Essential Dordogne Package

We’ve Included the Best of the Dordogne Just For You

This is the Same Experience as our Essential Dordogne Tour but Includes All Accommodation

Stay in a Hotel in Sarlat and Join Us Each Morning for Wonderful Excursions

Visit Some of the Most Beautiful Local Villages of All of France, Including Domme, Beynac and Rocamadour

Experience a Boat Ride on the Lovely River Dordogne

Enjoy a Full Overview of the History of the Local Cave Art Drawings

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details


830€ per Person – 3* Hotels
920*€ per Person – 4* Hotels


Tue, Fri Only.
1 April 2019 to 31 Oct 2019, not available in August.


5 days / 4 nights

Trip Style:

Multi-Day Shared Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.

Meeting Point:

Pick up Place Pasteur Bus stop in Sarlat la Caneda.
Hotel pick-up not available.
Tour returns to departure point.


Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotel, double room sharing in Sarlat
Breakfast from day 2 to day 5
Private Sarlat guided walking tour
Beynac, Domme villages visit
Boat ride on the Dordogne
Lascaux IV and Rouffignac cave visit
Private guided walking tour of Rocamadour
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
Small group tour of 8 passengers maximum
Bottles of water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board


Entrance fees other than mentioned in the program
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses and insurance
Gratuities for the driver/guide

Explore the Dordogne and Enjoy a Comfortable Stay in Sarlat

Departing always from the beautiful town of Sarlat, your daily excursions will lead you to the most significant attractions. Follow your guide on this small group tour and visit one of the most well preserved 17th century town during its bustling market day. You will also experience a unique visit at Lascaux IV cave that will plunge you back to the origins of Art. The tour also includes the visit of some of the most beautiful villages of the area as well as a boat ride on the River Dordogne so as to admire stunning landscapes and mighty medieval fortresses lined up along the River.

Day 1 > Arrival in Sarlat

Arrive in Sarlat on your own and settle into your hotel. Night in Sarlat.

Day 2 > Sarlat Guided Walking Tour / Domme Village Visit / Dordogne Boat Ride - Shared Tour

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.50am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat. In the morning, follow a guided walking tour of historic Sarlat, a rich merchant town of the 18th century. After some free time for lunch, off to our afternoon tour to the Dordogne valley. Reach the small village of Domme. Enjoy a walking tour and some free time. 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.

6.00pm Return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.

Day 3 > Paleolithic Art of the Dordogne - Shared Tour

Breakfast at your hotel.

8.50am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat. Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown painters created breathtaking 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, a perfect reproduction of the original cave.

6.00pm Return to Sarlat and night at your hotel.

Day 4 > Rocamadour Morning Tour – Shared Tour

Breakfast at your hotel.

8.50am Pick up at Place Pasteur bus station in Sarlat. 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.

1.00pm Return to Sarlat and afternoon free in Sarlat. Night at your hotel.

Day 5 > Sarlat

Breakfast at your hotel. End of our services.

Good to Know

  • Confirmation of the tour will be received within 72 hours, subject to availability.
  • Triple and single room upon request.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Touring days can be inverted.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Program and prices are listed as a guide only.
  • Prices are per person in double occupancy.
  • Currency is in EUR.
  • Please contact us if you need a quote for Airport transfers.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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