ROCAMADOUR HALF DAY PRIVATE TOUR FOR 2 PERSONS

Explore the magical cliff side town of Rocamadour

Take in the magic of Dordogne

Visit the dramatic Notre Dame Chapel

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Price:

140€ Per Person


When:

Every day


Duration:

4 hours (approx.)


Trip style:

Private half-day tour, 2 Persons only


Meeting point:

Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Sarlat or vicinity


Inclusions:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Private driver/guide
  • Fully customized itinerary: villages, wines or both
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions:
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions

MEET YOUR EXPERT ENGLISH SPEAKING LOCAL DRIVER/GUIDE 

Today, meet your English speaking guide who is an expert of the Dordogne and who will go over the itinerary and program of this half day tour with you. Then, board your spacious, comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to the Alsace wine producing region.

TRAVEL IN A SPACIOUS MERCEDES MINIVAN

Your private Sarlat Sightseeing Tour will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons normally but on this occasion, the vehicle will only be for you. This allows you to choose the seat that you think best in terms of social distancing while still enjoying the information passed on by your guide.

All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access on all tour vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.

DEPART FOR THE VILLAGE OF ROCAMADOUR

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.

Rocamadour is without a doubt one of the most beautiful villages of the area. Classified as a Unesco World Heritage site as it is located on the way to Santiago de Compostella (St James Way), the main attraction of the village lies in its sanctuaries especially that of Notre Dame that bears a statue of the Black Virgin.

The visit of the village can be painful for those with walking problems but please note that there is a possibility of accessing the sanctuaries by lift (tickets not included in price). For lunch, there are many restaurants & snacks to be found in the village and your guide will make the adequate suggestions depending on what type of meal you are looking for.

ENJOY A PRIVATE GUIDED WALKING TOUR 

Miraculous rock, collection of tales, legends and beliefs, sanctuary of the Black Virgin, pilgrimage site: the Village of Rocamadour is all of this at the same time. The old medieval houses, the towers and fortifications, the oratories all tumble along the steep cliff that dominates the Alzou Canyon. The whole site is topped off by the castle and its dungeon and the seven sanctuaries. Your guide will certainly stop here for a breathtaking view of the whole site that make for fantastic photo opportunities.

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. After the visit, enjoy some free time for personal discovery or why not reach a nearby farm that is famous for producing local goat cheese, one of the delicacies of the region?

After the visit, it will be time to return to Sarlat.

Good to Know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • The visit of the village can be painful for those with walking problems, but please note that there is a possibility of accessing the sanctuaries by lift (tickets not included in price)
  • Tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – you can read about it here

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

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

Read more about the Ophorus experience.