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Villages of the Dordogne half day
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Departure from Sarlat

From April to October included (not available in August)

75
   
Date  
Number of visitors
Adults (12+)
Children (4-12)
Total: 75

Description

Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides. The village is classified as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France"). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years' War, the bastide was coveted by the English who first took the town in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again. Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river.

Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defences were built up on the plateau: double crenellated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Guided walking tour of the villages
2. 1 hour Boat ride on the River Dordogne
3. English speaking driver guide
4. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
5. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Personal insurance & expenses
2. Entrance fees to monuments or attractions unless mentioned in the program
3. Gratuities for the driver/guide

Meeting point

In Sarlat la Caneda: Pick up Place Pasteur Bus stop
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In Sarlat la Caneda: Pick up Place Pasteur Bus stop
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Pick up information

Hotel pick not available
Tour returns at departure point

Additional information

Additional information

- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Morning tour not available in April & October
- In case of high water or fog, boat ride will be replaced by the visit of a Castle
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible


Price information

- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Children aged 4 - 12 years: half price
- Tours not suitable for infants under 4
- Prices are per person
- Currency is in Euro


Possible languages: English