Meet your guide in central Sarlat at 10am, then take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan and head into the Dordogne countryside to begin your 8-hour tour. Spin through the medieval village of Carsac Aillac — home to an 11th-century church — to the banks of the Dordogne River, and stop for photographs.
Visit the 12th-century Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux and take a 2-hour tour with your guide. Gain insight into France’s medieval military weaponry, then enjoy free time for lunch at your leisure (own expense).
In the afternoon, visit 15th-century Château des Milandes — once home to popular singer Josephine Baker. Here, admire the Renaissance architecture you find and enjoy panoramic views over the Dordogne River.
Depending on timings, watch the falconry display at the castle. Then, continue on to the 17th-century castle and gardens of Marqueyssac. Visit the castle with your guide, then enjoy free time to explore the beautifully manicured grounds at your own pace.
When your time at the Château de Marqueyssac comes to an end, return to your departure point in Sarlat to conclude your tour.