Small group tour Dordogne Bordeaux
Bordeaux wine tasting tour
Small group tour dordogne bordeaux

8 Day Bordeaux & Dordogne Tour
Breathtaking, Magical, Authentic

This tour combines two of the greatest regions to visit in France. Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world, where many of the best wines come from, and is also the name of one of the best cities in France. It is a must visit for anyone passionate about wine and French culture. Dordogne is a region you may have heard of but maybe know less about. For foodies, it is known as the duck, truffle, and foie gras capital of France. (Vegetarian, vegans and less adventurous souls do not worry we have meals that suits everyone's needs) For history lovers it has a cave filled with 15,000 year old prehistoric paintings and some of the best medieval towns and castles to explore. Some highlights are a truffle farm visit, an art and light show in an old German U-boat base, castle visits, wine tastings, market shopping, and exploring the prehistoric cave replica, all with your new friends and local French guides.

Reserve your spot today, and get ready for a tour full of memories!

   8 Days

   14 Sites

   Local Guides

   14 Travelers Max

 2022/2023 Calendar

Bordeaux Dordogne Small Group Tour

2 Weeks Available in 2022 (THIS IS A 9 DAY ITINERARY)
Thursday September 15th to Saturday September 24th > SOLD OUT Saturday October 8th to Monday October 17th > PRIVATE TOUR

3 Weeks Available in 2023
Friday September 15th to Saturday September 23rd > Friday September 29th to Saturday October 7th > Friday October 13th to Saturday October 21st >

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What's On The Tour?

Not only the most famous sites but also many hidden gems that others are missing out on!

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Bordeaux

The city of Bordeaux is the center of the famed wine region and is as glamourous as the wine produced there. You will see why they call it "the Sleeping Beauty" as you will be awestruck with the architecture since the city is second only to Paris for having the most nationally protected buildings.

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Being such a large city with a rich history and culture, there are endless things to do and see here.  

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St Emilion

Saint-Émilion is an appellation and revered wine town in the Bordeaux Libournais district. It is very well known for its quality and quantity of wine production. Besides wine, the region also is rich in history. Humans were found to

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have settled here at least back to the Upper Paleolithic times 35,000 years ago. In more recent history, the Romans had occupied the region and planted vines, and the name St Emilion was adopted in honor of a Breton monk named Aemilianus who settled there in the 8th century and was known for performing miracles.  

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Wineries Near St Emilion

We will visit at least 3 wineries to satisfy all your Bordeaux winery hopping dreams! St Emilion is one of the top wine Appelations of Bordeaux. You will be tasting some exquisite wine while discovering

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the winemaking secrets of the region and learning the whole process from vine to glass with a hands on experience at your visits, even getting to taste the plots of Clos des Jacobins in the barrel aging stage.

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Lascaux Caves

In 1940 four teenagers made the remarkable discovery of a cave filled with prehistoric paintings estimated to be around 15,000 years old. We will visit a cave filled with reproductions of the original paintings to see this ancient art in its natural element.

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The discovery of this cave brought a new understanding of human origins and prehistoric art. It is a very unique and stimulating experience to see the paintings in the cave. 

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Beynac

Beynac's Castle

At the top of a limestone cliff above one of the most beautiful villages of France lies a magnificent castle which was once occupied by the great King Richard Lionheart of England. It still dominates the town and marshlands, observing the Dordogne river over which it exerted control.

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Visitors to this castle are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding lands and the experience of nearly 1,000 years of history in one place.  

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Truffle farm tour Dordogne

Truffle Farm visit

Enjoy the French countryside in a unique way as we take you to a truffle farm to meet the producer who will share his passion and knowledge in cultivating and locating this elusive and cherished delicacy. You will learn about the

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various species of trees and varieties of truffles harvested in France and witness a truffle hunting demonstration with their beloved dog who is the true master of the property. Finish this special encounter with a tasting of their products and have a drink in the bucolic setting of their property.

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Rocamadour

This small clifftop village is one of the most important tourist destinations in France. The beauty of the unity of the village and it's cliff is one of the main attractions, but it is also a site of pilgrimage on the Compostela Road and inside a cathedral is a 12th century

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black statue of "Madonna" the virgin Mary which is believed to have healing powers. The history and scenery of this beautiful little village makes it a must see in the Occitanie region. While you are there you should also try the cheese named after the town!

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Gouffre de Padirac

Edouard Martel, a famous French cave explorer, discovered one of the largest chasms in Europe in 1899, the Gouffre de Padirac. The locals used to call it the "Devil's Hole" because of its size and depth. At the bottom of the sink hole is a spectacular cave system,

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full of wonderful natural structures carved out and created by millenia of water erosion. You will see underground pools, giant stalagmites, interesting rock formations, and even take a short underground boat ride!

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Sarlat-la-Canéda

This small city boasts the highest density of historic monuments with 65 protected monuments and buildings. To walk through the alleys is to step back in time and appreciate the blond stone and slate roofs. A walking tour here is a historic and archetictural dream.

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Often called Sarlat for short, it is the capital of the Perigord region in the Dordogne department, which is a gastronomy lover's delight. It is the paradise of mushrooms, truffles, foie gras, pies, candies, and other fine delicacies.

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Trappe d'Echourgnac Fromagerie & Abbey

The nuns from the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Bonne-Espérance (Our Lady of Good Hope) have blended together the flavours of traditional Trappe cheese with Périgord walnuts to create a highly-original cheese. Come to meet the Cisterian sisters and

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learn about the intriguing history of this active abbey and its traditional cheese making history. 

