Compilation of three types of private full day tours and one three day tour of the beautiful Loire Valley

There are four separate private tours listed below. Which one would you enjoy?

LOIRE VALLEY ~ 3 days Loire Valley’s beauties

Highlights


  • Service of a professional English speaking guide expert of Loire Valley
  • A trip combining Castle and wine experience
  • The cruise aboard a traditional boat
  • Service of a professional English speaking guide expert of Loire Valley
  • Visit to 2 of the most famous Loire Valley castles
  • A unique wine experience to get a real taste of the Loire region
  • Service of anl English speaking local guide expert of Loire Valley
  • Market tour
  • Authentic experience in your guide French house
  • Service of a professional English speaking guide expert of Loire Valley
  • 3 winery visits and tastings
  • Meeting with winemakers or wine experts in the vineyard




How do I get from Paris to Loire Valley?

We would suggest getting the TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Saint Pierre des Corps train station. A short 1 hour train journey. A short 1 hour train journey.
Private transfers from Paris or other places can be arrange.


THE BEST LOIRE VALLEY’S GEM IN A SINGLE TRIP

AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES.

This trip offers enchanting days discovering some of the most wonderful France’s château along with authentic winery visits and gourmet experiences.

GOURMET EXPERIENCES.

Taste fine regional cuisine in gastronomic restaurant and experience a cooking class in the herat of a cellar, relax aboard a traditional old boat from the Loire and enjoy a unique cruise, cycle throught the wild countryside and stop for wine tastings… A fantastic program ahead!

Day 1

Meet your English speaking driver guide at the train station and enjoy a full day private guided tour.

Château de Chambord

Visit to Chambord. The castle of Chambord is a Renaissance masterpiece.

Today, this glorious symbol of history is featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The double-spiral staircase forms the centerpiece of the décor. However, this cultural treasure also offers chimneys, terraces and an incredible nature preserve. Explore this historical pièce de résistance, from its view of the Grand Canal to the wealth of its local flora and fauna.

Private cruise on the Loire River with lunch on board.

Share a unique experience; embark with the « batelier » on the Loire. They, the mens of the Loire, have transported travelers and goods on her waters for centuries. They have seen the châteaux rise on her banks in our Garden of France, while they slipped between her islands and sandbanks.

Chenonceau Castle.

Visit to Chenonceau. This Castle reminds you why you admire France. Arching over the River Cher, it is one of the most romantic Chateau of the Loire Valley.

At the end of the day take some time to relax at your hotel.

Gourmet dinner at your hotel, Domaine de la Tortinière.

Overnight in your Chateau hotel.

Day 2:

Fontevraud Abbey

The Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud is one of the most beautiful abbeys in France. It is an island of peace and a reminder of another way of life altogether.

Chateau wine Estate

Located in Bourgueil wine region. Here you will be welcomed in a Chateau estate for an exclusive visit. You will enjoy a walk in the vines, tour the cellar and finish with a gourmet picnic lunch with wine in the park of the Chateau (weather permitting) or in the dining room of the Chateau.

Chateau du Rivau and its fairytale gardens

This medieval Castle offers unique gardens and also produce its wines. The garden is composed of 12 different gardens inspired by legends of the middle ages. A pleasant walk in the shadow of the Rivau Fortress will take you through the enchanted forest, the flowery meadow, the secret garden and Gargantua’s kitchen garden.

Time to wander through the quaint streets of Chinon and enjoy a dinner in the restaurant of your choice.
The medieval town of Chinon is located in the heart of the Val de Loire resting by the banks of the majestic Vienne river. It is a town steeped in history and rich with culture. The view of its Forteress overlooking the river is just magic!

Transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight in your Chateau hotel.

Day3:

Villandry Gardens

The last of the great Renaissance castles built on the banks of the Loire, Villandry owes its renown, beyond the shadow of a doubt, to the unrivaled combination of a perfect harmony between architecture and nature. The garden, the only one of its kind in Europe, is composed of three levels and offers a magic experience.

