Dordogne Wine Tour Full Day Trip from Sarlat (private)

Highlights

  • Travel on small country side roads that will enable you to admire the landscape along the Dordogne River

  • Taste rustic wines considered to be of higher quality than the average Bergerac wines

  • English-speaking, in house licensed guides, expert in wines

Summary

From Sarlat, reach the wine producing region located next to Bergerac. During the day, experience 2 winery visits that will help you better comprehend how local wines are made. You will also be introduced to the typical flavors and aromas that are present in these Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. 

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (0-99 years)
€510.00
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

8.50 am - Pick up at your accommodation in Sarlat or surrounding area.

9.00am - Depart from Sarlat
- Visit & Wine tasting in a winery of the Bergerac appellation
- Free time for personal discovery and lunch in Bergerac
- Visit & Wine tasting in a winery of the Pecharmant appellation
6.00pm - Arrive in Sarlat

A Full-Day Private Tour to discover the wines of Dordogne
Take part in this small group private Dordogne wine tour departing from Sarlat la Canéda (pick up in the vicinity is possible) to discover local wines of the area. First, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Sarlat or surrounding area. Then, meet your English speaking driver/guide who will introduce you to the itinerary and program of the day. Finally, board your recent and comfortable Air Conditioned minivan that can take yup to 8 persons.

Drive to the Bergerac wine producing region
Departing from Sarlat, this day trip to the Dordogne wine area of France will have you first travel on small country side roads that will enable you to admire the landscape, pass through historic small towns and traditional villages as you drive along the Dordogne River. Your first stop on the way will be in the Bergerac wine producing area. Here, participate in a visit and a commented wine tasting session. The local wines here are called Pecharmant. This little known appellation of the Bergerac wine region is famous for producing full bodied red wines that are made from a blend of Merlot, Malbec (also known locally as Cot) and both Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes. This is a unique opportunity for you as you will be tasting wines that are considered to be of higher quality than the average Bergerac wines, considered as more rustic!

Enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch in Bergerac
After your visit, your driver/guide will drop you off in Bergerac historic center. The city center is classified as ‘Town of Art & History’ with its charming small streets, half timbered houses with their Gothic architecture. Your guide will also certainly point out the location of the statue of Cyrano de Bergerac where it will be time for a great photo opportunity. The town and the region are also famous for the local food & wine and so you will have some free time for lunch and personal discovery in Bergerac.

Take part in another wine tasting session in the afternoon
After lunch, we will take you to another local winery of the area so that you may further understand that type of wines that are made in the area. Typically, we will include the visit and tasting in a family owned winery as this is always a much more interesting experience especially for those who would like to know a bit more about wine making in the French region. 

Finally, depending on the timing of the day, it will be possible to stop just before Sarlat to visit one of the last remaining wineries of the Black Périgord. This traditional winery produces local wines that age in terra-cotta pots. The wines made in the property are the product of typical terroirs that are made up of limestone. The grape varieties used here are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Fer Servadou for the red wines and Sauvignon blanc and Semillon for the white wines.

Return to your accommodation at the end of the day and end of our services.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan.

  • English-speaking qualified guide/driver.

  • Live commentary during driving time.

  • Reservation for the wineries.

  • Free WiFi access on board.

  • Bottled water.

  • Tasting fees in the wineries.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Personal insurance & expenses.

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide.

Things to know

Before you book

  • Minimum number of 2 participants (adults) applies.

  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.

  • Price is per group, not per person.

  • Legal drinking age in France is 18 years old.

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Before you go

  • Please be ready 10 minutes before arrival time

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 48 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 48 hours prior to departure and less > no refund

Redemption information

    If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately.  Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

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