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Château des Milandes & Josephine Baker

Built around 1489 by a Caumont Lord in the Renaissance style to impress his wife, this fairytale castle enjoys a panoramic view of the Dordogne valley. It housed the Caumont family until the French Revolution after which it eventually became the home of American-born

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French entertainer and activist Josephine Baker. She was an interesting figure in French history who shattered many norms and used the castle as a home for children in need. The castle is certainly worth a visit for its rich history and fabulous architecture and landscape.  

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French Market

Visit the local market of Sarlat to see the offerings of the farmers and artisans of the region and have the chance to discover the local products and meet and talk with the locals. This is a great way to

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make a connection with the French culture and support local small business, if you wish!

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Cooking Show

Step into the kitchen at Chateau Fage for an exclusive experience of seeing a master chef demonstrate the art of French cooking! They will talk about the techniques and principles of preparing food in the French style while personally making exquisite creations for your lunch.

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After your meal, you will learn more about wine making as you tour the vineyards on site and wash down your delicious meal with some fabulous wine at the tasting.

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Dinner Cruise in Bordeaux

We will have a farewell dinner on a boat cruise where you will reflect on the memories of the past week spent together and bid your guides goodbye while enjoying the night time scenery of Bordeaux from the river Garonne. Truly a great way to end the trip!

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Fabulous Restaurants!

In a country so well known for its food, any trip to France should also include a culinary tour for your tastebuds! This is why we handpick restaurants that feature a variety of our favorite French dishes and make sure you have an excellent experience. Examples include dining at

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a local winery, a 1 star Michelin dinner in St Emilion, delicious traditional Dordogne food and more. (Vegeterian/Vegan options always available) Our previous clients always say that they feel like they are on a food tour! We also help you choose from the menu. Since we are not in a big group we can visit authentic restaurants with delicious food, and all your meals on this tour are included! Bon appétit!

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Add-On: Les Bassins de Lumières - Bordeaux

Culturespaces is a company known for converting abandoned buildings into immersive light show art galleries. This is the most interesting and largest one yet, as they converted an old German U-Boat base into an art center! The unique light shows showcase art from the most

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famous artists in history and integrate music into the show for an unforgettable experience. Being able to appreciate art, a symbol of light, in a former relic of war that symbolized darkness, makes this a very special, must visit site in Bordeaux.

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Add-On: La Cité du Vin - Bordeaux

This museum of wine brings wine to life with immersive experiences that explain the history, arts, techniques, types, and more! It is a unique and technologically advanced museum that shows and explains everything about wines in the past and present.

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This grand homage to the drink that France is famous for and the one of a kind experience you get here makes it a must see when visiting Bordeaux. 

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Add-On: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take in the magical countryside of the Dordogne Valley from an hot air balloon! A breathtaking experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. You will be able to see the river and the castle of Beynac from the sky. Read about this optional add-on here.

What's Included?

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What's included

Local tour guide (1 or 2 depend on group size)

 8 Hotel Nights

 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners
See Example of Menu Here

1 River Dinner Cruise (one of the 4 dinners) 


1 Cooking Show (one of the lunches)

One Drink of Your Choice (wine or soft) With Each Lunch or Dinner

All Entry Fees

All Guided Tours or Audio Guides

3 wine tastings

 Transportation to All Sites / Activities 


Personal Help To Book Your Flight & Plan Your Trip

What's not included

Airfare to and from Paris, France

Extra Food/Drinks Not Included In Our Selected Menus

1 Lunch on your own at the Sarlat Market, 1 Lunch on arrival day

4 Dinners

Travelers Insurance (you will receive a quote 24 hours after booking)







Accomodations

3 nights at a Chateau near St Emilion, 3 Nights in Dordogne, and 2 nights in Bordeaux!

Chateau la fleur de roques
Domaine du Chateau Montrecour
Hotel Vatel Bordeaux

- Château Fleur de Roques *** (3 Nights)
16th c. Chateau in a vineyard near St Emilion with pool, Queen Bed

- Domaine du Château de Monrecour **** (3 Nights)
Heated pool, 30 acre park for relaxation, King Bed

- Hôtel Vatel Bordeaux **** (2 Nights)
Fantastic location in Bordeaux's Chartrons District

Each has a great restaurant conveniently on site!

   WiFi
   Air Conditioner
   Private bathroom
    Minimum 194 sq ft (which is spacious in France!)

- 3 Nights Château Fleur de Roques
- 3 Nights Domaine du Château de Monrecour
- 2 Night Hôtel Vatel Bordeaux
(Possible to book an extra night to enjoy Bordeaux longer!)

WiFi
 Private bathroom
  Air Conditioner
   Minimum 194 sq ft (which is spacious in France!)

8 Day Bordeaux / Dordogne Tour Price

No surprises, no hidden fees. Travel hassle-free!

 SINGLE ROOM


USD $5,389/PERSON

BASED ON 1 PERSON PER ROOM

8 HOTEL NIGHTS INCLUDED

8 BREAKFAST + 6 LUNCH + 4 DINNERS

ALL VISITS INCLUDED

LOCAL GUIDES

2 ADULTS ROOM


USD $4,689/PERSON

BASED ON 2 PERSONS PER ROOM

8HOTEL NIGHTS INCLUDED

8 BREAKFAST + 6 LUNCH + 4 DINNERS

ALL VISITS INCLUDED

LOCAL GUIDES

PRIVATE GROUP


Group Price

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  • PLAN - PRICE

    Description

    Example 3 Course Menu

    APPETIZER:

    - Onion Soup

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    - Marinated Salmon with Ginger and Honey

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    - Country Style "Pate"

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    - Grilled Camembert (cheese)


    ENTREE:

    - Vegetarian Salad

    or

    - Duck Leg Confit

    or

    - Fresh Fish of the Day


    DESSERT:
    - Cheese plater 
    or

    - Chesnut Creme & Vanilla, Chocolate Ice Cream

    or

    -Crème Brulée

    or

    - Rhum Cake