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Wine & Cave Paintings


Lascaux Cave Paintings

How it Works

 

This Private Escorted Tour is for parties of 2 to 6 people, family or friend get togethers.

Fix your dates for any time of the year and we'll take care of the rest !

Travel in a luxury minivan with an experienced, English-speaking driver- guide with accommodation of carefully selected boutique hotels, exceptional guesthouses and chateaux.

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Optional: Should you wish to combine elements of other Private & Shared Escorted Tours or Wine Tours with this selection, please do not hesitate to contact us.


St Emilion vineyards

   Highlights

 

This Private Tour around Bordeaux and Dordogne will delight you!

Discover the world renowned vineyards of St-Emilion and the Médoc  region and participate in wine tastings.

Next, admire the caves of Lascaux II and the medieval villages of Beynac et Cazenac and Domme.

This tour also offers a visit of Bordeaux and its UNESCO Heritage Sites and the visit of Sarlat, city of history and gastronomy!

 


Day 1: Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Arrival in Bordeaux.

Pick up by your driver guide and transfer to Bordeaux for a panoramic tour of Bordeaux UNESCO Heritage: from the vestige of the Middle Ages, to the elegance of the 18th century, you will discover the different Golden Ages of Bordeaux's history, dominated by the wine trade and various colonial influences.

Welcome dinner at your hotel & overnight at your hotel.

 

Crédit Photo: CRT Aquitaine


Day 2: Full Day Tour Medoc

Medoc vineyards

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by your driver guide and departure for the Medoc, the most famous of the Bordeaux vineyards which lies to the North-West of Bordeaux city, a vast spit of land between the Atlantic Ocean to the West and the Gironde Estuary to the East, a geographical location which confers on it a temperate climate suited to vine-growing.

This symbiosis of plant and environment has given us 60 Grand Crus classés and 400 Crus Bourgeois in the 8 AOC of the Medoc.

Vineyard visit and wine tasting at the Château Giscours (or similar), Grand Cru classé in Margaux Appellation.

Vineyard visit and wine tasting at the Château Lynch Bages (or similar), Grand Cru classé in Pauillac Appellation.

Vineyard visit and wine tasting at the Château Beychevelle (or similar) in St Julien Appellation.

Back to Bordeaux & overnight at your hotel.

 


Day 3: St-Emilion & Sarlat

St Emilion vineyards

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel and transfer to St Emilion.

Vineyard visit and wine tasting at the Château Franc Mayne, Grand Cru classé of St Emilion.

Visit of St Emilion, medieval city, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the centres of Bordeaux wine-making.

Transfer to Sarlat.

Follow your guide for a walking tour of historic Sarlat, rich merchant town during the 13th to 16th century. The town of Sarlat can be discovered through its gastronomy as it is the capital of an exceptional "terroir".

The market place is an unmissable spot and one of the most beautiful in all of the South West.

Gourmet dinner & overnight at your hotel.

 


Day 4: Lascaux Cave Paintings

Lascaux Cave Paintings

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by your driver guide and departure for Les Eyzies, world capital of prehistory, listed among the 400 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The National Museum of Archaeology of Les Eyzies, houses the most important paleolithic collection in France. 

Stop at Rouffignac, immense cavern comprising 8 kms of galleries occupied by bears for a long time and one can still see traces of their presence. Paintings of wooly mammoths and other animals.

Some 15,000 years BC unknown painters created the breathtaking cave paintings of Lascaux. Visit of Lascaux II, a perfect reproduction of the main cave.

Before returning to Sarlat, drive through the Vezere Valley also called the "Valley of Men".

Back to Sarlat & overnight at your hotel.


Day 5: Font de Gaume Cave Paintings & Beynac and Cazenac

Breakfast at your hotel.

PIck up at your hotel by your driver guide and departure for the Prehistoric Caves of Font de Gaume, Combarelles and Cap Blanc.

Your tour continues with the visit if the beautiful village of Beynac et Cazenac.

Then on to the small village of Domme. This true medieval bastide is entered through a gateway flanked by stout limestone towers. Walking tour of the village.

Back to Sarlat & overnight at yout hotel.


Day 6: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel.

Transfer to Bordeaux Airport or Bordeaux Train Station.