Lunch in a traditional French Auberge

Winery visit and wine tasting experience in an authentic wine estate of Vouvray wine region.

Amboise picturesque town guided tour including the visit of Amboise castle with its breathtaking view overlooking the Loire river.

Options:

  • Meeting with the head gardener at Chenonceau castle
  • Meeting with a Chatelain
  • Cooking class at the winery
  • 1 day gourmet experience, including touring a food market and having lunch at your local guide beautiful mansion for a real immersion in French art de Vivre.
  • 1 perfume workshop
  • wine tutored tasting with winemaking workshop
  • Hot air balloon flight

LOIRE VALLEY ~ FULL DAY CASTLE GUIDED TOUR & WINE EXPERIENCE





9 :30am, Saint Pierre des Corps train Station 5 :30pm.
Meet and greet with your English speaking driver-guide for a full day Castle guided tour and a wine experience.

Start your day with a visit to Chambord Castle.

The castle of Chambord is a Renaissance masterpiece.

Today, this glorious symbol of history is featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The double-spiral staircase forms the centerpiece of the décor. However, this cultural treasure also offers chimneys, terraces and an incredible nature preserve. Explore this historical pièce de résistance, from its view of the Grand Canal to the wealth of its local flora and fauna.

Free lunch. Your guide will be happy to recommend good places to stop to for a lovely meal.

In the afternoon, enjoy the visit of Chenonceau Castle.

This Castle reminds you why you admire France. Arching over the River Cher, it is one of the most romantic Chateau of the Loire Valley.

Later, continue with a wine experience. You will enjoy a visit to an authentic family-run wine estate in Vouvray famous wine region. The cellar visit will be followed by a wine tasting from the estate accompanied by regional specialties. You will also taste some Chinon red wine to learn more about the diversity of the Loire valley wines and whet your appetite for a return trip!


LOIRE VALLEY ~ FULL DAY PRIVATE GOURMET EXPERIENCE





9 :30am, Saint Pierre des Corps train Station 5 :30pm.
Meet and greet with your English speaking driver-guide for a full day private gourmet experience.

Start your day with a market tour.

Along with your guide, make your grocery shopping for the lunch. Cheeses, selected meats and delicatessen products, local foie gras, wine, oysters, spices... the covered markets in Tours are a delight for the senses. The emphasis here is on high quality products, with over fifty stalls to choose from.

Then, your guide will drive you to her own house and you will make lunch all together. The atmosphere is unique and you will feel like at home here. You will learn more about the French cuisine and the secrets of Loire Valley region.

After enjoying your home made lunch accompanied by wine. You will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the little quaint streets of Amboise with your guide before going back to Saint Pierre des Corps train station.

A day to experience the French Art de vivre, truly authentic !

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LOIRE VALLEY ~ FULL DAY PRIVATE WINE EXPERIENCE






LOIRE VALLEY ~ FULL DAY PRIVATE WINE EXPERIENCE

9:30am, Saint Pierre des Corps train Station 5 :30pm.
Meet and greet with your English speaking driver-guide for a full day private wine guided tour.

Start your day with a visit to an authentic family-run wine estate in Vouvray region.

You will enjoy a tour of the cellar followed by a wine tasting from the estate accompanied by regional specialties.

Your guide will then drive you to another famous wine region: Bourgueil. Here you will be welcomed in a Chateau estate for an exclusive visit. You will enjoy a walk in the vines, tour the cellar and finish with a gourmet picnic lunch with wine in the park of the Chateau (weather permitting) or in the dining room of the Chateau.

Later, in the afternoon, continue with a visit to another winery in Chinon. The visit will be followed by a wine tasting.
Time permitting; you will enjoy a short walk to explore the little quaint town of Chinon before going back to Saint Pierre des Corps train station.

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