TOUR / VILLAGES VISIT / DORDOGNE BOAT RIDE
In the morning, follow a guided walking tour of historic Sarlat, a rich merchant town of the 18th century. Today is market day, so follow your guide through the winding streets of this beautiful town and stop on the way to taste some local delicacies. Then reach the small village of Domme. Enjoy a walking tour and some free time for personal discovery. Then we drive to the beautiful village of La Roque Gageac where you will depart on a boat ride on the River Dordogne. Finally, we head to Beynac where you will admire a truly spectacular view and one of the most impressive medieval castles of the Dordogne. Walking tour in the village and free time for personal discovery.
Day 2 PALEOLITHIC ART OF THE DORDOGNE FULL DAY
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 enjoy some time in Les Eyzies and follow your guide on a commented visit of the National Prehistory Museum. Continue to Rouffignac Cave that possesses original and authentic engravings dating back to the late Magdalenian. Finally, visit of Lascaux IV Parietal Museum, that houses different set designs, displays, state of the art technology and interactive workshops, as well as immersive technology. You will of course have the opportunity to visit the famous Lascaux cave replica, a perfect reproduction of the original one.
Day 3 ROCAMADOUR MORNING VISIT
In the morning, 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. Afternoon in Sarlat is free for you to enjoy. Return to Sarlat. End of our services.
- The services of an English speaking driverguide.
- Visit of Pech Merle, Rouffignac & Lascaux IV Museum
- Meals and drinks
|- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Child prices are applicable for children aged 4 - 12 years
- Prices are per person
- Currency is in EUR
|- Departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Sarlat
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers to operate