Bordeaux & Sarlat: Gems of Aquitaine

In this gastronomic paradise of France, home of great wines, foie gras, truffles and much more, discover a fabulous area that extends from Bordeaux to the Vézère Valley in Dordogne, land of prehistoric caves and arts, medieval castles, charming villages and towns, and breathtaking landscapes.

REF: BS

7 nights /

 8 days

3 nights in Bordeaux 
and 4 nights in Sarlat

From 2 to

 6

Customizable

Bordeaux & Sarlat: Gems of Aquitaine

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Spend the first 3 nights in Bordeaux, a magic name that symbolizes divine wines and joy of life. Here and in the surrounding area you will also discover wonderful 18th & 19th century architecture, listed WHS by UNESCO. Enjoy a bus and walking tour of the city, and sense the unique atmosphere of one of the most beautiful places in France, remarkably restored, offering an exceptional quality of life. Visit the famous vineyard of Médoc and sample some great wines. Take day-tours to the fabulous town of Saint-Emilion also listed WHS for its stunning medieval architecture and famous vineyards, and to the Nature Park of the Bay of Arcachon, a paradise for birds, oyster lovers and windsurfers. Here you will also find amazing sand dunes among which the Dune du Pilat, the largest in Europe!

Travel to Sarlat, a wonderful town of about 10,000 inhabitants, beautifully restored and renowned for its artistic and architectural treasures. Tour this town by foot to discover all the fascinating facets of this enchanting spot; enjoy the renowned food market and local specialties; visit a farm and sample genuine culinary delicacies. Learn about early mankind at the National Prehistoric Museum at Les Eyzies ; visit the unique prehistoric cave of Font de Gaume that houses polychrome wall paintings created more 15,000 years ago; and discover the fabulous shelter of Cap Blanc where you will see life size horses, sculptured at about the same period.

Take excursions to beautiful and stunning medieval sites such as Domme, Castelnaud, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac, and Rocamadour; visit the marvellous gardens of Eyrignac and enjoy a bus ride along the beautiful Dordogne Valley. The tour will also focus on great food and wines !

  • Bordeaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 due to its exceptional collection of 18th buildings
  • A visit to one of the most famous vineyards of Bordeaux
  • La Cité du Vin, a brand-new emblematic museum dedicated to the wines of the world
  • Bay of Arcachon and its highest sand dune, Dune du Pila, in Europe
  • In-depth visits of some prehistoric sites (Font de Gaume, Cap Blanc…) and the National Museum of Prehistory in Les-Eyzies
  • Sarlat, a gem of medieval and Renaissance art & architecture
  • Rocamadour, a royal pilgrimage site on the road of Saint James of Compostela

Included

  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Bordeaux
  • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel in Sarlat
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches or dinners
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Bordeaux airport or nearby train station
  • A comfortable van
  • All visits & entrance fees
  • A private multilingual tour director and guide

Not included

  • Travel to and from Bordeaux airport
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel cancellation insurance

Rates

Depend on group size and options.

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