Bonaguil Castle and the Malbec Wine Route in the Lot Valley, Dordogne

Bonaguil Castle and the Malbec Wine Route in the Lot Valley, Dordogne

Get acquainted with the local wines and beautiful ruins of the Lot Valley

Tour type: Private , Duration: 9 Hours

Product ID: 53632
Description

Get acquainted with the local wines and beautiful ruins of the Lot Valley with this full-day private tour.
 
Considered to be a gem of military architecture, Bonaguil castle, located near the Lot Valley, was the last of the great fortified castles to be built in France. Classified as a National Monument in 1862, it is without a doubt one of the most impressive and evocative castle ruins of France.
 
Enjoy a private tour of the castle as you marvel at all the historical and architectural and details your guide will give you on this unique tour.
 
After the visit, reach the Lot River lined with vineyards. This is the original producing area of Malbec! Originally from Cahors, locally known as Cot or Auxerrois, Malbec is the dominant grape variety of Cahors wines. It is supplemented by up to 30% Merlot and Tannat – another local grape variety. As a reflection of the character of the Malbec variety, Cahors wines can be rather tannic when young, and benefit from aging. 
 
Follow the wine road and experience a visit and wine tasting of these local wines that have been adored for centuries, especially by the royal houses of England...

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Get acquainted with the local wines and beautiful ruins of the Lot Valley with this full-day private tour.
 
Considered to be a gem of military architecture, Bonaguil castle, located near the Lot Valley, was the last of the great fortified castles to be built in France. Classified as a National Monument in 1862, it is without a doubt one of the most impressive and evocative castle ruins of France.
 
Enjoy a private tour of the castle as you marvel at all the historical and architectural and details your guide will give you on this unique tour.
 
After the visit, reach the Lot River lined with vineyards. This is the original producing area of Malbec! Originally from Cahors, locally known as Cot or Auxerrois, Malbec is the dominant grape variety of Cahors wines. It is supplemented by up to 30% Merlot and Tannat – another local grape variety. As a reflection of the character of the Malbec variety, Cahors wines can be rather tannic when young, and benefit from aging. 
 
Follow the wine road and experience a visit and wine tasting of these local wines that have been adored for centuries, especially by the royal houses of England and Russia.
 
At the end of the tour return to Sarlat.

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About this activity
Group size
2 - 8
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Pick-up at hotel in Sarlat or vicinity (30km)

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Includes
  • Bonaguil Castle guided visit
  • Visit and wine tasting in a Cahors winery 
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in comfortable and fully equipped minivan
  • Bottles of water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board
  • Tasting fees
  • Meals

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Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations made 7 days to 72 hours prior to arrival there is a fee of 10% of the overall price.
  • For cancellations 72 hours to 24 hours prior to arrival, the fee is 30% of the overall price.
  • There is no refund for cancellations made 24 hours prior to arrival. 

Organized by

Nancy

After 15 years of working for International Tour Operators in France and abroad as a professional tour guide, I decided to create small group tours in 2005. Ever since, I organize, design and conduct with a team of accredited Guide/Drivers small group wine tours in all the main wine growing regions of France


Product ID: 53632

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